I'm trying to partition the hard drive on my old mac (model 4,1 running OS X 10.5.8) so I can dual boot Ubuntu. The problem is that when I go to Disk Utility and and select to partition the drive I get an error saying that the partition failed because there's no space left on the device, even though I have lots of space. This happens no matter how small I make the partition. [more inside]
posted by el chupa nibre
on Apr 15, 2013 -
Any one have experience running Ubuntu or another Linux on an aluminum iMac? (Aluminum keyboard, wireless mouse, 2.66 Core 2 Duo) What works? What doesn't?
I'm not a Linux neophyte. I ran it on my desktop for about ten years, then moved to Apple after banging my head on wireless drivers. (Bought three successive cards that the "community" said worked. They didn't.)
I don't mind editing scripts, but I want all my hardware to work immediately after an install or after I grab some supported packages. I'm through chasing around for unsupported code that some guy says works on his hardware.
Is my Time Capsule going to be at all useful?
(Posted this question on the Ubuntu forum and got only two rather unhelpful replies.)
posted by justcorbly
on Jul 25, 2010 -
Is there any way to get the standard OS X touchpad acceleration curve working under Linux? I've tried messing with the "synaptics" driver settings many different ways, but nothing yielded anything close to what I was looking for. [more inside]
posted by korpios
on Mar 3, 2009 -
I'm purchasing an iMac sometime this weekend (yay!) and I'm trying to figure out how I want to partition the drive for Boot Camp... [more inside]
posted by DMan
on Jun 13, 2008 -
Is it worth it to load xubuntu on a tray loading iMac G3, 333MHz, 64MB RAM, 6GB HD? [more inside]
posted by crios
on Jun 5, 2008 -
Is there anywhere I can find step-by-step instructions for installing a Linux distro (Ubuntu in particular) on my PowerBook G4's external hard drive? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani
on Dec 22, 2006 -
Re-installing OS9 on an OldWorld G3 with the goal of installing Linux - OS9 install CD wants to initialise the perfectly-working hard drive. Wtf? [more inside]
posted by notnamed
on Aug 25, 2006 -
I switched over from my Windows desktop to a Mac, and I loved it. Unfortunately the Mac had to go back to it's original owner. I've tried various distros of Linux and none of them seem to satisfy my OS X addiction.
Can anyone recommend an OS that will tide me over until I can get the money for another Mac?
posted by jackofsaxons
on Jun 20, 2005 -
I'm getting an OSX laptop Monday after the keynote, and I'm trying to figure out how to get to place nice with my XP desktop. [more inside]
posted by keswick
on Jun 1, 2005 -