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  1. This guide will explain how to create a USB drive that can be used to install OSX, Windows, and Linux from a single USB drive. This USB drive can be very helpful in urgent situations such as: fixing broken OSX install (chameleon, kext, etc), installing/repairing Windows, or running Live CD of any Linux OS. Disclaimer I am not responsible for any consequences to your system by following the guide below. If you do follow this guide, please make sure to attain a valid purchased copy of the OSes you plan on installing. I am not responsible for your actions. This guide is just my experience and am sharing it with you guys for educational purposes. This entire guide, including creating OSX installer USB is solely for experimental reasons. Requirements USB drive of 16GB or greater is recommended An existing working install of OS X An existing working install of Windows An existing working install or live version of Linux YUMI – Multiboot USB Creator (Download) Preface: We will create three partitions on the USB: 1) for OSX installer 2) for Linux and Windows installers 3) for storage. The thrid partition is not required but recommend. We will use traditional methods to create OSX installer USB but targeted to the first partition. We will use YUMI to load up multiple OSes onto the second partition We will fix the partitions tables and set the OSX install partition to active, so that the USB boots to Chimera/Chameleon Guide From an existing running OS X, start Disk Utility and create 3 partitions are below: -- InstallOSX (Format: Mac OS Extended Journaled) Size: minimum 8GB -- Multiboot (Format: MS-DOS FAT) Size: Recommend minimum 8GB or desired amount to fit all OSs (Ubuntu, Windows, Mint, etc) -- Storage (Format: MS-DOS FAT) Size: Whatever you desire to have as separate storage Format the partitions above, and make sure to choose GUID Partition Table scheme! Use your desired method to create a OSX installer, but make sure to set the destination to InstallOSX partition (first partition) to create the OSX USB installer. Go to a Windows PC and run YUMI. Load up all the desired ISOs for the Windows/Linux onto the second parititon (Multiboot) Load up Linux and insert your USB drive. Go to terminal and insert the following commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gptsync //This will install gptsync sudo fdisk -l //Use this command to determine the name of your USB drive Ex: 'sdb' or 'sdc' sudo gptsync /dev/sdb // Make sure to change the 'sdb' to whatever is the name of your USB drive This above commands with sync your partition table to create a hybrid GPT/MBR partition scheme Boot into an existing running OSX, insert your USB drive, and start the Terminal Make the InstallOSX partition active by using the following commands: sudo diskutil list //Use this command to find out the USB drive's name. Ex: disk1 or disk2 sudo fdisk -e /dev/rdisk1 // Make sure to change 'rdisk1' to the name of the disk you found from diskutil list p // p will print the partition table of rdisk1. Determine the partition number for your "InstallOSX" partition, it should be 2 f 2 // This will make partition 2 active. Change '2' to the number that is your "InstallOSX" partition w //This will write to the partition y //Type y to confirm writing Your are done! Now you have a multiple OS install USB. Pop in the USB and make sure to set the BIOS to boot from USB first. The Chimera/Chameleon boot loader should show up with all the partitions on the USB and you PC. The first partition will be the InstallOSX and the second will be your Multiboot partition. When you select the Multiboot partition, it should load GRUB with list of all the Linux/Windows isntall options. Helpful References http://racerrehabman.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/guide-to-installing-windows-7-windows-8-mac-os-x-lion-and-ubuntu-multi-boot/ http://lifehacker.com/5698205/how-to-triple-boot-your-hackintosh-with-windows-and-linux http://racerrehabman.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/guide-to-installing-windows-7-windows-8-mac-os-x-lion-and-ubuntu-multi-boot/
  2. Meize, I really really want to thank you very much for taking the effort and building the FE driver for us! I really appreciate it.
  3. Success! Got graphics working with QE/CI on my x1300 radeon (solution: http://www.beejblog.com/2010/03/ati-x1300-pro-on-mac-os-x-snow-leopard.html) I am having the following issues now: Sleep not working properly: Computer goes to sleep fine, however, on wake up, I hear the computer turn on, but I see nothing on display. I have installed the latest Sleepenabler.kext from http://code.google.com/p/xnu-sleep-enabler/. DVD and DVD-RW drives are not working. Any suggestion on how to get these working?
  4. At the moment I am unable to remove the graphic card. I will try that later and post results. But however, my integrated graphics card is GMA 3000, which according to some research, it is not supported. I think, I kinda have found possible problem why I can only boot in safemode. According to the guide, http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/HCL_10.7.0/Desktops#Optiplex_745, I need to install the following kext: FakeSMC, AppleRTC, EvOReboot, NullCPUPowerManagement, Sleepenabler. In addition, after doing some research on x1300 graphic card, I need to also install EVOEnabler.kext. However, I am unsure where to find these kext. Can I use the kext from verdant's nForce guide (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=263931)? What about the EVOEnabler.kext? where do I get this one?
  5. I am having issues with my Dell 745. I am able to create the installation USB perfectly fine. However, the issue I am having is that I always have to boot into safe mode using the bootflag -x (I have to boot into safe mode during USB installation, and even after successful installation). If I don't boot into safe mode, I get stuck on a black screen with a cursor. I also tried booting with the following bootflags, however, none of them fixed the issue: GraphicsEnabler=Yes/No, "Graphics Mode"=1024x768x32, etc... I am guess this issue might be related to graphics card. I have a Radeon X1300 256MB. Vendor ID = 0x1002 and Device ID: 0x7146. Specs: Model:Dell Optiplex 745 DCSM Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.40GHz Front Side Bus: 1066MHz 4096KB L2 Cache 4096MB Dual PC2-4200 Hard Drive: 500GB Sata Ram Speed: 533MHz 3.0GB/S Link Speed 64-Bit Capable Radeon X1300 256MB http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/optix/en/opti_745techspecs.pdf
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    USB Wireless Adapater

    I am working on installing Lion onto my desktop. Once I get that running, I am looking to buy a wireless USB adapter for it. I have been looking online trying to decide which one to buy. However, I noticed majority of all usb adapters don't have drivers for a Mac. Any one have suggestion on which usb adapter to buy that will be compatible with a Mac. My price range is under $15.
  7. Using the bootflag "Graphics Mode"="1024x768x32" also didn't work. I used this method to install lion, http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=256729. Could the issue be related to my graphics card, Radeon X1300? Or the integrated graphics card, GMA 3000?
  8. I followed this guide, http://wiki.osx86pro...ps#Optiplex_745, to install Lion onto my Dell 745. I managed to get the installation to work fine, however I am having the following problems that is preventing me from continuing the configuration process of my installation (installing kext, installing chameleon, etc...) 1) Everytime I boot, I have to use the bootflag "-x -v rd=disk1s2". I am forced to boot into safe-mode. If I don't boot in safe mode, I get stuck on a black screen with a cursor. I also tried using the bootflag "GUI=No GraphicsEnabler=No" to see if that would fix the problem so I don't have to boot into safe mode. However, that didn't fix the issue. 2) Because I have to boot into safe mode, I can't mount my USB drive which contains all the kext and tools I need to configure the installation. The specs of my dell are: Model:Dell Optiplex 745 DCSM Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.40GHz Front Side Bus: 1066MHz 4096KB L2 Cache 4096MB Dual PC2-4200 Hard Drive: 500GB Sata Ram Speed: 533MHz 3.0GB/S Link Speed 64-Bit Capable Radeon X1300 256MB CDRW/DVDRW,DVDROM Sata Optical Drive Ethernet Functional Audio Functional Video Functional http://www.dell.com/...45techspecs.pdf
  9. I got the installation of 10.7 to work fine. However, now I am having the following problems and unable to install the required kext, chameleon, etc... 1) I keep having too use the following bootflag: -x -v rd=disk1s2. If I don't use safe mode, I can't boot into the OS and get stuck at the a blank black screen. 2) When I insert a USB drive, I am unable to mount it. Disk Utility recognizes the USB drive, but unable to mount it. It tells me to use Repair, but even after doing so it doesn't mount.
  10. Not sure about video. I haven't tested it out or played around with it. My video laggs/chops whenever I watch videos online, for example youtube. Go to <Snow Leopard Install>/System/Extra. You will find a file in there named com.apple.Boot.plist. Copy that file to desktop and then open it. Locate <key>Kernel Flags</key>. Below that line you will find <string></string>, replace it with <string>arch=i386 idlehalt=0</string>
  11. This guide is install Snow Leopard onto a nForce 560 chipset. My specs are: HP Pavilion DV6607nr OS X 10.6.4 Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core TK-53 | Chipset: NVIDIA nForce 560 MCP67 | Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7150M/nForce 630M (0x053110de) | Sound: Conexant HD Audio (0x504514f1) | Wireless: Broadcom BCM4311 (0x431114e4) | Ethernet: nForce Adapter (0x054C10de) | SATA HDD 160GB (dev: 0x055010de)??? | PATA SlimLine DVD Recorder (dev: 0x056010de)??? This guide is a barebone list of steps I used in order to have a successful install on my nForce560 (MCP67 chipset). During this guide, I have posted sources/bookmarks to which will help you troubleshoot all the issues you might have installing Snow Leopard with my guide. Please make sure to search the forum/google for all your issues before posting for help here. All credits for this guide goes to the following users listed below for their hard work and support in order for me to have a successful install of Snow Leopard. I am just a guy that complied a possible solution that worked for me based on their support. verdant arya hardknoxni69a ObsidianX ratvn Beerkex'd And others who I have forgotten to mention. Table of Contents ============== Part 1: Preparation for Mac Installations Part 2: Installing Leopard Part 3: Installing Snow Leopard Part 1: Preparation for Mac Installations A) You will first need Leopard running before you can install Snow Leopard (SL). Few parts of the guide will require you to have access to another Mac. In order to overcome this, I installed a Mac on my PC using VirtualBox. Guide to install Mac on VirtualBox: http://www.taranfx.com/install-mac-os-in-virtualbox B ) You will need two partitions on your hard drive, one for Leopard, and one for SL. Make the Leopard partition only 8GB for you will not need a lot of space for it since your main Mac install will be SL. Make your Snow Leopard partition your desired size. NOTE: Make sure the ordering of SL partition is BEFORE the Leopard partition. The reason for this is, after having a successful install of SL, you might not want to keep the Leopard partition. If the ordering of SL partition is BEFORE Leopard partition, you will be able to market the Leopard partition into SL partition. More Info: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=223421 C) Make sure to have your Windows Install cd sitting around because installing Leopard/SL will make the new patition active and will corrupt Window's boot files. Part 2: Installing Leopard Bookmark: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=99713 A) Injecting Extensions.mext into distro You will need to get Leo4Allv4.1 distro. In order for your hard drive to be recognized on the MCP67 chipset in Disk Utility for proper formatting and installation, you will need to inject a modified version of Extensions.mkext into distro dvd and re-burn the DVD. Guide to inject Extensions.mkext into distro: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...;p=887446 Download Extensions.mkext for MCP67: Mirror 1: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8RMN33UL | Mirror 2: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=252DLWRU | Source: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...p=1135945 B Now after injection of the Extensions.mkext which supports MCP67 chipset, you will need to pop in the install DVD into your optical drive. Instead of using a dvd, you can also use the USB installer method which will be a faster installation. I installed using a USB, but if you are a beginner, just stick with the dvd method. If you want to learn how to create a USB installer of a distro, visit this guide: http://www.taranfx.com/make-bootable-usb-m...86-snow-leopard C) Go to Disk Utility and select the partition you want to install Leopard on (Please make sure to read Part 1B). Format the parititon as Mac OS X Extenended Journaled with MBR partition scheme. D) Proceed to installation and click Customize. Deselect all the language packs and printer drivers. Deselect the default chipset and choose the nForce MCP67 chipset. E) Proceed with installation. F) Most likely you will always have to boot with the bootflag "idlehalt=0", which was my case. Congrats, you have a successful Leopard installation, G) If you try to boot into Windows and get an error, pop in your Windows install cd, make the your windows partition active, and then repair boot. Part 3: Installing Snow Leopard Bookmark: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=181876 http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=201330 A) Use HardKnox's Guide to install SL onto your SL partition. The remaining steps are modification I had to make to hardKnox's guide in order to get SL working. In addition to the kext that Hardknox's guide said to inert into /System/Library/Extensions, you will have to also add the AppleNForceATA.kext form your Leopard's installation. Just navigate to <Leopard Installation>/System/Library/Extension and copy the AppleNForceATA.kext into the SL installation. Don't forget to fix the permissions. C) You will have to boot with the bootflags "arch=i386 idlehalt=0", so make sure to edit thecom.apple.Boot.plist file located in <Snow Leopard Installation>/Extra. D) Reboot, and boot with the bootflags "-f -v". E) Congrats if you booted successfully with into Snow Leopard. If you got a kernel panic, don't panic! Read the verbose output for the kernel panic and try to figure out which kext caused this panic. In my case, something with Firewire kept giving me kernel panic. F) If Firewire was the issue, go to BIOS and disable Firewire. If you don't have a Firewire option in BIOS, boot back into your Leopard install, then navigate to < Snow Leopard Install>/System/Library/Extensions and rename the follow kext to ExtensionName.kext.backup. AppleFWAudio.kext IOFireWireFamily.kext IOFireWireSerialBusProtocolTransport.kext IOFireWireAVC.kext IOFireWireIP.kext G) Reboot, most likely your kernel panic should have disappeared and you should have successfully booted into your SL install. If you still get a kernel panic, try to google it or search for a solution on this forum for the kernel panic. If you booted into SL install successfully, proceed to the next step. H) Download the following Extensions Addons.zip file, http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FX1RCWD3. It contains few extra kext for sound, battery, etc... These worked for me, but might not work for you, but still give it a try. I also added a modified IOATAFamily.kext (source)in there, which allowed me to boot faster. I) You will need to extract and patch your DSDT and put it in <SL install>/Extra. Google or search this forum on how to do this for I don't have a lot of knowledge about this. If you have the same laptop (HP DV6607nr), you can mostely use the same dsdt as mine. See the attachment below to download it. J) Since you are using AMD, you will need to use Marvin's AMD Utilities to patch the CPUIDs. I didn't have success doing the patching, and have given up, so I hope it works for you. K) Download Combo Update 10.6.4. DON'T INSTALL IT YET!!! When doing the combo update, Apple will reinstall kext which you might have disabled. In my case, I disabled firewire related kext in Part 3F above. If you also had to disable any kext in order to have successful install, you will have follow the next step below. If you didn't have to disable any kext, you can skip the next step and proceed to install the update. L) Please follow these instructions given to me by @verdant. Many many thanks to @verdant for helping me with this issue and finding a way to disable kext during Apple's update installation. M) Congrats, not only you have a successful installation of SL but also updated to latest 10.6.4. Make sure if you have any issue, to search the forums first. I durning the guide, I have bookmarked few topics which act a backbone to this guide I have created. This guide was just a barebone list of steps I used in order to have a successful install. Please refer to those bookmarks and posts made in those topics for troubleshooting your issues. Conclusion for my hardware: Very poor power management (waiting for voodooPower 1.3 with SL support), no graphics, no sleep Addons.rar
  12. I am trying to dual boot snow leopard and XP on my netbook. I formatted my drive with 2 partition: 1) SL 2) Windows XP. I set the partition scheme to GUID. 1) Installed SL onto the SL partition and was properly able to boot into SL. 2) Then installed Windows XP using usb isntaller After installing XP, the installer restarts in order to go to the gui setup screen, but I get the following error message when trying to boot into Windows: *I also followed this guide: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330184 but it didn't resolve the issue. *I also used this command in the recovery console, expand d:\winsetup\xphsp3\i386\hal.dl_ c:\windows\system32\hal.dll, but it said "Unable to create file hal.dll. 0 files<s> expanded." Using the recovery console, I copied the Boot.ini file to the USB so that way I can examine the content of the Boot.ini file. It seems that the Boot.ini file is correctly pointing to the right parition of where XP is installed since partition 1 is EFI, 2) Snow Leopard 3) Windows XP I am not really sure what is causing this problem.
  13. I have a MSI Wind U123 netbook with a built in webcam: BisonCam, NB Pro. Photobooth, Skype, Facebook webcam doesn't work for me, but iChat, Gmail Video chat works fine. I went to System Profiler, and my webcam is detected and the following info shows: BisonCam, NB Pro: Product ID: 0x0203 Vendor ID: 0x5986 Version: 3.08 Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec Manufacture: Bison Electronics Inc. Location id: 0xfd500000 Current Available (mA): 500 Current Required (mA) 500 I tried maccam, manycam but they didn't work. I was reading through this topic and noticed that linux has support but is there any way to port that into OS X?
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    [GUIDE] HP Mini 110

    So has anyone gotten Snow Leopard fully working with HP Mini 110? I am planning to buy a HP Mini 110-3015DX, but before I do, I want to confirm if everything runs smooth on Snow Leopard. I was reading all the post in this topic and noticed issues with Wireless and Ethernet. How do I know which wireless card I have to buy to get it working on SL?