I've taken the plung and got a cheap refurb dell mini 10v from the outlet store. It arrived this morning and I have just unpacked it and got Win7 starter edition set up the way I like it (came pre-installed). The main reason I got this was to install Mac OSX on it and I also have a retail dvd disk ready to use along with downloads of netbookinstaller etc (following mechdrew's guides etc). This looks all ok so far until I started thinking about dual booting.
What I want is a way to install MAC OS SL without having the hassle of reinstalling Win7SE. I have not even checked yet whether I have a proper win7 install from scratch type disk as it may be a recovery disk and hence of little use. So questions ....
(1) Will I be able to install OSX SL alongside my current Win7SE installation without a complete reformat??
(2) Will Win7SE (starter edition) work with one of the guides I have seen for setting up dual boot ??(first thread that appears on a forum search using terms "dual boot").
(3) Has any1 tried and been successful trying to install Snow Leopard on top/alongside a pre-installed copy of Win7SE???
Just that I am sure a few people are in a similar boat as Dell outlet must have sold a load of mini 10v s recently that came preinstalled with Win7SE.
The apple logo sticker transfer thing that comes in the snow leopard install dvd box looks like it will quite nicely fit over the dell logo on the lid cover!! Anyhow I am off out to ask my mates if they have any decent metal cutting tools as a nice thin sheet of steel cut out in the shape of those apple stickers will look very nice indeed instead of that dell logo!!!
Anyhow glad to now be a mini 10v owner.