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Ok MacDrive is so you can manage Mac OS Partitons (hfs+) in windows, if not...windows will detect the partition as unformatted. With Macdrive, u ill be able to explore the directories and put the patch files where they are supposed to go.


ok so macdrive is what ill be using to place the patch files from me desktop into the USB, is that what im understanding ill be using macdrive for?

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[quote name='elalan5' date='Jul 14 2010, 11:55 PM' post='1511344'

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hanging were? i need to know everything plz!! if not i wont be able to know what is going wrong.
[/quote]

Here's the steps I took

1 I loaded the empire Efi.

2 wait for the screen that tells me to insert my install cd, insert that, wait for the drive to stop flashing and hit f5.

3 I see Mac OS X Install DVD, I hit enter on it.

4 A bunch of text shows, until it says press any key to continue.

5 Next screen is the chameleon with grey background and the mac loading swirl.

That's where I hang.

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ok so macdrive is what ill be using to place the patch files from me desktop into the USB, is that what im understanding ill be using macdrive for?

yes u are correct sir!! ahahha

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Ok i understand the tutorial know, no more questions(maybe)...

i have a couple more questoins thou, just general, not hard questions...

Did you use a Dual Layered Disc? (we have the same burner) what disc did you use?
Where did you get your MacOSx Snnow Leopard Disc from? (if dowloaded, where from?) is there a special version i need like: 10.6.3.4? or something...im going to buy thhese tomorrow, so im curios.

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The disk I was hanging on was just a bad burn. It's loaded to installer now.

I used a dual layer disk that I burned from my mac mini. The version I used was snowleopard_10a432_userdvd that a friend of mine had. I copied it onto the mac, added the files in the tutorial and reburned.


Now I'm at the install phase :)

I'm pretty new to this, as you can tell haha. I am pretty sure you can use a disk containing up to 10.6.2, but the tutorial and the the one that worked for me was 10.6

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[quote name='jasonf' post='1511350' date='Jul 15 2010, 05:03 AM'][quote name='elalan5' date='Jul 14 2010, 11:55 PM' post='1511344'

Jasonf:

hanging were? i need to know everything plz!! if not i wont be able to know what is going wrong.


Here's the steps I took

1 I loaded the empire Efi.

2 wait for the screen that tells me to insert my install cd, insert that, wait for the drive to stop flashing and hit f5.

3 I see Mac OS X Install DVD, I hit enter on it.

4 A bunch of text shows, until it says press any key to continue.

5 Next screen is the chameleon with grey background and the mac loading swirl.

That's where I hang.[/quote]
ok jason...i have no idea why that is happening becaus eyou are using a newer version of empire efi. that's why i gave you the other empire efi.... thats the one that works, but just in case...let me upload the empire efi im using to see if that changes something. HERE, its an .img file. Sorry guys if im not explaining myself that well, i just got a new macbook, so im really excited so im just typing fast ahahh sorry...i promise i ll take more time on helping you guys.

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ok jason...i have no idea why that is happening becaus eyou are using a newer version of empire efi. that's why i gave you the other empire efi.... thats the one that works, but just in case...let me upload the empire efi im using to see if that changes something. HERE, its an .img file. Sorry guys if im not explaining myself that well, i just got a new macbook, so im really excited so im just typing fast ahahh sorry...i promise i ll take more time on helping you guys.

Nah you did great, my problem was just a bad burn.

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Ok i understand the tutorial know, no more questions(maybe)...

i have a couple more questoins thou, just general, not hard questions...

Did you use a Dual Layered Disc? (we have the same burner) what disc did you use?
Where did you get your MacOSx Snnow Leopard Disc from? (if dowloaded, where from?) is there a special version i need like: 10.6.3.4? or something...im going to buy thhese tomorrow, so im curios.

Yes, i used Memorex Dual-layered DVDs (i didnt have enough money ahah) and just download "snowleopard_10a432_userdvd" in google, u should find it pretty quickly.


The disk I was hanging on was just a bad burn. It's loaded to installer now.

I used a dual layer disk that I burned from my mac mini. The version I used was snowleopard_10a432_userdvd that a friend of mine had. I copied it onto the mac, added the files in the tutorial and reburned.


Now I'm at the install phase :D

Good!! im happy for u!!, lets hope everything goes well!!

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Yes, i used Memorex Dual-layered DVDs (i didnt have enough money ahah) and just download "snowleopard_10a432_userdvd" in google, u should find it pretty quickly.


I googled : "snowleopard_10a432_userdvd"

if i download that, it comes as a DMG is that just an image file?

Yes, i used Memorex Dual-layered DVDs (i didnt have enough money ahah) and just download "snowleopard_10a432_userdvd" in google, u should find it pretty quickly.


I googled : "snowleopard_10a432_userdvd"

if i download that, it comes as a DMG is that just an image file?

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ok i just sent u a pm. u need something called dmg2img found HERE to be able to convert dmg to img, then burn to dvd

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Ok thanks, ok ill still go and buy one just incase...

http://www.futuresho...opardupgrade-en

do you guys think that will be alright for this, i dont know if upgrade means to upgrade to higher version of snow leopard or upgrade to snow leo from leo?

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jasonf: how is your installation coming along?

IM 3LITE: no, i dont think that will work..but im not sure, just do what i sent you.....and by the way, its impossible to install leopard on the NV53....only Snow Leopard is possible.

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NVM,i found what ima buy :D thanks elalan5, your the best....no homo

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its ok dude, thtas why were here...to help each other

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yeah, i helped a sh^t load, lol i dont think anyone else needs to ask a question prior to install, because i think i asked em all...lol

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totally hhahahah i thought they would never end!!! ahahah jk

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i havent even started the install yet, wait till that happens, then hopefully i wont have any questions at all, hopefully....PCE ima let this "Buying of leopard" finish over night...lol PCE, illhave more questions by tomorrow!

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yeah, that way some other person doesnt have questions.... we answered them all hahaha see ya tomorrow.....but i may not be able to answer untill 5'o' clock-ish. im going on a picnic with my family

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jasonf: how is your installation coming along?

IM 3LITE: no, i dont think that will work..but im not sure, just do what i sent you.....and by the way, its impossible to install leopard on the NV53....only Snow Leopard is possible.

I'm at about 90% currently, just waiting on it to finish so I can move to the next steps

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I'm at about 90% currently, just waiting on it to finish so I can move to the next steps

ok..tellme if u have any problems





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