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 Post subject: Help me with a dual boot (Vista 64 and os x)
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:34 pm 
Little Foot
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I've heard this is possible, although results vary. I currently run Vista Ultimate x64 on my laptop (sager notebook np5797)

here are the specs:
320 gb hdd
9800gt nvidia videocard
onboard audio
4 gig ram at 1066 I think....
core 2 duo at 2.53 ghz
ummm I think that the most important spec is the motherboard but I can't find out what this is right now. I'll look and update in a minute.

I do not have a large amount of free space left on my 320 gig drive, which I think might cause issues.....

Does anybody have a walk through on how to dual boot like this? I would like it to be a real dual boot with full os x installed if possible.

Anyway, I am guessing I have to repartition the drives so I have an os x only drive....what size do you recommend? I will only have one drive for os x (I am using about 4 on vista right now but what it simpler for the os x partition).


ahh here is the info on the motherboard according to belarc advisor

Board: CLEVO CO. M570TU
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies LTD 1.00.02S LS2 07/10/2008

So anything I should do to start off? Right now I am defragging so I have a better chance at getting respectable partition sizes.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:52 pm 
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unlike Windows and linux, OSX is written fir a very specific subset of PC hardware. Only the hardware found in Apple machines has OSX driver support.

The first thing that you need to do is make a list of the hardware in your laptop and see if it is supported by OSX.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:55 pm 
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In addition to what Jip said, make sure the chipset is one that Apple uses.

To find this information, you will need to either use Belarc Advisor or some other type of hardware identification software.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:59 pm 
Little Foot
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I did use belarc advisor- can I get supported chipset lists from apple's site? The videocard should now be supported (that's why im doing this now, I waited for the macbook line to update with my videocard line, aka the 9000 mobile series)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:46 pm 
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Nope, you just have to hope it will be supported :lol:

Have you found any MacBook's that are similar in specs to the notebook you have? If so, it may work.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:19 pm 
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the macbook pro is similar but not the same- not as good as my laptop. I want to give it a try though. Anybody done this? Have a good walkthrough?


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*hint hint*OSX86 Project


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