Installing Daryna on Macbook Pro

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Installing Daryna on Macbook Pro

Postby Medic77 on Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:42 am

So I would like to install Daryna on my macbook pro but since leopard is out boot camp is no longer free beta. So I was wondering if it would be possible to go ahead and try to install Daryna using its partitioner to create the space i need to install Daryna (only looking to use 25gb or less) and then use rEFIt to choose which OS to boot in.

Any ideas? or should i just try and see.
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Postby Husse on Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:27 am

You want to keep MacOS i suppose Then grub is no option so you're probably right. Never used a Mac though :)
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Postby Medic77 on Tue Oct 30, 2007 2:48 pm

Any ideas? The partition manager sees my mac partition but i don't see the option of creating a linux partition (the slider that lets you choose if you want to use 15% or 25% of a partition for linux).

Basicly it gives me the option of selecting the whole hard drive to format or do the partitioning manually (which im trying to avoid).
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Postby Boo on Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:39 am

the problem is you have only one hd.
if you had 2 hd's you would have no problems.

you see mac sets the hd to be a GID type disk as opposed to a fdisk style disk that windows and linux use.

what you could try is this:
boot into OSX open disk tools.
if the main partition for OSX takes up to the end of the disk then you have to shrink that partition to leave you enough room for mint (say 10GB).
then you create a swap partition in the free space that is 1.5x your RAM.
then you create a fat32 partition with the rest of the free space.

now insert your mint cd reboot and use the alt key to choose the CD to boot off.
install, at the partition stage set the fat32 partition to be / and format as ext3. you can format the swap as swap again if you like.
take note of the / partition dev name (eg /dev/sda4)
at the last step use the advanced button and set it form (hd0) to /dev/sda4 (the / partition)
and finish.

now when you boot you have to hit the alt key (insert) and choose the "windows" disk to boot into mint.

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