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    I bought a gaming PC desktop in 2001, then a mbp when core 2 duo came out. Now with windows 7 actually looking really good, i've decided my next computer will probably be a desktop running windows 7

    I'm looking for a quiet PC that can handle games.
    It must be asthetically pleasing to impress any women who will likely only see the outside and maybe hear / see the wmp at work.
    It would be cool if it was "green" with it's power usage.

    Those are my top two criteria.
    But then I thought about hackint0sh and how cool it would be to run both windows 7 and snow leopard.

    And shoot if I'm doing partitions, I guess I shhould add Linux too.

    But I'm new to this- is it worth the headache and time?

    How smoothly does this run?
    Can I update the windows 7, snow leopard, and Linux as updates come out?
    Can just let the operating system handle the updates? Or do I need to rehack stuff any time I want to change anything on any operating system?

    How much time will I be spending doing this?
    As someone who hacks his iPhone and still doesn't completely understand bootloaders (I understand the concept of partitioning but I have never done it)...

    Are there problems with:
    Usb?
    EHD?
    What formats is the hard drive in? Does each partition have it's own format?
    Ntfs? Or hfs+?
    driver issues?
    Internet connectivity issues?
    Networking issues for a home network?

    I'm trying to think of all of the problems that might arise before attempting this or bailing and finding another solution.

    TY



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    Quote Originally Posted by med007 View Post
    I bought a gaming PC desktop in 2001, then a mbp when core 2 duo came out. Now with windows 7 actually looking really good, i've decided my next computer will probably be a desktop running windows 7

    I'm looking for a quiet PC that can handle games.
    It must be asthetically pleasing to impress any women who will likely only see the outside and maybe hear / see the wmp at work.
    It would be cool if it was "green" with it's power usage.

    Those are my top two criteria.
    But then I thought about hackint0sh and how cool it would be to run both windows 7 and snow leopard.

    And shoot if I'm doing partitions, I guess I shhould add Linux too.

    But I'm new to this- is it worth the headache and time?

    How smoothly does this run?
    Can I update the windows 7, snow leopard, and Linux as updates come out?
    Can just let the operating system handle the updates? Or do I need to rehack stuff any time I want to change anything on any operating system?

    How much time will I be spending doing this?
    As someone who hacks his iPhone and still doesn't completely understand bootloaders (I understand the concept of partitioning but I have never done it)...

    Are there problems with:
    Usb?
    EHD?
    What formats is the hard drive in? Does each partition have it's own format?
    Ntfs? Or hfs+?
    driver issues?
    Internet connectivity issues?
    Networking issues for a home network?

    I'm trying to think of all of the problems that might arise before attempting this or bailing and finding another solution.

    TY
    Well if you going to try OSX, Windows 7 and Ubuntu, each system have they own way to update, it shouldn't affect other OS in the same partition, just grab a guide to know how to set the triple boot, theres tons, google a bit. You can try with Chameleon.



    No, theres no problems with USB, you can found issues with it but they are really easy to fix.
    Yeh you have to format as HFS+
    Drivers issues? yeh some with incompatible hardware, you have to check the Hardware compatibility List (HCL) before start playing with this, check the hardware section, theres some combos for new members.
    Internet Issues, eh not really just need the right hardware, HCL again...
    Network, back to HCL you can config everything like a real mac, and I think theres no problem with Windows system around in the network.

    Hope it help
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    There is no difference in the OS when it is installed in conjunction with other OSes. It is just like if you installed each OS on a smaller hard drive. You will just need a bootloader to pick your OS at each startup. icchansan has shown you a screenshot using Chameleon as a bootloader, and although it might be pretty and graphical, I prefer using GRUB because of its versatility.


    (you can customize the colors)

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    Quote Originally Posted by linkmaster03 View Post
    There is no difference in the OS when it is installed in conjunction with other OSes. It is just like if you installed each OS on a smaller hard drive. You will just need a bootloader to pick your OS at each startup. icchansan has shown you a screenshot using Chameleon as a bootloader, and although it might be pretty and graphical, I prefer using GRUB because of its versatility.


    (you can customize the colors)

    well I installed ubuntu on my comp (which already had OSX -- on lenovo)) and I see the exact menu that you show here.
    I guess the "other operating system " is the MAC, but did you manage to operate it with this boot-loader?

    because I can't boot my OS with that menu, it say no system present or something like that.
    what should I tune in order to make it work ?



    thanks.
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