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hey guys, I'm new to this site. Here's my situation

I am using iATKOS 1.0i Leopard 10.5.1 INTEL ONLY DVD which contains Leopard 10.5.1 (9B18). I'm also using
GParted Live before installing



Informati0n for my IBM ThinkPad laptop

BIOS Version 2.06
BIOS Date 2006-11-20
Embedded Controller Version 1.07
CPU Type Genuine Intel® CPU T2500
CPU Speed 2.00 GHz
Installed Memory 1024MB



Boot Priority
1. USB FDD:
2. ATAPI CD0: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4083N-(PM)
3. USB CD:
4. ATA HDD0: HTS721010G9SA00-(S1)
5. PCI LAN: IBA GE Slot 0200 v1231
6. -USB HDD
7. ATA HDD1

Exluded from Boot Order

: ATA HDD2:
: ATAPI CD1:


After installation:
1. Rebooting with no disc in results in a black page with blinking cursor in upper left corner



Using GParted Live Cd, screen shows

GNU GRUB version 0.97 (636k lower / 104633K upper memory)

I choose the first option: GParted-liveCD 0.3.4-11 (auto-configuration)

then my screen shows:

/dev/sda2
92.84 GiB


then i have 3 lines of which 2 are grey'd out unallocated filesystems with the sizes of 200.02 MiB and 125.53 MiB that have
only dashes thru the used and unused sizes that I cannot erase.

The line that is black and active says the partion is '/dev/sda2' with filesystem 'ntfs' with 92.84 GiB size with
67.34 MiB used and 92.77 GiB in the Unused column and with the flag 'boot'.

When I use 'View' to open 'Device Information', I get this:

Model: ATA HTS721010G9SA00
Size: 93.16 GiB
Path: /dev/sda

Disk Label Type: gpt
Heads: 255
Sectors/Track: 63
Cylinders: 121621
Total Sectors: 195366465

when I choose to set the Disklabel, it defaults to msdos. Is this what I want?
My other options to choose from are:

aix, amiga, bsd, dvh, gpt, mac, pc98, sun, loop


if I change the disktype to msdos, then it ends up with only one line showing an 'unallocated 93.16 GiB' with the
right click options grey'd out and i cannot reformat or manage flags this way.

the device information is the same as above except now the 'Disk Label Type' is msdos

2 questions:

1. Why cant i just leave my harddrive as one large volume. why do i even have to to partion.
2. If i have to partion, I made the new partion as a 10000 MiB partion. I created it as the Primary Partion but then
have to pick a filesystem and my choices are:

ext2, ext3, fat16, fat32, hfs, hfs+ (is greyed out), jfs, linux-swap, ntfs, reiser4, reiserfs, ufs (greyed out), xfs, or
unformatted

QUESTION: DOES THE PARTION HAVE TO BE A FAT32 INORDER TO INSTALL TO IT OR CAN IT BE ANY TYPE??

if i use unformatted, then it says unknown file system with 9.77 GiB as the size and i made this the 'boot' flag.
is this right? the other line is now the grey'd out unallocated 83.39 GiB size file.

QUESTIONS: Which format do I want when I go to install the iATKOS v1.0i and does it matter? Does the disk utility function
in the installation DVD override what we do here with Gparted?

SO....
When i put in the iATKOS v1.0i DVD, it installs with no problems until I get to the part where it asks me where do I want
to install the Mac OS X Leopard? there are no options...

I use disk Utility and it shows that there are 2 lines

line 1 shows 93.2 GB HTS721010G9S..
line 2 shows disk0s1

Information for line 1:
Disk Description: HTS721010G9A00 Media
Connection Bus: Serial ATA 2
connection Type: Internal
Total Capacity: 93.2 GB (100,030,242,816 Bytes)
write Status: Read/Write
S.M.A.R.T. Status: Not Supported
Partion Map Scheme: Master Boot Record

If i click on the blue 'Info' button I get more stuff:

Name: HTS721010G9SA00 Media
Type: Disk

Partion Map Scheme: Master Boot Record
Disk Identifier: disk0
Media Name: HTS721010G9SA00 Media
Media Type: Generic
Connection Bus: Serial ATA
Device Tree: /PC10@0/SATA@1f,r/PRTO@PM..
Writable: Yes
Ejectable: No
Mac OS 9 Drivers installed: No
Location: Internal
Total Capacity: 93.2 GB (100,030,242,816 Bytes)
S.M.A.R.T. Status: Not Supported
Disk Number: 0
Partion Number: 0


Information for Line 2 "disk0s1" shows:
Mount Point: not Mounted
Partion Type: Linux
Owners Enabled: -
Number of Folders: -
Capacity: 9.8 GB (10,487,199,744 Bytes)
Available: -
Used: -
Number of files: -

If i click on the blue 'Info' button I get more stuff:

Name: disk0s1
Type: Volume

Disk Identifier: disk0s1
Mount Point: Not Mounted
Connection Bus: Serial ATA
Device Tree: /PC10@0/SATA@1f,r/PRTO@PM..
Writable: Yes
Capacity: 9.8 GB (10,487,199,744 Bytes)
Owners Enabled: No
Can Turn Owners off: No
Can Be Formatted: No
Bootable: No
Supports Journaling: No
Journaled: No
Disk Number: 0
Partion Number: 1

If I try to 'Mount' disk0s1, it says it cant. Do I need to mount this or not? Why?

Secondly, if i try to 'Erase' disk0s1, it formats it to: MS-DOS (FAT32).

So, I changed disks0s1 from msdos to volume format 'Mac Os Extended' and now I get this information:

Mount Point: /Volumes/DISK0S1
Format: Mac OS Extended
Number of Folders: 3

Then when you hit the blue info button again it shows this:
Name: DISK0S1
Type: Volume

Disk Identifier: disk0s1
Mount Point: /Volumes/DISK0S1
File System: Mac OS extended
Connection Bus: Serial ATA
Device Tree: /PC10@0/SATA@1f,r/PRTO@PM..
Writable: Yes
Universal Unique Identifier: 77DAA37F-8ADD-3874-...
Capacity: 9.8 GB (10,487,199,744 Bytes)
Owners Enabled: Yes
Can Turn Owners off: Yes
Can Be Formatted: Yes
Bootable: Yes
Supports Journaling: Yes
Journaled: No
Disk Number: 0
Partion Number: 1


then When I leave disk Utilities, I come to the main installation page asking me where to install Mac OS X LeopArd and
now i see one option

DISK0S1 9.7 GB Available with a Green arrow on the picture of the hard drive

I use the customize button to click on the patches and drivers then it installs without problems.

It says it was successfully installed then when the computer restarts, i again get the black screen of death with the
blinking cursur on the upper left corner...arghhh!

can someone please help?

Basically, I need to know what format to use to partion my drive. Does it matter anyway since the disk utility program in the OS X seems to override this anyway? Even when the program said that it was a successful installation, why can't it boot up on startup?

Any thoughts are much much appreciated. The funny thing is that I am doing this for my friend since I volunteered to do
this for him...not realizing how hard it could get if the installation didn't work the first time! :)

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Most everyone here would tell you that you need to activate you drive, but I had the very same problem and I had to manually install the Darwin Bootloader in order to get past this problem. Hope this helps.

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i think i've tried that but would love to hear how exactly to do that. after using disk utility, i've gone into utilities and clicked on darwin boot and haven't had much success. i will try it again and copy what it says.

question:

at what point of the installation should i be using darwin boot?

thanks.

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i think i've tried that but would love to hear how exactly to do that. after using disk utility, i've gone into utilities and clicked on darwin boot and haven't had much success. i will try it again and copy what it says.

question:

at what point of the installation should i be using darwin boot?

thanks.



After you've installed Leo and tried to reboot and gotten the blinking curser, then boot with another DVD (Tiger) maybe and once you are there, then try this

http://forum.osx86sc...y darwin#p13970.

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jackieo,
thanks for your help. i am at work right now and have copied hundred of pages from these forums. i will try again to manually install the bootloader but i think i've tried that. i am going to see if i can get the Tiger install and then reinstall the Leopard. any opinion on the best Tiger dvd to get? you can pm me if you want or i'll just check back here later. thanks again.

btw, my wife LOVES jackieo! :poster_oops:





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