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  1. Worked brilliantly, thanks.
  2. So I have Windows on my hard drive and there's too much partition work if I want to install another OS, so I decided to try installing OSX onto an external HDD I had lying around. But the title! You've probably noticed it! (Hopefully.) Okay then, you would probably be asking, how did I install OSX onto the external HDD? I removed the external HDD while the disc ([url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Supported from tonymacosx86) was booting, and then inserted it after I started booting the OSX installer disc. The problem is, Chameleon here doesn't seem to detect external HDDs that you plug in after it loads, even when you press F5. I've tried booting [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Supported and a BootCDMaker generated disc, and both of them get stuck with my external HDD plugged in. I haven't tried with my BootCDMaker disc what I tried with the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] disc (plug in after Chameleon boots and press F5), but I'm assuming it's still the case because they're both Chameleon! Does anyone know of any solution? EDIT: I've just realised that this might go better in Post-installation or Installation...
  3. a2h

    Chameleon RC4 is out!

    I'm new to hackintoshing, so please excuse me if I come off as stupid. Anyway, I'm interested in installing Chameleon RC5, from what I can see, I've found an installer for an older pre version, and that the trunk versions are stable enough for ordinary use according to some. Any recommendations on what I do, and whether I should install RC4 instead and not worry about RC5? I remember reading somewhere that RC5 would have some feature related to multibooting that would be quite useful, and I've also seen that RC5 has a prefpane.
  4. (This is a crosspost with my blog post) Thanks to this tutorial for some pointers. This method has been tested on VMware Player 3.0.1 with iDeneb 1.6 lite. As VMware Workstation is quite similar, this tutorial is expected to work under it as well. You know what you doing, move zig Create a new virtual machine Select the iDeneb iso, and click next Set the OS to Other -> FreeBSD (64-bit untested) Give your VM a name, like "Mac OS X" or something as unoriginal as you want Make the hard drive about 15G or so You probably are at the end of the wizard now (unless you're using Workstation) Edit the VM (this can be done through the wizard if you're using Workstation) Set the RAM to something you like, at least 512M Go to the network adapter page and change it to bridged Close the settings Play/start/whatever the VM As soon as the "press any key to load Mac OS X or F8" screen comes up, press F8 Type in: "-v -f busratio=10 cpus=1" without the quotes (your mileage may vary, maybe try 7 instead?) Wait for the flying text party to end Skip past the welcome, license, etc until you get to the destination selection screen Go into Utilities -> Disk Utility Erase the disc using "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" (this should be default), with whatever name you like Go on, but then go into Customize SELECT THESE: Kernel 9.7.0, ACPI fix, Old PS/2 drivers, ICH fix (This list is off my memory, please tell me if this combo fails! Also I don't know how to get sound working) Wait. Twiddle your thumbs. Try to wonder what spectrum Portal is trying to comply with. Fall off a cliff (well no don't fall off a cliff). Upon restart, when Chameleon is counting down, give it the flags you used to go into the installer Go through the post install wizard Go into Terminal Run this command: sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist Add these two lines: <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1280x800x32</string> Configure the string as you wish. For the <string></string> after <key>Kernel Flags</key>, fill it in with the flags from before (without the -v if you like the pretty Apple loading screen and/or if you hate flying text parties) Save Download the appropriate file from here (I used darwin-wks7) Go into VM -> Settings and mount the darwin.iso inside the package you downloaded Install You're forced to reboot Wait, enjoy, have fun, because you're done! Hey look a screenshot (with the wallpaper changed to aurora) You're welcome. I love you too. REGARDING VMWARE TOOLS According to the provider of the VMware Tools they only support: * Copy & paste between host and guest * Transparent mouse entry and exit to guest * Shared folders * VMware SVGA II video driver I have only been able to verify copy&paste and shared folder functionality. I cannot get mouse entry/exit working, and I have not attempted to test the video driver.
  5. I've successfully started the iDeneb 1.6 installer on VMware Player with the startup options posted earlier "-v -f busratio=10 cpus=1". Now I just have to hope the customisations I've made in the installer will work.
  6. Out of interest, has anyone tried unity with this? In case it's been mentioned, I've tried using the search topic function and it didn't come up with anything.
  7. Ah, I see, I decided to try out iDeneb as I had it already from following instructions in the VBox thread. Thanks for the advice then.
  8. Looks like I have problems with this! VMware product and version being used VMware Player 3.0.1 Host operating system Windows 7 RTM x64 Host CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Vanilla Leopard or other distro iDeneb 1.6 lite Please attach the VMX file n.b. I am using "darwin10" only because I was experimenting Please attach the latest vmware.log file And here's a screenshot of my problem:
  9. a2h

    Windows + VirtualBox = MAC OS

    -snip- iDeneb 1.6 lite, I had issues with the mouse not responding, it turns out I chose the wrong PS/2 drivers
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