I’m using older Mac hardware, traditionally. Trying to gain some attraction, here!
While the web is full of articles and suggestions to get newer Linux distros working on old Mac hardware, I seem to be running against a constant wall with my older Apple iMac 27-Inch “Core i7” 2.8 (Late 2009).
And, I’m looking for some serious help here, guys!!!
I love the machine and it’s my main computer. It still works wonderfully - running on an older MacOS (10.13.6) - with it’s 16GB of RAM, dual graphics card (Onboard Intel + Radeon HD 4850, 512 MB), 1 TB HDD, etc. - Except that Apple stopped syncing contacts to newer iOS devices anymore, lately! - So… time to enliven old hardware!!
All Linux distro’s do run on VirtualBox without major problems.
However, I can’t get it to boot into any Linux Live distro via USB or DVD!
I managed to get Fedora 36 running on a MacBook Pro 2011, without any issues.
The EnOS-Appollo-ISO did not make it, for reasons unbeknownst to me. The boot always stalled before reaching any graphical interface, even after going through all the hints in the Arch Wiki, regarding those MacBooks.
I would have loved it, instead!
Would there be anyone to help me to get my iMac back, before throwing it away?!
Much love is granted upfront!