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Installing elementaryOS on Mac, Hard Drive not showing up to install on

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Title says it all, but it won't let me install elementaryOS, because it doesn't recognize a drive to install it on.

 

I have it booting off of a USB stick.

 

help?

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Its possible the drive is dead, or it is not plunged in. properly.


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We need more information. Assuming you are attempting to install Elementary OS on your primary drive, did you properly partition it in MacOS?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 minutes ago, PorkishPig said:

We need more information. Assuming you are attempting to install Elementary OS on your primary drive, did you properly partition it in MacOS?

@PorkishPig How would I do that?

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Just now, PlatyTim said:

@PorkishPig How would I do that?

Apple has a guide on using Disk Utility at https://support.apple.com/guide/disk-utility/partition-a-physical-disk-dskutl14027/mac. There is also a complete guide on installing Elementary OS available at http://aroman.github.io/elementary-on-a-mac/.


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5 hours ago, PlatyTim said:

@PorkishPig How would I do that?

Hey Tim,

if you just want to have some fun with Linux, I highly recommend that you install it on an external storage drive or in a Virtual Machine, as it seems that you aren't too experienced. If you want help with that, let me know.
On Macs, wrong action with formatting tools can lead into the Mac getting bricked, even when using Apple's own Bootcamp for Windows.
 

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