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    Question Quad Boot (PC info included)

    Yeah I haven't actually build the computer yet as I want to make sure I have chosen the right parts and software before I start.

    I want to build this...

    CPU: i7 920
    Motherboard: P6t Deluxe v2
    Graphics: HD 4870x2 (XFX Branded)
    Sound: (Hopefully the onboard one)
    Memory/RAM: OCZ Reaper 6GB (3x2GB)
    HDD: (1 maybe 2 of these) Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache
    Optical Drives:LG GGW-H20L Blu-Ray Rewriter & HD-DVD ROM Serial ATA Drive & Sony Optiarc DRU-860S 22x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter
    CPU Fan: Zalman CNPS9900-LED CPU Cooler
    Case: Antec 1200 Twelve Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case - Black
    PSU: Tagan PipeRock TG900-BZ 900w Modular
    Wireless: Edimax EW-7728IN nMax 300Mbps Wireless

    +Peripherals of course

    OK...
    Here's were I KNOW it gets hard lol
    I want to quad-boot OS x86, Vista pro x64, XP pro x64 and Ubuntu.
    I have heard people talk about setups similar to this but it all is very complex for my liking lol. I know how to triple boot XP, vista and ubuntu but ive never had experience with this modified version of OSX, ideneb. So any help would be appreciated. Please if anyone can lead me to a tutorial for someoe in my situation please do or if your brave wenough to even tell me wether this can be done before I build this system.


    Im fully open here so please critise me as Im sorta new to this whole thing and Im eager to learn. If there are any problems with this build please tell me. Also if there are any other parts you would recommend instead of the ones ive chosen please tell me.

    Basically Can This Be Done???? And If So How???



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    Default Tagan

    I would not take a Tagan power supply as I had 2 and they both failed and I was later told in a hardware store they over rated the power a bit and they were not as powerful as claimed to be. Whether that is true or not I do not know but I recently used a Thermaltake which is great.

    ATI cards may not have Apple support lasting as long as Nvidia which is another point to consider.

    Gigabyte mainboards are also better than Asus in my opinion having built many PC's over the years. However you should be fine with Asus I think.

    Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by suse View Post
    I would not take a Tagan power supply as I had 2 and they both failed and I was later told in a hardware store they over rated the power a bit and they were not as powerful as claimed to be. Whether that is true or not I do not know but I recently used a Thermaltake which is great.

    ATI cards may not have Apple support lasting as long as Nvidia which is another point to consider.

    Gigabyte mainboards are also better than Asus in my opinion having built many PC's over the years. However you should be fine with Asus I think.

    Good Luck
    Thanks m8, think ill change power supply now lol Ill be keeping the ATI card though (thers bound to be a driver for it somewhere and ive had bad experiences witha nvidia card before lol) and ill take a looksy at the gigabyte mobos.

    Has anyone ever had any experience with the quad boot? That's my biggest concern and i dont know wether it will work. There are very few threads on the internet about quad booting so please help...

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    Default Quad boot very difficult

    There used to be a guide to do it on Wikipedia but is not up there anymore (no idea why?) and I considered it but it is nigh on impossible unless you are a very very advanced user. It involves knowing the command line very well in Linux and Apple. It is easy to make a mistake. For the quad boot job the best tool to use is GPARTED an advanced sort of partitioning tool. You must change the boot flag options several times as you install each OS. One little mistake and the whole job is finished and you must start again. I would go for either a few hard disks and selecting which one to start in the bios or removable drives. That way you get the same thing more or less and much easier. I tried and I could not do it. I am a pretty advanced computer user as well. Good luck.


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    Smile Is this the page??

    Quote Originally Posted by suse View Post
    There used to be a guide to do it on Wikipedia but is not up there anymore (no idea why?) and I considered it but it is nigh on impossible unless you are a very very advanced user. It involves knowing the command line very well in Linux and Apple. It is easy to make a mistake. For the quad boot job the best tool to use is GPARTED an advanced sort of partitioning tool. You must change the boot flag options several times as you install each OS. One little mistake and the whole job is finished and you must start again. I would go for either a few hard disks and selecting which one to start in the bios or removable drives. That way you get the same thing more or less and much easier. I tried and I could not do it. I am a pretty advanced computer user as well. Good luck.
    This is the fourth day i have been looking for a good guide on howto quad boot and ive found it!!!!! I presume the wiki page you were talking about was this one Quad booting - OSx86 It says exactly what i needed to know but my gosh is it hidden away within the wiki. Thanks everyone for your help and SUSE if you could just confirm that this is the correct page ill be working very hard to get some money and the knowhow on how to build this lol
    Thanks everyone again and if a mod could leave this thread open in case any1 else has the trouble i had. In a few months I will attempt to build this monster and I might refer back here for help if needed. thanks again every1

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    Yes that is it. I could not find it anymore I guess I was looking at the wrong website.

    I think the hardest part will be installing OSX it is not a normal install like a real OSX install. Iatkos was the one I used and you must check your hardware for which is acceptable and easiest with which drivers here:

    Main Page - OSx86

    and this may be of use to you also.

    Hackintosh Search

    good luck again....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01chris02 View Post
    Yeah I haven't actually build the computer yet as I want to make sure I have chosen the right parts and software before I start.

    I want to build this...

    CPU: i7 920
    Motherboard: P6t Deluxe v2
    Graphics: HD 4870x2 (XFX Branded)
    Maybe I missed something recent, but as of a few weeks back there was either no way to get a 4870x2 to work, or maybe some did but it was a major pain.

    I tried a few methods and never got mine to show anything more than a white garbled mess on black screen.

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