Someone lent me a Macbook recently. They are pretty much ok with me reinstalling th OS, but they want to save some files from the XP partition if possible.
It's Intel Based and running Boot Camp to boot Win XP or Mac !0.4.? (I don't remember offhand the exact 10.4.) I am very knowledgeable in PCs (excuse my humility here...) but I'm not sure how boot camp works regarding the following:
The person who lent me the machine also gave me 10.5 Install discs. I want to upgrade to 10.5 so that I can run XCode.
There seems to be an issue with it and it will not boot. I haven't looked at the Windows Boot partition yet, so I don't know what the issue is. The person who gave it to me said that "It's missing a file or something." I would boot into Linux to save the files from XP, but I don't have a recent Ubuntu Disc. I have version 7.10 for PC or something like that. Can I read the XP disc from Mac? Do I need Ubuntu? If so, will an Intel based Mac be OK with Ubuntu 7.04. (And will Ubuntu play nicely with Mac?)
Optimally, I would like to reconfigure the machine to Dual Boot XP and OS X 10.5. Does Boot Camp come with OS X 10.5 or do I need a seperate disc?
I understand that I am asking a bunch of questions here. If you can answer even bits and pieces, I would appreciate it.
Thanks a ton! (+1 for any answer that helps!)
Windows shows a black screen with an error message on it. The following System file cannot be found. ... [a system file]
Also, the OSX 10.5.4 Disc refuses to install. The machine has 1GB DDR2 Memory. Is that the issue? This may shed some light on the issue: I thought it was running boot camp. It says "rEFIt" on the top of the screen though...
Also, I recovered the the XP files using the Finder in Mac. No sweat.
When I boot off of the install disc the language menu shows then the installer begins to initialize. Then, I get the yellow exclamation mark, saying that OS X cannot install on this machine. I researched a bit. I think it's rEFIt that is causing the issue. I am trying to reformat now. How does that work from the install disc?
It's a MacBook2,1 according to System Profiler on the install CD. Again, Thanks. +1 to all answers that are useful.
Apparently, it's machine locked. Came from another machine. A MacBook Pro...