unOfficial Windows/Linux on an Intel Mac thread

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by asherman13, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. asherman13 macrumors 6502a

    asherman13

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    Although I see myself as a Mac purist, a friend of mine has Mac-envy yet "needs" to use Windows for gaming and enjoys Linux on the side. For him and those of you who are similar, how can we put Windows and/or Linux on an Intel Mac? I'm sure nearly everybody has either an opinion or technical input on this matter, so feel free to post your ideas here!

    Could you partition the drive while running OSX and then boot from a Windows/Linux CD and install the OS's into the empty partition(s)?

    EDIT ok ok, it's unofficial:p
     
  2. generik macrumors 601

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    It's still too early to tell, wait till someone actually get their paws on one of these first. For all we know it might be Pheonix BIOS :D
     
  3. asherman13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's never too early to start sharing ideas, IMHO.
     
  4. asherman13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not bad, eh?
     
  5. After G macrumors 68000

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    What exactly about EFI makes it yucky for BIOS-using OSes?
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    The lack of a Basic I/O System that allows them to load the rest of the bootloader/OS. :p

    Supposedly EFI allows for Compatibility Support Modules (CSMs) that allow for BIOS compatibility, but these are not mandatory. Remains to be seen if the iBook has an XP compatible CSM or not.

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