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    Installation Failed - Dark Screen on iMac Mid-2010

    Greetings.

    I'm a Linux user for a long time, but I stayed away since Ubuntu Netbook Edition. I've been using iMac Mid-2010 for the last 10 years, and since I'm not planning on giving my kidneys for an up-to-date machine, and since the one I have serves me well enough, I would like to install Ubuntu Studio 20.04. I'm a podcaster and I'm beginning to edit videos for online courses.

    My problem is this: I burnt the .iso on a DVD, and my iMac doesn't recognize it (I'm using an external DVD drive because the original just died). I tried three times to flash the image into an USB flash drive, but when I boot it and choose to run Ubuntu from the flash drive (safe graphics or not), I get a dark screen, forcing me to restart my computer.

    As I said, I have an iMac 21.5", mid 2010; Intel i3 3.06GHz, 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3; 500GB HD; ATI Radeon HD 4670 256MB.

    Can anyone help me, please?

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    Re: Installation Failed - Dark Screen on iMac Mid-2010

    So when you boot the computer with the disk inserted are you holing down the "c" key?

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    Re: Installation Failed - Dark Screen on iMac Mid-2010

    Firstly, Macs are designed to use only Apple so that's a difficulty right there. You tried to put the Ubuntu iso on a usb, How? What software or method did you use? How did you try to boot the usb/dvd? Don't you need to use something like the Option key (see link below)? Never used a Mac so can't really help anymore, good luck.

    https://www.acronis.com/en-us/articles/usb-boot/

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    Re: Installation Failed - Dark Screen on iMac Mid-2010

    Moved to Apple Hardware Users.
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    Re: Installation Failed - Dark Screen on iMac Mid-2010

    Quote Originally Posted by daniewicz View Post
    So when you boot the computer with the disk inserted are you holing down the "c" key?
    I did as reccomended. I managed to install the Ubuntu Studio. However, after the reboot, I get a black screen.

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    Re: Installation Failed - Dark Screen on iMac Mid-2010

    Quote Originally Posted by yancek View Post
    Firstly, Macs are designed to use only Apple so that's a difficulty right there. You tried to put the Ubuntu iso on a usb, How? What software or method did you use? How did you try to boot the usb/dvd? Don't you need to use something like the Option key (see link below)? Never used a Mac so can't really help anymore, good luck.

    https://www.acronis.com/en-us/articles/usb-boot/
    I managed to install, but after the reboot, I get a black screen.

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