Installing Windows XP on a Mac Mini Core Solo

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Hugh, Apr 1, 2006.

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    Hugh

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    Okay, I've read the threads and re-read the threads and I am a bit confused. :confused:

    I am thinking about installing Windows XP on my MacMini CoreSolo, and was wondering if I have the info correct.

    There is video drivers for the MacMini's and they work, as well as Ethernet ,and Sound drivers (for External use via Speaker out/Digital port).

    That's all the drivers I care about right now for the Windows Install, I just want to run one game on the Windows side and that is Star Trek: Amarda.

    Thanks!

    Hugh
     
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    Hugh

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    Help with blessing the efi file.

    Okay, I am on the Mac side and I typed the following:

    sudo cp xom.efi /System/Library/CoreServices
    <password>
    cd /System/Library/CoreServices
    sudo bless --folder . --file xom.efi -setBoot

    Then I get the following error message:

    Error while getting file ID of xom.efi. Ignoring

    I thought my download was bad so I re-downloaded, and re typed in the commends but now I get too errors:

    cp: xom.efi: No such file or directory
    Error while getting file ID of xom.efi. Ignoring

    Okay what did I frack up here? :confused:

    Thanks for any help! :D

    Hugh
     
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    Backtothemac

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    When you download the efi file. Place it in your home folder. Then bless it. That will copy it and bless it all in one.
     
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    Steve1496

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    If you are not experienced in the terminal, use XOMHelper. You can learn more about XOMHelper here:
    http://forum.onmac.net/showthread.php?t=362

    Steve
     
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    Hugh

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    Drivers


    Yeah I found that, and was able to get past that. Now I am having trouble with the drivers. I was able to install the chipset driver and ethernet driver.

    I installed the sound driver but I didn't get any sound though the earphone jack (nor the internal speaker). Are other people getting the sound to work with normal speakers or with ditigal speakers/USB Speakers?

    Then I ended up trashing windows trying to figure out how to install the video driver. I read the instructions and re-read the instructions but I kept getting 'Finding new hardware' boxes and it wanted to install another video driver that didn't work either.

    I didn't get to try to install the airport driver so I don't know if that works. But I have to amit I was impressed with the speed of the unit. Every thing 'seem' faster then my Celeron D 2.8mhz machine.

    So any help on the Sound and video drivers? :D

    Hugh
     
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    Steve1496

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    I don't have a Mac Mini so I'm not sure, but you may want to try http://forum.onmac.net or on IRC irc.freenode.net #winxponmac for help.

    Yikes! I sure hope its faster than your 2.8MHz machine!

    Steve
     
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    Hugh

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    Hmm..


    Well I ment to say is Celeron D 2.8GigHrz machine. LOL

    Thanks for the link I asked my question over there as well. Now if I could get this video thing working, I will be happy to play my two games that I'm just waiting to play. Star Trek: Armada (1 and 2) and Command & Conquer: Tiberia Sun

    Thanks!

    Hugh
     

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