Mac Pro 1 & Linux

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by AppleUSA, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. AppleUSA macrumors member

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    #1
    Should I do it?? What distro?? This thing is sitting around doing nothing, I need ideas :)
     
  2. mikeboss macrumors 65816

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    #2
    most distros won't install if you try to boot the 64bit version on a MacPro1,1. 32bit versions will run just fine (but then you'll only be able to allocate 2 or 3 GB of RAM). IIRC there's a special UBUNTU installer to run 64bit UBUNTU on machines with 32bit EFI.

    EDIT:

    I think this should be the right ISO: ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64+mac.iso
    ->
    http://releases.ubuntu.com/13.10/
     
  3. AppleUSA thread starter macrumors member

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    You must be inside my mind...

    I was just reading about the working 64-bit Ubnuntu for the cMP 1.

    Looks like it is my best option, as I want to stay 64-bit for ram reasons.
     

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