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Hey! I have a compatible build with a 2TB hard drive with Windows 7 installed, plus a spare 149gb hard drive. I want to install Hackintosh (iAtkos L2) on the 149GB hard drive.
If I install it on this 149GB drive will I only have 149GB of space for my Mac? Can I access all the files from my 2TB hard drive if I install Os x on the 149gb? Thanks.

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hi

yes, if you install OSX on your 150 Go dd, OSX will occupy around 10 Go, so it will remain 140 Go. You can partition your dd, it like you want ! :)

now, about your 2To with Windows 7, with a bootloader like chameleon, it will be recognized by default, but into your BIOS, let your 150 Go dd to be first on boot if you want use dualboot OSX/Windows.

I have 3 dd, and all works fine ! ;)

Just one thing, reading on NTFS is enabled by default on OS X ,but not writting; on Snow Leopard i use ntfsMounter (freeware), and on Lion and Mountain Lion i use Paragon NTFS for Mac OS (shareware).

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If you want the HFS+ drive accessible from within Windows you can install the HFS+ bootcamp drivers. Avoid installing the entire boot camp package, remember that it's basically a driver package for running Windows on Macs, it'll install a ton of Mac-specific stuff that you don't need. Try to find just the HFS+ drivers, I'm sure someone has put them up for download separately somewhere.
There are also 3rd party tools like TransMac and Macdrive but they are kind of annoying, very intrusive.

I've had issues with enabling NTFS writing in OS X in the past, file corruption, error messages that didn't go away after running chkdsk etc. The OS X NTFS driver constantly caused corruption in something called "ADS" which is a hidden bytestream in the NTFS filesystem:
http://en.wikipedia....ate_data_stream

For this reason I now use the exFAT filesystem on my storage drive which is read- and writeable from both OS. exFAT is not as robust as NTFS though, it's kind of sensitive to bad shutdowns from crashes or power outages. I haven't lost any data yet so for me it's still a better solution than enabling NTFS writing.

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I booted into iAtkos L2 and partitioned my 2TB hdd into 2 1TB partitions and installed it. When it came time to restart I restarted it now it gets to the Apple logo with the spinner and gets stuck. Any ideas anyone? I didnt enable any kexts and I set my BIOS correctly. Please help.
Thanks

After installing the kext for my sound card I can hear the setup music but it still shows an Apple Logo with stuck spinner.
Should I post a picture of booting in -v?

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Should I post a picture of booting in -v?


Yes

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I've had better luck using Tuxera for NTFS read/write than Paragon. Definitely, do NOT use the native ntfs.kext in OS X to write to your NTFS drives. It WILL corrupt them and you will constantly be doing chkdsk when you try to boot into Win 7.

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Another thing I found is that when you have NTFS writing enabled, or even with it disabled but following a crash, you'll often see NTFS error messages when booting OS X in verbose mode, in particular there's one that says 'NTFS log file is not clean' or words to that effect. I don't know what that means but the only thing that makes it go away is running chkdsk.

Really the safest thing to do on a dual boot Hackintosh is to disable uh.. what should I call it...cross OS/file-system write access and keep your shared files on a network drive or another PC on your network. This way it doesn't matter what file system you're using and you completely avoid issues that stem from filesystem errors, crashes etc etc.

ExFAT is okay for sharing but it seems kind of weak or even "unfinished", In Windows, if there are filesystem errors the drives with ExFAT filesystem don't mount on next reboot until you have run chkdsk on them, that kind of freaks me out a little.

Also, I hate all those hidden files and folders that OSX writes everywhere..

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So Should I make one small Journalled partition for OS X (say 20gb), one small MsDos Fat partition for Windows then the rest ExFAT? Can ExFAT be used on both Windows 7 and OS X?
Sorry im such a noob!

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DSMOS has arrived is my problem guys. Here is a link to my other topic which has a picture of me booting Verbose - http://www.insanelym...l=&fromsearch=1

Please check it out, im about to give up on Hackintosh. Thanks

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So Should I make one small Journalled partition for OS X (say 20gb), one small MsDos Fat partition for Windows then the rest ExFAT?


For Windows you'll want NTFS, certainly not MSDOS FAT. Also 20GB for OS X is ridiculous. My first hard drive was 10GB, this was in 1998.
I recommend at least 200GB.

You should use separate hard drives for OS X and Windows, with the mutual exFAT storage partition on the Windows drive, or even dedicate a separate drive to it (this is what I do). Retail OS X will not install to an MBR drive unless you modify the installation files first, therefore it's better to install it to its own drive - going by the philosophy that the less modifications that you do to OS X in order to make it run on your PC, the better.

Can ExFAT be used on both Windows 7 and OS X?

Yes. But if that wasn't clear already from what you've read in this thread then you're going to have bigger problems!

Sorry im such a noob!

Don't be sorry, everybody was a noob at one time. No, scratch that, everyone still is, it depends on your point of view. There is always something new to learn.





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