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What is the best way to install Linux on macOS ?

Discussion in 'Apple Mac' started by guyamit, Nov 13, 2017.

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  1. guyamit

    guyamit Thread Starter

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    I got a mac (High Sierra) for personal use and I would like to have Linux installed on it for using it as part of my professional work. so, I wanted to check what is the best way to install Linux on that OS.
    Also, are there any issues or common problems with such a solution ?

    Thanks,
    Guy.

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  3. brooklynboy

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    Guy :)

    You should have a program called Boot Camp on your MAC. That's the program that will allow you to install and run a second OS on your MAC. You can run Boot Camp and have it install Linux on a seperate partition. Boot Camp is free from Apple. There are several other commercial software programs which will allow you to install seperate OS systems on your MAC.
    Remember to do a complete system backup before you run Boot Camp just in case of a issue.
     
  4. guyamit

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    Thank you for your answer, but is this option means I will need to boot every time to a different OS ? any recommendation on some virtual machine (like VMware that I'm using in some hosting centers that I'm managing on cloud services) ?
     
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    Many Thanks ! I will give it a try. Do you have any idea how it works on macOS ?
     
  7. Johnny-be-Good

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    Sorry, no experience with Apple products.

    Should be similar, though.

    VirtualBox sets up a virtual drive that you can install guest OS's on, just as if the virtual drive was another computer, but running at the same time while maintaining access to both.
     
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