I looked all over the net for a guide on how to setup Ubuntu on a MacBook Air without buying the SuperDrive, but couldn’t find anything. So I hade to do it the hard way, figure it out myself!
What you need is:
- MacBook Air
- External drive of some kind with enough space for a Ubuntu install disk
- Ubuntu Hardy Heron image
You need to start out by creating a bootable Ubuntu disk. I’ll do a quick guide on that, if it doesn’t work, theres a lot of guides out there that could help you out. Forget it! I’ll just post a link.
I’de suggest to use the isotostick.sh script to do it, worked good for me.
So you’ve got a disk or a stick with a Ubuntu Hardy Heron image on it, whats next?
First we need to partition the harddrive on the MacBook Air. I suggest using the “Disk Utility” in OSX, works quick and is easy. What you need to do, is use the disk utility to create TWO additional partitions. HFS+ allows resizing, so the data on your disk will not be lost.
Just choose your main harddrive, and then the tab called “Partition“.
Then add 2 new partitions
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