Linux

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by oldhifi, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. oldhifi macrumors 6502a

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    I have Mavericks bootcamp with windows 7 can I triple boot with Linux?:D
     
  2. Meister Suspended

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    Be warned: Installing Linux on a mac is rather high difficulty and can cause disruptions in your system.
    This said:

    You can use an app called reFit to do this.
    I installed windows and ubuntu on my macmini this way.
    I recommend installing windows first, then linux.
    Instructions are somehwere on the internet.
    Again: Its rather tricky. Only do this if you really need to and know what you are doing.
     
  3. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    What will have a bearing on this is the number of partitions you are currently using (including any recovery partition).
    As you have already Bootcamped your system you are effectively limited to 4 partitions (without some manual tinkering). Without a BC partition (i.e. still GPT only) you could have as many partitions and OSes as you want.

    Some Linux systems can be installed via EFI (like Ubuntu) though this can be a little more convoluted to do.
     
  4. oldhifi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I would put it on my 2nd drive along side windows
     
  5. DaGr8Gatzby macrumors member

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    Linux can be booted from external drives. You should be good.
     
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    Thats the best solution.
     
  7. DaGr8Gatzby macrumors member

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    Depends on which method you are using to Boot. If you use EFI, I have no qualms with storing on the internal SSD.
     
  8. iphonenetworker macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for making me aware about the guidelines regarding installing Linux on mac..I'm just new for the application reFit although I'll try it.
     

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