My question is this: Is it safe to install Mac OS X over Linux Mint? I have a Macbook and I intented to install linux mint but in the process I deleted the OS X partition. When I tried to reinstall Mountain Lion I encountered and error (''can't download the additional components needed to install mac os x') and I don't know how to get over this error. My intention is that for the moment to install linux mint and in the future mountain lion. I know that, apart from linux, OS X requires primary partitions and first must be installed the OS which needs primary partitions, but I was thinking that I might use one partition for linux and I'll leave the other one formatted as GUID for the future installlation of OS X. Has anyone any idea about this?