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Re: UX Redesign: Dual Boots / Resize issues / Saving KS





2011/6/22 Máirín Duffy <duffy fedoraproject org>
On Wed, 2011-06-22 at 09:22 +0000, Jon Masters wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-06-21 at 23:46 -0700, Owen Coutts wrote:
>
> > A lot of mac hardware users running linux are using rEFIt
> > (http://refit.sourceforge.net/) instead of boot camp. I wonder if this
> > is something we can detect and if this is something we should document
> > for mac users
>
> I use rEFIt on my Mac system for multi-boot.

Do either of you guys have a sense why rEFIt is more popular? Does boot
camp cost $$?

Boot camp is actually a free utility that comes with OSX. Its designed towards making windows work on a mac. Boot camp has two important parts, one is the interface in OSX that allows you to resize HFS/HFS+ file systems, the second is the changes to the boot sequence that allow a user go into a non apple operating system.

rEFIt tends to work better it you want to customize things. It also provides some basic tools when things aren't going well.

~m

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