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About xxmaelstrom

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  1. snow leopard usb boot question

    You can install SL on your laptop without having Leopard on there first. I did it with Vista and installed Windows 7 after. You don't need to do a disk partition first. When you install SL, you'll open up Disk Utility and set up the partitions that way. Make sure you check the format of your Windows drive that it's FAT and not Mac Journaled. Good Luck.
  2. Last Few Issues

    So finally after long trials I have a somewhat working SL Install on a second partition on my HDD. It boots with no flags and runs fine. However it only boots 1 CPU out of 2. I also can't get my native resolution of 1920x1080. Just wondering if there's anything I can do to get these things fixed. I'm sure it's just something small that I haven't tried yet. Intel Centrino 2 Duo P8600 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
  3. So I got 10.6.6 SL installed sucessfully however, after a reboot my keyboard does not work and my mouse will not click anything. It can move, but it can't click. I got a USB Keyboard from home and that still didn't work. I'm unsure of how to continue here. Any help would be appreciated. I have MacDrive but don't know how to inject kexts from Windows and make sure they work properly.
  4. Is There A Point?

    Im using an ATI Mobility Radeon 4670 GPU and I was wondering if it's even worth it to try installing 10.6.6 on my laptop. Should I just not even bother?
  5. Dell Studio 1537

    Do you think HAZARD 10.6.6i would work on a Dell Studio 1640? I have an ATI Mobility Radeon 4670 card. I'm hoping to get my native resolution of 1920x1080 working when all is said and done. Any help would be appreciated.
  6. [GUIDE] Lion - The easiest guide - Full Working

    Thanks for the help. I have a post there that one person has responded too but it's not helping me that well. I don't know what anything is and the user doesn't really give an explanation in his posts so I'm having a hard time understanding what to do or if it's possible given my setup. I've done research myself but even then I don't understand anything.
  7. Vista/Snow Leopard Dual Boot Help

    Where can I find a retail SL 10.6.0 iso? Also, I found the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] website...it seems to help a little with installation, but what is the Legacy version? Would I use that version of [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]? And when it says disconnect the hard drives and USB peripherals and PCI Cards...idk how to do that? Is that step really necessary? Can it be done from on the computer? Won't doing that disable me being able to do anything on the computer? Could I just partition the hard drive that I have for the Mac OS? Also, I don't know how to do that on Vista, I'd need some help.
  8. [GUIDE] Lion - The easiest guide - Full Working

    Do you know if my setup would work with 10.6.8? I've read that ATI video cards (especially Mobility Radeon) have a hard time with OS X
  9. Could this work with Vista as well? Also, I'm using an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 and a Dell 0Y536R motherboard.
  10. [GUIDE] Lion - The easiest guide - Full Working

    Will this work with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 (1 GB) card? My motherboard is a Dell 0Y536R and I'm running an Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @ 2.40 GHz. I'm a complete noob with hackintoshes and I'd just like some help, that's all.
  11. Lion on Dell Studio XPS 1640?

    Anyone? No one has anything to say about this? ANY help would be nice.
  12. Lion on Dell Studio XPS 1640?

    Does anyone know if it's possible to get Lion on a Dell XPS Studio 1640 with the following specs? ATi Mobility Radeon HD 4670 Dell 0Y536R Motherboard Intel Centrino 2 Duo Processor P8600 @ 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz Any help would be appreciated!
  13. Vista/Snow Leopard Dual Boot Help

    A little more help would be appreciated. That guide that was linked doesn't really help me. It's in broken english and I can't understand it. Someone please help me. My motherboard is a Dell 0Y536R btw. Please help. I don't understand what all this stuff is. Do I just download a copy of a retail version of OS X or are there other types out there that aren't retail but still contain the OS? I don't know about these things.
  14. Vista/Snow Leopard Dual Boot Help

    Thank you. That guide is sort of helpful. It's not written very well. I'm confused as to what version I need. He gives a link for a torrent file that is broken and I'm not sure what I should search. I can download the OSX from a website but I'm unsure as to which version I should. This is what I can find that seems to be okay: HAZARD 10.6.6i - Snow Leopard 10.6.8 (PC: Intel & AMD) That's the name of the topic I find. If that works then I have one other question. Is it REQUIRED to burn to a disc? Because I don't have a disc large enough to hold the OS.
  15. As the description says I am a COMPLETE n00b when it comes to anything advanced with computers. I can navigate my way around better than any normal person and I know certain lingo and certain things about what does what (basic knowledge). However, when it comes to installing a partition and dual booting I am totally new. I've only JUST recently succumb to even thinking about dual booting with a Mac OS with the Lion release (it looks amazing basically). I have a feeling I will be unable to install Lion, but that may come at a different time. I'd just like a Mac OS on this laptop for school because it does have some utilities and software that makes it easier for school projects (full-time college student). I will list my computer specs below to see if anyone can help me with this task. Any help would be appreciated. I'll include everything from Device Manager because I have no idea what information someone will need to help me out. Let's start with the basics. Dell Studio XPS 1640 Current OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit RAM: 4 GB CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @ 2.40 GHz 2.40 GHz Batteries Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery Computer ACPI x64 based PC Disk Drives ST9250410ASG ATA Device Display Adapters ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 DVD-CD ROM Drives HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GA10N ATA Device Human Interface Devices HID compliant consumer control device (infrared tranceiver) HID compliant consumer control device (USB Human Interface Device) HID Compliant Device x3 ITECIR Infrared Receiver (EC) Microsoft eHome Infrared Transceiver USB Human Interface Device IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers IDE Channel x3 Intel® ICH9M/M-E Family 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller - 2929 Ricoh Memory Stick Controller Ricoh SD/MMC Host Controller Ricoh xD-Picture Card Controller IEEE 1394 Bus Host Controllers RICOH OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller Imaging Devices facap, FastAccess Video Capture Integrated Webcam Officejet J4680 Series Keyboards Microsoft eHome MCIR 109 Keyboard Microsoft eHome MCIR Keyboard Microsoft eHome Remote Control Keyboard keys Standard PS/2 Keyboard Network Adapters Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet Intel® WiFi Link 5300 AGN SD Host Adapter SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller Sound video and game controllers ATI Function Driver for High Definition Audio - ATI AA01 IDT High Definition Audio CODEC Storage Controllers Microsoft iSCSI Initiator System Devices (important only) Intel® 82801 PCI Bridge - 2448 Intel® ICH9 Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 2940 Intel® ICH9 Family PCI Express Root Port 2 - 2942 Intel® ICH9 Family PCI Express Root Port 4 - 2946 Intel® ICH9 Family PCI Express Root Port 6 - 294A Intel® ICH9 Family SMBus Controller - 2930 Intel® ICH9M LPC Interface Controller - 2919 Mobile Intel® 45 Express Chipset Series PCI Express Root Port - 2A41 Mobile Intel® 45 Express Chipset Series Processor to DRAM Controller - 2A40 Long list I know. If anyone can help me on this, I'd greatly appreciate it. Again, I put everything that I think someone would need to help me out. Please help me if you can. Any help, again, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading this.