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reiki
July 14th, 2009, 05:21 PM
I have been reading threads and have had difficulty finding an answer to this...

If I buy a brand new 24" iMac, will I simply be able to install Jaunty and use Boot Camp? I've read about file system issues and all kinds of stuff, but they mostly seem to be on older machines.

If I can't simply buy the iMac and install Ubuntu on it, then I'll probably just build another PC-based computer and make Ubuntu the only OS on it. (My current Pentium D 930 machine appears to be on its way out)

Thanks for any help.

zacbarton
July 15th, 2009, 04:27 AM
I got a new iMac and installed jaunty on it using https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleIntelInstallation as a guide.

From memory the only thing that required a little reading was getting the sound to work. Its not the best but the mbp3 driver will work tho a iMac91 driver is in the works?

Good luck

jamesey
July 15th, 2009, 05:47 AM
I have been reading threads and have had difficulty finding an answer to this...

If I buy a brand new 24" iMac, will I simply be able to install Jaunty and use Boot Camp? I've read about file system issues and all kinds of stuff, but they mostly seem to be on older machines.

If I can't simply buy the iMac and install Ubuntu on it, then I'll probably just build another PC-based computer and make Ubuntu the only OS on it. (My current Pentium D 930 machine appears to be on its way out)

Thanks for any help.

dont use bootcamp, use refit
you can expect some sound issues