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SO, LET ME SEE IF I UNDERSTAND THIS. I need to download Grub 2 and install it to a separate partition in order to have linux mint bootable alongside ML? I have ML running already and in anticipation, created a partition for Linux Mint. Right now I can only boot from a flash drive after selecting in BIOS. I would like to have the option to boot into either or. Is this all I need to do in order for Linux Mint to be selectable?
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This is going to be a Legacy BIOS installation, yes? Or are you flashing to latest BIOS version to get UEFI booting support?
 
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No, I'm not flashing my BIOS. No legacy. I have Chimera boot loader-anything EFI related like doing the clover install hasn't successfully worked for me so I'm still behind the curve here. I have ML up and running on my ASUS laptop and I had already allocated space for my anticipated Linux Mint OS. I have Linux Mint on a flash drive. I'm waiting for some clear and strait forward instruction, (preferably video-I haven't found the best video on you tube for this yet) ...So This is my current set up. I'm not sure if this answers your question, but I hope so....

Asus K53E
I5 Sandy Bridge
HD3000 Graphics
 

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No, I'm not flashing my BIOS. No legacy. I have Chimera boot loader-anything EFI related like doing the clover install hasn't successfully worked for me so I'm still behind the curve here. I have ML up and running on my ASUS laptop and I had already allocated space for my anticipated Linux Mint OS. I have Linux Mint on a flash drive. I'm waiting for some clear and strait forward instruction, (preferably video-I haven't found the best video on you tube for this yet) ...So This is my current set up. I'm not sure if this answers your question, but I hope so....

Asus K53E
I5 Sandy Bridge
HD3000 Graphics

For strictly AMI Legacy BIOS install see http://www.tonymacx86.com/snow-leop...multibooting-novice-updated-3-12-see-log.html
Skip the Windows install instructions and go straight to section 3 for installing Linux.
For best help with laptops post in the laptop forum - http://www.tonymacx86.com/laptops/
 
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Can someone help me out here? I want to dual boot my mountain liion with Linux Mint 17.3. I can't get past the first phase of it because after I have refit installed, nothing happens upon next boot. The menu doesn't show up. Also, when I have tried to resize my partition, the only option that I get when I split the partition shows that I must rename both partitions, thereby implying that my ML partition will be erased. So I get scared of doing this and quit. Can someone be more clear on exactly how to do this? the guides always omit what happens along a step and therefor doesn't inspire confidence in what your doing.

Asus K53E BD4T
Sandy Bridge I-5
3000HD
Mountain Lion (running smooth)
 

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Can someone help me out here? I want to dual boot my mountain liion with Linux Mint 17.3. I can't get past the first phase of it because after I have refit installed, nothing happens upon next boot. The menu doesn't show up. Also, when I have tried to resize my partition, the only option that I get when I split the partition shows that I must rename both partitions, thereby implying that my ML partition will be erased. So I get scared of doing this and quit. Can someone be more clear on exactly how to do this? the guides always omit what happens along a step and therefor doesn't inspire confidence in what your doing.

Asus K53E BD4T
Sandy Bridge I-5
3000HD
Mountain Lion (running smooth)
For best answers on laptop problems you should post in the laptop forum: http://www.tonymacx86.com/laptops/
 
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Hi guys. What about this partition scheme?

/dev/sda1 2048 411647 409600 200M Sistema EFI
/dev/sda2 411648 444415 32768 16M Reservado para Microsoft
/dev/sda3 444416 3693144274 3692699859 1,7T Datos básicos de Microsoft
/dev/sda4 3902861312 3904610303 1748992 854M Entorno de recuperación de Windows
/dev/sda5 3904612352 3907028991 2416640 1,2G Entorno de recuperación de Windows
/dev/sda6 3693146112 3869528063 176381952 84,1G Sistema de ficheros de Linux
/dev/sda7 3869528064 3902861311 33333248 15,9G Linux swap

I want to install Mac OSX in /dev/sda3 (or do you recommend to install in /dev/sda6 and move Linux to sda3?)

EDIT: Maybe you can share your opinion? @Going Bald

Thanks.
 
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