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    Installing Road Runner on Mac Mini

    Hey everyone,
    Im planning an install, gathering all the programs and setting up everything as we speak so I get a fast and seamless integration in my car. I would like a way to install road runner on my mac, honestly, for me, there isnt enough support for mac's right now to build a carputer that is as useful as using it on a pc. So I would like to run windows on my mac, and was wondering if rr would somehow make me use my itunes, as i spent a lot of time getting everything set up. Also does it matter that Im running a mac, or will it not recongnize my silabs fm tuner and usb gps receiver?
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    As far as getting RR working on a MAC, you only need a program called "BOOTCAMP"...it is a Windows emulator. as far as mounting those devices, i have no idea...you should just need the drivers to mount them on your MAC...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rijndael View Post
    As far as getting RR working on a MAC, you only need a program called "BOOTCAMP"...it is a Windows emulator. as far as mounting those devices, i have no idea...you should just need the drivers to mount them on your MAC...
    thanks for the quick reply. Im a little afraid of running bootcamp, as Im afraid it will cause some slowdown in the computer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vitulla View Post
    thanks for the quick reply. Im a little afraid of running bootcamp, as Im afraid it will cause some slowdown in the computer...
    it shouldnt slow down your computer, but then again, i dont know your MAC's specs. you can look for benchmarks on some MAC sites im sure...i personally dont know of any since im a PC user...sorry m8...i usually go to tomshardware.com and maximumpc.com for my benchmark reports...

    maybe a google search might help...i found this: http://www.macintouch.com/readerrepo...amp/index.html from a search string "bootcamp emulation possible slowdown" and it was the first result...google is your friend...lol

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    Thats why I wanted to just run windows for now until enoughs upport was out for the mini...how do I erase *gasp* Mac OSX, and install xp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vitulla View Post
    Thats why I wanted to just run windows for now until enoughs upport was out for the mini...how do I erase *gasp* Mac OSX, and install xp?
    through formatting your harddrive...

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    bootcamp is not an emulator, it installs drivers and allows you to modify the bios to accept a full windows partition. Your windows partition will boot up just like any other pc and is very stable.

    The problem I see you having right now is that in order to select my windows partition, I have to hold down option while booting up and select it there. There might be an option to have the windows partiton be the default though. I recommend poking around the apple.com forums for info - I'm sure it's on there somewhere.

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    I aready use a Mac Mini as a carpc and it is great, Performance is excellent, sound quality is superb, Once you install Bootcamp it becomes the priamry partition and therefore boots straight to XP. If you want to boot OSX then you have to hold the alt key when you push the power button.

    Had acouple of issues getting Radiosark to work, but all other peripherals work fine including the GPS.

    If there is a driver for the device then you load it the same as normal XP.

    you can set your itunes music lib as the default in RR and simply add M4a (I think) and it use your Itunes songs but not itunes. You will need the updated version of Winamp in order to play itunes format.

    Cheers

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    Or just the M4a dll files with the older version, as i have done in the past..
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