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Old 11th February 2006, 08:27 AM
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Lightbulb The Intel-Macs would run Windows XP

Hi:

Does any body has installed and used a Windows XP on a MacBook ? (forget by the moment the dual operation of OS X and XP)

I read an article (in spanish) that say "The Intel-Macs would run Windows XP"

But it sound, that for the moment, is not posible .

I don't think that the problem is to make a dual boot, I think (not for sure) that the problem is, that windows need a BIOS (Basic Input Output System), since his code has calls to this instructions and the MacBook has EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface).

If Windows XP runs on the MacBook, then, there is not problem. I had been working with FreeBSD and Windows for a while, what I do is:
  1. Make 2 primary partitions on the disk
  2. Install FreeBSD in partition 1 (you install Mac OS X)
  3. Copy the bootsector of partition 1 into a file in a floppy
  4. Install Windows in partition 2
  5. Modify the configuration of NTLDR to display an option for Mac OS X
  6. The next time you boot your computer you had your dual boot
Since I don't have a MacBook, I cann't put the exactly instructions, but if some one has the time to give it a try, reply to this post for more detailed instructions.

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Old 14th February 2006, 05:46 AM
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Default Names of devices in Mac OS X

To see how the devices are named, can someone reply with the output of this command:

df

Thanks.
PD Run it in a terminal.
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Old 14th February 2006, 10:37 AM
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Default iMac Core Duo 20"

iMac:~ chet$ df
Filesystem 512-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
/dev/disk0s2 487725344 196382360 290830984 40% /
devfs 190 190 0 100% /dev
fdesc 2 2 0 100% /dev
1024 1024 0 100% /.vol
automount -nsl [175] 0 0 0 100% /Network
automount -fstab [181] 0 0 0 100% /automount/Servers
automount -static [181] 0 0 0 100% /automount/static
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Old 15th February 2006, 02:10 AM
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Hi Chet:

Do your MacBook have the file? :

/boot/boot1

If I interpret well, you has a disk with at least 2 partitions

Filesystem /dev/disk0s2
This device is for Disk 0 Slice 2 (slice = partition)

And it is mounted in / (root)

what use you give to the slice 1?

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Old 15th February 2006, 02:17 AM
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Thumbs down Use of slice 1

Hi again Chet:

Maybe your slice 1 is used for swap memory, can you run this command to see the info of the swap memory?

pstat -s

Thanks.
PD Run it in a terminal.
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Old 20th February 2006, 07:11 AM
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Post Swap memory

Hi, I don't have an intelMac, but by default, SWAP does not have an extra partition in Mac OS X, but lives in dynamically generated files /private/var/vm/swapfile*
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