Go Back   Peoples Republic Of Cork Discussion Forums > Tech Forum
User Name
Password
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 17-02-2012, 01:34 AM
i_didnt_do_nawtin i_didnt_do_nawtin is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: the INTERNET-y
Posts: 17,110
Default Mac OS X

I going to try to install OSX alongside Windows and Linux on my laptop but I'm a bit confused about what's a base OS and what's an upgrade. If I buy Snow Leopard will it install or do I need a previous version installed before it would work? What's the base version I need to work from? I'd rather buy the software legally.
I have an iBoot DVD but I think it's fucking around with the MBR as after using it I can no longer boot into Windows or Linux.
__________________
I know my soccer
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 17-02-2012, 09:22 AM
umma08 umma08 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 712
Default

i would have thought that 10.5 is the base for all the recent Universal Binary releases.
But i may be wrong there - so don't quote me on it!

also i don't think you have to go through the upgrade path to reach 10.6 or 10.7. indeed even if you had 10.5 and you wanted to move up to 10.6, it would mean a complete install of the new OS, rather than an upgrade.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 17-02-2012, 09:39 AM
Merowech Merowech is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 879
Default

Hey there,

so, the base system you need for 10.7 to upgrade would be 10.6.8. Do you run the whole thing on an Apple laptop?
One of the usual ways of running Windows and OS X together would be Boot Camp, you can either install it on an existing Windows system or on the OS X. But for some stupid reason it requires that there's only one partition when you do this on OS X.
The downside of this is that you can't choose to install Linux.

Another thing is to get Parallels (using this at work to run Windows programs) which is pretty nice, especially with the Coherence mode.

Also found this nice How-To using VirtualBox.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 17-02-2012, 09:59 AM
Lostmeringtopaddypower Lostmeringtopaddypower is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: In the corner with a big lump of meat
Posts: 28,066
Default

Why do you want 3 operating systems on the same machine?

What are you sham? Some kind of doomsday machine?
__________________
Cock a snook
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 17-02-2012, 10:09 AM
leoos leoos is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 130
Default

This might help

http://lifehacker.com/5698205/how-to...dows-and-linux

I triple booted an iMac yesterday
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 17-02-2012, 10:18 AM
Merowech Merowech is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 879
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lostmeringtopaddypow er View Post
Why do you want 3 operating systems on the same machine?

What are you sham? Some kind of doomsday machine?
Well, either he's trying to do the same like gozzy and taking over the world, an universal machine is indeed not a bad idea.

But if you want to play around with the different systems or you need different tools or want to play the one or other game in between it's pretty neat.



Quote:
Originally Posted by leoos View Post
This might help

http://lifehacker.com/5698205/how-to...dows-and-linux

I triple booted an iMac yesterday
That would be another option, but keep in mind he's running on a Laptop.

Last edited by Merowech; 17-02-2012 at 10:19 AM.. Reason: Forgot the half.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 17-02-2012, 12:02 PM
leoos leoos is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 130
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Merowech View Post
That would be another option, but keep in mind he's running on a Laptop.
I included this article as it has instructions on how to partition a single drive to accomplish a triple boot
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 17-02-2012, 11:51 AM
i_didnt_do_nawtin i_didnt_do_nawtin is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: the INTERNET-y
Posts: 17,110
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lostmeringtopaddypow er View Post
Why do you want 3 operating systems on the same machine?

What are you sham? Some kind of doomsday machine?
Just to try it out, I've no intention of forking out for hardware that costs twice as much just because it has an apple badge on it.



So, if I buy the Snow Leopard DVD it will install the full OS? Another pain in the hole is that I don't have the Windows 7 installation disks and my product key sticker has faded,
so I'll have to see if there's a way to install it without wiping everything else.
__________________
I know my soccer
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 17-02-2012, 12:40 PM
Merowech Merowech is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 879
Default

Ah sorry, didn't read the whole thing down
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 18-02-2012, 11:05 AM
jack-your-body jack-your-body is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,525
Default

EasyBCD can be used to restore your bootloader, and you can add an entry for Mac OSX. Simples.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump








PROC Gig Guide
The Monday Showcase
The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St.

Monday 19th May @ 9:30 pm


PROC Gig Guide
Playground Of Dreamss,one Year Old
The Roundy, Castle St., 8pm

Peter Bruntnell W Guest:Clive Barnes
Coughlan's, Douglas St., 7:30 pm

Lumiere
Coughlan's, Douglas St., 9:45 pm

The Midnight Rambles
The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St., 12am

Andy Dunne
The Oliver Plunkett, Oliver Plunkett St., 10pm

Hothouse Flowers
Cork Opera House, Emmet Place, 8pm

Pixie and the King
The Woodford, Paul St., 9:30 pm

Ld Blues Club Jam Night
The Corner House, Coburg St., 9pm

Open Mic with Mark Daly (The Voodoos)
The Grafton, Oliver Plunkett St., 9pm

Lynda Cullen - Paper Boat Album Launch
The Pavilion, Carey's Lane, 8pm

Nod
Bru, 9:30 pm

The Lee Sessions
The Long Valley (Winthrop St), 9:30 pm

The Lee Sessions
The Long Valley (Winthrop St), 9:30 pm

The Lee Sessions
The Ovens Bar, Oliver Plunkett St, 9:30 pm

The Lee Sessions
An Spailpín Fánach, South Main St., 9:30 pm

DJ Big Daddy Can
Crane Lane Theatre, Phoenix St., 11pm

Potted Potter - The Unauthorised Harry Experience
The Everyman, MacCurtain St., 3pm

Potted Potter - The Unauthorised Harry Experience
The Everyman, MacCurtain St., 7:30 pm

We Were There
Cork Arts Theatre, Carroll's Quay, 8pm

'The Emotive Wartime Journey'
Tactic, Sample-studios, 3rd Floor, Former Governme, 1pm

Drink & Draw
The Franciscan Well, North Mall, 8pm

My Education, My Future
James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT Bishopstown Cam, 10am

Views: An Exhibition By Elisenda Caamano
The Beggarman, Gillabbey Street, 6pm

Ballet Intense with Andrea Palacios
Firkin Crane, 11am


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All forum comments are the sole responsibility and property of forum users. PeoplesRepublicOfCork.com and its sponsors disclaim all liability for content posted by users of the forum. PeoplesRepublicOfCork.com and its sponsors do not necessarily share the views expressed in this forum. Use the report post system to have comments considered for edit or deletion. All users are IP logged. Website hosted by Hostrocket USA.