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    [all variants] Re: iMac, late 2009

    macOS becomes more attractive with use and I've even come to like Finder!

    Specifically, macOS manages sleep and resume correctly all the time which I find very useful. Linux sleeps but won't...
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    [all variants] Re: iMac, late 2009

    If it is any help I have a mid-2010 iMac with radeon 4670 GPU.
    The only way I have found to make linux booters show on the main screen is to plug a 'dongle' into the mini displayport.
    The dongle...
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    Re: Installing ubuntu on iMac hardware?

    Yes, it is definitely possible to install linux on iMac hardware. Some builds of ubuntu were bootable for install, but the current one seems to be ignored by the iMac bootloader. I use refind to...
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    Re: iMac won't boot

    I used the AMD64 image, http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/daily-live/current/vivid-desktop-amd64.iso written to USB as an iso (no need to convert) using the command:
    sudo dd...
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    Re: iMac won't boot

    Have now tested vervet (kubuntu) live booting my iMac. It works.
    The image contains the /EFI folder and I get proper booting into grub from the USB.
    Someone must have corrected the problem in the...
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    Re: iMac won't boot

    I have an iMac (21.5", 11,2, mid-2010) and it will not boot ubuntu from CD, DVD or USB stick (following ubuntu wiki).
    I use rEFInd, and each time the device is detected but it tells me there is no...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu on externel HD - using iMac

    @julian13 I use an iMac and boot OSX (Mavericks and Yosemite) and linux. Refind is very useful to detect and load boot images.
    I found that only Fedora and Arch installation media (disk and USB)...
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    Re: Can't boot from live media

    I see the spaces for my table are removed on posting:
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    distribution

    before PRAM reset
    after PRAM reset (4 times)
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    Re: Can't boot from live media

    I may have a partial answer to DVD not booting from internal drive...?
    My iMac (21.5,mid-2010, version 11,2) would not recognize any DVD media in internal drive containing linux boot media. Now it...
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    Re: Can't boot from live media

    I can't boot ubuntu on my iMac (21.5, mid-2010). Like you, all media is rejected.
    My internal DVD has failed. An external DVD won't boot from DVD.
    The only (partial) success I've had with linux on...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu 13.10 installation on iMac 21,5 inch radeon 4670 black screen

    Welcome m-mrvos.
    I seem to have the same type of system as you (iMac mid-2010, modelID 11,2, with radeon 4670) and I've also tried to install linux, in my case alongside OSX.
    I agree that, to...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Using Proprietary Radeon drivers in 13.04 on MacBookPro8,3 (same as MacBookPro8,2

    It's my understanding that the radeon drivers, open source and prop, select the wrong video out channel on linux systems running on some macs (my iMac 2010 at least). You will probably find a visible...
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    Re: Mavericks and Ubuntu?

    ubuntu install DVD is not recognized on my iMac, running from gpt disk with protective MBR. A ubuntu USB stick IS recognized but does not complete install due to inability to deal with disk layout...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: shared-folders hangup in VBox installation of 13.10 beta1

    If you happen to be using Arch the problem has been fixed already in the rolling update of virtualbox_guest_modules_4.2.18-4.
  15. [ubuntu] Re: shared-folders hangup in VBox installation of 13.10 beta1

    I agree rooijan. I have kubuntu 13.10 b1 installed on virtualbox 4.2.18 r88780 on my iMac.
    I can set up a shared folder, and it auto mounts, but I can't list files or folders inside a folder. I can...
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    Re: Making the switch from windows.

    Another +1 to run linux in virtualbox.

    I've tried dual-boot on my iMac using both grub and efi. It mostly works but I have several issues:
    1. no resume after suspend - means no suspend, so...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 13.04 and "Rolling Development"

    All distributions are potentially 'rolling' to some extent because updates (mostly security related) are frequently offered (but you don't have to accept them). Even Windows is rolling in this sense....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Update to Mountain Lion

    I had triple booting OSX 10.7, ubuntu 12.10 and archlinux on a pure gpt disk. rEFInd was installed on OSX. Linux boots used efistub only (no bootloader, like grub2 etc).
    This setup would not allow...
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    [other] Re: grub2 EFI boot loader internal/external booting

    For anyone who might be interested:
    ubuntu 12.10 (quantal) can be booted from my iMac internal drive without using grub. This is pure efi stub booting using only the kernel and one config file,...
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    [other] Re: grub2 EFI boot loader internal/external booting

    Just to complete my input to this discussion -
    I got the video to behave by specifying the Device to be "fbdev", instead of "fglrx", in Xorg.conf. So now I can boot from the 12.10 kernel using Grub2...
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    [other] Re: grub2 EFI boot loader internal/external booting

    I'd be interested to hear what you did to Xorg.conf to get round the black screen.
    I also have an iMac 11,2, now running 10.7.4.

    I'm trying out efi stub booting (not using Grub) of the 3.4 kernel...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: Xubuntu vs Kubuntu low fat vs Ubuntu Unity 2d

    Though I haven't got anything on Xubuntu you might be interested in some timed results from running a Qt app (my own build of the Life program) on Unity and Kde.
    The same program is used in each...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Mac won't boot ubuntu installation disk

    You could try precise (ubuntu 12.04). I found that the standard 12.04 installer disk booted fine and installed on my iMac (mid 2010) whereas the standard 11.10 disk didn't even boot.
    For 11.10 I had...
  24. [ubuntu] new precise pangolin kernel supports iMac suspend/resume

    For anyone who cares about ubuntu suspend/resume on an iMac
    - the latest kernel 3.2.0-10 #18 is the first to work properly on my dual boot iMac 11,2 running precise pangolin alpha 1. Previous...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Has Ubuntu replaced OSX as your Macs main OS??

    I use Ubuntu 11.10 on my iMac (11,2), dual booting with OSX 10.7.2.

    Ubuntu works very well except for one main thing. It uses about 15w more than OSX when running. I can live with this if I can...
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