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Default Guide to Dual Booting XPS machines - 01-31-2010, 05:03 PM

Thought I should share a easy way to dual boot machines that arent the glorified Mini's. For all to know this install utilized the Vanilla method of OSX installation

This was gathered and composed with multiple guides and perfected through my own experiences

The guides were used

Simple way to create Dual Boot : Snow Leopard and Windows 7

[GUIDE] Leopard on an XPS 1330/1530 - InsanelyMac Forum

First gather a Boot Disk 132 that can be found in the second link (for m1530) or google for a boot 132 disk.

1) Insert boot 132 disk and boot from CD/DVD in bios
2) Follow on screen instructions, and insert the OSX install disk.
3) Go to Disk Utility in Menu bar once the Installer has loaded
4) Partition your disk with two partitions. Mac OS Extended (J) and FAT (windows)
5) Exit installer
6) Insert your Windows 7 install disk and reboot your machine. (from cd/dvd)

Install windows seven to the FAT partition on your hard drive.

7) Now that you have Windows 7 on your machine, reboot with the boot 132 disk and re insert the OSX install disk.

8) Install OSX to the Mac OS Extended partition of your hard drive.
9) Follow the on screen prompts ect.
10) upon the Introduction video you will be prompted to create your account information ect.
11) Once everything is completed you will now be at the OSX finder screen (desktop) install Chameleon Bootloader, along with OSx86 Tools. (you may have to google to find OSx86 tools utility)
12) Open OSx86 tools and use it to create your EFI. I chose the Chameleon EFI.
13) Google for Mac OSX kexts for you machine and use OSx86 install kext option to load them to your machine.
14) upon installing kext the system will reboot.

- Insert Seven's DVD and go to Prompt in the "repair my computer" section
- If Seven suggest repairing startup, click No
- Now, once Prompt appears, type this command:
- type "cmd"
- type "diskpart"
- type "select disk 0"
- type "list partition"
- type "select partition X", where X is the number of Seven partition (usually the last partition)
- type "active"
- type "exit" twice
- select Startup Repair and wait for completion
- restart

- Now Seven will load, and when you are into Seven do this steps:
- Open "Run" and type "cmd"
- type "diskpart"
- type "select disk 0"
- type "list partition"
- type "select partition X", where X is the number of OSX partition
- type "active"
- type "exit"
- reboot once again

this is my first guide- It worked for me and hope it will be beneficial to others.

It takes a whole lot of the guessing out of what to do. If support for all PC's was a great as it was for the Mini community it would be lovely, but the fact of the matter is it isn't. Upon my first mini I was hooked on OSX and took me a month of research and a week of trial and error to get everything working right on my XPS, but it was completely worth it. With that said again I have utilized the community alot and felt I should share back to it

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