[HOWTO] Triple Boot Mac OS X, Ubuntu and Windows XP on MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo (Part 3)

Out of the three parts, this is the part where I stumble upon the most “unexpected” issues. First of all, Live CD does not work on my 2nd-gen Macbook Pro (MBP). There seems to be some problem with the ATI drivers on the Live CD that prevents X from starting up. I have to use the Alternate CD with the text-based-installer. Also, GRUB will not install. Fortunately LILO will be offered and it installs just fine. Finally X will not work after the reboot and you need to install some drivers before it will work.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , ,

[HOWTO] Triple Boot Mac OS X, Ubuntu and Windows XP on MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo (Part 2)

Anyone with simple knowledge of Windows XP installation would be able to complete this portion easily. The main concept of this portion is creating the drivers for the hardware, installing Windows XP on the correct partition, and install all the drivers. During my process, I do not meet any unexpected behavior at all. I was able to identify the correct partition easily because of the type and the size of the partition. The drivers CD burnt from Boot Camp will update all drivers needed by Windows. AppleMouse Utility easily allow right click by using Ctrl+Click.

More info will be provided if there are comments with problems.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

[HOWTO] Triple Boot Mac OS X, Ubuntu and Windows XP on MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo (Part 1)

In this guide I will show how I triple booted my machine with the big 3 desktop operating systems: Mac OS X, Ubuntu Feisty Fawn and Windows XP. I get most of the stuff from Ubuntu Wiki and customize it as I go along. I will also outline the places where I get some problem and highlights how I resolve it. I will also skip mundane, easy to do stuff such as turning on your computers, how to open a terminal, etc.

This guide will be separated into three different parts where each parts serves certain purpose.

  1. Partitioning and Installing EFI Boot Menu
  2. Installing Windows
  3. Installing Ubuntu

Each part will also contain FAQ and troubleshooting section for that specific portion.

Ingredients:

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , ,