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    Triple-boot 1- XP, 2 MacOSX - 3 Vista - Can I clean up the labourious bootup?

    I finally made some progress. Across 4 paritions I now have: 1) MAC OSX 2) XP Pro 3) XP Pro 4) Vista Ultimate The Vista Bootloader allows me to choose from 3 OSes 1) MAC OSX 2) XP Pro 3) Vista Ultimate Choosing XP Pro gives a subchoice of the two XP Pro Oses. Everything is working well...
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    Triple-boot 1- XP, 2 MacOSX - 3 Vista - Can I clean up the labourious bootup?

    Ok I'm going to start this again as it was just not working. So I'm going to start by reinstalling Mac OSX on Partition 1. XP on Partition 2, and Vista on Partition 3. Is there anything I need to do after I've installed OSX? Justin, you said Darwin might work best if first in the line, is it...
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    Triple-boot 1- XP, 2 MacOSX - 3 Vista - Can I clean up the labourious bootup?

    Ok I managed to get rid of GLRDR finally. I had to reinstall Vista as I was having some issues.:@ Now I just need to work out the Darwin bootloader as it won't boot into Mac OSX by default. On the Vista bootloader if I select Mac OSX and do nothing else it will run in an eternal cycle. After...
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    Triple-boot 1- XP, 2 MacOSX - 3 Vista - Can I clean up the labourious bootup?

    Ok I've installed Vista but I'm still getting a GLRDR boot process that runs DOS looking funtions upon startup. I know this isn't an EasyBCD issue, but where does the GRUB come from? It's not XP, possibly the iDeneb OSX86, and perhaps Vista. Anyway I've found some more information...
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    Triple-boot 1- XP, 2 MacOSX - 3 Vista - Can I clean up the labourious bootup?

    That's understandable. OK thus far OSX and XP. XP now boots directly without even stopping to take note of OSX. Will install Vista later this evening and hopefully I'll have a positive update. I've 3 image backups of each respective OS "dying" to be brought back to life, excuse the pun. Cheers.
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    Triple-boot 1- XP, 2 MacOSX - 3 Vista - Can I clean up the labourious bootup?

    Ok that sounds relatively simple. I like the use of "hope" fingers crossed. Thanks for your prompt reply. Hatch
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    Triple-boot 1- XP, 2 MacOSX - 3 Vista - Can I clean up the labourious bootup?

    Justin, Is installing XP after OSX going to cause any boot issues? I'm unsure how Darwin and the windows boot manager are going to work together. I'm actually doing it right now so I guess I'll see soon enough. I thought XP would corrupt Darwin. Finally installing Vista, I would only be able...
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    Triple-boot 1- XP, 2 MacOSX - 3 Vista - Can I clean up the labourious bootup?

    Thanks for the reply Justin. I don't mind redoing the whole thing, but my starting point was this post: Triple Booting XP,Vista and OSX - InsanelyMac Forum The author said after trial and error the order in which I installed was best. He used EasyBCD but didn't specify any particular steps as...
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    Triple-boot 1- XP, 2 MacOSX - 3 Vista - Can I clean up the labourious bootup?

    Hi, I'm having problems only with cleaning up a very long and complicate boot process. Here's what I have Partition 1: XP Pro Partition 2: Mac OSX 10.5.5 via iDeneb v1.3 Partition 3: Mac Data HSF+ partition (empty, no system or OS) Partition 4: Vista History: 1. Installed XP, 2. Installed...
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    Help please, can independently installed Vista & XP be reconciled for dual-booting?

    Thanks all for the comments and advice. Firstly, a XP Repair install got the XP install up and running again. After reconnecting the Vista drive, I was greated with a dual boot option (having previously set up one with easybcd before the XP install was corrupted) this time it worked!!! All my...
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    Help please, can independently installed Vista & XP be reconciled for dual-booting?

    Thanks for the advice guys, I guess that vista could've corrupted XP or I could have a corrupt XP install. But it did run smoothly for several restarts before I reconnected the Vista HD. Would one of you mind confirming my boot.ini in respect to my computer management? On my laymens view it...
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    Help please, can independently installed Vista & XP be reconciled for dual-booting?

    Sweet, that sounds like a goer! Thanks for your help. Fingers crossed I get it right this time. Regards, Hatch Addendum: Ok, I reconnected the Vista HD, installed easybcd, copied the 3 files across to the Vista root drive, added an XP entry in easybcd, and edited the boot.ini file and...
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    Help please, can independently installed Vista & XP be reconciled for dual-booting?

    Ok this sounds interesting, in light of this can one set these "flags" to avoid conflicts assuming this may be what's happening everytime I install XP? Taking a step back...I believe your last comments were in relation to the XP install spread across C: and E: on the same physical HD, in...
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    Help please, can independently installed Vista & XP be reconciled for dual-booting?

    That's a good question, I'll check - if not you might've hit the jackpot. One quick question; The XP install is on a drive which had an unallocated 50gb partition followed by the remainder of the HD C: which had some files etc in it. The unallocated 50gb is now E: and has the WIndows files...
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    Help please, can independently installed Vista & XP be reconciled for dual-booting?

    Hi again, The problem I encountered on numerous occasions with this HP was that: When attempting to install XP after Vista, after XP had copied its files to the HD and then tried to restart, the laptop would freeze and stall at the HP logo, it would not load to bios (I'm not entirely sure I'm...