Triple boot Mac, Windows, and Linux, without using Boot Camp

Sep 22, 2010 - 2 Comments

triple boot mac os x

If you’re looking for a solution to triple boot Mac OS X with Linux and Windows without using Boot Camp, you can do this using a third party boot menu called rEFIt, which shows a menu like the above screenshot on each system boot.

If you’re already familiar with multi-OS setups, partitioning, and the like, you probably won’t need a walkthrough since the setup is pretty straightforward to those who have experience in dual/triple boot environments.

If you’re new to the topic though and would like some more assistance in setting up a triple boot OS environment, LifeHacker has a write-up although it’s sort of just stating the obvious: install rEFIt, partition drives, install OS’s, and of course the rEFIt documentation is another great resource.

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Posted by: David Mendez in Mac OS X, Utilities

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  1. Peter says:

    can rEFIt boot a system from an external drive as well?

  2. Alf says:

    yeah, i would like to know that as well…

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