Running older versions of Linux on M1

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Apple Silicon (M1) Mac' started by SteveW19, May 23, 2021.

  1. SteveW19

    SteveW19 Bit Poster

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    Has anyone tried is installing an older version of Linux? I know that some variants have supported ARM for a bit, but they were generally targeted at the rPi. I have an old tool I need to use that won't run on the newest versions because the latest Python and other dependencies seem to be too new and it's been a fight to try to roll stuff back. After selling my i5 MacBook I'm stuck on my old Win7 machine running Ubuntu 14.x on Virtual Bix and it's a real hassle. I'd love to get it running on my M1 machine as the performance with Win10 and Ubuntu 20.x under Parallels is stellar.
     
  2. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Kilo Poster

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    Hi, please find the list of Supported Guest Operating Systems (Mac with Apple M1 chip):
    Only ARM versions of operating systems are supported.
    • Windows 10 on ARM Insider Preview
    • Ubuntu 20.10, 20.04
    • Fedora Workstation 33-1.2
    • Debian GNU/Linux 10.7
    • Kali Linux 2021.1
     
  3. Maria@Parallels

    Maria@Parallels Kilo Poster

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    You can always test your scenario and share any results with us and other users here.
     
  4. AnonUKuser

    AnonUKuser Bit Poster

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    OpenSUSE LEAP 15.2 is running well in a Parallels VM here on my M1 system.
     

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