Alright, i'm a massively long time user of Windows, and an old school user of Apple OS as well. I've played with OS X Tiger and Jaguar at school a bit, and it seems interesting (for the most part). I'm interested in knowing how to partition my computer to run XP, and if I choose to: boot into OS X.
Do I need a seperate drive, or just another partition? Any details you can give me would be great. Using OS X would be nice I suppose for a little bit at least. At least until Vista comes out, than i'll make a decision on where i'll go: Leopard or Vista (however as of right now Vista seems to be where i'll be going, after I purchase some much needed [and already coming regardless] upgrades).
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Posted 20 June 2006 - 02:28 PM
Posted 20 June 2006 - 11:54 PM
Hi, and welcome to the forum. It is quite a lot of work to get OS X and Windows XP dual booting. First off, is Windows XP already installed?
Posted 21 June 2006 - 04:25 AM
Posted 05 July 2006 - 12:07 AM
the way I did this is Installed XP first created 3 partitions 1 partition is 8gig and second is 40gig for OSX and remaining is just left over partition. Then I installed XP like normal to the 8gig partition, then comes the tricky part I had to remove the 40gig partition in XP and recreate it making sure not to format it and after removing and recreating those partitions I was ready to install OSX. I booted OSX up and told Disk Utility to format the 40gig partition in HFS+ Journaled format and then installed it.. After completing the install you will get the darwin bootloader and it will count down 10 seconds (JaS Install) if you press a key you will notice you can boot either OSX or WinXP and congrats you are done. enjoy. hope this wasnt confusing...
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