Apple Mac mini 2020 M1 (apple-j274ap)

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Yes, the Apple Mac mini itself has the same infomation like MacBook Air based on M1 chip!

Apple Mac mini M1
Mac mini.
Mac mini.
Manufacturer Apple
Name Mac mini M1
Codename apple-j274ap
Released 2020
Category testing
Original software macOS
Original version 11.0
Hardware
Chipset Apple M1
CPU 3.2 GHz 8cores (4× Apple Firestorm high-performance + 4× Apple Icestorm high-efficiency)
GPU Apple G13G (either 7 or 8 cores dependent on base spec)
Display 13.3", native 2560 x 1600 pixels (16:10, 227 ppi) IPS
Storage 128GB (education only), 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB
Memory 8/16 GB LPDDR4 @ 4266 MT/s
Architecture AArch64
Type Desktop
Features
USB Networking
Works
Display
Works
WiFi
Works
FDE
Partial
Mainline
Works
3D Acceleration
Works
Audio
Works
Bluetooth
Works
Internal storage
NFC
Sensors
Magnetometer
Ambient Light
Proximity
Hall Effect
Barometer
Power Sensor
Misc
Built-in DVB
Camera Flash
Keyboard
Works
Touchpad
Works
USB-A
Works
HDMI/DP
Works
Ir TX
Ir RX
Stylus
Memory Card
Haptics
Ethernet
FOSS bootloader
Works
U-Boot
Secondary Bootloader
Works
Mainline
Works
Internal Storage
Works
USB Host
Works
USB Peripheral
Works
Display
Works
Keyboard
Works
This device is based on the Apple M1 SoC.
See the Apple M1 page for common tips, guides and troubleshooting steps
Note Note: for active development see https://asahilinux.org/ .

Contributors

  1. Asahi Linux Project

Users owning this device


How to enter flash mode

for DFU mode: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/apple-configurator-2/apdd5f3c75ad/mac

Bootloader

According to Asahi Linux's Wiki, m1n1 is the bootloader for Linux kernel booting.
m1n1 is the bootloader developed by the Asahi Linux project to bridge the Apple (XNU) boot ecosystem to the Linux boot ecosystem.

What it does(from their wiki)

  • Initializes hardware
  • Puts up a pretty logo
  • Loads embedded (appended) payloads, which can be:
  • Device Trees (FDTs), with automatic selection based on the platform
  • Initramfs images (compressed CPIO archives)
  • Kernel images in Linux ARM64 boot format (optionally compressed)
  • Configuration statements
  • Chainloads another version of itself from a FAT32 partition (if configured to do so)

Proxy mode enables a huge toolset of developer features, from reducing your Linux kernel test cycle to 7 seconds, to live hardware probing and experimentation, to a hypervisor capable of running macOS or Linux and tracing hardware accesses in real time while providing a virtual UART over USB.
m1n1 can load U-Boot as a payload.

U-Boot

Note Note: You can look up their wiki for further informations.

U-Boot is the default payload for m1n1 stage 2, and is used to provide a standard preboot environment familiar to AArch64 developers. External boot is not supported with the native Apple Silicon boot tooling, making U-Boot a hard necessity for providing a PC-like boot environment.
It is able to boot from any external media (USB drive, network, etc.) and users an execute any EFI binaries.

U-Boot Status

Feature Status
USB-A Ports Not working due to their controller requiring firmware which we cannot redistribute.
USB devices Certain USB devices which expose multiple functions (hubs with NICs, fancy gaming keyboards, etc.) do not work.
USB Hubs Hubs with SD Card slots may cause U-Boot crash.

Installation

See also

This device does currently boot and works to a degree, it has a actively developed Linux port (https://asahilinux.org/), as well as a somewhat working port by corellium that is claimed to be "completely usable" yet lacks any optimisation (https://www.corellium.com/blog/linux-m1)

Notes

Note Note: An available GPU driver is ready for daily usage.

Now you can install other Linux like Debian from this website:Other. To use Asahi's graphics driver, Update your kernel to their develop branch.