To start, I am an absolute beginner in Linux. I'll try to be as detailed as possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I have a MacBook Pro 2010 13" with an SSD and an HDD. I have installed Elementary OS Hera 5.1. on a seperate partition on the HDD (not wanting to risk my boot-SSD of merely trying out Linux) from an installation USB. The installation works fine, I think, seeing that the first boot out of the installation is no problem. The first thing I did was install updates and drivers to get regular things working, like Wifi for example. I also noticed that it didn't recognise my external monitor at all, which it did during the installation.
After that, I closed the lid of the MacBook, and when I opened it again, the screen stayed black. I did a force-reboot with the power button on the MacBook and from then it never booted again. During boot I see the ElementaryOS logo for a bit before the screen turns off completely, with a flash. I'd like to point out that it isn't just an empty screen that I'm seeing, the screen is actually off. The hard drive is spinning, as if it is doing something, but even after hours of waiting, nothing is happening.
I tried researching and tried several solutions, like going into Grub and trying the various advanced boot options, I tried 'nomodeset', I tried formatting and reinstalling, all to no avail.
I would love to try out Elementary to see if I would want to take the step to Linux to give my MacBook a new life, so if anyone has any idea what is happening or what I can try, I would love to hear it!