Macbook: Boot Ubuntu DVD (install)

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Macbook: Boot Ubuntu DVD (install)

Postby peter_b » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:23 pm

Here's one approach that worked for me, trying to boot a Xubuntu Linux (16.04) install DVD:

  1. Shutdown the Macbook
  2. Press the power button
  3. Hold the "Alt" key (option key) - Holding "C" won't work.
  4. When the boot-select screen shows up, it displays the built-in harddisk "Macintosh HD".
  5. Insert the Xubuntu DVD
  6. Wait...
  7. Now, 2 new boot options should appear: "Windows" and "EFI boot"

The "Windows" is confusing, but that's Apple's way of saying "something non-Apple" :roll:
I've selected "EFI boot".

Links:
Startup key combinations for Mac (support.apple.com)
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