[SOLVED] Is it possible to install a linux distro on a macbook and remove the OS X?
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Is it possible to install a linux distro on a macbook and remove the OS X?
I've been dabbling into linux by installing Wubi on my main computer, out of ease to install, but I use windows to do many things I'm not sure if I could do as easily in linux. Anyway, I had a macbook before I got my new main computer, and have been wondering if I can install linux on my macbook to test out other distros without potentially endangering my main computer (out of complete idiocy on my part, of course). Is this possible? Is there any specific "guide" out to do this? Any help is appreciated
I presume you mean apart from the linux distribution that sits below OS X already (darwin I believe). If you go to distrowatch
you should be able to find one that suits, Kris' advice about PPC is what you are looking for. You could also just run it in virtualbox which there is a copy for MAC.
just wanted to add that i used to have ubuntu set up on my macbook pro, and i wasn't getting near the battery length on it that i was for os x. 3 hours for win7, 3.5 hours for ubuntu, and 4.5 hours for os x.
I've just finished my Fedora install, and everything is operating more than smoothly. The only thing that appears to be changed other than dramatic boosts in speed and the longer boot time, excluding the fact that it is now running Fedora instead of Mac OS X and all that implies, is that the trackpad seems to be broken, lags and flickers much more. Since I use a mouse, this doesn't matter to me. Thank you for all the help, guys.