Dual booting on a Powerbook

Matt Zimmerman mdz at canonical.com
Fri Sep 17 20:46:04 UTC 2004

On Fri, Sep 17, 2004 at 04:23:42PM -0400, Dave Miller wrote:

> John wrote:
> >atm I have OS X on a 17" powerbook.
> >
> >Will d-i resize OS X; if not, how do I get Ubuntu onto it with losing 
> >stuff?
> It don't think it knows how to resize HFS+ partitions...  I was two 
> paranoid to try it anyway. :)  Back up all your data (Carbon Copy Cloner 
> is a very good tool to do this with), and repartition the drive using 
> Disk Utility (so it'll install all the Mac driver partitions on it and 
> so forth), and just leave yourself enough free space for Ubuntu.  Then 
> when you boot the Ubuntu CD, you can use that to create the Linux 
> partitions in the free space you left from above.

Thanks, Dave!  Would you mind turning this information into a quick how-to
in the wiki?

 - mdz

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