I've been looking around for a way to install Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro 1,1 but haven't been able to find a solution. The closest I've found is here, but 32-bit EFI images are no longer available for Ubuntu.
I've found some instructions for 32-bit EFI firmwares, but all of these seem to be for 64-bit machines. The original Macbook Pro has a 32-bit processor. The system specs are as follows:
- Model Name: MacBook Pro 15"
- Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,1
- Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
- Processor Speed: 2 GHz
- Number of Processors: 1
- Total Number Of Cores: 2
- L2 Cache (per processor): 2 MB
- Memory: 2 GB
- Bus Speed: 667 MHz
- Boot ROM Version: MBP11.0055.B08
- SMC Version: 1.2f10
The system barely squeaks by the minimum requirements for Ubuntu, but I was planning on replacing Unity with i3 anyway. As such, I wouldn't mind installing the Server edition of Ubuntu if necessary. I would like to keep my OSX partition. It has a 100 GB hard drive, and I've shrunk the OSX partition down to about 65 GB.
I've yet to find an i386 image that has allowed me to boot via EFI. Should I give up, or is there a solution I haven't found?