Corellium has released the promised full version that is intended for the public, the full "completely usable" version of the Ubuntu Linux software system that could run on Apple's M1-equipped Macs. The new addition would ensure that working on the popular software platform that first originated in the Linux operating system would work seamlessly with the macOS.
The most valuable technology company, Apple, is known for its exclusivity and "closed" operations when it comes to working software, so third-party companies like Corellium create ways to make external fixes. Linux's popular Ubuntu software is now looking at a working version that is "completely usable" says the company's CTO.
Earlier this week, Corellium unveiled the availability of Linux for Apple M1 Macs but warned that it was only for experienced programmers and "advanced users," as it does not have a complete public version. It also does not have tutorials, USB boot, and SMC for Macs, meaning that it would not be easy to install the software without encountering problems.
Linux for Apple M1 Macs: Corellium Releases 'Completely Usable' Ubuntu
The Apple Silicon is the latest release from the Cupertino giant, in terms of PC Computer technology, and it is also one of the most exclusive ones as it does not fully support Time Machine bootable backup itself. Additionally, it currently has a limited number of software and programs that are compatible with its operating system, as Intel-based apps via the Rosetta is slowly ousted by Apple.
Linux is now completely usable on the Mac mini M1. Booting from USB a full Ubuntu desktop (rpi). Network works via a USB c dongle. Update includes support for USB, I2C, DART. We will push changes to our GitHub and a tutorial later today. Thanks to the @CorelliumHQ team ❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/uBDbDmvJUG— Chris Wade (@cmwdotme) January 20, 2021
According to Corellium's CTO Chris Wade (@cmwdotme), the Linux operating system is now "completely usable" on the Apple M1 Macs, coming from a booting USB flash drive that runs a full version of the Ubuntu. Its network could also run via the USB Type-C dongle, with the desktop version (RPI or Raspberry Pi).
Ubuntu Linux for Apple M1 Macs: How to Install
Users would need a separate and clean flash drive to download the Ubuntu Linux for Apple M1 Macs before pushing forward with its installation. It can be installed via the double boot, which runs both Linux and macOS.
- Restart the computer and press Command + R (and hold until Apple logo shows up) to open macOS Recovery
- Choose Utilities > Startup Security Utility > Enter administrator password
- Disable the Secure Boot by choosing No Security
- Look for External Boot and choose to Allow booting from external media
- Burn the drive with the downloaded Linux ISO file
- Reboot the Mac, and go to Macintosh HDD > Utilities > Apple Disk Utility
- Click your internal drive and choose Macintosh
- Choose Partition, Label, and Click Partition again
- Shut down Mac, connect it to Ethernet, and insert a flash drive with a Linux file
- Turn on and hold the Option/Alt Button
- Use cursor keys and choose the second drive (Not the Mac).
- Install Ubuntu and follow the steps.
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Written by Isaiah Alonzo