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This HOWTO will guide you in the installation of SabayonLinux on an Intel Mac wiping the whole hard drive and using all the available space for our beloved Operating System. You can install Mac OSX and even Windows XP on a USB drive (with GPT) if you want, but that's not covered here. NOTE: with the current RC2 DVDs (not the miniEditions!) you have to do two extra steps.

STEP A: Starting MAC OSX Install Disk 1. Insert your Mac OSX Install Disk 1 and keep the "C" key pressed until the system the Installer. We are going to wipe the whole hard drive and change the partition table format to MS-DOS (MBR) instead of GPT. When the Installer is ed, lauch the Disk Utilty, erase all the partitions and under Options, choose "MS-DOS partition table" instead of "GPT (GUID Partition Table)". NOTE: you can do this step even on the LiveDVD/LiveCD, but that's the way I've tried

STEP B: Booting SabayonLinux CD/DVD. Like we did for the Mac OSX Install Disk 1, keep the "C" key pressed at boot until the system s our beloved CD/DVD boot prompt. NOTE: you can eject CDs/DVDs by pressing both right and left mouse buttons at boot until the media gets out. Then, choose the parameters that you want (press F2,F3,F4 for more info) and then start the boot procedure.

STEP C: Updating Sabayon Linux Installer by hand (Internet connection required) NOTE: if you are running SabayonLinux >RC2 or the RC2 miniEditions skip this step. Once you're on your favourite Desktop Environment, open a terminal and type:

sudo su
cd /tmp
wget http://www.lxnaydesign.net/sabayon/installer/usr-lib-anaconda.tar.bz2
tar xjf usr-lib-anaconda.tar.bz2
rm -rf /opt/anaconda/usr/lib/anaconda/*
mv -f anaconda/* /opt/anaconda/usr/lib/anaconda/
rm -rf anaconda

The Installer is now updated and ready to Install into your Intel Mac.

STEP C2: Updating GRUB to support Intel Mac 1000 s boot (Internet connection required). NOTE: if you are running SabayonLinux >RC2 or the RC2 miniEditions skip this step.

sudo su
cp /mnt/livecd/boot/grub /tmp -Rp
mount -t tmpfs none /mnt/livecd/boot/grub/
mv /tmp/grub/* /mnt/livecd/boot/grub/
cd /mnt/livecd/boot/grub/
rm -rf stage2v

At this point, if you have x86 CD/DVD just do (on the same shell!):

wget http://www.lxnaydesign.net/sabayon/grub-mactel/stage2-x86