Follow the MacBook install instructions, but ignore everything after step 10.


As of this writing the wireless card (Broadcom 4328, pciid 14e4:4328) is unsupported by bcm43xx, the Linux driver for Broadcom wireless cards. To work around this you will have to use ndiswrapper.

For 64-bit Ubuntu installations (AMD64) and 32-bit Ubuntu installations (i386), download R140746.EXE to your desktop. Run the following commands:

sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper
mkdir ~/wireless-driver
unzip ~/Desktop/R140746.EXE -d ~/wireless-driver
cd ~/wireless-driver/DRIVER
sudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
sudo ndiswrapper -m

Optionally, if you would like to easily switch between wireless networks, install network-manager by following the NetworkManager documentation.


The sound card driver (snd-hda-intel) currently only outputs (albeit softly) to the headphone jack. A bug report has been filed here.

Accessing OS X Files

To access files from your OS X partition, type the following commands:

sudo mkdir /mnt/mac
sudo gedit /etc/fstab

Copy and paste the following to the bottom of the document:

/dev/sda2     /mnt/mac     hfsplus     rw,users     0 0

Save and close the file. Reboot or mount the filesystem by typing:

mount /mnt/mac

The hfsplus filesystem type seems to ignore the uid, gid, and umask options. Therefor you will not be able to access files in OS X home directories.


iMacIntel (last edited 2008-08-06 16:36:09 by localhost)