Running Boot Camp – The First Step-by-Step Install Guide

in Categories News last updated April 13, 2006

In the Mac world, the once unthinkable, is about to become commonplace–owning an Intel-powered Mac running Windows. When Apple first announced the news about a switch to Intel processors, there were gasps of wonder and some derisive groaning, shortly followed by eye-popping amazement at the possibility of running Windows XP and Mac OS X Tiger on a Mac. Once the idea of owning a powerhouse Mactel fermented, the demand for “when and how” boiled over. On April 4, Apple met the challenge and responded with Boot Camp–a beta utility that helps users configure their Intel Macs so they can install and run Windows XP and Mac OS X on the same machine.

While the install of Boot Camp is relatively painless, there are pitfalls users need to avoid. “Running Boot Camp” (Toporek, O’Reilly, $7.99) is an easy-to-follow guide that steps the user through the install and configuration process.

“Many PC users want to use a Mac but would hate to lose the investment
in PC software they’ve made over the years,” says Chuck Toporek,
best-selling author and senior editor with O’Reilly Media. “With Boot
Camp and an Intel Mac, users can have the best of both worlds.”

The “Running Boot Camp” PDF download walks users through each install
step including:

  • What You’ll Need
  • Updating the Firmware
  • Running Boot Camp
  • Partitioning the Hard Drive
  • Installing Windows XP
  • Installing the Macintosh Drivers
  • Troubleshooting Boot Camp’s Obstacles
  • Switching Between Mac OS X and Windows XP

For more information about the download, including table of contents, and author bio, see offical site.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. He has worked with global clients and in various industries, including IT, education, defense and space research, and the nonprofit sector. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+.

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