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  1. Samsung NP300E4C-A03US Notebook/Laptop OS X 10.8.2 Guide A 95% solution with no DSDT or SSDT edits required (so far). I can’t say this will work exactly the same for anyone as it did for me. I did this install twice and results were the same both times. You should be able to do this in 8 hours total if you have reasonable computer skills (or over a weekend with a relaxed pace). Although this guide is designed for a Samsung NP3004E, it may work for others. This laptop has the same processor (i5-3210M) and graphics (Intel HD 4000) as some 2012 MacBook Pro models, so compatibility in those respects are good. I have good HD graphics and HDMI output (HDMI sound is questionable). Guide is large because I include ODD conversion steps to have a dual boot system; OS X on an SSD as the default, and the original Win7 HDD in a ODD bay cradle as an alternate boot option. Both work fine. And the SSD makes OS X pretty fast with no mods to increase speed. Noteworthy: Antheros AR9485WB-EG WiFi does not work. Cried uncle and bought an ASUS USB-N 10 adapter and it works great. Trackpad works, but just not any gestures. Realtek HDA0269 does not work, but VoodooHDA 2.8 does - everything but Mic (internal nor external). USB mic works fine. Battery Status provided by VoodooBattery - works fine. Others have mentioned that Voodoo.kexts have caused KPs, but these are working fine for me. Have not dealt with 'sleep' issues because I choose not to use sleep as it's always problematic. Bottom line, this was a great solution since I'm 95% up and running with no DSDT or SSDT in the Extra folder. It may be beneficial to get more vanilla and remove the Voodoo kexts, but this can be a good backup/restore point before moving on to that. A lot more details in the attached Guide. Lastly, I am not a regular Hackintosh person. If you have issues, I probably can't help you beyond this guide. This guide is primarily for me if I have to rebuild it someday - I'll never remember what I did without thorough notes. But hopefully someone else can benefit from this. Good luck. 00_Samsung NP300E4C OS X Guide.zip
  2. Dual Boot with clover bootloader Dual booting is kinda easy.if you installing in different hard drive then dont have to do much.Clover/other boot loader can detect auto all the OS drives.But for same HDD and Laptop, its bit tricky.Here i posted some useful configs, use then at will. Method 1: This is much better option but its writes on you bios . Enter the BIOS, look for boot option and add /EFI/Clover/Cloverx64.efi ,make it as top priority of the boot sequence. Method 2: Use an USB to boot into OS X, do the settings below, Use Clover Configurator to mount the EFI partition (Mount EFI> ) Rename bootmgfw.efi in /EFI/Microsoft/Boot to bootmgfwA.efi Copy Cloverx64.efi in /EFI/Clover to /EFI/Microsoft/Boot and rename it bootmgfw.efi Method 3: Recommended option Open EFI and then navigate to /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/ and rename bootmgfw.efi to bootmgfwA.efi. Open Clover Configurator > Select your config > GUI Now fill the settings below Under “Custom Entries” click on the “+” then Double click on the “New custom entry” Volume: Give a name (Windows) Path: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfwA.efi Title (tick it): and change “New Custom Entry” to Windows or anything u like Hidden: No Type: Windows Volume type: Internal If you want to Hidden recovery partition then Click again on “+”: Title(tick it): Recovery HD (OS X) Hidden: Yes Type: OSXRecovery If you have Linux then You rename /EFI/Linux distro/grubx64.efi to grubx64U.efi and add in Custom Entries: Path: \EFI\linux distro\grubx64U.efi Title (tick it): Grub (your Linux distro’s name) Hidden: No Type: Linux Enjoy dual boot.
  3. The installation is stuck on the apple. The computer ,acer aspire v5-561g cpu intel i5-4200u @1.6ghz cards intel hd (probably 3000) with amd R265 (see more specs, see next) i prepared the usb with imagewriter / transmac (tried various options) burned the sierra operating system The config.plist is not updated and the kext also and probably also other files .aml etc, The question is how to prepare the config.plist to that computer?? yet also how to prepare the kext files and the .aml files?? software like hackintush vietnam, do not work on windows i checked this and other websites and other forums and the conclusions, to create to config.plist from scratch and also the other files, yet i need the software to work with to create these files to this particular computer or files from such computers that work any reply can help thanks and best-r8!!! ,
  4. This article will show you an extremely easy way to add Windows 8 or 10 to your Hackintosh boot drive in just a few simple steps. This should work with any Lion or Mountain Lion install with your current bootloader as long as the logic board is full UEFI. Be prepared to re-install your bootloader's boot files if necessary. CREDIT This process was originally suggested by a guide at Mac-Hacks and enhanced in a tutorial at Gadget Unit. I further enhanced the process for Hackintosh. PREPARATION You will need your original OS X Installer drive. You will also need a Windows Installer. Either the DVD or an ISO copied to an 8GB memory stick. If your Windows DVD won't boot via EFI, you will have to set the Firmware Boot OS setting to Other rather than Windows 8, at least until after installing Windows. This will allow booting the DVD. The easiest way to copy the Windows ISO to a memory stick from OS X is to mount the ISO by double-clicking the file and format a USB flash drive in MS-DOS (FAT) with Disk Utility. Then open Terminal and enter the following: ? sudo ditto <drag mounted Windows Installer Here> <drag mounted USB Drive here> That's it! Give it a few minutes to complete. If you wish to skip the Activation screen, copy the following into a text document and save that as "ei.cfg". Place this file into the source folder on the flash drive. [Edition ID] Professional [Channel] Retail [VL] 0 This would allow you to advance into the installer to choose the Windows version via the index of the package When it's done, unmount both and remove the USB Drive. I recommend that any external drives are removed until this install is complete. RESIZE OS X Insert your OS X Installer drive and startup from it. Proceed to run Disk Utility. Select your boot drive (The drive above your Boot Volume). Select the Partition tab and then adjust the size of your Mac OS volume to clear the space for Windows below it. Press Apply to confirm the changes. If your OS X install has a Recovery partition, it will have automatically moved to immediately after the reduced partition. Quit out of Disk Utility and select Shut Down from the Apple menu. INSTALL WINDOWS Remove the OS X Install drive and insert the Windows Install disk. If using the Windows DVD, startup the computer, insert the DVD. Press the key to select Startup Drive for your computer and boot the Windows Installer. At the initial Installation screen, press <Shift> + <F10> to open the Command Prompt screen. Enter diskpart and then the following commands: ? list disk select disk X - X = The disk number of your destination drive. Usually 0. list partition - Verify that you have partition 1-EFI, 2-OS X and possibly 3-Recovery. create partition msr size=128 create partition primary format fs=ntfs quick label=Windows assign letter=C select partition 1 - This is the System or EFI partition. assign letter=S list volume - Note the letter of your Install drive or DVD. I'll assume it's D. If not, change the D designations below accordingly. exit We have now created all the partitions necessary for a proper Windows install. Now we need to copy over the Installation files to the Windows partition. Enter the following commands: ? cd \Windows\System32\ dism /apply-image /imagefile:D:\sources\install.wim /index:1 /applydir:C:\ The dism (Deployment Servicing and Management) tool is now installing the typical Windows install to your Windows partition. This is going to take a few minutes. Now's a great time to take a break and stretch… Note that the index is used to select from a multiple install package. For instance, the Windows 10 iso contains 8 packages. Windows 10 Pro is index:7 Next we'll install the Windows EFI boot files: ? C: bcdboot C:\Windows /l en-us /s S: /f UEFI You should receive a message that the boot files were successfully copied. You should now shutdown and remove your Windows Installer drive. Restart your computer pressing the necessary key to select the boot drive and select the EFI Partition. If you used Clover, simply select the Windows EFI Startup. Windows should proceed to complete the installation. When prompted, enter your Activation information. RESTORE BOOTLOADER If you have Clover installed, then all you need to do is set Clover Boot as the first EFI option your firmware's boot list. Other bootloaders simply require booting through your USB Installer and running the bootloaders installer again. If available, you can use the custom option of installing Boot0 only since that's all the Windows install would have changed.
  5. Hello I just installed Yosemite on my PC. ? The specs are: ? I5 4690 Haswell GA-Z97x-UD5H Samsung DDR3 8gb Ram Asus GTX650 Samsung EVO 250gb SSD ? I partitioned the SSD and have both Win 8.1 and Yosemite installed. I used U{censored}, then multicast to install chimera boot loader.? ? ? My system report is showing: Hardware Overview: ? ? Model Name: iMac ? Model Identifier: iMac14,2 ? Processor Name: Intel Core i5 ? Processor Speed: 3.89 GHz ? Number of Processors: 1 ? Total Number of Cores: 4 ? L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB ? L3 Cache: 6 MB ? Memory: 8 GB ? Boot ROM Version: IM142.0118.B00 ? SMC Version (system): 1.30f3 ? Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2200 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet: ? I partitioned my SSD and installed Win 8.1 and Yosemite. ? Here are the problems I have now. 1. Random Freezing ? a. at login screen. ? b. when I adjust something in the system preferences. 2. My sound comes and goes. Very unstable. 3. iMessage doesn't work 4. It does not shutdown or restart properly. it randomly gets stuck in gray screen. ?? Please help. ? ?
  6. My situation is really strange. I installed Windows 8.1 and Mavericks in one hard disk drive with three partitions, one for each operating system and one just for storage purpose. Since my wireless network card (BCM943142HM) is not usable in OS X, I bought a USB Wifi Adapter (TP-LINK TL-WN725N) so that I could access internet. But when I use a lot of internet bandwidth (downloading torrents) the computer freezes completely. So I decided to work heavy internet use in Windows and just specific tasks on OS X. I’ve been using my computer in this way for almost 8 months without any additional issues.? ? But recently I found somewhere that in order to stop the random freezes caused by the high internet’s bandwidth use, I had to disable Spotlight. So I did it, but the freezes continued. However I noticed that I could use the computer for a longer period of time before it froze again. ? So here is the problem. Yesterday, after some of this freezes I restarted the computer and now it beeps 8 times while booting indicating a display problem according to Dell, and the display shows up like this while booting and in Windows: ? ? ? But inside OS X the screen turns off. When I perform the display test according to Dell (holding down the D key and then pressing the Power button to turn on the computer) it shows solid colours indicating that the display panel is working correctly. Right now I’m using an external monitor connected to the HDMI port which is working correctly in both operating systems.? ? Inside OS X it’s like there is no display panel connected to the graphics adapter, and in Windows it detects the display panel as a generic monitor. ? I’m really concerned about this. I know this is not a common problem, so I would appreciate any help!
  7. Sorry guys, I have to make this retarded thread. Like a year ago I resolved to do a Doal Boot using tools from http://www.{censored}.com/. I also bought something from the Apple store. But could not prepare the flash stick because I do not own a mac. I tried to get help at this website but they only were interested in wasasking me how I managed to have a broken OSX on a Mac. Anyways I found this website here randomly and want to give it another try. Im not familiar with hardware things. There are so many guides on the internet how to install Mac OSX on a computer. Most of them work differently and I have no clue wich method is the right one for me. I found a System Info tool here on the website: 8086;Unknown vendor;8C44;Unknown device;Bridge;ISA bridge8086;Unknown vendor;8C3A;Unknown device;Communication controller;Communication controller8086;Unknown vendor;8C31;Unknown device;Serial bus controller;USB Controller8086;Unknown vendor;8C2D;Unknown device;Serial bus controller;USB Controller8086;Unknown vendor;8C26;Unknown device;Serial bus controller;USB Controller8086;Unknown vendor;8C22;Unknown device;Serial bus controller;SMBus8086;Unknown vendor;8C20;Unknown device;Multimedia controller;Audio device8086;Unknown vendor;8C14;Unknown device;Bridge;PCI bridge8086;Unknown vendor;8C10;Unknown device;Bridge;PCI bridge8086;Unknown vendor;8C02;Unknown device;Mass storage controller;SATA controller8086;Intel Corporation;244e;82801 PCI Bridge;Bridge;PCI bridge8086;Unknown vendor;0C01;Unknown device;Bridge;PCI bridge8086;Unknown vendor;0C00;Unknown device;Bridge;Host bridge1B21;Unknown vendor;1080;Unknown device;Bridge;PCI bridge10ec;Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.;8168;RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller;Network controller;Ethernet controller10DE;Unknown vendor;1184;Unknown device;Display controller;VGA compatible controller10DE;Unknown vendor;0E0A;Unknown device;Multimedia controller;Audio deviceAnd here is my hardware: Intel? Core i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz Intel? 4th Generation Core Processor (Sandy Bridge) (Sockel-Typ LGA 1150) MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, Supplemental SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX2, BMI1, BMI2 Intel Z87 Desktop? PCI Chipset 63-0100-000001-00101111-041312-Chipset / BIOS Date: 07/01/13 21:04:45 Ver: 12.07 Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB ST1000DM003-1CH162 0,NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 4042 MB Can you gius advice me what I need to do?
  8. I gave up setting up a dual boot. I didn't even manage to install a VM following a guide. I did everything like I had to. Only difference is in the guide everything works. ? So I created a thread a few days ago: http://www.osx86.net/topic/21153-wich-method-of-setting-up-a-hackintosh-with-dual-boot-fits-to-my-hardware/#entry105478 ? I have one SSD with Win7 64Bit and one Hdd, I already backed up. Took one day to copy 700GB, its a pretty slow external Hdd, my usb stick is much quicker. ? Anyways, I want to have installed OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) on the Hdd. Also I want to use the Hdd as download directory for windows. Is this possible? My SSD has only 125GB. ? When I start my computer, I want to choose the os I want to start with. My skype nick is: stp1stp2. When everything works as excpected, you will get an expense allowance though paypal. ? //edit: I also have a webcam.
  9. This is a guide on how to install windows 7 and Mountain Lion or Lion onto one partition and use the Chameleon GUI boot loader to select which operating system you want. Using EasyBCD is boring and just not customizable Ive assumed you have a Windows 7 DVD and a Lion/ML Install Disk (iAtkos or U{censored}) Ive personally used Windows 7 Ultimate and iAtkos L2 Lion Install Disk You need to download a copy of Chameleon Boot loader also 1. Install Windows 7, while in the install phase, Partition 2 disks, 1 for Windows 7 and 1 for Lion 2. After installing windows 7 Insert Mountain Lion and install 3. While in the Install Phase, Create a new partition with the disk utility(the one you didnt use for windows) and format it mac journaled. install Lion and boot to desktop 3a. if you didnt use iAtkos install disk, use chameleon and install it now. it will install as an application. 4. Now you cannot boot into windows 7. No problem 4a. Reboot and insert the windows 7 dvd drive click next and select repair at the bottom left Select command prompt and type in (type and press enter after each line) Diskpart.exe list disk select disk 0 <---normally your 1 disk with two partitions, windows and Mac list partition <---- if you see 3 DO NOT PANIC, system reserved is where the windows 7 boot location is select partition <----SELECT the system reserved partition(very important, its around 100mb) active<----set selected partition as active exit<----exit the diskpart program now close the command prompt and repair the computer(1st option) once repaired you will boot into windows! tadah windows is fixed. rename your hard drive in my computer to Windows(you will see why later) but you cant boot back into mac? once you are back in windows click start>and in the search bar type cmd>enter type and press enter after each line diskpart.exe select disk 0 select partition <-----select MAC partition(it wont show the names but you can differentiate from the sizes of the partition) active exit now restart ANNNNND chameleon should come up with 3 options system reserved windows mac Press system reserved to boot to windows, and mac to boot to mac TO FIX it to just TWO options Windows or Mac DO NOT RENAME SYSTEM RESERVED AT ALL! YOU WILL MESS UP THE BOOTING OF WINDOWS DO NOT RENAME SYSTEM RESERVED AT ALL! YOU WILL MESS UP THE BOOTING OF WINDOWS boot to mac Click mac hard drive on desktop OR finder >extras>org.chameleon.boot.plist <---copy this file to desktop AND make a back up copy somewhere EDIT the org.chameleon.boot.plist in the desktop BY right clicking and opening with text edit application add <key>Rename Partition</key> <string>"System Reserved" Windows 7</string> to hide useless windows 7 hard drive <key>Hide Partition</key> <string>"Windows"</string> once that is done, save it and copy it back to where the original org.chameleon.boot.plist is on. once that is done REBOOT! and you can down beautifully dual boot and select between windows 7 and Mac Lion/Mountain Lion! congrats!
  10. hello well after a long time i have again tried to install snow in my Desktop this time i bought a new 320 GB H.D.D for installing Snow i have installed it well by using Mod CD and now i have 2 H.D.D one H.D.D is having Windows 7 and another with Snow Leopard i just want to Dual Boot them i have installed Chameleon v2.1svn r1806 and Chameleon-2.1svn-r1730 both of them did not work at all pls can any one Help me Thanks in Advance
  11. Série de vídeos mostrando a criação de Dual Boot com Windows e OS X, abordando configuração da BIOS, particionamento dos discos, instalação dos sistemas operacionais e configuração do bootloader. INSCREVA-SE no canal e acompanhe os vídeos! Também não deixe de dar o seu COMENT?RIO ou o seu GOSTEI. Assistam em 720p para uma melhor qualidade. ======================================== BÔNUS Hackintosh Mavericks - Criando o Instalador - Vídeo #1 Veja como criar o instalador do novo sistema operacional da Apple, o OS X Mavericks. Agora o sistema é fornecido de forma gratuita e pode ser baixado direto pela App Store. Será utilizado o app myHack para criar o pen-drive contendo o instalador.
  12. Hi, I'm currently running a Windows 7 x64 PC with: 8GB DDR3 Ram AMD FX 4170 GPU AMD Radeon HD 7870 CPU 1TB HDD (Windows 7) 150GB HDD (Blank) ? Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 Motherboard I am aware that getting OSX on an AMD machine is not an easy task, but can it be done with my setup? I am currently running OSX 10.8.3 in VMWare which is OK but lags a fair bit and lacks any kind of 3d acceleration and would like to be able to dual boot it natively alongside windows on the 150GB HDD. Thanks?
  13. Hey guys, I have a laptop which is Toshiba Satellite L550 and I have dual boot on it. I have both Windows 7 and Mountain Lion. I can't seem to find the drivers for the laptop? Does anyone know where I can get them or not?
  14. Hi please help me with a tutorial to install os x mountain lion as dual boot on my Lenovo U310 Touch ultrabook. I would like to work on adding touch support to OS X Mountain Lion. Give me the bootloaders i need and the link to the tutorial.
  15. EDIT. Post updated to describe problem properly. ? I have 10.7.5 running successfully on my GA EX58 UD5, dual booting with Windows 8. I've backed OS X up with Time Machine and Carbon Copy Cloner. I want to do a clean install of Mountain Lion, then restore my apps and settings. ? I'm using Kakewalk 4.5 and I'm booting fine from the USB installer. When I get to the install part, and open Disk Utility, the only disks showing are the Windows disk and another disk I use for media files. I want to format my old OS X disk and install there, but it's not listed. ? I can see the OS X disk fine in Disk Utility when I boot into OS X 10.7.5 (obviously). It's listed as an ATA drive. The other two are listed as SATA. ? Thanks for any advice.
  16. Introduction This article will attempt to guide you through the process of installing Mountain Lion 10.8.4 and Windows 8 into a UEFI Ivy Bridge system. My project is using the Gigabyte Z77N-WIFI board with the i3-3225 processor (Hey! I'm on a tight budget!), but these techniques should work with most any Ivy Bridge setup. Some of these steps will cover problems specific to Gigabyte UEFI boards. Gigabyte boards have a particular problem with Clover EFI that presents itself as a spontaneous reboot after sleep. This can happen almost immediately or after a minute or two. After scouring the forums and trying every possible reported "solution", I finally concluded that the entire problem was Gigabyte's implementation of the UEFI CSM (Compatibility Support Module) to support Legacy Booting. To get sleep to work properly, we have to give up the option to boot Legacy BIOS based OS's without temporarily changing the System Settings. This also means, much to my chagrin, Windows 7 will not be available for dual booting. It still relies on the CSM to complete the startup process. UEFI boards other than Gigabyte don't suffer from the sleep issue, but should benefit from similar settings. I've also implemented a Fusion Drive system into this system. This is the merger of a small SSD (Solid State Drive) with a much larger HDD (Hard Disk Drive) to produce a relatively high speed hybrid. Unfortunately, Clover's Installer isn't "Fusion Smart" and requires a bit of old fashion finesse to get it right. To simplify the process, everything is initially installed on the HDD with the SSD being used as the EFI Boot drive until the Fusion Drive is created. I used a SSD from a MacBook Air because it has native TRIM support in OS X. Any SSD will do, but getting TRIM to work is a project I leave for you… CREDITS - I didn't do this alone... The processes I describe here are derived from many other sources. The process of getting the Dual Boot of Windows and Mac was originally suggested by a guide at Mac-Hacks and enhanced in a tutorial at Gadget Unit. I further enhanced the process for this system. The process of correcting the Gigabyte Sleep/Wake issue was derived from the many discussions at ProjectOSX and my own experimentation. The process of building the Fusion Drive was developed from many sources and a lot of trial and error. Of course the Clover group at ProjectOSX, in particular, the many posts from Slice have been a great help in resolving the issues. STEP 0 - A few precautions and preparations… Your boot drive will be erased during this process. If this is your initial setup of your Hackintosh, then this shouldn't be a problem. Follow my guide here to create a Clover Mountain Lion Installer and come back here to use it. If you've already got a Mountain Lion Hackintosh, make sure you have a full Time Machine backup. In either case, be prepared to spend a number of hours (mostly waiting) to do the full install. Feel free to take a break between steps. If you follow these steps to the letter, your install should go smoothly. Download the latest version of Clover. You will need it. I suggest that you put it on your Mountain Lion Installer drive for handy access. Get the latest version of FakeSMC/HWSensors if you don't already have it. You also want to download the ssdtPRGen script to generate a Speedstep corrected SSDT for your system. Like the Clover Installer, place this on your Mountain Lion Installer drive. STEP 1 - Update to the Latest UEFI Firmware and configure it accordingly. These instructions are for the GA-Z77N-WIFI. Other Gigabyte 7 Series boards should use similar settings. Non-Gigabyte boards should be setup according to their needs. I opted to use version F3d of the GA-Z77N-WIFI firmware. This version supports the Secure Boot option in Windows 8 and works flawlessly with ML. If you choose to use the F2 firmware, it'll work, but Windows 7 is still not an option. Follow the instructions on Gigabyte's site to install the firmware. After installing the firmware, enter the Setup screen by pressing <DEL> at the post screen. Press <F7> to load the Optimized BIOS Default Settings. There are only a couple changes required, and a few that are recommended. For the F2 firmware: Navigate to the BIOS Features and set CSM Support to Never. This will repair the Sleep issue, but prevent booting into Windows 7 and Legacy (Non-EFI) Systems. For the F3d firmware: Navigate to the BIOS Features and set OS Type to Windows 8 WHQL. Don't worry about the CSM Support setting. This mode will switch it to Never anyway. You can optionally set to Windows 8 (without WHQL) but you must set CSM Support to Never to overcome the sleep issue. WHQL = Windows Hardware Quality Labs. This allows for the Secure Boot options in Windows 8. Mountain Lion seems quite happy with it as well… For either firmware: Optionally, Enable Intel Virtualization Technology if you want to use Virtual Machines through Fusion, Parallels or Q. Navigate to Peripherals and set XHCI Pre-Boot Driver to Enabled and XHCI Mode to Auto. Optionally, if you didn't install a serial port, you may want to go to Super IO Configuration and Disable the Serial Port A. Another optional setting in Power Management is to set Soft-Off by PWR-BTN to Delay 4 Seconds to avoid accidental power down. Save your settings by pressing <F10>. STEP 2 - Create USB Installers for both Mountain Lion and Windows 8 For this, you will need two flash drives. Each at least 8GB. If you haven't already, build your Mountain Lion Installer stick using my instructions here. This will boot through UEFI without problems. If you've already got Mountain Lion installed, make sure that you have a full Time Machine backup. You will erase your primary drive to get Windows 8 installed. If you have Windows 8 on a DVD or ISO file, you can create a bootable USB drive quite easily using Terminal. I prefer to do it while booted into the Mountain Lion Installer to prevent sleeping during the process. If using an ISO, Place the file onto your Time Machine drive or the Mountain Lion install drive. Use Disk Utility to format the Windows 8 drive using Master Boot Record partitioning and in FAT32. Name the stick WIN8INSTALL. If using an ISO file, go to the File menu and select Open Disk Image… Locate and open the Windows 8 ISO. Make note of the mounted volume's name. If using the DVD, insert it into your DVD drive and make note of it's volume name as it appears in Disk Utility. Quit out of Disk Utility. Select Terminal from the Utilities menu. In the Terminal window, enter: > [COLOR="#0000FF"]cd /Volumes[/COLOR] > [COLOR="#0000FF"]ls[/COLOR] You should see both the mounted ISO or DVD and the WIN8INSTALL USB drive. Enter the following to build the Installer, replacing <ISO/DVD Name> with the Windows 8 volume name you noted above: > [COLOR="#0000FF"]ditto [COLOR="#00AA00"]<ISO/DVD Name>[/COLOR] WIN8INSTALL[/COLOR] This will take awhile. If it displays errors, you may need to use an alternate copying technique: DO NOT ENTER THESE COMMANDS UNLESS YOU HAD ERRORS WITH THE DITTO COMMAND! > [COLOR="#0000FF"]rm -r WIN8INSTALL/*[/COLOR] (removes the partial install from above) > [COLOR="#0000FF"]cp -r [COLOR="#00AA00"]<ISO/DVD Name>[/COLOR]/* WIN8INSTALL/[/COLOR] Of course, you could use the copy (cp) command first, but IMO, ditto is usually faster. STEP 3 - Reinitialize HDD for Dual Boot Insert the Mountain Lion Installer drive and the Time Machine drive, if appropriate. Startup using <F12> to select the UEFI: USB USB Hard Drive (Yes… It looks like a typo… That's how Gigabyte presents it!) Select Disk Utility. Select your Hard drive and then click the Partition tab. After selecting 2 Partitions click on the Options… button and make sure that GUID Partition Table is selected. Set the first partition as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and name it as you wish… I tend to use the old reliable Macintosh HD. Set the partition's size to the size you want your Macintosh partition to be. Set the second partition to Free Space. We'll worry about that later. STEP 4 - Install or Restore Mountain Lion Quit Disk Utility and proceed to restore the Time Machine backup or Install Mac OS. Your system will automatically restart. Use <F12> again to startup from the USB volume until we get Clover installed. After the installation/restoration is complete, you should have a working copy of Mountain Lion running. If FakeSMC isn't already installed; Install it now. STEP 5 - Install Clover V2 If you are going with the Fusion Drive, shut down the system and install your SSD into SATA port 0, moving your HDD to SATA port 1. Clover is going to end up on the SSD for normal operation. Boot back into Mountain Lion using the ML Installer drive as above. Run the Clover V2 installer. At the installer screen click the Custom button and make sure that it's set to install for UEFI system. This will install Clover into the EFI partition and leave it mounted for configuration. At this time, if you haven't already, install Xcode from the App Store. This will allow editing the 'config.plist' file a lot easier. While that's downloading, go into Disk Utility and Partition your SSD drive. After selecting 1 Partition click on the Options… button and make sure that GUID Partition Table is selected. Set the partition as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and name it SSD. Open the mounted EFI drive and navigate to EFI/Clover/config.plist. Double-click it to open it with Xcode (or for you die-hards; TextEdit.). Make the changes as indicated below. Add those that are missing: [table="width: 100%, align: left"] [tr] [td]KernelAndKextPatches[/td] [td]Dictionary[/td] [td][/td] [/tr] [tr] [td][INDENT]AsusAICPUPM[/INDENT] [/td] [td]Boolean[/td] [td]YES[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] [INDENT]AppleRTC[/INDENT] [/td] [td]Boolean[/td] [td]YES[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]ACPI[/td] [td]Dictionary[/td] [td][/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] [INDENT]DsdtName[/INDENT] [/td] [td]String[/td] [td]BIOS.aml[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] [INDENT]FixDsdtMask[/INDENT] [/td] [td]String[/td] [td]0xA7D7[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] [INDENT]SsdtName[/INDENT] [/td] [td]String[/td] [td]SSDT.aml[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] [INDENT]DropOemSSDT[/INDENT] [/td] [td]Boolean[/td] [td]YES[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]RtVariables[/td] [td]Dictionary[/td] [td][/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] [INDENT]MountEFI[/INDENT] [/td] [td]String[/td] [td]disk0[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]GUI[/td] [td]Dictionary[/td] [td][/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] [INDENT]DefaultBootVolume[/INDENT] [/td] [td]String[/td] [td]Macintosh HD[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]PCI[/td] [td]Dictionary[/td] [td][/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] [INDENT]USBInjection[/INDENT] [/td] [td]Boolean[/td] [td]NO[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] [INDENT]USBFixOwnership[/INDENT] [/td] [td]Boolean[/td] [td]NO[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] [INDENT]InjectClockID[/INDENT] [/td] [td]Boolean[/td] [td]YES[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]SystemParameters[/td] [td]Dictionary[/td] [td][/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] [INDENT]boot-args[/INDENT] [/td] [td]String[/td] [td]slide=0 darkwake=Yes npci=0x2000[/td] [/tr] [/table] Leave all other setting alone or change according to your tastes. Some of these settings don't go along with conventional recommendations. They are not mistakes. For instance MountEFI does not have to be a Boolean setting and needs to be manually set to get it to work with Fusion drives. Also, the boot argument darkwake is now a boolean setting and should be Yes. The SSDT Settings are temporary and will be corrected later. We need to generate it first. On my system I opted to set the SMBIOS/ProductName to iMac13,1 and SMBIOS/Family to iMac to match my board and processor. The automatically generated Serial Number in this configuration didn't work with the App Store, so I had to create a custom SMBIOS/SerialNumber to make it work. Most of the time, it's fine to go with what Clover gives you. After making the changes, save your work and reboot. Press <F12> at the post screen and select the UEFI: associated with your HDD. Before you proceed, press <F4> to make a copy of the DSDT and associated files. Now boot into Mountain Lion again. If all went well, you should see an empty EFI drive mounted in the Finder window. Navigate to /Applications/Utilities and open Terminal. Enter the following to mount your HDD's EFI Partition: [table="width: 100%, align: left"] [tr] [td]> [COLOR="#0000FF"]diskutil list[/COLOR][/td] [td]Make note of the drive with Macintosh HD on it. It should be disk1…[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]> [COLOR="#0000FF"]mkdir "/Volumes/EFI 1"[/COLOR][/td] [td]This creates a mounting point for the second EFI partition[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]> [COLOR="#0000FF"]sudo mount_msdos /dev/disk1s1 "/Volumes/EFI 1"[/COLOR][/td] [td]Mounts the partition.[/td] [/tr] [/table] Open Both EFI volumes and drag the EFI folder from the one that has it, to the other. This will install Clover for when we build the Fusion drive. Now move the EFI folder from the original drive to the Trash and empty the Trash. Open the EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/origin folder and copy the SSDT.aml file to the desktop. Use the ssdtPRGen script to generate the corrected file and copy the ssdt_pr.aml file to the EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched folder. Rename it to SSDT.aml. Restart the computer again and use <F12> to select EFI boot of your SSD drive. Boot into Clover and immediately press an Arrow key to stop the automatic boot. Use the right arrow key to advance to Clover Boot Options on the lower line and press <Return>. Verify that the path shows Sata(0x0,0x0). If not, press <Esc> and select the other Clover Boot Options. Press <Return> at Add Clover as UEFI boot option. Select your Macintosh HD to verify the system boots okay. If you haven't done a full Time Machine Backup yet, now is the time to do it. We will be erasing Mountain Lion in Step 7. STEP 6 - Install Windows 8 DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INSTALL WITH THE WINDOWS INSTALLER. IT WON'T WORK AND COULD CORUPT EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE SO FAR! Now that Mountain Lion is working, we're ready to install Windows 8. Shut down your computer and temporarily remove the SSD and Time Machine Drives. Startup your system to the Windows 8 Install drive using the <F12> key. Once the first window of the Installer is loaded press <Shift> and <F10> to open a Command Line window. Setup your partitions as follows: [table="width: 100%, align: left"] [tr] [td]> [COLOR="#0000FF"]diskpart[/COLOR][/td] [td]Run the DiskPart utility[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]DISKPART> [COLOR="#0000FF"]list volume[/COLOR][/td] [td]Make note of the drive letter of the USB drive. It should be [B]D[/B][/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]DISKPART> [COLOR="#0000FF"]list disk[/COLOR][/td] [td]Make note of the sizes… Your HDD should be disk [B]0[/B][/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]DISKPART> [COLOR="#0000FF"]select disk 0[/COLOR][/td] [td]or the disk your HDD appeared as above[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]DISKPART> [COLOR="#0000FF"]list partition[/COLOR][/td] [td]You should see partitions 1 (EFI), 2 (MacOS) and 3 (Recovery)[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]DISKPART> [COLOR="#0000FF"]create partition msr size=128[/COLOR][/td] [td]Microsoft System Reserved. Required for some reason.[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]DISKPART> [COLOR="#0000FF"]create partition primary[/COLOR][/td] [td]No size is used because we're using the remainder of the drive.[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]DISKPART> [COLOR="#0000FF"]format fs=NTFS quick label=Windows[/COLOR][/td] [td]This is our Windows 8 partition.[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]DISKPART> [COLOR="#0000FF"]assign letter=C[/COLOR][/td] [td]To reference the destination partition[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]DISKPART> [COLOR="#0000FF"]sélect partition 1[/COLOR][/td] [td]Select the EFI partition[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]DISKPART> [COLOR="#0000FF"]assign letter=S[/COLOR][/td] [td]This will hold the EFI boot code[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]DISKPART> [COLOR="#0000FF"]list volume[/COLOR][/td] [td]You should now see D: (Installer), S: (System/EFI) and C: (Destination drive)[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]DISKPART> [COLOR="#0000FF"]exit[/COLOR][/td] [td][/td] [/tr] [/table] We now have all the partitions the system needs. Now we need to extract the installation files. > [COLOR="#0000FF"]cd \Windows\System32[/COLOR] > [COLOR="#0000FF"]dism /apply-image /imagefile:D:\sources\install.wim /index:1 /applydir:C:\[/COLOR] The typical windows installation is now being copied to your Windows partition. This is going to take some time. Be patient. You deserve a coffee break! Now we install the EFI boot code… > [COLOR="#0000FF"]C:[/COLOR] > [COLOR="#0000FF"]bcdboot C:\Windows /l en-us /s S:[/COLOR] You should have received a message that the boot files were copied. If so, shut down your system, remove the USB drive and reconnect your SSD and Time Machine drives. Now startup your system and select Boot Microsoft EFI boot menu from EFI from the Clover display. Go ahead and Activate and configure your Windows install. Install the logicboard's drivers and any available updates. STEP 7 - Install Fusion Drive (FINALLY!) Before proceeding, verify that everything is working perfectly. Make adjustments to your EFI/config.sys file so that everything (sleep?) works correctly. With the BIOS setup is this manner it should be running great. Even USB 3 should recover from sleep mode without the Unmounted disk issue. Make double sure that your Mountain Lion is backed up to Time Machine recently. You need this to install the Fusion drive. Also make sure that your SSD and Time Machine Drives are mounting. Restart your computer and select Boot Recovery from Macintosh HD from the Clover display. This is very similar to the ML Install disk but always available when you need it. Select Terminal from the Utilities menu. click the green Zoom button in the upper left corner of the Terminal window. We want to read what's there without scrolling! Enter the following: > [COLOR="#0000FF"]diskutil list[/COLOR] Verify that the SSD drive is disk0s2 and the Macintosh HD is disk1s2. If not; Shut down, restart and try again. We don't want any mistakes here. Let's proceed were now going to actually create the Fusion drive! [table="width: 100%, align: left"] [tr] [td]> [COLOR="#0000FF"]diskutil cs create Fusion\ Group SSD Macintosh\ HD[/COLOR][/td] [td]We are creating [B]Fusion Group[/B] from the partitions [B]SSD[/B] and [B]Macintosh HD[/B][/td] [/tr] [tr] [td][/td] [td]Select and copy the long GUID address of the Fusion Group (between the quotes)[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]> [COLOR="#0000FF"]diskutil cs createVolume[/COLOR] [COLOR="#FFA500"]<FG GUID>[/COLOR] [COLOR="#0000FF"]jhfs+ Macintosh\ HD 100%[/COLOR][/td] [td]replace [COLOR="#FFA500"]<FG GUID>[/COLOR] by pasting the above GUID.[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td][/td] [td]This will format our drive as [B]Mac OS Extended (Journaled)[/B] and name it [B]Macintosh HD[/B][/td] [/tr] [/table] Quit out of Terminal and launch Disk Utility. You should see the Fusion Group listed with partitions Macintosh HD and Windows below it. Quit Disk Utility and Restore your Time Machine backup. Take a break this will take an hour or two… STEP 8 - Finish configuring Clover. This final step is cosmetic. We want to remove the options in Clover that we don't want or need. Before we proceed, open the Clover panel in System Preferences and go to the NVRam Variables tab. Do not change the Force mount selected ESP at startup from disk0. This is the setting in config.plist and setting it here would negate that setting. Let's hope the Clover team will add support for Fusion drives soon… Go ahead and set Save NVRAM contents to disk to Auto. Now click Show All (Upper left of window) and open the Sharing panel. Set a name for your computer. This will be stored in NVRAM. Again, click Show All and select the Startup Disk panel. Select your Mac boot disk again to store in NVRAM. Restart to store your NVRAM settings and proceed. When back to the ML desktop, open the config.plist file and start with the following changes: [table="width: 100%, align: left"] [tr] [td]GUI[/td] [td]Dictionary[/td] [td][/td] [/tr] [tr] [td][INDENT]HideEntries[/INDENT] [/td] [td]Dictionary[/td] [td][/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] [INDENT][INDENT]Duplicate[/INDENT] [/INDENT][/td] [td]Boolean[/td] [td]YES[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] [INDENT][INDENT]InternalUEFI[/INDENT] [/INDENT][/td] [td]Boolean[/td] [td]YES[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]Volumes[/td] [td]Dictionary[/td] [td][/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] [INDENT]Legacy[/INDENT] [/td] [td]Boolean[/td] [td]NO[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] [INDENT]Hide[/INDENT] [/td] [td]Array[/td] [td][/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] [INDENT][INDENT]Item 0[/INDENT] [/INDENT][/td] [td]String[/td] [td][/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] [INDENT][INDENT]Item 1[/INDENT] [/INDENT][/td] [td]String[/td] [td][/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] [INDENT][INDENT]Item 2[/INDENT] [/INDENT][/td] [td]String[/td] [td][/td] [/tr] [/table] The Hide items were going to edit with information from the Clover's boot logs… Locate and open /Applications/Utilities/Console. In the left column, under /Library/Logs you should find CloverEFI. Click the arrow to the left of it to expose the boot logs and select the last in the group. Scroll to the top of the file and then scroll down until you find the line with 0. Volume:. This is the list of found possible boot drives. Go through the list and locate the partitions that are potentially bootable with a GUID. For example: 0:468 0:000 0. Volume: 0:468 0:000 PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1f,0x2)/Sata(0x0,0x0) 0:470 0:001 Volume 'Whole Disc Boot', OS '', GUID = <null guid> 0:470 0:000 1. Volume: 0:470 0:000 PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1f,0x2)/Sata(0x1,0x0) 0:471 0:000 Volume 'Whole Disc Boot', OS '', GUID = <null guid> 0:471 0:000 2. Volume: 0:471 0:000 PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1f,0x2)/Sata(0x2,0x0) 0:471 0:000 found optical drive 0:471 0:000 Volume 'Whole Disc Boot', OS '', GUID = <null guid> 0:471 0:000 3. Volume: 0:471 0:000 PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1f,0x2)/Sata(0x3,0x0) 0:471 0:000 Volume 'Whole Disc Boot', OS '', GUID = <null guid> 0:471 0:000 4. Volume: 0:471 0:000 PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1f,0x2)/Sata(0x0,0x0)/HD(1,GPT,3659deee-cc47-4d00-b059-b0599a5c38d9,0x28,0x64000) 0:479 0:008 Volume 'EFI', OS 'Legacy', GUID = 3659DEEE-CC47-4D00-B059-B0599A5C38D9 0:479 0:000 This is SelfVolume !! 0:479 0:000 5. Volume: 0:479 0:000 PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1f,0x2)/Sata(0x0,0x0)/HD(2,GPT,cc47370e-5e2b-442a-8f3a-07b8035a04e1,0x64028,0xe15bfb0) 0:480 0:000 hiding this volume 0:480 0:000 Volume 'Legacy HD2', OS '', GUID = CC47370E-5E2B-442A-8F3A-07B8035A04E1 0:480 0:000 6. Volume: 0:480 0:000 PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1f,0x2)/Sata(0x0,0x0)/HD(3,GPT,a34658e1-c9fd-4110-a5d2-5387ffca253f,0xe1bffd8,0x40000) 0:483 0:002 Booting OS 10.8.4 0:483 0:000 Volume 'Boot OS X', OS 'ML', GUID = A34658E1-C9FD-4110-A5D2-5387FFCA253F 0:483 0:000 7. Volume: 0:483 0:000 PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1f,0x2)/Sata(0x1,0x0)/HD(1,GPT,d60ab0ac-be3b-4b0e-b18e-899c540ea201,0x800,0x64000) 0:486 0:002 Volume 'EFI', OS 'Windows', GUID = D60AB0AC-BE3B-4B0E-B18E-899C540EA201 0:486 0:000 8. Volume: 0:486 0:000 PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1f,0x2)/Sata(0x1,0x0)/HD(2,GPT,507e2e5b-c924-46c0-8f39-10f841003c17,0x64800,0x67ea2800) 0:486 0:000 hiding this volume 0:486 0:000 Volume 'Legacy HD2', OS '', GUID = 507E2E5B-C924-46C0-8F39-10F841003C17 0:486 0:000 9. Volume: 0:486 0:000 PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1f,0x2)/Sata(0x1,0x0)/HD(3,GPT,c7e82d01-dadc-4ff4-8dd1-85bfec799c98,0x67f07000,0x135f20) 0:492 0:005 Booting OS 10.8.4 0:492 0:000 Volume 'Recovery HD', OS 'ML', GUID = C7E82D01-DADC-4FF4-8DD1-85BFEC799C98 0:492 0:000 10. Volume: 0:492 0:000 PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1f,0x2)/Sata(0x1,0x0)/HD(4,GPT,9be5621d-4383-45d7-b568-bb00c0767893,0x6803d000,0x40000) 0:493 0:000 hiding this volume 0:493 0:000 Volume 'Legacy HD4', OS '', GUID = 9BE5621D-4383-45D7-B568-BB00C0767893 0:493 0:000 11. Volume: 0:493 0:000 PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1f,0x2)/Sata(0x1,0x0)/HD(5,GPT,b7e789ea-bc22-46eb-8014-2dc0563e106c,0x6807d000,0xc689800) 0:494 0:000 hiding this volume 0:494 0:000 Volume 'Legacy HD5', OS 'Windows', GUID = B7E789EA-BC22-46EB-8014-2DC0563E106C 0:494 0:000 12. Volume: 0:494 0:000 PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1f,0x2)/Sata(0x3,0x0)/HD(1,GPT,87db7d6d-79fa-4602-bbfd-fcaf252d2b5b,0x28,0x64000) 0:507 0:013 Volume 'EFI', OS 'Legacy', GUID = 87DB7D6D-79FA-4602-BBFD-FCAF252D2B5B 0:507 0:000 13. Volume: 0:507 0:000 PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1f,0x2)/Sata(0x3,0x0)/HD(2,GPT,24085706-c30c-4e8d-99ca-38539033582f,0x64028,0x12ebfb5e0) 0:527 0:020 hiding this volume 0:527 0:000 Volume 'Time Machine', OS '', GUID = 24085706-C30C-4E8D-99CA-38539033582F In the above list we can identify: Volume 4 - The booted drive0 EFI partition Volume 5 - The SSD segment of our Fusion Drive Volume 6 - The Boot OS X partition of our Fusion Drive. This is the partition that actually boots our Fusion drive! Volume 7 - The drive1 EFI partition Volume 8 - The HDD segment of our Fusion Drive Volume 9 - The ML Recovery HD partition. Volume 10 - The MSR partition of Windows 8 Volume 11 - The actual Windows 8 partition Volume 12 - The drive2 EFI Partition. This is the EFI of my Time Machine backup drive Volume 13 - The actual Time Machine partition We can safely ignore Volumes 0 through 3 above. The only one that would appear is Volume 2 if we inserted a UEFI bootable DVD. We can also safely ignore volumes 4, 7 and 12 since we previously set Clover to ignore Internal EFI partitions. We want to copy part of the GUID strings of the rest of them except 6 (Mac OS Boot) and 9 (Recovery Boot) and place that string into Hide items in config.plist. I use the string portion starting with "HD" to the end of the line. For instance my first entry of Volume 5 would appear as: [table="width: 100, align: left"] [tr] [td][INDENT]Hide[/INDENT] [/td] [td]Array[/td] [td][/td] [/tr] [tr] [td] [INDENT][INDENT]Item 0[/INDENT] [/INDENT][/td] [td]String[/td] [td]HD(2,GPT,cc47370e-5e2b-442a-8f3a-07b8035a04e1,0x64028,0xe15bfb0)[/td] [/tr] [/table] Use the (+) that appears when you hover your mouse over the last "Item X" entry to create additional needed entries. Note that we're hiding Windows. Because the EFI partition of the Windows drive contains the Windows boot code, it will automatically be listed as well. And In Conclusion With these changes we should have a system that will boot reliably to both Windows 8 and Mountain Lion as well as the latter's Recovery Partition.
  17. Hey Guys, Just a quick question regarding dual booting into Snow Leopard, i've Googled a ton but can't find any answers due to the search terms being so irritating. Essentially I've just built a PC with an i7 and full specs that will be supported with Hackintosh, whilst keeping it as a viable gaming system. Inside the PC are two 1TB Seagate Hard Drives. I also have a 500gb internal that I will be formatting as an additional bridge between the two systems later on Is it possible to install Windows onto on of these drives and then Snow Leopard Later? Or would they both need to be done at the same time? I'm asking this as I don't have a copy of the OS yet and would really like to get this system up & running as soon as possible. Thanks
  18. Alef_000

    Dual boot

    Então pessoal,quero saber se instalo o mac os x na minha máquina,mas com o windows 7 ultimate(ou seja dual boot),dessa última vez instalei em um Pentium (bom na verdade estou até agora tentando),mas estou querendo instalar na máquina que eu uso diariamente(descrição da máquina abaixo),vale a pena comprar um hd novo para colocar somente o sistema da Apple?Ou vale a pena particionar o meu para últilizar(só um aviso,meu hd de 1TB particionado em 2 está com o disco lacal C: com 84.6GB livre e o D: com 98.4GB)?Sei que o windows e o mac os x não utilizam o mesmo formato(Ex:Ntfs,Fat32),os arquivos que visualizo no windows,poderá ser visualizado no mac os x?No caso,poderá afetar os Drives do windows com os Kexts do mac??Posso criar uma partição entre essas duas uma de 187 gb(Sem risco de perder os dados)?Desde já agradeço .
  19. Hello members of the OSx86 Forums! This is my first post here, so I hope you guys aren't too harsh if I fail to supply enough information, or if I screw something up. I'm quite noobish when it comes to Mac OS X. So a bit of a background first: (Skip to next section if you don't want to read. I won't be offended) I have been Windows user for as long as I've owned a computer. I absolutely love Windows, and never had a legit reason to hate Mac OS X. Recently I have been thinking of trying out OS X, but I was put down by the idea of losing Windows in the process. I tried to use VirtualBox, but it turns out that my Pentium D (820) doesn't support Virtualization, so I couldn't VM it. So I basically decided to try dual booting Windows and Mac OS X. Okay now there's a bit of a background, now on to my issues. I burned a copy of iATKOS Snow Leopard v2 (iATKOS S3 v2) and installed Mac OS X based on following this tutorial: http://www.osx86.net/10-6-snow-leopard/10953-installation-iatkos-10-6-3-v2-s3-g31m-es2l-w-intel-pentium-d-4-a.html While it successfully installed, I cannot boot into OS X. When I attempt to boot without any flags, I receive a "kernal panic." I am not entirely sure what's happening here, so I tried the flags "-x" and "-v" When using "-x" which is, correct me if I'm wrong, boot in Safe Mode; It shows a message displaying "FILE SYSTEM MODIFIED" and something about a "DSMOS." When the DSMOS message is displayed, it just freezes there, not doing anything. I don't know how long to wait, as I am impatient. I am going to post this now, however I will attempt to add pictures of the errors I'm receiving. So I haven't tried this yet, but I think I will try to install using a different Kernel. Thanks for reading and please if you can help with anything, leave a comment. I will appreciate all the help and support I can get. Thanks. -Mike
  20. Ok, I am looking to either run Mac OS X within Windows 7/8 on a seperate monitor, or to dual-boot this PC with Windows 7/8 and Mac OS X. I am satisfied with any version of Mac OS X Snow Leopard or newer. I am able to acquire different hardware for incompatibilities, but not for difficulties. I am aiming to have two monitors with seperate keyboard, mouse, and speakers. One monitor will display Windows and the other OS X. I imagine this would be done with VMWare or other comparable software, but am uncertain. If this is impossible, or functionality would be considerably restricted I would be satisfied with a dual-boot setup. I am very computer literate, and would say that I am very familiar with the darker grey areas of software legalities and copyright infringements. I am definately not a noob, for lack of better words. The reward for counseling, not babysitting or hand holding, is 50-75 U.S. Dollars. These dollars will be distributed using the Paypal service, and will be issued immediatly after successful boot of OS X on my system.
  21. Hey guys First up, all of us here at TechBay would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone on OSX86. Your forums, guides & downloads are absolutely fantastic!! Now I'm sure someone will have a straight answer for this - I've got this working Hackintosh here, successfully dual booting OS X Mountain Lion & Windows 7 on two separate HDDs. I'm just wondering if it would be possible to use the Windows 8 retail disk & upgrade the Windows 7 partition to Windows 8, without damaging my dual boot? And if it will cause any sort of issues once installed, what would be the simplest solution, without reinstalling either OS? Thanks in advance!
  22. Ok so I've been at this for weeks. I want to dual boot windows 7 and lion on my asus laptop. I partitioned using disk utility 2 partitions, both MBR. Installed SL first, then Lion, then I installed Windows 7. I then flagged my Lion partition as "Active" using terminal and then downloaded a standalone installer package of chameleon, pointed it to my Lion partition, and hit "install." When I reboot my computer, I don't see the chameleon installer, I get a boot0 error. I know this has to do with manually installing that boot file, but that doesn't work either because I can only boot into my U{censored} installer with the flags -v -f -x, and it prevents me from even using a usb mouse, so I can't get into terminal. I've tried everything, and if I manage to get a boot loader onto my Lion partition, I can only click it, and then the apple logo flashes, and it re boots endlessly. I'm starting to think that I can't dual boot because this is getting sickening, any input would be much obliged! PLEASE!
  23. Hey guys so I made two partitions with disk utility, one fat32, the other mac os x extended, both as guid partition table. Installed windows on one, snow leopard on the other, then lion over sl. I then found a chameleon.pkg installer, pointed it to the lion partition and installed it, and when I restart, either the boot loader is not there and I get some boot0 error, or other times when i re installed everything and tried again, and I click the lion partition, the apple logo shows up, and disappears, and restarts. The same thing happens also when I use MB{censored} and choose the chimera boot loader option. I tried doing that boot1h trick with manually installing chameleon to the partition, but it didn't work. Any suggestions?
  24. Hi Guys, Previously i had Windows 7 installed in My System after that i just installed the iAtkos V7 DVD on My System Using Dual Boot. The OSX is Runing Good but when trying to boot with Windows . . The Whole Screen Goes Blank just leaving a Blinking underscore in the top-left corner, i have tried to boot with windows dvd to repair but there no Operating System selection option is present,i again tried to follow the process after making the partition ACTIVE . . .still same issue... Please Help Thank You!
  25. Hey Guys, I have been told its pretty hard to get dual booting to work. have anyone of you done this succesfully if so what are the steps. Thanks in advance Andrew
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