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Old 04-30-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
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Triple boot help with latest Ubuntu distro on Apple Mac book Pro with Bootcamp.


Hi

I am using Bootcamp with a dual boot function with Mac OSX Snow Leopard and Windows 7. I now want to introduce a 30gb partition for the latest Ubuntu Distro.

I really want to be careful to ensure I dont break anything as it works perfectly at the moment. I have used Rfix and Bootpicker to manage the dual boot processes as well as using the option key in Bootcamp to boot into each OS.

Does anyone have any advice how I could create a new partiton for me to use for Linux. I want to make a 30gb partion.

Any step by step instructions would be fantastic. I really want to improve my Linux skills and want to run it natively rather than thru a virtual machine using VMware or Parallels.

Thanks
 
Old 05-01-2011, 02:30 PM   #2
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Re: Triple boot help with latest Ubuntu distro on Apple Mac book Pro with Bootcamp

Hi,

I think the easiest way to create a new partition is using GParted Live.

Just download it, burn it onto a cd and boot from that.
The usage of the program then is quite self-explanatory; on the website you can find all the documentation, but even just a look to the screenshot section may be useful.

Basically you have to squeeze the partitions you are actually using for MacOSX and Win7 to free up the space needed to create the new ext3 partition dedicated to Ubuntu.

I hope to be have been helpful!

cheers
Mattia

p.s.: remember to make a full backup of all your data and configuration files before making any change to the partition table.
 
Old 05-01-2011, 02:39 PM   #3
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I would hope that you are using ext4 for 11.04.

The only reason to use ext3 is so that you can access files from MS (maybe Mac, I would not know). Access from 11.04 to the files on the others will not be a problem with ext4.

With ext3 you will have a slower OS. Ext4 is what it was built for.
 
Old 05-01-2011, 05:27 PM   #4
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thanks widget for the clarification...

I was reading about ext3 vs ext4 one year ago when I started using Linux, more precisely Debian. For "Lenny" the ext4 was not recommended; now I upgraded to Squeeze, but retaining the file system. Do you suggest me to convert the fs!?

thanks
 
Old 05-01-2011, 07:08 PM   #5
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I have used ect4 going back to Ubuntu 9.04 where it was just an option, ext3 was the default. I have never had any trouble.

It is claimed that you can "convert" ext3 to ext4. I have done this on an upgrade of Ubuntu 8.04 to Ubuntu 10.04 back during 10.04 testing. It is a pain. Worse yet it is not real effective. Basically it boils down to "what part of format don't you understand".

To really format the file system to ext4 you need to format the partition(s).

Ubuntu has been using ext4 as the default format from 9.10 on. They were getting this from Debian unstable for 9.10 and Debian testing for 10.04.
10.04 was based on Squeeze when it was testing.

If you have room I would slap another install of Squeeze on there (10Gb or so) on ext4 and see what you think. If that is not an option I would recommend reinstalling on ext4 if backing up your data would not be to big a chore. Squeeze will be around for a long time. Running it on the format that it was developed for seems to me to make sense.

It also has the advantage, last I knew, of being unreadable by MS. Anyone on MS that can access your box (network so forth) should have no access to ext4 until they come up with a patch. I think this is a good thing. Most may disagree and maybe they have already patched Win JerryLewis Pro.
 
Old 05-11-2011, 03:02 AM   #6
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Angry Instalation mismask

[FONT="Arial"]Jeg har brugt Ubunto i flere år, men nu kan jeg ikke komme
videre end til kommandopromt. Den kan jeg ikke forstå og kan bare taste exit.

hvad skal jeg bruge den til ??????
 
  


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