I rescued an old MacBook 2.1 late 2006 13" from my job. After a deep search of couple days I found this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIsF96jx87A&t=539s who help me to install ubuntu 16.02 on my old macbook laptop. Now, I've been trying to install ubuntu 18.04, unfortunately after the installation ( it looks like everything went well during this process) after first reboot the laptop cannot start the OS, first started with a black screen and when I forced pushing the turn on botton, I can see the system loading the OS again, but the screen goes to a pink-violet screen and the OS never comes up.

I really want to make an use of this old laptop and see if i can upgrade the Ubuntu version,I will appreciate if someone can help me.

Thank you!


Please add nomodeset to the GRUB menu as per this Ubuntu Forums post.

When Ubuntu starts to boot and you see the GRUB menu, press the letter
and then you can edit the parameters GRUB will use when booting.

Find the line with GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" and replace quiet splash with nomodeset then return to booting with Command-X.

Then, follow the instructions in the web link above in the section How to permanently set kernel boot options on an installed OS (not wubi) to make that change permanent.

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