Linux on MacBook Pro ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fab5freddy, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    i am interested in trying out Linux, and was wondering if it
    is a good idea to try to install Linux on my MacBook Pro, and if so,
    which version ? Ubuntu ? cheers, FF
     
  2. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    You should be able to do it no problem. Just use BootCamp, and make yourself a partition.
    While I haven't tried Ubuntu, I've had good experiences with Mandriva and Red Hat.
     
  3. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    But how do you get about installing it. When ever i try to insall Ubuntu it comes to the grub install and then fails.
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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    I recommend parallels, yes it costs money, but linux runs great, and it is so much better.
     
  5. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

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    OK, it's really easy to try Linux.

    Go to Ubuntu's Web site and download the live CD. This will allow you to run Linux without installing it. You'll get a chance to see how it works with your hardware and if you want to try installing it.

    Then, you can just click the install icon if you wish to install it to your hard drive.

    While Ubuntu is nice, I prefer SUSE and Fedora Linux.

    Check out www.distrowatch.org for more information.
     
  6. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    I have the live CD and i have booted into Ubuntu. However, when i start the installer, and the actual installation starts, and when it comes to the part where it installs Grub, it fails, and i am left without Linux installed.
     
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