Need help dualbooting Leopard and Ubuntu on aluminum unibody macbook

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  1. SteezyG

    SteezyG New Member

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    Tried using bootcamp to install Ubuntu on my 5,1 unibody aluminum macbook. Made a 32 GB partition using bootcamp then stuck in my 8.10 ubuntu cd and proceeded to install. I didn't understand the partition creator in the linux but i assumed it would use the partition that bootcamp had made. Linux installed fine i assume. Then i option booted and in showed that mac was the only OS on the system. My mac now works fine but i have a 30 GB partition called DISK0S4 that i don't know how to get rid of as well as a 1.25 GB partition called Linux SWAP with the same problem. I'd like to still get Ubuntu but bootcamp says the disk can't be partitioned so now I'm stuck. Please help!

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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    You need rEFIt. Google that. And read carefully on installing it and how it works.
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    sorry i forgot to mention something, I was wishing to delete these partitions and repartition and reinstall ubuntu. The reason is because these partitions that i have i erased in disk utility so I'm sure that linux is corrupted by now. I've been tryibng to fix this for a day now. I would like to delete these partitions and resize the ac partition to use the whole hard disk and start from scratch.
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    please can anyone help me on deleting partitions?
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    So you want to remove OS X completely and install Ubuntu on it?
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    1.) This is the Linux section, so obviously he is trying to boot Ubuntu.
    2.) The title says "Need help dualbooting Leopard and Ubuntu on aluminum unibody macbook," if it's a MacBook, wouldn't he be tryign to dual boot Ubuntu?
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    BootCamp is an application on Mac OS X, if you actually read the post, you would know that you just asked an extremely dumb question.
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    OK, sorry I haven't checked on this post for a while now, I'll explain what I want to do... I have my Mac HD partition, BOOTCAMP partition 65 MB, DISK0S4 30 GB, and LINUX SWAP 1 GB. I would like to delete these partitions and re size the Mac HD partition. Everytime i try to run bootcamp it says that I need one unpartitioned Mac OS X journaled partition. So my final question: How do I delete these partitions and repartition my mac hd so everything would be back to normal
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    Open disc utility and click on the partition you want to eliminate in the Volume Scheme map, and then click the - button. Everything on the partition that is being eliminated will be erased in this action. No more portion, no more linux.

    And I meant to say PC in the quote in your signature.
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    the - button on the keyboard or somewhere in disc utility?

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