27" iMac mid 2010-2011

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  1. Alterstalin macrumors newbie

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    Hello guys,

    I want to buy a refurbished iMac and upgrade it's storage with an SSD. From what I've heard the operation is simple but I have another question.

    On that SSD, if I install Linux (or Mac OS X - haven't decided yet), will the iMac run?

    L.E.: If somebody has this versions, how will the video card perform? I'll probably buy one with ATI Radeon HD 5750 1GB in it. I am using this iMac for daily tasks but I'm gonna use it for some video editing also (avidemux).
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Apple no longer sells 2011 refurbished iMacs. You'll need to isntall a boot manager like rEFInd.
     
  3. Alterstalin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't say I was gonna buy it from Apple. I found it on another site.

    And why will I need to install rEFInd? It's a clean drive, no attached stings.
     
  4. Alterstalin thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    You must install rEFInd or rEFIt to run Linux.

    Linux will not boot if the Mac still has a stock EFI.
     

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