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  1. Ok, right now I'm currently on step 17 of the guide u sent me, thanks again. I'm stuck though for copying the com.apple.Boot.plist files, I don't know where to get them from. Any help here? Btw how far did you get on the guide?
  2. I tried downloading them again, the only 2 files are the vmware virtual machine, with the _ before it and a vmware readme. notepad file. Their isn't a darwin snow iso. thing either. Is their a way I could try making a bootable USB in OS X Tiger? I know I'm tryin to make snow leopard run, but I just installed 10.4.8 Tiger on vmware and don't know if i can make the bootable USB thru leopard or tiger only. Im gonna try it in Tiger and get back to u.
  3. Im using workstation 7. As for loading the files in the right place... When I get to the customize screen when making a new virtual machine, it asks if i want to make a new virtual disk or using an existing one, and i click on "chose and existing one", and then browse, and pull the download up. Thats when i get the error. Also, I'm getting a copy of Snow Leopard retail.
  4. Allright I tried it in vmware, it will not load the download, featured on the top of the tutorial page u linked for me. The " VMware image and darwin_snow.is" download is not being recognized by vmware. It shows the file, in the folder where i downloaded it at, as vmdk. file format (for the 10.6 snow virtual machine). Did I miss something? When I try to load the pre made virtual machine that i downloaded, it says "The file specified is not a virtual disk".
  5. OK, I think I understand, your not using a modded-patched version of osx like i was, ur using the actual osx snow leopard install disc, then patching it with a special boot loader? Then ur making a bootable USB driver (flash stick) thru osx, in vmware? Please correct me if I'm wrong. Now, at this time I won't be able to get a legit snow leopard disc, but I can get my hands on the regular OSX Leopard Install Discs from a legit iMac, will that work the same? And then could I upgrade to Snow Leopard? Also, could u give me the specific name for the kext u said might work? The link is dead, and I was able to get to the main page with the kext downloads, but I don't know which one I need. And also, is it possible to use and external USB HD (like a 500g one) to make a bootable USB, or do i NEED a flash drive? And also, I will be trying out this tutorial u gave me. I will get back to u after I test it and tell u if it works and then ill probaly need ur help from their finishing it. Best of luck to you too, thanks again, saved me a buttload of time. I probaly won't get back for a couple of days, but I will be checking this forum and respond to anything new u post.
  6. Ok, well I can't even get snow leopard to run in vmware, now i've only tried one version, and have others downloading for me to try, but I can't get it to run at all. And as for booting from USB, I have seen stuff on it, but I don't have an 8GB USB Drive and id really rather be able to boot it off of a disc, but if i have to boot from USB because of my computer specs. that'll be fine, I just need to get a 8GB USB flash drive. All I really need is to install this as a dual boot, and then eventually in the future, reformat the entire HDD with MAC OSX as the sole OS. Also you said "Hopefully I can get it to work, now that I have a working installation of OSX I can use". That may be true, but like with my Jas Mac 10.4.8 disc, it ran and installed in vmware fine, but when i tried to boot off of the disc for a dual boot install, it wouldn't even load to the Darwin screen. All I need, and you too probaly, is just some sorta patch that will find the root device during boot up it sounds like.
  7. I decided to get a Gateway LX Series Desktop Computer: (Read description at bottom for main question) Processor Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q82001 (2.33GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)9 Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (64-bit) with SP110 Memory 8192MB 800MHz DDR2 Dual Channel Memory (4 x 2048MB Modules)11 Hard Drive 640GB 7200RPM SATA II hard drive with 16MB Cache5 Video NVIDIA® GeForce® GT120 Graphics with 1GB DDR2 Total Video Memory11 Application Software Microsoft® Works 9.0, Microsoft® Money Essentials & Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 (60-day complimentary trial period)4 Audio 8-Channel (7.1) High Definition Audio with Dolby Home Theater® Sound12 Available Expansion Slots Available: 0 - PCI-E x16, 0 - PCI-E x1, 1 - PCI External Ports (6) USB 2.0 ports (2 Front, 4 Rear), (2) IEEE 1394a Ports (1 Front, 1 Rear), VGA (Rear), (3) Front RCA Ports (Video, Left/Right Audio), (2) PS/2 Ports, HDMI (Rear), DVI (Rear) Media Card Reader 15-in-1 High Speed Digital Media Card Reader with Smart Copy Button6 Memory Capacity Maximum 8GB Modem 56K ITU V.92 ready Fax/Modem (RJ-11 port) Motherboard Systemboard with NVIDIA® nForce® 720i Chipset (MCP7A-D) Network 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port) Optical Drive 18X DVD +/- RW Super Multi-Format Dual Layer Drive featuring Labelfash™ Technology8 Power Supply 400W Power Supply I've been trying to dual boot Vista 64-bit and mac osx86 snow leopard on together, the mac for video editing and win just for compatibilty reasons. I have a legit copy of Final Cut Studio 2 thats waiting to be used for tons of vid editing. My problem is this: I've tried almost every osx disc I could find; Kalaway 10.5.2, iDeneb, 10.5.5 & 10.5.6, Jas Mac 10.4.8, iAtkos v1.0 & v5.0, and Snow Leopard 10.6. NONE OF THEM WILL LET ME INSTALL AT ALL. I tried testing all of them in vmware and then tried by burning them to a disc and testing trying it that way. For each different osx disc i tried booting from, i got a different result: Kalaway, Jas Mac, the snow leopard disc, and iAtkos didn't load when I tried to install them on the partition I made. When booting up, they only say 'Darwin Boot Loader' and restart in a continuous loop. Now, the Jas Mac 10.4.8 disc, however, worked fine in vmware test i did. It installed and worked fine, but it doesnt do anything when i try to install it on my partition i made. iDeneb 10.5.5, and 10.5.6, I have gotten the farthest with: They get to the Darwin Boot Loader, and i do the whole '-v' thing and it starts the diagnostics screen. But, at a certain point it freezes saying "Firewire Error" and then like 30 sec. later "still waiting for root device" appears in a continuous loop. Now, I haven't tried every osx86 disc out their, but i don't know what to do and im getting tired of trying to guess and figure this out. I really want to have OSX, I love mac, but win. was the better option $ wise. I've done a bit of research into it and I'm not sure what to do still. I know (but don't understand) it may have to do with any of the following things (from my research): BIOS settings kext files SATA HDD nFORCE patch And also I know that even if i get it to work, i still have to wory about drivers, but i'm not worried about that right now. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I've been trying to figure this out for months and even my computer tech buddies, and video editor friends can't tell me what to do. Thanks for any help.