Ubuntu Works :)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by xArtx, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. xArtx macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Guys,
    THe last company I worked for regularly ditched office PCs and gave them to us.
    I always kept the SATA drives and RAM, and took the rest of the PCs back,
    ad threw it in their bins.

    Now I got a USB SATA adapter and was able to boot straight to a Ubuntu install
    from one of the HDDs connected with USB.

    So it appears the Mac doesn't care what it runs, but will only help you install
    Windows 7 or 8.
    This Ubuntu install was done for another clone PC, so why not set up a
    Windows XP, or other unsupported op system that way, and always boot from
    the USB HDD?
    Cheers, Art.
     
  2. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Ubuntu is great :)
    And it's a useful rescue medium too!
     
  3. xArtx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I will keep it.. only an 80Gb drive.
    Shame I can't seem to do the same thing with Windows,
    only Mac OS and Ubuntu wants to boot from the external drives.
     

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