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Re: Poblem Dual Booting Mac OS X and Windows XP - 01-30-2009, 08:40 PM
Have you used the Type11 or DellEFIv9 Miniscript?
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Re: Problem Dual Booting Mac OS X and Windows XP - 01-31-2009, 01:04 AM
Use the DellEFI method and install EasyBCD 2.0 beta on your XP partition. EasyBCD helps modify the Vista bootloader.
But since you have XP and not Vista, EasyBCB wont work without help. So you need some Vista files on your XP partition to get it working. Check out the FAQ on NeoSmart's page. http://neosmart.net/blog/2007/how-to...ws-xp-machine/
You can also find the files online. Cant remember where, so Google it.
Add a Mac entry to you EasyBCD and reboot. You may need to use Disk Util in OS X to fix your OS X and/or rerun DellEFI.
Installing OS X the Type11/DellEFI way is the to go. More stable then the Hackintosh method. Find a friend with a Leopard disk and go to town.
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Re: Problem Dual Booting Mac OS X and Windows XP - 01-31-2009, 05:47 AM
Dell EFI doesn't like my dual boot. I had to rebuild using Type11. I suggest following the document to do it correctly: woooohoooooo-dual-booting-os-x-&-xp-on-the-runcore%C7%83-t1699.html
First partition - 200mb EFI (HFS+)
Second partition - OS X (HFS+)
Third partiion - Windows (Make sure this is the C: volume FAT32 or NTFS)
Install Windows first.
Install OS X (modded with MBR support).
Update to 10.5.6.
Install Type11 7.9.
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Re: Problem Dual Booting Mac OS X and Windows XP - 02-01-2009, 07:42 PM
Been around a few times on trying to get a dual boot running, but no matter which OS I install first, I invariably have problems getting the second OS to install on the remaining free space on the drive. I start by creating 2 partitions, each 14 + gigs. When I tried the Win 7 install first, I formatted one partition as MS-Dos Fat (doing this all in the Leopard Install Disk Utililty each time) and left the second partition as free space. Win 7 installs from USB no problem. Then on to the Mac install using the Type 11 Boot Disk and Leopard USB. Cannot find any combination of formatting that will allow the Mac OSX to install.
Give up and repartition with 2 partitions and format the first for HFS+ and set the GUID option in the partition tab of Leopard's Disk Utility. Leave the remaining space as free space. Mac OSX installs no problem. Upgrade to 10.5.6 and run DellEFI and I am booting straight into MAC OSX without fail. Run the Win 7 install from the USB drive and it sees three partitions and lets me delete the third one and even lets me reformat it, but it will not install...something about the bios not being able to boot from it.
Anyone got any suggestions on which way to turn now? I have read every one of the install guides and nothing seems to work (or at least doesn't seem to sink in for me so I can do it right). Problem is, I really like Win 7. During the times I have had it working alone on the drive, it has been fast and pretty sweet. I also really want to try out the OSX; been a Windows user forever, and have just never seen the allure of OSX, but I am really trying to give it a fair run. The times I have had OSX running by itself, it has been pretty fast and stable, and to be honest, I am intrigued to understand the magic.
Thanks in advance.
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