Linux on macbook?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tennismanclay, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. tennismanclay macrumors regular


    May 11, 2007
    Yesterday i installed Ubuntu 7.04 on my mac through parallels and it works great. The only problem is that when i want to do the wobble window it crashes, and i cant seem to get beryl working (which i didnt think i could do because of the graphics card.) But the question is, is there a way to boot linux through bootcamp, or another way of booting linux so that im not running mac and linux at the same time? I have read a lot of forums that say it would be very hard, but just wondering if any of you have successfully booted linux using bootcamp.

    Or is there a way to get beryl working on parallels linux?

    i know this isnt windows on a mac but i didnt know where else to put it.
  2. Iamtherealwoody macrumors 6502


    May 28, 2007
    Gainesville, Florida
    I was just dual booting Ubuntu and OS X with bootcamp. It worked great, nice and smooth, compiz fusion was working perfectly.
    Bootcamp did the job fine, no crashing but it was unable to restore the disk into a single partition.
    so if you want linux, id use bootcamp to split your HD but dont expect to get it back without reformatting the entire drive, unless someone can help you with that.

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