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I want to put ubuntu on my Mac book which is a computer I use for school
I have Mac with boot camp ATMZ
Is it possible to create another partion out of the Mac side with out wiping the os?

Any other options

Sry about typing on phone
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I've started using VMWare and it's absolutley awesome to be honest.

I'd definitely recommend using it over doing another partition and installation.
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Does it slow it down at all?

Is it free?
Edited by Eggs and bacon - 7/28/11 at 3:30am
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Quote:
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Does it slow it down at all?
No not at all.


You can set how much resources you want to dedicate to the virtual machine.

For example, 2 cores & 1.5GB of RAM with 120GB Hard Drive Space.

With mine I can allocate all the way up to 8 cores and 4GB RAM.
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Can you give me a link please
Will rep when I get to a desktop
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VMWare Fusion costs money to buy.

http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/overview.html

I got it free because work purchased it for me, obviously it will be available through less legal means of obtaining.
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Less legal you say...=)

Does it do linux as well cause it only advertises windows on mac
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post #8 of 13
I did a triple boot on my old White MacBook with OS X/Win 7/Ubuntu. It was a PITA, but after several days I found out a way to get the EFI to load GRUB, where I can select the OS to boot.

If you want to install it this way I recommend reading the MacTel Ubuntu forums and the Wiki.

However setting up a VM might be easier, and has some great advantages!

If you don't want to pay for VMWare fusion, you should consider using VirtualBox. It gets the job done and it's Open Source.
Edited by hugo19941994 - 7/28/11 at 3:43am
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Less legal you say...=)

Does it do linux as well cause it only advertises windows on mac
VMWare Fusion is the only version that can run on Mac in terms of a desktop user product.

And put it this way I've got a Windows 7 VM, Ubuntu 11.04 VM and a Chrome OS VM.

Might get an OS X 10.6 VM going so I can be like Inception OS X within an OS X.
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post #10 of 13
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What are the advantages of a vm apart of not having to reboot

Also unfortunately my school technically owns my windows partion and only allow Internet at school on my windows side and it takes a solid 10 mins to login to windows cause all the crap they load on it
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