MBP Dual Boot w/ Ubuntu

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Shotglass, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Shotglass macrumors 65816

    Shotglass

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    Does anyone know whether it is possible to dual-boot a MacBook Pro with Ubuntu Linux (or just Linux in general)? If possible, how would I do this and would you advise against it for any reason? Please share your opinion.
     
  2. iW00t macrumors 68040

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  3. Shotglass thread starter macrumors 65816

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    found this using google, see here
     
  5. Shotglass thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Woah! That is far too complicated. Can't I just do install Ubuntu on an external and hold down c everytime I boot or something like that?
     
  6. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    You could try this one, but i cannot guaratee it will work, as it failed when I tried it.
     
  7. diadem macrumors regular

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    You will need to use a bootmanager only way to do it. Its fairly easy process if you have used linux befor. As detailed on the ubuntu forums here

    Other wise use a VM
     
  8. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Perhaps you shouldn't be using Linux then...If all you want to do is evaluate it, check out a Live CD version.
     

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