Originally Posted by iMacware
I've been browsing around the net a bit for some pointers on dual boot on Slackware on the new anodized aluminum iMacs but I have found little information. I'm very familiar with Slackware and have been using it for years on a dual boot on my Dell laptop running XP, but I'm uneasy about trying to install Slackware on the iMac since I'm not very familiar with Macs just yet (I would rather not waste days setting up my system again if I can know in advance that it won't work).
The newer iMacs run on Intel processors (duo core) and the hardware is starting to be mainstream so I'm fairly confident that it would run. I'm just trying to get a sense for it I guess.
Thanks in advance.
Check the boot camp pages for tips on how to get the drivers, check the mac forums for running linux dual boot on any mac period. There's a few linux users on there, I'm one of them, but I haven't done boot camp to linux yet.
Everything I've seen says you have to install linux first, but I'm not sure exactly how well that works. Personally I like OSX (just got my copy of leopard and can't seem to stop playing with it) and I don't see a need to run two unix based os' on one system. But that's just me. ^_^ Good luck!