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Hi all , ive had some experience installing Linux (various distros) in the past on PC's and older PPC macs ... Im trying to dual boot my Macbook (2GHz Intel ...
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    Help needed Apple Macbook


    Hi all , ive had some experience installing Linux (various distros) in the past on PC's and older PPC macs ... Im trying to dual boot my Macbook (2GHz Intel core 2 duo , 2GB Ram
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M)

    Ive tried Ubuntu , Fedora and Suse , but cant get any of them to install ..

    Ubuntu 9.04 and 8.04.3 wont install or let me try before installing ... Fedora 11 and Suse 11.1 are the same..

    Ive installed eEFIt 0.13 and partioned my HD using bootcamp ..

    Is there anything else i need to do to my macbook to get Linux to run ?? i had no problems installing Debian on my old G3 powerbook and Yellowdog on my 266Mhz iMac .

    So i thought installing Linux on an intel mac would be a breeze.

    I can post more details if required , hope you guys can help me

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    I don't own a Mac but maybe the links below will help

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBook4-1/Jaunty

    [ubuntu] MacBook Pro - Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) + Mac OS X + Windows : Triple boot HOWTO - Ubuntu Forums

    Sounds like you need to download and install refit to get the result you want.
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    Thanks for the reply, ive looked at both links and tried a few things but still no joy .. Ive worked out i have 5,2 macbook which may explain the incompatabilities , i guess i may just have to wait ..

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