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Re: Installing Debian On A 2011 iMac




El jue, 04-10-2018 a las 04:04 -0700, Keifer Bly escribió:
> Hello, so I have a 2011 iMac that I am considering installing Debian
> Linux on. I am considering doing this because I cannot update Mac OS
> on this computer anymore  (when I try to install Mojave I get an
> error message saying "could not be installed on this computer, they
> probably do not support the hardware anymore). As new versions of Mac
> OS are no longer supported on this computer, would it be possible to
> install Debian Linux as the default OS on this machine (and would it
> be update able for a long time in the future)? I checked this page
> here: https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Apple but could not
> conclude if this would work on this hardware. Here is the computer in
> questions  hardware specifications generated using System Profiler, I
> can send more if needed but did not want to put my computer serial
> number publicly on the list. Thanks in advance. 
> 
> PS Please don't suggest Virtual Machines, as I know this is an
> option, but am looking into other options. Thank you.
> 
> Hardware Overview:
> 
>    Model Name:    iMac
>    Model Identifier:    iMac12,1
>    Processor Name:    Intel Core i7
>    Processor Speed:    2.8 GHz
>    Number of Processors:    1
>    Total Number of Cores:    4
>    L2 Cache (per Core):    256 KB
>    L3 Cache:    8 MB
>    Memory:    8 GBb
>    SMC Version (system):    1.71f2
>    Hardware UUID:    8CDE71B4-EC0A-5271-953A-60E993BC0348


I think it is very possible run Debian in this machine. Mine is older,
iMac mid 2010, and run now Debian "testing" with no problem.


Also you can try install Debian over an external disk and test if the
system can work for you before install over the main disk.

Greetings