Is it possible to run osx and windows vista (non virtual) simultaneously on mac pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jjahshik32, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I guess my question is has anyone attempted or tried say put 2 graphics cards in the mac pro and install osx on one separate hdd and vista on a separate hdd of its own and simultaneously run both os on each of the monitors. Wouldnt that be cool?
     
  2. paleck macrumors 6502a

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    At least as it stands now, it could never work. Both OSes would be trying to control all the same hardware like the motherboard, RAM, processors, etc.
     
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    It's not just a graphics card issue, OSes control interaction with low level hardware. Without a machine designed with low-level hardware virtualization, you cannot run two operating systems at once.
     
  4. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    As opposed to - oh I dunno, having a PC and a Mac?
     
  5. deathshrub macrumors 6502

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    No, it wouldn't.
     
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  7. krye macrumors 68000

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    You can build a PC for like, $150. Go for it.
     
  8. jeffmc macrumors 6502

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    this is not possible on any consumer level computer.

    it's much like saying "can i get in my car and drive to boston AND new york at the same time?"
     
  9. exabrial macrumors member

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    He wants to run vista. He'll need more than $150.
     
  10. princealfie macrumors 68030

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  11. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Good point!
     

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