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dew912 dew912 is offline
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Default Installing Ubuntu, Currently OSX on entire drive - 03-14-2010, 01:58 AM


I was wondering what the best procedure would be to safely install ubuntu on my mini10v. I currently have OSX 10.6.2 with NBI .8.4 taking up teh entire 120gb drive in a single partition.

A second question...
I have a spare external hard drive, what is the best program to copy an image of my drive before attempting this installation?

Thank you for your help.

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Default 03-15-2010, 12:02 AM

1. Resize your OSX partition using disk utility in OSX by dragging the bottom right corner towards the top of the pane. Watch the size on the right of the pane till it reads what you want.
2. Hit the plus sign below the left pane and this will create a partition in the free space you created. Name the drive I use Ubuntu and choose fat as file type. Hit the apply button and let it format.
3. Follow the Ubuntu instructions given as part of this triple boot guide located here Triple Boot Videos and Guide Using Chameleon, OS X, Windows 7 & Ubuntu Netbook Remix

Question #2 - use Time Machine I have had good luck with that and have used the back up for re-installation.

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Default 03-15-2010, 06:57 PM

carbon copy cloner is pretty good free software, offering a variety of backup solutions (can do full bootable clones, create ISOs, and so on. Im not a big fan of time machine personally, but it works for some peoples needs.

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