Best linux distribution for 2012 MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by asting, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. asting macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2012
    So the MBA has been out a bit, and I'm curious what anyone is using for linux. I'm looking to either install on a SD (I know it'll be a tad slow) or partition about 20gb to use as a linux distribution.
    I'm most familiar with Ubuntu, but the threads I find on installing all detail kernel issues which result in broken boots with crashes. I've used suse, debian, and fedora a fair bit, but again am seeing install issues.
    Does anyone have a fully functional (or near fully functional) dual boot with linux? If so, what are you running and how did you get it that way

    It's also worth noting that the kernel issues I've seen are limited to the new 2012 model. There are plenty of working distributions for older models.

  2. stchman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2012
    St. Louis, MO
    I run Ubuntu 12.04 64bit in VirtualBox very well. I recommend you have the 8GB model.
  3. asting thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2012
    Thanks, I'm actually looking more at running a separate boot rather than a virtual box.
  4. calvol macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2011
    I would like to know this too, I'm running MintLinux13 on a PC laptop and love it, would like to try dual-boot on my MBA as well.
  5. asting thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2012

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