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    Trying to boot SSD on Mac "Graphite" G4


    Running Ubuntu 12.04 on Mac G4 "Graphite" (Sawtooth).


    I'll apologize up front if I've posted in the wrong place - someone feel free to redirect if I have. I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 on a Legacy 64 GB SSD (so I could easily determine which drive is booted) via a SATA - USB adapter. I was able to boot this distro through the adapter, so I know it's bootable and working correctly. The SSD is now plugged into the second hard drive sockett using an IDE - SATA adapter. Running the command "lshw" I see the drive properly formatted and partitioned, but by default the computer always boots the native hard drive running Ubuntu 12.04. Is there a bootloader for yaboot (like GRUB in Linux) that allows you to choose at start-up which drive boots? If so, how would I install it?

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    You will need to alter the grub boot configuration to allow you to do this.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMCdan View Post
    Running Ubuntu 12.04 on Mac G4 "Graphite" (Sawtooth).


    I'll apologize up front if I've posted in the wrong place - someone feel free to redirect if I have. I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 on a Legacy 64 GB SSD (so I could easily determine which drive is booted) via a SATA - USB adapter. I was able to boot this distro through the adapter, so I know it's bootable and working correctly. The SSD is now plugged into the second hard drive sockett using an IDE - SATA adapter. Running the command "lshw" I see the drive properly formatted and partitioned, but by default the computer always boots the native hard drive running Ubuntu 12.04. Is there a bootloader for yaboot (like GRUB in Linux) that allows you to choose at start-up which drive boots? If so, how would I install it?
    I will base my advice on the assumption that GRUB2 is your current bootloader. You probably can do this one of several ways, but i will show u the way i do it:

    In Ubuntu 12.04 enter into terminal and type:
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    sudo update-grub
    This should update your GRUB to show you Ubuntu 10.10 as well.

    If your GRUB boot list doesn't show up after that, try the following:
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/default/grub.d
    It should show up a list of various grub configurations, you need to alter the following line:
    Code:
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
    Change it to any number above 0, keeping in mind that it is in seconds. 10 seconds is the normal.

    Once you have saved your changes you need to re-run:
    Code:
    sudo update-grub

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    yu have to change the settings on grub.
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