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ok i've seen guides and people saying that you can triple windows 7, osx 10.8 and ubuntu BUT can you do this with windows xp instead of windows 7? the reason i ask is this:

a year ago i was able to triple boot windows xp, 10.6, and ubuntu and the guides said to put my harddrive bios into AHCI but i put into IDE and it still worked.
however, i read that osx 10.8 NEEDS AHCI to work definitely. well, this is a problem since windows xp will not work/boot in AHCI mode. so theoratically, that means if i can boot osx 10.8, then i can't boot windows xp and vice versa. so has anyone tried triple booting windows xp, 10.8 osx and ubuntu and if so does it work?? i don't want to waste time trying it myself unless i need to, cause as we all know,installing hackintosh requires alot of patience and trial and error.

THANKS IN ADVANCE!

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Windows xp will boot up and install in AHCI mode, just make sure that you have the inf files for the F6 key upon a fresh install. No big secret and as far on a curren install you will find the answer here: http://superuser.com...ut-reinstalling

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Windows xp will boot up and install in AHCI mode, just make sure that you have the inf files for the F6 key upon a fresh install. No big secret and as far on a curren install you will find the answer here: http://superuser.com...ut-reinstalling


cool thanks, and so what they say about osx 10.7 and up is true? it only works on AHCI mode?

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I am not an install guru, as I have struggled with installs like most, but from everything that I have seen and read the AHCI mode was a requirement for installation starting at 10.6. Changing the bios setting AFTER you install and get the OS set up could pervent you from booting into OSX. I do know that if you change the configuration with windows 7 installed the OS will not boot unless you reconfigure the drivers prior to the bios change. Sorry that I could not answer your specific question.





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