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Win XP, OS X x86, Vista 5365 - How to install them all? BCDEdit guru's out there?

  1. #1


    Noozer Guest

    Win XP, OS X x86, Vista 5365 - How to install them all? BCDEdit guru's out there?

    I have one 120gig PATA hard drive. I'd like to be able to boot between Win
    XP x86, OS X x86 and Vista x64 b5365 (and possibly adding Win XP x64 as
    well). What order should I install these OS's, and are there any special
    instructions needed for doing so?

    My drive was installed using the following partitions, in the specified
    order, but I have no option to boot OS X...

    Partition #1- 60gig - Primary, NTFS, Win XP x86 - installed second
    Partition #2 - 25gig - Primary, NTFS, Vista x64 v5365 - installed third
    Partition #3 - 25gig - Primary, MAC journaled, OS X x86 - installed first

    What order do I need to install the above OS's? Do I need to do anything
    special (like copying the first 512 bytes for each partition as required by
    the NTLDR)?

    Does anything change if I want to add Partition #4 - Primary - NTFS, Win XP
    x86 ?

    The documentation for BCDEdit is quite sketchy... Doesn't cover adding third
    party partitions at all.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!



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  2. #2


    Fat Bastard Guest

    Re: Win XP, OS X x86, Vista 5365 - How to install them all? BCDEdit guru's out there?

    To the best of my knowledge, there is no way yet to install OSX on PC
    hardware. For the other OS's, the trick is just to install them in
    chronological order. XP first, then Vista or Longhorn. The Longhorn boot
    loader will handle XP fine on it's own.


    "Noozer" <dont.spam@me.here> wrote in message
    news:O8GgAwIcGHA.3472@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >I have one 120gig PATA hard drive. I'd like to be able to boot between Win
    >XP x86, OS X x86 and Vista x64 b5365 (and possibly adding Win XP x64 as
    >well). What order should I install these OS's, and are there any special
    >instructions needed for doing so?
    >
    > My drive was installed using the following partitions, in the specified
    > order, but I have no option to boot OS X...
    >
    > Partition #1- 60gig - Primary, NTFS, Win XP x86 - installed second
    > Partition #2 - 25gig - Primary, NTFS, Vista x64 v5365 - installed third
    > Partition #3 - 25gig - Primary, MAC journaled, OS X x86 - installed first
    >
    > What order do I need to install the above OS's? Do I need to do anything
    > special (like copying the first 512 bytes for each partition as required
    > by the NTLDR)?
    >
    > Does anything change if I want to add Partition #4 - Primary - NTFS, Win
    > XP x86 ?
    >
    > The documentation for BCDEdit is quite sketchy... Doesn't cover adding
    > third party partitions at all.
    >
    > Any help is greatly appreciated!
    >




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  3. #3


    Andre Da Costa [Extended64] Guest

    Re: Win XP, OS X x86, Vista 5365 - How to install them all? BCDEdit guru's out there?

    I beg to differ, I have Windows XP x86, XP x64, Server 2003 x86, Server 2003
    x64, Vista x64 and OS X x86 Tiger 10.4.5 quadruple booting on my Sempron
    2600. Installing is the tricky part.

    XP needs to be on the System Partition, OS X x86 needs to be on a bootable
    partition, Vista can be on a logical partition. Vista even adds OS X to its
    own boot entry (not the legacy one).
    I detailed my experiences here:
    http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=14192
    --
    --
    Andre
    Windows Connected | http://www.windowsconnected.com
    Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
    Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
    http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta

    "Fat *******" <*******@home.com> wrote in message
    news:125nif0b0b2mff3@news.supernews.com...
    > To the best of my knowledge, there is no way yet to install OSX on PC
    > hardware. For the other OS's, the trick is just to install them in
    > chronological order. XP first, then Vista or Longhorn. The Longhorn boot
    > loader will handle XP fine on it's own.
    >
    >
    > "Noozer" <dont.spam@me.here> wrote in message
    > news:O8GgAwIcGHA.3472@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>I have one 120gig PATA hard drive. I'd like to be able to boot between Win
    >>XP x86, OS X x86 and Vista x64 b5365 (and possibly adding Win XP x64 as
    >>well). What order should I install these OS's, and are there any special
    >>instructions needed for doing so?
    >>
    >> My drive was installed using the following partitions, in the specified
    >> order, but I have no option to boot OS X...
    >>
    >> Partition #1- 60gig - Primary, NTFS, Win XP x86 - installed second
    >> Partition #2 - 25gig - Primary, NTFS, Vista x64 v5365 - installed third
    >> Partition #3 - 25gig - Primary, MAC journaled, OS X x86 - installed first
    >>
    >> What order do I need to install the above OS's? Do I need to do anything
    >> special (like copying the first 512 bytes for each partition as required
    >> by the NTLDR)?
    >>
    >> Does anything change if I want to add Partition #4 - Primary - NTFS, Win
    >> XP x86 ?
    >>
    >> The documentation for BCDEdit is quite sketchy... Doesn't cover adding
    >> third party partitions at all.
    >>
    >> Any help is greatly appreciated!
    >>

    >
    >




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  4. #4


    John Jay Smith Guest

    Re: Win XP, OS X x86, Vista 5365 - How to install them all? BCDEdit guru's out there?

    how did you obtain OSX x86?

    --
    "What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think
    things are."
    - Epictetus 55-135

    "Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" <andred25@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:OjMx4EJcGHA.1264@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >I beg to differ, I have Windows XP x86, XP x64, Server 2003 x86, Server
    >2003 x64, Vista x64 and OS X x86 Tiger 10.4.5 quadruple booting on my
    >Sempron 2600. Installing is the tricky part.
    >
    > XP needs to be on the System Partition, OS X x86 needs to be on a bootable
    > partition, Vista can be on a logical partition. Vista even adds OS X to
    > its own boot entry (not the legacy one).
    > I detailed my experiences here:
    > http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=14192
    > --
    > --
    > Andre
    > Windows Connected | http://www.windowsconnected.com
    > Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
    > Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
    > http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta
    >
    > "Fat *******" <*******@home.com> wrote in message
    > news:125nif0b0b2mff3@news.supernews.com...
    >> To the best of my knowledge, there is no way yet to install OSX on PC
    >> hardware. For the other OS's, the trick is just to install them in
    >> chronological order. XP first, then Vista or Longhorn. The Longhorn boot
    >> loader will handle XP fine on it's own.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Noozer" <dont.spam@me.here> wrote in message
    >> news:O8GgAwIcGHA.3472@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>I have one 120gig PATA hard drive. I'd like to be able to boot between
    >>>Win XP x86, OS X x86 and Vista x64 b5365 (and possibly adding Win XP x64
    >>>as well). What order should I install these OS's, and are there any
    >>>special instructions needed for doing so?
    >>>
    >>> My drive was installed using the following partitions, in the specified
    >>> order, but I have no option to boot OS X...
    >>>
    >>> Partition #1- 60gig - Primary, NTFS, Win XP x86 - installed second
    >>> Partition #2 - 25gig - Primary, NTFS, Vista x64 v5365 - installed third
    >>> Partition #3 - 25gig - Primary, MAC journaled, OS X x86 - installed
    >>> first
    >>>
    >>> What order do I need to install the above OS's? Do I need to do anything
    >>> special (like copying the first 512 bytes for each partition as required
    >>> by the NTLDR)?
    >>>
    >>> Does anything change if I want to add Partition #4 - Primary - NTFS, Win
    >>> XP x86 ?
    >>>
    >>> The documentation for BCDEdit is quite sketchy... Doesn't cover adding
    >>> third party partitions at all.
    >>>
    >>> Any help is greatly appreciated!
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >




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  5. #5


    John Jay Smith Guest

    Re: Win XP, OS X x86, Vista 5365 - How to install them all? BCDEdit guru's out there?

    Andre... you mean that OSX x86 can run now on any pc and you can actually
    dual boot with windows?

    I thought that Apple would convert to intel CPUs but the OS wouldnt run on a
    pc....!



    --
    "What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think
    things are."
    - Epictetus 55-135

    "Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" <andred25@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:OjMx4EJcGHA.1264@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >I beg to differ, I have Windows XP x86, XP x64, Server 2003 x86, Server
    >2003 x64, Vista x64 and OS X x86 Tiger 10.4.5 quadruple booting on my
    >Sempron 2600. Installing is the tricky part.
    >
    > XP needs to be on the System Partition, OS X x86 needs to be on a bootable
    > partition, Vista can be on a logical partition. Vista even adds OS X to
    > its own boot entry (not the legacy one).
    > I detailed my experiences here:
    > http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=14192
    > --
    > --
    > Andre
    > Windows Connected | http://www.windowsconnected.com
    > Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
    > Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
    > http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta
    >
    > "Fat *******" <*******@home.com> wrote in message
    > news:125nif0b0b2mff3@news.supernews.com...
    >> To the best of my knowledge, there is no way yet to install OSX on PC
    >> hardware. For the other OS's, the trick is just to install them in
    >> chronological order. XP first, then Vista or Longhorn. The Longhorn boot
    >> loader will handle XP fine on it's own.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Noozer" <dont.spam@me.here> wrote in message
    >> news:O8GgAwIcGHA.3472@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>I have one 120gig PATA hard drive. I'd like to be able to boot between
    >>>Win XP x86, OS X x86 and Vista x64 b5365 (and possibly adding Win XP x64
    >>>as well). What order should I install these OS's, and are there any
    >>>special instructions needed for doing so?
    >>>
    >>> My drive was installed using the following partitions, in the specified
    >>> order, but I have no option to boot OS X...
    >>>
    >>> Partition #1- 60gig - Primary, NTFS, Win XP x86 - installed second
    >>> Partition #2 - 25gig - Primary, NTFS, Vista x64 v5365 - installed third
    >>> Partition #3 - 25gig - Primary, MAC journaled, OS X x86 - installed
    >>> first
    >>>
    >>> What order do I need to install the above OS's? Do I need to do anything
    >>> special (like copying the first 512 bytes for each partition as required
    >>> by the NTLDR)?
    >>>
    >>> Does anything change if I want to add Partition #4 - Primary - NTFS, Win
    >>> XP x86 ?
    >>>
    >>> The documentation for BCDEdit is quite sketchy... Doesn't cover adding
    >>> third party partitions at all.
    >>>
    >>> Any help is greatly appreciated!
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >




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  6. #6


    Andre Da Costa [Extended64] Guest

    Re: Win XP, OS X x86, Vista 5365 - How to install them all? BCDEdit guru's out there?

    Do a Google search. Also, check http://www.osx86procject.org
    --
    --
    Andre
    Windows Connected | http://www.windowsconnected.com
    Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
    Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
    http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta

    "John Jay Smith" <-> wrote in message
    news:Od2gowJcGHA.3472@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > how did you obtain OSX x86?
    >
    > --
    > "What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people
    > think things are."
    > - Epictetus 55-135
    >
    > "Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" <andred25@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:OjMx4EJcGHA.1264@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>I beg to differ, I have Windows XP x86, XP x64, Server 2003 x86, Server
    >>2003 x64, Vista x64 and OS X x86 Tiger 10.4.5 quadruple booting on my
    >>Sempron 2600. Installing is the tricky part.
    >>
    >> XP needs to be on the System Partition, OS X x86 needs to be on a
    >> bootable partition, Vista can be on a logical partition. Vista even adds
    >> OS X to its own boot entry (not the legacy one).
    >> I detailed my experiences here:
    >> http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=14192
    >> --
    >> --
    >> Andre
    >> Windows Connected | http://www.windowsconnected.com
    >> Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
    >> Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
    >> http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta
    >>
    >> "Fat *******" <*******@home.com> wrote in message
    >> news:125nif0b0b2mff3@news.supernews.com...
    >>> To the best of my knowledge, there is no way yet to install OSX on PC
    >>> hardware. For the other OS's, the trick is just to install them in
    >>> chronological order. XP first, then Vista or Longhorn. The Longhorn boot
    >>> loader will handle XP fine on it's own.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Noozer" <dont.spam@me.here> wrote in message
    >>> news:O8GgAwIcGHA.3472@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>I have one 120gig PATA hard drive. I'd like to be able to boot between
    >>>>Win XP x86, OS X x86 and Vista x64 b5365 (and possibly adding Win XP x64
    >>>>as well). What order should I install these OS's, and are there any
    >>>>special instructions needed for doing so?
    >>>>
    >>>> My drive was installed using the following partitions, in the specified
    >>>> order, but I have no option to boot OS X...
    >>>>
    >>>> Partition #1- 60gig - Primary, NTFS, Win XP x86 - installed second
    >>>> Partition #2 - 25gig - Primary, NTFS, Vista x64 v5365 - installed third
    >>>> Partition #3 - 25gig - Primary, MAC journaled, OS X x86 - installed
    >>>> first
    >>>>
    >>>> What order do I need to install the above OS's? Do I need to do
    >>>> anything special (like copying the first 512 bytes for each partition
    >>>> as required by the NTLDR)?
    >>>>
    >>>> Does anything change if I want to add Partition #4 - Primary - NTFS,
    >>>> Win XP x86 ?
    >>>>
    >>>> The documentation for BCDEdit is quite sketchy... Doesn't cover adding
    >>>> third party partitions at all.
    >>>>
    >>>> Any help is greatly appreciated!
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Andre Da Costa [Extended64] Guest

    Re: Win XP, OS X x86, Vista 5365 - How to install them all? BCDEdit guru's out there?

    It can't run out of the box on a x86 PC, it requires some altering,
    especially if you want to get it dual booting.
    --
    --
    Andre
    Windows Connected | http://www.windowsconnected.com
    Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
    Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
    http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta

    "John Jay Smith" <-> wrote in message
    news:OOqfh3JcGHA.3352@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Andre... you mean that OSX x86 can run now on any pc and you can actually
    > dual boot with windows?
    >
    > I thought that Apple would convert to intel CPUs but the OS wouldnt run on
    > a pc....!
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > "What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people
    > think things are."
    > - Epictetus 55-135
    >
    > "Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" <andred25@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:OjMx4EJcGHA.1264@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>I beg to differ, I have Windows XP x86, XP x64, Server 2003 x86, Server
    >>2003 x64, Vista x64 and OS X x86 Tiger 10.4.5 quadruple booting on my
    >>Sempron 2600. Installing is the tricky part.
    >>
    >> XP needs to be on the System Partition, OS X x86 needs to be on a
    >> bootable partition, Vista can be on a logical partition. Vista even adds
    >> OS X to its own boot entry (not the legacy one).
    >> I detailed my experiences here:
    >> http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=14192
    >> --
    >> --
    >> Andre
    >> Windows Connected | http://www.windowsconnected.com
    >> Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
    >> Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
    >> http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta
    >>
    >> "Fat *******" <*******@home.com> wrote in message
    >> news:125nif0b0b2mff3@news.supernews.com...
    >>> To the best of my knowledge, there is no way yet to install OSX on PC
    >>> hardware. For the other OS's, the trick is just to install them in
    >>> chronological order. XP first, then Vista or Longhorn. The Longhorn boot
    >>> loader will handle XP fine on it's own.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Noozer" <dont.spam@me.here> wrote in message
    >>> news:O8GgAwIcGHA.3472@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>I have one 120gig PATA hard drive. I'd like to be able to boot between
    >>>>Win XP x86, OS X x86 and Vista x64 b5365 (and possibly adding Win XP x64
    >>>>as well). What order should I install these OS's, and are there any
    >>>>special instructions needed for doing so?
    >>>>
    >>>> My drive was installed using the following partitions, in the specified
    >>>> order, but I have no option to boot OS X...
    >>>>
    >>>> Partition #1- 60gig - Primary, NTFS, Win XP x86 - installed second
    >>>> Partition #2 - 25gig - Primary, NTFS, Vista x64 v5365 - installed third
    >>>> Partition #3 - 25gig - Primary, MAC journaled, OS X x86 - installed
    >>>> first
    >>>>
    >>>> What order do I need to install the above OS's? Do I need to do
    >>>> anything special (like copying the first 512 bytes for each partition
    >>>> as required by the NTLDR)?
    >>>>
    >>>> Does anything change if I want to add Partition #4 - Primary - NTFS,
    >>>> Win XP x86 ?
    >>>>
    >>>> The documentation for BCDEdit is quite sketchy... Doesn't cover adding
    >>>> third party partitions at all.
    >>>>
    >>>> Any help is greatly appreciated!
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >




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  8. #8


    Norm Guest

    Re: Win XP, OS X x86, Vista 5365 - How to install them all? BCDEdit guru's out there?

    If you want to do this easily take a look at BootIt NG, I am currently
    booting 8 operating systems off one hard drive and you do not have to do any
    manipulating of any file unless you move one of your currently installed
    OS's and then you will need to edit the boot file so the partition numbers
    match.

    Norm
    "Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" <andred25@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:ukBgV9JcGHA.1264@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > It can't run out of the box on a x86 PC, it requires some altering,
    > especially if you want to get it dual booting.
    > --
    > --
    > Andre
    > Windows Connected | http://www.windowsconnected.com
    > Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
    > Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
    > http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta
    >
    > "John Jay Smith" <-> wrote in message
    > news:OOqfh3JcGHA.3352@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >> Andre... you mean that OSX x86 can run now on any pc and you can actually
    >> dual boot with windows?
    >>
    >> I thought that Apple would convert to intel CPUs but the OS wouldnt run
    >> on a pc....!
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> "What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people
    >> think things are."
    >> - Epictetus 55-135
    >>
    >> "Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" <andred25@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:OjMx4EJcGHA.1264@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>>I beg to differ, I have Windows XP x86, XP x64, Server 2003 x86, Server
    >>>2003 x64, Vista x64 and OS X x86 Tiger 10.4.5 quadruple booting on my
    >>>Sempron 2600. Installing is the tricky part.
    >>>
    >>> XP needs to be on the System Partition, OS X x86 needs to be on a
    >>> bootable partition, Vista can be on a logical partition. Vista even adds
    >>> OS X to its own boot entry (not the legacy one).
    >>> I detailed my experiences here:
    >>> http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=14192
    >>> --
    >>> --
    >>> Andre
    >>> Windows Connected | http://www.windowsconnected.com
    >>> Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
    >>> Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
    >>> http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta
    >>>
    >>> "Fat *******" <*******@home.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:125nif0b0b2mff3@news.supernews.com...
    >>>> To the best of my knowledge, there is no way yet to install OSX on PC
    >>>> hardware. For the other OS's, the trick is just to install them in
    >>>> chronological order. XP first, then Vista or Longhorn. The Longhorn
    >>>> boot loader will handle XP fine on it's own.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Noozer" <dont.spam@me.here> wrote in message
    >>>> news:O8GgAwIcGHA.3472@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>I have one 120gig PATA hard drive. I'd like to be able to boot between
    >>>>>Win XP x86, OS X x86 and Vista x64 b5365 (and possibly adding Win XP
    >>>>>x64 as well). What order should I install these OS's, and are there any
    >>>>>special instructions needed for doing so?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> My drive was installed using the following partitions, in the
    >>>>> specified order, but I have no option to boot OS X...
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Partition #1- 60gig - Primary, NTFS, Win XP x86 - installed second
    >>>>> Partition #2 - 25gig - Primary, NTFS, Vista x64 v5365 - installed
    >>>>> third
    >>>>> Partition #3 - 25gig - Primary, MAC journaled, OS X x86 - installed
    >>>>> first
    >>>>>
    >>>>> What order do I need to install the above OS's? Do I need to do
    >>>>> anything special (like copying the first 512 bytes for each partition
    >>>>> as required by the NTLDR)?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Does anything change if I want to add Partition #4 - Primary - NTFS,
    >>>>> Win XP x86 ?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> The documentation for BCDEdit is quite sketchy... Doesn't cover adding
    >>>>> third party partitions at all.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Any help is greatly appreciated!
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >




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  9. #9


    Frank Guest

    Re: Win XP, OS X x86, Vista 5365 - How to install them all? BCDEditguru's out there?

    Andre Da Costa [Extended64] wrote:

    > Do a Google search. Also, check http://www.osx86procject.org


    I think you mean http://www.osx86project.org
    Frank

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  10. #10


    Robert Moir Guest

    Re: Win XP, OS X x86, Vista 5365 - How to install them all? BCDEdit guru's out there?

    John Jay Smith wrote:
    > Andre... you mean that OSX x86 can run now on any pc and you can
    > actually dual boot with windows?
    >
    > I thought that Apple would convert to intel CPUs but the OS wouldnt
    > run on a pc....!
    >


    It works on some PCs. It isn't legal, of course, and the list of supported
    hardware is obviously nothing like what Windows or Linux can support because
    Apple obviously are not going to bust their humps providing driver support
    for a system config that couldn't possibly arise on their own kit.



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