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Old 09-01-2015, 11:49 PM   #1
eroticArt
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Fixing broken root on a Macbook (from 2006)


I have a Macbook with no OS. I can run an old Fedora Debian in live mode, but cannot make changes because of permissions, and it will not install because of a bad root file. It shows that "root" is damaged, and files are in "lost+found". Any suggestion as to how to get a Linux install onto this Macbook? What would happen if I cleaned the hardrive using dban, and then ran a Linux installation?
Would it allow a fresh installation to run or would it kill all chances of future acccess to the drive?
 
Old 09-02-2015, 04:08 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard.

Maybe one of these can guide you,
https://astrofloyd.wordpress.com/201...-using-refind/
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=146962
http://www.maclife.com/article/howto...linux_your_mac
 
  


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