Set up a triple-boot without reformat?

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

  1. jamesmcd macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2006
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Hey all,

    I currently have Vista RC2 and Tiger as a dual boot system, with XP running in Parallels.

    I want full 3D acceleration on XP however, so I want to set up a triple boot.

    Has anyone figured out how to do this without erasing my two partitions? All I really need is another NT partition using some of the space allocated to my Tiger partition.

  2. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    Hmm - could you use gparted to split your NTFS partition and install XP on the new partition?

    I've used gparted before to take disk space from my Windows partition to give to Linux, and merge two ext3 partitions, but I haven't tried this on my Mac.

    I don't think I have the courage to try it, so can you let me know how it goes?

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