I've spent several days on this and tried various tricks found on the 'net.
So here's my "have Windows on my Mac mini" project:
I own an older Mac mini (Core Duo / 32bit) running Mac OS X Tiger. I haven't updated the system to a higher version of OS X partly due to laziness, partly because of hints saying "nononooooo you need better hardwaaare!!" - well, anyway.
So basically I don't have the Bootcamp assistant and I don't know how to get boot camp tools in any legit way. BUT I read that the tools are not necessary anyway..?
So what I did (and what apparently "worked" so far):
resized the Mac OS X partition to take only half of the HD disk space; this resulted in the Windows 7 installation media to start, but block at the point where I had to select the target drive / partition: "..GTP style partition..". Bummer! However, Mac OS X still works fine.
then, format the free space to NTFS with GParted, started from a Mint linux boot CD that I actually got to run without any hassle (wow!! THAT was really cool..)
BUT when I insert my Windows 7 (32bit) installation media now, starting interrupts much earlier, telling me "press any key to continue booting from CD / DVD".
The problem is, that with ANY USB keyboard I have available here (including Mac, and also non-Mac / PC keyboards), no input is possible. While I wonder why they ask me anyway, it would also be interesting if I would be able to use a keyboad (and mouse) later, if ever I manage to come further than this point. Funnily enough, try #1 (see above) stopped at a much later point, where I already had been able to select the Windows Localization stuff with my USB keyboard (or mouse, don't remember any more).
So does anyone have a hint what I can do in my specific situation?