Originally Posted by Mac Migs
Great idea, I look forward to reading it.
My 10v will be here on Monday but I'm just going to be putting Snow Leopard on it. Before I even do that I'll be putting in a 2GB stick of ram, a 64GB SSD
, and a bluetooth module. It should be quite a fun little hackbook when I'm done.
I have another 10v coming on Tuesday for my aunt that I'm going to attempt a dual boot with Windows 7 and Snow Leopard.
2GB install? Brave man! I don't dare. I had a OLPC that I had to replace a keyboard on, and that was bad enough. The SSD
should be good.
I only retained XP to run some work software, but when I compare the look against Win7, Ubuntu, and especially OS X, it just looks really old by comparison.
OS X just makes the netbook feel much cooler and more refined. I have a mini 9 and am now actually thinking of buying a larger SSD
so I can do a OS X install on it (only have 8GB now). Win7 dual boot would be cool, but no extra Win7 license or install disc.
Good luck with your hacks, and thanks for all the help.
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Originally Posted by dpd3672
Following these steps, I can install and run either Winxp or OSX. I can't, however, make it work to install both.
When I install OSX, it boots up fine. When I try to load XP on the Fat partition, the computer won't boot at all, and I have to format and reboot the drive.
When I install XP, then try to install OSX, I can't get around needing the partition to be in GUID, rather than MBR.
I'm not sure if I'm missing a step, maybe something with the OSInstall file. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
OS X apparently checks if the drive is GUID or MBR and won't by default allow an install on MBR, which is the problem I believe you're running into.
You might try modifying the boot disk per the guide instructions (magic file and OS Install file swap) and try again. When you create a partition for OS X, make sure it's UNFORMATTED and a primary partition and format it as MAC OS Extended (Journaled) using Disk Utility. I just posted a detailed step-by-step as a new thread.