Mint on my Macbook

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Mint on my Macbook

Postby stevefazzari » 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 » 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 » 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 » Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:40 am

According to this ... 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 ... bug/218918
Info on GPT in general here
I can't for sure tell you what is correct and what your problem is but there are lots of Linux on Mac books...
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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