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  1. Dangleberry

    Install Troubles - Please Help?

    Haha cheers, True, so it will run on a logical partition in a MBR partition table, but is it better to have it as a primary partition? Do you have any idea whether a retail OSX would work for me now if I install it over the current install? Which version of partition magic do you have on the bootusb? I'm guessing testdisk is on that same bootusb drive? So, right now, I'm using the Chameleon bootloader, i think, and when I choose the NTFS partition it then takes me to the windows bootloader, which is defined? by boot.ini? And could I go and tidy it up now by removing Dos and anything else that doesn't make sense? Btw, what does "/USEPMTIMER" mean? Btw, the chain0 method has never seemed to work for me, what would you recommend I do to try and get it going? And I definitely have my doubts on whether or not DiskUtility actually marks the recently erased partition as active.... stupid thing..
  2. Dangleberry

    Install Troubles - Please Help?

    @iscribble - Yes I'm pretty sure you're correct, a friend who uses macs did his hackintosh with 2 seperate drives with a retail copy (and therefore doesn't know how to do it on one) although there might be a way where there is a will. I wish I had time to try it actually but I'm gonna stick with it now as mine seems to work. When I started off I forgot to only use half the drive as a partition for XP when I installed it. So I used partition magic after XP was installed, to divide the drive in 2, making the new partition FAT32. This is me guessing why things work for me now: What I didn't realise is that partition magic made that partition a logical one and I think it needs to be a primary one (the only way I managed to change it to a primary was to delete it in disk manager and format it again.) (carrying on with it as a logical partition...) So I booted off OSX install dvd and installed it on the FAT32 partition (be Erasing it as "Mac OS Extended" in Disk Utility first) but after install it only booted into OSX once to complete installation, then it wouldn't boot into it anymore (I had already made my boot.ini file like Stone-D's and put "chain0" into C:\ before installing OSX). This is when neither would work. So I fiddled with Testdisk.exe and fdisk.exe and smartfdisk.exe, which you can find on Hiren's Boot CD v9.9 (I think that all I ended up doing was organising the boot.ini file to match or atleast be similar to what the drives where "set" to, so the primary (and bootable) partition was made to be the NTFS (windows) one. Which ended up getting Windows to boot, but MAC would just show a blinking horizontal cursor at the top left of the screen when I tried to boot into it. So then I formatted the partition and made it primary (as explained above) and then booted off the OSX installdvd again and reinstalled. (Now either just before or after this installation I set the Mac partition as 'Active' in fdisk.exe, although I might have done it before AND after to be sure... it was a loooong night, lacking sleep). After this, I would boot up and to my surprise chameleon bootloader (which Never bloody worked untill NOW) would come up, with 2 choices, looking like hd0,1 NTFS and the other hd0,2 OSX/HFS or something, it was clear which was which though, so if I chose the Mac one, Mac would boot, (YAAAY!) and if I chose the NTFS one it would take me to my elaborate but hungoverly designed windows bootmenu, where I could choose WINXP (which also now works - WAHOO!). @Stone-D - Heh, its all good man, you did a lot more good than bad, so thank you very much! I think even if I had left what was in there alone and just added the chain0 part I still would have had to rebuild it with that "Attrib -H-R-S C:\Boot.ini" stuff as it seems to me that installing Mac corrupts the whole boot.ini file somehow, or maybe thats just the NTFS boot sector you mentioned... (although I had tried to fix it with Testdisc but that didn't seem to make much difference, at first anyways *struggling to remember this specific fact*) But thanks again! EDIT: Interestingly, I don't think DiskUtility asked me if I wanted to change to the GUID Partition table (or the other 2 options) this time around, but it had asked me the last few times I installed OSX..... odd.
  3. Dangleberry

    Install Troubles - Please Help?

    @Stone-D I have been struggling with very similar problems to iscribble and your post is a glimmer of hope! I'm trying to run iPC OSx86 10.5.6 Final PPF5 and XP on a single drive, and so far have been able to run either one, but once I do, then the other stops working. I will now try what you've explained. *crosses fingers* ______________________ A Few Hours Later - EDIT: Well, at first I got a boot0:error or something very similar after installing OSX, so figured that might be the boot sector issue you mentioned, so then ran testdisk and did an analyse, then made sure the ntfs was the pimary one, rebooted, and was glad to see the proper boot menu up there, with Win XP, Dos, OS X86 etc, but when I chose XP, I got something I was stuck with before I found this thread: "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. Please re-install a copy of the above file." Thank you so much for helping me get a little closer, and as for the above, any suggestions would be much appreciated, _______________________ An hour or so later EDIT: OK, after trying out SmartFdisk, and not having much luck, I tried the following: * In your BIOS set CD-ROM as 1st Boot Device. * Insert your Windows XP Setup CD, to boot from CD. * After the initial loading of drivers is over, on * the Welcome to Setup Screen with 3 options ; Press R key, to "Repair XP installation using Recovery Console". On the next screen you will be asked to choose your Windows installation, choose the one that is causing the problem by typing the number beside it. * You will be prompted for Adminstrator account's password. Press Enter if the password was blank. * Type the following commands, and press enter after each one : o Attrib -H-R-S C:\Boot.ini (where C: is the partition where XP was installed) o DEL C:\Boot.ini o BootCfg /Rebuild (Enter Load Identifier: "The name of your Windows Parition") (Enter OS Load Options: /fastdetect /noexecute=optin) *Enter "/fastdetect" only if you have a Windows XP Partition and use "/noexecute=optin" if you are using a Intel XD or AMD NX buffer overflow detection CPU o Fixboot * Reboot your PC Found here: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.ph...bootloader_boot And it basically just added winxp to my boot.ini file along with all of the other stuff... Am still trying to figure out why the DOS thing is there? Maybe a symptom of the hangover? And I *think* that "default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINXP" should actually be "default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS" ....I could be wrong though...
  4. I know I'm probably the million and 5th person to request a Bios mod, but I am doing so because I just just finished reading the entire P45 P5Q3 thread (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=112033&st=780) and due to time constraints and n00bness can't figure out how to do the whole DSDT thing, so a modded Bios would save me lots of time. Currently with an older modded Bios my pc hangs everyday. So if anyone capable of doing so, could pleeease spare a moment to mod the latest Bios for the ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe (2105) then I would be in your debt. @Kabyl / BiTRiP? If either of you would be so kind as to help me, it would be much appreciated. Link: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socket...DELUXE-2105.zip
  5. Thank you very much for all the time and work you've put into this community, you're a LEGEND!

  6. Dangleberry

    OSX86 on Intel P45 chipset?

    @Klank Yes I would stick with the one you have, also note that the 0704 Bios has "Deluxe" in the name, and your board isn't a Deluxe version? _________________________________ On another note, I was wondering if anyone knew what you differently from the normal way when you want dual boot OSX and WinXP on a single drive with 2 partitions? Would I need to install XP first, then format the other partition with something so that it can be read by the OSX install dvd? I too have 'iPC OSX86 10.5.6 PPF5 Universal Final.'
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    OSX86 on Intel P45 chipset?

    Kabyl, BitRIP, DocShadow, you guys are all legends! Slightly unrelated, but have any of you guys had issues with SATA drives/raptors when setting up Dual boot machines regardless of IDE/AHCI/Compatibility modes on ASUS P45 boards?