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    Default So apparently Leopard won't install on MBR partitions...

    Hey everybody, I've been a lurker for a few days. I managed to get Leopard installed on this Intel PM965 Chipset laptop (it's a Gateway P-6831), and although I am still lost on how to get wireless Internet, I was satisfied.

    But I had to make my hard drive a GUID partition to do so, and likewise, to install Vista, I needed to format my hard drive to MBR.

    I did indeed read the guide on how to dual-boot, but I do not have access to all of the resources it requires. What I do have on me is:

    1.) Retail OS X disc
    2.) Boot-132 CD
    3.) Random drivers and stuff on a CD

    Short of actually going out to buy a second hard drive to dedicate to Leopard, can I still manage to dual boot with what I have? My roommate does have a Mac, but nothing fancy on it (aka Toast Titanium).

    Many, many thanks in advance!



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    yeah You can dual boot, like you said have to be MBR, to dual/triple boot or w/e you want

    Whats your wireless chipset?

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    Well, I still have the problem. I just gave 30GB of space in FAT32 format to Leopard via Vista's Disk Managing, but the OS X installer won't let me change partition type, and it keeps giving me the red exclamation mark over the partition.

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    You have make an Active Raw Partition with Disk Management and then try again
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    Okay, I'll see what I can do with that...it can be any size now, right? Because I always set it to 30GB in the past due to FAT32's limit.

    Argh, I'm re-installing Vista for the third time tonight, and waiting for Leopard to go through its runs before it installs is always so agonizing.

    EDIT: Ah, found what wireless I have: Intel's 4965AGN wireless chip.

    EDIT EDIT: I'm sorry, I really don't know what to do. I just made 40GB of unallocated space via the Disk Management, and don't know where to go from there.

    EDIT EDIT EDIT: So I went ahead and formatted it as FAT32, and Leopard still won't accept it. And I know NTFS is out of the question, so what options are left?
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    Hey,

    When installing Leopard go into utilities and then click disk ultilty and format your FAT32 partition to HFS Journaled, and then try installing leopard,if that dont work try...

    Make your unallocated space in vista and then open commmand prompt.
    type:
    Diskpart
    list disk
    select disk (disk number here)
    create partition primary size=(size of unallocated space in mb here) id=af.
    Then go into disk utility and erase/format the space to Mac Extended Journaled, or something like that.

    To dual boot, after installation of Leopard make sure Vista is set to active, put the file chain0 (google it) into your vista drive (c:\) then download EasyBCD, and add the bootloader entry called Generic ox86 pc.
    You could use the build in bootlaoder of Leopard called Darwin but if leopard is broke you cant get into Vista then

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    Ah okay, thanks to outside sources via Google I found a superb guide on dual booting Leopard and Vista; I'll be moving to the InsanelyMac forums now to wait on the wireless drivers.

 

 

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