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About juanml82

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  1. But can I just use it to make the image as a file in an existing ntfs partition? I don't want to waste hard drive space keeping osx, because I'm not backing it up just in case it breaks during an update or something, I'm backing it up to erase it and make an easier reinstallation should I ever want to use it again. Basically, I want to have these files in my ntfs data partition osx_backup_part1.something (size 4.3 GB) osx_backup_part2.something (size 4.3 GB) ... osx_backup_part10orwhatever.something (size 4.3 GB) So I copy it to dvd and store it in shelf. And then I erase the osx partition in the hard drive.
  2. Hi, I have an osx partition with Mavericks still sitting in my hard drive, but I'm not using it. I don't want to delete it just in case I do end up wanting to use it in the future and I need to go through all the hassle of installing osx and the aplications. So, what I'm looking for is to make a compressed image of the partition, preferrably fragmented in 4.3 Gb files so I can back it up to dvds instead of using hdd space and which can be easily restored should I want to do it in the future. What's the best software to do so? I was thinking about clonezilla, but I'm not sure how it works with HFS partitions nor how it goes about restoring them
  3. My computer has a 120GB SSD with Windows and a 2TB HDD with Mavericks and a large data partition. I'm trying to install Linux Mint on it as well, but the Linux installer fails, issuing this error: The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in SCSI5 (0,0,0), partition #1 (sdb) at boot/efi failed. So, how can I go around installing Linux on this drive? Just in case, here's how I was trying to set up the partitions. The GUI is in Spanish, but I think it should be self explanatory
  4. Sucess with GA-Z77-D3H

    Personally, I wouldn't know. I guess you can retort to the integrated graphics if it doesn't. One other caveat is that, after posting this, I was unable to burn dvds. I've first followed this http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/238159-apple-shipping-drive-dvd-fix-for-patasata/ And then also realized I was using an older installer of Toast. After both installing the Toast update and following the steps in that link, I was able to burn dvds. But I don't really know which was the issue. Maybe it was just that the version of Toast I was using wasn't compatible with Mavericks.
  5. I've often tried to use OSX in my computers since Leopard. More often than not, it turned rather complicated and, despite all the help of this forum, I've ended up quitting. I've decided to give it a try with Mavericks earlier today and this time it went very smoothly. So, while I'm not a developer by any means, I thought I've rather post an answer rather than a question for a change in the event it works for someone else with the same mobo. And, of course, to thank all the developers who worked so this actually worked. The system specs are Gigabyte GA-Z77D3H (rev 1.0) Intel i5-3570K 8 GB of Ram, DD3, Kingston 120 SSD for Windows only 2TB HDD partitioned with a 120 GB partition for Mavericks, the rest for data. It's partitioned with GUID, not MBR Nvidia GTX 460, the 768MB Ram model I've used Myhack to build a bootable flash drive - technically, an 8 GB microsd card in a card reader. Myhack pops several prompts when the installation is almost done. I didn't take note of them, but I made what made sense with my hardware. Typically, that was accepting the suggestions: no eec ram, so disregard the kext for that, issues with Nvidia cards and mouse, disregard the troublesome kext, etc. It booted with the only issue that the keyboard was not responding, switching it to a different usb port worked that out. This mobo has an Etron EJ168 usb controller for most usb ports, which isn't supported out of the box. Connecting the keyboard to a port controlled by Intel's default controller is the solution. Ethernet, sound and most of the usb ports didn't work. For ethernet (Atheros AR8151), I've used this kext http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/284119-experimental-atheros-ar813132515261627172-driver-for-107108/ For sound (VIA VT2021), this http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279133-voodoohda-for-gigabyte-ga-z77x-ud3h-via-vt2020vt2021/ And for the Etron USB ports, this http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/286860-genericusbxhci-usb-30-driver-for-os-x-with-source/page-27 The Nvidia card worked out of the box :-) And that was pretty much it. Safari is inestable, but I use Firefox anyways. I can not comment about the speed of the USB 3.0 ports as I don't have a USB 3.0 external hard drive to try them. ATM I don't think there will be any further issues, everything seems to be working fine.
  6. Ok, almost there. The issue seemed to be the Nvidia video card. I've unplugged the power connectors from it and booted using the Intel HD 4000 and it worked. Kind of. It got installed, I've rebooted from the usb... well card reader... per the guide and typed those three terminal commands and tried to rebootagain from the card reader and installed chamaleon. However, I can only boot (using the bootloader in the microsd card to boot the OSX partition) in safe mode. If I try to boot without safe mode I get up to here. I've tried disabling Intel's Virtualization Technology in the bios, since someone said in the guide it was troublesome, but it didn't make a difference. Anyhow, I've booted in safe mode and installed Chamaleon in the OSX partition, but I got it stuck in a boot0 screen (boot0: GPT boot0:test boot0:test boot0: GPT boot0:test boot0:test boot0:error) Also, I don't have audio. In the system profile, the only thing indicated as audio is 'Intel high definition audio' which I guess it means OSX didn't detect the onboard sound board. Finally, is it just safe to upgrade to 10.8.2, or do I have to prepare or do something before hand? And getting the GTX 460 to work goes either in the post installation or hardware components forums, right?
  7. Ok, I've tried following this guide http://www.insanelym...3h#entry1864387 And it goes further, however, after a certain point (I think after it loads the Atheros kext) the screen goes black and nothing happens. Unfortunately, I couldn't take a picture before the screen went black, so I had to record it as a video and the results are rather bad. I hope this makes sense
  8. He, he. Well, I have several spare microsds, so I've never felt the need to buy a flash drive
  9. Thanks, it didn't work, though. here's a picture
  10. I thought that might be it. I'll have to borrow an usb flash drive and try again
  11. Hi guys. I'm trying to install ML in my new computer. I'm using an 8gb microsd card with a card reader, which I've formatted using myhack. System specs are in my signature. The installation fails, I'm attaching a couple of pictures. Since I've seen something about disks in the verbose, I've even tried unpluging all disks at least to see if the installer starts, but that didn't work. Any ideas?
  12. Hi guys. I haven't been using OSX in my PC in about two years. The installation remained in hard disk I've decided to store as it had some hardware failure and while I didn't loose any data and the disk is working, I don't trust its reliability anymore. As far as I remember, it was a Leopard installation, as I was having issues with 10.6 and I've reverted to the last working configuration. Since the disk doesn't have chameleon and boots directly in Darwin, I further assume that disk has and old Leopard installation. The PC has changed since OSX was installed in that currently spare disk. It had a Geforce 8600GT back then, which I later upgraded to a GTX 460, which was never used with OSX and, due the motherboard failing, the original Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L was replaced by a MSI G41M-P26L. I've also added an SSD in the meantime. Now, since I've purchased a cheap sata/ide to usb adapter so it's easier for me to grab that shelved disk and do something other than backup with it, I've decided to give the old hackintosh another go. However, when it boots, it hangs at the screen of the photo I'm attaching. Could this be due the hardware change, and is there a way to fix it without a full reinstall? And if I need to reinstal again, this particular disk has three partitions: 2 40GB partitions, one with OSX, the other with a Time Machine backup and the 3rd with a data backup in ntfs. Since 40GB is a bit too tight for the OS, what's the easiest way to copy the Time Machine partition/backup so I can delete those two partitions and make a fresh install in a larger partition?
  13. Thanks! That thing did it! It can be added to com.apple.Boot.plist in the Extra folder, right?
  14. Ok, I've deleted the AppleIntelCPUPowermanagement.kext from the S/L/E folder and it's now working. It does seem to be a common problem, I don't know if someone is making an faq list or something, but if someone is, it should be added. EDIT: No, it didn't work. I rebooted and now I have the same error, even thought the kext is no longer there