Rnning Linux on an M1 Mac with UTM

Decided to start getting a little deeper into learning the nuts and bolts of Linux. I’m away from my EndeavourOS computer for several weeks and only have access to an M1 Macbook.

After a little research, I found UTM, and used their gallery feature to download and install Fedora. With no hassle at all, I am up and running and posting this from Fedora. I really didn’t think it would be this easy. It even runs pretty smooth considering the Macbook only had 8GB of memory.

I haven’t had the best of luck with Fedora in the past, so hopefully it is stable enough for me to do some learning and make some projects.

Time to get to work!

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Fedora Asahi is really good at it’s stage, running it on a Mac Mini M1 as a energy-saving but powerful homeserver, hosting my nextcloud and stuff. Switched to it, after the asahi project turned their back on arch.

Before using it on bare metal, I also used UTM, works good aswell.

Running it as a server seems like a great idea for processing power/power consumption and they don’t make any noise. I think I installed Fedora 38. I just tried to update using the software manager to see what would happen. It got about halfway then stopped. Not a necessity for what I plan to use it for, but was curious what would happen.