Yes, you can use the Terminal program in the install DVD. It will change a couple of commands and you must know the name of your Mac partition. If you don't remember the exact name of the Mac partition, go into Disk Utility and look it up.
At the prompt,
Type: cd "/Volumes/(name of your Mac partition)" <== use the quote marks but not the parentheses
Type: ls <== this lists the files and directories
If you DON'T see a file named "mach_kernel", you need to try again
If you DO see a file named "mach_atom", you need to try again
Type: cd System/Library/Extensions
Type: mkdir IntelBack
Type: mv AppleIntelHD* IntelBack/
Type: mv AppleIntelSNB* IntelBack/
Reboot -v -f
This worked flawlessly and I thank you soooooooo much!
After you convert it to MBR you will have to set the active partition otherwise it won't boot. First of all try to install Chimera, it should work as it does everything necessary for it to boot (install boot0, boot1h and set partition active). If it failed now we'll try this manually to make sure it's done right. First get chameleon's binaries, you may download Chimera and open the package with pacifist and extract them somewhere. Put fdisk440 in the same folder. Then try this in a terminal: Code:
cd /folder where you extracted the binaries/
Look for your boot partition's identifier (diskXsY):
Get root access:
Install boot0 to the MBR:
./fdisk440 -f boot0 -u -y /dev/rdiskX
Install boot1h to the bootsector of the boot partition:
dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdiskXsY
Copy the file "boot" to the partition:
cp boot /
Set the partition active:
./fdisk440 -e /dev/rdiskX
f Y (from the partition identifier rdiskXsY)
Okay I did as you said but I still get this:
I have almost tried every method. Only one I have not dome and can not do right is the Linux live cd method..
What is exactly wrong here? I forgot to mention try specs:
750gb hard drive
I am willing to try anything as booting from a DVD is super annoying..