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Re: Installing Debian on iMac




John Hammack wrote: 
>  iMac:  iMac (24-inch, early 2009), Processor 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mem 8GB 1067 MHz DDR3,  OS X El Capitan ver 10.11.6. 
> Objective: Install Debian and software development tools (compilers, interpreters, and support applications for software development.)  
> Progress:  I have searched  the internet and have not found instructions I could follow through to completion.  
> Experience:  Before retirement (1995) I was doing software development on a Hewlett Packard Unix System ((HPUX).  I was then comfortable with the Unix system, BASH and all.  
> Excuse:  I am now living in The Villages FL and with all these old folks there is no one here with which I can discuss OS’s etc.


This shouldn't be hard. It's an Intel PC with an EFI boot
system. Installing from a Debian netinstall CD 

https://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/iso-cd/debian-9.9.0-amd64-netinst.iso

should work pretty well. Directions in general at

https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/

Feel free to ask more questions here, it's the right place.

-dsr-