Linux on Mac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by intervenient, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. intervenient macrumors 6502a

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    What's the easiest way to do that? Can I use Parallels?
     
  2. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

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    you can use that, vmware fusion, or boot camp to run it natively
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    virtualbox is a free alternative to parallels or vmware
     
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

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    No need for Boot Camp with Ubuntu 10.10 or CentOS 5.5. I run it on my Mini without issue.
     
  5. Aj2488 macrumors regular

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    If using VirtualBox to run Ubuntu, can you switch back and forth between OSX and Ubuntu easily?

    Also, I do not want to reinstall OSX, can I partition the HD in the state it presently is in to install VirtualBox and Ubuntu?
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    VirtualBox, like other virtual environments, is a MacOS X application. With Ubuntu installed in VirtualBox, you run Linux without ever leaving MacOS X.
     
  7. Aj2488 macrumors regular

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    So there is no need of any partition? Im a rookie sorry!
     
  8. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

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    Correct.
     
  9. Aj2488 macrumors regular

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