* UPDATE JUNE 3, 2010 *
Part IV of the Installation Guide has FINALLY been posted!
This is the guide that shows you how to get Windows 7 installed, and not just how to install Windows 7, most of us know how to do that, but how to take the factory image of Windows 7 from Sony and install THAT so you don't have to waste HOURS and days trying to get a fully working version of Windows 7 on a LAPTOP.
We'll also setup our Repair installation of OS X, and I finally show you how to get networking using a firewire cable connected to another Mac / Hack system, so you can transfer files and get on the Internet from your VAIO PLUS be able to get updates from Apple.
This is the biggest guide, packed with the most information and tips, so get it now from the FILES section of the first post.
PLEASE post your comments at some point.
i intalled yesterday SL 10.63 on my Vaio F113F/D that has:
intel i7 cpu
nvidia 310M video card (after installation i got 1600x900 only)
and the other vaio F11s have.
i copied recovery partition into an external HD before wipe out the hard drive.
After i installed using Mammoth cd boot then inserted SL 10.63 dvd and push F5, the installation was successful from the first try, then i reboot and used Mammoth boot cd to bootup the system and it did bootup! this is great Mammoth (exactlly as you said in your guide). But i still use the boot cd to Boot.
Then i installed windows7 in windows partition as mentioned in the guide, the installation was smooth and as it use to, when 10.63 started i realized that when i click on about this mac the system refresh ans goes back as after the first boot and getting backup option. Is this normal? i can't run About this Mac at all! i run system profile, i noticed that the memory showed is only 2GB on it ( i have 6 GB) and profile for macpro 6.1, i have no internet connection as you mentioned in your guide and have no sound and icons for other partitions or OSX partition icon on the desktop.
How to install Chameleon in the Cham partition? ( still have Cham empty partition) and of i install Chameleon does it affect the windows boot system ? and the boot cd has not the folder you mentioned in your guide except the one in the root ( and it is not the one that is required) how i can get that folder?
if there is a fix for wireless lan and sound please let me know
Your Guide is great and is the first easy to follow, Please Keep it up
Thank you Mammoth for this best guide