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Dual boot Windows 8 and OSX on Asus Q500A


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I just got a new laptop and it is the Q500A. I have a hackintosh as a desktop but wanted to see if I could get it running on this. I can get OSX installed onto a second partition but when I restart and boot back to USB, the Chimera bootloader does not see the Mountain Lion installation I just made. I do not understand what I am doing wrong.

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post all your hardware, only Asus Q500A is insufficient

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Hey, iFire!

Do you know if there's something different with the way Win8 format its disks? I have a dual boot setup with ML 10.8.2 and Windows 8 on my Asus 1201n netbook (Atom 330, Ion graphics) using Chameleon 2.2 r2117 on a partitioned 320 GB HD, and i cannot make my Win8 disk be seen from my OSX installation: it refuses to mount the partition, and if i repair it as Disk Utility asks, not only it solves nothing but it also screws my Windows 8. This, despite having the latest Tuxera NTFS installed (in fact, it's needed only to write on NTFS disks, OSX uses to read them OOB).

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Nevermind, it was a silly thing: i disabled tuxera and successfully mounted the disk, than enabled it again. Problem dismissed. :)

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How many partitions do you have? Sometimes they will go off screen, if you have to many of them.

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My setup includes the following:
CPU: i5 - 3210m
RAM: 6GB
GPU: Intel HD4000

I followed this guide (http://www.insanelym...-for-beginners/) and was able to get everything together using my hackintosh desktop.

I can get the installer to boot up correctly using the -x bootflag but my keyboard and trackpad do not work. I have tried to use a USB keyboard but have run into some problems with that. I cannot get my USB 3.0 port to be recognized by the installer. Since I have only one USB 2.0 port which is taken up by my thumb drive I do not know how I can proceed. I tried using a wired Apple USB keyboard which has 2 USB ports on the back and plugged my thumb drive into that but it told me that there was not enough power going to the drive. Any idea how to get the USB 3.0 ports to work? Or should I go back to using ###### since that allowed me to get my keyboard and mouse working?

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Here is where it hangs up when I do not boot with the -x flag
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3.0 not work with the installer, use a hub in your 2.0 for plug keyboard/mouse for install, the KP is the kext AppleIntelCPUPowerManegement.kext you can delete this kext or use NULLCPUPowermanegement.kext





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