I own a Macbook Air 2014 model, and have duel-booted OS X and Bootcamped Windows 10. Now I want to be able to install a Linux distribution (most likely my own custom one, but lets use Ubuntu as an example).
From all the examples I found on the web, they were either, "Dual-boot with rEFIt" or, "Pure EFI-boot, with an uninstallation of OS X and re-installation afterwards".
What I want, is something that looks like *this:
*picture grabbed from second link
With my Linux and Mac OS X partitions neatly tucked in there.
The second link does what I want, except OS X is uninstalled, which I don't have the time or external hard-drive reliable enough to not corrupt everything on copy over due to the age and damage.
This process will wipe OS X and any other data you have on the machine. All of it. That’s the whole point. Make backups.
I don't want this. So is there a way (god forbid, there MUST be) that I can get Linux on my Mac, and be able to hold
Option/Alt on boot, to select one of the 4? (OS X, Windows, Linux, Recovery)
I don't want GRUB, rEFIt, a command line, nothing. Just ye' olde OS X boot-loader.
blessits boot partition afterward. if your linux of choice tries to sneak in a
grubor whatever, you'd do better to uninstall that stuff. the linux kernel is an efi executable. in my opinion you'd do a lot better to remove the sheisty mac efi boot menu and replace it w/ rEFInd, though.