Tribooting with boot camp?

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  1. StuBeck macrumors 6502

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    I am getting a MB in a few days and want to run Windows. I like Vista, but its ability to support my USB nic and share the connection is limited (it barely works.) XP works great, but I don't want to use it that much. The other problem is that OS X is horrible on the network we have here because its handling of PPPoE with VPN's is really slow, so virtualizing doesn't work well.

    What I want to do is use boot camp for both Vista and XP, is it possible?
     
  2. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

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    yeah, should be possible.
    you just need a copy of XP and Vista to Tri-Boot.

    Also, you might want to try VMware Virtualization instead of Boot Camp.
     
  3. StuBeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just so others know, its not possible. Boot camp limits you to one partiton for some reason.
     
  4. scott:mac macrumors regular

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    Dude, May i ask, why do you want to run windows on your mac.

    Thats like buying a PS3 and using your PS1.

    Its crazy, most of the apps for windows are now compatible with mac OS.

    And you cannot Tri-Boot, Boot Camp only lets you partition once.
    Try : This
     
  5. StuBeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I already answered your question in the OP.

    Your analogy is also incorrect.
     
  6. scott:mac macrumors regular

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    Buying an expensive great machine, using an outdates silly machine instead....

    Anyway try the link i provided.
     
  7. StuBeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Its all the same machine. You told me something I already told others. I also already said virtualization would not work. The computer also cost me £350, that is not very expensive.
     
  8. scott:mac macrumors regular

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    Hmm, ok..
    What comuter is it sorry?
    MB? Where did you get that from for £350, new?
    My auntie is looking for a cheap macbook PRO, for her recording and work.

    Sorry mate..
     
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  10. scott:mac macrumors regular

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    Oh, check over your Power supply (charger) i heard the Power isnt right between British and American plugs, i couldnt buy my iMac from the states...

    The plug also....
     
  11. StuBeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The power is fine. The adaptor is 110-240 and I have a UK end on it. It is strictly the software which is causing the slow Internet and lack of support for my USB nic.
     
  12. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    You'll have to create a third partition using something else, I'm not sure if you have to do anything special (this has been covered a lot in the Windows On Mac forums) but perhaps just Disk Utility would work.

    The boot loader supports as many bootable disks/partitions as it can find, or at least more than two. You should be able to tri-boot these OSs.

    As for the USB nic, it doesn't help at all to say, but this is why they're a bad idea. :/
     
  13. StuBeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The only reason I use the USB nic is because its a notebook, and I need to share my internet connection with my 360 for XBL. It works well enough in Windows, but getting one for OS X was way too expensive.
     
  14. scott:mac macrumors regular

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    I hate to say it but - Windows computers are the best for Network bridges, i found.
     
  15. StuBeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know that :lol: Thats one of the reasons why I'm running Windows in the first place.
     

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