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September 7, 2008

OpenSUSE Linux 11.0, MacOS X Leopard, and Windows Vista all on my Dell Laptop

by @ 1:26 am. Filed under Dell, SUSE News

How fun is school.

Yeah, it’s not. Especially when you’re starting a new job, too.

The fun part is, I got a dark red 2004 Nissan Maxima. Which I am currently enjoying a great deal.

None of which has to do with Linux. But it’s my blog and I get the liberty of going off topic. At least I’m posting.

So I thought I’d take on the challenge of doing a triple-boot setup on my laptop. Yawn, right? Everyone’s done that.

Except not everyone has done it with Windows Vista, MacOS X Leopard, and OpenSUSE 11.0 all on the same non-Mac machine. A machine much like my Dell Inspiron E1705.

I took said challenge, and it only took about 23 tries before I got it.

Here are some pictures of the machine booting, logging into, and the desktop of each OS:

OpenSUSE 11.0

booting
OpenSUSE Linux 11.0 Booting
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login
OpenSUSE Linux 11.0 Login
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desktop
OpenSUSE Linux 11.0 Desktop
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MacOS Leopard

booting
MacOS Leopard Booting
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login
MacOS Leopard Login
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desktop
MacOS Leopard Desktop
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Windows Vista

booting
Booting
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login
Login
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desktop
Desktop
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Most often, I will be hanging out in the OpenSUSE 11.0 installation. For that annoying software that only runs in Windows, I am forced, completely against my will, to have it on the machine, as well. And, I have recently become interested in the iPhone SDK, which of course only runs in MacOS 10.5.2 (Leopard) or newer. Hence, the need for all three OSes. And, I have just never seen it done, so I thought I’d jump in and do it. Instructions mostly came from here.

Fascinating.

So, back to the off-topic. I am selling a white 2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor (click for larger image):

For all the information you could ever want about the car, including lots of pictures, take a look at this page.

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