I have installed Windows 10 alongside PeppermintOS 7 on my PC with grub, I followed the advice in this question and reserved free space to use as a partition. I now wish to install MacOS-X alongside the 2 that I already have.

So my questions are:

  1. will the installation of MacOS mess up grub?
  2. If not which is the safest method to do such a task without harming the other partitions?

Note: this question and this one are similar but didn't address my problem at all.

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1) Probably. You'll have to deceive OSX into installing on your PC (if it's not a Mac). I am almost certain (won't try on mine) it'll thoroughly ignore Grub even on a Mac.

2) It could work if you installed OSX first and then let it do install Windows into a Bootcamp partition and then you installed Linux alongside Windows on that partition.

  • Thanks for the advice, I think I won't take the risk of removing all my Operating Systems for the time being. According to what I understood from your answer, it is impossible to install macOSX by any normal means (e.a as if I would install another linux system), right? Aug 24, 2016 at 13:59

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