How can I triple-boot OS X, Windows XP and Ubuntu on my Macbook?
May 2, 2009 7:38 AM   Subscribe

How can I triple-boot OS X, Windows XP and Ubuntu on my Macbook?

I already have OS X and Windows XP running great with bootcamp, how can I add Ubuntu to my arsenal without fudging the bootloader?
posted by ilumos to Technology (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
You're going to have to fudge the bootloader. Check out refit. It's pretty easy to get going. Check out the wiki.
posted by cellphone at 7:42 AM on May 2, 2009

I run Windows and Ubuntu in Parallels on my Mac. Not running native, but you have the advantage of being able to run more than one at the same time.
posted by whiskeyspider at 7:53 AM on May 2, 2009

Best answer: ilumos, I wrote a little piece on how to get OS X, Windows XP, and Ubuntu on a macbook, as well as be able to use that Windows install and Ubuntu install from inside VMware Fusion. It's a little finicky to get set up, but pretty amazing when it all works.

Multibooting Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X on a mac and using them as virtual machines
posted by adamwolf at 8:57 AM on May 2, 2009 [4 favorites]

Don't be afraid of rEFIf! I have os x, windows xp and ubuntu all on my mbp and the coolest thing about it is the refit bootloader. Just look at the picture on adamwolf's's awesome.
posted by flavor at 9:47 AM on May 2, 2009

Response by poster: Many thanks guys, and thanks adamwolf, I'll definitely give that a go, looks cool as hell.

Take care!
posted by ilumos at 10:45 AM on May 2, 2009

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