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    Installing Ubuntu 18.04.3 on iMac running OS X 10.6.8

    I've been struggling to get Ubuntu installed on my iMac for the past couple of weeks, now. The method I had tried required a tool which is only available for much newer versions of Mac OS X than will run on my machine. My machine will only run 10.6.8, which is about 8 years old now.

    But I did finda set of instructions for installing on a MacBook which also work to make a USB thumb drive. I got it installed and it runs.

    My only issue is that Ubuntu does not seem to recognize my AirPort networking hardware so I can connect through WiFi! Does anyone know if there is a driver for 2011 iMac?

    I am looking to put together an audio workstation running Ubuntu Studio, and I was wondering if I can do this running off a USB drive? Or do I need to partition the internal hard drive and install there?

    Thanks for the help!

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 18.04.3 on iMac running OS X 10.6.8

    Thread moved to Apple Hardware Users a more appropriate sub-forum.

    Hi, please click on the wireless script in my signature, follow the directions for running it and posting the results back here using the pastebin link created and someone might be able to help you.

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 18.04.3 on iMac running OS X 10.6.8

    Huh. I don't have access to a non-wireless network. I'll have to see if I can connect to one at my local public library. Thanks.

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 18.04.3 on iMac running OS X 10.6.8

    You can tether a cell phone to your computer to run the wireless script.

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    Re: Installing Ubuntu 18.04.3 on iMac running OS X 10.6.8

    Thanks. Did not think of trying that. Will attempt tonight.

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