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July 7th, 2009, 12:30 AM
I am very new to Ubuntu. So I'm sorry if I ask a stupid question.

When installing/booting a live Ubuntu CD on a Mac with an intel processor can you use just an ordinary Ubuntu CD? and What (if any) keys do you hold down while the mac is booting to boot the CD?

Many Thanks,

July 7th, 2009, 03:54 AM
Intel Macs use the "ordinary" Ubuntu CD (ubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso). To boot the live CD, you have to hold the "option" key as the notebook starts up. A boot selector will show up, letting you choose the Ubuntu CD.

The tricky part, however, is partitioning, which depends on the operating systems you'd like to have. An installation guide can be found on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleIntelInstallation.

July 7th, 2009, 08:09 AM
That's exactly what I needed.