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I just received and old white Macbook that's just been collecting dust for that past year, is it possible to put fedora on it without an osx partition? I've been searching the web over the past day only to find some fragmented information. From what I gather I'll need rEFIt, but is that all I'll need? I came acrossthis and the fedora project installation page says I'll need the x86_64 version. Is there anything else I'll need to attempt this? Has anyone done this that can point me in the right direction?

On a side note, there is an old hard drive in there now that has Linux Mint 11 on it, it was previously in my wind u100. It boots to that just fine but I want to wipe it and put fedora on it since that's what I've worked with in the past and what I'd like to stick with. I do still have the old hard drive that has osx on it but it's still loaded with files that need to be kept and only has about 3GB of free space left.


Update:
After spending a good couple days trying to get fedora to work I browsed the Ubuntu website, it seems that they have a whole community dedicated to ubuntu on macbooks. I downloaded 10.04, it's the newest release that is almost fully compatible with a 1st gen macbook, booted to the live cd and installed it with no problems what so ever.

I would have liked to stick with fedora but linux is linux so I'll just have to learn the workings of Ubuntu since the support and the community is great.
Edited by Zerkk - 10/5/11 at 6:56am
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