Booting Ubuntu Linux

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pineapplepie, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. pineapplepie macrumors newbie

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    I have installed ubuntu 7.10 onto a 2gb ADATA-C802 by booting from a live CD. When I restarted to try to boot from the pendrive by holding down the ALT key the pendrive didn't appear, I assumed this was because my laptop didn't read the format (ext3 or something) and that was confirmed when I start my mac partition, error unreadable format. Is there any software I can get to make my laptop read/understand the format?

    P.S I have a macbook 13' late 07
     
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

    KingYaba

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    I've never tried the USB drive thing so I don't know how I could help. I would, alternatively, suggest you partition your hard drive and install Ubuntu 9.10. That way you could boot up and select either OS X, Windows, or Ubuntu.

    Ubuntu doesn't need much space especially if you just want to play around with it. And besides, you can always give that partition more space in the future. Start with 5-10 gigs if you have room. Head over to refit http://refit.sourceforge.net/ and look at the documentation. People triple boot on their Macs all the time. I used to as well.

    Ubuntu has lots of Macbook documentation you can take advantage of. A few things for your trackpad and camera if I remember correctly.
     

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