Installing Linux

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aaron.lee2006, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    Hey guys I would like to dual boot linux but can't figure out how to install it on my MacBook Pro. Can someone assist me? Any version is truly fine. I just need to take advantage of the networking tools in linux. Can someone point me in the right direction without making things overly complicated?
  2. chex macrumors regular

    May 17, 2007
    which flavour of linux do you want?

    basically you need to download a disc image, burn it, boot from it and then install from there. You will need to make seperate partitions for it - I think the latest Ubuntu can do this automatically for you, either way you need to read up on this before you go ahead.

    to boot from cd hold down 'c' before the apple splash screen after you turn on the computer.

    the ubuntu website should have a good wiki on installation.
  3. coffey7 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2006
    Use Ubuntu. Its the best. Mepis is great also.
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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