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tonygoodchild tonygoodchild is offline
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Default Multibooting? - 12-07-2008, 10:29 PM

I'm currently using the standard 8GB SDD to boot into Windows XP and have installed OS X onto an external USB HDD so that I can dual boot between the two simply by plugging in the USB drive - not very practical but it works.

I'm waiting for my 64G SDD to turn up so that I don't have to use the external drive any more but can anyone tell me is there a recommended way of installing multiple OS's when one of them is the Mac OS?

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Default Re: Multibooting? - 12-07-2008, 11:25 PM

I would like to know if this possible as well. I want to experiment OSX but still keep my Windows XP. Is it possible to install both os on the same hard drive?
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Default Re: Multibooting? - 12-08-2008, 03:07 AM

Yeah, it's possible. It's very difficult and the only guides out there right now are very contradictory. Check out the forums at, that's where you'll find the info on doing it. Good luck. Maybe someday someone will perfect it to work with the Type11 method on our machines and write a step by step guide. I think the biggest hurdle is that OSX wants the drive formatted GUID, and XP doesn't support GUID, it needs MBR.

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