About a year ago, we had been given an old 2009 iMac from some of our friends. The iMac was slow, but we used it for our schoolwork. I had wanted to reset the computer, but I wasn't sure if it would ruin the computer or not, but eventually, I decided to reset the computer. Well, it didn't work, it had not gone back to its original program, and since I never created a backup, it was just stuck in the "select a drive" state. I had worked hours trying to get it to work. But nothing I did worked, so the iMac just sat there in my room for about three or four months. Until recently when I remembered that Nicholas had installed Ubuntu on a USB flash drive for his desktop computer, so I looked up how to install Ubuntu on a mac computer it said " to plug in the USB flash drive then turn on your mac hold down alt/option and select the USB drive and then press the install" I followed the steps, and it started installing Ubuntu. I was very excited that it was going to work finally. I went through the ubuntu setup process then it was set up and ready, except for one thing the wireless internet chip driver for Ubuntu wasn't installed, so I looked up how to fix that, and there was a lot of answers that I tried, but none of them worked. I don't know whether I didn't do the instructions right or not or if the version was wrong. But I skype called my brother, Nicholas, who has used Ubuntu before and who would know how to fix the problem. I had screen shared my screen on the iMac, and he helped me fix the problem. I didn't understand everything that he told me to do, but he said that the computer needed a CD for installing the driver for the wireless internet chip. But he was able to make the USB flash drive seem like a cd to the computer, and the computer downloaded the driver. The iMac is now working, and I use it for schoolwork and skype.