What's the best way to multi-boot with Win, linux, and OSX?

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    nickmind

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    Hello,

    I have seen and readed a handful of threads regrading still topic. But nothing works 100% for me. I want to install Windows, Linux, and OSX. I want to use iDeneb v1.4 for the OSX. What is the best way to do?

    Thanks for your time and help.

    Nick
     
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    hey,

    i have this config:

    Mac os X 10.5.6 (idneb)
    Ubuntu 8.10 (or 9.04 is equal)
    Windows Xp

    how to install:

    first: Mac os X
    second: windows
    third: Ubuntu

    Ubuntu installs the Bootloader Grub.
    It cant manage Mac os x.
    But you can edit the bootloader config file under Ubuntu.


    If some other people are interested in a tutorial, i could write one.

    bye,
    Jonas

    p.s sorry for my englisch, im still at school.
     
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    Can you please forward me to more info on how to change grub to support booting Mac OS X. (I will google for it soon) Because you have conflicting sentences, first you say it can't, and then you say edit the config file.

    Also, you say to install Mac OSX first, is Mac OSX on the first partition?

    But thanks for your time and help. If I can get a clean install, I can or help write a tutorial as well.
     
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    Right, here's how to do it. This method has been tested mutiple times.

    Boot OSX disk, use Disk Utility to create the following partition structure on a GPT disk:
    • OSX partition - MAC formatted[/*:m:51cgmtfc]
    • Windows partition - MSDOS formatted[/*:m:51cgmtfc]
    • Linux partition - MSDOS formatted[/*:m:51cgmtfc]
    • Linux swap partition - MSDOS formatted (size equal to amount of ram you have.[/*:m:51cgmtfc]

    Close Disk Utility and open Terminal.
    Set the windows partition to be active partition.
    • fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0[/*:m:51cgmtfc]
    • f 3[/*:m:51cgmtfc]
    • write[/*:m:51cgmtfc]

    Reboot to windows and install windows, reboot and windows should boot up.

    Boot to linux cd and install, install GRUB to the partition, not the MBR.

    Reboot, and at this point, the boot should fail.

    Boot the OSX cd again and install as normal

    Reboot.

    Press enter as soon as Darwin starts to boot up, this will offer a list of three operating systems, the linux one will be named wrong but that's ok. Check you can boot into everything, then patch OSX as needed and then install chameleon 2 for a nicer boot menu.
    Done.
     
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    Just to make sure. The Mac OSX partition needs to be the first partition?

    Thanks,

    Nick
     
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    Yes, that's the way I have mine set up.
     
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