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I don't have a mac so I can't try it but has anyone tried Windows PE via something like Bart PE. I'm not sure if this requires a BIOS but I would think you could boot to the CD... no?

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I don't have a mac so I can't try it but has anyone tried Windows PE via something like Bart PE. I'm not sure if this requires a BIOS but I would think you could boot to the CD... no?

 

that might be interesting to look into

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It's still Windows XP, so it's still not going to work.

But there is better documentation about Windows PE than about Windows XP, so it may be easier to hack Windows PE to work.

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look for miniPE.v2k5.09.03-XT. It's an XP live CD. it's about 400mb ISO.

 

 

Ok - it's been a WEEK since the last post, did anybody actually TRY this? I only just read about it this minute or I would have tried a long time ago. I'm currently working with Q to run win98 on my imac core duo which is fine but rather on the slow side (until the amazing q and qemu coders get further in their work, it's amazing that it works this well already at all!!). If the xp bootable cdrom concept works then it might be a good start. Although it's a pain in the ass to have to boot another OS from a startup cd or floppy, it's how many people dual booten linux and windows for years so it does work and is considered a standard acceptible way to dual boot if one must. Not IDEAL (ideal would be a grub-style bootmenu to choose your os) but still functional. Maybe if the xp cdrom-runnable version works then one could customize it to copy most of the contents to a partition on your mac drive and the cdrom could switch the default windows folder to the hard drive from the cdrom for sake of systemfile reading speed.

 

That's a total layman's explanation and I put no thought into it at all, so probably a ton of holes in the logic. Just a wild thought. What do people (who know more than I) think?

 

dkelley

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Ok - it's been a WEEK since the last post, did anybody actually TRY this? I only just read about it this minute or I would have tried a long time ago. I'm currently working with Q to run win98 on my imac core duo which is fine but rather on the slow side (until the amazing q and qemu coders get further in their work, it's amazing that it works this well already at all!!). If the xp bootable cdrom concept works then it might be a good start. Although it's a pain in the ass to have to boot another OS from a startup cd or floppy, it's how many people dual booten linux and windows for years so it does work and is considered a standard acceptible way to dual boot if one must. Not IDEAL (ideal would be a grub-style bootmenu to choose your os) but still functional. Maybe if the xp cdrom-runnable version works then one could customize it to copy most of the contents to a partition on your mac drive and the cdrom could switch the default windows folder to the hard drive from the cdrom for sake of systemfile reading speed.

 

That's a total layman's explanation and I put no thought into it at all, so probably a ton of holes in the logic. Just a wild thought. What do people (who know more than I) think?

 

dkelley

 

 

 

I was searching for the file online but i kept getting a bunch of results about viruses and trojans being in the file, if my memory serves correctly.

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