MacPro+BT+Raid = How to bootcamp??

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Macinposh, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. Macinposh macrumors 6502a

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    Soo.
    Have been trying to catch up how to install XP to a Macpro.
    I would like to get that rig up for some casual gaming.



    Problem is that it has a BT keyboard and mouse AND it is Raided in Raid 10.

    1.So, I would have to resort to external USB 2.0 disk?

    Have people managed to get that to work properly?

    2. How about the 2 free sata slots on the mobo?

    Apparently they are not bootable in OS X,but how about in windows? The other one is in use,but I would have the other one free...

    3. Aand what about the XP?

    I have a old version that is installed on my old PC, do I need to un-install it or whatnot?
    And since it is old,It is propably the SP1, is there instructions anywhere how to make it a SP2,wich the bootcamp requires?

    I appreciate all the help you can give, especially if you have some good links "How-To" do stuff...

    :D
     
  2. Macinposh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haa!!

    First glitch. I apperently need the XP Pro for macpro to be able to use mulitple cores,let alone both processors...

    So,wich one, the 32 or 64 Bit?
     
  3. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    32. 64 is super buggy and if you're used to Mac being stable, 64 bit will disgust you.
     
  4. andrabr macrumors newbie

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    Done it!

    I got it working in exactly the configuration you described: RAID-10 + Bootcamp on MAc Pro, internal drives only. All it takes is love :'-D

    Here is how I did it: http://n0tablog.wordpress.com/howtos/raid10-and-bootcamp-on-mac-pro-using-odd-sata-port/
     

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