Wubi to triple boot?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by anjin, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. anjin macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2008
    Just curious if anyone has used Boot Camp to install Windows (in my case, XP SP2), then used Wubi - a Ubuntu Linux installer that installs via Windows, in order to get triple boot access?

    I'm very interested in playing with Ubuntu again since it's been nearly 2 years since I switched from PCs. Running in a VM just isn't the same, I want to see how my iMac handles compiz and some of the other snazzy desktop effects on it's own boot. I still need XP on there for work (Access 2007 namely) and every tutorial I've turned up so far has not been for the faint of heart and I don't have nearly enough time to devote to reinstalling everything if/when I make an error.

    Any thoughts, ideas, etc? Thanks in advance
  2. jabrowntx macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2007
  3. anjin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2008
    Anybody have firsthand experience with a triple boot? I can wipe out my XP partition and not lose any sleep getting it back up and running.. but i'm not looking forward to wiping the OSX partition (or worse, messing up the firmware on my iMac).

    Off to Google I go! :)
  4. dimme macrumors 65816

    Feb 14, 2007
    SF, CA
    I tried on my PM using 3 different disk. also tried so linux boot utility and after the weekend gave up. I could of done it if I allowed windows and Unbuntu to share the same partitions.

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