Erik Schneider, who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, did pretty much the unthinkable, and did it well.
Frankly, he nailed it.
I’ll let him tell the story, which he posted on the San Francisco LUG mailing list: “Thought someone out there might be interested in, or know someone else interested in, a distilled account of a successful dual-boot install of Crunchbang Linux on a disk with an existing OS X Lion install, using the system EFI partition directly without the mediation of rEFIt or rEFInd.”
Well, that got my attention.
“The story is long and aimed at Linux dilettantes such as myself, who are adventurous but unschooled. I put in more details than many Linux geeks might need, hoping that assembling the results of several googles would save someone else time.”
In his e-mail, Erik concludes with a statement that should come as standard procedure for CrunchBang forum participants: “Comments are welcome, but please be kind. I’m just a humanities nerd with a technological itch, and I make no claims as to knowledge or method in any field whatsoever.”
Regardless, that was great work, Erik, and you should be proud. Glad, too, that you chose CrunchBang as your alternate OS to Lion.
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Larry Cafiero is one of the founders of the Lindependence Project and has just started developing software at Redwood Digital Research (RDR), a consultancy that provides FOSS solutions in the small business and home office environment. RDR is based in Felton, California, USA.