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  1. The last DVD....

    ok, that makes good sence, and i'll try it, thanks!
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    with the fdisk -u /dev/rdisk command, do I need to be concerned about unintentionally modifying my windows partition? because from what I understand: Disk 0 = my HD Disk 1 = My CD/DvD drive Like I noticed earlier, Disk utility sees the Fat 32 partition as Disk0s2 which kinda makes a little sence; IE disk 0 section 2 (its the second partition I have on the disk)
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    ok, got busy with school and had to put my extention of the OS x86 project on the shelf temporarily, but im back in bussiness. So, I find out what was the problem with the laptop (sig), disable the LAN and she boots into the installer perfectly. I get to were I select my partition, and thats were the trouble is. Doesnt recognize my FAT 32 partition I made for it; so I ran disk utility, it varifies and all that, so i try to format my partition to Mac OS x Journaled and no dice. (cannot find partition map error) So next I read that I may have to set it to active in terminal. So I run terminal because I read an article http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=29304 were someone had a similar problem and Ramjet suggested they activate their partition or something. following instructions from rammjets link... ( http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=22844 ) and I can load something with the "fdisk -e/dev/rdisk0s2" command, but at that point Im kinda lost. (I got the disk0s2 from disk utility, thats what it said my partitions ID was) the guide said to hit "p" then activate withh "f (disck #) then exit but p doesnt work, and I know nothing about terminal so im rather concerned about accidentally formating my windows partition >.<. I was able to attempt an entry using /dev/rdisk0 however I got a Access Denied, which i guess means thats was my windows partition and mac wants nothing to do with it. I got other info on my partition in diskutility, this is what I thaught might be usefull: Partition ID: Disk0s2 Bootable: no Supports Journaled: no Journaled: no (side note: im shelving the desktop for now, this is all laptop from here on out)
  4. You need to resart your computer...

    Interresting, My lappy still isnt working, same error, im going to try disableing more devices in my bios, unfortunatly my bios seems to be a care bear verson that doesnt have nearly as many options as I am familier with... will see how it goes though!
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    Well, I have finally had a taste of success! I did another attempt of a burn with power DvD, and for reasons unbenownst (sp?) to myself it actually was bootable. On my toshiba laptop, it got as far as to boot the kernal and tell me to reboot, I havent tried dasableing a core yet, thats probably the problem. On my desktop (Pentium 4, 1 gig ram, 128 mb ATI) The installation boot right to the part were one selects were the OS X files will be place, it didnt detect my Fat 32 partition, so I ran disc utility and tried to reformat my OS x partition to Mac OS Journaled (extended), sadly, I got the "Could not write partition map" error, not 100% sure what that means yet, but I know windows wont boot now (BTW Rammjet TYVM for the acronis boot CD tip, looks like I will be getting some use from my boot CD already) lol, anyways... EDIT: just tried disableing the one core one the laptop, no dice Tommarow, I will run it with a -v mode ad try to get some screenies... If it starts, and stops like that could, the fact that it started at all should mean my vid card is mostly ok at least? (suprise suprise) vid card is not on the HCL but that doesnt seem to mean much. Assuming I do get windows up and running again on the desktop, Im guessing the error meant that mac didnt like the way the drive was formatted? (FAT 32) I have read that its something like that or my HD is incompatable. The HD is a Maxtor 80 gig, I didnt see a HD section on the HCL Other then that its a gigabyte GA-81G1000MK, not on the HCL (of coarse) Other then the HD prob While running the install from the CD everything seemed smooth and working well, will be nice when I get it working. (if windows wont work im just going to try to reformat the whole drive from mac, who needs windows on desktop anyways?
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    Sig is updated. Were partitions are concerned I have set aside 20 GB of unpartitioned space, my understanding is the Mac OS x disc utility will make its own changes. The ISO im using is 10.4.7 Repacked by Jas in ISO form, I have three others one of them should work! What are the Benefits of having the primary partition already made? wont mac OSx reformat it?
  7. The last DVD....

    When I try to open it in explorer I get an error, But loading it in Daemon tools seems to work. Which would (stronly) suggest that you are right, Im mucking it up. As Jas suggested I have been trying the keep it simple approch and burning it with nero, never the less it seems that its burning as an ISO anyways. (or its just conspiracy by Bob, apple and microsoft) Were human error is concerned, I am going to buy a DvD-\+RW and simply write and rewrite intill it works , quantity over quality FTW! Edit, edit: I think I will actually just unpack the ISO, and use nero to manually select each file and burn it, hopefully thats not what I was supposed to do all along.
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    Ever so carefully Jester loads (his seventh) DvD into his (ever so beutifull) Toshiba Laptop, and reboots. In what seems like an eternity the bios screen loads, "F12 for boot selection," with reflexes that could only be fueled by pure desperation he hammers F12 on his keyboard. Instinct imediatly directs him to "boot from CD/DvD" and once again he pounces, merciless in his attack. The screen changes... Boot from DVD... Boot from DvD... Nan0 seconds spiral into milli seconds, milli seconds into seconds and seconds into... timeout and boot from windows XP! With a feral cry of rage Jester hawls like a tormented beast (and his roomate, henseforth refered to as bob, is like, "WTF?") his anger is uncontrollable... and as reality final melts away from him, leaving him cold and alone in the darkness of his mind, he sees "Welcome to windows XP" So anyways... ya, that pretty much describes what happens when I try to boot my Mac os x disks. As it turns out some of the other 6 I burned may not have been coasters after all, they just dont read. I have of coarse tried my desktop to, and no luck It seems that none of the Legitimate *caugh* *cuagh* copies I optained want to boot... The beast is going to get free soon... lol... Bob should be scared too.
  9. Toshiba Laptop Success Stories?

    This is ironically related to my "how many CDs does it take jester too... thread" but I still cant get Mac OS x to boot on my Toshiba p100-sd3 (t2400 2x1.8 ghz, 1 gig ram, shared 512 nvidia) was there anything special you had to do polishOX to get the otshiba to read the CD?
  10. The last DVD....

    Ah, that makes sence, that is what il do then. BTW thank you very much for your help!
  11. The last DVD....

    Sweet deal, I couldnt find the DMG like you predicted, so I started getting the Repacked ISO which looked like the next best thing, glad to here it is in fact thee best thing ! As for acronis, Dilnalomo's guide : http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=11339 Suggests it's use. Alot of people seem to be having success with his method, so I would be curious to hear more. As indicated by your postcount you are by no means inexperianced were OS x is concerned (do you live here? ). but in all seriouslness, my understanding is Darwin is for people already with a mac installation, Grub just complicates things and I have no plans yet to make a linux partition for my laptop, if technologically sound, Acronis seems the next logical choice. Edit: had to make my data accumulation methods more vague. Edit Edit: I see you reading this Rammjet . IS the food they serve here anygood BTW? hehe
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    mbr? loik zomg! ADA! errr, what does that mean? I can guess (motherboard ___ hell?) Through you are right, its slow to boot this way, and its changing ASAP, just baby steps here, going to get mac OS x working first. ( the r words I can potentially place in that sentence worry me Also, I think your right, if it doesnt work this time I should just get a new copy. Thanks for the tip about the .dmg, I knew that is a Mac ISO image format but the ones I had (deleted them >.<) wouldnt load into my ISO burning programs even with the namechange trick.
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    Gotcha, Think I got it nailed this time, thanks for the help BTW One problem however, when I try to boot from the CD, I shutdown>restart>hit 12 for boot selection>Select CD/DVD> and... Acrosis OS selector shows up not the OS X install! >.< I think while I may have the process nailed it may have either burnt a coaster or BT might have messed it up while downloading. The reason I think this is Windows, power ISO and the other programs cannot read the CD either. Any good programs/methods to varify my bootdisk and/or ISO?
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    Don't get fancy, WHY CAN'T I TAKE ADVICE! I decided (for some crazy reason) to get very fancy, that Kopy (<----- ha ha Kubuntu joke) of Kubuntu I burnt was looking so tempting and I just couldn't help running and installing it... using up the space I made for mac, lol. Partition magic (see murphy's law) of coarse refused to make a Fat 32 primary partition for my OS x install, so I simply had to install Kubuntu twice (and yes, I am a hack lol), then format it. so now I have a primary fat32 for my os x install, But my DVD doesnt boot, I figured I would simply use grub as my OS selector, so just boot computer, hit enter when boot from CD/DVD came up-install and OS X well, the drive knows its not not empty, and stays active trying to read, but eventually gives up and boots to grub. At least when I finally do et this working it will be faster when I do it all over again on my laptop, lol.
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    /bow I'm not worthy! I'll try that, I'm just hoping that I wont need to do anything other than set the program to make the DvD bootable. I really got to invest in an external hardrive lol But seriously, very sorry to bother you Jas, your help is much appreciated. Next time I'll buy a stack of 50 DvDs, so I wont have this problem On a side note: turns our I managed to do something right my Kubuntu CD boots, but then again, murphy's law is with me there, as I have about 30 black CDs to work with lol. Edit Edit: the RW would have been a very good idea >.< but then again while I was at work thinking about which CD to buy I was thinking "I couldnt possable make more then four coasters" Im just about done updating Nero... tribulation is aproaching hehe... Edit Edit Edit: Well, as far as Kubuntu is concerned... lol I managed to mess up the admin password during the installation... lol, formatting time....
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