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I wasn't interested in triple-booting as in post #1, but I did want it to boot off HD instead of CD. The W520 refuses to boot a GPT partitioned disk from the HD itself. Turns out I'm not the only W520 owner with this issue. http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=21251 The solution was to partition my disk as MBR, and then [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] will work. Along the way, I found out I'm also not the only person getting very frequent kernel panics (usually on boot) when any of the VoodooHDA kexts for Audio are installed. My workaround is to place the kext OUTSIDE of /Extra/Extensions/ or OUTSIDE of /S/L/E/ and then just sudo kextload VoodooHDA.kext after the system has finished booting (if I need sound for YouTube or Netflix). I've tried booting with a few versions of VoodooHDA (0.2.7.2, 0.2.7.3) to no avail - rather, I'd get 1 in 10 boots without a KP. Even when manually loading the kext after startup, the system as a whole seems more unstable. Maybe it's a hunch but that kext seems to cause more kernel panics. I guess time will tell. Hope this helps! Colin Reason for edit: autocorrect on Lion changed "kext" to "next" a few times.