Ubuntu / Apple :: Remove The Partition - Dual Boot Mac

Jun 28, 2010

I want to dual boot mac and ubuntu. Now, if I want to remove the ubuntu partion, how do I do so? (I have not yet installed Ubuntu)

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Ubuntu :: Use A Windows-based Recovery Partition On A Dual-boot Computer To Overwrite Partition And Remove GRUB Loader?

Mar 9, 2010

is it possible to use a Windows-based recovery partition on a dual-boot computer to overwrite the Ubuntu partition and remove the GRUB loader? For instance, if you booted up your computer, accessed the hidden recovery partition and used it to reset the computer to it's factory default settings, would that effectively remove the Ubuntu partition and the GRUB loader? Would a completely new installation of Windows overwrite/uninstall Ubuntu and GRUB automatically?

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Ubuntu :: Remove A Partition From Dual Boot?

Jan 9, 2011

I have windows xp on dual boot, however I do not use it anymore also something happened to the boot sector so now it wont work. I want to remove it so that I can have ubuntu reclaim the partition and have grub removed from startup. How does one do this?

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General :: Remove A Dual Boot Partition?

Jul 27, 2011

I know this is a familiar looking question, but please hear me out.

I want to dual boot Fedora 15 with Ubuntu 11.04 (to try out GNOME Shell whilst not breaking Unity, which I quite like). As it's mostly to just to try out, I'll probably want to remove Fedora and go back to just Ubuntu, so I wan to ask how to remove the Fedora partition without doing any damage, and how to remove it from the GRUB menu at boot.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Shrink Mac OS X Partition On Dual Booting MBP?

May 28, 2010

After four attempts and diverse partition map problems, I finally managed to install successfully clean versions of both Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Ubuntu Lucid Lynx on my old MacBook Pro C2D (2,1) and a new 320 GB HDD, by following these instructions:[URL]

Now, I've got a big partition for Mac OS X (286 GB) and a small partition for Ubuntu (30 GB, as well as two smaller partitions for grub and swap). However, I'd like to shrink the Mac OS X partition to, say, 35 GB, and use the freed up 251 GB as a shared partition to keep files for access from both OSs. But Mac OS X Disk Utility won't let me resize the Mac OS X partition (and warns that it might not be a smart thing to do, as the disk has been partitioned for Boot Camp, etc).

Is there some way I can resize the partition, or do I have to start all over again?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Manual Installation On Already Created Partition To Create Dual Booting PowerMac?

Jul 15, 2010

I have booted from the .iso cd I made on my Mac last night and was tempted to install it on a 6gb partition that I have on my main HDD but was a bit scared to go past the fourth (or so) step in manual installing where I pick that partition and *do what?* Is it going to install the OS on that partition and leave everything else alone to give me a dual booting PowerMac? It doesn't quite say. I am fearful of screwing up my little ol' machine. Can anyone direct me to something that gives a step by step in manual installation on an already created (HFC+) partition to create a dual booting PowerMac?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Don't Want To Dual Boot?

Jan 2, 2010

I don't want to dual as I don't want to screw up my computer. I have a PowerPc mac.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Dual Boot OS X 10.6.8 And 10.10?

Aug 12, 2011

where I can find details on how to dual booth OSX 10.6.8, and Ubuntu 10.10 on Mac Mini 2010?

I have the partition already setup for Ubuntu - and have already installed refit - but when I try and boot from the Live CD, the screen goes into power save mode and I can't see anything.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Setting Up A 9.10 Dual Boot On Os X 10.5?

Jun 11, 2010

i am attempting to setup a macbook run by os x 10.5 for dual boot with ubuntu 9.10.

however, when get the part where usually a gui interface which allows one to specify the size of the new ubuntu partition appears i only get the options for using the entire disk, the largest free space or manual partition.

how can i set this machine up for dual boot?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Cannot Dual Boot In Mac System

Jul 6, 2010

I've been using Ubuntu on my PCs and laptops for quite a while. Recently, I've been allocated a Mac for use in my lab. It is a PowerPC G5 running on Mac OS X 10.4.11. I've installed Ubuntu on one of the two hard disks available, the other one being the disk which Mac is installed in. There was no problems with the installation, but I cannot get Ubuntu to boot. Basically, when I restart the system, it boots into Mac straight away.

There is no boot loader or GRUB. I've tried holding down the options key when the system starts, but for some unknown reasons, the monitor cannot find a signal, so I cannot see what is going on. The monitor can only pick up a signal after Mac starts to boot (or, when I was installing Ubuntu, after the virtual Ubuntu has loaded). Am I suppose to expect GRUB or some other boot loader?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Can't Dual Boot Maverick?

Jan 26, 2011

I have one machine in my house which doesn't run Linux, and that is a new iMac (a few months old). It has 4GB DDR3 Ram, an intel core i3 chip @ 3.06GHz, and a ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics card.I want to dual boot Ubuntu (I have a disk with Maverick on it).But I have read the wiki and I dont really understand alot of it. Right at the beginning, it says:"This information will not work for iMac (11,1) users and recent versions of Ubuntu (e.g., Maverick). The presence of the bios-grub partition that the Ubuntu installer creates by default (e.g., sda3) causes a conflict that prevents syncing the GPT and MBR partition tables."Does this mean that I can't dual boot Maverick? What does it mean by 'iMac(11,1)'?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: No Dual Boot - Cannot Get To A Log In Screen

Apr 29, 2011

I have a Macbook Pro, with ubuntu as the ONLY OS, there is no dual boot. I bought the mac long ago and recently got fed up with OS X, so i removed it for unbutu. i've been having random troubles with it but have for the most part been able to figure it out by reading forums however, my computer will not boot now.

From power off:
Push power button
Screen becomes grey for about twenty seconds
screen becomes black
sometimes flashes the underscore in the top right corner once
screen goes black
no change thereafter

I was playing Warcraft 3 (running on WINE) when I left it, the CD is still in the disk drive. I cannot eject it, I can not get to a log in screen, I can't do anything. Nothing I have attempted has affect the computer what so ever, except the power button as far as I can tell.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Undo Partitioning / Dual Boot?

Jan 31, 2010

I'm running OS X 10.5.8 and Ubuntu 9.04 on a Macbook 4,1, and I want to remove the Ubuntu partition so I can free up hard drive space. However, the linux swap partition is located in between the OS X and Ubuntu partitions, and GParted won't let me remove it when I boot from an Ubuntu Live disk, and OS X Disk Utility can't affect it either. I followed the dual booting instructions here, and I pretty much just want to undo all of it and get back to an OS X only machine.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Install OS X After Kubuntu 10.04 Dual Boot

Jun 23, 2010

Having successfully installed kubuntu 10.04 on my Powermac G5 I was wondering if I can install os x and dual boot, there are plenty of tutorials around but all of them involve installing kubuntu on a system with os x already installed. If there is any danger of damaging Kubuntu then I will leave it as I really don't want to go through the hell of getting it working properly again! Also I have plenty of hard drives kicking about - would it be safer/easier to install os x on it's own hard drive? And if so how would things work with yaboot?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: GRUB On Dual Boot Macbookpro 5,5?

Nov 16, 2010

Last night I installed ubuntu 10.10 unto a macbook pro 5,5 following the instruction from the MactelSupportTeamAppleIntelInstallation however I made a mistake during the installation process. I forgot to go into advance settings and choose to install the bootloader on /dev/sda3. I'm not exactly sure why this step was needed since everything was working fine anyways, but I was wondering how can I remove the bootloader from /dev/sda and install it on /dev/sda3 without breaking anything. [URL]...

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Ubuntu / Apple :: 10.10 On Dual Mirror G4 - Wouldn't Boot From The CD

Jan 7, 2011

I tried burning straight to the CD after download Ubuntu. It wouldn't boot from the CD. Can anyone explain the steps I need to reproduce to make this happen?


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Ubuntu :: Dual Boot - Remove The Windows Boot Loader

Apr 26, 2011

One thing I notice and hope someone here can steer me in the right direction. When I start up my computer I have the list of options to choose from, if I choose to boot into Win 7 I am the presented again with another boot menu from windows. I would like to remove the Windows boot loader.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Dual Boot Setup Broken By Update?

Jul 5, 2010

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx 64bit on my mac pro in a dual boot setup with os x. When installing I had some trouble figuring out the partitions, especially because the thing happened with the extra partition from nowhere. I deleted the small partition created by the installer, synced the GPT and MBR, installed GRUB on /dev/sda4 and all was fine.

After my first software update my system is now broken, after rEFIt it got stuck on a black screen. I started up from the livecd, chrooted into my system, reinstalled GRUB on /dev/sda4, installed it on /dev/sda too, but that did not really help. I now get to the GRUB rescue shell, but I'm pretty clueless what to do. Also it does not seem a widespread problem, since I didn;t find many reports of dual-boot macintels breaking with this update. What can I do to restore my linux system ?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Macbook 7.1 - Single Versus Dual Boot?

Mar 10, 2011

I have a Macbook 7.1 (the white one)
2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB DDR3 memory
250GB hard drive

I'd like to install Ubuntu on it because I really love the way Ubuntu is developing and becoming much more user friendly. My use will mainly be for browsing, working with wordprocessors and maybe downloading series from torrents. My question is, should I dual boot or single boot? My personal preference is to single-boot, I just like the idea of having one OS running on the machine. What are the cons of doing that? Also, If I want to dual boot just to keep the firmware updates. How much space should I designate for Ubuntu and how much for Mac OS?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Run Mac Os As Dual Boot System - Cannot Connect Computer To Any Internet

Jan 9, 2010

I currently have an old powermac 7220/200 with all ehe origanl stuff except for the hard drive which is now a slightly larger one. I was wondering if it was possible to set up a ubuntu installation on it using a 20g hard drive (I have got one of these going on a 486 running win98, just) and be able to run mac os as a dual boot system, possibly with 9.1 and the origanal mac os that come with it? Unfortunantly I cannot connect this computer to any internet even if I had a card that was compatible with mac os.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Mounting Hfs Partition At Boot?

May 16, 2010

I'm currently trying to mount a hfs partition at boot as part of my quest to have a shared music folder across ubuntu and OSX. Here's the output of fdisk -l

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.


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Ubuntu / Apple :: Can No Longer Boot Into Mac Partition

Dec 19, 2010

I installed ubuntu onto a 20gb partition I created on my Macbook pro. Installation went great, but now I can no longer boot into my Mac partition. When booting up if I hold the option key, all that shows up is a lock icon with a white area below which I can type things into. Nothing happens if I do, and there are not hdd showing. The Mac partition is an option on my grub menu, however it hangs when selected and does not end up loading.

Note: I am on vacation from school at the moment and my live cds for Mac are in my dorm.

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Ubuntu :: Remove Xp From Dual Boot

Jan 27, 2010

I have a 20gb partition for xp and 140gb for ubuntu, i dont want the xp partition anymore as i found out about virtual box and i rather use it that way when i need to use photoshop which is the only thing that keeps me from deleting xp. I already have my ubuntu configured the way i want it and i dont want to reinstall everything again, i just want to delete the xp partition and give that space to the ubuntu partition and then use xp with virtual box whenever i need to use photoshop.

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Ubuntu :: Remove Dual Boot ?

Mar 27, 2010

Prior to installing ubuntu I had an installation of Vista Ultimate on my computer. I kept that OS and installed ubuntu on a clean second hard drive. The Vista installation included a small program called Vista Boot Pro which allowed me to dual boot to either vista or the empty hard drive. Since installing ubuntu I now have many options when booting including ubuntu and Vista. Ubuntu added a series of other options that were not present originally. Is there a way to uninstall the dual boot option from ubuntu and just use the vista dual boot program (VistaBootPro)?

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Boot Directly To Ext4 Partition?

Apr 30, 2010

I am dual booting Ubuntu 9.10 with ext4 and OS X with hfs+, and I'm getting tired of having to go through Open Firmware, rEFIt, and GRUB to boot to Ubuntu by default. I've done a lot of digging, and my results appear to be inconclusive. I have, however, been able to hypothesize that the reason that I cannot set my ext4 partition as the Startup Disk (via OS X settings) is because OS X does not know how to read ext4. I believe that the Startup Disk settings work by writing to Open Firmware, so I'm thinking that maybe something else would be able to as well, preferably something that is capable of reading ext4.

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Apple :: Mac Partition Won't Boot After Installing Ubuntu 10.4 / Sort It?

Aug 30, 2010

So I repartitioned my mac hard drive using the disk utility in my mac os. Shrink the mac HD and created a new partition for ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu and everything works fine and it was be able to boot back into mac yesterday. However, this morning, when I was holding down the ALT key at startup trying to go into my mac, no boot options come up, it automatically goes into the ubuntu boot option (grub 2) and i tried to go into the mac osx on sda2 from grub2 but it'll take a very long time and nothing boots up. It just says 'waiting for root devices'. Do I need to insert the mac cd and try to repair the system? All my files and partition are still there so I think its not completely gone.

ps. I have the newest macbook version (6.1?)

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Triple Boot With Data Partition?

Nov 13, 2010

I've been tinkering for over a week to try and get a functioning triple boot + shared data working. i've hit a road block. i'm using reFIt with SnowLeopard/W7/10.10. i can't get into ubuntu

*** Report for internal hard disk ***
Current GPT partition table:
# Start LBA End LBA Type
1 40 409639 EFI System (FAT)
2 409640 390772495 Mac OS X HFS+
3 391034640 781659639 Basic Data


OSX and Windows are fine. but whenever i select linux, it boots directly into windows. i'm hoping i don't need to install GRUB2 to the windows partition as that would defeat the purpose of reFIt (would it not?)

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Ubuntu :: Remove From Windows XP Dual Boot?

Jan 10, 2010

My sister isn't using Ubuntu on her netbook (that was me that used it), but it fell out of use on it. So I figured that its time to remove it. So my question is: how would I go about removing Ubuntu 9.10 from an Ubuntu/Windows XP dual boot?

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Ubuntu :: How To Remove Windows XP From Dual Boot

Feb 6, 2010

I want to move from Wubi to the full thing, but i have no removable media devices.

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Ubuntu :: 9.10 Dual Boot With XP - How To Remove Partitions

Mar 28, 2010

I am running Ubuntu 9.10 dual boot with Windows XP, on my 120GB hard drive I currently have the following partitions

a) 42GB - with WindowsXP installed
b) 10GB - for WindowsXP storage
c) 3.1GB - accidentally made when installing Ubuntu
d) 62GB - With Ubuntu installed
e) 2.7GB - swap space for ubuntu

I very rarely use WinXP and have nothing on b or c, so my question is can I get rid of those partitions to make d 75GB total without having to reinstall Ubuntu?

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