I've been trying to boot Manjaro from a USB stick on an old Mac Mini 2,1 and I actually tried the steps from this post:
I'm still working a bit, because it didn't work right away. But I'm fine with doing these tweaks. The Mac Mini recognises the USB, but still doesn't boot. And it was able to boot other distros from the same USB.
The original post above was from Feb/2019, but at the last post on May/2019 it's stated that Manjaro now supports this natively, and links to an announcement post:
Where it's said:
Grub package got redesigned to support also 32bit UEFI installs.
However, the Mac Mini 32Bit EFI is not able to recognise either Mankaro 19, nor Manjaro 20, when I put them on a USB stick to boot.
Is this still true? Does recent versions support 32bit UEFI? One thing I noticed is that this Mac Mini (2,1) never recognises a bootable USB if there isn't a "Bootia32.efi" file in the '/efi/boot' directory. Which is the case on Manjaro 19 and 20 ISOs. So what am I missing here? What is this 32bit UEFI support?
Thanks a lot!