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Boot Camp - Apple simplifies Windows XP on Intel Macs
Authored by: robg on Apr 07, '06 08:30:16AM

I have this downloaded, but I'm waiting on more RAM to test it -- the mini is at 512mb, due to some bad RAM which is currently being returned.

When I tried it with 512MB, it told me it could only allow 148MB for the XP virtual session, which doesn't seem like nearly enough.

My big question with virtualizaiton is how well peripherals will work -- say you have a graphics tablet attached to a USB port. Will it work in OS X but not XP?

-rob.



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Boot Camp - Apple simplifies Windows XP on Intel Macs
Authored by: JohnnyMnemonic on Apr 07, '06 08:38:20AM

Apparently, VT is disabled on minis due to a firmware bug.

Unless that was fixed with the latest firmware update, that'll mean that Parallels will kinda suck on minis; Parallels says as much in an interview.

http://appleintelfaq.com/#10.1

Would be interested to know if this is still the case of if the issue has been resolved.



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Boot Camp - Apple simplifies Windows XP on Intel Macs
Authored by: Baggins on Apr 07, '06 09:57:13AM

When I updated the firmware for bootcamp, the virtualization worked on my mini. I've been spending the morning getting XP installed.



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Boot Camp - Apple simplifies Windows XP on Intel Macs
Authored by: encro on Apr 09, '06 08:40:04AM

the VT issue seems to affect some Core mini's while others work fine.

http://forum.parallels.com/thread85-5.html



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Boot Camp - Apple simplifies Windows XP on Intel Macs
Authored by: Baggins on Apr 07, '06 09:55:52AM

XP runs accetpably well in 128 MB, so go ahead and try it. You can always adjust the RAM in the VM at a later date.

Two caveats: Update the mini firmware, or Virtualization will not work.
Remove the floppy hardware component from the VM or you'll get kernel panics.



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