Partition Size?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by RobbieL, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. RobbieL macrumors member

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    Evening all,

    I need to stick XP on my Macbook tonight because I need certain software, like SQL Server, on the go.

    What size of partition do you recommend I'd use for XP? They'll just be a few bits of software for work, and that's about it.
     
  2. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    That depends on the size of your HD, how much data you're going to keep on the XP partition, and how much of your Mac partition you're willing to sacrifice. XP needs at least 4 GBs, so I'd probably aim for 10GB, or so if you're not storing a lot of data.
     
  3. RobbieL thread starter macrumors member

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    Can't believe I forgot to mention of HD size. It's a 60GB. Like I said, there will be very little on the XP partition. So I reckon about 10GB will do nicely.


    Cheers.
     
  4. RobbieL thread starter macrumors member

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    Just started to install XP using Bootcamp, but have come across a hiccup. My Macbook keyboard becomes unresponsive during the setup of XP. I searched the forums, and the only solution I could find was pressing the shift key, which doesn't seem to work here.

    Has anyone came across any other solutions?
     
  5. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    Odd... Do you have a keyboard you could plug in via USB? I think that's what I used...
     
  6. RobbieL thread starter macrumors member

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    Will give it a shot and let you know.
     
  7. RobbieL thread starter macrumors member

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    Still no luck. Clueless as to why this would be an issue.
     

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