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Partitioning For Separate Os's


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#1 Raydanator

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 02:23 PM

Hi, I have a quick question concerning macbooks and os's in general. If I was to purchase an Apple laptop, could I partition the hard drive to have Windows Xp, or Ubuntu, or both, or is that kind of impossible/stupid. I have been a Windoes user all my life, would like to branch out. Thanks for the help,

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 02:38 PM

You can format the Hard Drive with out problems. Usage depends on the processor (x86 or PPC). I am unsure if windows has a PPC version. Ubuntu does though

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 06:54 PM

The newer Macs now run on intels and with OS/X 10.5 boot camp has come pre-installed which will allow you to run Windows and Mac OS/X on the same machine.

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 06:24 AM

I also want to install both (Win XP, Ubuntu). But i don't know how to do it.once i have installed Ubuntu. but i got sum problems in my hard disk.so is there anyone to help me on dis problem, coz i really wanna install both.

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 07:24 PM

You can install other operating systems on an Intel-based MAC. Try using virtualization software. Examples include Parallels Desktop for Mac and VMware Fusion.

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 08:20 PM

Well BootCamp will walk you through installing XP. I dont know if you can install a third OS or not. Ive been meaning to try it, but want to get a bigger hard drive first.
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 10:48 PM

In a related note:

1. Can an external hard-drive be used instead of partitioning? I've one that's 250GB, which is about190GB bigger than I need but it was a good deal to use for backups (Time Machine/Leopard), but wonder if I couldn't use some of that space for something else.

2. I've got Windows XP (home) on discs that came with my old Compaq Presario~can these be used on another system? (yeah, I bettin' fat chance on that one :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 12:40 AM

I know its possible to boot off an external firewire drive with OS X, but I haven't tried it with other operating systems at all.

Edited by TVT, 24 December 2007 - 12:41 AM.

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