• 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2
  • 2 GB Ram
  • 200 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 Atheros AR5008 - Doesn't work yet. Use madwifi which should get updated for the neer Atheros chips.
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    Updated for Fedora 9

    I bought the Mac Book through the Apple Online store. One of the first things to do was to get Linux and Windows XP loaded. I had to use Boot Camp to get the drivers for Windows onto a CD-ROM. However, I didn't use Bootcamp to partition the hard drive though.

    Everything works except for the Airport Extreme even with F9

    Here are the steps to get the machine loaded.

  • sudo diskutil resizeVolume disk0s2 100G "Linux" Linux 42G "MS-DOS FAT32" Win 43G
  • Load Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Load Fedora Core 6 and then do
  • Do a fdisk -l and look at the filesystem ID for Win XP which should be on /dev/sda4. Write it down
  • Do a
  • Load Fedora core from there. WARNING:You should be "fluent" in Linux fdisk. I am not responsible for any of your screw ups.

  • After Linux is reloaded, go back to the shell and run fdisk and change the filesystem tag on Windows XP back to what it was before. It would be set to 83 - Linux.
  • Once the machine reboots, make sure it is hooked into the Internet and give it about 30 minutes. There will be some package updates. There will be 300+ on updates. Follow the prompts. Before you hit the final prompt, you would want to deselct either the pidgin or the gaim package. If you do not deselct, the update will fail. After the update is finished, you will be asked to reboot. Once the reboot is done and you log in, the package you deselected will come up to be updated. Go ahead and do the last update.
  • Once the package updates are totally finished, execute this command
  • You can get various packages. I did Don't need beryl-manager since it is now part of the original install

    You have to folow the prompts.
  • Lastly, the most important item, edit the /boot/grub/grub.conf file and add "make active" 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 : Sep 28, 2008