Multibooting Intel-based Macs – a step-by-step how-to guide

“In this guide we’ll take you through installing multiple operating systems on the Intel based Developer Macintosh machine. This guide was put together by Ross Carlson and Joel Wampler to hopefully get you through building a machine that can run every major operating system currently available,” reports. “This guide takes about 2 hours total. Let’s get started…”

The guide contains the following:
– Quick Guide
– Full Guide
– Install OS X
– Install Windows XP
– Install CentOS Linux
– Drivers

Full article here.

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If Intel-based Macs can run Mac OS X and Windows, buying a Mac will be a no-brainer – June 15, 2005
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Intel-based Macs running both Mac OS X and Windows will be good for Apple – June 10, 2005
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  1. Multibooting – A Step-by-step How to Guide


    After discussing this with Apple I have decided to take this information down. Apple’s position is that this is a violation of their NDA so to respect that I have removed the information. It truly was never my intention to violate their NDA in the first place.

    Thanks to everyone who submitted comments. Please do not submit any further comments or ask any further questions about this issue as I will respect the agreement I have with Apple and keep all future information confidential. Please also do not flame Apple as they were very professional.”

    Is it just me, or is Apple sometimes really “brilliant” about killing free advertising?

  2. “Is it just me, or is Apple sometimes really “brilliant” about killing free advertising?”

    Violating one’s NDA is not free advertising, we’ve been down this road too many times before. Brilliant or crazy, that’s the way it works.

    Anyway, who today has a need to multi-boot an Intel-based Mac, besides developers who already have NDA’s and access to the hardware? For the rest of us it’s irrelevant. We’ll all have the chance to explore multi-booting on the regular-issue Intel-Macs soon enough.

  3. No, they won’t sell many to geeks because geeks who use windows wouldn’t be used to all the free time they have without dealing with all the malware windows brings.

  4. Pretty irrelevant since these procedures will probably not work on the final commercial product. But hey, its geeky!

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  5. I need Windoz on my Mac.

    First I have to demo the program I sell and it’s only available on Windoz. I could pay to have it converted for Macs, but VPC * XP SP2 Pro is a LOT cheaper – especially since a friend of my wife works for MS and I got the software through her.

    Then there is one app for a piece of medical equipment that is only available on Windodoz. I use it 3 – 4 times a year and even have a USB-Serial connector in order to connect it up.

    Personally I don’t want a dual boot. I prefer to stay with the VPC approach under the assumption that the MBU at MS will be able to kick up the performance significantly when there is an Intel chip inside. I have a feeling that they are working VERY hard on all MS products for Macs.

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