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How do I make a native install on my PC? I see the first steps state working OSX install virtual or native then the next main step is install disk utility but I do not see how to install OSX in order to continue to the step 2. I would love to install this on my external drive in case any issues I will still have my windows 7. Part one gives you the software needed etc. then part 2=Preparing the USB 1. In your working OS X install open Disk Utility but I am trying to install OS X first so i do not have OSX installed before I can continue. Thanks

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Weren't you running it in a VM just yesterday? Use that, just as is says "virtual or native"

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Here is the reason why I asked. I try to run imovie but I get the message it requires extreme quartz video card. Someone suggested to install it non virtual and it will work.

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Would be a lot easier to manage the system if you do it non virtual though I can't see why you did it virtual in the first place but each their own.

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I did it virtual because I stumbled upon it on lifehacker and decided to try it out then as I found out the imovie won't work since my video card is not quartz extreme made me look into another way to install which brought me to this forum.

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Here is the reason why I asked. I try to run imovie but I get the message it requires extreme quartz video card. Someone suggested to install it non virtual and it will work.

The suggestion was to install OSX non-virtual to get full HW acceleration from your graphics card so you can run the other programs your trying to use. Disk Utility does not require GPU HW acceleration, so you can still use your virtual install to run Disk Utility and make the installer as indicated in the guide. All you will be using your VM for is preparing your installer USB. Then once you have finished installing for real on a hard drive, start making movies or whatever. I can't make that any clearer. I'm sorry I maybe didn't make it clear in my first reply that I already knew exactly what you were trying to do, I read both your prior topics (and merged them). If you have any questions during the rest of the process, please search first for answers, but if needed, feel free to ask.

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So I need to get my graphics card to work with OSX which is why I thought from reading this thread I should reinstall it non virtual. As I read your post I can use my virtualBox install run disk utility and follow the steps. I will give this a shot thanks for all of your help sorry if I was a bit confusing. I appreciate it. I will try this evening.



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The suggestion was to install OSX non-virtual to get full HW acceleration from your graphics card so you can run the other programs your trying to use.

So how can I install it non-virtual to get full HW acceleration from my graphics card to run imovie/other apps.

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So how can I install it non-virtual to get full HW acceleration from my graphics card to run imovie/other apps.


By following the guide on page one of this topic?

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SO before I begin I read through the steps and I am getting myself familiar with what I need to do. Since my VirtualBox OSX is on the same drive as my Windows 7 PC when i perform these steps will I be able to put OSX on an external via usb drive?

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According to the guide, you will be creating a bootable installer on an 8GB USB flash drive. If that works, then it's pretty safe to assume that you'll be able to install to an external drive connected via USB.

You could also build the installer on your external drive to begin with. All you need to do is mount the external drive in your virtual machine instead of the flash drive the guide has you using. It's very useful to have around for emergencies. Since I went retail at 10.5.8 I've had a bootable OS X installer partition on my OS X drive. Of course by now it holds a 10.7.4 installer.
When you boot into the installer you'll have internet access (if drivers are loaded for your ethernet hardware) and be able to use Terminal.app and Disk Utility. You'll be able to perform repairs on your main OS X installation.

Use Disk Utility (in your virtual OS X installation) to initialize the external drive, format it as HFS+ Journaled, non case sensitive. GUID partition table. Create an 8GB partition anywhere on the drive, it doesn't matter if it's at the beginning or at the end, and build your installer on that, according to the guide. If it helps, just pretend that that partition is the 8GB flash drive.

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I started the process and step 2-6 after hitting apply a few seconds later it says mounting then a black screen pops up to restart the computer. Is this what it's supposed to do?

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No.

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what does that mean then? I tried an external HD and partitioned it etc and still same issue. It came back up and it is partitioned so i will continue.

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I don't know what to tell you, because I have no idea what you did. It could be anything.

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well after the reboot the disk is partioned correctly so I am proceeding.

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That's good. Though partitioning a hard drive with Disk Utility normally doesn't require a reboot.
Make sure the drive is mounted only in your virtual machine and not in Windows at the same time.

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I'm stuck on 2B 2 I want to dl another copy of ML in dmg format as suggested. I tried the others but they aren't cooperating so I want to play it safe and dl a new copy. Any suggestions as to where? I don't remember where I got the first copy. Thanks

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The App Store.

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What are you doing? All you had to do was.
1. Load your vitual ML osx in windows
2. Pretend your in OSX, go full screen or something, but don't touch any part of windows at all
3. Follow the guide

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I now have my drive partitioned I have the ML .iso not dmg file. I will try to continue to follow the guide this evening. The reason why I flipped through Windows etc. was for the files on external drives. I get a memory low disk space message since its only 20GB for the virtual OSX. Will I be able to fix this once I have it native?





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