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Old 09-10-2006, 10:58 AM   #1
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Linux on MacBook (intel)


hi, I just bought myself a shany new MacBook, YEAAAAA!!!

My Q is, is there any chance to run Ubuntu or Fedora on it? I'm thinking dual booting with OS X.

Any help is appreciated
 
Old 09-16-2006, 02:54 AM   #2
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Ubuntu has a version just for your MAC. When you boot to it, it runs as a LiveCD. That means it runs off the CD and any availible RAM without touching your Hard Drive. This gives you a chance to "test drive" it to see if you like it and make sure it's supported before you install it. There will be an icon on the desktop to "install to hard drive" That's where you should consult the Ubuntu site for documentation on installing. (Just in case there's something odd about putting it on that hardware)
Let us know how it goes!
 
Old 09-17-2006, 09:42 AM   #3
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Ubuntu has a version just for your MAC. When you boot to it, it runs as a LiveCD. That means it runs off the CD and any availible RAM without touching your Hard Drive. This gives you a chance to "test drive" it to see if you like it and make sure it's supported before you install it. There will be an icon on the desktop to "install to hard drive" That's where you should consult the Ubuntu site for documentation on installing. (Just in case there's something odd about putting it on that hardware)
Let us know how it goes!
Hi and thanks for your reply. I've try Ubuntu distro on Mac (I'm a Feodra and Ubuntu fan btw) but it's not what I expected. The version is 6.04 - not very up-to-date. I've also found the URL that is dedicated to Linux on Mac: http://www.mactel-linux.org

Right now I'm not just ready to install it on my HDD, althought I find GNOME more usefull.

I'll stay in touch ;-)

btw... does anybudy knows about some Ubuntu on Mac mailing lists?

Thanks,

anze
 
  


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