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    I have windows 7 and osx dual booted on acer laptop and all works good,i want to install snow leopard retail via usb,problem is when i get to the installer it wants a GUID format and im not sure if it will format my whole c drive or just my 30gb partition for existing osx install,any ideas anyone,thanks.



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    Hi there,
    I think it is not just your C drive but the WHOLE physical hard drive, and of course, your data. It is not just a drive format (as in file system format) but more of a hard drive initialization to set the required format of a hard disk, then partition and then file system format (correct me if I am wrong) as Windows uses MBR, and if you did not repartition your hard drive other than shrinking/expanding when you installed OSX, then Windows 7 initial installation is in 3 partitions: one of them hidden/active, your C drive and a backup.
    Just my two cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boomstick View Post
    I have windows 7 and osx dual booted on acer laptop and all works good,i want to install snow leopard retail via usb,problem is when i get to the installer it wants a GUID format and im not sure if it will format my whole c drive or just my 30gb partition for existing osx install,any ideas anyone,thanks.

    you should try patching OSInstall.mpkg in your OSX installation usb , so you can install it on MBR format disk with HFSJ filesystem/partition.

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    Hi,
    Thanks, Bootzer0, for the tip.
    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    Hi,
    Thanks, Bootzer0, for the tip.
    Regards,
    no problem..

    i just found out that snow osx very easy to install, once you got your Chameleon right.
    ..and ..it change its color on each pc...
    Last edited by bootzer0; 04-04-2010 at 08:11 AM.
    either way,the is the winner..


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    Hi, Bootzer0,
    Thanks for that, I will keep it in mind as I am still fighting with my system installation.
    Regards,

 

 

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