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1answer
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MacBook Pro 8,1 triple boot, rEFIt not showing, Mac only boots on windows

I'm new to Mac multi booting. I've just installed a triple boot (OS X Mountain Lion + Ubuntu 12.04 + Windows 7 Ultimate) on my MacBook Pro 8,1. Everything went more or less right. I had the rEFIt ...
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1answer
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Multiple boot and file sharing options

I am about to set up a dual/triple boot system on a 750gig macbook pro and was wanting to know my options in regards to file sharing options between the operating systems--primarily to share my music ...
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0answers
233 views

/sys/class/power_supply files become zero until reboot to OS X and back to Linux

This is on a Macbook 2,1 dual booting Arch Linux and OS X Leopard. I use a conky script to disply my battery percent with: ${battery_percent BAT0} Recently, it switched from displaying coherent ...
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0answers
231 views

Black screen when trying to install kubuntu macbook (2008 or 2009)

So I have a MacBook, which I believe is the 2008 model, that I am trying to dual-boot kubuntu on. Everything works fine up until the GUI is initiated (at least I think it is when the GUI is ...
3
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1answer
662 views

Is blessing the Ubuntu partition reversible on a Macbook Pro? How?

So far, I've been dual booting Mac OS X with Ubuntu. Blessing the Ubuntu Partition will speed up the boot process. Apparently, all I have to do is this: sudo bless –device /dev/disk0s3 –setboot ...
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2answers
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Can I boot Windows 7 on a USB drive attached to by MacBook Pro? If so, how?

I have a mid-2011 Core i7 Macbook Pro that currently is dual-booting a File-Vault encrypted OS X Lion installation and an OS X Snow Leopard installation. Unfortunately I need to keep both of these on ...
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1answer
472 views

FreeBSD 8.1 on MacBook 5,2

I've been trying to dual-boot FreeBSD 8.1 with Mac OS X on my MacBook (5,2), but am having trouble trying to get the live cd to boot. I reach the FreeBSD Boot Loader Screen with the options for boot, ...
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4answers
644 views

How can I install Ubuntu on my MacBook?

Will Ubuntu 10.10 run out of the box on my MacBook 7,1? What steps must I follow to get Ubuntu 10.10 running as a dual/triple boot with Mac OS/ Windows?
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1answer
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Installing Linux on MacBook (os X 10.5.8)

Is there any way I can install and run Linux (any free flavor) natively on my MacBook? I mean without virtualization tools and software.
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1answer
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cdrom device not found during Linux installation on Macbook Pro

I'm trying to have a dual boot Debian / Mac OS X on my Macbook Pro. I boot on the Debian install CD, the first steps are fine until "Detect and mount CD-ROM". It seems that the installer cannot find ...
2
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1answer
786 views

Can't boot into Linux partition after installation

I just installed Ubuntu. I created a partition in MacOSx using Disk utility, then deleted the partition and installed Ubuntu on the free space created. After the installation, Ubuntu said it would ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu 9.10: grub2 installed on the wrong partition, no booting… (MacBook)

I recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my macbook, hoping to create a dual boot system... I use rEFIt to boot. Installation went great, up until insatllation of grub. Trying to create a dual boot ...
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1answer
941 views

Macbook Windows partition disappeared

My Macbook Pro HD is divided in 3 partitions of equal size. The first one has Snow Leopard installed on it, the second one has Windows 7 on it, and the third one is used to store backups (Clonezilla ...
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3answers
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Triple boot Mac OS X, Debian and Gentoo on a MacBook

I'm looking to install Debian and Gentoo alongside Mac OS X on a (Intel) MacBook. Debian will be for using Linux, and Gentoo for toying around. There are lots of guides on the Internet about ...
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1answer
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MacBook Pro Dual Boot Snow Leopard and Windows 7 [closed]

what are the best guides out there to do this. just got a MBP today (my first mac) and I'm a complete noob with it.