Quick dual-boot question

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  1. diegohuyke

    diegohuyke New Member

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    So, I know you can use boot camp to install Windows vista or XP, but can you install linux so you can dual-boot with a mac? ( for example, hold down a key when you turn your mac on and boot into linux, same as xp )

    Pardon me if I may not be using these terms correctly, I am a bit new to macs...
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    I think there's some way, that involves tedious amounts of commands and partioning etc... I boot Linux by using VMWare Fusion. Works great
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    If you really want Linux to show in an ALT like fashion, you need this:

    http://refit.sourceforge.net/

    Or you can install Windows and use the Windows bootloader to load Linux. That works too.
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    diegohuyke New Member

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    How did you get vmware to do that ( I would prefer vmware doing that than having to reboot )
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    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Ok, so you have the emulator (VMWare) Then you make a new file, and create how big the partion is, and then you select the iso you downloaded for Linux.
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