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How to install LUbuntu in my 2008 Core2Duo MacBook?

Trying to install Lubuntu 18.04 LTS in this Macbook to extend its useful life. Maximum it now has is 10.7 but that is obsolete for internet purposes. I have downloaded the Lubuntu iso but when I burn it to DVD (using my 2010 Mac Mini with Yosemite) the result is a Master Boot Record DVD, and not the desired Partition Map GUID. I suspect I must first convert the iso to dmg but I know nothing of how to do it.

I have also tried creating a USB boot drive. Ubuntu forums describe a procedure using Etcher but again this was a no workie for me.

Anybody with a detailed, easy, tried and tested way? BTW I have no knowledge about navigating through Terminal, much less using the command line.

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Here’s one method:


and yet another.

I’m sure one method will work for you. Enjoy.

Let us know how it goes.

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even after a lot of fiddling around, the methods above didn’t work for me.

But I finally got to install Linux in the 2008 Macbook white! Here’s what worked for me:

I installed the laptop HDD into my old Win7 core2duo desktop and booted off the Lubuntu 18.04 DVD I had. I installed the OS, then turned it off and simply transferred the HDD into my Macbook. And voila! My Macbook now boots into Linux! Everything works. I later installed LibreOffice and Zoom for Linux. LibreOffice was no problem, but Zoom asked for a lot of dependencies (Lintian, and dozens of other files that the installer fortunately listed). I am a very happy camper! Now to do the same for my other two Macbooks.

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Awesome. I love the simplicity of your solution!


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Bernie sera éternellement reconnaissant.
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