Pure OS on mac?

I partitioned my Mac book air 11" and have a FAT partition.
I created a live USB and after booting to the USB I connect to the live pure OS.
It seems to work. Except no connection to the Wi-Fi : no hardware detected.
And when I try to do actual install it does not find any network.
In the past I had Linux mint - it had the same problem but there was a way around it - through driver manager.
Is there any way to fix this for the pure OS?

Not unless your mac is using a wireless/network card which works without firmware (like Atheros some cards).

hey i’m curious would a usb wifi dongle work?

Probably. AFAIK, most of them works with Linux without non-free drivers, but you would need to check this.

Hi I have managed to make it work on my 2011 Macbook Air. Wanted to get some hands-on experience with PureOS while waiting for the Librem phone.

Basically you have to install a non-free Broadcom driver. In my case the driver for BCM43224 chip. Check which chip is used in your Mac before moving to the next steps.

Follow these instructions for BCM4313, BCM43224 & BCM43225:

  1. Add a debian repository to the file /etc/apt/sources.list.
    vi /etc/apt/sources.list and add the following line:
    deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
  2. Then install the driver: https://wiki.debian.org/brcm80211. Follow the instructions carefully.

May the force be with you.

How can the force be with you without the source of a non-free software? I thought this forum did not promote the use of non-free software.

there are plenty of RYF certified WIFI dongles and what not on the FSF’s page :slight_smile: