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Ok, so if you have moral conflicts on the EULA then think of this as an educational question. so I have been wondering if there is a way to triple boot Hackintosh in addition to my current setup. I have Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04 LTS x64 dual booting with the standard grub bootloader for ubuntu 12.04. I have a partition I could convert for Mac OS X: my recovery drive. But if I were to do this, how would I configure grub to detect the partition, or, would the OSX Installation overwrite the grub with a Mac bootloader, and would that then autodetect my OS' on other partitions? I would prefer to use grub for this, and I still have the drive to repair my GRUB installation if its overwritten with the OSX one.


OKAY, so as I see that installing Mac OS X is not a problem, but I am not sure if the Mac OS X bootloader would suffice to boot all three operating systems. So if it did not, how would I proceed to reinstall grub WITHOUT ACCESS TO UBUNTU OR (possibly) WINDOWS. I do beleive if all goes well one of three scenarios will occur:

1.All of the operating systems are available to boot from startup.

2.Windows and OS X are available to boot from startup, but Ubuntu is not detected.

3.Only OS X will boot upon startup

In situations 2 and 3 I will have to reinstall grub without ubuntu, possibly off of a recovery drive. I highly doubt that the bootloader would detect linux but not windows. So what I need to know is how to configure grub in situations 2 and 3.

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Probably OSX would remove grub put it's own bootloader and it wouldn't add an option for you to boot Ubuntu – LnxSlck Feb 11 '14 at 15:15
Yeah, but can I reload the grub bootloader from my usb drive with precise pangolin on it? – pianist1119 Feb 11 '14 at 15:23
or would the mac bootloader autodetect linux+windows? Apple's pretty good with software compatibility these days – pianist1119 Feb 11 '14 at 15:25
I do have a macbook with linux installed, but i removed OSX, so i was just guessing. – LnxSlck Feb 11 '14 at 15:27
k, thnks for the help. I need this really bad for an iOS and OS X development platform. – pianist1119 Feb 11 '14 at 15:29

I do beleive I have found my solution in this tool: boot-repair. I can put a tad bit of memory on my 32 gig recovery disk, install it, and this should work to auto detect all three os'. I'll try it as soon as I buy/""obtain..."" one.

P.S. I am using LiLi USB Key creator which has the ability to give it a "virtual disk". But it might come preinstalled as ubuntu seems to be supporting it and some other things like a partitioning tool come on the live key.

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