Dual booting on a Powerbook
dingo at coco2.arach.net.au
Sat Sep 18 11:45:17 UTC 2004
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
> 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.
> Firewire target disk mode really comes in handy for the backup/restore
> phase of the OS X portion if you happen to have another Mac around
> with enough space to hold the backup. I also have an external
> Firewire hard drive I use for such things.
>> What (hardware) does not work?
> Mine is a Dual USB 500 MHz iBook. I have yet to find anything not
> work (other than scanning for a list of available wireless networks).
> Note that I haven't attempted to use the modem though. :)
I have an external 40 Gb USB2 drive, currently formatted ext3 and
getting the latest Sarge and ubuntu.
I don't have CCC, but I do have an rsyncX cd someplace that is supposed
to do bare-metal recovery.
I have Airport Extreme (Broadcom I suspect, but others might know
better), and Gigabit ethernet. If neither of those work, Ubuntu isn't
going to fly. Unless MacOnLinux can supply those.
>> Is this likely towork?
> I've used it in sid, so I don't see any reason it wouldn't work...
> Unfortunately, checking now, the mol-modules package seems to be
> missing from the repository. All the mol stuff is in universe, so I
> don't know how much they care. ;) mol-modules-source is there,
> though, so you might be able to compile it yourself. On the other
> hand, it may be missing from the repository because the build failed...
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