Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:10 PM
The general Idea is Correct.
First off, I would not install either OS Currently.
Leopard takes a mighty fine-tuned hack and seems to dislike some
add in Video cards. The specifics of this concern how the OS Communicates
with the Motherboard and the Graphics Card.
Further, if I'm not mistaken, you have to get around the issues of an EFI Bios.
I'm not going go into this in great detail, but the short and sweet has to do with
you comfort level in dealing with mutliple technologies.
Now, as far as Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.10) I would not recommend this for your first
linux experience if that's the case b/c Feisty has a lot of experimental features.
That being said, Hardy Heron is geared towards stability and long term support.
I would Wait for this version of Ubuntu before installing to a HDD because you're
likely to have far fewer issues getting up and running.
Now, As per installation, I would use two seperate drives as the tech suggested.
Also, you'll want to make certain that you leave your Recovery partition IN TACT
before performing any installation of this magnitude. Make sure to Back up your Data to
An external drive. If you absolutely MUST have Feisty or Leopard, then post your
Bootloader questions here.
I hope I've been detailed without being condescending.
Remember that we're here to help no matter what you decide.