Mac mini / BootCamp ?

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Mac mini / BootCamp ?

Postby bigbenaugust » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:43 pm

Has anyone gotten LMDE to work on a Mac with BootCamp or rEFIt? I have a Mac Mini Server here that was dual-booting Mac OS X 10.7 and OpenSUSE 12.1, but I'd really rather have LMDE on it. I have since learned the hard way that not all installers are smart enough to deal with EFI and GPT.
With BootCamp, it seems no matter what I do, I end up screwing up the partition table and rendering the second drive unreadable.
With rEFIt on the first drive, I can get it almost there, but can't get the LMDE installer to install grub to the partition I just installed LMDE to (/dev/sda5).

Perhaps I need to set up a USB key to boot from the other partition... hmm...
--Ben

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Re: Mac mini / BootCamp ?

Postby bigbenaugust » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:20 pm

To reply to my own thread, setting up Arch Linux with the syslinux bootloader and rEFIt on the Mac side works just fine. I think the kickers were the boot loader and Arch having gdisk as an option to partition the drive.
--Ben


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