A Question About Dual Booting....only It's Probably A First...help!!!! 4 replies

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phoenizz

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#1 15 years ago

Yes, i hate macs too, but for some reason my brother really likes them. Here's the deal...i have 2 hard drives (no partitions) 1. 30 (or 40? I forgot) gb Western Digital 7200 rpm 2. 60 gig Maxtor 7200rpm Currently Windows and everything else is installed on the 30 gigabyte. (d'oh!) I just started using the 60 gigabyte on for ripped movies and stuff. Is there any way at all that i could have windows on the 60 and MAC OSX on the 30? I think the 30 is currently set as master (I HATE PATA!!!! I WANT SATA!!! NO MASTER/SLAVES!!!) and the 60 as slave. Does master always boot up first? do i have to format everything to get the windows onto the other hard dirve? No wait, wouldn't I only need to format the 30 gig one? I could put everyhting important onto the 60 gig, through dragging. Then format the 30 gig install windows on the 60, MAKE SURE IT BOOTS AS DEFAULT, and then MAC OSX on the 30. Can someone tell me if something is wrong? Any programs i will need? Is MACOSX even compatible with say, pentium 4?!




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#2 15 years ago

What will you use to format?




phoenizz

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#3 15 years ago

(MS-)DOS i guess right?

I can't rmember exactly how i did it, but the microsoft technicians did it with me the last time.




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#4 15 years ago

you cant use Mac OS on a windows machine, the processors are totally different and other hardware the only option is to use linux i think but someone may know better


Thinking about it.



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#5 15 years ago

No it isn't. Just Reformat using a Windows 98 boot Disk. Then install 98 and upgrade.