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    Help with Mac OS X + ubuntu

    Hi. I am completely new to using Linux. I installed ubuntu 6.06 for the PowerPC on my PowerBook G4 to experiment with it. However, I got in over my head. I have a better than average grasp on using OS X, but I have very little experience using command line based operating systems. Because of this, I have a two part question. I have not been able to access the internet through the wireless network in my house (three other macs currently have working connections to the same network). I have been able to log on using an ethernet connection, leaving my desktop computer unconnected. After doing some google searches, I was still unable to get Wireless Assistant to recognize a wireless network. Since it is a necessity for me to have a wireless connection, I am looking to do one of two things. The first would be able to establish a wireless connection through ubuntu without having to revert to OS X. If anyone would be willing to walk me through the steps of establishing this connection, I would be more than grateful.

    The second part of the question is, if I cannot establish a wireless connection through ubuntu, how do I revert my PowerBook back to OS X? I tried booting from the original install disc, which worked fine, but once I got to the section where you choose a drive to install OS X, there were no volumes present. I tried repartitioning the hard drive in an attempt to create a second volume which the OS X installer would recognize, but again, due to my inexperience, I was without luck. Ideally, I would like to be able to dual boot OS X as well as ubuntu, but at this point, I have no problem single booting OS X. I apologize for the lengthy post, but again, I'm in way over my head here. Any help with any of the above problems is very, very appreciated. Thank you in advance.


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    You'll probably want to look into ndiswrapper for the wireless and gparted for the repartitioning.
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