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Thread: Help: trying to install Ubuntu on Intel Mac OS X 10.4

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    Help: trying to install Ubuntu on Intel Mac OS X 10.4

    I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.2-desktop-i386 on an Intel Mac Mini with OS X 10.4. I've used Unetbootin to create a bootable USB of Ubuntu, but when I select Linux (rather than OS X) the screen goes black and I get a terminal reading that says BOOT ERROR. Total noob, no idea what to do, haven't been able to Google specific-enough instructions to figure this out. Help would be super-appreciated.

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    Re: Help: trying to install Ubuntu on Intel Mac OS X 10.4

    Am currently trying to convert the .iso Ubuntu file to a .dmg, using the Mac terminal (I'm following the installation directions here [http://www.ubuntu.com/download/deskt...ck-on-mac-osx] and the .iso-to-.dmg instructions here [http://osxdaily.com/2009/09/09/conve...o-dmg-on-mac/]).

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    Re: Help: trying to install Ubuntu on Intel Mac OS X 10.4

    GOT IT! I'm now running Ubuntu from the USB before installing it...it's super-slow for some reason...Ay ideas why?

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    Re: Help: trying to install Ubuntu on Intel Mac OS X 10.4

    It's considerably faster once installed.
    MacBook Pro 10,1 retina

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    Re: Help: trying to install Ubuntu on Intel Mac OS X 10.4

    Good to know, tnx. Do you know if I need to install any drivers or mess with the hardrive's partitions?

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