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Old 12-14-2009, 05:54 PM   #1
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How do I install ubuntu 9.10 on a new macbook without erasing OSx 10.5?

*This is my very first post, I know little (possibly nothing) about software, but it's finals week and I need something to distract me from finals!

I have a fairly new macbook (aluminum body) and want to dual boot ubuntu 9.10 and OSx 10.5.

I have 9.10 on a CD and am trying to install it, but the only options for installing it are re-partitioning the hard drive in linux or erasing OSx. (neither of which I can do). I'd like to install ubuntu and dual boot it so I can save the work I do in it and not need to use parallels. I've partitioned my hard drive to 140GB and 20GB- but I'm not sure what else to do.

Also I'm having problems setting up wifi- there doesn't appear to be any 'wireless network' option, only 'wired network'. Right clicking only brings up 'enable networking' and not 'enable wireless'.

I apologize if this is not the right place for these questions- any advice would be helpful.
Old 12-14-2009, 05:57 PM   #2
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Before even messing with the Ubuntu cd you would need a utility to shrink your OSx partition to leave you some blank space on the drive to install Ubuntu. Find a utility designed to shirnk an OSx partition.
Old 12-14-2009, 06:04 PM   #3
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yeah. thanks dear very usfull info.


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