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    How can i install linux on my mac?
    I have a macbook pro 2012 with Windows 10 since i deleted mac but i wanna make it so i can run windows and Linux, how can i do that?

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    How can i install linux on my mac?
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    Since you are using a Windows computer, you set it up the same way as before.
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    im nt using a windows computer, im using a mac

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    How can i install linux on my mac?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCat2016 View Post
    im nt using a windows computer, im using a mac
    Not any more since you removed OS X and are running only Windows. As Bob stated above, set it up just as you would any other Windows computer for a dual boot or use virtual machine software. VirtualBox is free, Google it.

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    how can i dual boot it since i already used partition 4 for Windows? when i formatted the E: which mac was on i tried to install but it said root not defined or whatever and it was formatted to ext4

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    How can i install linux on my mac?
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    Here is a link to rEFInd which is an EFI boot manager. Also, I suggest you go to one of the many Linux forums and post your questions there as you will likely get more help from those folks. Try the Ubuntu forums as they're the most popular. Good luck.

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    How can i install linux on my mac?
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    Why not sell it and buy yourself a more useful machine?
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    How can i install linux on my mac?
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    I tried installing Ubuntu Linux on a separate partition but I failed and ended up messing up my enter hard disk. I'd suggest reading several tutorials carefully as well as comments from users on how to troubleshoot.
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    How can i install linux on my mac?
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    When you're dealing with a machine that uses a BIOS to manage booting, installing Linux is easy. However, Macs do not have a BIOS and use EFI which is why it's more difficult. As I mentioned above to the OP, ask for help in a Linux forum. The Ubuntu forums are the best place to go as there are numerous users there who also dual boot Windows and many also dual boot with Mac OS X.

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