CPU: Intel Core Duo P7550 @ 2.26GHz
4Gb (total) of SODIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
Having a spare SSD laying around I figured I'd have a go at installing Mint (Cinnamon) on the machine. Now my experience with Linux is largely limited to Raspbarian and a touch of Ubuntu. No problems making up a boot stick and getting the installer rolling however where I am running into problems is that grub keeps failing to install. The installer gets very close to finishing and then I get a message telling me:
grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install
Then the installer crashes.
I am definitely booted in EFI mode (I have a EFI system partition that is 512MiB fat32b flagged as boot, esp).
I have also tried installing Mint sans bootloader and although that has succeeded (at least now when I open Install Linux Mint is asks if I wish to install along side Mint 18.3 Sylvia) I am at a loss for how to now get the bootloaders onto the machine.
sudo efibootmgr shows:
Boot0080* Mac OS X
Boot0081* Mac OS X
I've google quite extensively and none of the posts with a similar problem have not proven particularly helpful and I am not at all sure how to proceed.