For those of us with older Intel based Mac computers you might have come across the fact that the 64bit ISOs will not boot on these machines leaving you stuck at a black screen that you can’t select boot 1 or 2. I have made the following ISOs for Ubuntu MATE 64bit that will boot and install without this issue.
The machines this should work on are:
iMac 5,1 – iMac 5,2 – iMac 6,1
MacBook Pro 2,1 – MacBook Pro 2,2
Mac Pro 1,1 (only one I can test)
If you’re interested in how I did this I used and compiled the C program HERE following the guide HERE. It is a pretty simple thing to do and plan on doing it for all releases of Ubuntu MATE until it either doesn’t work or performance on these systems suffers to the point of being unusable.
Ubuntu MATE 18.04.1 LTS: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HukNfUfkn3uYA1rmLw5OWRDYZMssbk26
Ubuntu MATE 18.10: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tMJg3JXDUwUIKWombuI-swyaVbTQEmjy
If there are any questions or requests for certain distros please let me know and I will answer them as soon as I am able to. Please note that these are not official images but just those I made for myself and want to share for those who might find them helpful.