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Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by pmitch, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. pmitch
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    Just for something a littel different :), does this firmware update allow dual-booting of Linux on Intel Macs? It's very difficult (code for near-impossible ;) ) to dual-boot Linux on PowerPC macs; would it be any easier on Intel macs with this update?

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  2. MacDonaldsd
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    Dont most linux distros come with a bootloader ?

    The problem with intel macs is they have no bios which all linux distros need, im not to sure what bootcamp actually does technically.
     
  3. ScottB
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    I think it does yes. I don't have a link but I've seen Ubuntu booting on an Intel iMac, I think the install CD still says Windows at startup though.
     

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