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About Surtarso

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  1. @ porqz and Pdave54 I LOVE YOU! =D tyvm, worked perfectly like a charm! typing from my hackintosh atm =D sincerely Surt.
  2. hi, are those files "general" or only for acer aspires? coz I have the same problem (no trackpad/keyboard) but with my toshiba a205-s4777 (usb ones work fine tho, but kills the purpose of a laptop lol) thx Surt.
  3. Make bootable USB from DMG on Windows

    I used parts of every post from this topic to make it work. I downloaded the Iatkos s2v3 (10.6.3) --google it. I used Transmac (15 days trial or google a cracked version if you like) inside Transmac, following posts here, I formated my 8gb pendrive to hfs and "burned" my iatkos ISO into it (without renaming to .DMG) I used my other pendrive (1gb) to install an image file with the bootloader for mac (http://osx.mechdrew.com/downloads/NBI_083F.img) with Win32DiskImager (http://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/0.2/0.2/+download/win32diskimager-RELEASE-0.2-r23-win32.zip) on my laptop (toshiba a205-s4777) I plugged both pendrives at the same time and pressed f-12 (might be another key on yours) to get the boot menu, and booted on USB memory the bootloader on the 1gb was loaded and recognized the 8gb one as the mac instalation DVD, just had to press enter pretty much. no mac and no dvd required. just an ISO and 2 really small softwares. I've been having a few kernell panics trying to install everything, so I have to re-install over and over on the trial and error basis, and both pendrives plugged in are working flawlessly for this. (ps.: my main PC (this one) has no cd/dvd drives (or any drives at all) and my laptop has a cd/dvd drive but it has been broken for years now, so this was my only choice.) EDIT: just a small FYI that might help some people, all my kernell panics stopped once I started booting 10.6.3 with the 32bit flag.... aparently the 64 bit side of it was not in harmony with my hardware... (which is weird since i run linux and win7 64 bits on the same pc, but anyway, though it was good to point out)
  4. I got no swap for linux, with 4gb ram and minimum use I didnt think it was necessary... I guess the order dont really make a diference if you can handle bootloaders, I just particularly HATE 3rd party bootloaders... so I just stick with Grub. I made a lil stupid boring video of my triple boot, nothing special... lol Windows 7 booted in 1min 9 secs, leopard in 59 secs and linux in 40 secs
  5. I'm not sure I know how to answer your question... =( If u installed linux inside windows like a program that means u dont really have a dual boot or grub as a boot manager right? when u want to use linux, you boot into windows and start it up as a virtual machine? If so, I dont think thats even considered " dual booting" xp and linux =O (I can be wrong here, I have never done it that way) about windows 7 and xp, I believe it should work the same way as long as you install windows 7 1st and linux 2nd, since that way grub will automatically insert windows on its list, giving you less trouble =) about installing on the same partition, well... windows likes NTFS, Linux works better on etx3 (or ext4) formats.. and macs will need the HFS journaled to work... so I advice you to make 3 diferent partitions, one for each system and it own format. I myself use an external harddrive for data sharing between all OS (a 1TB mybook from western digital formatted in NTFS), mac has NTFS3G tool to read ntfs HD's and linux also has a similar tool for the same purpose. But if thats not your case and you have limited space, Linux and OSX dont really require a lot of space so u can make 15gb partitons for them and you should be fine, and leave the windows partiton with the bigger chunk for the OS and shared files.
  6. in addition =) (from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=224351) How to restore Grub from a live Ubuntu cd. This will restore grub if you already had grub installed but lost it to a windows install or some other occurence that erased/changed your MBR so that grub no longer appears at start up or it returns an error. (This how to is written for Ubuntu but should work on other systems. The only thing to take note of, when you see "sudo" that will mean to you that the following command should be entered at a root terminal.) Boot into the live Ubuntu cd. This can be the live installer cd or the older live session Ubuntu cds. When you get to the desktop open a terminal and enter. (I am going to give you the commands and then I will explain them later) Code: sudo grub This will get you a "grub>" prompt (i.e. the grub shell). At grub>. enter these commands Code: find /boot/grub/stage1 This will return a location. If you have more than one, select the installation that you want to provide the grub files. Next, THIS IS IMPORTANT, whatever was returned for the find command use it in the next line (you are still at grub>. when you enter the next 3 commands) Code: root (hd?,?) Again use the value from the find command i.e. if find returned (hd0,1) then you would enter root (hd0,1) Next enter the command to install grub to the mbr Code: setup (hd0) Finally exit the grub shell Code: quit That is it. Grub will be installed to the mbr. When you reboot, you will have the grub menu at startup. Now the explanation. Sudo grub gets you the grub shell. Find /boot/grub/stage1 has grub locate the file stage1. What this does is tell us where grub's files are. Only a small part of grub is located on the mbr, the rest of grub is in your boot folder. Grub needs those files to run the setup. So you find the files and then you tell grub where to locate the files it will need for setup. So root (hd?,?) tells grub it's files are on that partition. Finally setup (hd0) tells grub to setup on hd0. When you give grub the parameter hd0 with no following value for a partition, grub will use the mbr. hd0 is the grub label for the first drive's mbr. Quit will exit you from the grub shell. for grub OSX entry =) (from http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...ded&start=) Get boot_v9 from here: http://www.mediafire.com/?rdonkiqyzlz Rename it from boot to boot_v9 Copy it to /boot inside linux (enter terminal and enter nautilus with sudo command so you have permission to copy there (" sudo nautilus" enter password)) Then edit /boot/grub/menu.lst (terminal " sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst " ) title Mac OSX Leopard root (hd?,?) (replace with same values grub uses for -Linux partition-, not ones for OSX partition) kernel /boot/boot_v9 boot
  7. (srry for spelling and all, english is not my main language) Hi all, just to share my experience that made my headaches stop =) this is how I did on my laptop and made booting much more simple after I got it all What I used: -Windows XP CD -Ubuntu 9.04 CD -Iatkos v7 DVD this was on my laptop (toshiba a205-s4777) with 1 internal sata HD only (180gb) I started with windows: insert CD, boot, divided the HD in 3 60gb parts, formated the 1st one as NTFS, left the other 2 unformatted. installed windows xp on the 1st partition. Next step -> Linux: Restart PC, insert Ubuntu 9.04, format the second partition as Ext3(or 4) and install normally now I have grub installed as my boot manager, and windows is there automatically. So no trouble at all so far right? ok Next step - > Leopard restart, insert Iatkos v7 DVD, installed with the originally marked bootloader (charm. rc1 if im not wrg) vanilla kernel and just added a couple drivers for my PC (audio video etc from the customized install) on the 3rd partiton as HFS jour. rebooted with no boot and/or boot error =O Now here comes the fun part Insert the ubuntu CD and reboot to start with it, load the live CD (" test ubuntu without any changes on your computer" option) -download "boot_v9" (google it) and put inside YOUR LINUX PARTITION, inside /boot folder! -restore GRUB to your MBR (google it) -edit your menu.lst from grub and add mac there here how it works, you will add the name there u want "leo" " hackintosh" w.e. you will ask it to boot from your LINUX partition you will ask it to boot from /boot/boot_v9 THAT IS ON YOUR LINUX PARTITION thats it. =) leave live CD, restart your computer, and see your GRUB managing all 3 OS' ps.: when u chose to boot your mac OS, he might ask where your mac os is, options are 80, 81, 82 (for 1st, 2nd and 3rd partition). for me, if I just leave the countdown end, the bootloader finds mac on its own. After that it will load darwin and you can enter any option u like (if needed =P) hope this helps people that are stuck on multibooting or even with trouble to find the OSX boot =) GRUB ftw =D
  8. Belkin Wireless G USB Adapter F5D7050 ver.5000

    I have exactly the same adapter, My OSx (leopard 10.5.7 vanilla kernell) can see it in the system properties, but I can use it in any way nor the network will show it. thats the last thing I need working for my hackintosh =) toshiba satellite a205-s4777 all working with vanilla kernell patched kext for marvell yukon 88e8039 working like a charm intel wifi 4965agn and belkin wireless g usb adapter fsd7050 v5 <- not working