Dual boot OS X/XP - Disk Utility?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by RZetlin, May 1, 2009.

  1. RZetlin macrumors regular

    RZetlin

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    I recently got a new hard drive and I want to install Mac OS X 10.5 and Windows XP on it.

    Is it possible to format one partition with the Mac GUID for OS X and the other partition as a Master Record for Windows XP?

    Or does Mac OS X/Windows XP dual-booting has to be done through the bootcamp?
     
  2. neilhart macrumors 6502

    neilhart

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    If you are dealing with a single hard drive system then the thing to do is format the new drive (Disk Utility) as a single partition using the GUID option. Then print out the BootCamp Installation instructions and follow them to create a partition for windows. This method is documented and works.

    Neil
     
  3. RZetlin thread starter macrumors regular

    RZetlin

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    I know this can be done in boot camp.

    I am finding out whether or not OS X/Windows XP dual boot can be done with two partitions using the Disk Utility.
     
  4. RZetlin thread starter macrumors regular

    RZetlin

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