Use Wubi to install Ubuntu on MBP?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by zakg6, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. zakg6 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I have a mac which already dual boots windows. I want to boot Linux as well, would it be possible to use Wubi (easy way to install linux on a pc) from the windows 7 side for this?

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/windows-installer

    If not, how would I go about installing linux, my disk drive is broken and I haven't been able to find a specific guide for doing it with a usb, so what format should the linux partition be formatted to, what format should the usb be formatted to?
     
  2. murphychris macrumors 6502a

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    Mar 19, 2012
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    You might do a search on triple booting first...
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1355762

    If your MBP is one that has only Intel graphics, you may be able to EFI boot and thus boot from a USB device. If you have dual graphics, or Nvidia only graphics, there's a good chance you won't be able to EFI boot and also have a functioning GUI, which means you'll need to CSM-BIOS boot instead. And CSM-BIOS booting doesn't support USB device booting, on any Apple hardware I've tried it on.
     

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