Hoping to get help with two quick questions. I'm moving from MacOS to Elementary so fairly new to the Linux world

  1. I flashed ElementaryOS based on installation instructions and then booted my Macbook. I see EFI Boot for 2 out of 3 options. Is doing EFI boot okay and safe to do? I was able to start the installation guide from EFI, but wanted to know if any risks came with this

  2. I played around in live mode before going ahead and doing full install of Elementary and I couldn't get wifi to work. I only saw three options: 1) Wired 2)VPN 3)Proxy.

I saw another post where the OP outlined that these instructions worked: No wifi on Macbook Pro mid 2010. Will be trying this out, but curious to know if this could be something else.

Thanks everyone.

  • I have a 2013 Macbook Air and cannot get the WiFi enabled. I had this working on Hera 5.1. I tried the commands above and rebooted; no joy yet. Any other thoughts?
    – Scott
    Aug 12, 2021 at 9:48

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I just today installed eOS 6 (beta 2) on a mid-2010 MacBook Pro, specifically model MacBookPro 7,1. To get the wifi options to show up, I followed these steps:

  1. Remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package (if you installed it), then reboot:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
  1. Install the b43 broadcom firmware:
    sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
  1. Reload the package
    sudo modprobe -r b43
    sudo modprobe b43

You should now see the wifi options appear. Source: Elementary OS on Macbook won't display wifi settings. How do i fix?

And I also selected the EFI boot, that should be a fine way to go.

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