I already have my HDD partition formatted for Mac OS X, but I don't want to format it again. Is it possible to install Ubuntu on this Mac formatted HFS+ file system? I don't want to use a virtual machine.

  • Why would you have to format it again? The Ubuntu installation will do it for you. – muru Jul 9 '18 at 7:08

No, Ubuntu cannot be installed on this filesystem as you described, and since you don't want to use a VM (virtual machine) you will have to format the partition to a filesystem developed for Linux, such as ext4.

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