Your tutorials are really valuable, but I couldn’t find the following kind of tutorial… really, as a fact there is few information about the web.
- How to install Linux (Ubuntu/Fedora) in an old MacBookPro?
- How to install Linux (Ubuntu/Fedora) in an old MacBookPro (as dual boot)?
My main interest is the first scenario
I have an old MacBook Pro (mid2012) and is impossible do an upgrade to the latest macOS, therefore I bought a new SSD to replace the current HDD, but I want install Linux.
As a record, I know how to install, as fact I already did do installations of Ubuntu on Toshiba and HP, by changing the HD and doing a straight installation of Linux (no dual boot) in these laptops. Accessing the BIOS, using GParted and the .iso file of the Linux distribution.
How to accomplish the same goal for a MackBookPro? It covering many points of important consideration:
(1) How to access the Bios to change the boot order?
(2) Does GParted work with MacBook Pro?
I use this software only to create a unique partition, the rest is handled by the Linux installer itself, it creates its own internal partitions. I use this software only to create a unique partition, the rest is handled by the Linux installer itself, it creates its own internal partitions. I use both tools for HD management, the former to prepare the HD to be used by the latter, it to let create and handle the partitions as need it - by demand - for the installation process itself.
(3) How to configure correctly the MacBookPro’s keyboard? For example does not exist the Home/End keys. How is interpreted the “fn”, “control”, “option” and “command” keys in Linux?
I use VirtualBox 6.1.x on this Mac, but sadly its support ends in December 2023. Therefore, because my current MacBook Pro has a decent state, I want use the hardware but with Linux.
Pls, consider to create this long and detailed tutorial.
Thanks for your understanding.