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So i might be getting a macbook (white plastic case, core 2 duo p7550, basically a 2009 macbook) in a hour from now (online auction), it has no OS installed on it.
i want a laptop to install a linux distro to, so the way im looking at the situation is i have two options and i dont know if theyre possible... im not fmiliar with how apple macs deal with bios and boot priority on startup


-install linux to the macs harddrive using my desktop PC, and then place it in the macbook
or
-install linux on the macbook using a disc or usb

^are either of those possible^


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both are fully possible. You should have no problems.
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