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    Default dual boot xp and Snow Leapord

    I have : Toshiba a215-s4747, External Hard Drive ( 1TB), Snow_Leopard_10.6.1-10.6.2_SSE2_SSE3_Intel_AMD = 4,589,568 KB ( iso image ), Easus partition manager,

    I can't get/ or have access to: A Mac, Genuine copy of Snow Leapord, Dual layer DVD recorder,

    I want to : Make my laptp dual boot ... XP and Snow Leapord...

    I have tried so far : To mount the Iso image on Magic Iso virtual cd/dvd manager, it does not load up, Check my CPU and its SSE (1,2,3)

    Plz Guide me



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    Hello ,
    A genuine osx disk will not boot on non apple computer. If you have a dvd drive why dont just burn that Snow_Leopard_10.6.1-10.6.2_SSE2_SSE3_Intel_AMD iso and install it in a small partition so you can install the retail snow form it. (The best choice, i think).

    goodluck

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    I dont have dual layer dvd burner and the .iso = 4.5 GB or something.

    I can get a USB drive 8 GB.

    Question is how to put the .iso file on the USB and make that bootable so OX would start installing once computer is rebooted...is it even possible ???

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    Hi there,
    As Obama already mentioned, you best bet is to burn that iso to DVD disc and boot up the installation.
    Have you checked to see for sure if it requires a dual layer disc, or you just think so?
    You can use a USB stick but that requires a lot more steps and utilities/softwares.
    Regards,

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    hmmmm so it is decided DVD it is !
    Thx guys for clearing that up for me

    How about if i wana dual boot xp / leapord

    The way i figured... I set aside a partition, lets say 20gb for the MAC OX,
    I put the DVD in... it asks me to put MACOX on certain Partition and hence it installs.... I hope it does...

    So since I already have XP on my laptop... I would now have dual boot. Am I right ?

    Would this make the system unstable.... bcuz two operating systems are trying to modify the hardware to their needs... You can tell I'm not that computer savvy... Im just thinking logically here....


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    Quote Originally Posted by midniter View Post
    hmmmm so it is decided DVD it is !
    Thx guys for clearing that up for me

    How about if i wana dual boot xp / leapord

    The way i figured... I set aside a partition, lets say 20gb for the MAC OX,
    I put the DVD in... it asks me to put MACOX on certain Partition and hence it installs.... I hope it does...

    So since I already have XP on my laptop... I would now have dual boot. Am I right ?

    Would this make the system unstable.... bcuz two operating systems are trying to modify the hardware to their needs... You can tell I'm not that computer savvy... Im just thinking logically here....
    Hi,
    Your OS can not modify your hardware (in generally used sense), and it doesn't matter how many of them are installed in your system because at any give time there is only one directly operates your hardware.
    Yes, you could have a dual boot system when you install OSX along with XP, but there are few things that you need to research/prepare first.
    Any time another os is installed, it will take over you MBR boot sector, and without certain steps you can not boot your existing os (XP in this case), so be prepared to have XP disc handy just in case OSX failed to load. If your OSX is installed correctly then its boot loader can also boot your winXP.
    Your partition of about 20 GB or so is good enough for OSX, but DO make sure that it needed to be of PRIMARY PARTITION, because Chameleon boot loader can not boot to a logical unit. In such case, the boot failure will render your system useless (despite the fact that your both OS's are ready to go) till MBR sector is restored. To be sure, many use third party software to shrink and create OSX partition without rely on windows for such task.
    You can do some search in other forums to get an idea and to have all the necessary software/utility handy.
    Hope this help.
    Regards,

 

 

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