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  1. Note: Below is not fully-formatted correctly, you can open the attached rtf file to view correct formatting. Computer used: HP G60-433ca Things Working: · Windows is fully functional · Ubuntu is fully functional · Mac OS X boots o Native Resolution (in both 32 and 64-bit) o Wireless works o Webcam works Things not working (OS X): · Battery Icon · Audio · Flash Player + Safari = Issues (Use Firefox for the time being) · Preview program doesn't display images for some reason · 2-finger scrolling (Voodoo Kext) doesn’t work on Synaptics Touchpad · No Hardware Acceleration (Quartz Extreme) o Use iLife '08 instead of '09 o Use iWork '08 with the QE patch instead of '09 Requirements: · An Ubuntu CD (amd64 for 64-bit, i386 for 32-bit) [v10.04 used for this guide] · A Mac OS X Snow Leopard Install DVD (modified for MBR) · An Empire EFI boot disc · A Windows 7 Install DVD + Valid Serial Number · Chameleon RC4 (with 915Resolution Patch) I. Ubuntu 1. Insert the Ubuntu CD into your computer 2. When prompted, select to try a live distribution before installing 3. Once Ubuntu has loaded, select System > Administration > Gparted 4. In GParted, select Device > Create Partition Table... 5. Create a Partition Table with the following: · A NTFS Partition (for Windows) · A FAT32 Partition (for OS X) · A ext4 Partition (for Ubuntu) 6. Click Apply to create the partition table 7. Exit GParted and select “Install Ubuntu” on the desktop 8. When asked where to install Ubuntu, select Specify partitions manually... (Advanced) 9. Find your ext4 partition and click Change... 10. Set the mount point of the partition to “/” 11. Ignore any warning about not having a swap partition 12. At the Ready to Install screen, click on Advanced... 13. On selecting where to install the bootloader, select your Ubuntu (3rd) partition 14. Ubuntu should install as normal II. Windows 1. Insert your Windows Installation DVD and start the computer 2. Select your language, keyboard and other basic settings 3. When prompted, select Custom Installation 4. Select the NTFS Partition as the Windows install location 5. Install as Normal 6. Set the Windows clock to Universal III. Mac OS X 1. Insert your Empire EFI boot disc and start the computer 2. Once loaded, eject the disc and replace it with your OS X Install DVD 3. Press F5 and the OS X DVD Icon should appear 4. Press Enter to boot the disc 5. Once loaded, select Utilities > Disk Utilities from the top menu bar 6. Select your FAT32 partition and go to the Erase tab 7. Format the partition to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) 8. Proceed with Installation as normal 9. At the end, the installer might give an error that the OS X installation could not be accessed; ignore this message 10. Restart your computer and boot the Empire EFI disc again 11. You should see your OS X Partition, press enter to load it 12. Finish your installation as normal 13. Copy the Chameleon files (boot, boot0, boot1h...) to a folder on your desktop 14. Open a terminal (Applications > Utilities > Terminal) and type the following (assuming OS X is on 2nd partition): cd Desktop cd [Name of folder with files] sudo fdisk -f boot0 -u -y /dev/rdisk0 sudo dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdisk0s2 sudo cp boot / 15. Now open the Empire EFI disc (icon on desktop) to view the contents 16. Copy the Extra folder from the disc to the root of your Mac OS X partition 17. In the Extra folder, delete the Themes subfolder 18. Open the Preboot.dmg image file in the Extra folder 19. Open the Extra folder on the Preboot drive 20. Delete the Themes subfolder there as well 21. Open com.apple.Boot.plist in the Preboot drive's Extra folder 22. Edit the following lines a) Delete –v Delete Wait=Yes c) Add <key>Graphics Mode</key><string>[Optimal Resolution]x32</string> d) If using a multi-core processor, change cpus=1 to the number of cores e) If using 64-bit: i. Change arch=i386 to arch=x86_64 ii. change -legacy to -x64 23. Save the file 24. Update OS X via Software Update IV. Ubuntu Revisited A 1. Restart the computer and launch Ubuntu 2. Open System > Administration > Disk Utility 3. Select the Windows partition on your hard drive and click on the Edit Partition button 4. Check the Bootable checkbox 5. Select your OS X partition, edit the partition, and uncheck it's Bootable checkbox V. Windows Revisited 1. Insert your Windows Installation Disc and boot it 2. Select your language/keyboard layout, etc. 3. On the screen with the Install Now button, select Repair... 4. You'll be asked to repair boot options and restart, do so VI. Ubuntu Revisited B 1. Insert your Empire EFI disc 2. Boot Ubuntu 3. Open System > Administration > Disk Utility 4. Select the Windows partition on your hard drive and click on the Edit Partition button 5. Uncheck the Bootable checkbox 6. Select your OS X partition, edit the partition, and check it's Bootable checkbox Your installation should now be complete. If anyone has any questions/comments, feel free to reply. Installation_Guide.rtf
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    Intel GMA4500 / GL 4x Express Chipset

    Thanks for the tip about iLife/iWork. Now I can use iMovie! Is there any way to run Final Cut Studio or Logic Studio? I hope that a solution to hardware acceleration (QE/CI) is found soon; right now I'm using Deviato's method for native resolution (64-bit).
  3. Hello. I've been readin a bunch about people patching DSDT tables. I was wondering what is the best method. I have ubuntu on another partition and read somewhere that a DSDT file could be made on Ubuntu, then copied over. I was wondering if this is a good method or if I should just use the DSDT patcher program. Or is there really even a difference?
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    Snow Leopard 10.6.2 on [ Hp tm2 ]

    I was thinking of getting a Tm2(-1070ca). Being able to run OS X would definitely be a plus.
  5. Im having troubles with the following items and would like to know where to find kexts: 1. Screen (Res. Stuck at 1024x768) - Should be 1366x768 2. Battery (Displays an X) 3. TrackPad - for easier use and 2-finger scrolling My hardware information can be found in the attached html file. Also, what steps must be taken to update to 10.6.2 from just 10.6. Hardware.html
  6. Try SnowOSX Universal v3.6. You should be able to find it on any common torrent site. So far, it's pretty the only "distro" for Snow Leopard (You may need an SSE3 processor for this). Although, I would recommend doing a retail/vanilla install. There are ways to install it on a PC using various methods such as Boot-132. If you have a MBR partition table (like me), you can save the disc to a dmg first and modify it to install to MBR rather than GPT (Google is your friend). I did some searching myself and found a Snow Leopard MBR DVD5 file that'll be trying.
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    OSX MBR Problem?

    It looks like you set up your partition table incorrectly. MBR can either have: 1. Four primary partitions 2. Three primary partitions, with 1 extended partition which can hold an infinite number of logical partitions What you should want is to go into diskpart (or my personal favourite, GParted on an Ubuntu Live CD), delete your extended/logical partitions, and create an unformatted partition in their place. When you load up the OSX installation disc, go into Disk Utility and format the partition to Mac Jorunaled Extended; install OSX to that partition.
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    Help with muti-booting.

    I made a possible plan of what I may do for this installation. Feedback would be much appreciated. http://pastebin.ca/1732553
  9. Currently have: MBR Partition Table 285.98GB NTFS (Windows, already installed) 12.11GB NTFS (RECOVERY partition) Wanna Get: 100GB HFS+ (Snow Leopard) 175GB NTFS (Windows) 12GB Ext4 (Ubuntu) 11GB NTFS (RECOVERY) Chameleon 2 RC4 BootLoader How could I do this? Would I need to change to GPT? Will the RECOVERY pose any problems? Would I be able to use a retail DVD of Snow Leopard (Boot-132 method of loading)? How do I install chameleon? Do I need a swap partition (I don't even know what that is)? Is what I want to acheive even possible? Would it be possible to keep my Windows partition (just shrink it)[i could also back it up to an image and restore it after table reformatting]? Any help would be appreciated My System Specifications (HP) I'm not quite sure how to do this because as far as I know: Windows needs MBR Snow Leopard needs GPT Windows and OS X need to be primary There should be an EFI partition There should be a partition for chameleon The 'RECOVERY' takes up a partition There are only 4 primary partitions in a MBR table I don't quite know how Ubuntu fits in to all of this. I beleive it can be booted from a extended partition. I heard about a MBR-GPT hybrid table, although I'm still trying to wrap my head around it.
  10. Currently have: MBR Partition Table 285.98GB NTFS (Windows, already installed) 12.11GB NTFS (RECOVERY partition) Wanna Get: 100GB HFS+ (Snow Leopard) 175GB NTFS (Windows) 12GB Ext4 (Ubuntu) 11GB NTFS (RECOVERY) Chameleon 2 RC4 BootLoader How could I do this? Would I need to change to GPT? Will the RECOVERY pose any problems? Would I be able to use a retail DVD of Snow Leopard (Boot-132 method of loading)? How do I install chameleon? Do I need a swap partition (I don't even know what that is)? Is what I want to acheive even possible? Would it be possible to keep my Windows partition (just shrink it)[i could also back it up to an image and restore it after table reformatting]? Any help would be appreciated My System Specifications (HP)
  11. I have yet to hear of anyone actually attempting a Snow Leopard/7/Ubuntu Triple-Boot yet. This is not a tested method of installing an OSx86 Triple-Boot. Shrinking the Partition is a term that means that a user will use certain software to make a partition smaller, keeping the original data, but leaving less extra free room for future files. HFS+ (Hierarchical File System Plus) is the technical term for the mac filesystem (extended) F9?
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    TRIPLE-BOOT HELP

    I intend to backup my Windows partition as an image on an external drive, just in case I know better than to take something like this on with no insurance as to the safekeeping of my files.
  13. How can I make a triple-boot system with Mac Snow Leopard, Windows 7, and Ubuntu 9.10. I already have Windows 7 on my system, and would prefer to keep my files/programs/settings. Could I make that partition smaller, then just add other partitions for OSX/Ubuntu? I also have a RECOVERY partition on my system; could that pose a problem? I have a method I made based off of other guides that I was thinking of trying, but I'm pretty sure there may be something wrong as I haven't actually done this before. I'd like to use the Chameleon (RC4) BootLoader, which is a nice looking loader, as well as it will be able to keep my RECOVERY partition from showing up on the boot menu. I have an ubuntu disc, as well as a snow leopard disc.
  14. EDIT: I've created a new theroretical guide available here. Please disregard the guide below. NOTE: THIS IS NOT A PROVEN GUIDE This is just what I'm thinking of trying for a triple-boot system. I've just based most of this off of other guides. There may be faults. I am asking for insight as to where these could occur. I want to make a triple-boot system with 7, Snow, and Ubuntu with the Chameleon BootLoader, and I have a couple questions: Is there a way to go about partitioning aside from disk utility (like from GParted in the Ubunti LiveCD)? Is there a way to keep my stuff already on my current Windows drive without reformating (like shrinking the partition with GParted)? If I have a RECOVERY Partition that cam on my PC, would that complicate things? How do I go about installing Chameleon? So far this is what I have planned, although I'm not sure if there would be errors: pc_efi_v80.zip
  15. I was looking to install 6 operating systems on my computer: Windows 7 - already installed Windows XP Mac OSX 10.6 - with 10.6.1 update Ubuntu 9.10 (Linux) BackTrack 4 [Pre-Release] (Linux) FreeDos 1.0 I was plnning to use Chameleon 2.0 bootloader. But I have a few questions/comments before performing the installation: 1. How many Operating Systems is Chameleon (2.0 RC3) limited to? 2. I'd like to keep the contents of my Windows 7 partition (just shrink it), is this possible? 3. If I have a RECOVERY partition (came pre-installed on the system), could this cause additional problems (if I want to keep it)? 4. Would Chameleon replace the system's BIOS? This is what's used to recover to factory default settings from the RECOVERY partition. 5. Do I need a "swap" partition (I don't really know what swap is) If so, would I need 1 or 2 swap partitions (one for Ubuntu, another for BackTrack) 6. How would I do the install? From what I understand, this is what I have: i) Defragment, then shrink the Windows 7 partition ii) Boot Ubuntu (live CD), and make the nessecary 5 additional partitions. Also, format WinXP destination partition to NTFS and Ubuntu to ext4 iii) Boot Mac OSX via Boot-132 CD, format 2nd partition to Mac OSX Journaled+EFI and install Install Chameleon 2.0 RC3 iv) Boot Windows XP CD and Install to 3rd partition v) Boot Ubuntu and install to 4th partition vi) Boot BackTrack and go through nessecary steps to install to 5th vii) Boot FreeDos and Install to 6th Attached is a small chart (picture) of How much of the disk I'd like to dedicate to each partition (minus swap, which I'm not sure I need).
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