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  1. After many grueling months, I have a fully working hackintosh. Including wireless, QE/CI, and Audio. It has the retail card installed. Shutdown/restart doesn't work and SD Card don't work. I don't care about either of those though. As for firewire, I don't have anything to test it with.
  2. Laptop Wireless Card

    I have a Dell Latitude E6510 and I'm looking to buy a wireless card to get the wireless working on my hackintosh. I have no idea which one I should buy, how to check for compatibility, or which kext I would install after getting everything running.
  3. Master Boot Record issues

    I finally got a triboot set up on my laptop. Windows 7, Snow Leopard, and Ubuntu. It is set up as follows: Disk 1 MBR: System Reserved, Windows 7, Ubuntu, Linux-Swap Disk 2 GUID: Snow Leopard, Time Machine. My computer is set to boot from Disk 2 because I think Chameleon is pretty. When I load chameleon, it detects Snow Leopard, System Reserved, and Windows NTFS. Naturally, I can boot in to both Snow Leopard and Windows successfully. But Ubuntu is not listed here... hm.. When my computer boots from Disk 1, I get the Windows Bootloader. I added Grub2, Mac OSx EFI and Mac OSX MBr with Easybcd. Windows bootloader detects all three, but can only boot from Windows 7. When I attempt to boot from any of the others, I get this error: http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/4460/img20110929171833.jpg Now, when I remove Disk 2, and just have Disk 1 inserted things change a little bit. I can in to my GRUB bootloader form which point i can load Ubuntu. But when I try and load Windows, I get this error: http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/2961/img20110929173137.jpg Ideally, I would like to be able to use Chameleon first, and with it boot in to each Operating System's respective Bootloader. From therein I could boot in to the other two bootloaders as well. Basically, you could cycle through the bootloaders in case you accidentally pressed enter or something. Where do I go from here?
  4. I need a 240GB+ hard drive for around 40 dollars for my laptop. It can't be advanced format because I'm going to be using it from my Snow Leopard install and will need Chameleon. The last one I bought was Advanced Format, and I'm not really sure how to find one that isn't. Can you guys help out?
  5. I have a laptop that I'm building a hackintosh for, and I need a sata hard drive for it. I bought one a little while ago, and it turned out to be advanced format, and thus incompatible with chameleon. I can't simply use a different bootloader because as soon as I install another operating system (Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 that is) chameleon disappears from existence. This meaning it no longer appears when i boot from [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] or anything. So I simply can't just add it to the Windows bootloader with easybcd because it gives me a can't find mach_kernel error. So I ordered a second hard drive caddy for my laptop on ebay. It will replace my cd drive and thus allow my laptop to have two hard drives. I plan on installing Windows 7 and Ubuntu on this Advanced Format drive and leaving it inside my computer, and then getting a new hardrive to install Snow Leopard on and leave it in the caddy. I'm looking at something around the 120GB range. More space is always better, but I don't want to spend much more than 40 dollars. So basically, what laptop hard drives do you guys suggest? I don't want to buy another advanced format one on accident. After getting all of this set up, I plan on setting up a this tri-booting machine with this method, does it sound plausible? http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=268670
  6. I will have two hard drives in my computer. One is a 500gb which will have Windows and Ubuntu on it. And one is a 120gb with Snow Leopard on it. We'll call the 500GB drive A and the 120GB drive B. 1 Pre-Install Boot Gparted and format 500GB drive to MBR + Make partitions Set bios to AHCI. Plug In Drive A 2 Windows Set Windows partition to active Install Windows Registry Hack for AHCI so that I won't get bluescreens on boot. Install drivers Update Windows Install Programs Customize 3 Snow Leopard Remove Drive A Install Drive B Boot Gparted and format Drive B to GUID Set Snow Leopard partition as active. Install Snow Leopard Install kexts and stuff Make a time machine backup Install combo update + [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] hacks reboot Backup with time machine Install Programs Plug Drive A back and tell BIOS to boot from Drive B first Try and get chameleon to pick it up. If it doesn't pick it up, try and fix this. [*]Boot in to Windows and add Snow Leopard to easyBCD 4 Ubuntu Boot Gparted and Set Ubuntu as active Install Ubuntu with GRUB on the same partition Update Ubuntu and install drivers Install Programs If Grub2 didn't auto-detect Windows+Chameleon, try and add them. 5 Bootloaders - I'm sure there will be many bootloader issues, at this point I will try and fix them. This Is the desired bootloader setup: POST Chameleon Bootloader Windows [*]Snow Leopard Boots to OS [*]Ubuntu Boots to OS Most likely, this won't work/ can't be done. So if that is the case, then this is how I would like it to be set up: POST Chameleon Bootloader Windows Bootloader [*]Snow Leopard Boots to OS [*]Ubuntu Return to Chameleon Go to Windows Bootloader Boot Ubuntu Is this a proper Tri-Booting install and will my bootloader set up work? Return to Chameleon Boot Windows Go To GRUB Boots to OS If this doesn't work, try and fix it
  7. I now know what the problem is... I have an advanced format hard drive. (4KB sectors) They aren't compatible with Chameleon bootloader because the advanced format hardrive deletes the boot1h file during its auto-cleaning process. I found a semi-workaround though. If you manually install chameleon with the terminal, and immediately cut the power after copying all the files, you can boot using chameleon 1 time. Then your hard drive auto-cleans itself. Lol...
  8. [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410

    I now know what the problem is... I have an advanced format hard drive. (4KB sectors) They aren't compatible with Chameleon bootloader because the advanced format hardrive deletes the boot1h file during its auto-cleaning process. I found a semi-workaround though. If you manually install chameleon with the terminal, and immediately cut the power after copying all the files, you can boot using chameleon 1 time. Then your hard drive auto-cleans itself. Lol...
  9. I now know what the problem is... I have an advanced format hard drive. (4KB sectors) They aren't compatible with Chameleon bootloader because the advanced format hardrive deletes the boot1h file during its auto-cleaning process. I found a semi-workaround though. If you manually install chameleon with the terminal, and immediately cut the power after copying all the files, you can boot using chameleon 1 time. Then your hard drive auto-cleans itself. Lol...
  10. Yes, definitely! I wish my laptop had support for more than one hard drive....
  11. I have a Dell Latitude E6510 laptop that I'm trying to set up either a Dual booting Windows 7 and Lion system on or a Tri-booting Windows 7, Lion, and Ubuntu 11.04 on. However I'm getting a bunch of problems because I have an incompatible hard drive and all the tutorials on the interwebz end up having Chameleon being the bootloader in the end. I have a Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT 500gb hard drive in it, and I'm pretty sure this is messing with my attempts at installing Chameleon/Chimera as the main bootloader. Whenever I get it installed, I just boot to a boot0 error. After much research, I've noticed that this is a symptom of incompatible hard drives and people say that you can use the Windows bootloader with EasyBCD to boot Chameleon and it will work. This would be fine and all, but I can't get Windows to boot period after installing Snow Leopard. Here is what happens more less every time. (I've done this process upwards of 25 times, so everything seems to be running together now. I feel like I've tried all the options.) INSTALLING SNOW LEOPARD First of all, I set BIOS to AHCI mode. I boot up using one of two boot cds and Hazard 10.6.6i (See below section for more information on this) and go to the disk utility. I partition the drive to GUID and have 3 partitions. (4 if I could install Ubuntu. Which I want to) Set up in this manner: 1 - Snow Leopard 150gb HFS+ Journaled 2 - Windows 7 300 FAT32 3 - Time Machine 50 HFS+ Journaled Case Sensitive I then proceed to install Snow Leopard on the Snow Leopard partition. INFORMATION ON BOOT CDS Option 1: OSx86 Mod CD E6410- This boots and installs fine. However, when I finally get everything install and load up Snow Leopard graphics are at the lowest setting and QI/CE or whatever is not working. I can not get them working either; using any of the methods posted on the guides for the e6510 and e6410. Shutdown and reboot do work though! Option 2: [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 3.1.1 This kernel panics unless i boot using -x. It installs fine. I can only boot using -x and when i finally get everything booted, graphics work 100%. I have Full resolution and a transparent menu bar. I can't seem to get Audio working using the voodoohda kext on the modcd. After installing the basics with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], I can boot without -x. There is one bug though, no matter what I install or do, I can not get my trackpad to work. I have to use either a USB mouse of the trackstick. On top of that, the track stick is vertically inverted. Pushing up makes my cursor go down and vice versa. Shutdown and reboot also do not work. The os shuts down but not my hardware. UPDATING/LION After getting my kexts working, with respect to each method, I cannot update to 10.6.8. Once I do, I can no longer boot. I think it gets stuck on PCI Configuration began or whatever, but I can't quite remember. Also, DSDT's do not work either. They cause my install to crash. I can, however, update to 10.6.7. (Which is okay, because you can update to Lion with that version of Snow Leopard) When I try to update to lion however, It says I have an incompatible processor. I figured this was because my hackintosh wasn't detecing the right processor. But it does. It recognizes my i7 and reports it as running at 1.6ghz. My laptop has an i7-620. Is there anyway around this? I'd really like to have Lion running. -POST MAC OSX STUFF- Okay, now that everything is working. (As far as I can go with either method at least) I begin to install Windows 7. BIOS is still in AHCI mode. I boot off the Windows 7 disk. I go to install and click on the partition i made for Windows earlier. I click format and then install. Note, this method never makes a system reserved partition. This is required to boot, correct? The install goes fine, with no hiccups at all. At this point I reboot to finish the installation. When my computer reboots, it goes to the NO operating system found page. Nice =/ I boot off the Windows 7 cd and click on repair this computer. It says I'm using an incompatible version of Windows for this recovery console or whatever. So I press Shift+f10 and load of Command Prompt. At this tiime, I attempt to fix the mbr using bootrec. This process works and I reboot. When my computer reboots, it POSTs fine and then goes to the part where it is supposed to load an operating system. Instead of getting the operating system missing error, I get just a blinking cursor though. I believe this is because my Bootloader is looking for a windows installation? At this point in time, If windows worked, what i assume I would do is install Easybcd and add my Mac installation to my boot loader. How exactly would I do this? After I got them both booting, I would like to install uBuntu. TL;DR Questions How can I set up a dual booting system with the Windows bootloader instead of chameleon? (Tribooting if possible using either Grub or Windows bootloaders) How can I install the 10.6.8 Update. Is there any reason to even do this really?Why do DSDT's cause my system to crash? Is there anyway to create my own easily? Why does Lion not recognize my CPU? Why does [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] install my graphics kext on first boot but ModCD does not? Why does [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] only enable the track stick and in inverse mode? Am I partitioning correctly? Do I need the system reserved partition? Basically, Where do I go from here?
  12. [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410

    I have a Dell Latitude E6510 laptop that I'm trying to set up either a Dual booting Windows 7 and Lion system on or a Tri-booting Windows 7, Lion, and Ubuntu 11.04 on. However I'm getting a bunch of problems because I have an incompatible hard drive and all the tutorials on the interwebz end up having Chameleon being the bootloader in the end. I have a Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT 500gb hard drive in it, and I'm pretty sure this is messing with my attempts at installing Chameleon/Chimera as the main bootloader. Whenever I get it installed, I just boot to a boot0 error. After much research, I've noticed that this is a symptom of incompatible hard drives and people say that you can use the Windows bootloader with EasyBCD to boot Chameleon and it will work. This would be fine and all, but I can't get Windows to boot period after installing Snow Leopard. Here is what happens more less every time. (I've done this process upwards of 25 times, so everything seems to be running together now. I feel like I've tried all the options.) INSTALLING SNOW LEOPARD First of all, I set BIOS to AHCI mode. I boot up using one of two boot cds and Hazard 10.6.6i (See below section for more information on this) and go to the disk utility. I partition the drive to GUID and have 3 partitions. (4 if I could install Ubuntu. Which I want to) Set up in this manner: 1 - Snow Leopard 150gb HFS+ Journaled 2 - Windows 7 300 FAT32 3 - Time Machine 50 HFS+ Journaled Case Sensitive I then proceed to install Snow Leopard on the Snow Leopard partition. INFORMATION ON BOOT CDS Option 1: OSx86 Mod CD E6410- This boots and installs fine. However, when I finally get everything install and load up Snow Leopard graphics are at the lowest setting and QI/CE or whatever is not working. I can not get them working either; using any of the methods posted on the guides for the e6510 and e6410. Shutdown and reboot do work though! Option 2: [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 3.1.1 This kernel panics unless i boot using -x. It installs fine. I can only boot using -x and when i finally get everything booted, graphics work 100%. I have Full resolution and a transparent menu bar. I can't seem to get Audio working using the voodoohda kext on the modcd. After installing the basics with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], I can boot without -x. There is one bug though, no matter what I install or do, I can not get my trackpad to work. I have to use either a USB mouse of the trackstick. On top of that, the track stick is vertically inverted. Pushing up makes my cursor go down and vice versa. Shutdown and reboot also do not work. The os shuts down but not my hardware. UPDATING/LION After getting my kexts working, with respect to each method, I cannot update to 10.6.8. Once I do, I can no longer boot. I think it gets stuck on PCI Configuration began or whatever, but I can't quite remember. Also, DSDT's do not work either. They cause my install to crash. I can, however, update to 10.6.7. (Which is okay, because you can update to Lion with that version of Snow Leopard) When I try to update to lion however, It says I have an incompatible processor. I figured this was because my hackintosh wasn't detecing the right processor. But it does. It recognizes my i7 and reports it as running at 1.6ghz. My laptop has an i7-620. Is there anyway around this? I'd really like to have Lion running. -POST MAC OSX STUFF- Okay, now that everything is working. (As far as I can go with either method at least) I begin to install Windows 7. BIOS is still in AHCI mode. I boot off the Windows 7 disk. I go to install and click on the partition i made for Windows earlier. I click format and then install. Note, this method never makes a system reserved partition. This is required to boot, correct? The install goes fine, with no hiccups at all. At this point I reboot to finish the installation. When my computer reboots, it goes to the NO operating system found page. Nice =/ I boot off the Windows 7 cd and click on repair this computer. It says I'm using an incompatible version of Windows for this recovery console or whatever. So I press Shift+f10 and load of Command Prompt. At this tiime, I attempt to fix the mbr using bootrec. This process works and I reboot. When my computer reboots, it POSTs fine and then goes to the part where it is supposed to load an operating system. Instead of getting the operating system missing error, I get just a blinking cursor though. I believe this is because my Bootloader is looking for a windows installation? At this point in time, If windows worked, what i assume I would do is install Easybcd and add my Mac installation to my boot loader. How exactly would I do this? After I got them both booting, I would like to install uBuntu. TL;DR Questions How can I set up a dual booting system with the Windows bootloader instead of chameleon? (Tribooting if possible using either Grub or Windows bootloaders) How can I install the 10.6.8 Update. Is there any reason to even do this really?Why do DSDT's cause my system to crash? Is there anyway to create my own easily? Why does Lion not recognize my CPU? Why does [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] install my graphics kext on first boot but ModCD does not? Why does [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] only enable the track stick and in inverse mode? Am I partitioning correctly? Do I need the system reserved partition? Basically, Where do I go from here?
  13. I have a Dell Latitude E6510 laptop that I'm trying to set up either a Dual booting Windows 7 and Lion system on or a Tri-booting Windows 7, Lion, and Ubuntu 11.04 on. However I'm getting a bunch of problems because I have an incompatible hard drive and all the tutorials on the interwebz end up having Chameleon being the bootloader in the end. I have a Western Digital Scorpio Black WD5000BPKT 500gb hard drive in it, and I'm pretty sure this is messing with my attempts at installing Chameleon/Chimera as the main bootloader. Whenever I get it installed, I just boot to a boot0 error. After much research, I've noticed that this is a symptom of incompatible hard drives and people say that you can use the Windows bootloader with EasyBCD to boot Chameleon and it will work. This would be fine and all, but I can't get Windows to boot period after installing Snow Leopard. Here is what happens more less every time. (I've done this process upwards of 25 times, so everything seems to be running together now. I feel like I've tried all the options.) INSTALLING SNOW LEOPARD First of all, I set BIOS to AHCI mode. I boot up using one of two boot cds and Hazard 10.6.6i (See below section for more information on this) and go to the disk utility. I partition the drive to GUID and have 3 partitions. (4 if I could install Ubuntu. Which I want to) Set up in this manner: 1 - Snow Leopard 150gb HFS+ Journaled 2 - Windows 7 300 FAT32 3 - Time Machine 50 HFS+ Journaled Case Sensitive I then proceed to install Snow Leopard on the Snow Leopard partition. INFORMATION ON BOOT CDS Option 1: OSx86 Mod CD E6410- This boots and installs fine. However, when I finally get everything install and load up Snow Leopard graphics are at the lowest setting and QI/CE or whatever is not working. I can not get them working either; using any of the methods posted on the guides for the e6510 and e6410. Shutdown and reboot do work though! Option 2: [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 3.1.1 This kernel panics unless i boot using -x. It installs fine. I can only boot using -x and when i finally get everything booted, graphics work 100%. I have Full resolution and a transparent menu bar. I can't seem to get Audio working using the voodoohda kext on the modcd. After installing the basics with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], I can boot without -x. There is one bug though, no matter what I install or do, I can not get my trackpad to work. I have to use either a USB mouse of the trackstick. On top of that, the track stick is vertically inverted. Pushing up makes my cursor go down and vice versa. Shutdown and reboot also do not work. The os shuts down but not my hardware. UPDATING/LION After getting my kexts working, with respect to each method, I cannot update to 10.6.8. Once I do, I can no longer boot. I think it gets stuck on PCI Configuration began or whatever, but I can't quite remember. Also, DSDT's do not work either. They cause my install to crash. I can, however, update to 10.6.7. (Which is okay, because you can update to Lion with that version of Snow Leopard) When I try to update to lion however, It says I have an incompatible processor. I figured this was because my hackintosh wasn't detecing the right processor. But it does. It recognizes my i7 and reports it as running at 1.6ghz. My laptop has an i7-620. Is there anyway around this? I'd really like to have Lion running. -POST MAC OSX STUFF- Okay, now that everything is working. (As far as I can go with either method at least) I begin to install Windows 7. BIOS is still in AHCI mode. I boot off the Windows 7 disk. I go to install and click on the partition i made for Windows earlier. I click format and then install. Note, this method never makes a system reserved partition. This is required to boot, correct? The install goes fine, with no hiccups at all. At this point I reboot to finish the installation. When my computer reboots, it goes to the NO operating system found page. Nice =/ I boot off the Windows 7 cd and click on repair this computer. It says I'm using an incompatible version of Windows for this recovery console or whatever. So I press Shift+f10 and load of Command Prompt. At this tiime, I attempt to fix the mbr using bootrec. This process works and I reboot. When my computer reboots, it POSTs fine and then goes to the part where it is supposed to load an operating system. Instead of getting the operating system missing error, I get just a blinking cursor though. I believe this is because my Bootloader is looking for a windows installation? At this point in time, If windows worked, what i assume I would do is install Easybcd and add my Mac installation to my boot loader. How exactly would I do this? After I got them both booting, I would like to install uBuntu. TL;DR Questions How can I set up a dual booting system with the Windows bootloader instead of chameleon? (Tribooting if possible using either Grub or Windows bootloaders) How can I install the 10.6.8 Update. Is there any reason to even do this really?Why do DSDT's cause my system to crash? Is there anyway to create my own easily? Why does Lion not recognize my CPU? Why does [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] install my graphics kext on first boot but ModCD does not? Why does [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] only enable the track stick and in inverse mode? Am I partitioning correctly? Do I need the system reserved partition? Basically, Where do I go from here?
  14. When entering BCDEDIT, two items appear, and neither of them are listed as Unknown. Here is what it says in command prompt. It's not a screenshot of command prompt, but one of what I typed here because when I pressed submit it lost all formatting. lol http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/2879/picturec.png
  15. I had windows 7 installed on my Dell Latitude E6510 and it was running perfectly. Then I installed Snow Leopard on a separate partition. Upon reboot, I get a Boot0 error instead of windows booting normally. When I boot with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] in the drive, Snow Leopard isn't on the list, Windows NTFS says "BOOTMGR IS MISSING" and System Reserved boots normally but gets a blue screen while booting. I cant see what is on the blue screen because it just flashes for about 5 seconds. i tried to set my Windows partition to active, but that didn't fix anything. When I try and repair windows with my Windows 7 Disk it says that it's not compatible with this version of windows. =/ How can I fix this? EDIT: Setting Snow Leopard to active didn't work either.
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