To start: I have a MacBook 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo from late 2006 with 2 GB of RAM and an 80 GB hard drive running OS X Leopard (10.5.2).

I followed the MacBook wiki for installing Ubuntu 8.04 onto the "Windows" partition of my hard drive that I created with boot camp. As I understand it, I don't need rEFIt in order to make this work and I would prefer to just hold down alt/option when I want to go into Ubuntu. However, I have installed Ubuntu according to the wiki, and the partition doesn't show up in the boot loader when I hold down alt/option at the boot - all that shows up is the Macintosh HD.

I'm quite new to this, so it is possible that I've messed something up. When in the Ubuntu installer, I deleted the /dev/sda3 volume and replaced it with the ext3 volume mounted at / for Ubuntu to use. I wasn't sure about where I need the boot loader in the advanced options of the install, so I didn't change it from (hd0).

If anyone has an idea why it isn't showing in the boot loader when I hold down alt/option it would be a big help. Also, if anyone has a better guide to installing Ubuntu using boot camp without rEFIt I would appreciate that as well.

Thanks for you help. It's greatly appreciated