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    Hello,

    My laptop dual boots right now to XP or Ubuntu 9.1.

    Is it possible to add Leopard and tri-boot?

    If yes, is there a how too?

    XP is the primary OS.


    Thanks!



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    Quote Originally Posted by galcv2 View Post
    Hello,

    My laptop dual boots right now to XP or Ubuntu 9.1.

    Is it possible to add Leopard and tri-boot?

    If yes, is there a how too?

    XP is the primary OS.


    Thanks!
    Hi,
    Yes, it's possible, and depends on how you set the chain loader for your particular system. There will be three bootloaders to setup.
    Cheers,

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    I would suggest creating a new partition and installing OSX from a guide which is the correct one for your computer and erase the bootloader with a GUID and (i think) that this should boot you into OSX straight away, as when you are installing OSX and updating it etc you are likely to need to restart a few times. although I have never successfully installed OSX at all so have never got as far as doing the boot record then after you have OSX up and running you can fix the booting part, as getting OSX going well could be the hard bit. although for all I know you could be on a Dell Mini 9... (insanely good for hackint0shing )

    might want to wait for someone else to back me up/shoot me down before you try it. just my two cents.

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    THANKS for your responses... I will take some time for reading more about this. I installed iATKOS V7 on my PC and it's working great. The reason I did it was because I installed it on a different hard drive and nothing could get broken. It took me several installs for getting it working. After working on it for a while it's working so good that I would like to install it on my laptop too but I do not wish to risk messing up my laptop because I use it for work.

    I will take more time for reading and learning...

    Do you think I can clone the PC working version to an external drive and try that on my laptop?

    I used this one year ago to install a bigger hard drive on my laptop and it worked good:

    EZ Upgrade Universal SATA Hard Drive Upgrade Kit

    I still have the old hard drive too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooster212 View Post
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    might want to wait for someone else to back me up/shoot me down before you try it.
    Hi there,

    Shoot you down Nobody should do that.
    Back you up, yes, your suggestion is something he should be looking into.

    Regards,


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    Quote Originally Posted by galcv2 View Post
    THANKS for your responses... I will take some time for reading more about this. I installed iATKOS V7 on my PC and it's working great. The reason I did it was because I installed it on a different hard drive and nothing could get broken. It took me several installs for getting it working. After working on it for a while it's working so good that I would like to install it on my laptop too but I do not wish to risk messing up my laptop because I use it for work.

    I will take more time for reading and learning...

    Do you think I can clone the PC working version to an external drive and try that on my laptop?

    I used this one year ago to install a bigger hard drive on my laptop and it worked good:

    EZ Upgrade Universal SATA Hard Drive Upgrade Kit

    I still have the old hard drive too.
    Hi,
    Actually your way of installing multiple OS's in multiple disks is the best. Win disk can be of MBR and OSX can be of GPT disk scheme.

    You have to be careful with work laptop. The whole thing about boot system/loader sometimes get a bit tricky and one wrong step could result in frustration and time.

    Your cloning software seems Ok, carbon cloner copy is another good one.
    You could clone your desktop, but unless the two hardware are very close, OSX won't boot properly without lots of manipulation.

    A better solution is installing OSX to your external hard drive or USB flash (about 8 GB). It will be slower comparing to internal hdd, but usable in many cases. The installation is the same, just the destination disk is different. That way you don't risk whatever in your work laptop and still have OSX running.

    Regards,
    Last edited by ratvn; 05-23-2010 at 12:16 AM.

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    Thanks ratvn!

    I think that installing OSX to an external hard drive is a good idea!!

    If I get it to work maybe I will adventure to see how can I install it in my internal laptop hard drive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by galcv2 View Post
    Thanks ratvn!

    I think that installing OSX to an external hard drive is a good idea!!

    If I get it to work maybe I will adventure to see how can I install it in my internal laptop hard drive...
    Hi,
    You're welcome.
    Actually, many people install OSX on external hard drive for testing or other purpose. If something goes wrong then there is no damage done to their internal working os systems.

    Regards

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    I was able to install OSX in the old hard drive I had but I put it back in the laptop for the installation. The external installation was giving me a lot of trouble... here's my question... I put back the big hard drive with XP and Ubuntu in the laptop. Can I use Clonezilla to clone the OSX installation now as an external hard drive to a new partition in my laptop and then modify Grub or I would not mind booting OSX from the installation DVD?

    THANKS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by galcv2 View Post
    I was able to install OSX in the old hard drive I had but I put it back in the laptop for the installation. The external installation was giving me a lot of trouble... here's my question... I put back the big hard drive with XP and Ubuntu in the laptop. Can I use Clonezilla to clone the OSX installation now as an external hard drive to a new partition in my laptop and then modify Grub or I would not mind booting OSX from the installation DVD?

    THANKS!
    Yes, I don't think you would have problem with that. Just to be sure the partition is of primary type, which with XP/Ubutu you should not have trouble, and after the cloning, do a permission repair for the volume.

    For booting, it would be better to use a small USB stick, only several MB needed, and install Chameleon on it. That way it could serve as a rescue boot device for all of your OSX systems.

    For cloning and restore, it would be better to use your existing desktop Leopard to do disk image from/to your external hdd's, as from OSX is better than from windows.
    Last edited by ratvn; 06-05-2010 at 11:16 AM.


 

 

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