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About edgedev

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  1. Introduce yourself.

    Hello people. Just here to check out the stuff you guys work on.
  2. Laptops ready

    I've been wondering if there are any laptops that are out of the box ready for a Mac OSX install? (without them being Macs ) Is there like some Acer, Asus, Toshiba, Samsung, Alienware/Dell build out there that will work by just a DSDT add-in or something? I'm not trying to shortcut the system that you guys have set forth, but as a way to save time and money on a pre-built system. I have seen some places online that have managed to get older laptops to work with like Leopard and Snow Leopard.
  3. Cloning partition to different drive

    Yes! I found a way that you shouldn't change anything. This is what you do. Prep: Format your SSD to have a 2nd partition 1: Download Hirens 15.1 V2 RESTORED disk. You might have to torrent it, because it's the only way I saw to download it. It has Norton Ghost. 2: Use ImgBurn or some other software to put the ISO (1.7GB) onto a disk (DVD). You can put it on a flash drive, but with macs, they don't always see it in the boot options. If you want to know how to load it to a USB, go to http://www.hirensbootcd.org/usb-booting/ and follow those instructions. 3: Boot your mac and load it from the Hirens Boot Disk. Once you are in, boot to the Mini-Windows 7. Then launch G-Parted. Format it to the HFS+ file system. 4: Open Ghost 5: Once in Ghost, you will want to go to Local > Partition > To Disk. - Go through the prompts, it's pretty self-explanatory. Just chose the disk and partition that you want to move onto your SSD HD. It's going to do it's thing. In the end, you have both systems on your computer. I do recommend that you get a bootloaders for your operating systems. I just explained on how to clone your disk, just make sure that you have the proper tools to boot into each one of them. I think that Darwin and Chameleon are two of them. You can find several out there, so proceed with caution.
  4. Nice posts, can't wait to see the rest of the configurations. I like shopping through Newegg, Amazon, and TigerDirect. I try to shop around for the best price. I'm glad I have Amazon Prime.. that pays for itself; free 2-day shipping. The great part about living in South Florida other than the Miami Heat is the fact that TigerDirect is based here, and the prices for their stuff beats out many of the other places. I rather pay a small 6% sales tax and have it now, than pay about 5% in shipping and wait a week (or two).
  5. Imaging MacBook Pros

    Tikifg, neither one of those products support Mac. I have looked into using Disk Utility, but from what I understand, it formats the external HD as a bootable option, but it takes up the whole disk. If I am wrong, please let me know so I can start, otherwise please advise. I am looking for it to just be put onto an external but as a single file or a set of files ( like .GHO files, or .IMG files). I'm not sure if there is even such a thing, but I have to believe that there is somewhere. It shouldn't be all that hard.
  6. Hello all, I have a few questions reguarding imaging Mac computers. It's been a long time since I've done so, but in my new position, we are deploying computers in a small amount that in the past they were all configured one at a time. Now we are scaling up, and I've developed an imaging process for deployment for our PCs, but I am having an issue doing it for Macs. I have already found a way to basically have it almost as if I am syspreping a windows machine by replacing the default acount with a pre-configured version of what I want on the machine. My main issue is finding a program or software that allows be to capture the image from the computer so I can put it on our future computer deployments. I have looked into Carbon Copy but from some feedback, the new versions don't support OSX 10.8. I am not looking to make a distribution server, because frankly we don't have a spare mac that we can use to make one. I just want to have the image on my 2 external hard drives that I use to image my Windows machines with Norton Ghost via Hirens Boot Disk.