If the Hackintosh install is on its own drive it's much easier.
With most systems, you can hit a key on boot to choose a boot device. This way you don't even need grub.
This is how one of my laptops is setup with Windows and Ubuntu. It boots into Windows unless I hit F11 on bootup and choose to boot off of my Linux drive.
Keeps them both completely separate from eachother and in my opinion, is much easier to setup and maintain. Thank you! By separate drives, you mean separate HDDs, no?
In that case, I only have one, so I'd have to go with different partitions on the same drive. Yes separate HDD's is what I meant.
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However, several of the steps in that guide I didn't have to use at all, so I'm documenting my process here. Apple provides a supported method of installing Windows as a dual-boot option for Macintosh owners. There are several advantages to using Apple's process:. Apple's official documentation for Boot Camp is found here.
Follow Apple's instructions for installing Windows, but make sure you create the Windows partition approximately 64GB larger than what you want to end up with for Windows, that space will end up being given to Linux. Apple only supports Windows 8. There is no way to install an earlier version of Windows using Boot Camp on newer hardware. See this table to check your hardware and what versions of Windows are supported on it.
Now that you have an Apple-supported dual-boot system running macOS and Windows 10 presumably , it's time to perform the Linux installation. For the purposes of this article, I'm going to install Kali Linux, that's what I used, but installation with ANY version of Linux should work the same way. I also have an SD card mounted.
After the Volume shrinking process is completed, it's time to download some files to perform the installation; however, you probably want to do this under macOS, so first boot back to your macOS volume and the download them both:. For all macOS versions starting with El Capitan This security feature of macOS prevents changes to various areas of the Operating System including System-owned files. In order to install rEFInd you will have to boot into Recovery.
Make sure the rEFInd files are available on a drive that macOS can see and use, then follow these instructions:. Full installation instructions can be found on the rEFInd site. You may also want to theme rEFInd to look more "mac-like".
Test that rEFInd is installed and operational. Just reboot and you should be taken to the rEFInd boot menu, from there you should be able to boot into either macOS or Windows They probably all won't be bootable, through trial-and-error you should be able to find the correct macOS and Windows 10 volumes. You can then configure rEFInd to ignore some volumes, but save that for after you have everything working properly. Alternatively, if you want a graphical imaging process, you can use UNetbootin as documented here for Ubuntu just use Kali or whatever image you want.
You're now ready to install Linux. However, if you reboot now, you'll see the rEFInd boot menu.