How to dual boot mac os x and ubuntu(linux)
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    How to dual boot mac os x and ubuntu(linux)

    I have a powerbook with os x on it which I do not intend on losing. How do I install ubuntu www.ubuntulinux.org without losing what i have so on startup I can choose the OS i want to run?
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    Have a look at the first link on this google search. I think you can tease out what you want to know.

    http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=...c+os+x&spell=1
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    Okay, I got ahead of myself. I just switched from Win XP to Mac OS X. I assumed I could figure out how to burn a bootable CD from Mac OS X but... sadly I was mistaken. I have this ubuntu-5.04-install-powerpc.iso file and the site act likes it should be easy to make into a bootable CD on which I could install the OS ubuntu. I need it for a college compy class. The prof told me to become familiar with OS X and ubuntu so I could help as an assistant, but I am having a hard time. Could someone give me a step by step process of how to do this it would be amazing. Thank you and I apologize for my newbness.
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    Okay, I think I have the CD burned correctly, but without a blank place on my computer it shouldn't boot at startup. Why this is I do not know and if it is true I do not know. Now i need to make a partion with the hard drive I have, since im on a lappy no adding HD's. It won't allow me to do this using the disk utility but I know I have seen somewhere that it can be done. Any reputable good programs for this would be very helpful. Thanks for your help.
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    first, buring ISOs is simple...the option is "burn image" in just about every burning software.

    If I am not mistaken, Ubuntu has a utility to re-partition the hard drive for you durring the install., I did the install and had no trouble with it but i was on a x86 platform, so it may be different.
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    It would help to familiarize yourself with the low level mechanics
    of dual booting the Mac, resizing your partitions, etc.

    Most of us have done this sort of thing on a PC,
    but are not Mac experts.

    http://linux.sys-con.com/read/47809....2A1111CFDBEA98

    Here's a start.
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