How to do dual boot install of Ubuntu on Mac

madanabhat27 at madanabhat27 at
Wed Jun 24 03:31:39 UTC 2009

Thanx mark but I don't feel comfortable with virtualBox and prefer to dual boot with Mac OS X (10.5 leopard) so it would be very nice if any one could guide me through the dual boot procedure 
------Original Message------
From: Mark Nichols
To: madanabhat27 at
To: Not for general discussions Ubuntu user technical support
Subject: Re: How to do dual boot install of Ubuntu on Mac
Sent: Jun 22, 2009 11:47 PM

On 06/22/2009 06:47 AM, madanabhat27 at wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Thanx for all the help you've provided me but I have this question, How to safely dual boot Ubuntu and Mac OS X on a MacBook Pro 15 inches? (the reason I ask this question is coz in my college they require all their students to buy a laptop and they only allow mac and windows laptops. And windows laptops are JUST PLAIN UNSAFE, so I have only one option and that is a Mac)
> Any help would be very much appreciated.
> Yours,
> Sent from BlackBerry® on Airtel

I have been running 9.04 inside VirtualBox on a MBP since the April 
release. If you don't want to go to the hassle of setting up a dual-boot 
machine, you might consider a virtual machine.

I leave VB up and running in one space (virtual desktop) and can 
seamlessly move between the two operating systems.


Sent from BlackBerry® on Airtel

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