michaelkintzios at gmail
Sep 24, 2011, 10:13 AM
Post #6 of 8
On Saturday 24 Sep 2011 17:30:54 Grant wrote:
> >> > I don't have a Macbook Air, but I have two iMac desktops and one
> >> > macbook pro laptop. The two imacs run Gentoo without any problems. I
> >> > installed refit to switch between Gentoo and osx.
> >> >
> >> > For the laptop, I had trouble booting from the installation cd. A few
> >> > days ago someone on this list suggested that I run Gentoo within a
> >> > virtual machine running on osx. This turned out to be a very good
> >> > solution, since it is very easy and works perfectly (I do have a small
> >> > network problem, but not serious), and allows me to use the Mac
> >> > software as well. I use virtualbox for the VM software.
> >> >
> >> > Best,
> >> > Moshe
> >> Thanks Moshe. Maybe the best thing for me to do is just install
> >> Gentoo on the thing and see what happens. Restoring OSX should be
> >> easy with the included USB key. I think that's the best way to figure
> >> out if there are any quirks. Just follow the regular install method,
> >> right?
> > Yes, except you should install refit (http://refit.sf.net) first. refit
> > is a boot loader for mac. Maybe there is a way to avoid it, but
> > installing refit is very easy, and I had no problems with it. Also, I
> > was planning in advance to make the computers dual boot, so I
> > partitioned accordingly. If you have just one partition, I think it is
> > best to re-partition using osx.
> > Best,
> > Moshe
> Thanks for your help with this guys. I've finally convinced her to
> return the Macbook Air. My life just got easier.
You can always install Hackintosh or similar in a VM if she's pining for an