27" iMac mid 2010-2011

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Alterstalin, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Alterstalin macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2014
    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


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Apple no longer sells 2011 refurbished iMacs. You'll need to isntall a boot manager like rEFInd.
  3. Alterstalin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2014
    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

    Jul 31, 2014
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    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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