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About cgguy

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  1. What version of VMWare are you running? If 2.0 you might want to try 1.3 and see how that does, I've had some issues with 2.0. You can also try trashing the VMs and letting VMWare rebuild them. I forget the exact location, but search for "Virtual Machines" and throw the "Boot Camp" folder away. It'll rebuild it automatically. A BSOD is actually good news in a sense -- you're almost there. Try giving it more memory, or booting in safe mode to see if it's a specific driver that's causing the VM problems.
  2. The easiest way to install Windows for Kalyway 10.5.2 is using Parallels or VMWare Fusion in a file based VM. I've used Fusion and am happy with it generally. Some people prefer Parallels. A native dual-boot install will give you more options -- games, bluray movies, native speed -- but can be tricky to set up the dual boot. I had pretty good success w/ kalyway 10.5.2, XP, and chain0. But it's still not simple the first time you try it. And I tried a bunch of other setups (vista, easybcd, grub, etc). FYI- if you dual boot and use Fusion, it shows up as a "bootcamp" partition and runs fine -- this is what I prefer. You just can't use the osx bootcamp prefs. I'd go with the file-based VM for now. If you are very tech savvy and want to do the dual boot, read up on the chain0 method available on a bunch of wiki pages. And make a backup before you start!
  3. I hate to bug people with a boot issue, because it seems like there are so many of them, but I've tapped out my knowledge and am hoping someone out there will take pity on me. I recently replaced a kalyway 10.5.2 install with ideneb 10.5.5 in a dual boot osx/xp single drive machine. I use MBR, XP boot, and chain0 method. When I boot OSX, the darwin loader gives me a few seconds to press a key for options. If I don't hit a key it returns me to the XP boot menu. If I hit a key it repeats a "boot error" message a few times and then drops me into the darwin boot menu where I can select osx and it boots fine. I know why if I don't hit a key it won't boot. By default, the darwin loader will select the xp partition, because that's the one marked active. So if I don't hit a key it'll try to boot the xp partition and give up. The "sector" errors are new to me. ideneb uses the new Cameleon loader, which could be part of the problem. I've tried setting the "-v" and "rd=diskxsy" options in the the boot plist but that didn't help. Also, if I set the osx partition active it boots straight into osx. So everything is fine, but the handoff from chain0 to cameleon is maybe the issue? I see posting from people using xp and ideneb 10.5.5, so it works. If you got it working pointers appreciated.