Can the MBP dual boot with Ubuntu?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Lunchb0x8, May 29, 2011.

  1. Lunchb0x8 macrumors 6502a

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    As I couldn't find a section for other OS, I thought I would ask here.

    Can Ubuntu be installed as a dual boot on the MBP?

    I want to play with Ubuntu and don't want to VM, I like my OS to have it's own dedicated partition and be able to be run with full resources available.
     
  2. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    Why don't you give it a try. If you can't get into Linux at boot, there's always rEFIt. I think BootPicker supports loading Linux as well.

    Don't use the Boot Camp Assistant to install Linux (I'm assuming you don't already have a Windows partition), just open up Disk Utility and Shrink/Partition. The assistant creates a Hybrid MBR and modern Linux flavors work just fine with GPT type disks.
     
  3. Lunchb0x8 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the tips, I was told elsewhere to use bootcamp, I might try your tip first. and see how I go.

    Thanks for the advice.
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Yes. I'm not sure of the specifics as Ubuntu didn't have driver support when I tried, so I subsequently removed it, but it's definitely doable.
     
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