2.4 GHz Intel Core 2
2 GB Ram
250 GB Hard Drive
13.0 inch TFT LCD Display (1280x800)
10/100/1000 Ethernet, two USB, firewire, S-VGA output with special cable
Airport Card Extreme with Broadcom Chip (unless Broadcom changes their policy, no Linux driver)
Updated for Fedora 9
I bought the Mac Book from Voelker
Research. One of the first things to do was to get Linux and
Windows XP loaded. Since I have Mac OS X Leopard, to get the Windows
drivers, you have to insert the Leopard DVD.
Everything works except for the Airport Extreme
Here are the steps to get the machine loaded.
sudo diskutil resizeVolume disk0s2 143G "UFS" Linux 42G "MS-DOS FAT32" Win 43G
Load Windows XP Service Pack 2 - use NTFS
Load Fedora 10
Partitions should be:
Get to a root terminal window and do "yum -y update; sleep 30; yum -y update"
Once the package updates are totally finished, execute this command found at http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration
- sda1 - EFI boot - LEAVE ALONE !
- sda2 - MAC OS X - LEAVE ALONE !
- sda3 - Linux
- sda4 - Win XP
rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
You can get various packages. I did
rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
Lastly, the most important item, edit the /boot/grub/grub.conf file and
add "makeactive" to the Linux partitions BUT NOT to Windows. This would allow
you to select the most two recent Linux kernels and Windows.
- Have to find the rpm for libdvdcss since it is not on rpmfusion. It should be included
- yum -y install xine - currently fails due to segmentation failure
- yum -y install mplayer mplayer-gui
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Last Updated : Dec 19, 2008