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About oman412

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  1. First and foremost I would like to make it clear that I do not take credit for this information, I just would like to provide the OSx86 community with the formula that worked best for me all in one guide. I will be give credit to all those who deserve it as we walk through this, my purpose is just to save maybe just one person from numerous trial and error installs and hours of googling (though I love to google, if that's even a real verb lol). In this guide I explain how to dual boot XP and Leopard without the use of any media i.e. DVD, Flash Drive etc., assuming you already have xp installed OKAY LETS GO!!! Computer & Hardware Acer Aspire One AOA150 CPU:Intel Atom N270, 1600 MHz Memory:1.5 GB DDR2-667 SD-RAM Stock 1 GB (512 removable),replaced with 1 GB I bought from NewEgg for $25. Google Install memory in Acer Aspire one and you will be flooded with tutorials. Also use this opportunity to switch out your wireless card since you have to remove it to get to the memory slot anyway. Video:Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family 224 MB Audio:Intel 82801 GBM ICH7-M ALC268 Network: Wired-Realtek RTL8139/810x PCI-E Fast Ethernet Wireless-Dell Wireless 1490 Dual Band WLAN Mini PCI card (DW1490) Works OOB!!! Replaced stock Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Networt Adapter with DW1490 bought from ebay for $8. If you did not find and use a tutorial to upgrade memory as a opportunity to switch out the wireless card and/or only want to install a wireless card and skip the memory upgrade for now I found this tutorial to be very helpful. Just go through to step three ignoring any reference to disassembling the screen, once you get to step three and install the card hit reverse and reassemble your netbook. Like I said the DW1490 I bought worked right OOB, no need for kext or any non-sense. If you are unsure what your hardware configuration is download and run Everest Ultimate, or for a free alternative use Belarc Advisor (you know because you wouldn't want to go to your favorite torrent tracker site and search/download for Everest Ultimate for a more detailed description of your hardware/software configuration ) Okay I am assuming you already have XP installed, I am not going to cover installing XP other than saying if you need to install XP the easiest way on this netbook is to use WinToFlash, this guide should work for you, and also make sure to install XP prior to installing any other operating systems it will make your life much easier. Pre-Installation Download iATKOS v7 Upgrade your BIOS, check out Acer's website to see if you have the latest release. Log into XP and unzip the files I have attached to this post As to not reinvent the wheel let's use what we need from this very helpful guide written by Mr twilight.lee (thank you Mr. twilight.lee ) to set up our install partition. -Yes, yes very nice but if your someone like me plain text just bores you sometimes and using an application with a GUI does not make you a bad person does it, so let's do that. Download and install Easeus Partition Master which is FREE!! -Open EPM and select the partition XP is installed to (unless you have already partitioned your drive it should be pretty much on the entire disk) then click on the "Resize/Move" icon, resize to whatever size you want your XP partition to be (I set mine to about 30 GB and I was being generous Bill Gates) click ok -Now select the unallocated space and click the "Create" icon, choose the following Partition Label: leave blank Create As: Primary (do not select logical as you might run into boot problems Drive Letter: none (windows won't see it anyways once OS X is installed) File System: Unformatted Under "Size and Position" shrink that partition down as to leave about 4.5 GB unallocated space (i.e. Unallocated Space After 4608 MB), then click ok -Select the last unallocated space and once again click the "Create" icon, this time choose Partition Label: Call it Install partition or something I called mine iATKOS v7 Create As: Primary Drive Letter: Assign whatever you would like (as long as the Letter is not already in use obviously) File System: Fat32 -Click ok -Now click apply at which point EPM will prompt you to restart your system to apply the changes, do so and when it reboots it will partition and format your drive as set up. As explained by twilight.lee the interface in Leopard install helper is in chinese so I provided you with a image of the interface in English in the zip file attached, it's the same image twilight.lee was so kind to provide us . -Whoa not so fast, still have to do one more thing before we can reboot and install. Once again thank you to twilight.lee for yet another very helpful post A quick recap -Extract chameleo.iso to C:\, your root directory -Go to your start menu, right click on "My Computer" and select properties. Select the "Advance" tab and under "Startup and Recovery" click settings. -Under "System startup" click edit and add c:\ieldr="Chameleon-2.0RC1-r431" as in step 2 to the end of the file. Then save (just save not save as...) Okay now we should be ready to reboot and install Leopard, and the beutiful thing is you can have a permanent partition for iATKOS in case you have to reinstall drivers Installation Restart your machine at which point you should see the option to choose between XP or Chameleon v2, Select Chameleon then your install partition. Mac installer will open and Click button In the task bar select utilities=>Disk utility Select the partition you made for OS X, then click on "Erase" Under "Volume Format" select Mac OS Extended (Journaled), name your partition (no spaces) I named mine X yup just X. Now click "Erase" Once Disk Utility is done doing its thing exit out and click "Continue", READ THE LICENSE AGREEMENT IT HAS USEFUL INFORMATION THAT YOU MAY NEED IN CASE YOU RUN INTO PROBLEMS, Click Agree Select your newly formatted OS X partition, click "Continue". Click on the "Customize" button in the lower left corner and select: iATKOS v7 Main System (Default)(Check) -Bootloader ---Chameleon v2 (Default)(Check) -X86 Patches ---/Extra Directories (Default)(Check) ---DSDT (Default)(Check) ---Decrypters ------AppleDecyrpt (UnCheck) ------dsmos (Check) ---Kernels ------9.5.0 Kernel voodoo (Check) ---ACPI ------x86 ACPI (Check) ---Disabler (Default)(Check) -Drivers ---VGA ------Intel ---------GMA 950 (Check)) ---System ------Sound ---------Voodoo HDA driver (Default)(Check) ------PS/2 mouse/keyboard ---------Apple PS/2 (Check) ------Laptop Battery (Check) ---Network ------Wired ---------Realtek ------------Realtek R1000 (Check) Post-Install Actions (Default)(Check) Click done then Install, now you can take a break and let the system do its thing. Once it's done installing it should prompt you to restart or just restart on it's own in my many trials both have occurred. Post-Installation At this point you should have an almost fully functional system, almost everything works except for some of the trackpad features and sleep, and a partial card reader (have to boot with card in for the system to see it). To fix the trackpad, unzip the Keyboard.prefPane.zip and copy the Keyboard.prefPane file into System\Library\PreferencePanes. It will ask you to authenticate do so then agree to replace. Go to system preferences and you should have a trackpad control panel inside "Keyboard & Mouse". To get a fully function sd/sdhc card reader just use OSx86 Tools to install the IOSDHCIBlockDevice.kext EDIT: Another option is to install voodoosdhc.kext, I have found it to be faster not to mention not as much hassle to get it working. But it is in beta so use with caution (though I have not run into any problems myself). The link to the kext is at the end of this post . I am currently working on fixing the sleep problem, but what i did to avoid problems was go into the "Energy Saver" in System Preferences click on show details and and slide both over to never. I will update my post when I find a more elegant solution. Well there you go, I told you it would be easy now you have a fully functional Mac Nano Congrats. If anyone has any useful information feel free to contact me and post your ideas, feedback on whether this method worked for you would be great. Links to my references twilight.lee's post on Leopard Install Helper Yet another one of twilight.lee's useful post Tutorial on how to switch out the wireless network card. thx lufcfan WinToFlash reference for installing XP Everything you need for this guide is right here. Here is the VoodooSDHC.kext if it's all you need.
  2. Help with enabling AHCI

    Thank for the reply, I have already tried iPC 10.5.6, iATKOS v7 and I am now going to try Kalyway (hopefully this one works)
  3. HP m8020n

    HP Pavilion m8020n iATKOS v7 10.5.7 Board: ASUS PSLP-LE (Leonite) Chipset: Intel® 82801G (ICH7 Family) Processor: 2.13 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4GB DDR2 SDRAM (stock 2GB) Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 7350 LE Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio (ALC888) Ethernet: Intel Pro/100 VE !!Wireless is not working, but a fix might exist have not tried since I don't need it!! Installation: Make sure to enable AHCI in your BIOS, if not you will get the "Still waiting for root device" error Boot from installation DVD Read the information in the agreement prior to installation, follow instructions for a clean install (installing over iPC 10.5.6 Final failed) Select customize Select: iATKOS main, Vanilla Kernel (default don't select anything), Desabler.kext, OHR, Chameleon v2, voodoo HDA (audio), Intel PRO/100 VE, NVIDIA EFI strings and katit enabler Select Done then Install Ethernet: Download and install AppleIntel8255x.kext (use OSx86 Tools or UInstaller) Follow instructions here Make sure to add the kernel flag -f to your com.apple.boot.plist as explained in the forum link above or you could simply use Chameleons v2 GUI to boot with the -f kernel flag (if not you will get the "cable unplugged" error) Working: Graphics Sound Ethernet Not Working Sleep Wireless Network card
  4. iAtkos V7 OSX 10.5.7

    Have you tried enabling AHCI
  5. Hello I have a HP G60-249WM which I would like to Dual boot with Leopard (or snow leopard) and Vista. I have already successfully done so on my HP m8020n. I know in the process you are supposed to enable AHCI, here lies my problem when I tried to enable AHCI in BIOS there is no option to. I have tried googling with no luck. Is there some sort of driver I need to download? Is there a patch I can apply to the install to allow OSx86 work under an IDE setup? Any help would be greatly appreciated and thank you in advance. Here are my system specs AMD Athlon Dual-Core QL-62 @2.00GHz Wistron 303c MotherBoard 3gb RAM Nvidia GeForce 8200M G Toshiba MK2555GSX ATA Device (250gb) (Hard Drive) NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 mbps Ethernet Atheros AR5007 802.11 b/g Wifi adapter