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Old 09-28-2006, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default Mac OSX and Windows..

Ok, I have two partitions, and I am getting Mac OSX. If I just install Mac OS onto the second partition, will I still have the options to select which OS to use on startup?

I have never installed Mac OSX, so bare with me..

Do I just boot from CD like normal, and also, if I do install it, and decide I dont like it, can I just format the partition, and that's the end of it?

Also, where can I get drivers, or will they be preloaded..

Also..(sorry) - Will my laptop run it ok? It's got SSE1, SSE2, and SSE3..

Edit, I knew there was another.. Will 15GB be enough space?
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Default Re: Mac OSX and Windows..

well make a partitionmagic boot disk so u can select the bootable partition incase you mess up. yeah it will run fine. the 6400 is perfect for OSX.

you might wanna get acronis disk director suite as a boot manager.

yeah 15 will be enough. but make a 20 gig partition.
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Default Re: Mac OSX and Windows..

Haha, damn. So it's not just a case of, installing it to second partition, and having the options at startup..?
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Default Re: Mac OSX and Windows..

nah, but its pretty simple. actually, to boot back into windows after mac os x is installed, you go to "system preferences", go to "startup disk" and you click "windows xp"
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Default Re: Mac OSX and Windows..

Thanks alot, i'll think about it I think..
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Default Re: Mac OSX and Windows..

Install Mac OSX first, and when thats set up install Windows.

That should leave you with the Windows boot options at start up.
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Default Re: Mac OSX and Windows..

yah do what prosser said, but you stll gotta add the startup options into boot.ini.
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yah do what prosser said, but you stll gotta add the startup options into boot.ini.
how do u do that?
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Default Re: Mac OSX and Windows..

you just gotta get a file called chain0 (available for download in some places...google) and put it in the root of c:\ and then go to cmd and type c:\boot.ini

this will open up a text file, now make a new line, and type

c:\chain0 = "mac os x"
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