[Wolves] Installing Linux on a 8 year old mac book

Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint mark.croft.lug at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 20:52:20 UTC 2016

is apple being more open about the hardware now? i have apple machine
that has some sort of hardware fault just not got around to finding
out about it. I can't remember the details. all the hardware built
into the screen its about 10 years old i believe.

just wonder if it worth getting it fixed and use linux on it.


On 22 February 2016 at 20:34, Alex Willmer <alex at moreati.org.uk> wrote:
> On 22 February 2016 at 19:16, Barry W <baza41 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> OK. How easy or otherwise would it be to install linux (I'm thinking
>> Debian) on my old mac book?
> Probably quite easy, just burn a install disc, then boot from it by
> holding down c during power up. Be aware if it's 8 years old then the
> CPU may be a Core Duo, that means 32-bit only - no x86_64. See
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacBook#Model_specifications
> At 8 years old, even Macbooks have pretty good drivers on Linux. To be
> sure try it with a live CD/DVD e.g. https://www.debian.org/CD/live/
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