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primadonna ruby developer, connoisseur of regexp esoterica, one-liner showoff, snooty mac user, unix weenie, maker of fine vapourware, and designer wannabe.

Aug
3
comment How to boot Windows XP on a Mac from an external drive?
Ah, there's the XP not booting from USB thing, right? I'll retry with FireWire once I get this logic board replaced. (Long story, see q 16136)
Aug
3
comment How to boot Windows XP on a Mac from an external drive?
Hum, seems like I had something left over from the internal windows partition. With the internal drive fixed, I'm now getting a "No bootable device – …" message when loading the external Windows via rEFIt.
Aug
3
comment How to boot Windows XP on a Mac from an external drive?
Interestingly, if I remove the internal drive I get a different error message from the Windows boot.
Aug
3
comment How to boot Windows XP on a Mac from an external drive?
message would be: "error loading operating system"
Aug
3
comment How to boot Windows XP on a Mac from an external drive?
Hi, I installed rEFIt on a partition on the external drive, and wincloned my internal drive Windows installation to another partition on the external. I'm able to load rEFIt and it shows the Windows partition, but once I choose it, I get a black screen with an error message which I now forget, something about unable to load OS.
Jul
31
awarded  Commentator
Jul
31
comment How to boot Windows XP on a Mac from an external drive?
Actually the holding option during start up generally lists exactly the same drives that the Startup Disk prefpane does. Unfortunately the partition on my external drive is not listed. I'll first try another external drive with less complicated partitioning scheme and see if I can make it work.
Jul
31
awarded  Teacher
Jul
31
comment How to boot Windows XP on a Mac from an external drive?
This sounds good, but I'm wondering if there's a way to do with with an off-the-shelf mac, since the whole point of having an external drive is to use it with different machines. In that regard, my question is more in the lines of "am I doing it wrong?"
Jul
31
comment How to boot Windows XP on a Mac from an external drive?
I can boot OS X from USB. But that's not the issue. I use FireWire most of the time anyway.
Jul
31
asked How to boot Windows XP on a Mac from an external drive?
Jul
31
accepted How can I install SP3 on Win XP without having it save files for uninstallation?
Jul
31
comment How can I install SP3 on Win XP without having it save files for uninstallation?
/help doesn't seem to work. It outputs nothing and starts unpacking anyway.
Jul
31
asked How can I install SP3 on Win XP without having it save files for uninstallation?
Jul
31
comment Can I run my MacBook in clamshell mode without being connected to power?
Also, using InsomniaX worked. I did the steps as described, after that loaded and enabled InsomniaX and closed the lid. And here I am typing this comment, with external screen in lovely full resolution.
Jul
31
comment Can I run my MacBook in clamshell mode without being connected to power?
Well, this is totally convoluted, random, tricky, unintuitive, un-mac-like, but it worked.
Jul
31
comment Can I run my MacBook in clamshell mode without being connected to power?
I'll test this. I suppose if you later activate InsomniaX, you'd be able to close the lid.
Jul
31
answered USB vs. FireWire for external hard drives
Jul
31
comment Can a FireWire cable fry one or both machines' FW port that it connects to?
Which begs the question, why aren't there self-frying cables, that would fuse before the voltage could damage the machine at the end of it.
Jul
31
comment Can a FireWire cable fry one or both machines' FW port that it connects to?
Well this is really really bad, because at least with Apple machines, a fried port means a logic board replacement, and when out of warranty, you're SOL.