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  1. I have a dualboot system win7/osX that runs very smooth. Problem is that i require now more space for applications on my osX system partition. it's not gonna be so easy to resize. It's an MBR partitioning with the following layout: [sytem reserved 100MB NTFS] - [Win7 System 260GB NTFS] - [extended partition [shared_data 10GB FAT32]] - [OsX System 25GB journaled HFS] What's the easiest way to go to shrink my Win7 partition and enlarge my osX partition without damaging my dual boot setup? Thanks
  2. Did you remove ATIRadeonX2000.kext from the kexts before you added RadeonHD.kext and then cleared the kext caches by running sudo -s /Extra/pfix -t / this is necessary!
  3. Yes I know and did this, but I want Fat32 because NTFS support doesn't seem to be very good. If I use the NTFS drive under SnowLeopard, then snowleopard puts writeprotections on some folders which i cannot remove anymore under Windows 7 - this problem doesn't arise with Fat32.
  4. Hi! I followed this guide: http://web.my-web.me/groups/ntfsrwwithosx1...ions/welcome/4/ to make my NTFS partitions writable. there are three NTFS partitions and one HFS+ partition. It worked for a short time - I could copy some folders onto the partition - and then it suddenly stopped working (the mac froze and I had to hard abort) - after the reboot two of the three NTFS drives were read only and since then i didn't get it to work again - although the /etc/fstab file contains the UUID's of all three partitions. I also tried it with the LABEL= names instead of the UUID's without success is there another reason other than ntfs that could cause my partitions being read only? thanks!
  5. Hi! I got a Win 7 / SnowLeopard 10.6.4 dualboot setup running on my T500 Laptop. SnowLeopard is Vanilla - with T500 custom kext drivers in the /Extra/extensions folder. my harddisk is partitioned using MBR with this partition table: *1: NTFS (100 MB - used by Win 7 to put bootloader and something for Bitlocker Encryption) 2. NTFS (windows installation) 3. NTFS (my documents) 4. HFS+ (SnowLeopard) Chameleons boot1h is installed in the bootsector of the 4th partition and I start it through the Win 7 bootloader present on the first partition. If i start "OS X" from the Win 7 bootmenu, i don't see the chameleon bootmenu, instead SnowLeopard boots directly (just saying something about Hybernate Image too old on black screen, then it boots) and everything WORKS PERFECT. well now I wanted to change my partition 3 from NTFS to FAT32 so that I have a partition to which i can write both from OS X and Win 7 to my surprise the boot process changed now! If i chose "OS X" from my Win 7 bootloader, instead of directly booting into SnowLeopard i get presented the Chameleon bootscreen with three options: 1: System-Reserved (this is the 100 MB boot partion - the first one) 2: NTFS (this probably is partition nr 2) 3: SnowLeopard if i chose SnowLeopard, SnowLeopard boots up - but this time it IGNORES ALL DRIVERS from the/Extra/Extensions folder. thus giving me no native resolution and my touchpad mouse isn't working either. deleting and rebuilding the kext caches doesn't help! if i change the FAT32 partition back to NTFS it will work again. But I want the Fat32 partition! Anyone an Idea what goes wrong? does it have to do something with the partition UUID? because i saw in Disk Util that HFS and NTFS partitions do have a UUID, but a FAT32 partition doesn't have a UUID and somewhere I have read that loading the /Extra folder is somehow connected to uuid's. Anyone an explanation? Thanks!
  6. boot with -v to check what's the problem. then boot with -v -x to check what's the problem in safe mode. Actually I'm surprised that you can boot snow-leopard from the USB darvin. I thoght darwin can boot only from partitions on the same harddisk. Did you install the AsereBLN bootloader as advised in this thread?
  7. everything required is mentioned in the first post of this thread. if the link is not working, google for it's adress and you will find the proper article. No it doesn't neet to be iDeneb v1.3 - you just need a working Leopard installation to install snowleopard (as is also mentioned in the guid linked in the first post of this thread). I just mentioned iDeneb v1.3 here because this one worked for me with the T500 //edit: so what I did: I have a dualboot Win7 + snow-leopard -> i have two primary partitions - one NTFS (active) for Win7 and one HFS+. The harddisk has MBR partition scheme, not GPT. Win 7 was already installed on the NTFS partition 1. install iDeneb v.1.3 onto the USB disk 2. In Leopard (booted from USB) I got the SnowLeopard 10.6 disk image mentioned in the linked guide. Because I have MBR partition scheme and not GPT, I had to replace one file in the diskimage (this file is also provided in the linked guide!) - to do so one can convert the dmg file with Disk Utility into a Read/Writable disk image. You don't have to replace this file if you have GPT partition scheme 3. Installed SnowLeopard onto my HFS+ partition by doubleclicking the image file and then procede as described in the first post of this thread! 4. As mentioned in the first post, instead of installing Chameleon I installed the linked AsereBLN bootloader. If you have Win7 Dualboot, you do this by: writing boot1h into the bootsector of the HFS+ partition by executing something like dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdiskXsY (replace X and Y with proper values for your HFS+ partition). and then you need to copy the boot_with_theme_or_something_like_this contained in the AsereBLN to the root of your HFS+ partition and rename it to "boot". Last step is to use EasyBCD under Win 7 to add a MacOSX boot option[/size] 5. now you should be able to boot into SnowLeopard from the Win7 bootloader. If you get a kernel-panic at startup, you maybe have ATI graphics activated. Go to the BIOS and change the Display setting to "integrated graphics". 6. you can update to 10.6.4 with the official combo update 7. If you want to get ATI graphics working, do the steps i described in another post in this thread
  8. I did it without another mac. Only additional stuff I needed was a working Leopard installation on a USB disk. iDeneb 1.3 works well for me on the T500 from USB. then just closely follow the guide. After that I used the official 10.6.4 comboupdate - no mac required.
  9. Hey! I don't know about your ISO. I used the exact same one mentioned in the linked guide. regarding ATI graphics: go to you BIOS and switch Display to "integrated" or else you meight get kenrel errors during boot-up of OS X. Once your OS X is running properly, remove ATIRadeonX2000.kext from your kexts and replace it with RadeonHD.kext which you can find in this thread: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/lofiversi...hp/t131671.html After this you need to run once more: sudo -s /Extra/pfix -t / now you can switch back to "discrete graphics" in the BIOS and should be able to use native resolution. This worked for me.
  10. Hi! So i Finally managed to get SnowLeopard 10.6 working on my T500 notebook. I intended to do the 10.6.4 comboupdate but first i wanted to make a backup using carbon copy cloner. So i booted leopard from an external HD, startet carbon copy cloner and created a disk image from my snowleopard partition. CCC dismounted the disk and did a block-level copy, then it remounted the disk. then i wanted to reboot into snowleopard, but now i get a kernel panic right after i see the apple logo, even before the hard-disk-access-wheel-thing starts rotating. does anyone have an idea what could be the cause? is ccc changing anything about the partition it's creating the backup from? thanks!
  11. Hi! I got it to run using this guide, thanks for that. If i use the ATI graphics i get a kernel panic on startup - but if i switch to integrated graphics, it boots. My Problem however is, that neither the trackpoint nor the touchpad mouse works. In Leopard it works well. Can someone tell me how to get it to work? which kext is responsible for the trackpoint? can i copy it from leopard to snowleopard? Thanks!
  12. Hi! Is it somehow possible to run the latest IPhone SDK (IOS 4.1) on leopard? i'm running on 1.5.8 (iDeneb 1.3 with iDeneb combo update) and when i try to install the SDK it tells me that i need at least 1.6.2 Thanks for the help!
  13. So I have two harddisks harddisk 1 is a hardware RAID 0 and has an MBR partition table and Vista installed on a NTFS partition. Vista boots properly harddisk 2 is a normal disk and has a GPT partition table with three partitions, whereas OSX is installed on the second partition (which is formated with HFS+) Darwin/OSX cannot use my hardware RAID controller (they see both disks of the array individually), therefore i think i can't use darwin to dualboot into Vista. how can I get the Vista bootloader to load OSX from the GPT disk? I already tried easyBCD but so far i didn't manage to start OSX with it. is it even possible to use easyBCD to start OSX from a different harddisk, which has a GPT partition table and is formated with HFS+? can someone tell me, how i get Vista and OSX to dualboot if Vista is installed on a RAID array (which cannot be used by OSX) and OSX is installed on another disk? thanks!
  14. Hi! i have the following harddisk setup (which used to work before i screwed it up): GPT partitioned harddisk with three partitions: 1: journaled Mac (installed Kalyway 10.5.2) 2: journaled Mac (installed Kalyway 10.5.2 upgraded to 10.5.6 with a lot of ktext tweaking) 3: FAT the partitions are mapped into the protective MBR of the GPT such that i can access the FAT partition also from windows Vista. I work with the OS X installed in the second partition and I use the FAT partition to transfere data from and to Vista/OS X when i booted up usually the darwin bootloader showed up displaying 4 entries, with the second one preselected (that one started up kalyway 10.5.2) and I selected the third entry manually and booted up. so now i thoght it's about time to upgrade to snowleopard. since I never use the the osX installation in the first partition, i thoght i use that partition to backup my second one (just in case). so what i did: 1. start up disk utility from a OSX86 installation DVD 2. selected partition 1 and hit "erease" 3. restored partition 1 from partition 2 (the utility copied all files to the other disk. but afterwards when clicking on the partitions, it appears partition 2 still has 3 files more than partition 1) 4. rebooted but now - darwin doesn't pop up anymore. instead I see just this: >00000080 >00000002 000000C1 00000048 *<00064028 J<_ i thoght Darwin resides in the forst 440 bytes of the protective MBR in the GPT - no? so ereasing the first partition shouldn't have screwed it up... anyone knows what could have went wrong and how i can fix it?? thanks!
  15. supergnu

    which .kext file is used?

    And what about plugins? for examle, IONetworkingFamily.kext is listed, IONetworkingFamily.kext contains many different plugins - how can I see which of those plugins is actually loaded? Also - what exactly happends if the PC/Vendor ID is contained in more than one kext file? thanks