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DonaldJ
March 4th, 2009, 04:37 AM
iMac-G3, 36-gig, 500 RAM...

Two equal partitions: OS 10.1.5 & Ubuntu 810...

How do I boot into the Ubuntu partition?.. Ubuntu doesn't show in startup...
I'm thinking maybe it isn't really installed..?

avtolle
March 6th, 2009, 01:53 AM
On startup (yaboot) at second (boot) prompt: when you press Tab, what does it show? On mine, it shows "Linux" and "old" (without the quotation marks; BTW,I don't have OSX installed). It does sound that the mac os is the default under yaboot, if indeed you have 8.10 installed.

DonaldJ
March 6th, 2009, 03:11 AM
It just boots the Mac OS... I never see any trace that Ubuntu might be on the hd...

kduclos
March 6th, 2009, 04:58 AM
Are you holding the "option" key when you start up your computer? Holding "option" should allow you to choose whether you want to start in OS X or Ubuntu.