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adding a guid hdd when hackintosh has a mbr hdd

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so, I have had real macs for the last 9 years.

my imac G5 ppc power supply died so I hacked a pc psu and got it back to life but it wasn't powering the internal screen so external it was.

then the GPU started stuttering so I reballed it. (hot air gun)

it's not stable (GPU overheating issues once a week) so durring hard rubbish collection I found a dell dimension 3100 which was not booting to post but when I changed the MB battery I had success.

succefully loaded ideneb 10.5.6 -no internal audio but usb audio works great though.

anyway my 2tb imac hdd is obviously GUID. whereas my hackintosh hdd is MBR.

question - if I add the GUID drive to the hackintosh as a 2nd drive then will there be problems?




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The only way it could cause a problem is if your Dell BIOS doesn't support GUID HDD's.

Simple way to find out: plug it in the dell, if you can still boot idenb your good to go; if it hangs at POST you need to reformat it to MBR.

As far as the OS is concerned theres no difference worth noting

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