Installing Linux is much like installing any other OS until you get to the drive selection screen. Linux distributions require an extra section of hard drive called the swap partition that helps the system run more efficiently. Assuming you don't want to override your OS X installation, we'll need to open the advanced options on the drive selection screen. On the Installation Type screen, select "Something Else" in order to modify the partition table.
Click on the partition you made earlier, and use the Change Next, select the remaining 1GB and change it to swap space. You should now be able to continue through the install screens, creating a user account, password, and copying files over to the partition. This adds a step to the simple process of booting an OS but you can edit the timeout of the GRUB boot screen to remove the extra time.
Ubuntu on a Mac runs quite well. It boots in less than 10 seconds and automatically detected my MacBook Air and recommended a closed source driver to improve my MacBook Air's wireless connectivity.
Although it's against the Linux way, I took Ubuntu up on the recommendation. Some further niceties are that two-finger scrolling works immediately when selected from the settings, and the battery life is within an hour of OS X's length. I have experienced some computer sleep issues when using my OS X partition--though it sleeps fine in Ubuntu--but those could be isolated to my system. Save Now. Subscribe Sign In. Web Design. Game Development. Computer Skills.
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How to install Linux on a Macintosh and dual boot with macOS
Please log in to reply. Posted 04 April - AM Three possible ways. If it runs then use UnetBootin for a Mac.
Posted 04 April - AM Thanks , though I have to say, of your links the only one I have not tried is the command line of which I have been avoiding where of the other two, neither work for Unetbootin to not be able to find my USB and Etcher doesn't work with my version of OSX. Posted 04 April - PM Do you have a library that has access to the internet and the ability to download?
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