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Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by yzc717, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. yzc717 macrumors member

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    I just got my mac pro today, i am not a patient guy, still happy though.

    I want to install xp on my mac, what kind of version works? vol? oem?

    I want to install on a Ntfs partition, how could i do that?

    what tools should i use? Paragon NTFS for MAC OS v6, macdrive, macfuse/ntfs/3g, which one is better? anyone can write a brief guide?



    thanks~!
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    Hi congrats on the Mac Pro. that thing has some serious power and has a very well designed case and cooling system. looks like youre a bit confused. its very easy. ive bulleted the answers to your questions.
    • you can install using OEM or a volume license
    • use Boot Camp Assistant in your Utilities folder which is in the Applications folder
    • print out the instructions from BCE. shows you exactly how to partition your drive and then install Windows
    • you format your partition/2nd hard drive to NTFS from within the Windows isntaller
    • Paragon NTFS/Macfuse + NTFS3g for Mac is used to allow write access to NTFS while in Mac OS X.
    • MacDrive is used to allow write access to HFS+ (Mac hard drive format) while in Windows
     
  3. yzc717 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you so much, which one is more stable?

    Paragon? or ntfs/3g?
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    i have found Macfuse + NTFS3g to be more stable as my kernel panicked using Paragon NTFS. its also free and open source which is always good.
     
  5. yzc717 thread starter macrumors member

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    is it easy to install?

    involes terminal?
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    easy. theres no Unix commands nessessary now. just download and install MacFUSE then download and install NTFS-3G.
     

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