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Can I install Ubuntu on a late-2006 iMac?

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+Elliot B.    1,463
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5600 (1.83 GHz, 64-bit)
  • 17" display (1440×900)
  • 2 GB RAM (DDR2 PC5300 SODIMM 667 MHz)
  • 160 GB hard disk drive (SATA, 7,200 RPM)
  • Intel GMA 950 (64 MB shared memory)
  • 24× combo drive (DVD-ROM, CD-RW)
  • Internal AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g)
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Apple Remote infrared receiver
  • iSight Camera (640×480, 0.3 MP)
  • Mini-DVI video out
  • 3× USB 2.0 ports
  • 2× Firewire 400
  • Mac OS X 10.7.5 "Lion"

I have downloaded ubuntu-18.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso.

 

What's next?

 

Is it possible to boot from a USB flash drive, rather than a DVD?

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Barney T.    2,312

Unlike most PCs, some hardware with Mac computers may not function because they are proprietary and run solely with mac/apple drivers. Using VMWare is a better option if you can use that. Otherwise, use the links listed above.

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Circaflex    3,486
4 hours ago, Barney T. said:

Unlike most PCs, some hardware with Mac computers may not function because they are proprietary and run solely with mac/apple drivers. Using VMWare is a better option if you can use that. Otherwise, use the links listed above.

While I do agree with much of what you have said, a macbook of that age shouldn't have any of those issues on Linux; now a new MBP with a touchbar for instance might have some driver issues, a late 2006 model shouldnt.

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