Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
You need to
A) download a copy of linux (i always use ubuntu)
B) burn that copy of linux to a CD
(to do this you need to go to your disk utility app and click burn image to disk and than select the iso you chose, using other software the option will be something like "create mountable disk" OR "burn bootable image")
C) boot to that cd--- to do this you put the cd in and reboot your mac while holding the 'C' key
D) open the partition editor and create a partition on your hardrive the size that you want linux to be (idealy replacing the main partition on your computer not one of the smaller boot partition)
*Optional- If you are planning on dual booting do not replace the main partition completely instead create a new linux partition from the main partition's free space additionally if you are dual booting and using Leopard or later you can use the bootcamp app to create a partition than use the linux partition editor to format the bootcamp partition to free space and than install linux on it
E) once you have the partition made simply follow the initial instructions to install there will be an installer app that replaces your now free partition with linux.
*if you chose to dual boot to access linux simply hold the 'Alt' key when booting up and than highlight the linux/windows HD
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