Ubuntu?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Cristian, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. Cristian macrumors 6502

    Cristian

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    I'm about to d/l Ubuntu. Can you use it with bootcamp? Also which one do I get?

    Ubuntu 7.04 - Supported to 2008

    Ubuntu 6.06 LTS - Supported to 2009

    -Thanks.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It'll work as a Live CD and installed on a separate partition. I believe there is a small work around to get the partition editor to work right so you can install it onto a Mac.

    Use Google for specifics.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Get 7.x... make sure you understand its limitations (e.g., as far as I know, you cannot boot with a bluetooth mouse and keyboard).
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Ah yes, USB is key.
     
  5. Cristian thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so if I d/l 7.x i wont be able to turn on my comp with the power button?
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You will, but you won't be able to use Ubuntu unless you have a keyboard with wires on it (or of course the internal keyboard on a notebook computer). It doesn't affect very many people. But if your setup is like my iMac, which has just a Apple Wireless KB and Mouse, then you can't use Ubuntu on it.
     
  7. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I downloaded the CD and burnt it. But booting from the CD does not work. Do I need to do something besides hold down the C key while restarting?
     
  8. Queso macrumors G4

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    On newer Macs you hold down D for disk instead of C for CD.
     
  9. TBi macrumors 68030

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    Or hold option (alt) for a boot menu on your mac. I always use this way.

    You can also just change your boot order in system preferences.
     
  10. wordmunger macrumors 603

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