Mac mini can't boot after install debian

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by carilwang, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. carilwang macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2011
    I removed the entire mac osx and install a debian i386 instead. After the installation, the debian cd eject and the computer reboot. I don't know why it only stay in the question mark folder?

    I use entire disk for debian installation partition option. Can anyone tell me what I did wrong?

    My mac mini is early 2006 version. I check the firmware is up to date.
  2. rbrian macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2011
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Are you certain it's early 2006 and not late 2005? The earlier models had PowerPC processors, not Intel. Most of the Linux distros require X86 processors, i.e. Intel or AMD.
  3. vert18, Aug 17, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2011

    vert18 macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2010
    06 a powerpc g4 ?

    06 intel?

    I am having no luck with GRUB on my 2011 macmini with debian. Ill keep trying tho. :) might go virtualbox and do it..

    this form needs an other OS area :)
  4. carilwang thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2011
    I look at the back, the cpu is intel core solo 1.5G, also, I followed those instructions and spend two hours on the installation already. But it doesn't seen to be working.

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