This is my mac: MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)
Will it be safe?
I'm trying to dual boot so i don't want anything to happen to osx ^^
Thanks in advance!
While a MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008) has a 64-bits Intel CPU, it still has 32-bits firmware. Support for 64-bits firmware only started to appear mid-life 2009.
As such, you might not be able to boot your Elementary Linux ISO on it, as it works in 64-bits mode. However, there might be ways around it, or you might get lucky and it boots in 32-bit mode (I was thinking about it, and your comment confirmed it is so; I also suspect you installed Bootcamp in the past).
When you do find ISOs that do not boot, it might be easier to select other Linux or FreeBSD distributions that still support 32-bits operation.
If you are afraid to lose things, either do an image of disk or just run a 64-bit Linux on a VM.
see also: Aluminum MacBook (Late 2008)
- CPU: 2.0/2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Penryn), soldered in place, no upgrade options
- 32-bit booting only; cannot boot 64-bit OS.
- 64-bit software is supported.
To answer your question: Yes, depending on free disk space etc but you will probably need to repartition the drive to do a dual boot. Not sure about the state of the art these days, it use to be a risky thing - the computer would be ok but you could lose all your data, the os ... 1) Before doing anything, make sure you have a good backup. 2) Consider other options. Dual booting can get to be a pain. VM options let you run both OS's at the same time. a) OSX runs or at least use to run on top of FreeBSD so depending on your neeed you may already have what you need to join the Unix world. b) Oracle's Virtural Box is a free VM platform available for Windows, Mac or Linux. I have only used the Linux version but it seems to work fine and the learning curve is relatively smooth. c) I used VMWare's Fusion with my Mac worked great but you have to buy it.