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Thread: Best Bootloader for mac dual/tri boot option?

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    Question Best Bootloader for mac dual/tri boot option?

    Just looking for advice...I've been doing some homework myself and i found this (http://mac.linux.be/content/yaboot) but i wanted to hear what you guys think. I have also had experience with rEFIt...but i didn't like how grub would force to install as well so if i wanted to boot into linux i would have to go through rEFIt(which btw has a very pleasing, simple interface) to grub..which is bland on a shiny mac.

    So tell me what you guys think or have done and why! Thanks!

    ~Rash


    **Also, I wanted to mention that i have a 13.3" Macbook with 2gigs of ram and a 2.4GHz Core2Duo...should i install full blown ubuntu or the netbook version? I've kind of been itching to try it out

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    Re: Best Bootloader for mac dual/tri boot option?

    bump...this is sort of a pressing matter..sorry to annoyingly bump

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    Re: Best Bootloader for mac dual/tri boot option?

    Yaboot and rEFIt are used on entirely different systems; Yaboot is for older PowerPC-based Macs, whereas rEFIt is used on newer Intel EFI-based systems. AFAIK, you'll never have a choice of which one to use; at most one will be suitable.

    I'm not positive, but I believe that rEFIt isn't enough to boot Linux; you'll need a secondary boot loader, such as GRUB 2 or eLILO, to finish the job.

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