Notebook users should be careful when partitioning. Many notebooks use a special partition equal to the size of install RAM in order to perform suspend-to-disk or other hibernation operations. Always examine your computer's initial partitioning scheme if configuring a dual-boot system, and leave the special partition alone! One way around this problem is to use a software suspend approach as outlined at http://swsusp.sourceforge.net/. Also be aware that when you are installing Ubuntu on an Apple machine you need to have a very small partition to enable the computer to boot at all. This partition is commonly known as the Apple Bootloader, and will be used to contain the yaboot progam that is used instead of GRUB.
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