2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 27, 2009 5:21 AM by J D McIninch
David Scuta Level 1 (0 points)
I want to set up ubuntu on a mac using bootcamp - Has anyone any experience that says it will work without excessive technical support from me?

imac, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 (30,465 points)
    I believe Boot Camp is only for running Windows on a Mac.

    The easiest and safest way to run Ubuntu or Windows (or any Intel-compatible OS) on a Mac is by using WMware Fusion or Parallels Desktop, and running the +guest OS+ as a virtual machine.

    I have Ubuntu set up with WMware Fusion, and it is the best running virtual machine OS I have used. I also have Windows XP and Me, SUSE Linux, Solaris, and even Haiku (which is the in-progress revival of BeOS). Most of those are just for fun. You don't need separate partitions, and the guest OS runs alongside Mac OS X.
  • J D McIninch Level 5 (4,060 points)
    Yes. You can [use Bootcamp to boot Ubuntu|http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=678542#post4210205].