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Triple Booting

by LeetBean / August 19, 2008 12:39 PM PDT

I've been following this guide

http://wiki.onmac.net/index.php/Triple_Boot_via_BootCamp

attempting to triple boot vista, some linux kernel i haven't decided upon yet, and mac os x, the problem occurs when i attempt to create the linux partition, with the terminal command

sudo diskutil resizeVolume disk0s2 60G "Linux" "Linux" 17G "MS-DOS FAT32" "Windows" 15G

It says that "Linux" isn't an accepted file format, which I read on some forum only happens in leopard, so I'm wondering what kind of file format linux needs to be installed on, I've been reading around but I'm still fairly confused about it.

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Partitions
by white-bread / August 19, 2008 9:38 PM PDT
In reply to: Triple Booting

If the CPU is a nonPPC type- being amd64 or ix86- then you can resize with a live CD and determine the exact file type.

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Intel macbook
by LeetBean / August 20, 2008 1:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Partitions

It's an intel macbook, I should've mentioned that, and what do you mean by a live cd?

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LiveCD
by white-bread / August 20, 2008 11:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Intel macbook

The OS is embedded on a CD. Set your BIOS to boot first from the CD. Use Knoppix to resize the partition(s) by using QtParted followed by fdisk. You can use any of the mk-filesystem binaries to deternmine the filing system you want.

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