Some questions about installing Endeavour in an old Macbook

Specs of the Macbook
Model Name:    MacBook Air
Model Identifier:    MacBookAir6,1
Processor Name:    Intel Core i5
Processor Speed:    1,3 GHz
Number of Processors:    1
Total Number of Cores:    2
L2 Cache (per Core):    256 KB
L3 Cache:    3 MB
Memory:    4 GB
Boot ROM Version:    MBA61.0099.B23
SMC Version (system):    2.12f143 (edited)

I got a friend of mine who want to move to Linux and I offer myself to help him. I got some questions though:

Mine questions:

  • How do I enter the BIOS in a Mac?
  • How do I boot from another drive?
  • What about the GRUB issue? I flashed :enos: Artemis Neo 3 weeks ago, will I update GRUB and run grub-install?

His questions:

  • The MacOS keyboard is different from the other keyboards, how will it work in terms of the keys?

Also, is there anything specific I should also know about the installation?

I’d appreciate some feedback!

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Check out this thread, I started about the topic:

I collected some infos there.

Stin hygia su!

only if want keep Mac Os

power on hold down " alt " till apple logo go

endeavouros iso will pick it up . ( you can test )

wifi may no work out of box , wired connect be good back up

you prob need broadcom-wl- dkms or broadcom-wl or some other from AUR

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As for the keyboard-layout to be selected, there exist English (Macintosh), and perhaps Ellinika (Macintosh), as well (next to many other languages).

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also if worry try boot off sd card ( class 10 micro in adapter ) i no sure if 6,1 model can … Model 7,2 ( 2015 Macbook Air ) can boot of sd card

Edit … if 6,1 model 2013 ? think it can boot of sd card

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First thing to try is booting off an EnOS Live-Iso via USB. With older models (I have 2009 iMac and 2011 Macbook Pro) this doesn’t work at all, so I had to switch to the latest Fedora, which works fine.

i have 2011 Macbook pro that boot fine … what graphic you have on 2011 …

iMac they big pain .

      /\         OS-> Arch Linux 
     /  \        Host-> MacBookPro8,1 1.0 
    /\   \       Kernel-> 5.19.7-arch1-1 
   /      \      Uptime-> 38 secs 
  /   ,,   \     Public IP-> Somewhere on planet Earth 
 /   |  |  -\    Packages-> 1076 (pacman) 
/_-''    ''-_\   Shell-> bash 5.1.16 
                 DE-> Plasma 5.25.5 
                 WM-> KWin 
                 Terminal-> konsole 
                 CPU-> Intel i7-2620M (4) @ 2.700GHz 

iMac 2009 - ATI Radeon HD 4850, 512 MB.

MBP early 2011:
Graphics and video support

AMD Radeon HD 6490M graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR5 memory on 2.0GHz configuration
Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory5
Automatic graphics switching

amd Radeon make problem… it can do ( just lot of research ) or disable , just use Intel 3000

Edit… if want disable ddg/google " dosdude " or youtube ( clever man very ) those fail regular but can still use Mac without it

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That’s very nice of you. Many thanks @Shjim!

you very welcome

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Mai mi pen ha @Shjim :wink:
I am happy with Fedora on both my Macs right now. But I will definitely keep your advice in mind. - So I bookmarked your post for any future reference, if any things stop working.

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55555555 :pray:yes fedora run great on old macs :wink:

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