Hackintosh 10.4.8 dual boot question

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  1. sprint_user

    sprint_user New Member

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    Okay, I have to partitions,
    1. My main 50GB partition with all my windows XP stuff
    2. My 27GB Ubuntu 8.10 partition

    my question is, can I edit my BIOS and install patched OS X without loosing my windows stuff? I know im going to have to lose my Ubuntu stuff but I dont care about that....
    will this guide work? (please tell me if its against the rules to post a link to a Hackintosh tutorial site)

    http://lifehacker.com/348653/install-os-x-on-your-hackintosh-pc-no-hacking-required
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    SiXAXiS Banned

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    Just delete your Ubuntu Partition, make another one and install it to that partition.
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    sprint_user New Member

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    okay...but will I have to format my whole HD?
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    I would suggest leaving Ubuntu installed, maybe resize the partition with that to about 5gb (assuming you don't use it) so you can have the GRUB bootloader. Unfortunately, to make a partition map that OS X supports, you will need to format your hard drive. If you can't back up your stuff on your Windows partition, I would suggest getting another hard drive specifically for OS X and switch them out.
    This is just my experience, but I have never dual booted windows with OS X. I have OS X and Ubuntu.
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    like mt.fajita said, it would be wise to back-up
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    oh crap...oh well, I know what I'm wishing for Christmas

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    So just to make sure, I cant just format my existing ubuntu partition to work with mac OS X?

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