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Thread: Ubuntu 12.04 on a macbook pro 3,1

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    Ubuntu 12.04 on a macbook pro 3,1

    Hi all,
    Is it possible to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a macbook pro 3,1?

    Reading https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro it seems that the last version I can run on my mac is the 10.10, but I don't know why. Can you please show me what limitation arise from installing a newer version?

    Thanks a lot
    g4b0

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 on a macbook pro 3,1

    Limitations:

    RAM, 3D unity, Disk space, lag, general instability

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 on a macbook pro 3,1

    Quote Originally Posted by will1982 View Post
    Limitations:

    RAM, 3D unity, Disk space, lag, general instability
    RAM: minimum requirement is 384Mb, I've got 2Gb.
    3D unuty: I think that a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 512Mb can handle 3d accelleration, isn't it?
    Disk Space: 160Gb aren't enough?
    lag: LAG is a network problem, I think that with a gigabit ethernet card I will not have lag problem.
    general instability: software or hardware problem? Actually I'm running a Lion SO without problem, maybe it's not resposnive as Tiger was.

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 on a macbook pro 3,1

    I'm running 12.04 on my macbook 1,1 and it's fine except I can't get it to hook up to my TV properly. Other than that it seems to run very well and my specs are much lower than yours ( 1gb, 60gb hd, intel gma). If I can get the tv working I hope to use it as an entertainment system.

    -Matt

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    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 on a macbook pro 3,1

    Quote Originally Posted by mbaucco View Post
    I'm running 12.04 on my macbook 1,1 and it's fine except I can't get it to hook up to my TV properly. Other than that it seems to run very well and my specs are much lower than yours ( 1gb, 60gb hd, intel gma). If I can get the tv working I hope to use it as an entertainment system.

    -Matt
    Hi Matt,
    Thanks for your reply. I will try to install it and I'll post the result.

    Stay tuned

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