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    Post Help installing Xp, BT3 and eventally Osx86 please ?

    Hi Guys,

    Historically i have really only used BT for pentesting and it worked great off a USB drive and i was happy.... Then i got an Acer One netbook and it all changed.

    I have now decided in my stupidity that i would like to have BT , XP and osx86 all installed on the 120 gig drive on the netbook. This seemed like a good idea until i started and got completely lost.

    I had wiped the machine and installed windows. which now happily boots.

    I have (in linux terms since we are here)

    01 sda1 in ntfs-3g Active 9 gb windows
    02 sda-1 free .03 mb
    03 sda2 hfs+ 9 gb mac os (eventually)
    04 sda-1 free Hidden 0.3mb
    05 sda3 ext2 9 gb linux
    06 sda4 extended 84 gb
    07 sd5 vfat 84 gb data drive


    anyway - i have windows booting and working away , and i can boot BT4 from the USB no problems and it runs great.

    What i want to do is install BT4 onto the HD and have grub or lilo as the boot loader to choose between the 2 OS's and then eventually install Osx86 on top of that to have all 3 OS's on their 9 gig partitions and the 84 gig data drive shared by all 3.

    Anyway , since windows already boots , where do i go from here ?
    I have looked online and tried to install the BT4 from the USB drive
    it creates partitions called sda3p1 , sda3p2 and sda3p3 when i follow the guides but it doesnt seem to be what im looking for and i cant find the info on google or on here (yeah i have looked at several suggestions)

    Im not sure if i should just wipe everything and start again or what to do , so all and any help or even pointing me in the right direction would be appreciated.

    I hate to sound like a noob asking these things if they are already posted , but i did try and failed to find them , so ill take any little hints at all , i dont expect anyone to do the work for me , im just stuck and touching my way around in the dark with linux.

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    Hmmm no help at all ? So i presume im wasting my time even trying this ?

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    I also just got an Acer Aspire One and I'm looking to repartition the drive so that I can have XP and Debian 5.0 or Ubuntu on it (I'm ok with booting BT4b from my flash drive). Maybe this is a stupid comment, but I didn't think you could have a single partition shared by all those OSs, since they all read different formats; I thought that each one would need it's own space for its type of file system. I'm still really new to linux, so I may be completely and utterly wrong.

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    I used to have the same set up BT3 XP and OSx86 on my toshiba satilite pro but the wifi didnt work for osx so i kinda gave up on it but i cant help because i pretty much followed tutoials that worked fine try searching and looking for the osx tutorial i dont remember where if found it. Also not to be rude or anything but isnt this the wrong forum to post this in? Good luck though

    DRK

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    Thanks for the input guys - I have this almost done at this stage.

    I have windows as the main boot loader (i know i know - sorry) with 3 options - Windows, Mac OS , Linux and a time out for 5 seconds to auto boot into windows.

    If i select Mac OS X is points to a file in c:chain0 which then boots the Mac bootloader and starts OsX in 2 seconds for me.

    I have BT installed as a live install on the last partition and it boots fine if i set it as the active partition , but i cant seem to get the boot.ini to work with it yet. The partition contains 2 folders - boot and BT4 , and i tried putting the bootsctr.lnx into C and pointing to that but it doesnt seem to get there.

    Ill keep researching and see what i come up with - this should be the easy bit , but im afraid of messing up whats working at the moment.

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