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Am I the only one with a RALink WLAN card going for 10.6?

No you are not. It will work fine. You may need to correct the permissions if it exits (quits on its own) before loading.

** Dalton's Tutorial is the DEFINITIVE tutorial for installing OSX on a Wind Netbook **

cough

Also, proper credit should go out to munky for pioneering the efi method.

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No you are not. It will work fine. You may need to correct the permissions if it exits (quits on its own) before loading.

cough

Also, proper credit should go out to munky for pioneering the efi method.


LOL Im not sure where that came from. I pointed out first thing that this is your tutorial. LOL Edited first post giving credit to Munky

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LOL Im not sure where that came from. I pointed out first thing that this is your tutorial. LOL Edited first post giving credit to Munky

Just jabbing. Thanks for dropping munky's credit in.

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Hey! Nice to hear from you 18seven.

Back to topic:

So I can only dual boot after I successfully installed the Mac? Did I get it this time? hehe.. see how confused I'am with this method? But thank you for your patience with me. -_-

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That is correct, but i think that XP won't directly install to a GUID drive. If you have a way to image your XP partition you could image it back after you install Mac. Then you would need to fix the boot.ini file.

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I guess the lack of a reply to my problem means it's not common -_-

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That is correct, but i think that XP won't directly install to a GUID drive. If you have a way to image your XP partition you could image it back after you install Mac. Then you would need to fix the boot.ini file.



You mean to say that Vanilla installation+EFI makes it almost impossible to dual boot with Win OS? If so, would VMWare or Parallels be fast on our Wind?

Or much better if I just sit back and wait for you to release your Snowy ISO? BTW, I can install Snowy ISO given that I have already installed in one partition XP much like when I installed msiwindosx86?

I really appreciate you being patient with me regarding this topic. -_-

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Might as well add a post to this thread...I followed the instructions to a peg and I have two quick questions:

1. Can I install Windows 7 AFTER I've already installed SL? I followed seven18's instructions and have it EFI booting with Chameleon.

2. If I let SL set the date/time automatically, when I reboot I get the "Hold the power button to turn off your mac" error message. I have to go into BIOS and roll the time back 4 hours, and then it works fine. It never used to do this, but I recently installed a Dell Wireless Card (1510) in my Wind and ever since then it's been more and more picky about booting. If I roll the time back four hours it works 100% of the time. It's annoying, since I look up to see what time it is and it says 11:14am, instead of 3:14pm.


1. Yes you can.

2. Dont set it to automatically set date and time. Choose your time zone and google osx/Windows time sync.

You mean to say that Vanilla installation+EFI makes it almost impossible to dual boot with Win OS? If so, would VMWare or Parallels be fast on our Wind?

Or much better if I just sit back and wait for you to release your Snowy ISO? BTW, I can install Snowy ISO given that I have already installed in one partition XP much like when I installed msiwindosx86?

I really appreciate you being patient with me regarding this topic. -_-


You can install Windows 7 and Im pretty sure Vista in dual boot on GPT, just not XP.

The only virtualization that works halfway decent is Virtualbox.

Yes SnowyOSX will be able to install to MBR, so dual boot will work fine.

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Just completed the guide and posting from my new Snow Leopard install now!
One problem - the screen is stuck in 800x600 - black band down the right hand side - there is no option for the correct 1024x600 resolution in the pref pane. I seem to remember there was a solution for this on the wind forums, but as they're not working at the minute I wondered if anyone could help me with a fix.

Thanks to everyone involved with getting OS X on to the Wind.

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Just completed the guide and posting from my new Snow Leopard install now!
One problem - the screen is stuck in 800x600 - black band down the right hand side - there is no option for the correct 1024x600 resolution in the pref pane. I seem to remember there was a solution for this on the wind forums, but as they're not working at the minute I wondered if anyone could help me with a fix.

Thanks to everyone involved with getting OS X on to the Wind.


Install SwitchResX, set the resolution, reboot, and then feel free to uninstall it.

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Install SwitchResX, set the resolution, reboot, and then feel free to uninstall it.



You're a legend - Thank you!

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No you are not. It will work fine. You may need to correct the permissions if it exits (quits on its own) before loading.


Sorry if it is a lame question, but what file(s) do I need to change permissions on? The application does not exit, but under "Link Status" the link bounces up and down. It will sit at 99% signal strength and 26% Noise level for about 10 seconds, and then it will go to zero for about 2 seconds and then back to 99%.

The browser will not load any pages, just error out....

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1. Yes you can.

2. Dont set it to automatically set date and time. Choose your time zone and google osx/Windows time sync.



1. How?

2. Is this relevant to me? At the moment I ONLY have SL on the computer. I boot the computer, the OS automatically sets the time, and then when I reboot it gives me the error.

Edit: Actually, it gives me the error after I shut down the machine and turn it back on.

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Im not sure on the how. Win7 should readily install, but then each bootloader will need fixed.

If you are only booting Snow then you don't worry about the time sync, but definitely choose your time zone instead of having the computer automatically set it. Thats really only usefull if you are traveling across several time zones.

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can i use numlock in snow leopard? :P

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I'm having some issues at step7 when I run
fdisk -e /dev/disk0
it gives me this
fdisk: could not open MBR file /usr/standalone/i386/boot0: No such file or directory

Also of note that all the shell scripts that I am suppose to run after get errors when they try to move directories saying they do not exist so I don't have any of the proper kext. Though it still boots fine I'm actually using it to post this message.

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I'm having some issues at step7 when I run

fdisk -e /dev/disk0
it gives me this
fdisk: could not open MBR file /usr/standalone/i386/boot0: No such file or directory

Also of note that all the shell scripts that I am suppose to run after get errors when they try to move directories saying they do not exist so I don't have any of the proper kext. Though it still boots fine I'm actually using it to post this message.


Actually both of those things are normal. Fdisk throws that error because it is designed for MBR but is being used on GUID. The script errors are because the first thing the scripts do is rename old versions. Since this is the first time it was run, there were no old versions of the files.

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Oh well then I have no idea why my audio or graphics aren't working properly. Just in case it matters I have a U120.
EDIT: Technically I mean that only my wireless works because I used a older package to install the Realtek client. Everything else doesn't if anyone has clues as to what do I would be very happy :)

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Oh well then I have no idea why my audio or graphics aren't working properly. Just in case it matters I have a U120.
EDIT: Technically I mean that only my wireless works because I used a older package to install the Realtek client. Everything else doesn't if anyone has clues as to what do I would be very happy :)


Can you post your output from Terminal from Step 8 down?

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No you are not. It will work fine. You may need to correct the permissions if it exits (quits on its own) before loading.

cough

Also, proper credit should go out to munky for pioneering the efi method.


Hmmm... I guess I should have phrased it a bit differently then! :)

What I meant is that on this board, the installation tutorial shown by Dalton is the best at installing OSX on the Wind Netbook.

I didn't mean to say that the METHOD was HIS, just this version of it was the best for the Wind in particular. (IMO).

Mad props to those who developed and further refined EFI booting for the rest of us weasels to use and adapt for our own.

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