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Going to install on my MacBook Pro V3 (Nvidia) tonight

Posted by liquidspikes 
Going to install on my MacBook Pro V3 (Nvidia) tonight
September 01, 2007 11:05AM
Hello!

I am going to install this on my laptop tonight, but I need to know, should I wipe out all of my partitions first? (I have windows and OSX setup using boot camp and rEFIt)or can I resize my OSX partition and install it from there.

I am very excited for this project! finely a Linux distro made for my Mac Book Pro!

any recommendations on what to test would be nice too.

Wish me luck!!
Re: Going to install on my MacBook Pro V3 (Nvidia) tonight
September 01, 2007 06:49PM
You can just resize OSX via Disk Utility (Boot using the OSX install cd) or try using GParted on the elive cd. GParted is hit or miss when trying to resize a HFS+ partition. Also, If you resized OSX to fit Windoze, you will need to reformat and reinstall... OSX will only allow you to resize once. If you have any questions along the way, just post back and I'll do what I can to help.
Re: Going to install on my MacBook Pro V3 (Nvidia) tonight
September 02, 2007 09:30PM
:P Yay I have a triple booting system!

too bad I had to reformat, Gparted messed it up :(

Oh well I am happy it worked

the problems I seem to have are....

1. I cannot right click..... maybe I dont know how to do it....:P


2. the onboard nic doesn't seem to work... its funny because the wireless works great! even on WEP!

3. also the Nvidia 8600GT card isnt working with any of the drivers except VESA...this is a common problem with all other distros.

4. screen brightness cannot be adjusted

5. no sound (sadly)

but overall I am very happy with this distro.

Please let me know if there is anything I can test for you guys emosmile
Re: Going to install on my MacBook Pro V3 (Nvidia) tonight
October 02, 2007 04:40AM
1) try to press on the corners of your touchpad
3) try the beta-10 release (soonly available) about the nvidia problem
4) let me try if i can fix that on this b-10 release...
5) sound not works right now, please wait other release
Re: Going to install on my MacBook Pro V3 (Nvidia) tonight
January 25, 2009 04:53PM
hopefully you still use this forum...
anywho, been curious about booting elive on my

"2.2ghz intel core2duo macbook pro3,1"
with -NVIDIA (0x10de)

and wondering what success you've had since your last post
Re: Going to install on my MacBook Pro V3 (Nvidia) tonight
May 05, 2009 09:29PM
Hello everyone,

I am sorry I haven't been back on here for so long...

I sadly had to wipe my laptop, HD died actually :( and I didn't have the time to rebuild with a linux distro, so I have been suffering with OSX :'(

but I am so fed up with it so I am downloading the latest release of Elive as we speak and I plan on installing it tonight emosmile

LONG LIVE DEBIAN!!!
Re: Going to install on my MacBook Pro V3 (Nvidia) tonight
June 18, 2009 12:47PM
yeah !!! do please post results ! I've been wanting to do this for so long.
I was thinking of running Elive in Parallels Desktop 4 or the latest VMWare.

and would love someone elses feedback on MBPro !

-uxepi
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