Hypothetical question

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Say you have a mac pro or even a hackintosh. say you have both vista and leopard installed on seperate hard drives. say you want each to boot up simultaneoulsy each on a seperate screen

    is it possible?

    i would like to be able to devote 1/2 my computer to each:
    as in half my quad core, half my ram, half my vid card, etc

    is it possible to do so say with vista and xp as well?
     
  2. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    Not without vmWareFusion or Parallels... so some such program.
     
  3. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    im aware of those. problem is those can not utilize the graphics card 100% for guest os

    i would like to be able to play halo2 while also in osx is the jist of it
     
  4. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    Then you are going to have to use something like BootCamp to be able to dual boot. But it will be one OS at a time.
     
  5. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    i know hence why i asked the question lol

    there has to be a way to boot both os's natively yet split resources
     
  6. asme macrumors regular

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    No, there is no such way to do that.

    If you wanted to do it you'd need to have a motherboard that was designed by Jesus, who was a pretty cool guy when it came to just about everything. Sadly he isn't around anymore so you're pretty much SOL.
     
  7. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    thats a shame lol
     
  8. MacVault macrumors 65816

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    VMware ESX Server is the closest thing I can think of to do what you are asking, however, due to Steve Job's ego Mac OS X will not run under ESX Server :mad:
     
  9. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    Jesus built my Motherboard? :confused:
     
  10. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    Is that such a surprise? Mexicans can build computers, too!

    ;)
     
  11. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Your only hope is to buy a whole new separate PC. No way to dual boot two different operating systems natively.

    Time to buy another MP and just load Vista onto it :D
     

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