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Insalling OSX on computer with Windows and Ubuntu without formatting


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I have a computer that came with Windows XP (SP3) pre-installed. I later installed Linux (Ubuntu Hardy Heron). I now want to install OSX using Kallyway's version. I've read a lot of tutorials for triple-booting using the same hard drive, but they all tell me to format the hard drive, so I'm wondering, is there a way to triple boot my computer without having to format the hard drive? It would be a real pain to have to install everything again, so if you can provide me with a link that could help me, or if you could explain what to do, I would be extremely greatful. Thanks to anyone that helps me!!

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Simple enough. Get another hard drive (in your computer, an external's ok but will be slower). You can find some pretty cheap ones with a bit of Googling.

Once you fetch that spare hard drive, format and install OS X onto that. :(

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Simple enough. Get another hard drive (in your computer, an external's ok but will be slower). You can find some pretty cheap ones with a bit of Googling.

Once you fetch that spare hard drive, format and install OS X onto that. :(

 

So it's not possible to install it into my current hard drive? If I install it into a new hard drive, how would I configure it so that it shows all three operating systems on the Grub Bootloader? Thanks for your quick answer!

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Hey,

you just need to add this to your menu.lst in grub

 

title OSX86

root (hdX,Y)

chainloader +1

 

you can change root (hdX,Y) with your OS X partition

X= hard disk number

Y= Partition number

 

Thank you both!!! I'm gonna grab another hard drive and install it there. Once installed, I'll modify the menu.lst to what I imagine would be:

 

title OSeX86

root (hd1,0) [This is because it's the second hard drive (1) and the first partition (0)]

chainloader +1

 

Correct me if I'm wrong though. Thanks!

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