Pre-Configuration

Posted: August 1, 2006 in OSx86 Install

Assuming you have Windows XP and Partition Magic 8 installed, go to the Start Menu and open Partition Magic 8 (If you don’t have Windows installed you will need to do that first or you will not be able to build a dual-boot system).



Click on your current C partition and click on the ‘Resize/Move’ menu option on the left side of the screen.


New windows will pop-up. Drag the handle arrows at the right end
of the partition bar to create the desired partition size for Mac (remember it needs to be at least 6 GBs).

Click on the ‘Apply’ button and let Partition Magic do its job. It will restart 2 times and get you back to Windows after the partition has been shrunk and the required space has been left unused.

Hint: To make sure everything is going ok so far, go to ‘My PC’ and check the size of your HD. If it is smaller and you only see one HD (assuming you only have one HD), then you are on the right track.

Now go to the ‘Start Menu’ and click on ‘Run’. Type cmd and hit ‘Enter’ to open a command prompt. Type the following, line by line, and at the end of each line press ‘Enter’:

diskpart
list disk
select disk 0
create partition primary id=AF
list disk
select disk 0
list partition
select partition 2
active
exit
exit

Hint: Here is an explanation of what you just did:

diskpart:
A Windows command line application that allows making changes to HD and partitions
list disk:
Will list the currently installed HDs on your PC
select disk 0:
Command that will select the disk you resized
create partition primary id=AF:
Command that will format the free space on the selected disk
list disk:
Will list the currently installed HDs on your PC
select disk 0:
Command that will select the disk you resized
list partition:
Command that will list all partitions on current disk
select partition 2:
Command that will select Partition 2 Unknown
active:
Command that will make Partition 2 Unknown the active partition, meaning PC will boot automatically to the OS installed there
exit:
Command that will close the diskpart application and then the command prompt window

Put JaS 10.4.6 DVD in the DVD Drive and turn off your PC

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