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About Nomar1245

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  1. Help With D610 & Kalyway 10.5.1

    FIXED: The Following Guide is for creating a dual-boot system using Kalyway’s 10.5.1 boot DVD and a Windows XP install. I wanted to be able to dual boot the new 10.5.1 install, but most of the tutorials already on the web are for Vista, which I don’t own. So here is my Guide for Noobs on how to install 10.5.1 with XP. Materials: Kalyway_Leo_10.5.1 DVD Windows XP Install Gparted Live CD A blank hard drive Procedure: Windows and Partition Set-Up The First thing you need to do is install Windows XP. When asked which partition to install XP to; delete all your existing partitions (Note: This will erase ALL your data! Make sure you have backups of important files.) Create a new Partition for XP that is more than 10 GB, but also make sure that your drive will have 10GB for the OSX partition we will create later. (Example: If I have a 40GB drive and I want 25GB to be XP, then I type 25000 into the box. That leaves me with 15GB to install OSX on.) I won’t sayhow to do the rest of the XP instal, because I assume most of you know how to already. (If you do need help, email me at jordan AT tv3wiki.com) Once you have a nice good install of XP open a command prompt by pressing Windows Key+R. Type “cmd” (withouth quotes) and hit enter. In the newly opened window, type diskpart. type select disk 0 (zero) type list partition You should now see a list that has all the partitons on your hard drive. type create partition primary id=af You should get a conformation that diskpart created a partition succsesfully. type list partition If you see a table that has two partitions, and one says unknown format, then you’re good! (skip to step 14) If not please email me at jordan AT tv3wiki.com for help. Now type select partition x Were “x” is the partition that has an unknown format. type active type exit and close the window. OS X Install Now we get to the cooler part of the install. Put your Kalyway disk in your drive and restart your computer. If your computer boots back into XP, change your boot order settings to read from the DVD before the hard drive. when you get to the screen that says “starting Mac OS X installer”, press the F8 key on your keyboard. then type “-v” (no quotes) and hit enter. The DVD will now boot into the Installer for OS X. Be patient as this can take a while. After the installer starts up, hit the arrow and wait for the Welcome screen to pop-up. Now, before you hit continue, at the top of the screen click on the menu that says ‘Utilities’, then click on ‘Disk Utility’. When the disk utility comes up, you should see on the left side of the screen your hard disk. Select the partition that you are going to install OS X on. Make sure the partition you select is not your Windows partition. You can make sure of this by checking the file format of the partition in the bottom-left portion of the window. Once you have the correct partition selected press the tab that reads ‘Erase’. In the drop-down menu select ‘Mac OS X (Journaled)’ and name it something simple like ‘osx’ or ‘leo’. DO NOT use a “space” in the name or any other special characters such as % or &. Press Erase and press it again in the pop-up. Close out of the Disk Utility by clicking on the red button in the top left corner of the window. You’ll now see that you are returned to the Welcome screen. Click Continue and agree to the Licence. In the Installation destination screen select the partition you just made. Click Continue. Now click the customize button. At the bottom open up the sub-selection menu and de-select the bootloader for GUID. Then select the bootloader for MBR. This is the MOST important part of the entire install! If you do not select MBR, you will be stuck with a non-working install! Close the customization window. Click Install. (You can skip the media check if you wish.) At this point depending on the amount of RAM you have, and the speed of your processor, The install can take anywhere from 4 1/2 hours(512mb ram), to 15 min(1Gb ram). Boot Loader Configuration After the Installation has completed, restart your computer with the Gparted Live CD in the drive. Press enter for all the defaults whenit asks. (Unless, of coarse, you have a different keyboard layout.) When the graphical interface is done loading, find your Windows partition (it will be formated as NTFS.) and click on it. Now right click it, and choose “Flags” Now place a check mark in the “boot” checkbox. Close the window, and click Exit. As your computer restarts, remove the Gparted CD from your drive and boot into XP. Once in XP open up My Computer and go into your C: Drive. If it says that the fles on this drive are protected, just click the continue button. In the Menu bar click Tools –> Folder Options Click the view tab in the new window. Check Hide protected System Files and Show Hidden Files and Folders. Now Close that window and go back to your drive. Open the file named boot.ini or just boot. copy this into the last line of text C:\chain0="Mac OS X86" Save and close the file. Put your Kalyway DVD in your drive. Copy the file called “chain0″ to your C: drive. Close and restart without the Kalyway in your drive. Best Dual Boot Guide. I Didn't write it. I just followed it and it got everything working.
  2. Ok I have a Dell D610 with A06 BIOS. I had JaS 10.4.8 running about 2 months ago. I can get it running now aswell, but it leaves something to be desired. In my original install, I was able to setup the WiFi without any problems or use of the Network selector. I really hate having to use it every time I use my machine. Then I tried other DVD's, and I either get hung or rebooted on every one except Kalyway 10.5.1. I can actually get through to the install. Before I was getting an install failed error at the end which I've managed to overcome. However, now I get through the install, it says successful, but I can't get into OS X. The best I can do is reinstall it. I have my hard drive setup in two partitions. In the end I'd like to be able to dual boot. Anyway after one of my alleged installs, I used GParted to check the state of my hard drive and it says there isn't anything on the drive I installed OS X too. I have used several other threads, and worn out the search button. I can not find anything specific for my situation. I can only find posts saying "go to my thread to fix this problem" but I cant find those threads. I really need the help. The other posts have been great, but I feel like I'm doing an install-less install over and over. Thanks in advance. I look forward to the help...............which I hope is an easy fix.