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lcsper

Member Since 13 Dec 2009
Offline Last Active Dec 27 2009 05:16 AM
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In Topic: NEED HELP: Dual boot install OSX86 on Core 2 quad Desktop

16 December 2009 - 09:06 AM

Hmmm... thats odd. Try downloading the files needed again. Also make sure you are picking the right vmdk file, there are two in the package, it should be the one without the _ before it. Then go to CD/DVD and make it load the darwin_snow.iso thing. That will do the trick. After that its just installing it and running it.

In Topic: P965 and "Still waiting for root device" before install

16 December 2009 - 03:41 AM

Alright, thanks. If that doesn't work I'm gonna try installing it to an external HDD (just got one via newegg) from inside VMWare.

In Topic: NEED HELP: Dual boot install OSX86 on Core 2 quad Desktop

16 December 2009 - 03:37 AM

What version of VMWare are you using? Make sure you are using either VMWare Player 3 or Workstation 7. Also make sure you are trying to load the files in the right places because if you don't then well it won't work. Try to get a Snow Leopard retail DVD since that tutorial is for Snow Leopardl

In Topic: NEED HELP: Dual boot install OSX86 on Core 2 quad Desktop

15 December 2009 - 03:53 AM

Exactly, I am not using a patched version of Mac OSX, I am using the standard retail version of it. What I did was install Snow Leopard inside VM Ware and used that to create a bootloader USB with the kexts I need to make it work on mine. However, as of right now I am still stuck on Still waiting for root device but I think I know what I need to do to fix it. In your case however you need a kext to make it work as you need it to.

Since you got a retail version of Leopard I think it should be pretty much the same process to get it to work on VMWare as Snow Leopard. Once you do that you should be free to create this USB bootloader. You DO NOT need a USB stick for that if you have an external USB HD you can use. It should be the same exact process to install it as if you are using a USB stick.

The kext you need is AppleNForceATA.kext (I think). Follow that tutorial and with a little luck it shouldn't be too much trouble to make it install. Once you have gotten it installed then you might run into problems, but then again you might not. In any case post whatever happens here as it could help me fix my problem too.

In Topic: NEED HELP: Dual boot install OSX86 on Core 2 quad Desktop

14 December 2009 - 07:58 PM

Well I got Snow Leopard to be fully functional in VM Ware using that tutorial I posted a link to. In fact I am posting this from inside it.

From the research I've done what seems to be the problem is that we are missing a kext that would allow our HDD to be found and thus we can't install. In your case you are using an nVidia chipset which is why you can't install it since it isn't natively supported. However, as far as I know there is a kext that you can use for your motherboard (I think it is this one here: http://darwin-ata.go...p...(10_4).zip) that will allow you to install OSX. In my case I have the dreaded P965 chipset which for some reason seems to be a pain to get it to work.

You will have to create yourself a boot USB to be able to install it and unfortunately for that you need a working OSX installation. Does your computer support hardware virtualization? If it does I'm certain you will be able to install Snow Leopard on VMWare and that will allow you to create this boot USB easily, just follow this tutorial: http://prasys.co.cc/...mware-player-3/
I assure you this works, it takes some time to get it working but it does work.

Once you got that working then you can start creating a boot USB (there are many tutorials for that - I am using this one as it is very good: http://www.insanelym...owtopic=199832)

Also, do you have a retail Snow Leopard DVD? If you don't make sure you get one as you will need it (and besides they are only 30$).

Well, good luck to you and be patient, it is pretty annoying to get this to work but I'm sure its possible, just needs a little prodding in the right direction.
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