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Default DM10v OS X 10.6 installed how do i dualboot xp - 12-27-2010, 03:51 PM

I allready have os x installed on my 10v and now i wan't to install xp.
Is this possible? Does anyone know a good link?

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Default 12-27-2010, 08:32 PM

I am trying this now, I used this guide, so far external dvd drive isn't acting as great as I would like it to. We will see, hopefully I can get this done today!

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Default 01-04-2011, 07:08 AM

I am so frustrated, I have done the install's about 10 times now to no avail.
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Default 01-10-2011, 09:46 AM

you'll have difficulties with this install. when i tried it, i could not find a solution for the missing hal.dll error message.

there's two main (and related) hurdles to overcome
1. XP has to be on the first partition, in MBR partition table.
2. OS X cannot be directly installed to MBR partitioning table

there is however a way around it.

back up osx,
wipe the drive.
install xp, create a second partition for OS X,
restore from back up..

I've written up a guide that starts with the assumption you have xp installed on your mini to start with. it might be helpful.::


Here's how i would do this one:

1. shrink the OSX partition as much as possible.
2. use an external drive to back that partition up (note: create a partition slightly larger than your OSX partition on this drive, and copy OSX partition to it-- if you have you'r OSX install USB, use that, and run disk utility, restore). if you don't have the install USB, use Gparted. I recommend creating an UBUNTU live USB, it's pretty simple to do, and run it off of that (not the standalone Gparted live).
3. run your windows installation. your drive will need to be formatted. create whatever size partition you want for windows, leaving the rest for OSX.

4. Once you've got windows installed (making sure it boots properly), you can follow the guide from where it tells you to change the active partition.


btw, i'm writing this post on my dual boot xp/ osx mini 10v.

10v, N80, 1 Gig ram, 160 Gig HD, A06 /Windows XP / SL 10.6.6 NBI 0.8.4 Special/ Linux Mint |
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