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  1.    03 Jun 2016 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    I would still say virtualizing is your best bet. If you are going to do one, why not do them all as VMs? If you are a beginner to multi-booting, then it is the perfect time to skip it all together. One change in the bootloader, and you end up with three non-booting OSes. If you only have one host OS, then a repair is much easier to do.

    Virtualizing is a much simpler process, and brings about many other benefits, such as being able to run more than one OS at a time...no reboots, etc.
    Yeah it is, but I still would like to experiment with dual booting. I think I'll use VM's for most of them, but I'd still like to hava a tri boot with Kali and Ubuntu. Would you recommend writing the bootloader to /dev/sda?

    to jimbo45- I only have one HDD, and can't afford more. I'm not sure about Centos, as I kind of had my heart set on Ubuntu.

    Thanks for all the help.
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  2.    04 Jun 2016 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrukApex View Post
    I've been planning on installing Linux on my old Gateway laptop for some time now. It's a Gateway NE56R49U, with an I3, 4gb ram and processor integrated graphics. I'd like to install Ubuntu, Kali Linux, OSX, and keep the Windows 10 install that is already on there. What is the best way to go about doing this? Where should I install the boot loader? I would like to use GRUB, but I'm not quite sure which partition to put it in. Do I need a Linux swap partition for both Kali and Ubuntu? How should I go about installing OSX for this multi-boot system?

    Here is my current drive layout, with only a partition for Kali.
    http://imgur.com/B7gAo3v

    Thanks for all the help.
    Dual booting between Windows 10 and linux shouldn't be much problem, but it will add more headache if you add OS X on it, because booting OS X is quite complicated as OS X natively not to be supported other HW other than Apple made.

    If you insist wants to dual boot Windows & OS X the best is put on separate hard drive, let the bootloader reside on its own partition. But again like others have mentioned install OS X via virtualization is the best option if you can't have another HD.

    By the way just be careful Apple EULA license agreement of OS X.
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  3.    04 Jun 2016 #13
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    Basically, what you want is doable. I've done it before. OSX, Linux and Windows in one machine. I actually still have the OSX (Mavericks). It's on a separate HDD that I can boot up to using a USB bootloader. I think it's a Darwin bootloader. It will give you options to boot up any OS installed on the PC. But all of this is easier said than done especially if you haven't done any of it before.
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  4.    04 Jun 2016 #14
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    I dualboot OSX and Windows and use rEFInd as a bootloader. It is excellent and far superior to grub or clover or whatever in my opinion. You don't need to do anything with it except install it - it will pretty much find anything bootable. It will also let you boot from any SD card or USB you may decide to attach with no extra configuration required.

    I did triple boot with Linux but gave up as it was kind of pointless. I only use OSX if I'm travelling as the battery lasts longer due to Apple providing rather pitiful driver support for Windows.

    If you want to run OSX in a VM then (apart from I can't imagine why would want to) you'll find VMWare is far easier than VirtualBox. Hyper-V is really a non-starter.

    Even if you are running on Apple hardware which I am (EULA says you can only run OSX on Apple hardware) you will still need to hack it as neither will work otherwise. VirtualBox you need to change an XML file, VMWare you need a patch. We don't discuss details of this sort of thing here though.
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  5.    04 Jun 2016 #15
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    Here's a screenshoot of the Boot option windows using the USB bootloader I was talking about. I have 4 OSes in this machine (on separate physical drives)--- Windows 10, Windows 7, OSX Mavericks and TAILS Linux on USB. I installed the OSX just for the fun of it. I am not using it at all. But it's installed on a separate 80GB hdd so I can boot it up anytime just for testing, etc.

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  6.    04 Jun 2016 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by badrobot View Post
    OSX Mavericks and TAILS Linux on USB. I installed the OSX just for the fun of it.
    Nothing wrong with that but Mavericks is a little outadated. I mean if you like it OK but, um, perhaps you would like to try something more recent. It will not be any better (I run El-Cap) but I don't think I'd come on here and boast about installing Snow Leopard for example.

    TAILS is a good thing - with you on that.
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  7.    04 Jun 2016 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    Nothing wrong with that but Mavericks is a little outadated. I mean if you like it OK but, um, perhaps you would like to try something more recent. It will not be any better (I run El-Cap) but I don't think I'd come on here and boast about installing Snow Leopard for example.

    TAILS is a good thing - with you on that.

    Yeah I know Mavericks is very old. I installed it long time ago just to test it. And since I am not really using it, I did not bother upgrading it. I just fired it up again this morning to check and grab some screenshots. I have no practical use for OSX. No reason to upgrade.
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