Installed Ubuntu On Mac Os X

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  1. YoungMmoee macrumors newbie

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    What I Did.

    i installed ubuntu 7.04 on my mac os x tiger.

    Problem.

    but when i restart my computer and hold down the option key..
    Ubuntu doesn't show up..
    can anyone help me with this...

    My Computer.

    Imac
    Power Mac 2.2
    450 MHz PowerPC 750 (83.2) G3
    Memory 512 MB SDRAM

    Thanks In Advance...
    anyone know how to fix this?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    When your computer launches OS X, does the ubuntu partition show up on the desktop or something? Sounds like you didnt install it correctly.
     
  3. YoungMmoee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no it doesn't show up...
    when i start up my computer it brings
    up the blue apple n question mark like its trying to read it or something.
    but then starts up on os x
     
  4. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    When you install Ubuntu on a mac usually it'll give you a Text-Based menu that allows you to choose Ubuntu or Mac OS X. I think it may use the LILO Bootloader or maybe GRUB, one of the two. You should get a menu like in the image below. I would suggest using a different version of linux or an updated version.
    [​IMG] <--- Granted it won't look like that, but with the older version it should look like something to that effect.
     
  5. YoungMmoee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    that doesn't pop up..
    i might just need a newer version...
    do you have any in mind?
    or should i just goto the site?
    thanks for the help.
     
  6. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    I read a while ago that PPC Macs require a specific bootloader (other than lilo and GRUB) to even consider booting Linux. If you get it to work then you won't see a drive on your desktop because Mac OS X can't read the ext file systems.
     
  7. YoungMmoee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    if thats true.
    does any one know how i can get this..
    (specific bootloader)...
     
  8. YoungMmoee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok is there another way to do it...
    like if i install ubuntu over tiger...
    could i then install tiger again to run both ubuntu + tiger?
     
  9. NEiMac macrumors regular

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