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Thread: Cannot Install on 2018 Mac Mini

  1. #1
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    Cannot Install on 2018 Mac Mini

    Tried to install Ubuntu on an external drive connected to my new 2018 model Mac Mini.

    I tried both with a DVD and a USB stick. I had written the image to my USB stick using balenaEtcher.

    I would reboot the Mac Mini, then at the Apple logo I would hold down the option key. I would then see Mac OS and Linux, I would select Linux, it would appear to boot for awhile then nothing but a black screen.

    From what I've read, the 2018 Mac Mini has the T2 security chip so I thought perhaps secure boot was stopping Linux from booting so I tried to disable secure boot by holding down the Command-R key combo after the Apple logo but all that got me was a progress bar, then again, a black screen.

    What am I missing? What do I need to do to even try out Ubuntu on my new Mac Mini?

  2. #2
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    Re: Cannot Install on 2018 Mac Mini

    I don't have a 2018 mini...
    Do you get a text startup screen? ie, is there a place to enter graphics-related command options?

  3. #3
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    Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

    Re: Cannot Install on 2018 Mac Mini

    No, no text startup screen.

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