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Triple boot on a laptop?

JDMPR725
  • 1 month ago

Is there a way to triple boot using clover or any other boot loader program with Windows 10, Linux, and OSX on to one drive on a laptop?

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  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

OS X/macOS

Install macOS and use Disk Utility to partition into three. Name the second partition "Windows 10" and the third one "Linux", formatting them both as FAT32 for now.

Windows 7/Windows 10

Restart and enter the boot menu with a bootable Windows 10 media installation. Perform a Custom Install. Install to the "Windows 10" partition and enter the advanced drive options. Format as NTFS. Your computer will reboot a few times.

Linux

Restart and enter the boot menu with bootable Linux installation media. Specify manual partitions and use "/" as the mount point. Remember the new partition name. Where it says "Ready to Install", go to "Advanced". Under "Device for boot loader installation", it should say something like "/dev/sda". Change this to the name of the Linux partition. Install.

Fix Windows 7/Windows 10 bootloader

Boot from an iBoot USB to boot into Linux and download "gptsync" from the distro repository. Open a terminal and enter "gptsync /dev/sda".

Activate OS X/macOS partition

Restart, and it should automatically boot into Windows. Win+R and enter "diskmgmt.msc". Right-click the OS X/macOS partition and mark the partition as active. Reboot, and it should enter the Chameleon bootloader, which will list all three operating systems.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much! I will definitely do this! I appreciate it!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

No problem! Good luck!

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