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macbook can't recognize linux partition at startup

I'm using an Intel-based macbook, I made a new partition with BootCamp, after that I inserted debian installation CD, deleted the FAT32 partition that was made by BootCamp, made 3 new partitions: / ...
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How do I remove a piece of software from auto-starting when I reboot my Mac?

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How do I get Mail to not start up when I login to my Mac?

Whenever I login to my Mac (running OS X 10.5.8 Leopard), Mail starts up. How do I get it to not start when I login? It's not in my Login Items in my Accounts preferences, and Open at Login is not ...
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I upgraded my Tiger install to Snow-leopard last night. All went fine except every time I start the machine, I'm told that svn requires Rosetta. I already know what Rosetta is and why I might want to ...