Discussion in 'FirstDefense-ISR Forum' started by silver0066, Jun 27, 2008.
I do not like the bloat in Vista. Will the old version work from Raxco work with XP on a Mac?
Depends on the file system. Is it MS's NTFS?
Hi Pete, I am not sure. I am thinking about getting a new notebook in the next month or two and I have not looked into the Mac file system. I just know that you can run XP on a Mac. I was not aware that you had to use a different file system. I didn't even think of that. Can you run XP on a Mac using NTFS? Silver
Macs use the HFS+ filesystem. You can run XP in a Mac using VMs or BootCamp. Only VMs allows you to use NTFS as the filesystem.
As far as I know, these two are the only ways to run XP with OSX( VM or BootCamp). Am I true?
Thanks Lucas, Is VMs the same as Vmware or is it something different? I already have VmWare's Workstation.
VMs mean Virtual Machines. VMware, Parallels or VirtualBox will work fine.
HAs to be VMare Fusion to set up VMs on the Mac.
See Lucas's link above..
Thank you. I will look into these VMs.
Excuse my ignorance, but I always thought that when using Bootcamp Windows would be installed with native NTFS in it's own partition?
I don't know. The Wikipedia article about BootCamp didn't give me that impression (native NTFS in its own partition)
From the Bootcamp Setup Guide:
I realize that the boot record of the partition might be different and incompatible. I would not know that. But I think that I would give it a try if I had a Mac.
Thanks wilbertnl So, NTFS is available in BootCamp.
That's another possible problem.
Two cents worth... from a newbie
Yes.. You can run XP, Vista on a native NTFS partition on the latest Intel Macbooks.
Problems with boot record.. The first issue is the disk (a 2 1/2" SATA drive on the Macbook Pro) comes formated as GUID (or GPT: same thing). This is a new standard to allow much larger disk sizes, and is not compatible with the boot record found in a MBR disk. The disk can be switched to MBR and formated with Vista's version of NTFS but limits access to Mac OS install.
I too want to get ISR working on a mac (cf: recent post) but having a few problems.
Bootcamp.. is really two things; 1) a boot manager and 2) a set of device drivers to allow a windows install to access the apple hardware (keyboard, wifi, camera etc...)
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