Linux Mini-Installfest III

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Linux Install on ThinkPad x60s

Wayne brought in an IBM Thinkpad x60s, and we turned it into a dual boot system with Windows on an 80GB hard drive partition, and Lubuntu on a 170 GB hard drive partition. The installation went without any surprises; Lubuntu recognized all of the laptop's hardware, including the wireless card.

After installing Lubuntu, we realized that the machine had 4GB of ram. That's far more than Lubuntu needs, and we installed xfce4 as an alternate desktop environment.

Background Info for Dual Booting Apple hardware

Dual booting Mac OS and Ubuntu. Mac hardware uses EFI firmware, and doesn't support legacy bootloading methods. So, we need a special bootloader.