The Essential Bootloaders That is/are Required to Boot Mac OS X on Non Apple Computers. Clover boot loader updated to Support macOS Catalina. Changes: .. All you want to start using hackintosh from OS X x to x+.
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I used to dual-boot OSX I'm not sure Disk utility on Lion has the possibility to resize partitions, I think this option came with later OSX versions. That's probably going to be the easier way on this model.
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I'm not really experienced with this, but I think there are good ubuntu wiki pages. Then you should be able to boot the USB by pressing alt during boot to access the apple boot manager which will give you an entry called "EFI Boot" with the icon of an external disk. For the linux bootloader, personally I prefer refind over grub, because it has a nice interface, auto-detection capabilities, and can be easily installed already from OSX. How to mark a topic as [solved]. The install might be the tricky part. I've had an Ubuntu 16 hard drive in this Mac from another machine similar chipset HP compaq and it's worked more than fine.
Thanks for the help! Still as far as I understand, disk utility will do this automatically if you create FAT32 partitions on the drive. Or you could use Apple's bootcamp for the same result. So I think the way to go is to create the partition layout you want from OSX, and then just reformat the partitions to the good filesystem with linux. After that, you should probably never change the partition layout, unless you are looking for troubles. Your disk might not be sda. It should be, but sometimes it can be something else.
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You can select your OS X drive at that menu. Just hold down the button when you hear the chime noise. This is what worked for me. After install of LM on mbp 8,2 I had 3 icons, osx, lm, and a penguin ubuntu following instructions above.
I tried everything in refind. Booted into LM opened the file folder then clicked on file system, did a search of efi, there are a lot of returns.
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Most everything went off without a hitch. However, when I go to power the computer on it just boots directly into Ubuntu without the REFInd menu coming up at all. What should I do? Installed Kubuntu Everything worked out of the box: wifi, backlight, sound, etc. One difference: I dropped —alldrivers from.
I am quite OK with that but it would be nice to have Grab at least. One more thing. When I was booting first time Kubuntu from the flesh drive there were two icons of the flash drive, one saying EFI version and the other saying Classic. I booted into EFI version and then run install.
Perhaps the newer Macs are a little friendlier on multiple EFI based systems! Sometimes when one OS installs or even updates it will modify the boot order of things. Here is the link to my question on AskUbuntu. You need to hold the option key. If you are using a PC keyboard, this is usually the Alt key.
Make sure the keyboard you use is USB, not Bluetooth and make sure its plugged directly into the rear of the mac, not in a hub. Other than that, make sure you use the cursor keys. If you have used them already, try the number pad cursor keys. Hey, thanks for your reply. Option key only during boot. Sounds like you have everything covered, not sure why you are seeing this issue. Check with refind website for known issues maybe? I would like to know if you have a step-by-step version of installing ubuntu I need the server side because I need to install a network emulator barebones.
Like us, you may find the refind. Just because.
What am I missing? If find returns 0 results, then the file is not there at all, then again, rEFInd is not installed properly. The nano editor worked. I got the Scanfor set to internal. I think perhaps my wording in that section should be revised — what I mean is that to load the driver, you must add the lines into the config file. Any advice or comments thanks.
I did have to buy a cheap usb keyboard to walk through the install process. Thanks for the superb tutorial! Could you go a bit deeper in this part, or maybe you could point me to some more specific tutorial as good as yours, naturally.. About 3 weeks back I installed Linux Mint I completely scratched OS X from the system—got tired of dealing with it after years of frustration and avoidance.
I am posting this from my Linux Mint desktop running on Macbook Air. I use a standard PC mouse which I prefer over the silly mac mouse. The expansion connectors on the Monitor work as well—network and USB connectors work! I have not tried the other connectors. The only issue I am having is that it will not hot-swap the big Thunderbolt monitor in and out—I can deal with that with a simple shutdown before removing it from the Mac Monitor.
I have never been happier with this system now that I am running Linux Mint on it! Probably best looking into EFI for your exact model first. Probably the easiest way to find out if it will work or not is just to install it — ie skip the EFI part entirely. If it boots to GRUB, then you have succeeded. Otherwise do the EFI dance.
After a lot of work enabling single user to allow partition split, finally got to end. I purchased usb with Linux mint already loaded. Any suggestions??? I have an iMac inch, late , model iMac14,2 with an Intel Core i5. I have a 1 TB hard drive with GB available.
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It is an EFI system according to the link near the start of your article. I am running macOS High Sierra version I have csrutil installed on my machine. However, it is unclear if I should skip that section if csrutil is available. I gather I have rebooted and am in normal model however I am unclear. I very much like the idea of accessing my Mac files from Linux.
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The steps starting with the installation of hfsprogs are unclear whether they are executed from the Linux boot or macOS boot. Actually, never mind the questions I wrote above. Linux Mint works great on my iMac. Unfortunately, while I did the partitions fine, it appears I can only boot into Linux Mint now. Any thoughts on how I can fix that without going into an Apple Store and having them fix the boot partition?
Fortunately I have all my files backed up with both Time Machine on an external drive and on Backblaze, so no fears of loosing data. Hi Eric. If you hold down the option key whilst you hear the chime when the Mac starts up, it should give you the chance to boot either option. Let me know how you go with that. Hi Alistair. Thanks, using the Option key during boot nearly works. If I do not hold the Option key during boot, it boots into Linux Mint.