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Installing Ubuntu on a MacBook



This page helps you to find the right documentation, when you want to install Ubuntu on a MacBook.

Determine your hardware revision

To determine which version / generation of MacBook you have, you can ...

OSX.png either click in OS X on the Apple on the top left, then "About this Mac" -- "More Info...", see the generation in the "Model Identifier" row; or ...

IconsPage/ubuntu.png ... under Ubuntu, you can find out what model you have, by typing at the terminal:

sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name

IconsPage/terminal.png A terminal is opened by going to Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal.

It will tell you something like MacBook4,1 for example.

MacBook Hardware Revisions and Ubuntu version-specific wikis

Now choose the link to the wiki of your hardware revision and the Ubuntu version you are looking for. If you haven't decided yet, what version you like to install: We recommend to install the latest official Ubuntu version. If there is no such a wiki available, ask for help in the support forum!


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MacBook (last edited 2014-05-10 11:22:10 by cpc67742-sgyl32-2-0-cust37)