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  1. I used Disk Management in windows to shrink the size of my current partition, booted into my mac OS installer and formated the partition as HFS+ Journeled through Disk Utility. Nothing out of the ordinary AFAIK. Might try installing to an external drive and copying it over, thats a good suggestion.
  2. Ok,I tried formatting the partition to install snow leo on it, but it refuses to install since the partition is on a MBR drive. Is there a way I can make it work without formating it as GUID, and without another mac? I also had to fix my bootloader to get back to windows, which wasnt difficult but why would formatting a partition mess that up when nothing was installed?
  3. Since the mac partition would be marked as the boot partition by OS X, wouldnt chameleon be able to boot my windows 7? If not, is that just a matter of putting in my windows 7 disk and running a repair from it?
  4. I have a computer that has an existing install of Windows 7 on it. I've been able to use Disk Management to shrink the partition so I had a second one large enough to install snow leopard. I'm planning on using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and retail snow leopard to install to the partition, and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to install drivers/bootloader. My main question is, this is on a MBR drive. Will this mess up my windows partition? Or will it remain intact?
  5. OS X 10.7 is Lion

    My initial reaction is DO NOT WANT! So long as I dont have to use the iOS features thats fine. If I wanted that I'd use my ipod touch. When I'm on a desktop computer, I want to use it as a desktop and not an oversized ipad, which itself is just an oversized ipod touch. What scares me is the possibility of the app store becoming the ONLY source of third party apps. I think the mac has been too long for that to happen, but its still not outside the realm of possibility.
  6. I have to agree that it has its pros and cons. The hardware itself mostly sounds astounding. The core 2 is just fine for the size of the machine. It is overpriced, but not overly so. If the 11 inch model were $700, I might be tempted to buy one. The area they lost me was battery life. I'm sorry, but 5 hours is complete {censored} considering my current laptop, a 15.6 inch desktop replacement with a core 2, a high end graphics card and a 1080p screen gets 6 hours of battery life. In a laptop most of the power is consumed by the drives and screens. An 11 inch (low resolution, too) computer with an SSD and no optical drive should last longer than 5 hours, thats pretty much what would be expected as a minimum. Compared to the previous version of the macbook air, its definitely a huge, huge improvement.
  7. What network cards work?

    I dont know what the compatibility on the AR5BXB61 is, but I can tell you to stay far away from the AR5007EG. It simply doesnt work more than once, and even then its a pain to get going.
  8. Can't turn Airport on [AR5007EG]

    I have this card in my hackintosh, and I can say that you're better off replacing it. You'll get it to work maybe once or twice. But if you really want to know... Get Kismac, go to preferences and add an Apple Airport extreme card in passive mode. Then get out of preferences and start scaning in it for networks. As soon as kismac sees networks, stop it and try to connect through System Preferences or the wifi menu item. If you actualy used search, you would have found this information and much more detailed instructions.
  9. I have a Compaq Presario C770US with a GMA X3100 in it running Snow Leopard 10.6.4. I've ran leopard on it before with no issues, but Snow leopard (tried 10.6.0, 10.6.3 and 10.6.4) has a problem where after the apple logo, when it should be logging in it'll show me a gray screen. I can still interact with the computer, if I push the power button and press enter, it'll shut off and if I move the cursor in the direction of the upper right, the screen will shut off(which I have it set to do). The gray screen shows up on an external monitor if I plug one in as well. Whats weird is, sometimes it boots up fine, and works perfectly. But the next time I boot it'll fail. Sometimes I can get it to work by rebooting without an external monitor attached if there was one, or with one attached if there wasnt. I can also get in if I boot in safe mode, change any setting under Display in System Preferences and then reboot. The machine runs in 32-bit mode, with a vanilla kernel and mostly vanilla kexts(only audio, trackpad and battery arent vanilla). The only things not working on it are wifi and sleep, neither of which I really care about. Any ideas? EDIT: I figured out a way to make it consistently work. If I boot with the -v flag, it works every time. I have no clue why, since to my understanding that just makes it display messages that would normally be hidden in the name of appearance, but it does appear to work since I've rebooted about 8 times with both an external monitor attached and not attached just fine.
  10. released Update to 10.6.4

    open terminal and type uname -a If the end of the output is i386, its 32-bit. if its x86_64, its 64-bit. Update ran fine on my old hackintosh(Presario C770US, not in sig). Had to boot with -f flag on first reboot but after that it worked without.
  11. Can somebody recommend an Office app?

    I recently got a 3rd gen ipod touch which I intend to pirmarily use as a pda of sorts. Can anyone recommend a good office suite? I need to be able to sync with a pc, no cloud stuff. I've tried Quickoffice, but it chokes on all the documents I've given it where it'll either screw up the formating or quit when I try opening a larger document. Doc/Docx, Xls/Xlsx are musts, .mpp(project) would be nice but its not critical to have. My ipod is jailbroken, so cydia apps work fine too.
  12. I've done much searching on this but cant find any answers. So I thought I'd ask here. I have a Dell Studio 1555. I have everything working except for sound and wireless. It appears that my wireless is different than that of most dell studio 1555s. Does anyone know if a driver exists for a "Dell Wireless 1520" card? Every time I try to search I find tutorials for Dell Inspiron 1520 laptops but not the wifi card. As far as my audio, System Information identifies it as an Intel High Definition Audio card with a device ID of 0x102802BE. I've tried installing VoodooHDA.kext, and it gives me volume controls, the icon in the menu bar, etc. but no sound comes out of my speakers or headphone ports. Edit: Chipset is Intel PM45
  13. Mac OS X...on Consoles!

    The wii's cpu is very close to that of a g3, and closer to a cpu apple used than the other consoles. It may be possible to get the tiger kernel running, but I dont think anything but the original Mac OS X 10.0 will run on it due to it only having 88mb of system ram. Obviously this would be sluggish at best. The other systems would run it alot better, but they're held back by their cpu's being more heavily modified.
  14. This board is a memory lover!

    Sure, thats alot, but... http://www.engadget.com/2008/08/22/16gb-hy...strated-at-idf/ .. I hope this hits the streets fairly soon.
  15. Ten years of iMacs

    I happen to have the first one, and I'm still in disbelife that its 10. It feels so modern and fast!(Well, fast in OS 9). Too bad its starting to show its age(monitor goes out when switching resolutions or rebooting. Have to unplug to get out of it). Still a fun computer, even by today's standards!