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  1. Is it possible to do a GUID partition map and have a triple bootable system on a single hard disk? I know you can do tricky things with rEFIt and gptsync, but I'm getting a bit confused because of the 4 partition limit for MBR based HDDs. For instance, for a setup with Linux and Windows, you'd have 5 partitions with this setup potentially... 1. EFI Partition 2. OSX 3. Windows 4. Linux Swap 5. Linux I'm having a hard time wrapping my brain around it and determining the what order to install each one, when to use gptsync, etc.. I don't mind what bootloader is used in the end (Windows', Chameleon, GRUB, etc..). Thanks for the help. I couldn't find a post that catered to this particular situation in my searches. I know this is very possible with a second HDD...just by making it GUID and slapping OSX on that disk. Very sorry...meant to post this in the Multi Booting and Virtualisation forum! My apologies.
  2. I have the guts of an HP Pavillion a450n in a PC that i'm trying to install 10.4.3 natively on. Acoording to HP's site, it's got an 848p chipset. its got a 3.0E prescott cpu (SSE3 but no NX, i think...) I converted the dtk dmg with ultraiso and patched it using maxxus' dvd/iso patch. it'll get past the prompt without any of the alternate mach_kernel's, but it goes to this grey screen that says something to the effect of "you must reboot or power off your system by holding the power button for several sentences" and then lists that in a buncha different languages. i tried "-v -s" after using the mach_kernel, and it leads to this screen, http://www.geocities.com/damasta952/native2.JPG (stolen from someone's post) and the keyboard/mouse dont respond. I've tried hitting control-D like it says at maxxus' site here to resume the boot procedure. any ideas?