chrishoffman at April 21st, 2014 04:04 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/187410/how-to-install-and-dual-boot-linux-on-a-mac/
Installing Windows on your Mac is easy with Boot Camp, but Boot Camp won’t help you install Linux. You’ll have to get your hands a bit dirtier to install and dual-boot a Linux distribution like Ubuntu.
timodej at April 21st, 2014 16:54 — #2
Thanks for the guide. Do you think it is possible to triple boot a Mac, and if so, do you think a guide for that will ever be written here?
wilsontp at April 21st, 2014 17:27 — #3
rEFInd is a boot manager that will allow you to choose between Mac OS X, Linux, Windows, and other operating systems when you boot your computer.
So in a nutshell... yes. In practice: Windows likes to take over the boot sector, if you let it, so you'll probably need to install Windows first, then install Linux on top of that.
Here's the home page for rEFInd: http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/
Here is a description of someone doing just that. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1908210
In practice, however, I can't think of many good reasons to go to all that trouble. You're probably best off using Parallels or VirtualBox virtual machines unless you really need hardware access. I work 100% in VM's every day, and the only time I need bare metal access is for video games.
libre_lbelmont at April 21st, 2014 22:57 — #4
Excellent bootloader, I have been using rEFInd for years.
system at May 1st, 2014 04:04 — #6
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