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can someone help me with the vm ware image?

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i have the tiger x86 vmware files and i have tried it in vmware, and after being tired of the slowness i want to install it nativly. When I dont have a usb hard drive or anything how do i install it onto my second partion so i can dual boot with windows? Can someone please help me?!?


Drive config

110 nfts

10 gig fat32 to be converted and used for osx

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I guess I could :(

Is your 10gb partition logical?

Some people use 'dd' method from under linux but I guess you would need to apply lots of patches so it runs somewhat good...

My best choice is to use DVD if u have dvd writer it's especcially easy!

-So u need to download dvd image from Bay burn it and install...

-If u don't have dvd than download dvd image and use "VMWare to Native" Type of installation!

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Yes my 10 gig drive is logical, i guess i will try from linux soon if i can't get windows to work.


VMware to native eh? I would do that but the dvd image takes forever to download! I have tried like 3 times, but i guess a 4th wouldn't hurt. (i prefer demon to bay)

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from my experience, native osx doesn't work well with logical partitions, you'll have to remove the logical partition and make it primary, use diskpart to convert your partition to id=af, boot the mac installer dvd, go into system untilities and convert the partition to journaled, install mac with the proper customizations, and keep your fingers crossed after :P

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Microsoft DiskPart version 5.1.3565


Copyright © 1999-2003 Microsoft Corporation.

On computer: COMPAQ




Microsoft DiskPart version 5.1.3565


DISK - Prints out a list of disks.

PARTITION - Prints out a list of partitions on the current disk.

VOLUME - Print a list of volumes.


DISKPART> list disk


Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt

-------- ---------- ------- ------- --- ---

Disk 0 Online 112 GB 0 B


DISKPART> select disk 0


Disk 0 is now the selected disk.


DISKPART> list partition


Partition ### Type Size Offset

------------- ---------------- ------- -------

Partition 1 Primary 103 GB 32 KB

Partition 2 Primary 9 GB 103 GB


DISKPART> select partition 2


Partition 2 is now the selected partition.



DISKPART> convert id=af


Microsoft DiskPart version 5.1.3565


BASIC - Convert a disk from dynamic to basic.

DYNAMIC - Convert a disk from basic to dynamic.

GPT - Convert a disk from MBR to GPT.

MBR - Convert a disk from GPT to MBR.


DISKPART> detail


Microsoft DiskPart version 5.1.3565


DISK - Print a list of volumes on the disk.

PARTITION - Shows details about the current partition.

VOLUME - Print a list of disks that contribute to the volume.


DISKPART> detail partition


Partition 2

Type : 06

Hidden: No

Active: No


Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info

---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------

* Volume 3 F Partition 9 GB Healthy




okay, in diskpart how would i convert that to id=af?

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Sorry I messed up Logical with Primary :)

Do you run image from DaemonTools or VMWare?

It works only from Demon Tools!

There's tutorial that I used:


You don't even have to listen to guy and u can skip all PartitionMagic steps(to boot Windo$eXP press F8after BIOS before the Loading Darwin...sign). Also don't bother yourself to format it right now you can do it in installer! =)




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The main native install guide on the forums says in no uncertain terms to use a logical partition, and not a primary. I dont know if it would even work at all in logical, which confuses me.

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Im only at 60% of the dvd download and im going to use the vmware to native method,and am gonna install on my second partition,

does this method include a boot loader? because i really want to use the nt one with the chain0 file.

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