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== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
 
    
 
    
Specifically, the procedure for installing Arch Linux on a MacBook is:
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Specifically, the procedure for installing Arch Linux on a MacBook 14,3 is detailed here: [[Mac|Mac]].  There is a real danger to installing and running any non-Mac-OS.  Without the proper power control, fan control, and other proper hardware considerations, MacBooks have been reported to run quite hot or otherwise damage the non-open-source hardware. 
  
# [[#Firmware updates]]: It always helps to start from a clean, backed up, and up-to-date install of OS X.
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You may consider purchasing a warranty plan from Apple before proceeding.  Another option is to run Arch within the Mac OS through Docker, or just using your Mac to ssh to a machine running Arch Linux, thereby using your Mac just as a gateway ala Road Warriors.
# [[#Partitioning]]: Resizing or deleting the OS X partition to create partitions for Arch Linux.
 
# [[#Setup bootloader]]: Making sure that the new partition is bootable.
 
# [[#Installation]]: Actually installing Arch Linux.
 
# [[#Post installation]]: MacBook-specific configuration.
 
  
 
== ArchBoot ==
 
== ArchBoot ==

Revision as of 07:15, 9 March 2018

The MacBook Pro 14,x consists of models with Retina display shipped by Apple In June 5, 2017 - 2018. [Specifications]

Like previous MacBook Pro models, the MacBook Pro 14,x supports UEFI. This page will cover the current status of hardware support on Arch Linux, as well as post-installation recommendations.

Overview

Specifically, the procedure for installing Arch Linux on a MacBook 14,3 is detailed here: Mac. There is a real danger to installing and running any non-Mac-OS. Without the proper power control, fan control, and other proper hardware considerations, MacBooks have been reported to run quite hot or otherwise damage the non-open-source hardware.

You may consider purchasing a warranty plan from Apple before proceeding. Another option is to run Arch within the Mac OS through Docker, or just using your Mac to ssh to a machine running Arch Linux, thereby using your Mac just as a gateway ala Road Warriors.

ArchBoot

http://mirror.rackspace.com/archlinux/iso/archboot/latest/

Fan control

Install mbpfan-gitAUR or macfanctldAUR and enable the mbpfan.service in order to prevent laptop overheating.

Console

Largest console font can be achieved by adding FONT=sun12x22 to /etc/vconsole.conf:

# nano /etc/vconsole.conf
...
FONT=sun12x22

Discussions

See also