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About shadyblue9o9

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  1. is there another way for me to dual boot mac osx?

    so i can use the tutorials to insall it? but instead of creating a new partition on my hard drive, i format the SDHC 32Gb card to mac OS X Journaled? and then install Chameleon boot loader onto the SDHC card? Basically my question about my bootmgr is, If i install Mac OS X onto the SDHC card using my windows computer, will it replace the bootmgr on my hard drive? and if so, will i be able to boot up using my Hp system repair disc (its not a windows installation CD, just a system repair disc i created when i first got my laptop) and replace the bootmgr? thanks! the Specs of my laptop are 3rd generation Intel Core I7 3610QM quad core 2.3Ghz with turbo boost 2.0 up to 3.3Ghz Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 1gb graphics card 8GB of Ram Multi-touch trackpad It basically has the same internals as a macbook pro, so because they are virtually the same, would that mean i would need less drivers? im assuming only for Audio, and Wfi Driver... And what tutorial could i use to do this? im at college and i really want to Dual Boot Mac OS X and Windows 7... but i dont want to end up messing up my computer and end up losing all of my homework :/
  2. Ok, i dont want to partition my hard drive so i was wondering if i can install Mac OS X 10.8.2 on an SD card and boot and run it from there and it be fully functional? Also, if i were to install it on the SD card, will it replace my bootmgr? that is my sole concern... i dont want to delete my boot manager or erase my whole hard drive on accident
  3. Installing Mac OS X 10.8 on my new HP DV6T-7000

    iFIRE Quote "check if your bios is config ok, and put this two kexts in your Extra/Extensions SATA IDE.zip 21.64K 0 downloads 5. IMPORTANT: Set “SATA RAID/AHCI Mode” to “AHCI” 6. Go back (ESC), go to Power Management 7. Set the ACPI Suspend Type to S3(STR) 8. Set HPET Mode to 64-bit mode 9. Save and Exit, by pressing F10"
  4. Specs of my new HP laptop Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM Processor (2.3 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M Graphics with 1GB GDDR5 memory [HDMI, VGA] • 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) • 750GB 7200 rpm Hybrid Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection • Intel 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth® basically when i start the installation process via usb i am able to get all the way to where i can choose what partition to install mac os x 10.8 to... but when i do, the part that asks me where to install it is blank, it does not display any hard drive at all... my theory is because i have a hybrid hard drive... but im probably wrong, but does mac os x ML support hybrid hard drives? it should support any hard drives correct? or maybe it is the usb itself... maybe for some reason the installer is trying to look for a partition on the usb instead of the laptop itself... i am not sure, do you know if this has ever occured? and if there is a way to get my hard drive detected so that i may dual boot Windows 7 and Mac os X 10.8 Thanks in advnaced! hope you can help me.... the other thread where this problem originally occured can be found here.... http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=281335 wasnt getting a lot of help in the New users lounge (probably because only new users go their) so i decided to stretch my options to a more experianced area of this forum... Again thank you! and hopefully i can get mac OS X ML running before the end of the week !! !
  5. Installing Mac OS X 10.8 on my new HP DV6T-7000

    sorry it took so long for me to reply! i was at fish camp for Texas A&M... did you go with the hybrid hard drive? because that is what i have, and if you have the hybrid it could be that exact reason... but dont take my word for it... im a noob in the mac world... hopefully someone more experienced can tell us why...
  6. Installing Mac OS X 10.8 on my new HP DV6T-7000

    Ok! i was able to create the Bootable USB using my older computer... the USB is HOT and Ready for a ML install O_O ----EDIT---- WELL!! it goes through a line of text and freezes when reading AppleHDA.kext and AppleHardwareConfigDriver.kext then it just displays a blinking _ at the bottom left of the screen :S ----EDIT---- i attached the images to this post
  7. Well! i just got a new laptop with an ivy bridge processor ! but sadly, i am limited to install ML via VMware because nothing else is compatible... but when i try to install vmware tools in ML in vmware it fails to install at the end... I need vmware tools in order to mount my usb and properly format and get it ready for dual booting on my Windows PC. Do you know where i can find a different (newer version) of vmware tools that is compatible with mac os x ML so that i can install it... Just as a side question, is there anyway that you guys know of the send multi-touch gestures through vmware? so i can test out the new multi-touch features in ML on VMware. I have a few more questions, because i am dual booting, is it possible that when formatting the blank partition i made that it will format the whole hardrive?? because my laptop did not come with an windows installation CD :S i know Mountain Lion Developer preview was available for download for macs without an IVY bridge cpu... does the Developer Preview 4 support ivy bridge processors? or is it only the retail version that supports them? because for now, i only have access to DP4 and i was planing on downloading and installing the retail version over the DP4 version... Which brings me to my last question! if everything goes well,once i install DP4 on the partition on my hardrive and successfully dual boot, will i be able to download the Retail version of Mac os X Mountain lion via the apple app store and upgrade the DP4 to the release version without having to format any partitions and recreate the bootable usb? basically just run it inside the DP4 and install it there... And if i install it that way will it mess up the chameleon bootloader or will it leave it the bootloader as well as my windows partition completely unharmed? Thanks! those are all of the questions i have for now!! hope im not to much of a bother my laptop specs Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 650M 1gb Processor: Intel core i7 3610QM 2.3Ghz (with turboboost) it is basically the same specs as a 2000 dollar Macbook pro, except the only differences from the macbook pro are the sound card and the wlan card and of course the BIOS
  8. Installing Mac OS X 10.8 on my new HP DV6T-7000

    i still cant mount my usb :S i might wait till the future when i can install ML without the need of a mac osx computer... i mean i have a freind with a mac... but he probably wont let me touch it... lol XD
  9. Installing Mac OS X 10.8 on my new HP DV6T-7000

    Thanks guys if i had a external HDD i would use it... but sadly i dont and i cant really afford one right now either :/ i will try a different virtual machine software to see if i can mount my usb and get it ready for installing ML i have managed to get the vmware tools software on the ML OS, it goes through the installation and then at the end it says it failed to install... im hoping! i may find a version of vmware tools that will work with ML, because it will be easier then getting a totally new VMsoftware and installing Mac OS X ML on it again thanks though! im glad i was able to get some replies to help me out
  10. Installing Mac OS X 10.8 on my new HP DV6T-7000

    managed to copy Mac OSX ML and the required files to start formating my usb stick for installing mac OS X ML... but now i cannot mount my usb stick to the vmware image :/ I think its because i cannot install vwmare tools
  11. Installing Mac OS X 10.8 on my new HP DV6T-7000

    I managed to get Mac OS X ML running through vmware on my laptop... but i am unable to install vmware tools on it for some reason... keeps saying installation error i need the vmware tools so that i can mount my USB to the vmware mac os x image and get started on dual booting mac os x ML and windows 7 :/ umm, just curious.... Does the Mac OSX ML Developer Preview 4 support ivy bridge cpus? Thanks!
  12. Installing Mac OS X 10.8 on my new HP DV6T-7000

    bad luck :/ i tried running Mac os x lion through vmware... but it wont start because it doesnt support Ivy bridge So!! i gotta find some other way to get it running through vmware :S it all seems pretty easy! im just a little timid about losing my windows 7 partition and does the latest Chameleon bootloader support ivy bridge?
  13. Hy my name is Darren or (shadyblue9o9) and before i go into what i need help with i will like to introduce myself, (skip to the part that says specs of my new HP laptop if you dont want to read this) i will be going to Texas A&M as a freshman this august! and i am studying to be a computer/mechanical engineer ANYTHING about technology/science/math i unconditionaly love... always have and always will i am actually hoping on becoming a apple, sony or microsoft engineer... but my dream is to be the CEO of my own company already thought of the official name and every thing and i have lots of great ideas! and hopefully with new found knowledge in the future i can put them into action i guess that is all you need to know for now... so ON TO MY QUESTIONS/CONCERNS!! (lol, Yay... ) I havent gotten my laptop yet, but i am preparing everything on my desktop pc for when i get it this friday Specs of my new HP laptop Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit • 3rd generation Intel® Core i7-3610QM Processor (2.3 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M Graphics with 1GB GDDR5 memory [HDMI, VGA] • 8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) • 750GB 7200 rpm Hybrid Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection • Intel 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth® Its basically the specs of a Macbook pro so the 10.8 should come stock with drivers for the most of the hardware... i read some tutorials but i am a little sketchy as where to start, i want to be able to dual boot my windows and the latest and greatest mountain lion! i have gotten mac os x to run on my intel core 2 duo desktop pc in vmware, but dual booting is completely different. I have dual booted ubuntu and windows 8 release preview on my desktop before but those where easy, no tech brain needed for 2 clicks and a wait :/ BUT! uninstalling windows 8 was the bad part because i ended up deleting my bootloader, but i managed to get it back.... Basically what i am saying!! is that i am pretty tech savy and can follow tutorials easily, and can probably fix a small error on my own... i want to be able to install 10.8 fresh without any previous versions because my new laptop has the latest ivy bridge processor... and i dont want to run into problems with it not supporting it, what will i have to do? i saw this tutorial but some parts i have a question about.... (obviously because i am a newb :S ) i know this is probably a dumb question but, when i install mac os x it will replace my windows bootloader with the mac one correct? so when my computer restarts after installation it will automatically boot mac osx correct? also, the chamelion bootloader (once installed) in the tutorial should replace the mac osx bootloader and provide a choice of windows or mac on next restart correct?? and lets say for some reason the mac bootloader is not installed, should i have a bootable cd with chamelion bootloader handy? (if that is even possible) theres only onething i am afraid of, its when formatting the new partition that i created through windows in the mac installation, its because of this topic post on OSx86 forum http://www.osx86.net/10-7-lion/16688-install-lion-dv6t-quad-edition-7000-a.html he has the exact laptop i am getting and he said it completely formatted the whole hardrive and joined both partitions,( windows one and blank one for mac) and i dont have a copy of windows 7... what i am thinking is i will create a backup disk using my laptop in windows 7, but idk if it will reinstall all of my windows if there is nothing on the hardrive... Doesnt it use files on the windows partition to completely reinstall windows? or will it allow me to do a fresh install if something goes wrong and windows is completely deleted. Thanks! i believe that is all of the questions and concerns that i have! Hope to hear at least some feedback! oh, and i would have posted this in the notebook section, but i failed the second quiz by 2 questions , and the second time i tried to google the two i knew i missed but when i came back for the second question it submitted itself :S i didnt know it was timed or had something that detected me being away from the page?? ...