dead_evangel, on Oct 29 2008, 09:54 PM, said:
Here is my story:
After a lot of attemps i just recently installed Leopard in partition 1 using Kaliway 10.5.2 (i'm still fixing some issues... ethernet, audio...) i installed it using GUID partition scheme because MBR didn't work for me, so now i got Leopard 10.5.5, installed Office, moved my files and music... but now i'm wondering how to install Win XP in the other partition... i've been searching but i haven't found a how to... i've only found tutorials from the begining using MBR... and other tutorials but only for vista...
the point here is to install WinXP without having to reinstall everything from the begining, unless i have to...
Sorry, I don't think you can use GUID with windows or DOS - If you want to dual boot you'll have to find a way to use MBR
- The Partition scheme runs on the whole disk. You can also run windows off a separate hard disk if its too much trouble to reinstall everything.
Before you delete everything though, do you have a free external usb disk with 50gigs or so? You can set that up in OSX with GUID as a Time Machine and back everything up. It takes a while, but as you'll see you'll be able to restore it during install..
I'm running Winxp native and Leopard as an install. I basically used the OSX/Vista turtorials from the dualboot forum here.
Here's how I did it..
(The reason why I think the tutorials say to install windows first is because it will automatically set MBR up for you.)
You may need some tools:
- An Acer One WinXP boot disk (get it here: http://www.aspireone...p...f=11&t=2445)
- Partition Magic 8 or any partition resizer - I like PM cause it's Graphic and really hard to screw up..(TPB or other torrent site)
- OSX86 Disks (iDeneb 10.5.5, Kaly10.5.2 or Leo4All10.5.4 from torrent sites)
- SticMac's awesome kext-pack(see above)
1)Boot from the Acer One Windows CD
2)Format and reconfigure the Hard Drive as C:
3) Windows is installed everything is working
4) Install and fire up Partition Magic
and resize your C: drive
- DON'T ALLOCATE THE FREE SPACE! You'll do that below in #5
- (I split mine 50GD winxp and 50GB osx - 10GB's minimum)
- Be sure to hit apply and restart if needed
5) Setup Partition for Mac OS X (taken from somewhere - thanks to the original writer wherever you are)
- While logged into Vista, hit the "Windows Key + R". A Run box should popup.
- Type in "DISKPART" & hit "Enter".
- Press Continue when you get the UAC Security Screen. DISKPART should now launch in a CMD interface.
- Now type "list disk".
- Then type "select disk 0"
- Then type "create partition primary id=af" (This will create a new primary partition of the remaining free space in a format Mac will be able to understand).
- Then type "list partition".
- Then type "select partition 2".
- Then type "active".
- Then type "exit".
6) Now you can insert your Mac OS X disk and restart your computer.
7) Install Mac OS X (you may already know this part)
- After you reboot, Darwin (the Mac OS X boot loader) should start right up and take you right to the Mac OS X install Screen.
- Now you can select your preferred language and click the arrow at the bottom of the window.
8)Now at the top of the screen you should see a white bar with menus (if you dont, just give it a min, can take a min to load), click the" Utilities" menu and the select "Disk Utility".
- A new window should popup and on the left hand side you should see your hard drive with two grayed out partitions.
- Click on the 2nd one down (the Mac OS X partition), then right click and choose "erase".
- A new window will popup now. Choose Mac OS X (Journaled), then click "Erase". This will create the Mac OS X partition we will be using.
- You can now exit Disk Utility and click the right arrow to go the next step of the installation.
9)Now select the Mac OS X partition we created & click the right arrow.
- Now you will need to select the packages you need to install for your system and any additional features you would like (these will very from system to system).
- Now the Mac OS X installer should scan your installation DVD (which can be skipped, by clicking skip) and then will begin installing.
10) OSX should boot up after installation.
- Run through the setup scheme
- If you have your Time Machine Backup you'll be able to backup all your programs documents etc
11) OSX starts!
- Use Kext Helper in the applications folder to install SticMac's kext's to get things running good
12) NOW FINALLY!
Setup dual booting using this method:
Dual Boot Windows XP and Leopard
Here are the quick steps if the link above doesn't work:
- 1. Unzip the chain0.zip file to your C:\
(or wherever you have windows installed)
- 2. Open the Control Panel and click System (or right click "My Computer" from the desktop and go to Properties)
- 3. Once there, click on the "Advanced" tab.
- 4. Click the "Settings" button under "Startup and Recovery".
- 5a. Now click "Edit" and add this line at the bottom:
C:\chain0="OS X Leopard"
*note: you can name it whatever you want, doesn't have to be OS X Leopard.
- 5b. You should end up with something very similar to this:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
C:\chain0="OS X Leopard"
- 6. Save & Exit. You're done!
No HFS+ error for me..I think that's just a Vista thing..
The above "Chain0" method works exactly the same as a two HD scheme on my machine. Works easily and fluid.
Windows boot loader gives me the choice:
- If I choose my "Acer" partition in moves into the windows bootloader
- If I choose my"OSX" partition I boot Leopard
That's how I did it..there are other possibly easier ways, I know, but I've setup about six Hackintosh's this way without many problems..