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    Re: Using partitions for installing

    Here's a link to my post. It sounds like we had the same issues regarding understanding partitioning. The video linked in my post was the best one I could find. If you partition your drive exactly as...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Installing Ubuntu to an External Hard Drive to run on Mac 2008

    After posting this, I tried again...

    Erased external hard drive and created one partition with MS-DOS Fat Format. When partitioning my hard drive in Disk Utility, there is an Options button that I...
  3. [ubuntu] Installing Ubuntu to an External Hard Drive to run on Mac 2008

    iMac (7,1) mid-2007 running Maverick 10.9.2
    2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme x7900
    4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    ATI RADEON 2600 Pro with 256MB of GDDR3 memory

    *According to something you can run in...
  4. Re: Fix for making bootable Ubuntu Live USB with persistence using Unetbootin on a Ma

    i'm understanding! it's starting to make sense. the flash drive is a portable "disc" as computers are being made without optical drives. right? i hope i'm right. i want to feel like i've learned...
  5. Re: Fix for making bootable Ubuntu Live USB with persistence using Unetbootin on a Ma

    I believe that i have created an Ubuntu Live System. I would like to install Ubuntu onto the 2 TB drive. I had no idea this would be so confounding when I started! It's actually been the terminology...
  6. Re: Fix for making bootable Ubuntu Live USB with persistence using Unetbootin on a Ma

    Yes.My goal was to install ubuntu onto an external hard drive. i read through your entire post (and lots and lots of other posts), but i could not get unetbootin to work. i wanted to have the ubuntu...
  7. Re: Fix for making bootable Ubuntu Live USB with persistence using Unetbootin on a Ma

    Finally! Unfortunately, the unetbootin way did not work for me. What did work: repartition external with Ubuntu as 1st partition. Install rEFInd on Ubuntu partition. Used Mac Linux USB loader and...
  8. Re: Fix for making bootable Ubuntu Live USB with persistence using Unetbootin on a Ma

    actually, now i have to erase and repartition the external. it refuses to mount the partition i made for ubuntu
  9. Re: Fix for making bootable Ubuntu Live USB with persistence using Unetbootin on a Ma

    background information:
    Seagate GoFlex Desk 2.0TB 3.0USB, bought new; never used; formatted MS-DOS (FAT) with MBR checked...all 3 partitions
    Working on iMac 24" intel Core2Duo Extreme 2.8GHz 4GB ...
  10. Re: Fix for making bootable Ubuntu Live USB with persistence using Unetbootin on a Ma

    i'm going to have to try another option. it's been over an hour and nothing from unetbootin. there are long spells of it in the Active Processes portion of the Activity Monitor, then it disappears,...
  11. Re: Fix for making bootable Ubuntu Live USB with persistence using Unetbootin on a Ma

    ok, I'll be a little bit more patient. It's hard when i've been at this for 20 hours now (yes, I've been counting!) ](*,)
  12. Re: Fix for making bootable Ubuntu Live USB with persistence using Unetbootin on a Ma

    Everything has worked perfectly...except Unetbootin. I've been watching the Activity Monitor, and when I click OK on unetbootin, it shows up as Active but then, about 30 seconds later, it is...
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