Thats true. I was beginning to install Mac OS X Leopard, when I get a Windows XP update alert, which requires me to restart. I do so, and I see this
Error! No Operating System Found
To my horror, when I booted via Gparted, I saw that my hard drive had been wiped clean, and there was 80 GB of unpartitioned space. I was screwed.
I tried installing Mac OS X now, thinking that what could possibly go wrong. I managed to install it, but can not boot it. I tried installing Darwin using bash terminal, but I failed in that too.
Aha! I re-installed XP, and downloaded a copy of Windows Se7en 32-bit, and decided to install it.
It was a nightmare.
First burn it to the DVD, and boot from it.
Naturally, I clicked upgrade! Then this:
For an upgrade, you need to have an earlier Windows operating system running in the background.
So I reset. Go back to Windows XP, and put in the DVD. Same steps. Clicked Upgrade.
Sorry. For an upgrade, you have to have at least Windows Vista Service Pack 1 installed.
Damn. So I click on the Back icon (that blue arrow which you see in Internet Explorer 7) and click Custom Install. I see C: Drive, and click Next.
Setup cannot continue as the following drivers are missing: Primary IDE Channel
Did I say damn?
I am so frustrated, I feel like blowing the DVD to smithereens. But I keep my cool, and boot once again from the DVD. After selecting Custom Install, I realised that I could not install Windows 7 on C: drive, as XP was installed on it. So, I reset and boot via Gparted, do some easy partitioning (yay! Linux!), and return to Windows 7. I have a 20GB D: drive now, and I select that for installation.
I study Acute Diseases. Five minutes later: Nothing
I study Means of Spread. Ten minutes later: Nothing
I study Organ-Specific and Tissue-Specific Manifestation. Fifteen Minutes later: Something!
There’s that dialog box asking me to set the time zone and the country.
So I continue. After about half-an-hour or so, I am able to run Windows 7. Its great. Will post about it later.
But I should have been able to run Mac OS X. My luck.
But I am able to dual boot XP and Se7en.