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Dual boot XP/OSX quick guide

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Post subject: Re: Dual boot XP/OSX quick guide Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:29 am

bh5354

Hi all,
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Joined: Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:21 pm Posts: 23

I'm getting the feeling I'm not popular in this thread...

Anyway, I have re-installed the Windows XP home from scratch, from the MSI recovery disk. So by the end of that, I have a basic MSI wind with Windows XP home. Since last night til now (lunchtime), I have had 3 or 4 full full install attempt. So for the past 24 hrs, I think I'm pretty much an expert of installing WindowXP/MacOSX. Here's what worked for me. The funny thing is, it is completely different from anyone else's installation instruction. Maybe that's why I was confused... a) Install Windows XP from MSI recovery disk (This is because I ruined my previous install attempt, maybe you won't need this step). Make sure you create 2 partitions, not just one single C: partition. I made my windows partition 20Gb. b) After installing Windows, boot up Windows and have a general check that everything is fine. c) Put in the MSIWindOSX86 disk in your external DVD drive. At the beginning of installation, reformat the 2nd partition (not the windows partition) to MAC format 'HFS+ journaled'. Then follow the steps to install. Installation takes about 45 mins. d) That's it! after MacOSX installation is complete, it will reboot itself. Darwin loader will come up, you may press any key to choose to boot from Windows or Mac. e) I did not have to put in a Windows XP disk to recover the HFS+ partition error. Hmmm.... So that's what I'm up to. Like I said, I've had a few goes at this to make it work on my MSI Wind. I am satisfied for now, but: a) Since I recovered Windows XP from the recovery disk, it is in NFTS format. I would like it in FAT32 format so the Mac can access that drive too. b) My recovery disk still doesn't work. I even tried to installed XP Pro after the XP Home recovery, it still says disk error when I boot. So in the future, if I have to rebuild windows, I have to wipe out Mac OS X too. c) The build in Webcam doesn't work in OS X. I read from others that the Webcam works. Am I missing something? d) My wireless Dell 1490 card does work. So I got something right from the start Cheers, bh5354

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Methanoid

Post subject: Re: Dual boot XP/OSX quick guide

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:24 am

Wind Guru

bh5354 wrote:

a) Since I recovered Windows XP from the recovery disk, it is in NFTS format. I would like it in FAT32 format so the Mac can access that drive too.

Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:25 am Posts: 140 Netbooks: Advent 4211 OSX/XP - 2gb/Dell-1490

You could find on this forum that Mac CAN read NTFS and write NTFS. NTFS-3G is the free program or use Paragon NTFS for same effect

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bh5354

Post subject: Re: Dual boot XP/OSX quick guide

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:04 pm

Thank Methanoid,
Member Joined: Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:21 pm Posts: 23

I do know about the NTFS 3G thing... I used it on my Mac Mini for a little while. Then it crashed and stopped working even when I uninstalled and re-installed. So I don't really trust it So does anyone know why my normal XP disk (not the recovery disk) will not work on my Wind? Very strange. Update: - My webcam works now! After the WindOSX86.iso install, you have to use the Mac software updater and update a few stuff (I read that from someone else in the forum). Nice, I can now use photobooth, even if it's a bit slow. - Bluetooth mouse don't work I've been trying to pair my Wind to my wireless mighty mous, with and without passkey. Nothing. The sad thing is the wireless mighty mouse does pair with Window XP's bluetooth. The irony! lol Read from the forum others are having the same issue. Do I really have to buy a real Macbook to make everything work??? Actually I don't mind the price, I just think a Macbook is way too heavy. bh5354

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thchang

Post subject: Re: Dual boot XP/OSX quick guide

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:28 am

Member Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:06 pm Posts: 18

Hi, I also need help here After I follow the guide to install the leopard using windOS86.iso I can boot both OS thru Darwin bootloader, but I need to make it boot winxp in first priority instead of MacOS but no luck. I tried few ways 1) tried spfdisk and set windows partition to active...the result is displaying error loading operating system, even try to use fixmbr thru windows repair..all no luck 2) tried editing com.apple.Boot.plist, <string>-x rd=disk0s2</string> , it still boot to leopard instead to winxp, and give error forcing to shut down power. any one help me??? I really prefer to boot to winxp on default instead of Mac

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Methanoid

Post subject: Re: Dual boot XP/OSX quick guide

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:50 am

thchang,
Wind Guru

Starting from a virgin HD, partition HD, install XP on first, then install OSX using MBR on the HD options in Disk Utility. You might need to use FixMBR or whatever but set XP as active and then that is default. Add Chain0 to be able to boot to OSX. When booting OSX you will get the Darwin bootloader which also will get you back to XP but you'll need to select OSX from the Darwin bootloader. Works for me

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thchang

Post subject: Re: Dual boot XP/OSX quick guide

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:39 am

Member Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:06 pm Posts: 18

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thchang, Starting from a virgin HD, partition HD, install XP on first, then install OSX using MBR on the HD options in Disk Utility. You might need to use FixMBR or whatever but set XP as active and then that is default. Add Chain0 to be able to boot to OSX. When booting OSX you will get the Darwin bootloader which also will get you back to XP but you'll need to select OSX from the Darwin bootloader. Works for me

Hi, thank you for the reply. I think what u said is what exactly i have done. I did start from fresh wind, bought the wind, boot up, after finish install xp. i format d drive to fat32, and insert windOS86.iso and run the installation of leopard. then use mbr to fix boot, so OSX and winxp and boot without anyproblem at this stage, d drive is the active partition. i then try to addchain0 in winxp root drive, use spfdisk to set c drive to active partition (winxp) but after that, i failed to boot in OS, once the computer turned on, it will says error loading operating system. and it's dead. won't pop the boot menu, the only thing i can do is back to spf and restore it and make the d drive(mac) back to active partition. but that means mac is default boot priority again, which is not what i want any clue what i have done wrong?

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Methanoid

Post subject: Re: Dual boot XP/OSX quick guide

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:08 am

Wind Guru

You should not format D.. waste of time and might be why its cocked up. C should be Windows and should be the active partition - if D is then you did something wrong. You did NOT do what I said.. virgin HD has no partitions. Just make ONE for Windows (say 20gb) and then leave rest unpartitioned. Then when installing Mac allow Disk Util to format a Mac OS partition. I have 3 partitions - 15gb XP, shared 45gb and 15gb OSX. Worked for me no trouble

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thchang

Post subject: Re: Dual boot XP/OSX quick guide

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:32 pm

Member Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:06 pm Posts: 18 Top

but it's too late, i don't really want to format both winxp and leopard again. what i did was follow the guide made by Kamikaze on page 1. maybe Kamikaze's way will never work for booting winxp as default,sign

alba

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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:31 pm

Wind User

finally got everything installed here and everything's working flawlessly except in my boot selection in darwin i got three drive (the third is a fat32 free partition so i can share all my file between osx and xp) and it shows an empty drive with no name, is there a way to remove it from the boatloader selection? ty

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Methanoid

Post subject: Re: Dual boot XP/OSX quick guide

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:14 pm

yes, you'll need to search forum.. I know its here but I'm not bloody well doing the Search for
Wind Guru

you!!!

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pierrox

Post subject: Re: Dual boot XP/OSX quick guide

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:28 am

Hi everyone,
Wind Guru Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:08 am Posts: 194

After three weeks away from the internet - but with my Wind - I realised it would be convenient to have XP at hand sometimes. My Wind runs OSX as its main partition, and Ubuntu as a second partition. I've read all this thread, but it mainly talks about installing XP first. Since my OSX install is neat, I'd rather not touch it. Is there a way to install XP after OSX? What would be the procedure? Thanks! Pierre

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thchang

Post subject: Re: Dual boot XP/OSX quick guide

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:19 am

Member Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:06 pm Posts: 18 Top

pierrox, i am on the same boat as you, i asked this question many times, but no one helps. i think we follow from the same guide, that's why we stuck i even tried to use spfdisk to set windows partition to active, but it makes operating system to fail boot.

marckie

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Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:57 am

Wind Guru

pierrox, thchang... its ok to install XP after OSX... I've tried this but with vista.. I then reinserted the OSX boot disk in single user mode and did an Fdisk to make the OSX the active partition... I forgot where the link was but as far as I remember, these are the procedure: 1. Insert OSX disk 2. When you are prompt press F8 then -s 3. Type the following one after the other:
Code:
fdisk - e /dev/rdisk0 flag 1 update write quit

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4. Reboot Note: flag 1 - This is assuming that your primary partition is OSX. if not set it to 2... Post your results after... Anyway, don't be afraid to make a mess... coz that is where the fun is... _________________

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d0p3r5

Post subject: Re: Dual boot XP/OSX quick guide

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:44 pm

Hi All,
New Member Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:00 am Posts: 7 Location: Philippines Netbooks: MSI Wind

'Really need your help guys. This has been my fifth time to install/reinstall xp and osx86 and so far i can't get the setup to work. I followed every step as dictated but my system can't boot into osx86. It either boots xp normally or it halts after the osx86 installation. I did the "fixmbr" a couple of times and I even tried doing the "fdisk" in the osx86 bootup environment but all it did was to make my system boot xp. My HD is partitioned into 3 parts. Partition 1 is for XP, partition 2 is for osx86 then the last one is a FAT32 for common files shared between OSs. I really don't know what I'm doing wrong but any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks everyone!

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solid

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Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:21 pm

Wind Guru

LOL - hope it works out for you. I was also unsuccessful, despite trying many times. I gave up, and installed Vista instead! Good luck!! _________________ -Other forums I visit http://www.hotukdeals.com http://www.wiitalk.co.uk http://www.hondawebsite.co.uk/forum

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Yong

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Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:20 am

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Tulisan wrote:

Kamikaze wrote:

I haven't played around with the Darwin loader yet, but, I'm sure it's possible to get it to load the XP partition by default rather than the OSX one.

From my experience, Darwin loader will only boot the OS by default if it is on an active partition, in this case, the OSX. If you try to boot XP from Darwin, then goto Disk management and set your XP partition as active, you will now be able to boot from XP but not on Darwin anymore.

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Yong

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Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:37 am

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bh5354 wrote:

Thank Methanoid, I do know about the NTFS 3G thing... I used it on my Mac Mini for a little while. Then it crashed and stopped working even when I uninstalled and re-installed. So I don't really trust it So does anyone know why my normal XP disk (not the recovery disk) will not work on my Wind? Very strange. Update: - My webcam works now! After the WindOSX86.iso install, you have to use the Mac software updater and update a few stuff (I read that from someone else in the forum). Nice, I can now use photobooth, even if it's a bit slow. - Bluetooth mouse don't work I've been trying to pair my Wind to my wireless mighty mous, with and without passkey. Nothing. The sad thing is the wireless mighty mouse does pair with Window XP's bluetooth. The irony! lol Read from the forum others are having the same issue. Do I really have to buy a real Macbook to make everything work??? Actually I don't mind the price, I just think a Macbook is way too heavy. bh5354

Me too ,when I want to pair my logitech bluetooth combo MX5500,the mouse & keyboard can't pair at beginning ,then I saw one guy said ,just see Mac OS finish pairing ,close the windows ,you will get it, try it ,now they are working fine _________________ PINK WIND 6 CELL ,2G RAM ,Dell 1510 AGN WLAN, VISTA ULTIMATE 32 SP1 & XP PRO SP3 & Mac OS X 10.5.6 & Windows 7(kick out of Ubuntu useless for me) Quadrupleboot ,Bios 1.10 ,dell BH200 BT headphone Seagate 320GB #ST9320421ASG 7200rpm

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d0p3r5

Post subject: Re: Dual boot XP/OSX quick guide

Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 5:56 am

After days of trying, countless reinstalls, long list of terminal and cmd text commands... I finally
New Member Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:00 am Posts: 7 Location: Philippines Netbooks: MSI Wind Top

got my dual boot xp/osx86 setup to work! Patience is indeed a freakin' virtue!

pierrox

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Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:11 am

Wind Guru Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:08 am Posts: 194

d0p3r5 wrote:

After days of trying, countless reinstalls, long list of terminal and cmd text commands... I finally got my dual boot xp/osx86 setup to work!

Anything in particular to do?

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d0p3r5

Post subject: Re: Dual boot XP/OSX quick guide

Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:48 pm

New Member Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:00 am Posts: 7 Location: Philippines Netbooks: MSI Wind

pierrox wrote:

d0p3r5 wrote:

After days of trying, countless reinstalls, long list of terminal and cmd text commands... I finally got my dual boot xp/osx86 setup to work!

Anything in particular to do?

hey pierrox! i'll post everything that i did in a short while. hopefully i'll be able to help you out on your installation issues. cheers!

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