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About christopher_rains

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  1. Compaq Presario cq62-215wm

    Hey everyone, a family member just received a Compaq Presario CQ62-215WM for Christmas. They asked me to install OS X on it and I jumped at the challenge. I unfortunately bit off more than I could chew apparently though. I used the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]-[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] method along with my purchased Retail 10.6.3 disk. It loads up fine, and everything appears normal except I cannot change the resolution, I have no networking, only one usb port works, and it shows as a iMac without any battery info. Any help would be great! I know it has a Celeron 900 and I am unsure about the other specs other than it has an Realtek 8191se wireless card and GMA 4500M graphics. I am about to run CPUZ to find out what other things it has. Thanks!
  2. [GUIDE] Snow Leopard on Inspiron 530.

    One last and most important thing I want to fix is the bootloader. I still have to select USB at startup, and have it plugged in for my computer to turn on. I installed Chameleon on the SL drive like the guide instructed, but if I don't have the USB drive plugged in, I just get a blank screen with a blinking cursor at startup. How can I fix this? I did some research and found that I'll just have to use Windows bootloader, but I'd prefer to use chameleon since it allows me to use flags during startup. Thanks for all your help, and special thanks to spec and leuca. (Leuca if you could please PM me if you got your 4670 working properly, because I've got the exact same setup as you) Sam One thing you might want to try is to open Chameleon within SL and run the install. When it asks for your install location, select the partition you have SL installed on (mine is named "SNOW LEOPARD".) That might be what you are doing, and I misunderstood, but that's how I got my Leopard to boot without the USB stick.
  3. [GUIDE] Snow Leopard on Inspiron 530.

    Thanks Spec! If it does not work then, I might begin to worry lol.
  4. [GUIDE] Snow Leopard on Inspiron 530.

    Well, I'm assuming it's good, but it may not be. I am using the install disk that came with my MB pro. I went ahead and purchased the SNOW LEOPARD install disk from apple, but it hasn't come in yet. If it is not working because I am using the disk from the MB, I will try it again later this week when the disk comes in. Just curious, what about trying a remote install from my Macbook?
  5. [GUIDE] Snow Leopard on Inspiron 530.

    Yes, within Leopard, doing the finder command to find the .mpkg file, it just shows "ALERT" and only gives me the option to exit. Just for the heck of it, I tried the "instal os x" button that shows up when the disk is inserted, and it shows the error I posted above. I also tried opening the osinstall.pkg and the upgrade files that were beside the mpkg file and they "ran" but did not change anything.
  6. [GUIDE] Snow Leopard on Inspiron 530.

    I have been trying to run all kinds of builds on my i530, and this is the first one I've ever gotten to work. HOWEVER: I cannot get Snow Leopard to install. I've tried to run the installation from both the DVD and a flash disk. Every time I open the installer, it says "OS X cannot 10.6 cannot be installed on this computer. Any recommendations? I have leopard installed on a 25gb partition on a 1tb hd. I also cannot get my netgear wireless wn111v2 usb stick to work. Thanks guys!