partitioning for dual boot macs? how about drivers?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by steelfist, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2005
    i didn't really read the instructions of the hacks and stuff.

    how is the hard drive configured in this? do you have to erease the entire hard drive to do this? does it require two partitions, or a disc image, or folder in Mac osx?

    also i have questions for drivers. although it can be booted now, can you instal Graphics drivers, and other drivers for this and have it working fine?
  2. macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2005
    SE London
    Currently there is no documented way to install XP on the Mac without formatting the entire drive first. The disk is then partitioned into a Mac partition and an MS-DOS partition and you have to install both OS X and XP newly on those partitions

    The tutorial says that you could try partition managers, but they can't project what will happen
  3. macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    not to be snippish, but maybe you should ;)
  4. aol
    macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2002
    WinXP must be "first" partition?

    Curious if anyone's tried to put XP on the second partition, instead of the first partition of the disk. My gut says XP won't like this, but just curious. My machine is already partitioned and I assume that IF XP can be put on the second partition, I could just reformat the second partition and go from there.

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