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Apple has made changes to the boot system of M1-based Macs to make it easier to use Linux



Apple has made changes to the boot system of M1-based Macs to make it easier to use Linux


We recently talked about the appearance of a Linux distribution designed specifically for use in Mac computers with Apple Silicon M1 processors. However, as we explained, only the system boot it became complicated due to the differences between a PC and a Mac with this new architecture.

Now, as we can see on the project’s Twitter account, it seems that changes have been made to the requirements for the Mach-O kernel files, completely breaking the work done so far regarding the boot, but in return, providing a way to load raw images that It should be infinitely more reliable.

The author of the project, Hector Martin, goes on to explain that There is no reason of its own for Apple to make this change other than to be able to run Linux on these machines.. This is because the company uses Mach-OS with its own processes for macOS, while not having, in principle, a practical use for raw images that can be used for Linux.

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As a result of this situation, the project is moving in the direction of adapting to work in this way, having already added a working image with the latest version of the requirements.