Warning - this is very much work in progress

1. Download rEFIt (the Mac Disk variant) to the target mac

  1. Download BootCamp to the target mac
  2. Run BootCamp 's Boot Camp Assistant Installer - and install on primary boot disk
  3. Run Boot Camp Assistant - Create a Windows Partition, specifying how much space you want for this partition - this will shrink the MacOS partition freeing up space for a windows partition - restart MacOSx (don't try start install)
  4. Install rEFit.mpkg - select the primary boot disk as the destination volume. reboot, holding down the option key, and check that the rEFIt prompt is displayed.
  5. At the rEFIt prompt, choose the penguin symbol to boot off the LCFG install CD (most likely hda), choose shell prompt and and partition manually as appropriate. You will want to delete the FAT32 volume (probably volume 3) that you created with BootCamp and populate the released space with your own partitions for DICE. (Note that on MacPros you must insert the LCFG install CD whilst MacOS is running, as otherwise there is no way to open the DVD drive!!!!) Note that you must use Parted to partition the disk as fdisk doesn't support the type of partition table that the Mac uses - I ended up using an RHEL5 install CD to do this.
  6. Choose rEFIt's partition tool - this sync's the MBR with the GBT (don't ask...)
  7. Now boot off the LCFG install CD as normal.


-- AlastairScobie - 30 May 2007

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