Any MacMini owners have success with Boot Camp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jiker, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. jiker macrumors member

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    I just attempted a WinXP install, and everything went fine until i tried installing the mac mini drivers from the driver disc.

    It told me the Intel drivers were not microsoft certified, and i wanted to say install anyway - too bad at that point it blew away my USB drivers already and i no longer had a mouse or keyboard. Nothing left to do at this point but repartition the drive and lose the windows install. :mad:

    Anyone else see this?
     
  2. sabor macrumors regular

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    I don't think you lost your USB drivers, I did have disconnects from mouse and keyboard, but I just unplugged them and plugged them back again and they worked.

    I have a dual core mac mini running XP right next to me :D
     
  3. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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  4. jiker thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply, guys.. i'll give it another try. :)
     
  5. Hugh macrumors 6502a

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    MacMini Solo

    I have a MacMini CoreSolo and had no problems installing/useing XP. I have installed Star Trek: Armada 1 and 2, Return to Castle Wolfenstien (which runs better then my PC, at every thing at full. PC is a Celeron D @ 2.8ghrz 512k Ram, GeForce 2 MX 64mb), Command & Conquer: Tiberan Sun.

    Sorry but I don't have Doom3 or any of the newer games to try on my Mini. :(


    Hugh
     
  6. jiker thread starter macrumors member

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    well, i finally got it working, but it wasn't easy -

    I tried doing the install as is, following the instructions again. No luck. Got to the same point (installing the chipset drivers), told me that the chipset drivers were not microsoft certified, but I couldn't select anything because all USB ports were dead (no mouse and keyboard). I tried unplugging and replugging, using different ports, plugging in other devices, nada. USB was gone.

    So i wiped and started again. I needed a way to perform the install without losing the mouse or keyboard.. *lightbulb* MS Terminal Session (remote desktop)! So this time instead of installing the drivers right away, i enabled remote login, and using another computer i tried to terminal session in to my macMini. No luck again, because the windows didnt have drivers for the ethernet controller. No network connection at all. :mad:

    Then, i headed over to onmac.net, got the appropriate (illegitimate?) ethernet driver and installed that. Now i had network access.. so far so good. Next i inserted the Drivers CD and headed over to the other machine. I terminal session'ed in to the macMini (successfully this time!) and started the install. Only now was I able to click the Continue Anyway button. Then the installer hung. &*#&(@*&!!! Ok, hail mary reboot. Try again. FINALLY INSTALLED. Wow.

    Now, is windows REALLY something I want to use? :p ;)
     
  7. Hugh macrumors 6502a

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    Keyboard and mouse


    What kind of keyboard and mouse are you using? I am using an Apple Pro (black keys) keyboard with a logitech mouse and I didn't have any of the troubles at all.

    Hugh
     
  8. After G macrumors 68000

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    That sucks. That did happen to me with my Bluetooth peripherals though. Everytime I switched OSes, it wouldn't work. The Mac was nicer about it than Windows though.
     
  9. jiker thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm using a purple iMac keyboard and a Logitech mouse.
     
  10. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    That's because Bluetooth Keyboard & Mouse is not supported. Read the instructions people :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  11. Hugh macrumors 6502a

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    Wow that's before my keyboard, I would think you wouldn't have any problems at all with it. Some one else in another thread said they where having troubles with their Logitech mouse as well. Interesting....:confused:

    Hugh
     
  12. zv470 macrumors 6502

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    Um, works great here. :eek:

    No problems with BT Apple Keyboard. However took me a while to figure out how to pair the mouse, trick is to use "0000" as Passkey.

    Also found a cool program which lets you use 1-button mouse as a 2-button mouse in Windows.

    :)
     
  13. lesbarn macrumors member

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    Mac Mini Solo Works Great Mac or Windows XP Pro

    I received my Mac Mini on Tuesday and put XP Pro on it that evening. No problems with the install everything went very normal. I have not had any problems with my Apple Pro keyboard and Mighty Mouse. I have been going back and forth between Windows XP Pro and have added the Mini do the Windows 2003 domain that I admin. I must admit this is a pretty fast machine for a basic computer. I am testing this Mini to find how well it works in Windows. My hope is our school will be able to purchase the new iBooks (MacBooks) and dual boot the systems (only the systems that have to run Windows). Hopefully we will never have to buy an straight Windows machine again.
     
  14. Moshiiii macrumors 6502a

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    Where are the drivers on onmac.net.. I dont see them.
     

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