I am interested in installing openSUSE or Ubuntu alongside Yosemite on my mid-2012 MacBook Air. I never installed Linux on an Apple or an EFI computer. After searching around I found mixed comments about how to install openSUSE. Can I install it (or similarly popular distros such as Fedora or Ubuntu) without a boot manager like rEFIt or rEFInd nowadays? I’d like to retain Yosemite as my default OS, but login to openSUSE just as I would Windows installed via bootcamp–although I’m not interested in triple booting, just OSX and openSUSE.
Sorry for the newb question. I haven’t installed Linux since switching from Win to OSX so it’s been a while. I’m also not sure how well supported the 2012 MBA is within openSUSE. If anyone recommends a different distro then I’m open to suggestions.