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

    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

    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

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

    AnonUKuser Bit Poster

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

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