Ubuntu MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AFPoster, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    Is it possible to run Ubuntu via BootCamp with Windows 7 Pro already installed? Basically having 3 partitions on a Mac (Mac, Windows 7 & Ubuntu)? Finding tidbits on google here and there but nothing stern, even youtube is a little shaky thus bringing this question in the place that answers it best.

    Also should I wait for OS X Lion before doing these partitions?
     
  2. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think you're gonna need rEFIt to pull that off (unless there's been a change).
     
  3. emiljan macrumors 6502

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    Not to mention that Ubuntu does not have the proper drivers to run on a Mac. I wanted to do the same but i soon found out it was not worth the trouble.
     
  4. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    Depends on the version of Ubuntu. Reasearch your model and the version of buntu you're going to run first. There are/were issues with sandybridge not being supported by any but one kernel (google which).
     
  5. AFPoster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If that's the case I'll pass. I have a new 2011 mbp i7 2.2ghz, but if I can't get my drivers I'll just use Lion instead.
     
  6. hekokimushi macrumors regular

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  7. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    +1

    This works really well.
     
  8. AFPoster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i'll download parrallels
     
  9. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    Exactly what I thought.
     
  10. Rectified^ macrumors newbie

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    +1 for Ubuntu in VM, unless you have a specific need to run it natively. Same goes for Windows (notable exception: gaming).

    Recommend VirtualBox.
     
  11. hekokimushi macrumors regular

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    im with VM Fusion, with Ubuntu and Win7
    works exceptional well on 10.6.7
     

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  12. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

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    I would like to run it as well with out vm just have dual boot os x and utb
     
  13. AFPoster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    how do you dual boot os x and ubuntu?

    Looked at VMFusion nice app, I'll have to get it if dual booting isn't an option.
     
  14. diannao macrumors regular

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    I second the recommendations of running it in a VM as well. I dual-booted to Ubuntu for a while in 2009. It was a problem, with it only using the discrete graphics, running very hot, etc. I've been running Ubuntu in a VM and it works much better for me. 11.04 in particular works well.
     

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