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Ubuntu (or Win7) on a Mac


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tiroshii

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I hate OS X and everything to do with the Mac system. BUT I love their styling and the physical side of the enterprise.

Therefore I've had a thought.

I love the Mac mini due to it's size and looks, but want to use Ubuntu if available, if not WIn7 would suffice.

Is it possible to completely blank a Mac mini and install a new OS from fresh with no trace of the Mac system? (Basically I don't want to be dual booting or booting another OS through a Mac add on)


Am I insane?
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I'm almost 100% sure that it is the same as any reformat. Your hard drive is always going to be just a hard drive with a disk image running on it, I'm not sure about the 'BIOS' on a Mac though..
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Yes. I don't think you can erase the drive currently being used so what you would do is just, for example, insert the OS install disc and use disk utility on the disc to erase the hard drive. Then just install ubuntu normally from a disc (you can burn the image beforehand with disk utility).
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This might be useful for you:
https://help.ubuntu....ity/CategoryMac

If you want to run Windows, then Boot Camp will help you partition your drive and set up another OS.

Edited by devper94, 18 November 2010 - 03:34 AM.

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