Installing Ubuntu on Mac Pro 1.1

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by swyatt01, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. swyatt01 macrumors newbie

    swyatt01

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    Manchester, UK
    #1
    Hello everyone,

    I'm relatively new to the world of apple, but I recently took the plunge and get a Macbook Pro 2017 and more recently because of the aeshetics and the way they worked a bought a old Mac Pro 1.1 off ebay as I needed a desktop system to complement my setup.

    I absolutely love the Classic Mac Pro. I've bought it cheap and upgraded it to 2.1 and put a host of upgrades into it including, 32GB RAM, 2x X5365 Xeon Processors and a 48GB Sandisk SSD with El Capitan installed.

    It works amazing....

    My next step is wanting to installing / dual boot the Mac Pro into Ubuntu if this is possible. I went to :

    https://mattgadient.com/2016/07/11/linux-dvd-images-and-how-to-for-32-bit-efi-macs-late-2006-models/

    to see download Ubuntu 18.04 desktop-amd64 ISO an dburned it to the disc. I manage to install the OS onto a seperate SSD, but when the program installs and asks to restart it doesn't boot up and my system just kind of turns on an off constantly.

    I have to shut it down and remove the Ubuntu SSD for my El cap SSD to work.

    I dont know what to do next, I know this is vague.....

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    All the best
    Steve
     
  2. Macschrauber macrumors 6502

    Macschrauber

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    If you have a boot screen you can try a boot manager like refit/refind
     
  3. swyatt01 thread starter macrumors newbie

    swyatt01

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    Thanks for getting in touch - where do I obtain this and how do I use it?

    Thanks
    Steve
     

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