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How to install Mac OSX 10.5.7 on hp Elitebook 2730p (dual boot with win7) « A Developer’s blog

What’s not working

    Wireless
    Touchscreen
    Graphics card is not detected
    Sleep

[From: How to install Mac OSX 10.5.7 on hp Elitebook 2730p (dual boot with win7) « A Developer’s blog]

mobilegeekdom: iPhone becomes iHero (III) – rss and more

[From: mobilegeekdom: iPhone becomes iHero (III) – rss and more]

Keith Combs’ Blahg : Dual Boot from VHD Using Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Boot from VHD is a new technique for installing and maintaining operating system environments. Unlike virtual machines, the operating system that is running from a “boot from VHD” environment is using the actual hardware instead of emulated hardware. This means a developer could easily use WPF and the full GPU processing power of a high end graphics card. In another scenario, this technology makes it easy to setup and run Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Hyper-V role, thus supporting 64 bit virtualization workloads.

The Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) is the container for the installed operating system. Because everything is inside a single file, there are a number of benefits that can be realized for data center server environments, as well as managed desktop environments. The following article dives into the technical details of implementing two operating systems. Both are installed in a VHD file and can easily be booted by selecting the preferred environment at power on. This could easily be scripted and automated.

Boot your machine with a blank hard drive using the Windows 7 DVD.
Click next on the language screen if English is appropriate.
SHIFT+F10 to launch a WinPE command console. Although the commands below are in upper case, the commands are not case sensitive. I am only using upper case for readability here.
Enter DISKPART to run the utility.
LIST DISK to see the available disks in your system. I am assuming a single raw disk.
SEL DISK 0
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK
LIST VOL
ASSIGN
LIST VOL
CREATE VDISK FILE=c:\windows7rc.vhd MAXIMUM=200000 TYPE=EXPANDABLE
SELECT VDISK FILE=c:\windows7rc.vhd
ATTACH VDISK
CRE PART PRI
FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK
ASSIGN LETTER=V:
LIST VOL
LIST VDISK
exit DISPART
exit WinPE command console
Install to the newly created 200GB (fuzzy math) virtual hard disk which looks just like a partition to Windows Setup
Repeat steps 11-18 for the Windows Server 2008 R2 VHD but with the obvious changes for the vdisk filename, size, etc.

[From: Keith Combs’ Blahg : Dual Boot from VHD Using Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2]

@font-face: The Potential of Web Typography

Firefox 3.5 is out. And the more users download it, the more designers will be able to take advantage of the @font-face CSS rule. How can @font-face be used with currently implemented CSS selectors to create engaging, nuanced and more mature typography? Let’s find out.

[From: @font-face: The Potential of Web Typography]

Design Mom: The Coolest Notebook Ever

[From: Design Mom: The Coolest Notebook Ever]

Qualcomm Gobi WWAN Card on Windows 7 « Curiously Nerdy

have been surprised by the extremely small number of compromises that I’ve had to make after installing Windows 7. One of the more painful for myself however is the problem with support for my laptop’s internal WWAN card which is based on the Qualcomm Gobi chipset. It looks like this chipset is used on some HP laptops as well as my Lenovo Thinkpad (W500) and my Boss’ X301 for both Verizon and/or AT&T. This chipset is new from Qualcomm and is supposedly a global radio supporting any provider on both CDMA and GSM by using a dynamic firmware capability.

During the time of the Windows 7 beta and now the recent RC1 there have been some rumblings from people that need this support to be able to use Windows 7 full-time. Reading through the posts and trying to get this to work I’ve found there to be two blocking issues getting this card to work, the first is getting the drivers to install on Windows 7, and the second is getting the dynamic firmware to load onto the card.

[From: Qualcomm Gobi WWAN Card on Windows 7 « Curiously Nerdy]

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