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  1. Volevo segnalare che il link nel primo topic è ormai morto, c'è qualche possibilità che qualcuno riuppi il file o che il file sia/venga riuppato nell'archivio di projectosx86/insanelymac (e che quindi il link della guida venga corretto per puntare lì)? Grazie Roberto
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    Introduce yourself.

    Hi there. I think it's pretty obvious why I'm here I'm gonna try to multi boot my PCs, with OSX also, and learn about the way Unix and OSX work
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    Aspire One A150 Triple Boot (Windows 7, Lubuntu, Snow Leopard) issues

    First of all I'd like to thank you for the long and detailed post you wrote in order to help me, you have been very kind. I'm sorry for replying so much time later, but after arranging things in a way to make them work, more or less, due to being very busy for RL problems I've gotten very little free time to dedicate to my little project. Now seems like I'm gonna have some more so I'm back I've used distribution initially because it seemed to me something more approachable being at the very beginning of the esploration of the Hackintosh world. Now that I've learnt some (very few, actually ) concepts I will try to go with a clean install, keeping my fingers crossed and being ready to serve myself many mokas and cups of coffee Then, I'm trying to install Snow Leopard because I think my Atom N270 don't support 64bit instructions and, for what I've read (can't quote the source, 'cause I don't remember) all versions after Snow Leopard are 64 bit only. Furthermore that's the reason I think I can't use GPT, I've read around that only 64 bit of Windows7 works with GPT, is that wrong? Having a BIOS-based system, and using a 32-bit version of Windows7 (due to the inability of my N270 CPU to process 64-bit instructions) this mean that I can boot in Chameleon (maybe in it's own partition, or in the 200MB EFI partition) and from that partition I'll be able to boot Windows 7 32 bit, or I won't be able to boot Windows 7 32bit at all? Using Clover too depends on being able to boot a GPT with EFI partition I really don't remember how, but I have been able to update to 10.6.8 I found a guide over the internet, but I don't remember where. It was about something like backing up some kext that would have got broken in the update. Dunno if it was due to a particular kernel in the disto I used or due to what (that's why I'm gonna try to do this with Vanilla this time, I wanna understand what I do and why things works/get broken I'm cloning the whole drive with Clonezilla and as soon as it finishes I'm gonna try to reinstall all the OSes in a proper and clean way Just need to get the answers about GPT/64-bit OSes before I get started Once again, sorry for replying that later
  4. Hello there, I am trying to replace the stock Atheros b/g WiFi mini PCI-e adapter that comes stock in my Aspire One A150 (Atom N270 1,6GHz CPU, 1GB RAM stock,1,5 GB updated, 160GB HDD, Triple Booted with Snow Leopard, Lubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7 using chameleon as bootloader, on MBR) with one working with Snow Leopard. I've just bought DW1505 Adapter (BCM94321MC) that turned out being defective - I'm not an Hackintosh pro, then I know that maybe malfunctioning under OSX may be due to the fact that I've not installed the right kext, but it is working wrong, losing connection and overheating under Windows 7 too -. Now I've wrote to the seller in order to have it replaced but I was thinking of asking him of replacing with a more compatible one, so I'm here to ask you. Would be better DW1500 or DW 1510 -chipset should be BCM94322 afaik- (or to keep the DW1505, in case) or other? I need it to be usable under OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard -obviously better if working OOB and seen as an Airport card by OSX-, Windows 7 and Linux (Lubuntu) too, because I have a triple boot system. Obviously WiFi 802.11n Thank you in advance, Roberto
  5. Hello there, I'm tryin' to Triple Boot my Aspire One a150, as the title says, with Windows7, Lubuntu 13.04 and Snow Leopard, plus a shared data FAT32 partition. The only Mac i have available is an old iBookG4 with Tiger (and that can't be upgraded to Leopard due to processor speed slower then 833Mhz - it's 800Mhz) I did this way I installed Win7 in the whole hard disk (this was before deciding to triple boot this computer), then I resized the Windows patition to 30GB (the whole drive is 160GB) with the partition manager Microsoft integrated in Windows7. Then I installed Lubuntu on a Extended Partition with 1GB Logical Partition for Swap, 9GB Logical Partition for Lubuntu OS, 512MB unallocated space in case it may be needed to create a Chameleon partition. From Gparted included in lubuntu live I also created a 20GB HFS+ partition (with hfsprogs) as a Primary Partition. Now the troubles start. I downloaded -- PIRATED OS i -- S3 v2, took a 8GB usb drive, plugged it in the iBook, formatted it with GUID Partition Table in HFS+ and restored the -- PIRATED OS i -- iso to it. I can't install Chameleon on it with the iBook 'cause it says (from v2 RC4 to the actual v2.1) that I need Leopard, and I only have Tiger and can't update to Leopard due to CPU restriction So the magic bullet was to download Chameleon for Windows and install it (I wanted to install it in the -- PIRATED OS i -- USB drive, but there wasn't any kind of option to do that, so I had to install it on the Windows partition). Now when I boot I select Windows 7 partition in GRUB, in Windows Multi Boot Manager I select Chameleon and in Chameleon I select my USB Flash with -- PIRATED OS i -- loaded, despite being funny and silly, it seems to work. In the OSX Installation Menu I selected Disk Utility, formatted the Mac OS Partition from HFS+ to HFS+ Journaled, select this partition as target for installation and selected theese kext with the addition of the RTL8139 in Drivers-->Network-->Wired--->Realtek the Apple PS/2 insted of Voodoo PS/2 in Drivers--->PS/2 and the RTC (32bit) instead of RTC in Patches-->RTC Then I completed the installation process, let it reboot and booted to the MacOSX Partition with the above trick (Grub: Windows 7, WMBM: Chameleon, Chameleon: MACOSX drive - instead of installation disk -) giving -f and -v as boot option. The problem is that after I while it change the font of the verbose mode, it says Waiting for DSMOS... systemShutdown False and after a while stuck this way the screen turns totally white (one time the computer started playing stayin' Alive too) and then freeze. I thought this may be because I don't have an EFI Partition (do I have it? How do I know if I do?) or maybe because my Partition Table is MBR instead of Hybrid GPT/MBR, may this be the problem? In case it is, how do I solve this? I read many guides and they say to use Disk Utility from OSX Install Disk to initially partition the disk in order to have a GUID Partition Table, but I can't due to the trick I have to use to make the install USB Drive start (that is having chameleon installed within windows), if I start from a clean disk I have no way to make the Install USB Drive boot. There's a way to install chameleon in the Install USB drive within the OSX Installation Menu? Otherwise how can I switch to GUID -maybe avoiding to format Windows Partition if possible, cause I have various University programs on it and that would be a huge pain to reinstall them -? Or if that's not related to partition table what may be issuing? Thanks