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    Hackintosh Dell Mini 10v - Dual Boot XP

    Hi, I'm getting a Dell Mini 10v on Thursday and I want to Hackintosh it with Snow Leopard. I've seen lots of guides, including some for dual booting with Vista or Windows 7, but, I can't find a guide on installing SL on a Dell Mini 10v and dual booting with XP. Please help if you can. Thanks.

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    Original Poster

    I've got the Snow Leopard, but I don't want to wipe XP from the Dell Mini 10v because I'd like to be able to use MS Office from time to time.

    I hope this helps: ]http//gi…ook

    Original Poster

    thehitman;8187610

    I hope this helps: … I hope this helps: ]http://gizmodo.com/5389166/how-to-hackintosh-a-dell-mini-10v-into-the-ultimate-snow-leopard-netbook



    The main content doesn't, but I'll look through the comments later and see if dual booting comes up there.

    Outrunner;8189970

    Loads of good info at http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/



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    Original Poster

    I'm sure there's a way to dual boot SL & XP on a Dell Mini 10v, but even if I can't find how to do it, I'll do the hack anyway as SL is bound to be better than XP on it's own. Besides, I only want to have XP so I can use MS Office from time to time.

    Thanks + rep for your replies :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Good news! I found ]this guide on mydellmini forum. It looks quite doable, so I'm gonna give it a go. All I need to do now is find someone with a Mac who'll let me back up Snow Leopard to a flash drive :w00t:

    windhoek;8196485

    Good news! I found ]this guide on mydellmini forum. It looks quite … Good news! I found ]this guide on mydellmini forum. It looks quite doable, so I'm gonna give it a go. All I need to do now is find someone with a Mac who'll let me back up Snow Leopard to a flash drive :w00t:



    [FONT=Verdana]Guides | OS X | mechdrew - NetbookInstaller and NetbookBootMaker
    osx.mechdrew.com/gui…es/

    Check out the guide listed under "[COLOR=Navy]NetbookInstaller 2: USB Mac Installation via Any Operating System[/COLOR]".

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

    Original Poster

    Scotty Boy;8197115

    [FONT=Verdana]Guides | OS X | mechdrew - NetbookInstaller and … [FONT=Verdana]Guides | OS X | mechdrew - NetbookInstaller and NetbookBootMakerhttp://osx.mechdrew.com/guides/Check out the guide listed under "[COLOR=Navy]NetbookInstaller 2: USB Mac Installation via Any Operating System[/COLOR]".Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



    Cheers, that looks very interesting. I'm at work just now so I don't have time to read it fully, but I'll check it out tomorrow.

    p.s. how's your gadget world? Did you ever get a netbook? (I bought one of the AAOs from ASDA last January and I recall with immense clarity the outstanding contribution you made to that thread!) :thumbsup:

    you can run xp in boot camp on Mac, so you wouldn't need to dual boot.

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    Lost Symphonies;8197580

    you can run xp in boot camp on Mac, so you wouldn't need to dual boot.



    Please tell me more about that. If there's a simpler way of running XP on my Dell Mini 10v once I hackintosh it, I definitely want to know! If you know of any useful websites that speak about your method, please include some links too.

    cheers :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    mumbojumbo;8197814

    This lets you install a new copy of XP once you have Mac OS running. … This lets you install a new copy of XP once you have Mac OS running. You lose your original XP partition. :thumbsup:



    How would I go about that? I've never used a Mac before, so I don't know how to do that. if you can point me towards a guide, I'd be obliged.

    windhoek;8197570

    Cheers, that looks very interesting. I'm at work just now so I don't have … Cheers, that looks very interesting. I'm at work just now so I don't have time to read it fully, but I'll check it out tomorrow.p.s. how's your gadget world? Did you ever get a netbook? (I bought one of the AAOs from ASDA last January and I recall with immense clarity the outstanding contribution you made to that thread!) :thumbsup:



    [FONT=Verdana]I've actually purchased several over time (for my contract work) but right now I'm working off of a Samsung netbook with a Dell laptop being ordered via the Dell UK Outlet - I tried my best! :-D

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

    windhoek;8198117

    How would I go about that? I've never used a Mac before, so I don't know … How would I go about that? I've never used a Mac before, so I don't know how to do that. if you can point me towards a guide, I'd be obliged.



    [FONT=Verdana]OS X SL Install on Dell 10V with Existing XP
    mydellmini.com/for…tml

    Boot Camp (software) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    en.wikipedia.org/wik…%29

    Apple - Support - Boot Camp
    apple.com/sup…mp/

    My XP/OSX Dual-Boot Saga, with a Happy Ending!
    mydellmini.com/for…tml

    Dual Booting Guides
    mydellmini.com/for…es/

    Win7/OSX dual-boot primer
    mydellmini.com/for…tml

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

    Original Poster

    Scotty Boy;8198371

    [FONT=Verdana]OS X SL Install on Dell 10V with Existing … [FONT=Verdana]OS X SL Install on Dell 10V with Existing XPhttp://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dual-booting/19033-os-x-sl-install-dell-10v-existing-xp.htmlBoot Camp (software) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot_Camp_%28software%29Apple - Support - Boot Camphttp://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/My XP/OSX Dual-Boot Saga, with a Happy Ending!http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dual-booting/6859-my-xp-osx-dual-boot-saga-happy-ending.htmlDual Booting Guideshttp://www.mydellmini.com/forum/netbook-dualboot-guides/Win7/OSX dual-boot primerhttp://www.mydellmini.com/forum/general-mac-os-x-discussion/7048-win7-osx-dual-boot-primer.html#post58930Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



    Wow, that's fantastic! It's also more reading than all the reading I did at Uni :w00t:

    windhoek;8197788

    Please tell me more about that. If there's a simpler way of running XP on … Please tell me more about that. If there's a simpler way of running XP on my Dell Mini 10v once I hackintosh it, I definitely want to know! If you know of any useful websites that speak about your method, please include some links too.cheers :thumbsup:



    It basically lets you install Windows xp inside OSX, so you can run windows programs just like normal.

    apple.com/uk/…ty/
    See area "It runs Windows, too"

    You do not have to create an xp partition beforehand, it talks you through how to set it up, it creates a none destructive partition, so your programs won't get deleted:)

    en.wikipedia.org/wik…%29

    Original Poster

    Lost Symphonies;8198991

    It basically lets you install Windows xp inside OSX, so you can run … It basically lets you install Windows xp inside OSX, so you can run windows programs just like normal.http://www.apple.com/uk/macosx/compatibility/See area "It runs Windows, too"You do not have to create an xp partition beforehand, it talks you through how to set it up, it creates a none destructive partition, so your programs won't get deleted:)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boot_Camp_%28software%29



    That looks brill, I'm gonna read it again and check it out once I install OSX. It might just be the simplest way to run SL and XP on my Mini10v.

    Cheers + rep :thumbsup:

    windhoek;8198966

    Wow, that's fantastic! It's also more reading than all the reading I did … Wow, that's fantastic! It's also more reading than all the reading I did at Uni :w00t:



    [FONT=Verdana]In college we had a lot more serious reading and drinking to do! [/FONT]

    mumbojumbo;8200363

    If you do not delete the existing XP partition, install Mac OS and then … If you do not delete the existing XP partition, install Mac OS and then install XP in bootcamp, how are you going to dual boot to the existing XP partition and Mac OS? ;-)



    [FONT=Verdana][COLOR=Navy]+1[/COLOR] - My understanding of Boot Camp was the non-Mac OS X operating systems would have to be done post-install but also there has been a few threads out there citing issues with Boot Camp on Hacintosh systems (hence the links I had added in earlier).

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

    Original Poster

    Scotty Boy;8201374

    [FONT=Verdana][FONT=Verdana][COLOR=Navy]+1[/COLOR] - My understanding of … [FONT=Verdana][FONT=Verdana][COLOR=Navy]+1[/COLOR] - My understanding of Boot Camp was the non-Mac OS X operating systems would have to be done post-install but also there has been a few threads out there citing issues with Boot Camp on Hacintosh systems (hence the links I had added in earlier).[/FONT]



    Mmm, I may skip this method then. I also don't have an external DVD reader. I might buy one from Argos and return it once I'm done with it. But I might not as it's a bit dishonest.

    windhoek;8202639

    Mmm, I may skip this method then. I also don't have an external DVD … Mmm, I may skip this method then. I also don't have an external DVD reader. I might buy one from Argos and return it once I'm done with it. But I might not as it's a bit dishonest.


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    There are a few cheap DVD/DVD-RW Drives out there, so you might to have a hunt around to see if you can find one at a decent price - would also recommend checking out Amazon UK as well.

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

    Original Poster

    Good news! I managed to buy a brand new Xbox 360 HD-DVD Drive for £2.95 as posted ]here.
    If I don't have time to do the install today, I'll give it a go over the weekend. ;-)

    windhoek;8211886

    Good news! I managed to buy a brand new Xbox 360 HD-DVD Drive for £2.95 … Good news! I managed to buy a brand new Xbox 360 HD-DVD Drive for £2.95 as posted ]here.If I don't have time to do the install today, I'll give it a go over the weekend. ;-)



    [FONT=Verdana]That's good news - good luck with that and fingers crossed it will work out okay for you.

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

    Original Poster

    Thanks everyone who contributed. I've installed SL and it's working 99% - the side-scrolling and track-pad double click doesn't work (fortunately the main left and right click buttons do), but I can live with that. I think I'll spend time familiarising myself with SL before I attempt to run XP via Boot Camp. :thumbsup:

    EDIT: I've now got scrolling and track-pad clicking,
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