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Default Dualboot XP and SL 10.6.3 problem - 02-13-2011, 08:02 PM

I would like to dualboot xp and snow leopard.
I have found these two guides. Advanced 2: Multi-Boot Configuration | Guides | OS X | mechdrew
Unfortunately when i try the first one i cant install snow leopard and on the second i get an xp blue screen (0x861cb030, 0x000014f, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) unmauntable boot volume. I can dualboot with ubuntu using the second method.
How can i get them to dualboot

p.s there is nothing wrong with either os's and both work on their own

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Default 02-14-2011, 04:36 PM

please help me, anyone?


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Default 02-14-2011, 08:55 PM

I am not convinced that there is a reliable way to dual boot OS X & XP. They would seem to require mutually incompatible ways of setting up the partition table (GPT vs MBR based partitions). I have seen descriptions of people doing this, but it looks pretty tricky & have not been able to get it to work for myself.

This forum won't let me post links yet, but I think if you message me directly, I can share the links I read.
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Default 02-14-2011, 11:39 PM

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Originally Posted by finlaymurray123 View Post
I would like to dualboot xp and snow leopard.
I have found these two guides. Advanced 2: Multi-Boot Configuration | Guides | OS X | mechdrew
Unfortunately when i try the first one i cant install snow leopard and on the second i get an xp blue screen (0x861cb030, 0x000014f, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) unmauntable boot volume. I can dualboot with ubuntu using the second method.
How can i get them to dualboot
Not to take anything away from Mechdrew, his methods are sometimes cumbersome.

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I am not convinced that there is a reliable way to dual boot OS X & XP. They would seem to require mutually incompatible ways of setting up the partition table (GPT vs MBR based partitions).
So, yeah one of the keys is overcoming the GPT vs MBR dilema. The other is that XP has to be the first OS, at least that I know of--there's no way to start with SL and add XP.

I've written my own guide based precisely on XP/ SL 10.6.3 (screenshots included)-- there's two different methods detailed here: http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dual...dual-boot.html

You can make a back up of your existing SL install and follow the main section. Or since you have a Mac, scroll down to the Alternate method if you're starting from scratch. Either way, you have to wipe your mini's drive and install XP to it first.

cheers.

note: I've only tested the alternate method using SL 10.6.3 install media. so if yours is older than that, you may want to stick to the main method.


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