Mint on my air

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by yuedatte, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. yuedatte macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a 13 " i5/8gb/256 macbook air. Loving it!!! but feeling a little into linux mint. I have reasons to believe a lot of the hardware won't work. Does anyone have an idea of what to do?
     
  2. falconeight Guest

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  3. flight macrumors regular

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    You could try running it in VirtualBox to get your Mint fix.
     
  4. kodeman53 macrumors 65816

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    Ask this question on a linux site.
     
  5. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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  6. trondah macrumors 6502

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    I would definitely expect issues with everything from the bootloader, wifi/bluetooth drivers, power saving, displayport to hdmi, etc. I'm a Linux user since 1995 and use it professionaly every day, but I can never understand why anyone would want to buy a Mac to use Linux on. I agree with those saying run it in a VM if you must.
     
  7. marzer macrumors 65816

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    Mint + VirtualBox = Refreshing Linux Fix :D

    I've done this myself, easy to set up and FREE!
     
  8. alex0002 macrumors 6502

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    The virtual machine options have been covered in other posts, but if you want to dual boot OS X and Linux there is some info here:

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=apple_mba2013_ubuntu

    Right now, the built in WiFi won't work with the standard kernel drivers, you shouldn't expect the same battery life as OS X and stability might not be so good at this stage, but most likely nothing that won't get fixed in time.
     

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