General :: Dual Boot Instructions For IMac?

Sep 28, 2010

What is the best guide to use for me to install Ubuntu 10.04 on my iMac so that I can dual boot into either Ubuntu or OS 10.6.4?

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General :: IMac Boot From Partition On External Drive?

Apr 3, 2011

I have the following "setup:"

iMac (no internal drive/dead) --------- (Firewire) ------- [[MAC OS X]]

I routinely use the firewire drive to boot MAC OS X.However, I would like to boot from the linux partition of the USB drive. This linux partition had linux installed on it from a live cd, and during that process, I told the installer to install GRUB on the usb drive (which happened to be /dev/sdd).My question is, how do I get this disk to show up during the iMac option-boot? Currently, only the firewire MAC OS X option shows up. I have read about rEFIT, but that appears to install it to the Mac OS X disk (would that still work?)...Also mentioned was installing rEFIT to the internal EFI system partition, but I don't know if that is wise.

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Ubuntu :: Fix Splash Screen Resolution On Boot Up In 10.04 From Instructions

Sep 2, 2010

I tried to fix splash screen resolution on boot up in 10.04 from instructions I found on the net. I updated lines in grub. Now when I boot I see the dual boot menu but hit linux i just get a black screen. I can't get into my system from there.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: IMac G3 Will Not Boot From Live CD?

Feb 21, 2010

I can't install any flavour of Ubuntu 9.10 onto my new iMac G3. Here are its specs:

iMac G3 New World (Indigo)
350MHz G3 Processor
6GB Hard Drive
Slot Loader (CD only - not DVD)
Mac OS 10.3 Panther

The drive does work - I've played music from CDs on it, and it does allow me to view PDF files stored on data CDs. I can even view the Ubuntu CD through the Finder on the desktop. It just really doesn't want to boot from the CD.

I've tried multiple Linux distributions (all of them PPC compatible).

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Ubuntu / Apple :: How To Get IMac To Boot From Disc

Mar 25, 2010

I want to install Ubuntu on a PPC iMac.It is running 10.2.8.I'm looking for a ppc version of Ubuntu that will fit on a CD-R, the iMac has no DVD reader.Where can I find this?Also, I'm not sure how to get the iMac to boot from disc. It doesn't seem to respond to holding 'c'. Also, when I hold 'option' during boot up it shows me a screen with a picture of a lock, it wants me to fill in a password, but my user's password won't work.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: IMac G4 Will Not Boot From Live CD?

Aug 15, 2010

I presently have an iMac G4/700Mhz machine I want to try Ubuntu on, but I cannot get it to boot using the 10.04 PPC Live CD. I get to the boot prompt, and no matter what I type, the system halts when the screen clears and comes up, and each time it does so, it comes up different colors (I've seen green, red, yellow, and grey so far). I've tried the special boot arguments that apply to this system when you press the TAB key, and all of them end the same way, so I'm at a wee bit of a loss here.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Boot 10.4 Live CD On New IMac?

Sep 18, 2010

I'm trying to boot ubuntu10.4 live CD on my new iMac (iMac 11,2, core i3). The screen goes black at start of boot and stays black. The CD stops reading after a few minutes and that's that. Just to see what else doesn't work I tried ubuntu10.10 beta live DVD. That boots the splash screen - already better than 10.4 - and gives the language menu and the boot option. The boot starts and some text scrolls up the screen quickly. Then the screen goes black, etc. Tried to set boot option vga=771 - no good. Boot option nomodeset - no good. Booting suse11.3 live CD also gives scrolling text and a black screen. All these discs worked on my old Mac Mini Solo (2006). Looks like something's different about booting a live CD on the new iMacs. Anyone else trying this?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Boot Camp On IMac?

Feb 20, 2011

A while back, I used boot camp to dual boot OSX and Ubuntu on my iMac. It was fine, worked well - but I eventually took the partition off because there was some software corruption in OSX. I reinstalled OS X and now I want to dual boot Ubuntu. I can't! I created the partition - like last time, in Boot Camp, and I installed Ubuntu - I made sure to keep Grub on the Ubuntu partition only. But when I go to reboot (you know, after it finishes installing) I press option/alt and the Ubuntu partition does not show, only the Mac partition. Why is this?

ed: One thing that I remember is that I formatted the Ubuntu partition ext4 - I don't recall whether or not I used ext3 before, and do not know if that makes a difference.

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General :: Can't Find Instructions To Install It On Fedora 15 64.bit?

Jul 25, 2011

Downloaded Red Eclipse 1.1 file redeclipse_1.1_all.tar.bz2 Cannot find instructions to install it on fedora 15 64.bit. Can someone point me in the right direction, or give info on how to install.

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Debian Installation :: Blank Screen On Boot - 7.8 On IMac G3

Feb 19, 2015

I have just installed Debian 7.8.0 powerpc on my imac G3 (400Mhz, 256Mb Ram). I had repartitioned the drive with the view of having a dual boot machine, had OS9 installed on partition 1, linux installed on partition 2 and a ext4 data partition and a 1Gb swap partition. After I installed OS9, I ran Debian Installation CD and was successfully installed. Rebooted, got through the on screen text past file system check, then screen went blank. I searched Google and forund that if I ran ctrl+alt+f1 and logged in, then ran lspci, I could get the ID of the graphics. So I did, and:

Code: Select alllspci
0000:00:10 Display Controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Rage 128 RL/VR AGP

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Lucid Will Not Boot After Install (iMac G4)

May 22, 2010

I installed Lucid PPC on a G4 iMac (lamp-style, 800 mhz) using the netinstall mini cd. The install environment booted and installed a base system without any problems. However, when trying to boot into the installed system, I get about a second of text after the yaboot screen, then darkness, then a full screen of bright red. Note that X is not installed, so the red screen is not an xorg problem. I've tried booting with "Linux nosplash video=ofonly", and "Linux single" but the problem occurs in both cases. I can use rescue mode on the cd and chroot into my system on the hard drive, but I'm not sure what steps to take from that point. It does seem to be a functional system when I'm chrooted, I can use apt etc.I don't want to give up on this installation and install karmic yet,

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Ubuntu Installation :: LiveCD Of 9.04 Won't Boot On IMac But Md5 Fine

Sep 17, 2010

Trying a LiveCD of 9.04 and it wont boot on iMac 8,1 with Intel CoreDuo2. Using rEFIt or not doesn't help, boot to cd gives a black screen with overlength cursor and takes no keyboard input (CAPS light wont even come on). No splash screen or chance to get a prompt. md5 check of cd against iso file using dd is fine and matches published md5. Tried alternative (text) cd iso and same story. Tried Bootcamp for the initial partitioning and no difference. Mac installation cd boots fine as does OSX, burned cd from multiple machines and no joy. Graphics is an ATI Radeon HD2400. Mac running OSX 10.5.8

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Ubuntu / Apple :: 10.04 Stalls In Mid-boot On 700mHz IMac?

Apr 8, 2011

I'm installing Ubuntu 10.04 on a 700mHz "lamp" iMac for a home school. I managed to install Ubuntu 10.04 via the alternate iso, but when it boots up it only goes as far as a black screen with "Ubuntu" in white lettering above four dots of which only three are colored red before it stalls. I just can't trick 10.04 to booting up past three red dots.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: 11.04 And 10.04 On ILamp IMac Freezes On Boot?

Apr 28, 2011

I tried to boot live Ubuntu (using 11.04 daily build) and 10.04 on my G4 iMac (the so-called iLamp) 15" but it freezed on boot. I tried using both the "live" and the "live video=ofony" options with no difference.The result is always a white or blank screen (randomly). With 10.04 I obtained a little bit different result: a yellow screen!These are the main characteristics of my iMac (obtained with the system profiler):

PowerMac 4.2
576MB Ram


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General :: Instructions Work When Turning Of Journaling On An Ext4 SSD?

May 27, 2010

I have an Acer Aspire One with an SSD for storage. I recently installed Ubuntu on it and chose ext4 for my filesystem. Then I read that journaling on an SSD isn't the best idea, so I will try to disable journaling and I have found these intstructions [URL]..

# Create ext4 fs on /dev/sda10 disk mkfs.ext4 /dev/sda10 # Enable writeback mode. This mode will typically provide the best ext4 performance. tune2fs -o journal_data_writeback /dev/sda10

# Delete has_journal option
tune2fs -O ^has_journal /dev/sda10
# Required fsck
e2fsck -f /dev/sda10


I will use them on my boot partition. Are there any particularly bad parts here, or are there any missing steps? Will my boot partition be fit for being on an SSD after this? Or should I consider switching to ext2, or even reinstall it all and choose ext2 at partitioning time (I'd rather not though, since I've configured quite some stuff already)?

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General :: Instructions To Install Linksys Wrt54g V8 To Ubuntu?

Jun 8, 2010

I need to install my wireless router to my ubuntu powered Compaq C552US notebook.

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General :: Windows XP Failed To Boot In Dual Boot System?

Jul 5, 2011

The problem is this: I have a 320gb HDD splitted in 4 partitions. When I first installed Windows XP I formatted the HDD in 3 (Windows system partition, Media partition and another one I left for Linux). However Linux requires another partition for swap. Everything was just fine. One day Windows stopped working and I tried re-installing it. After the system was ready to start, Windows failed to boot with "NTLDR is missing" message. I tried to recover the Master boot record, even replaced NTLDR manually - nothing worked. I read that in order a HDD to be partitioned in more than 3 parts the so called "extended" partitions must be created. I think this may cause the problem but I don't want to wipe out everything (I have more than 100 GB of books most of which are not available anymore in the same locations I have downloaded them)

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Ubuntu :: IMac Power PC G4 Installation - No Longer Register The Boot CD

Mar 18, 2010

I was originally going to install debian on this old iMac G4 and everything was going well. But then I decided, hey wait one second, I could probably find a version of Ubuntu which works on this old iMac, and so... i stopped the installation and loaded the ubuntu 8.04 disc. The only problem is, it will no longer register the boot CD... because i kind of already did the partitioning and nuked the OS X... So now I just see a gray screen with a file image displayed revolving between a question mark and the file finder image.

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General :: Lilo Can't Boot Win7 From Dual Boot?

Dec 15, 2010

I cannot boot into the Windows 7 partition, which I guess is /dev/sda1. I have Slackware installed on /dev/sda2 which boots fine, my /etc/lilo.conf looks like


/etc/# Start LILO global section compact


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General :: Messed UP Boot Order On Dual Boot

Jun 24, 2011

I am working on another's Dell Inspiron 530 with Vista 64-bit; see below:


wanting a dual-boot, 500GB hdd was formatted as above, Win Vista x64 Recovery CD was created, and antiX-M11 (as Swift Linux 0_1_1) installed. Now, at startup, machine boots to antiX and not Vista. User wants it the other way around. I think I should have reordered the partitions and not installed GRUB in MBR. EasyBCD is the preferred boot loader for User. This is a learning experience but due to time constraints and not being at my home where references are available, EasyBCD is on a USB stick -- should I boot to the Vista Recovery CD and then try to install EasyBCD to sda3 from it, uninstall antiX (but this will not fix the MBR problem, will it?), or edit fstab or what

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General :: PC Won't Boot After New Fedora/Win XP Dual Boot Install?

Sep 7, 2009

I have a PC with three HD's. My primary hard drive has a single partition and contains Win XP SP3. I have a second hard drive which I use to store junk (pictures, movies, etc). The third, 60GB HD, I just put into my PC and I wanted to install Fedora 11 onto it. I want to have a dual boot system with WinXP being the default boot. I downloaded the latest build of Fedora 11, created a LiveCD out of it and I tried to install the OS onto this third new hard drive. I installed the OS, I told it to use the entire third HD and to have a dual boot setup and make the WinXP OS be the default boot. The installation seemed to go without any problems. However, after restarting the PC, the PC stops booting right after the DELL screen. It gives me a cursor and that's it. It just sits there. I have tried redoing the install about 4 different times now and no matter how I change the different installation options, I get the same result. Now I can't even boot into XP even after I disconnect the third drive. I am guessing that the dual boot got screwed up; I just don't know how to fix it and more importantly, how to install Fedora, dual boot.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: 20" 2009 Intel IMac Won't Boot LiveCD?

Mar 26, 2010

in an attempt to demonstrate just how compatible our college Macs are (please hold the tomatoes) I'm trying to install Ubuntu Karmic alongside Mac OS X Leopard and Windows XP Pro SP2. The problem is, I hold down 'C' to boot from the CD, and all I get is a black screen with a flashing DOS-style cursor. If I boot it without holding C, it works just fine, booting into either Mac or Windows (whichever I specified).This is understandably irritating, and I'm trying to figure out the source of the problem.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: IMac Display - Screen Will Just Go Black When Boot From A Live CD

Nov 18, 2010

I've been installing Linux Mint with OSX on a bunch of iMacs, and its been working perfectly excpet for one of the iMacs. The screen will just go black when I boot from a live CD, but I can hear the login sound play. It's strange because all of the other iMac's run the live CD just fine. What could the problem be? I don't know what I can do to troubleshoot this problem.

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Hardware :: Debian/ubunt Based LiveCD's That Boot Ok On IMac 27"?

Oct 20, 2010

I have a 27 inch iMac with ATI Radeon HD 4670, and 8GB of Ram. When I try to boot a 64 bit Linux Mint LiveCD, I get a black screen as soon as the X server loads. Are there any, up to date, 64 bit debian/ubunt based liveCD's, That work ob my hardware? In general, what distribution works the best with Apple Hardware?

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Hardware :: Create Boot CD For Booting External Disks On An Apple IMac?

Apr 2, 2010

Is it possible to create a boot CD to boot external volumes on an Apple iMac 7.1 (which has an older firmware version and cannot boot external disks, unlike the MacBook Pro 5.1 which can do it, at least with grub-legacy which is all I'll ever use until EFI boot becomes available). There is some promising stuff on, and I'll try it, but the instructions are for Windows, and I am not sure how to translate the menu.lst entry to linux (I suppose it would have to be entered in the "automagic" section). Of course I don't want to create a bootable flash drive but to use my external volumes that already boot on the MacBook Pro without altering them, except for installing the ATI video driver (but I have no problem booting in low graphics mode).

Until karmic there was a trick to make the iMac mistake the external volume for an internal one (the root partition had to have the same UUID as the internal root partition), but this does not seem to work for lucid. Anyway this UUID trick is dirty and causes problems when you want to edit the internal partition (which is the point of the external boot - you get a customized maintenance environment that boots much faster than the CD).

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General :: Wine For Running Ms Office And Give A Source For Installation Instructions?

Mar 27, 2011

somebody recommend a good wine for running ms office and give a source for installation instructions?

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General :: Old Boot Dual Boot Drive In New PC?

Mar 28, 2010

Old Boot drive in new PC (XPPRO + Ubutnu) Run the XP repair BUT still have Error 21, used XP repair console to repair MBR still have problems.

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General :: Set Up The Hdd To Dual Boot Xp?

Feb 3, 2010

I currently have fedora 10 installed and want to set up the hdd to dual boot xp. If anyone could give a guide or suggestion on the best way to do this it would be great. I prefer to not start over even though it would be easier to dual boot linux into an xp host.

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General :: Best Dual Boot ?

Mar 6, 2011

Haven't been browsing for long, so this may have been covered already. I'm sure it's a common question but which distro would you prefer for a dual boot on a laptop, running alongside Vista? I've shrunk my Windows partition and opened a 10GB space for new business. I don't know a lot about different distros but boot Ubuntu 10.10 and XP on my desktop. Would this be the best choice?

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General :: Uninstall On Dual Boot With Win XP?

Feb 23, 2010

how to uninstall linux on dual boot with win XP ??

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