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Installing Mac OSX on a Windows XP Machine with Dual Boot



  Honda. Tesla Someday
Evening All,

This has been doing my head in.

I want to Install MAC OSX on my Windows XP PC on a separate partition.

I have looked in to this all day! I have downloaded and installed CPU-Z and my CPU is compatible with SSE2 and SSE3.

I know that I need to download a MAC OSX 10.4.8/9/10 that is patched. I then need to partition my drive and burn the ISO MAC OSX to a DVD and then boot it on startup. Thing is, this seems to be a lot more complicated than it looks. Many sites have many tutorials, and they all seem to be slightly different. Some with re-installing Windows XP etc.

Is there a sure-fire quick working method of doing this?

There are various videos online to do with this... here are a few links I have found...

http://www.youtube.com/user/willdafergman

http://osx86.thefreesuite.com/

http://www.youtube.com/user/willdafergman

and there are loads more.

So, anybody done this already??

Many Thanks!!
 
  172 Cup SOLD
I'm pretty sure you can do it using VMware, search for threads by me, I asked about a year back, but never got round to doing it.
 
It can be a ball ache installing it and then trying to get things to work properly. It's worth checking through the compatability list on the osx86 website (the bit that looks like wikipedia).

Once your sure your PC can be used for it you need to get the right patched version of OSX which might mean downloading a few different ones until you get the one which works best (I found OSX Tiger worked better than leopard)

When you boot from the CD you will be loaded into an installer that looks like a normal OSX desktop. You will need a USB keyboard to input anything. Once your into the installer there is an option at the top under one of the drop down menus which leads to the disc manager. This is where you format the Hard drive into an OSX file system. After you have done that you pick all the options that you want installed (basically drivers).

Once you've got everything you think you need added just let it install which may take about an hour or so. Let the PC restart and boot into the right operating system and cross your fingers that it works. Chances are that it won't boot. If it doesn't then reinstall changing different options during the install.

Finally once you find the right settings and version ofthe software that you need it should work "ok" but somethings probably won't work properly.

When I did it I used a completely seperate hard drive to install too.

I think what I'm trying to get to is that it's probably not worth the ball ache and constantly reinstalling to find the right settings etc but it's pretty cool if you've got the time and fancy something a bit different. If you want OSX then I'd just buy a Mac mini if you have the cash :)
 
  Honda. Tesla Someday
Thank you both for the advice!

So could I install on an external USB drive then???

(run Mac OSX boot disk and pick an external HDD to format etc?)

Would save the hassle of messing around with my internal drive right?

THANK YOU AGAIN TO YOU BOTH! :approve:
 
Yeh thats how I did it first time. Used a USB HDD as its more likely OSX will pick it up rather than a normal SATA HDD.

http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page and http://www.insanelymac.com/ thats what I used to get the general feel of everything.

What I found when doing it was that if you have a Dual/Quad Core CPU then its worth turning it to single core in the BIOS to install and boot as it seems to have a much higher chance of working properly.
 
  Mr2 Roadster
I have it on my Dell mini 9 but it's easy to do on there, everything works with one tiny patch...
 


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