Existing bootcamp partitions...

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  1. Dokt0r macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    We have a Tiger based Mac Pro here, which has 2 bootcamp installations (XP & Vista - XP is on the Mac HD, and Vista on a seperate drive).

    If I install Leopard using Archive & Install, will I be able to set the Bootcamp admin to just use these partitions? Re-installing them is not an option (well the XP one can go, its not a drama, but not the Vista).

    If anyone has any experience with this, I would be glad to hear it :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The OS X installer won't touch the separate partitions unless you decide to erase and rebuild the Macintosh HD into one partition.

    Vista on a separate drive doesn't matter.

    You'll just keep using the boot loader.
     
  3. Dokt0r thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So even with Archive & Install, the new bootloader will recognise the previous bootcamp configuration?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The boot loader is in the firmware. After you updated to 10.4.6 it was always there.

    You don't even need to use Boot Camp Assistant to install another operating system. It's just convenient with drivers and a live partition editor. ;)

    Ubuntu 7.10 runs just fine on my test mini and I never used Boot Camp Assistant for it.
     
  5. Dokt0r thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah I see, interesting :) So I could (potentially), install an OS on a new hard drive, and the OSX boot loader will pick it up automatically while starting the machine?
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    More then likely.

    I'm not experienced with Boot Camp on the Mac Pro.

    I do know that Boot Camp Assistant is just sizzle. :D
     
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