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iMac triple-boot (Part 1): The perfect partitioning scheme ;) June 18, 2008

Posted by idebian in Apple, MacOS.
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Hi Guyz,
Welcome to my 2 parts guide on how to configure the iMAC for a typical triple boot configuration topped with some little extra goodies.

The system I want shall definitively include:

  1. Mac OS 10.5.3 Leopard
  2. Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 “Lenny” (64 bit)
  3. Windows Vista (32 bit)

In order to achieve this we will go through the following steps:

  1. Repartition the Hard Drive in order to accommodate the other OSs
  2. Install a boot manager (rEFIt)
  3. Install Debian
  4. Install Vista
  5. Finalize the process (clean and minor other stuff).

The first two steps will be covered in this post, while the others will be covered in the upcoming post “iMac triple-boot (Part 2): OSs installation“.

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