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October 28th, 2010, 12:12 PM
Following the title...what is the best way of doing this...please give me a walk through...im seeking optimal performance from all 3 operating systems
**My Current Machine**
350 Gb 7200 rpm WDScorpio Black HDD
2 Gb Ram
2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo Proc
October 29th, 2010, 07:58 AM
I just did this on my 6,2 MBP but can't find the guide I followed. Assuming your Mac also uses an EFI filesystem, here's what I remember:
In MacOS: install rEFIt. Update the system and firmware if available
In Mac recovery CD: (hold down Option or use the rEFIt menu during reboot to boot from CD/DVD) Launch disk utility and add partitions to your drive as follows:
MacOS (leave alone)
Swap (FAT32) - make this about 1.5 times as large as your system RAM (I have 4GiB installed, so I made mine 6GiB. Probably overkill...)
Boot back into MacOS and test the disk to be sure the partitioning didn't disturb anything. If it did, attempt a repair, either while booted or from the Mac OS recovery DVD.
Install Windows. Choose Advanced > Format the Windows partition.
Tell Windows to not mess up the system time: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-661577.html
Install updates > reboot > repeat
Install Ubuntu. Choose Manual Partitioning and mount the large partition as "/" and the swap partition as 'swap.' Also, at the last screen of the installer, be sure to set the specific partition to install GRUB on. I believe mine was SDA4. (It should end with a number)
Install updates > reboot > enjoy!
I think that's most of it. I had to do this about 3-4 times before I got the steps right. Good luck!
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