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M-B-P
Mar 8, 2012, 11:45 AM
Hey,

I wanted to set up my MBP so that I can dual boot with Lion and Ubuntu. I've done so before with Windows 7 on a Mac. My question is do I have to create a separate partition for Ubuntu before installing the OS? B/c reading the instructions on the Ubuntu website, it says download the OS, burn onto a disk, put the disk in,restart, and proceed with the installation. It doesn't mention creating a separate partition as specified in the Apple bootcamp instructions for installing Windows.

My concern is if I just put in the CD and restart my MBP, then proceed with the installation of Ubuntu as it says on their site (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download), will it replace my Mac Lion OS and delete my data?

This may be a stupid question to ask, but take it easy as I'm not experienced with this. Please help me ASAP, b/c I have some free time today to play around with this. Also, I know that I can virtualize Ubuntu, but I want it to have its own separate partition as Windows has when installed via bootcamp.

Thanks in advance.



maflynn
Mar 8, 2012, 12:34 PM
If you don't want to over-write your OSX partition, then yes you'll want to have a separate partition for ubuntu.

Here's their own suuport pages for the Mac, this may prove useful
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro

M-B-P
Mar 8, 2012, 11:12 PM
[QUOTE=maflynn;14460587]If you don't want to over-write your OSX partition, then yes you'll want to have a separate partition for ubuntu.

Here's their own suuport pages for the Mac, this may prove useful
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro[/QUOTE

Thanks, I'll be sure to check out that page it detail. I got what is was trying to accomplish following this tutorial http://lifehacker.com/5531037/how-to-triple+boot-your-mac-with-windows-and-linux-no-boot-camp-required