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jpend

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How is it working for you? (config discussion not bugs)
« on: April 08, 2009, 10:19:17 PM »
Okay...so here is my experience so far.  I have
  • EIDE disk0: Mac OS Extended OSX (iPC 10.5.6) Old Install
  • SATA disk1: Windows_LDM Data (no OS) Not readable by OSX (shows generic HD icon in Chameleon)
  • SATA disk2s1: Mac OS Extended OSX (iPC 10.5.6) branched from the "Old Install" when I transfered it to the SATA drive; disk2s2:  Mac OS Extended DATA
  • SATA disk3s1:  NTFS Windows XP; disk3s2:  NTFS DATA; disk3s3:  NTFS SWAP

PC BIOS set to boot disk2 first. 

I used the installer and quickly clicked through the process, rebooted, and bam!  GUI Boot-loader screen with all disks avail as described above.  The main OSX install boots perfectly as before.  When I tried the XP install disk3s1 I get a black screen with a blinking cursor.  The idea of booting multiple OS installs on multiple disks is very useful as it allows you to add and subtract OSes at will with no impact to the other installs.  So, how do you go about doing this?  I am assuming I may have to do something to the MBR of disk3?  I saw a couple other folks in the previous postings that had a similar question.  I wanted to repost in the new forum and begin a discussion of people's experiences along with potential solutions for the multiple disk issue.

BladeRunner

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Re: How is it working for you? (config discussion not bugs)
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009, 11:17:46 PM »
I have old iron - IBM ThinkCentre (M/T 8183) Pentium 4 Prescott with SSE3 & Hyperthreading

  • 500Gb SATA Disk0: with Win7, retail 10.5.6, osx data
  • 300Gb USB  Disk1: OS X data
  • 160Gb USB  Disk2: openSUSE 11.1 Linux - boot & swap primary with bulk of system on LVM
  • 300GB FW   Disk3: TimeMachine
  • 120Gb USB  Disk4: with retail 10.5.1 - used for emergency repair and testing

Other than a few missteps caused by me working late at night, everything is working excellently.  Normal boot is to the 10.5.6 on Disk0s3, without boot menu and 4 second timeout.  When desired, I can boot Win7 on Disk0s2, or Linux, or the external 10.5.1 OS X.  I also have a copy of the retail OS X Install DVD cloned to a 16Gb SanDisk Cruzer USB stick.  I can plug it in and boot it from Chameleon v2 when I want tomake a clean install on another external drive.

All in all, this setup is fantastic!
Base system: HP Pavilion P6340f Desktop  Intel� Core2Quad�  CPU: Speed: 2.66 GHz   Package: Socket 775 LGA:  L2 Cache 2 x 2048 KB  RAM : 8.0 GB:  DDR3

Disks : 2 eSATA @ 2 TB (hardware raid 1), NAS 4 x 2 TB raid 5 Display : 21" Samsung on EVGA GeForce 9400 GT - PCIe - 1900x1080  Keyboard/mouse :  USB connected  OS Version : 10.6.0 from retail DVD + SW update to 10.6.5 - Kernel:  Vanilla mach_kernel

cnphico

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Re: How is it working for you? (config discussion not bugs)
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2009, 10:40:42 AM »
working fine for my super socket478 PC

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Pentium 4 3.0E FSB800 3.0GHz(Socket478)
MSI 875P Neo-FISR (MS-6758)(Intel 875P+ICH5R)
DDR400 2304Mb(512+512+256+1024)
Leadtek 7300GT-256Mb-AGP(0x02e210de)
Intel 82547EI(Onboard)+Realtek ALC850 7.1(Onboard)  Leopard 10.5.6(9G66)

jive

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Re: How is it working for you? (config discussion not bugs)
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2009, 11:43:34 AM »
Am new to forum. Have been using ipc 10.5.6 for about 3 months now. Chameleon 2.0 works fantastic. :)
VOODOO KERNAL  9.6.0.(VANILLA WAS WORKING BUT NOT AS STABLE)
IDE MAXTOR 350 GB HD. VISTA HOME PREMIUM(2ND OPERATING SYSTEM)
SATA 1 MAXTOR 150 GB HD. MAC OSX BACK UP.
SATA 2 MAXTOR 250 GB HD. MAC OSX EXTENDED.(PRIMARY OPERATING SYSTEM. SO FAR SO GOOD ON UPDATES)
MEMORY. 2X2GB CRUSIAL PC2 6400 DDR2.(CAN CHANGE TO PC2 8500)
CPU. INTEL CORE 2 DUO E8400 CLOCKING AT 3.46GHZ.
AZALIA AUDIO.
REALTEK RTL8102EL.
ASUS P5KPL-AM(GREAT LITTLE MOTHERBOARD)