Boot Camp now, or wait for Leopard?

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  1. klymr macrumors 65816

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    Here is a quick question, should I install Boot Camp today, or wait for Leopard's release when it comes standard? I know Beta 1.4 expires on Leopard's release, so does that mean it will no longer work after that? Let me know what you all think. Thanks!
     
  2. rrijkers macrumors 6502

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    I am going to wait, just to get the most out of it and to be very compliant. Gonna do a full system sweep :)
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    No longer working will more then likely mean...

    1. No more live partitioning
    2. No more driver disc burning

    If you try it out now and get Leopard you'd be getting a working version of Boot Camp in this sense.
     
  4. klymr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I think I'll just go ahead and try out boot camp now. I need it to run one stupid program at work. I am wanting to do a full clean install of everything if it put Leopard on here. Thanks.
     
  5. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    Instead of BootCamp, just use VMWare Fusion (free beta for now) which works great. Since you said it is just one program...
     
  6. klymr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Tried that. Then I got this error message (see attached image).

    They say it runs in Parallels, but it's really slow. Boot Camp makes this program fly on a Mac vs PC. Weird, eh?


    I got the Boot Camp Assistant all the way to the part where you partition the drive, and it fails. Reason; it cannot move some files on the disc. I don't have an external drive yet, so I can't move everything off, reformat, and move it all back like it says to do. Is there a way to work around that?
     

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  7. rrijkers macrumors 6502

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  8. klymr thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It is a program called Matrix. Silly name, I know. It's basically a jewelry design plugin for the 3D modeling program called Rhino (a little more known). Rhino worked fine in Fusion, but Matrix would not open. I actually just finished installing everything (Boot Camp, Windows, Rhino, Matrix, etc.) on a 5 GB partition and I have between 1.25-1.5 GB of free space left. That should be plenty to last until I can get an external and possibly a copy of Leopard. This is only to keep me from getting behind in my work. I can do stuff at home to stay caught up.
     
  9. coocooforcocoap macrumors regular

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    bootcamp 1.4, latest PD, & new mbp

    I just got this two weeks ago: bootcamp 1.4, latest PD, & new mbp, and it's working great. when it first arrived it had BC 1.3 and older parallels desktop, and that was a mess, but with the latest goods it's blazing. i'd be happy without leopard if it were not for the fact that 10.4.10's finder rots. :D
     
  10. Not-a-cliche macrumors regular

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    All Boot Camp does is make a partition on your hard drive. Upgrading to Leopard won't make any difference because the partition is already there and no longer controlled by Boot Camp.
     
  11. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816

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    You will be able to boot into Windows after 1.4 expires. I'd say, just install it now and once Leopard comes around, update the drivers with the Leopard disc.
     
  12. coocooforcocoap macrumors regular

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    Really? what happens to bootcamp favorites and icons on the desktop? thx. what happens to ur parallels desktop install? just when ya get it all working...
    :D
     

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