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I've recently taken up a position in an all Mac workshop - We have Intel based Apple machines. Can I dual boot Ubuntu on my machine, if so how?

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The Mactel Support Team maintains a support matrix that catalogs instructions for installing and configuring Ubuntu on specific Mac hardware releases.

Dual booting is accomplished using rEFIt.

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It's not that hard to do actually, given your mac is not too old (my mac mini from 2009 works just fine). It's even got better in Natty, where I didn't have to do any tweaking to get the hardware to work ; actually everything (audio, nvidia video card, etc.) worked out of the box (you just have to install the proprietary drivers, of course). That being said, I wouldn't recommend that option to everyone, it's still a bit harder to install than on a standard PC. – dandelionmood Apr 29 '11 at 12:14
Is it normal that the boot takes so long? First rEfit, then Grub, then black screen for some time then boot splash, then login screen... – user24668 May 8 '12 at 20:35

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