So, can BootCamp be used to tri-boot Windows, OS X, and Linux?

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  1. sprint_user

    sprint_user New Member

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    I just wanna be sure. I am getting a 320GB HD and I wanna make a 15GB Linux partition, 50GB Windows, and the rest to OS X.
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    drkassassin New Member

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    no you cant use the bootcamp assistant for linux..you would need to do it manually using diskutility and then use a 3rd party boot manager to select which one to boot into on startup
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    jimbeam Active Member

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    You can use bootcamp to at least partition the drive. I did it myself a month or so ago. You cant use it to install linux, but you can use it to partition the drive without lossing anything. Not sure if it will let you make more then one partition. Dont see why not though? just create one then quit, go back and do another.

    Here is a good guide to triple boot. You can replace ubuntu with any linux really.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MactelSupportTeam/AppleIntelInstallation
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    You need rEFIt to boot into Linux on a Mac. Or you can do Wubi in Windows. But you have to boot into the Windows partition to boot into Linux.
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    Hmm...I would have thought you could just chainload grub from bootcamp. Ah, well.

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