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  1. I do not have an XP or any windows install disk prior to Vista. Where can I find the NTLDR file?
  2. Actually, my parents bought an iMac. I was looking through the box, and along with this Leopard upgrade DVD, I found 2 grey discs. Disk 1 says on it: iMac Mac OS X Install Disc 1 Mac OS version 10.4.10 AHT version 3A127 Disc version 1.1 Disk 2 says: Mac OS X Install Disc 2 Disc version 1.0 I have not looked inside these discs, but I will in a moment. But, I am wondering if I can use the 132 Bootloader disc, boot, install OS X 10.4.10 with this one grey disk, and after the install, boot again with the leopard upgrade disk, and install OS X 10.5, then update using Apple Software Update to OS X 10.5.4. I also have a suspicion that this "Mac OS X Install Disc 2" may just be iLife; that is If it does not turn out to be the second half of "Mac OS X Install Disc 1". Alas, I will check these out, but if someone would let me know if I can install with that disk, it would be greatly appreciated, as always. Thanks.
  3. Yes, in theory, it should. I have another problem though. I do not have a retail Leopard DVD, I have the "Drop in CPU" Leopard Upgrade disk. I have followed the instructions on how to make a .dmg out of that into a retail DVD, but it is 8 GB. Will it be able to install if I put this on a DVD-DL?
  4. I am thinking this through before I do anything, but I am on Vista, and preparing to install Leopard 10.5.4 on a separate partition on the same HD. My HP Pavilion a6057c specifications are as follows: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product...mp;os=2093& hehe Hopefully this will work, as it did for Jingu, any advice, further preparations I may need to take will be greatly appreciated.
  5. Thank you for telling me this. I wish I did something different today.. this was not productive.
  6. I did what you asked, burned the "general.iso" to a disk, booted, put in leopard retail dvd (Which I obtained from an iMac I have), and it told me I can not install, because I do not have a previous version of OS X, 10.4 or later. This seemed odd, I am considering not trying this again, but if there is a fix to that, I would be happy to hear it.
  7. Thanks a lot. I am going to try that, I will let you know what happens. Hope it works.
  8. I see, thank you for your reply. I have the disk here, and a Leopard retail DVD, so I just follow instructions, install from dvd, but step 5 is a tad foggy. What exactly are "files needed" and is this after the actual install? Also, do you think my networking (I am using a D-link WDA 1320. It is a PCI network adapter.), sound (ALC888), and graphics will work?
  9. Hey everyone, I have been here for a while, waiting for updates to the hacking world, following you along the way. I have installed Kalyway countless times on my HP Pavilion a6057c, and each time, I end up with a new problem, the last time, I swore to myself I would not do it again, and here I am, because I have faith in this. If anyone can let me know exactly what to do, because the instructions here are extremely vague, which is most likely why there is so many questions. I would be extremely appreciative if someone would let me know if there is any way I could possibly get this method working on my computer. All the specifications, hardware info, etc. are here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/prodinf...1266&dlc=en You guys are all extremely helpful, and it would mean a lot if you could help me. Thank you. -chown
  10. MBR problem

    Here's my situation: I have ubuntu on my 320gb hard drive i HAD fully-functioning mac os x leopard 10.5.3 with graphics, sound, and networking. while on os x, i formatted my windows partition for a time machine backup partition. i restart, and this is the beginning of my lovely day so i put my genuine windows vista cd i "bought" in the disk drive, it goes to the black screen and says "missing operating system". i say to myself "ok, that shouldn't have happened, lets try again." then i put in my leopard install disk, once again, i get the black screen with "missing operating system" THEN i go into my brothers room, pull apart his computer, take my hard drive out, put it in his computer, formatted my hard drive, and i thought that would do the trick. i install ubuntu while the hard drive is in his computer, thought i may as well, because it worked there for some reason. i also tried changing the boot priority to only boot from cd and nothing else, and when it boots, it goes to the black screen, and "disk boot error, insert system disk and press enter" so i press enter, i get it again, enter, again, etc. and now all i have, is ubuntu on an 80GB partition and my computer wont boot from any disk, just the ubuntu partition. so now im on ubuntu, trying to find a solution, and im not having much luck. i would really appreciate if someone would tell me how to get leopard back on my computer.
  11. I have installed Kalyway 10.5.2 on my HP Pavilion, works great, i also got this 10.5.3 update and the kernel package, but when i have to restart after installing the kernel (yes i have tried both kernels) i press F8 at the darwin boot, and type update -v then press enter. it doesnt do anything, just starts counting until it will boot without installing. once it gets to the white apple screen with the cursor that spins around and around, thats all it does. i left it to do that overnight, when i got up, its still on the same white screen. i have done this with both kernels, what should i do next? P.S im also having trouble deciding on buying a D-link DWA 130 wireless N.. i know on the singapore site for dlink, you can download an OS X driver for the D-link DWA 140, which is the exact same thing as the DWA 130, but it is "Rangebooster N" as opposed to "Wireless N". Wondering if this driver will work for the DWA 140, if anyone knows, telling me would be greatly appreciated.
  12. I just finished installing OS X Leopard on my PC, got everything running fine, NO internet because I can't find a D-link driver for my specific card. Does anyone know where I can find one? I need my internets!!!