• 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2
  • 2 GB Ram
  • 250 GB Hard Drive
  • Superdrive
  • 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)
  • Sound

    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
  • 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
  • You can get various packages. I did
  • 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.

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    Last Updated : Dec 19, 2008