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Join Date: Sep 2010
XP Dual Boot Problems - 09-14-2010, 05:15 PM
Sorry to sound like such a newbie, but I posted a question a week ago and got no replies in an older thread. I hope this is an okay place to post this-- I don't see anything active about a dual boot XP / OSX machine elsewhere.
I'm trying to use the factory XP setup and make a dual boot 10v with any version of 10.6. 10.6.4 would be just fine, but I really don't care so long as it is reliable. This is just to give me a highly portable notebook with the Mac OS on it.
Mine is the same problem bjsessions was having-- Very simply, the OS X installer freezes after I choose the language... I've waited an hour or more-- this is not a lag or stall that will recover and I've seen it happen 5 or 6 different times before giving up.
I took a brand new Nick. Ed. 10v and used the existing XP and the instructions in the following thread to try and make the machine a dual boot.
Looks like hyperlinks are not allowed? I'll edit this later if I can figure out what is appropriate, but after http [ :// ] it is: www.mydellmini.com/forum/dual-booting/19033-os-x-sl-install-dell-10v-existing-xp.html
Setup my usb installer with NetbookBootMaker 0.8.4 RC1.
Followed directions very carefully except that I was using a 10.6.3 Retail installer and the latest versions of NetbookBootMaker and NetbookInstaller (the ones that are supposed to work with 10.6.4, right?)
Is there some issue with 10.6.3? Do I need a newer OSInstall file for the 10.6.3 disk? The installer DVD is not a copy-- I bought the OSX installer just for this project and I can't even seem to locate a version other than 10.6.3 to buy (at least not that I can confirm is not 10.6.3-- lots of items listed generically as 10.6-- that becomes an expensive and time consuming gamble, and I'm not aware of any retail 10.6.4 installers at this point...
Any suggestions would really be appreciated!
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Brampton, ON
09-14-2010, 06:11 PM
It has been modified to handle 10.6.4
BIOS A06 | 10.6.8
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