Mint on my Macbook

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Mint on my Macbook

Postby stevefazzari on Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:52 pm

So I just installed mint on my mac book pro and im having
a couple issues. First off, i only have one button and
cant for the life of me figure out how to right click.. haha
also my external is in GPT format, and i cant seem to mount
it. anybody have any ideas?
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Re: Mint on my Macbook

Postby BlahBlah_X on Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:21 pm

At least for the right click, does CTRL+click work?

Not sure about the drive, is it formatted for OSX?
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Re: Mint on my Macbook

Postby stevefazzari on Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:30 am

i figured out the click situation - somewhat
ive added apple touch but it goes away when
i restart so i have to keep redoing it.. which
isnt that big of a deal and i know with a little
bit more toying i can make it stay.
as for the harddrive yeah it was originally
on mac osx... i read up about GPT and apparently
its new but fairly uncommon.. and reformatting
is not an option. and if i cannot mount the hd
then i might be forced to go back to mac os....
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Re: Mint on my Macbook

Postby Husse on Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:40 am

According to this
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/fdisk-una ... r-2tb.html
there is no support for GPT in the Debian/Ubuntu kernels
You need to compile a new kernel...
On the other hand this indicates support for GPT
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/218918
Info on GPT in general here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table
I can't for sure tell you what is correct and what your problem is but there are lots of Linux on Mac books...
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