Do Ubuntu and Mac OS X place nice with each other?

Seth dragonrider66 at
Sat Nov 28 08:01:54 UTC 2009

I used the Boot Camp Assisstant to make the partition, then I used
Gparted to delete the partition and set Ubuntu to use the largest free
space, according to a Wiki on the Ubuntu site. For all I know, that
could have been the worst way to do it. :P

On Saturday, November 28, 2009, Mark Traceur <marktraceur at> wrote:
> Gr, Gmail didn't quote the right message. Anyway,
> AFAIK, the normal EFI bootloader won't recognize the Ubuntu partition,
> nor will the GRUB overwrite it. Last time I ran Linux on a Mac,
> anyway, Apple had their bootloader set pretty far in.
> I used a rEFIt disk to boot, it was a messy solution, but it worked.
> That being said, I used Boot Camp to repartition, so maybe if you use
> the Ubuntu partitioner it will work better? I dunno. All I know is
> Boot Camp was awesome at repartitioning, so don't knock it without
> giving it a shot.
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> Microsoft does half the work that Open Source developers do, and they
> get all the money. Where's the justice there?
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