[ubuntu-uk] Dual boot on Macbook problems

doug livesey biot023 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 13:08:22 GMT 2009


Cheers for that -- I'm thinking the same way, after seeing how hot the ext
drive is getting as a boot drive!

2009/2/10 Michael Holloway <michael at thedarkwinter.com>

> Doug, I'm no Mac user but I would throw caution to the wind when dual
> booting between and internal and external hard drive. Could cause
> problems with the MBR/active/boot partition being in the wrong location
> when the drive is removed etc.
>
> I would suggest partitioning the internal hard drive and having that
> boot both OS's, and use the external as a Data drive or something.
>
> Cheers,
> Michael
>
>
> On Tue, 2009-02-10 at 10:32 +0000, doug livesey wrote:
> > Hi -- I tried last night to install Ubuntu on an external FW drive on
> > my Macbook.
> > It wouldn't reboot from the external drive, and managed to kill the
> > install on my main HD -- hopefully the drive itself is ok, but I'm not
> > sure (I can see it in the restore list).
> > I tried restoring from TimeMachine to my internal drive, but that
> > didn't work, so I ended up restoring OSX to the external drive, and am
> > currently booting from that.
> > What I'm hoping to do now, then, is to install Ubuntu on the internal
> > HD, as I want to use it as my main dev environment anyway, so that
> > could all have worked out in the end, if my internal HD is ok.
> > I thought, however, I'd ask the expert collective about any potential
> > gotchas before trying this -- there appear to be a few to ubuntu on a
> > mac that I was not previously aware of! ;)
> > Cheers,
> >    Doug.
>
>
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