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I downloaded the Linux iso and burned it to a CD, but before I boot from it, I want to know how/if I choose which partition Linux gets installed to. I have Linux Ubuntu 10.10 and Mac 10.5.8.

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Yes - the GUI installer will ask if you want to partition, which disk partition you want to install to, and where you want to install the bootloader. I can't remember if the CLI installer does all three, but it WILL definately ask which partition to install to.

Just to be safe, i recommend doublechecking the release notes, for errors, but it should work, and warn you before doing anything

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Then which button is it to boot from CD again? C? and what's CLI? And the CD should have the .iso and nothing more, right? –  JShoe Apr 16 '11 at 2:20
    
CLI command line interface... AKA the minimal installer. The cd should not HAVE the iso - it needs to be what's in the ISO. If the contents of the cd is a single iso file, you did it wrong. I have no idea what the key to boot from cd on a mac, sorry. Entirely Win/Lin myself –  Journeyman Geek Apr 16 '11 at 3:05
    
It won't let me burn any of the contents to the CD. Any ideas? –  JShoe Apr 16 '11 at 16:20
    
psychocats.net/ubuntu/maciso use disk utility and the instructions there. –  Journeyman Geek Apr 17 '11 at 4:08
    
@Journeyman okay I did that, and now the contents are on my disk, but it still won't boot from it. –  JShoe Apr 17 '11 at 19:49
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