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dubalstr1 dubalstr1 is offline
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Default Buying Mini9 with ubuntu or XP - for OSX install - 02-23-2009, 07:09 PM

I was wondering if an OSX install can be performed with ubuntu as installed OS so I can save 50 bucks. Thanks for any help.


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Default Re: Buying Mini9 with ubuntu or XP - for OSX install - 02-23-2009, 07:42 PM

Yes.

Which brings up an interesting point. Just how many Minis are being shipped with Ubuntu builds and are then later turned into OS X or Windows-based Minis? I remember a thread on the Ubuntu support board urging people to buy the Ubuntu versions if they wanted Ubuntu, even through shipping times for XP Minis was faster at the time, so that Dell would see the support for Ubuntu.


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Default Re: Buying Mini9 with ubuntu or XP - for OSX install - 02-23-2009, 11:20 PM

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I was wondering if an OSX install can be performed with ubuntu as installed OS so I can save 50 bucks.
pretty certain (i've never installed osx), but as long as you can boot via usb or external dvd, you should be able to either complete wipe your ssd or set it up for dualboot. i wish dell would sell non-os'd ssds with their minis..maybe we can save yet another few bucks
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Default Re: Buying Mini9 with ubuntu or XP - for OSX install - 02-24-2009, 04:50 PM

i'd love to install osx on my 8gb mini 9, but i'm not to tech savy to do it. also a copy of osx costs something like $100+
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