I am trying to install the latest version (5.0) on my late 2009 27“ iMac. It has a 2.66 i5 processor and an ATI Radeon HD 4850 GPU.

To get my USB stick to boot I have to replace "no splash" with "nomodeset" and the install goes fine. However, when I try to boot the OS after installation I get a black screen and Grub doesn't appear at all so there is no way for me to make that same change to the boot options.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Chris

  • Hi CMZ, welcome to eOS SE. Your participation is much appreciated. I have added a keyword on your post title to let other easily find your question when they are searching for the same topic though your choice of words DO describe your problem well. – Hasan Jan 7 at 9:16

I used the instructions in this post and got elementary working on my 2009 27" iMac. https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac/how-install-linux-on-mac-3637265/

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