Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:58 AM
First of all thanks for a nice community with lots of guides and discussion. I have come quite far in creating a hackintosh but I am now stuck at a certain place.
I made a bootable usb and with some commands I am now able to enter the mountain lion installation. I can click on disc utility and see everything there.
Now is where my question comes in.
I have a 1tb harddrive that is split up into 3 partitions. 1 partition is for windows, 1 is a extra for backup and 1 is for mac. I named the mac partition to mac and have formatted as mac os journaled.
However, when I try to resume installation it says it can’t install on mac hdd because it needs to be formatted with GUID.
When I go back to disc utility the only way I can see the PARTITION thingy is when I click on the HDD top menu. But that seems to format the whole drive. I just want to partition the mac partition.
Is it because there can only be 1 MBR or 1 GUID on the harddrive? Do I need a separate real hardrive instead?
This seems to be the only thing I am stuck at. If I can fix it I hope the rest of the journey will be smooth
Hope to be enlightened
PS. Most of the GUID things I found does not tell you anything about multiple partitions, sorry if the info is out there and I missed it. Did alot of browsing beforehand
Seems that if I goc back to windows 7 and use a partition program, make a new partition without formatting it to anything it could do the trick. The problem is that now the hdd does not boot up windows 7 anymore so I cannot access windows 7, it misses the boot record or some such. Any suggestions here
Reading this: "Before you convert a disk, be sure to backup the disk that you want to convert to GPT disk. Converting the disk requires that all partitions and volumes are deleted on the disk first." Guess I need to make the harddrive to one gpt partition and then install windows 7 again....or?
Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:47 PM
I do however have some issues. I have to boot with PCIRootUID=0 -f to start osx. Before I did not need -f but after installing ###### and restart I now need -f also
Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:54 PM
e.g. Partition 1 (Recovery [If present]); Partition 2 (MAC); Partition 3 (Windows)
I'm still backing data up to try this approach in the hopes it will fix my own issues
Posted 20 August 2012 - 09:10 PM
Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:02 PM
Posted 27 August 2012 - 10:36 AM
n' u mean It's convert MBR to GUID without losing data ?
You dont need to format HDD to GUID,this is crashed Windows installacion later.
Install Puma/10.8 on MBR partition is easy,without any problem with this litlle patch:
Need to use this to USB installer and enjoy Puma on MBR partition..
Posted 27 August 2012 - 08:55 PM
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