For the last couple of days I have been trying to install but most importantly run Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10 on my Intel Core i7 Haswell iMac Model (late 2013). Unfortunately I haven't been able to boot into the system itself. The installation was nice and easy, but as soon as I restart my computer I am stuck at a purple boot screen.
Now I don't know if I have done anything wrong or if this is related to a hardware issue/the iMac itself. Does Linux support Intel Haswell chipsets at the moment? Or is this an Apple/Mac specific problem?
Here is how I installed Ubuntu on my new iMac:
- I installed rEFInd boot manager in OS X 10.8.5.
- Created a bootable Ubuntu USB thumb drive.
- In the installer, I created 3 partitions, 1 for Swap 8 GB, 1 for the BIOS 10 MB (I also tried Efi) but the result is the same and 1 for Ext4 850GB.
- Ran the install and waited until it fished.
- Once everything was successfully installed I was asked to restart my computer.
And that's about it really, from there on I cannot boot, I'm stuck at the purple screen.
My computer specifications are as follows:
- iMac (Late 2013)
- 3.1GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Haswell, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
- 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM Memory
- 1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 1GB GDDR5
Any information would be greatly appreciated.