This article tries to tell how to install Pardus to MacBook Pro 3rd. (Santa Rosa, Nvidia GPU) gen.
For installing dual boot with MacOSX and Pardus you can resize your disk and get free spaces for Pardus installation; there is a tool "diskutil" in MacOSX, but don't forget it is not a toy - you can lose your datas -
Getting Disk Informations
$ diskutil resizeVolume disk1s2 limits For device disk1s2 USB1: Current size: 99686268928 bytes Minimum size: 1118990336 bytes Maximum size: 99686268928 bytes
It shows (with limits option) you can resize your current disk at least 11~GB. So for resizing it as 75GB;
$ diskutil resizeVolume disk1s2 75G Started resizing on disk disk1s2 USB Verifying Resizing Volume Adjusting Partitions Finished resizing on disk disk1s2 USB WARNING: You must now reboot!
After that you must have a 25G free space on your hard drive.
For mulit boot you also need to install a boot manager from your current Mac OSX. You can use rEFIt, follow the instructions on the project site.After installing rEFIt you can use any bootable device (usb-disk,cd-rom etc.) to boot your MacBook Pro.
Current Pardus Releases (2007, 2007.1, 2007.2) doesn't support this hardware for basic installation; beacuse of new Nvidia card (8600m GT) but you an use "vesa" driver instead of "nv".To do that boot with 2007.2 CD then;
When black screen appears press "Ctrl+Alt+F1" the you should see a terminal screen. Before changing the driver you must stop yali;
# service yali stop
Now you can edit "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" with nano;
# nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Change that line below;
Save and exit and then restart the YALI..
# service yali start
Then installation will begin.. Install Pardus as you wish, but don't erase the first two partition (first one is refit, second one macosx) and dont forget to install bootloader to pardus installed partition.