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Thread: Ubuntu 10.04 on MacBook Air mid-2013

  1. #1
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    Aug 2014

    Ubuntu 10.04 on MacBook Air mid-2013

    I'm new on the forum, and I hope I'm posting my question in the right place!
    I've got a mid-2013 Apple MacBook Air and I want to try Ubuntu 10.04 on it.
    I've already installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and also tried other versions, but I would like to try the 10.04 version.
    When I try to boot it from a CD, the Mac recognises it and boots from it, the splash screen with the "Ubuntu" logo appears, but about one minute later the screen becomes black and says "(initramfs) can't find a drive containing a live file system.".
    I even tried the USB boot, without success.

    Are there any ways, also difficult, to get it?

    Thanks for the replies.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Reykjavík, Ísland
    Xubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine

    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 on MacBook Air mid-2013

    10.04 is out of support and should not be used. Better to stick to X/L/K/Ubuntu in release 14.04.1 or 14.10.

    Even if 10.04 were supported I would not recommend software older than the hardware on which it runs. Demanding that an operative system from 2010 supports future (2013) hardware is optimistic, even though some backports have been added to 10.04.

    If you want the thread moved to the Apple forum please use the report button.
    Bringing old hardware back to life. About problems due to upgrading.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts.
    Don't use this space for a list of your hardware. It only creates false hits in the search engines.

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