Intel Core solo Mini Mac g5 w/ bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by brobson, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. brobson macrumors 6502

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    May be a dumb question but our mac mini doesn't have burning capabilities. The Boot camp tutorial says to burn a cd but we can't can we?

    :confused:
    Do we wait for Leopard that has boot camp on it?
    Will that include Windows XP or will we still have to purchase seperatelly?

    B
     
  2. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    All Mac Mini's include at least a Combo drive, so you should be able to burn CD's.
    And you are talking about an intel mini, right? It's bought after april this year?
    If it's an Intel, you can download boot camp and burn a CD with the drivers. Just put in a blank CD when it asks for it. Then install Windows by following the manual.
    But if it's an older (PPC G4) mac mini, you cannot install windows, and boot camp wont work.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes...hmmm...(1) there's no Mini Mac G5. (2) If you have a Mac Mini Core Solo, you can burn CDs. Go to the store and get a CD-R or a CD-RW (not a DVD). Then get the Bootcamp download and follow the instructions.
     
  4. mrfrosty macrumors 6502

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    I have the release version of Vista on my "stock" core solo mini. You don't need the drivers CD for it. Also I can confirm that the aero effects work fine. I would say though that it really could do with another 512Mb of RAM in there but it is perfectly usable.....I can also confirm that Vista really does look like an explosion in a flourescent paint factory.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The lack of shame is touching. :)
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    With the more recent versions of Boot Camp you can also extract the drivers to a USB key or other external/network drive.

    It's under the Utility menu.

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  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    He might be an MSDN member, they have the release version of Vista now.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Eh, okay, could be. In that case, my apologies. *hides underneath donkey santa hat*
     
  9. brobson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks

    Thought it was a G5...oops

    Thanks everyone
     
  10. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    It's ok.
    We all need to learn sometime. :)
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The G5 was the last generation Apple used of the PowerPC processors made by IBM/Motorola/Freescale. It was in the Power Mac and iMac before the Intel transition. But anyway...did you make any progress?
     

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