The issue: I have a 2011 MacBook pro with an i5 processor. The screen is intermittently working. I do not want or use Macs in any way, but I am keen to turn this computer into a fully working Ubuntu machine as the only OS on the system.
The downside: I followed the instructions on making a bootable USB drive and got to the install Ubuntu base screen but then it stalls. Nothing further happens, and this is only seconds into the installation.
So I had a bright idea (as it is no issue to me whether or not this MacBook ever works again) to take the HDD out of the MacBook and I can install Ubuntu this way and put the HDD back in... But I think that way is equally fraught with error and issue. I assume that the drivers that will install won't be the ones I want for the Mac, is this right?
In short; is it possible to install Ubuntu externally from the MacBook (using a PC with more up to date hardware than the MacBook) and then reinstall the HDD back into the MacBook and switch it on with its new OS?
Thanks in advance for your replies.