Ubuntu on New MacBook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Slowstick, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Slowstick macrumors 6502

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    Hello Everyone!!

    I am not sure if this has been asked before in a different thread, but how do I install Ubuntu or other versions of Linux on my Late 2008 MacBook?

    Thanks!
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    you can use vmware/virtual box/etc if you want emulation

    otherwise partition your hd and install it on the partition
    then to select wheich drive to boot, simply hold the option key at startup
     
  3. Slowstick thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Really, its that easy? Thanks!
     
  4. lamadude macrumors 6502

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    There are many different ways, the easiest is probably to partition the drive using bootcamp and then insert your ubuntu cd, hold "c" at the bootup to boot from the cd and install ubuntu on the bootcamp partition.
    You can then choose the right OS by pressing option when you power on your computer.

    You could also repartition the drive any way you like and boot using refit.

    Here is a very detailed overview with everything you need to know (and more)
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBook5-1/Intrepid
     
  5. Slowstick thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can I install any version of Linux or just Ubuntu?
     
  6. lamadude macrumors 6502

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    you can install any version, I just used ubuntu as an example
     
  7. Slowstick thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great! Thanks for your help!
     

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