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Old 04-18-2013, 03:32 PM   #1
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Newbie looking to use Linux on an oldish (2008) apple MacBook any ideas on the distributions that work best with this model gratefully received.
 
Old 04-18-2013, 03:56 PM   #2
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You might want to give Ubuntu a try.

Although I now have Debian Squueze running on my macbookpro (2007), I did need Ubuntu to get things going.
 
Old 04-18-2013, 06:20 PM   #3
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Here is the link https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ho...%20USB%20Stick

Good luck to you
 
Old 05-09-2013, 08:48 AM   #4
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Thanks both went for Ubuntu and followed the link Tron suggested, did try with Fedora initially but like druuna couldn't get it working. Ubuntu seems to be the answer. sorry for the delay answering have been moving house.
 
Old 05-09-2013, 10:51 AM   #5
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Good to heard you made it work. Ubuntu is very easy to use, Although I have never used in a Macbook but if you have questions about it I am sure there are people here that can help you.

Also if you are happy with all the responses you could mark this thread as solved by selecting the solved option under the thread tool at the top of the first post.

Enjoy and good luck to you.
 
Old 05-10-2013, 01:26 AM   #6
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Hi and welcome to LQ!
Next time you should use a title of the thread more specific
Anyway Ubuntu/Mint is a good choice for you.
 
Old 05-10-2013, 01:38 AM   #7
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Quote:
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You might want to give Ubuntu a try.

Although I now have Debian Squueze running on my macbookpro (2007), I did need Ubuntu to get things going.
Debian wheezy DI has EFI
http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/sid_d-i/
http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/da...ds/wheezy_d-i/
http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/un...i-development/
Also the link I got info from.
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=81120

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Old 05-10-2013, 03:16 AM   #8
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That's good info, thanks!
 
Old 05-10-2013, 03:19 AM   #9
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You're welcome, as of rc3 it's said to just install, without all the headaches.
 
  


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