Virtual box - how to format my new drive MBP

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  1. 4now macrumors regular

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    I'm going to install a 320G upgrade from 120

    as a web designer I need:

    more storage space

    & I'd like to try Virtual box
    so that I can test my site on IE6

    Is it best to partition my hard drive in advance
    if so how do I format the partitions
    & how much space do I need to allow for a basic XP installation

    thanks
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    if you use virtual box you dont need to partition as its an emulation program like vmware/parallels
     
  3. 4now thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks
    will virtual box help walk me through the installation of XP
     
  4. 4now thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks
    will virtual box help walk me through the installation of XP
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    its pretty straightforward when i last used it. just make sure you have your xp install disk ready
     
  6. 4now thread starter macrumors regular

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    can I install the XP SPI disk

    and then upgrade to SP2
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i dont see why not. granted i have an sp2 xp disk but it should work. its not like with bootcamp and requiring sp2
     
  8. 4now thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks

    by the way you look ripped in your profile pic
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    haha thanks!

    but yea let us know if you have other questions or whatnot
     

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