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[OPEN] macbook pro 2010 installation

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:40 pm
by viruz
I have a macbook pro 2010. I have arcolinux.iso in a usb. I boot up the macbook , press option key and select EFI. I choose from the menu the first line "arcolinux". The screen turn black and thats it. I have installed manjaro, linux mint without any issues. I will appreciate your help thank you.

Re: [OPEN] macbook pro 2010 installation

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:01 pm
by erikdubois
NO text what so ever?

Re: [OPEN] macbook pro 2010 installation

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:31 am
by viruz
Yes I have text. At boot up I have:

Arcolinux x86_64 UEFI CD
UEFI Shell x86_64 v1
UEFI Shell x86_64 v2
EFI Default Loader
macOS

I choose "Arcolinux x86_64 UEFI CD", after that I get the black screen and no text.

Re: [OPEN] macbook pro 2010 installation

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:13 am
by erikdubois
Strange

how about older iso's or iso's from Manjaro or Arch Linux

Re: [OPEN] macbook pro 2010 installation

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:04 am
by viruz
I have installed Linux Mint, Ubuntu and different versions of Manjaro.I also have burned the USB with rufus and etcher.

Re: [OPEN] macbook pro 2010 installation

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:07 am
by erikdubois
Will have to think about that

Re: [OPEN] macbook pro 2010 installation

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:14 am
by erikdubois
have you tried installing an older version of ArcoLinux

If that is working we can compare


The best application to burn the iso to usb is etcher if you are not on ArcoLinux.

Re: [OPEN] macbook pro 2010 installation

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:45 am
by erikdubois
I had another thought

what if...

you create the iso today - you need to have an arcolinux or archlinux to be able to do it (other pc?)

https://arcolinuxb.com/byoi-on-arcolinu ... nges-made/

I am now reinstalling with that iso on this pc

https://arcolinux.com/installing-arcoli ... bookpro54/

Re: [OPEN] macbook pro 2010 installation

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:56 pm
by erikdubois
Can you send an url of the exact specifications of your laptop?

Re: [OPEN] macbook pro 2010 installation

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:50 pm
by viruz
I have tried different versions and flavors of arcolinux (xfce, kde, openbox, cinnamon) and can't install arcolinux. Next week I will try install it from an external CD and let you know. Thanks for your help. Here my macbook specifications:

Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,1
Processor Name: Intel Core i5
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 2
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Boot ROM Version: MBP81.0050.B00
SMC Version (system): 1.68f99
Serial Number (system): C2VGF48WDV13
Hardware UUID: D984536B-F5A2-5824-B973-8EF34D5DA002
Sudden Motion Sensor:
State: Enabled