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Hi,

 

I'm new here, a bit of background,

 

Apple decided to announce x86 Macs and Windows compatibilty shortly after I bought a G4 Mac mini and a PC. It would be nice to run OS-X, Vista, XP (plus Linux, AROS, Amiga OS 3.9, Sky OS ;-) ) all on one box, and being that I will get peanuts selling my kit, I want to run x86 Tiger on my considerably more powerful PC until I get round to updating my hardware in a few years time (8 core MacPro by then).

 

I have been looking at the wiki and FAQ's on how to do this but I'm probably being a total noob but I still have a few questions.

 

1. Do I have to dual boot it or can I run it while Windows is running (non-native, virtualised)?

 

2. If I don't dual boot it what performance can I expect to get? It will be running on a 4800 X2 possibly overclocked. Can it handle Quartz Extreme effects?

 

3. To run it non-native, what version of VMWare do I need, VM Player, VM Workstation 5.5?

 

4. Can I use a legal x86 version of Tiger and then patch it or does all of this only work on patched versions from file-sharing sites?

 

5. Do I have even a remote chance of running OS-X on Virtual PC 2004? I think it pretends to be a BX chipset with a Trio 32/64 graphics card.

 

Best regards.

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Hi,

 

I'm new here, a bit of background,

 

Apple decided to announce x86 Macs and Windows compatibilty shortly after I bought a G4 Mac mini and a PC. It would be nice to run OS-X, Vista, XP (plus Linux, AROS, Amiga OS 3.9, Sky OS ;-) ) all on one box, and being that I will get peanuts selling my kit, I want to run x86 Tiger on my considerably more powerful PC until I get round to updating my hardware in a few years time (8 core MacPro by then).

 

I have been looking at the wiki and FAQ's on how to do this but I'm probably being a total noob but I still have a few questions.

 

1. Do I have to dual boot it or can I run it while Windows is running (non-native, virtualised)? No, No.

 

2. If I don't dual boot it what performance can I expect to get? It will be running on a 4800 X2 possibly overclocked. Can it handle Quartz Extreme effects? Possibly, but give me more details on the rest of the system.

 

3. To run it non-native, what version of VMWare do I need, VM Player, VM Workstation 5.5? I don't know. I don't run it non-native.

 

4. Can I use a legal x86 version of Tiger and then patch it if you know how to patch it...or does all of this only work on patched versions from file-sharing sites? Most likely.

 

5. Do I have even a remote chance of running OS-X on Virtual PC 2004? I think it pretends to be a BX chipset with a Trio 32/64 graphics card. Sorry, I haven't tried it either.

 

Best regards.

Your best option is to get a patched version of OS X, (latest JaS would work fine) and do a native install.

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I do own parition magic but does having an extra HD make things easier? I have a spare 8GB for experimentation but am meaning to get a 300GB'er soon.

 

When I get to the stage of knowing what I am doing native, I will give it a try on Virtual PC.

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1. Do I have to dual boot it or can I run it while Windows is running (non-native, virtualised)?

 

You don't have to dual boot if you don't want to. As for virtualized, see question 3.

 

2. If I don't dual boot it what performance can I expect to get? It will be running on a 4800 X2 possibly overclocked. Can it handle Quartz Extreme effects?

 

Dual booting has no effect on performance. QE: depends on the mobo chipset or add-on graphics card.

 

3. To run it non-native, what version of VMWare do I need, VM Player, VM Workstation 5.5?

 

I would go with VM Workstation 5.5 as it has worked well for me, but beware, it will run slowly.

 

4. Can I use a legal x86 version of Tiger and then patch it or does all of this only work on patched versions from file-sharing sites?

 

You could patch it yourself, but it can be difficult. I would recommend a pre-patched version.

 

5. Do I have even a remote chance of running OS-X on Virtual PC 2004? I think it pretends to be a BX chipset with a Trio 32/64 graphics card.

 

OS X on VPC2004? Not likely. It can't handle the HFS+ filesystem.

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