Let's start with: I've spent a far bit of time using my Google-fu, looking around this subject and falling short.
I have even been returning to a not unrelated
post earlier this month (link
Though nothing helpful for what I am specifically looking for.
Hopefully your knowledge may guide me directly or point me in the correct direction.
I few weeks ago I posted a question in regards an issue I was having on my current setup. The original post can be found here
, but the brief is:
I have a black MacBook (Early 2008 / 4,1 ) running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5; I cannot run Mountain Lion due to the hardware specifics.
Hence considering back to Linux; I have decided on Arch Linux as I believe that I am up for the challenge. I've have use Linux before, to a little more then a beginner level; I still spend a fair bit of time in the command-line.
I have installed Arch via virtual machine to test out a few things; but of course it's recognising virtual hardware.
My issue is that I have a MacBook, and that's all I have; I would want to run just
I have read that there are some complications when getting Linux on Mac hardware.
Issues with booting due to Mac hardware being EFI.
Issues involving the iSight camera. I have read that you need to copy certain *.kext files (from ArchWiki
I have read the ArchWiki section on MacBook, Arch Linux Only
. It only seems to cover the basic issues.
I have read a few articles about installing Arch Linux, most give duel boot solutions, which is not what I'm looking for.
Are there any other *.kext files I may need from Mac OS X or specific drivers that are not mentioned in the above linked article?
Can those of you that have successfully installed Arch Linux onto Mac hardware (preferably same/similar model), lend any advice?