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Re: Installing Linux on a Mac Mini without OSX

On Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:46:09 -0500
Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:

> > I was recently given a Mac Mini (Intel Mid 2007) that had been wiped.
> > I tried to install Debian (Wheezy) on it, and the installer reported
> > success, but  when it came time to eject and reboot, Debian didn't
> > boot from the hard drive.
> [...]
> > Is there a way to install Debian/Linux on this machine that doesn't involve
> > buying or borrowing (or "borrowing") a copy of OSX?
> If you managed to boot a plain-normal Debian CDROM installer, then your
> machine's firmware has full BIOS support and you can boot a plain-normal
> Debian install on the harddisk as well, as if the machine were
> a normal PC.

Hmm... I was able to boot a plain-normal (I assume it is) Debian CDROM installer, but now I can't boot the plain-normal (I assume) Debian install that the installer said it installed.

The two questions I have:
Can I still assume that I have the firmware version that I want?
What do I do next to troubleshoot/fix this?

Another random question:
The installer gave me the choice of installing Grub on the partition or on the Master Boot Record.  Which of these should I choose?

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