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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Olalla, WA
Re: Howto: OSX and Win7 on GUID based disk (with bootloader) - 01-13-2009, 01:53 AM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Virginia, NO VA
Re: Howto: OSX and Windows7 on GUID based disk (w/bootloader) - 01-13-2009, 07:37 PM
This sounds really cool. I think I may try this route. I broke down and ordered a 32GB RunCore. I am going to start out playing with Windows XP and Widows 7 exclusively at first (Dual boot).
What would be a good partition ratio for OSX and Windows 7?
Should I do 50/50 (16GB/16GB~)?
I still have to get my copy OSX. I think I am going to wait for the MAC Box Set. How much space does an OSX install take?
Old Config: Dell Mini 9, Black, 2GB RAM, 32GB RunCore SSD, Dual Boot Windows XP Pro SP3/ 7 Beta.
Older Config: Dell Mini 9, Black, 1GB RAM, 8GB SSD, Windows XP Pro SP3 with all updates.
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Re: Howto: OSX and Windows7 on GUID based disk (w/bootloader) - 01-13-2009, 08:29 PM
OSX takes a bare minimum of ~7GB or so. However, you need to use a separate drive to build onto, shrink, and move to even get it that small. For mine I put about 20GB to OSX and 9GB to Win7. Keep in mind you lose a bit of space on the drive due to rounding and filesystems. You end up with about 29GB usable on a 32GB drive.
Oh one thing to note, if you do full installs on iWork and iLife, you are likely adding about 6GB+ of data. They aren't small. You can definitely shrink them down after the fact, but they still take up a lot of space. I suggest installing what you expect to you (unlikely you will want GarageBand, or iMovie on your mini for instance, but your mileage may vary).
Join Date: Oct 2008
Re: Howto: OSX and Windows7 on GUID based disk (w/bootloader) - 01-13-2009, 09:07 PM
I have tried this process and have installed OS X and Windows 7 to two different partitions, but I can not get the vista boot loader to copearate with the EFI partition. When ever I try to boot to my Mac OS partition I get some text stating that it is trying to call the chain loader from hd(0,2) (which would be my main Mac OS drive) then it asks me to choose the drive where MacOS lives (I choose 80) then it goes to calling the chainloader again and dumps me back at the vista OS selector screen. This is my current layout
hd 0,1 EFI
hd 0,2 MacOS
hd 0,3 WIN7
I used the standard Type 11 isntall and my partition table is set to GUID. When I tried to run the guidupdate application, it says that the tables are the same.
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