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Default OSX/XP Dual boot question - 10-11-2009, 04:31 AM

I've just got my mini 10v, and followed all the directions on osx.mechdrew.com with no issues.

I have 10.5.8 running and everything works great, I'm not able to get a bootable window USB stick to work. I've tried the PEtoUSB method with using the Dell Mini Recovery CD as the source, when that failed I tried to use the PEtoUSB method with a generic Windows XP Iso. The file structure looks correct, but when I try to boot to it it just tells me

Replace disk, press enter to reboot.
And that's all it does..

What am I missing. I don't have a USB CD drive.

Here are the instructions I've followed:

Example 2: GUID Multi-Boot for Windows XP

Since there is currently an issue with installing Windows 7 with this technique, this will only work for Windows XP. If you need Windows 7 right now, use Example 1.

On Mac

Insert DVD and USB drive
Open Disk Utility (Applications/Utilities).
Click on USB drive icon that states the capacity of the drive (i.e. 7.1 Gb, 7.6 GB, etc.).
Open the Partition tab.
Volume Scheme: 1 Partition
Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
Options...: Master Boot Record, then click OK.
Click Apply.
Click Partition.
When Partition is finished, open the Restore tab
Drag "Mac OS X Install DVD" from the left pane into the Source field in the right pane.
Drag OSXDVD from the left pane into the Destination field in the right pane.
Click Restore, then click Restore in the popup window.
Enter your password, and then wait approximately 25 minutes to 2 hours.
When restoration is finished, close Disk Utility and eject the DVD.
Open the NetbookBootMaker application.
If a warning prompt shows up asking, "Are you sure you want to open it?" click Open.
For USB Partition, select OSXDVD.
Press "Prepare Boot Drive".
Enter your password, then click OK.
On the popup window that says done, click OK, then exit the NetbookBootMaker app.
Open the Combo Update disk image you downloaded, and copy the package inside to your USB drive. (If space is not available, download to another USB drive or wait until Mac OS X is installed and clear space on the drive.)
Eject the Combo Update disk image.
Eject the USB drive.
On the Netbook

With the netbook off, insert the USB drive into an available port.
Turn the netbook on.
Depending on your BIOS settings:
If you have it set to boot from the HDD/SSD first, press the one-time boot key before the manufacturer logo disappears. (more info)
If you have it set to boot from USB first, then just let it boot normally.
A grey screen with your USB drive name, icon, and a five second time will appear. Just let the timer run out.
The Apple logo, then a spinning wheel, will appear. (If the spinning wheel does not appear, try power cycling the netbook and booting again. Otherwise, check the Troubleshooting guide.)
Once loaded, select your language and press Continue.
Press Continue on the Welcome screen.
Press Agree.
Go to Menu Bar>Utilities>Disk Utility....
Select your internal drive.
Go to the Partition tab.
Volume Scheme: 2 Partitions
Partition 1: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
Partition 2: MS-DOS (FAT)
Options...: GUID, press OK.
Press Apply, then Partition.
When finished, closed Disk Utility.
Select your newly-formatted drive, press Continue.
Press Customize, deselect (as necessary):
Additional Fonts
Language Translations
Printer Drivers
Press Done, then Install.
When successful, machine will automatically restart when finished installing.

Depending on your BIOS settings:
If you have it set to boot from HDD/SSD first, just let it boot normally.
If you have it set to boot from USB first, either change the BIOS setting to boot from HDD/SSD first or press the one-time boot key before the manufacturer logo disappears and select to boot from the internal HDD/SSD. (more info)
A grey screen with your HDD/SSD name, icon, and a five second timer (blue progress bar) will appear. Just let the timer run out.
The Apple logo, then a spinning wheel, will appear. (If the spinning wheel does not appear, try power cycling the netbook and booting again. Otherwise, check the Troubleshooting guide.)
The first-time setup video will play, this lasts about a minute.
Select your Country, then press Continue.
Select you Keyboard Language/Nation, then press Continue.
The Migration Assistant box will appear. Unless you are trying to transfer information from another Mac, select "Do not transfer my information now" and press Continue.
Select your wireless network, enter any applicable passwords, and press Continue.
If you have an Apple ID, you may enter your e-mail and password. Whether you have one or not, press Continue.
You may enter your Registration Information, but it is not required. Press Continue if you entered your info, if you did not you will need to press Continue twice.
Create Your Account: enter a name (usually your own), a short name (similar to a username). A password is not required but is suggested. If you decide to use a password, fill it in twice and create a password hint if desired. Press Continue. (If you did not create a password, you will also need to press OK.)
You can either take a picture with the internal webcam or select from a library of pictures for your account. Once you hace selected one, press Continue.
You will be given an offer to try out MobileMe, Apple's information syncing service. Choose one of the options (most choose "I don't want to try MobileMe for free right now.") and then press Continue.
At the Thank You screen, press Go. This will take you to the Desktop.
Installing the Combo Update and Installing Windows

Close any other programs and save all work (if necessary).
Open the Combo Update package on the USB drive.
Press Continue three times, and then press Agree.
Press Install, enter your password, and then press "Continue Installion.
After installation is finished, press the Restart button.
At the grey screen with the blue progress bar, press any key before the timer runs out.
Type "-x" so that is looks like "boot: -x" in the bottom-left corner.
If successful, it should boot into Mac OS X Safe Mode. Enter your password to login.
Go to the Applications folder and run NetbookInstaller.
Select the following settings:
Volume: <your internal drive>
Install Chameleon 2 RC3 bootloader
Install <your model name> Extensions
Generate a system specific dsdt.aml file
<Any other options you would like, the above are necessary.>
Press Install.
Enter your password and press OK.
When installation is complete, press OK.
Restart your computer.
Install Windows XP to the other partition. You should reformat it, typically NTFS but you can use FAT32.
Boot back into the Mac OS X Instaler.
From the Utilities menu, run "Terminal...".
Enter these commands, pressing Enter after each line:
fdisk -e /dev/disk0
f 2
w >press "y" if you need to confirm<
Quit the Mac OS X Installer and restart your computer.
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Default 01-25-2010, 04:56 PM

Look up command prompt way to make bootable usb. PM me with ?s
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