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Re: Dual Boot Vista & Mac OS X - 01-03-2009, 08:37 AM
well if you have the 32gb SSD it's really only about 29 after formatting, so you might want to keep that in mind. I don't think the EFI partition will need to be more than 200 or so mbs, I believe I have mine at 300 just to be sure.
I've never used unetbootin, but if that method works than go for it, the method I used is the one outlined here:
http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index ... to_install
As for making a bootable XP installer, that's a bit trickier. Unfortunately you can't just copy the files over like you can with Vista. This guide seems to cover all the steps you need, though I haven't tried it myself.
http://www.eeeguides.com/2007/11/instal ... thumb.html
As for which OS boots by default, the answer for me was none of them. With the method I outlined what actually boots by default is your EFI partition with the darwin bootloader. This gives you the options to boot Windows or OS X, but I couldn't for the life of me get one to boot by itself. The problem was that the Darwin bootloader will only automatically boot the partition that is set as active, and to get the whole type11/boot-132 method to work the active partition is the EFI partition itself. To get around this you could make the XP partition active, and use XP's boot loader to boot leopard, but this gets into some unfamiliar territory. Look here for more info on that:
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