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Old 07-03-2008, 07:01 PM   #1
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Question Triple Booting Linux, Tiger, and Leopard

I have a mid 2006 Macbook (2.16 ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM). Right now, I have OS X 10.4.11 without Boot Camp. I know that it is possible to dual boot Leopard and Tiger (http://installingcats.com/2007/11/06...installation/), but I am wondering if there is any way that I could then also install Linux. I'm sure it's possible, but I'm just wondering in what order I should install them, and how to partition the hard drive.

Also, what distro would you suggest? I was going to install Ubuntu, but it looks like in order to get my wireless internet to work I would need to download something, but I can't download it without the internet. Is there any way to go on my family computer and put it onto a flash drive? How would that work?
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Old 07-04-2008, 12:17 AM   #2
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Here is what I would recommend that you take a look at first. It is a good walkthough for how to install and ubuntu livecd iso onto your flashdrive. I am guessing that you are using OS X right now, so the partitioning manager will be different, but all the command prompt commands will be the same.

I hope that this helps.

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My flash drive isn't large enough to put Ubuntu onto it. I just want to know if I can put the driver onto it.

Right now I am using Tiger, but I am going to install Leopard. Also, I'm pretty sure Macs can't boot from a flash drive.
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Not knowing too much about macs, but, if it is anything like a pc, if it is connected to the computer at the time of booting then you should be able to boot from it in someway or another.

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Try looking at these articles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensi...e#Boot_manager
http://wiki.onmac.net/index.php/Trip...t_via_BootCamp
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Not knowing too much about macs, but, if it is anything like a pc, if it is connected to the computer at the time of booting then you should be able to boot from it in someway or another.

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http://www.bradbergeron.com/2006/11/...a-flash-drive/

Would the instructions in that article work for installing Ubuntu, too? So I guess when I'm doing the dual booting Tiger / Leopard, I shoud put in a few more partitions that I can install Ubuntu onto. I don't really need to use a flash drive, because I can just burn a CD of it. The only problem, though, is that driver. That's what I want to know if I can install from a flash drive. It's required to go on the internet, but you need to get it from the internet.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBook

Installing Ubuntu looks really complicated, and there are a lot of things that don't work. Does anyone know any linux distros that would be easier to install?
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