I would like to install Elementary IO on an old (2015) MacBook Pro, but at this time, I would also like to keep MacOS installed, along with all associated files.
I believe I can create a separate boot partition to run Elementary, but as I am a newbie to this, I want to make sure I don't lose any data or otherwise corrupt my disk. Is there a resource which can guide me through this process as well as give me a good background on how I should think about configurations?

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Installing eOS on a 2015 MacBook Pro is great, as nearly everything works out of the box. I recently installed eOS 6 beta on a 13-inch 2015 MacBook Pro, and it works great. Dual-booting is also a great choice, as it makes updating firmware easy if/when necessary.

Since elementaryOS is based on Ubuntu, guides for dual booting Ubuntu should be directly applicable. Two guides I have found useful for dual booting Ubuntu on Mac are LinuxNewbieGuide's installation guide and a YouTube video by Reed.

I wrote up and posted here the steps I used to install eOS 6 beta on a 2015 MacBook Pro. Everything worked well except the camera, which took some extra troubleshooting to get fixed.

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