Formatting Help Please

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BigRed3373, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. BigRed3373 macrumors member

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    Hello

    :confused: I want to install ubuntu on my IMAC Intel 17 inch with 160 and 512mb but i also want to keep Tiger on it. How do formatt the drive properly so I dont lose any information or Tiger?:confused: It was Easy installing windows but i got to many window computers so the next best is linux. :) Thank You in advanced i wasnt able to find the information on apples site for formatting.

    Red:apple: :apple: :apple: :apple: :apple:
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

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    You could look at using Parallel's Desktop - http://www.parallels.com/

    Costs $79.00

    You don't have to restart your Mac when you want to run Linux - just run it in a Virtual Machine environment. Saves you worrying about partitioning your drive too...
     
  3. BigRed3373 thread starter macrumors member

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    :( :eek: No thank you cannot afford it right know. So how do i go about risking my hard drive and to have it formatted properly?
     
  4. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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  5. BigRed3373 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi
    is this for internal as well? as stated on page is for external yes a little daughting Thank you:D :D

    Anyone Else have Idea's i want them all:p :p
     
  6. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Yes it is for internal, I think that it uses an external though as a means of installing it on the internal drive...so if you have an external drive it'll be useful.

    I used to have a link that would tell you exactly how to do it without the need for an external, but the bookmark is on my mac which is away for another 3 weeks being fixed once again. If you still need information after 3 weeks (unlikely but you never know) I should have the link for you. :)
     
  7. BigRed3373 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ill take it anyway when you get it no problem waiting can i use boot camp for the Ubuntu or is that strictly for Windows and don't i dare i try:D
     

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