[Cialug] distro for ibook
dave at dchamp.net
Fri Dec 4 13:48:28 CST 2009
When I ordered my current laptop (a Dell D620) I was able to choose the
option of an Intel wifi, over the default Dell / Broadcom wifi.
Don't know if the Mac uses a mini-pci card like a lot of other laptops,
but if you really didn't like it, you could look into changing your
card. Of course... OSX may not like that very well.
Brandon Griffis wrote:
> Thanks for the details and the link. Can't believe they expect so
> much $$$ for those laptops and then cheap out with things like
> broadcom wireless. No wonder wireless reception is kinda crappy with
> Macs. Good to know.
> On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 10:10 AM, Matthew Nuzum <newz at bearfruit.org
> <mailto:newz at bearfruit.org>> wrote:
> 2009/12/4 Brandon Griffis <brandongriffis at gmail.com
> <mailto:brandongriffis at gmail.com>>
> We're about to get a macbook pro in at my office (intel
> based). Anything to know about putting linux on it? Does
> gparted work just as well for resizing the OSX partition or do
> I need to use something else to be safe? Does grub work on
> Macbooks or do I need a different boot loader?
> I suppose, basically, will linux install on the Macbook Pro
> the same as it does on any PC (HP, Dell, Toshiba) laptop
> running Windows or is there something to know or do
> differently in the process?
> I've got a macbook pro and it runs Ubuntu great. Use bootcamp to
> create the partition. It will name it "Windows." Ignore most of
> the instructions Mac OS gives you. Boot off the Ubuntu CD and
> isntall into the free space. When you want to reboot hold down the
> option key while you turn the computer on and instead of botting
> into Mac OS it'll prompt you to choose what partition to boot.
> I've heard there's somethign called ReFit (or similar) that gives
> you a boot menu. I've not used it since I reboot quite infrequently.
> There are detailed instructiosn for many models here:
> The most important thing I know of is to have ethernet networking
> handy since the wifi chipset probably won't work out of the box.
> It uses broadcom or one of those uncommonly supported chips.
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