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install ubuntu linux when OS X and Windows are already installed


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Sanky18

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Hi guys I have a working dual boot system (Laptop) with OS X Lion and Windows 8 on the same HDD. Its been working great from about a year. But now I've decided to install Linux also as I'll be needing it for college. Now my question is how I install it without messing up my bootloader? Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks :)



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Sotirios Papakonstantinou

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You have to shrink one of the other partitions to make room for Linux (at least 20GB). Then install Linux and either use its own bootloader to load MacOS and Windows, or boot into MacOS and install Chameleon again. This will boot into MacOS by default and let you load Linux or Windows. A third option is to use the Windows bootloader to load the other two OSes.







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