Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 11th Jan 2006 18:06 UTC
Apple "Today Apple announced the MacBook Pro. It has quite a few changes compared to the previous PowerBook. For one, it uses an Intel Core Duo (formally known as Yonah) chip. This is a dual core processor and no, unlike what Steve Jobs stated, this does not have two processors. This will help a lot with responsiveness. I've been dreaming of a dual core laptop for quite a while. However, the realization of my dream coupled with the changes seen makes me cry", writes Unsanity. UPDATE: Windows XP won't run on the new Intel Macs because of EFI. Vista is supposed to work though.
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RE: Duh! was RE: uh
by n4cer on Wed 11th Jan 2006 23:42 UTC in reply to "Duh! was RE: uh"
n4cer
Member since:
2005-07-06

No need to wait for Vista to come out. No need to offer any discounted OSes either. Since XP doesn't support booting from EFI you could just install Linux/*BSD/Solaris and use a bootloader to bypass any BIOS/EFI issues. That way you have Windows, all your old applications (if you need applications), and some options that may occur to you during the period of lucidity that happens after the infections clear out of your system.

This won't likely work since the loader is still built with the PC/AT BIOS in mind. The only versions of Windows built for EFI (besides Vista) run on the Itanium. EFI support will not be backported to 32-bit versions of XP. This shouldn't be a big issue as around the time people get their new Macs, they should also be able to get CTPs of Vista Beta 2. There's also the previously mentioned possibility of using Virtual PC or some other similar technology.

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RE[2]: Duh! was RE: uh
by nimble on Thu 12th Jan 2006 07:27 in reply to "RE: Duh! was RE: uh"
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2005-07-06

Since XP doesn't support booting from EFI you could just install Linux/*BSD/Solaris and use a bootloader to bypass any BIOS/EFI issues.

This won't likely work since the loader is still built with the PC/AT BIOS in mind.


What BIOS functions does XP still use? And how difficult would it be to add some kind of BIOS-on-EFI emulation layer to grub or lilo?

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RE[3]: Duh! was RE: uh
by dsmogor on Thu 12th Jan 2006 16:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Duh! was RE: uh"
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2005-09-01

NT bootloader uses them to load kernel from disk. This is unrelated to grub as grub doesn't boot windows, It only has option to daisy call NT bootloader.

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Doh! Was RE[2]: Duh!
by glarepate on Thu 12th Jan 2006 21:51 in reply to "RE: Duh! was RE: uh"
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2006-01-04

This won't likely work since the loader is still built with the PC/AT BIOS in mind.

GRUB works with EFI.

The only versions of Windows built for EFI (besides Vista) run on the Itanium. EFI support will not be backported to 32-bit versions of XP.

GRUB loads Windows.

There's also the previously mentioned possibility of using Virtual PC or some other similar technology.

I like that a whole lot better than dual booting.

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