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Member Since 14 Sep 2009
Offline Last Active Dec 31 2010 02:49 AM

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In Topic: Disk Error on Hackintosh

12 November 2010 - 01:39 AM

Personally I don't like "Time Machine", too many bad stories about it. I use CCC because I know it works (and its free)

If "Disk Utility" is showing errors you could lose your install anyway. Bite the bullet, backup & attempt repair. Download & run "SMART Utility too.
If you installed from a "Distro" (shudder), you could run disk utility from that, or from a boot cd/retail install disk. But fsck -fy in single user mode is easy.

I did a vanilla install so OK there. But it has been quite a long time since I did the process so really hoping not to go through that again ;)

I am in the middle of shuffling around some of my video storage disks on the machine so will try this at the end of that.

Many Thanks

In Topic: Disk Error on Hackintosh

12 November 2010 - 12:45 AM

IMO nothing to do with being a Hack.
If you have info you can't afford to lose, get yourself a backup. I use external drive, cloned with "Carbon Copy Cloner" and with Chameleon bootloader installed to it.

To repair boot in single user mode (-s), type fsck -fy at the prompt. If it says "system modified", repeat till it says "System OK", the type exit or reboot

I have an external hard disk as a time machine so I guess I am covered if something goes wrong. Just not sure if things mess up that the traditional method of recovery from a time machine works with a Hack? That is, start the install and then point it to the time machine to get all the settings and programs back?

I do use Superduper rather than CCC but maybe that is a better idea? Make a disk clone onto the external drive. And then apply the Chameleon bootloader to the external?

I am just really cautious about messing up my stable Hack since this is my server for the house.


In Topic: Resize (expand) my OSX Partition?

11 November 2010 - 12:47 AM

What do you mean by that?

When you do a new OS X installation one of the first things it asks you is if you have a time machine disk. If you do, then it does a fresh OS installation but also restores all your settings, documents, and applications. I just wasn't sure if the specialized "settings" of a hacked OS X would get messed up in this process.

In Topic: Resize (expand) my OSX Partition?

10 November 2010 - 05:58 PM

AFAIK if it is a GPT (Guid Partition Table) disk, you can resize it using Disk Utility. It should be safe to do. Like this.

Ooooo. That would be nice. I never noticed that you can grab the corner of the partition that way. I'll give it a shot.

On a related note... I do have an external drive that serves as my time machine. If this messes up and I have to reinstall from scratch does anyone know if I can start the install and then point it to my time machine to get everything back (like on a real Mac). Or do the hack mods and kext updates prevent this from working transparently like that?

In Topic: Parallels 5 on Hackintosh

01 April 2010 - 01:45 PM

Is it digital distro or a shipped CD? (I should say DVD.. showing my age eh?)

I tried to buy it myself but had issues trying to check out..?? price is USD too isn't it...

It was a download of a couple hundred MB. License keys are included and/or emailed.

$49 is $US but $1.00CDN = $0.99US at the moment
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