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Re: Install Linux Lite on Macbook
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2019, 04:29:10 PM »
 

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It may be just too old. If you can't even get a USB to boot by holding down the Option key and selecting EFI, then I'm out of ideas sorry. That at the very least, should be enough to get started.
 


Re: Install Linux Lite on Macbook
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2019, 03:51:59 PM »
 

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What is the OS on your pc is it windows 10 or windows 8.1 or windows 7?
With windows you may be able to convert MBR to GPT, but I am not sure.
You will need to make the final installation in gpt too, but your HDD should be GPT already.
I will try when i can, now i have not windows machine.
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Re: Install Linux Lite on Macbook
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2019, 10:30:28 PM »
 

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What is the OS on your pc is it windows 10 or windows 8.1 or windows 7?
With windows you may be able to convert MBR to GPT, but I am not sure.
You will need to make the final installation in gpt too, but your HDD should be GPT already.
I will try when i can, now i have not windows machine.

This is for a Macbook.
 

Re: Install Linux Lite on Macbook
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2019, 05:01:27 PM »
 

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Is there a way to convert the LL image to GPT?
No, but there is a way to make bootable usb without repartitioning it. Make your usb use GPT partition table with gparted, then make one partition to it I would use fat32 and finally use program called universal usb installer on windows or on wine on linux to get LL installer to that partition. But I am not sure if LL can work with GPT at all.
 

Re: Install Linux Lite on Macbook
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2019, 07:33:43 PM »
 

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Hey there, I realize I am replying to a rather old thread, but wanted to do so in the event someone needs assistance in the future :)

Some older macs do not boot from USB, for example my mbp cicra 2004. It makes installing a head scratcher for sure, especially if you don't have a working dvd drive.

One possible solution is Apple's Target Disk Mode. Target Disk Mode allows you to mount your mac's drive on another mac. To use it, you'll need another mac that can boot either from a USB or DVD. This will allow you to run the installer on the secondary machine, but install on the target machine.

Convoluted as heck, I know. But from experience it works. Check out this article for more info on Target Disk Mode:

https://www.howtogeek.com/214322/how-to-boot-your-mac-in-target-disk-mode-for-easy-file-transfers/

There's also Apple's Support article:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201462
 


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