Fedora 18’s latest Mac EFI images fail to work on my Macbook Pro late 2011 edition, the bootloader just hangs in there.
Its possible to install Fedora 17 on MBP without major issues, and there is a documented method to update it to Fedora 18 using YUM, but please don’t even bother trying. I am writing this blog post after trying to update and messing up my bootloader, so now I can’t even run fedora 17. I don’t blame Fedora for this, they very clearly asserted that the yum method is not recommended and may break things, indeed it did.
This is a blog post to warn you about it, and save you the reinstallation and the data wipeout. Stay frosty!