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iDeneb 10.5.5 First post installation boot

17 February 2009 - 03:19 AM

I have been desperately trying to get the iDeneb v 1.3 10.5.5 iso to install correctly for almost two weeks to no avail, and I now humbly bow to the real experts for some much needed help.

I have a increasing amount of Macs to deal with on my network and need one at home for research and to dull my "idiot factor" a touch.

I am running a plain (Dell) Intel quad core with 8gb ram and a 600gb SATA drive. There are the usual partitions on the drive, the root, the "recovery" and a FAT32 partition with some usual OEM garbage. Using GParted, I shrunk the primary drive and created a 40gb OS X partition. Vista is loaded as the primary, having been wiped completely and installed clean.

I have ran through the detailed instructions of many a post from here, only to get through the installation procedure successfully, reboot and then find a Boot error : Disk 0 upon the first reboot. After setting the bcdedit correct to the Vista partition after a repair, the hfs+ partition is now rendered useless and removed of the logical drive status that I gave it earlier.

At that point, In command line diskpart, I can no longer set that partition as active as the file type is "illogical" to the Vista bootloader. So, now I have a 40gb logical drive that is meaningless.

I do not have the Nvidia components that require the "patch" as required and I think that I have a "current" enough version of the .iso that I shouldn't be having these issues. (In my dim opinion..)

No matter what I do after that am I able to continue after the initial install and reboot.

I know that I'm missing something obvious but I really need some help as I suck in the BSD realm.

I would appreciate any help from this great community, and hope that I can be of help to someone in the future as I really like learning a new OS..



Thanks in advance.

Mouse
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