I’m running Fedora 38 on an 2018 Intel Mac mini. When I originally set this up, I could not get Fedora 37 to install a boot loader. So, I discovered the fedora-mbp ISOs. When I installed using that, then the boot loader installed and Fedora successfully booted.
I upgraded to Fedora 38 and have been chugging along.
Now I want to upgrade to Fedora 39, but there is only an experimental kernel available from fedora-mbp.
I am not using any of the extra features that this kernel provides, since I am uning this as a headless server. I don’t need WiFi. I don’t need Bluetooth. I don’t need power management. I just need hardware video decoding.
So, I think I should be OK to switch to the default Fedora kernel. I just want to make sure that will not break anything, since I know the fedora-mbp pulls binary blobs from the MacOS partition for use with the kernel.
I saw a few threads that said USB hot swap won’t work with the default kernel, but I don’t care about that either since this is my home sever.
I’m also a little confused about why the Fedora 37 DVD I used in the past would not write a boot loader. Should it not have used EFI and just used the existing EFI partition for booting?