How to install Ubuntu on a Mac and keep OSX?


For 12.04:

I wrote an extensive tutorial here. It worked perfectly well for me and I didn't have any issues since doing exactly what I describe in my blog post a couple of weeks ago.


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Updated on September 18, 2022


  • someGuy45
    someGuy45 3 months

    Could anyone provide a concise step by step instruction on how to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a Mac OS X Lion?

    I have read that Ubuntu corrupts the EFI file so I would like to hear from those who have successfully done it.

  • someGuy45
    someGuy45 over 10 years
    can I safely assume that using the install along side mac installs into the created partition?
  • tpei
    tpei over 10 years
    It is considered to be safe and it worked for me. But it isn't too difficult to specify the empty partition manually, so if you'd rather like to be absolutely certain...
  • nilsonneto
    nilsonneto about 10 years
    Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
  • Braiam
    Braiam over 9 years
    Please, instead of including just the link, include the facts. I don't see any restriction in the link you pasted.