Installing Ubuntu on a Leopard Mac

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  1. juggernaut911
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    Hello, my brother decided to add Ubuntu to his Mac Book. It currently has Leopard on it. He wants to add Ubuntu to it without screwing up his Mac. Would I just install Ubuntu 7.10 normally and grub will work natively with leopard or will I have to screw with the boot list?


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    anyone know?
     
  3. Azimuth

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    You will have to edit the grub boot menu. Its located in /boot/grub/menu.lst
    Add the following to it:

    Code:
    title Leopard
    kernel (hd0,x)/boot/boot_v8
    x is the partition leopard is installed on, most likely the first partition so x's value would be zero.

    edit: thats using the pc_efi bootloader, you can also just add:

    Code:
    title Mac OS X: Leopard
    root (hd0,x)
    makeactive
    savedefault
    chainloader +1
    to your /boot/grub/menu.lst and it should work fine

    http://maketecheasier.com/how-to-dual-boot...1051/2008/02/28
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MacBookPro/SantaRosa
     
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    thnx


    PS: ur name is familiar, do you hang around in the Ubuntu irc?
     
  5. Azimuth

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    No, but I hang around freenode a lot so you might have seen me there.