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    VMWare + Unity?

    I read that VMWare's Unity feature supports Vista guest on Mac host, but does it support Mac as a guest on a Windows host? Have anyone tried? Also, which is the best release for VMWare installation? Edit: Sorry for posting in the wrong forum. I just saw the "Virtualisation" forum. I must blame the broken Search function
  2. Since MacDrive doesn't work, is there any other way? Userland tools are OK, I don't need a drive letter for it, just a simple file manager that I can use to copy files from a mac partition onto my NTFS drive with Vista on it.
  3. But NTFS is readonly, isn't it? Are there any more HFS+ tools out there that's more reliable? And as for FAT32, even 4GB is too little. (Besides, I think there is a limitation as to how big the partitions can be, at least Windows and PartitionMagic thinks my partition is too big). Are there any other filesystems that I can use? What is for example "Unix filesystem"? Is it something that windows and linux can be taught to understand?
  4. I want to share one of my hard drives between the different operating systems (XP, OSX, Ubuntu). I notice there are NTFS support in all of them, but read only in X and linux. FAT32 is out of the question since it can not hold a disk image (2GB limit). It seems Ubuntu mounts HFS+ from start and XP can do it with a driver called MacDrive (are there others?). Does anyone have experience in using HFS+ for this purpose? I have memories from trying to mount NTFS filesystems in Linux a couple of years ago, resulting in breaking the entire filesystem. I obviously don't want that, so my question is thus, are the HFS+ drivers reliable?
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    Chain boot error

    It's CHAIN0 both of them. Can I somehow install the Darwin bootloader without reinstalling the entire operating system? My usb dvd is incredibly slow so that will take hours...
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    Chain boot error

    I have installed 10.4.8 with semthex kernel from an external USB DVD drive. Installation was successful. I tried dual-booting with xp on my system. Doesn't work, fails with "chain boot error". My boot.ini contains: [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT C:\CHAIN0="Mac OS X" My C:\ root contains the file CHAIN0 (512 bytes). My driver is in IDE mode (not AHCI or RAID). I tried AHCI too, OSX installation detects hard disk, but then neither XP nor OSX boots. Am I missing something fundamental here? By the way, the installer screwed up the MBR, but I rescued it with a PartitionMagic boot CD. Now XP boots fine, but OSX gives me "chain boot error". I'm thankful for any suggestions.
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    How to set the MBR?

    OK this is probably a silly question but I did not find a quick solution here on the forum. How do I set the MBR on a disk to make it bootable. I tried bless --device /dev/rdisk0 --setBoot It exits silently (I also tried the partition devices but then I got errors). bless --getBoot returns "Can't access "efi-boot-device" NVRAM variable (NVRAM, isn't that where the BIOS stores its stuff? I certainly don't want OSX to write there!) Anyway, I still get the "Error loading operating system" on boot, when I try booting from that disk. The disk is an external USB drive. I can boot into the system by adding an external USB DVD with the install dvd in it. IDE doesn't work on my system (ASUS P5B with JMicron ATA + IHC8 RAID = no bootable drive). I'm OK with the USB drive for now if I can get rid of the DVD drive. For that I need a working MBR.
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    Asus P5B?

    I tried to install the "JaS.10.4.8.Intel.SSE3.Only.Install.DVD" release on my computer but I haven't succeeded so far. Booting the dvd gets me the "boot.plist not found" error, so I tried VMWare. In this mode I can avoid that error if I press F8. However, just after the screen switches, I get: *** Virtual machine kernel stack fault (hardware reset) *** The virtual machine just suffered a stack fault... I tried a number of VMWare configurations, including some suggested here on the forum. If I don't select FreeBSD 64, VMWare also complains about a 64-bit OS running in a 32-bit virtual machine. Then the familiar stack fault. My HW: Asus P5B Deluxe Intel Core2 Duo E6600 3GB memory (Corsair PC2-6400) Graphics: ATI x1600 PCI-X Here is my cpu-z output: (and yes, I did try the standard clocking. No change.) Anyone with similar HW that got it to work? If so, how? EDIT: I Forgot, my VMWare version is 5.5.2 build 29772 I also tried VMWare Player 1.0.2 build-29772. It just hangs at the same spot (I guess they just removed the dialog or something)
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    core 2?

    Thank you! A SATA DVD-R it is, then.
  10. How is it with .NET support for OSX Intel? Mono does a great job on linux (and WinXP as well for that matter), but how is it with OSX? The Mono "Supported Platforms" list osx ppc, but not osx intel. Since the JIT is the same for all OS, and it should be the only cpu-dependent thingy, i guess it's not that hard to port, should it? So, are there any ports (official or unofficial) yet? And has anyone used Mono/C#/CocoaSharp for anything serious yet?
  11. Firmware upgrade gone bad. Or even worse, bios upgrade. But nowadays atleast the bios has redundancy. But I've been there, back in the days, persuading the store to go for warrany replacement.
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    core 2?

    IDE, not SATA then?
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    Software Piracy

    Not all companies support DRM. I read somewhere that even big companies like Microsoft are starting to get more cautious about implementing it everywhere. And I know quite a few non-techicians who are really upset about the music they bought which can not be burnt to CD etc.
  14. Well, I've been using vmware for a while and cpu-wise I can't tell the difference from "native" mode. But I was led to believe that the virtualization would also speed up hardware access etc (as opposed to pure algorithmic parts of the program which should run with no noticable difference). And what about memory efficiency? For instance, I would guess that one common swap for all OSs would be better... ?
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    core 2?

    I guess I will be the first to try Or maybe not...