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I see several articles on internet for triple boot but none address following issues. Which machine to buy to start?

Should one buy a PC/Windows 8 machine (comes with Windows 8 recovery disks - not full Windows 8) OR buy Macbook Pro with MacOS X mountain lion? Since windows 7 onwards, one gets ONLY recovery disks and NOT full Windows OS. Windows XP PCs used to get full distribution. Same is true for MacOS which can not be moved to another machine.

Which boot loader to use? i.e. rEFlt or Gnu Grub (2) or Apple bootcamp? Which disk partition util to use : gparted/gptsync/windows disk util?

Then I need step by step steps to start building triple boot. Assuming starting from Windows 8 PC or Macbook Pro laptop.


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one gets ONLY recovery disks

Irrelevant, just torrent / buy the OEM disk for the version you have a key for and use that.


As is always the advice of this forum, the best Laptop to install OS X on is an Macbook, Macbook Pro, or Macbook Air. Windows laptops are not designed for OS X and typically don't make great hackbooks.


If you have the money to do so you should buy a macbook and use bootcamp, there's many of guides for this on the internet - not that you need one, it's a simple process.

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i like my desktop with 3ple boot Win7, linux and 2nd disk OSX only.

independent booting of each hard disk... i boot windows with linux added . u can add osx too with easybcd 2.2

however i added osx to linux menu direct booting so chameleon does its job. rather easybcd skips chameleon from what i saw.


Windows menu with linux.

Linux menu with OS X custom added to boot chameleon not mach kernel.


a cheap board u can try is Asus p8z77-v LX

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