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  1. Hi, I have a 1 TB HDD that has already been partitioned with active Windows 7. When using snow leopard disk and using Disk Utility. It is detecting the partitions but with a ! mark in it. It says that i have to re-partition the whole disk with GUID! If i do this i will lose all the data with windows 7. How can i install without disturbing the other partitions? Your help will be highly appreciated. If i format 1 partition to HFS+, will it solve this problem? Thanks, Vijay. R
  2. Hi All, I've currently got Yosemite chugging along nicely, and want to get Windows 7 installed on a separate drive for gaming. I've got this setup currently, but want to change my windows install from an HDD to an SSD. Firstly, my setup: First my hardware: Gigabyte Z-87N-WIFI Intel 45670K Asus GTX 760 Corsair 1600 2x4GB Corsair 430w CMX PSU BX100 250GB SSD - OS X install drive WD 1TB HDD - 700GB HFS+ partition, 300GB NTFS Windows install partition M4 Crucial 128GB SSD - Where I want to run Windows in the future. Fractal Node 304 Case OS X Version: 10.10.2 Firstly, in my current setup I have an odd issue - I can see the Windows install from the Clover bootloader screen, but when I select it I get a blinking black cursor. However, by exiting Clover my machine automatically defaults to the Windows partition and so loads normally. This has been fine up until now. The first thing I tried to do is clone the partition directly. Even though it is 300GB compared to the SSD's 128GB, only 70GB is in use. I used EaseUS to do this, and the process seemed to go fine, however I can't get it the drive to boot. The drive shows up in Clover, but neither selecting it or exiting clover gives the desired effect. Exiting gives me a 'Please insert bootable media' message, whereas selecting the drive gives the same flashing cursor as before. So my question is two fold: Firstly, is there anything else I can do to try and clone my existing windows install to the new drive? I have tried to shrink the partition in diskmgmt.msc, but can't get it down to 128GB (despite being only 70GB). Is there any other software which is worth looking at? Secondly, if I install a fresh copy of Windows & thusly, am I going to screw up my clover install at all? Steps: 1. Disconnect all drives apart from 128GB SSD 2. Disable UEFI in bios. 3. Boot Windows 7 via USB and install as normal to SSD. 4. Re-connect all drives, hopefully get everything working. Sorry for the massive post, i'd really value any advice.
  3. Hi, I am relatively new to the OS X visualization scene but I have managed to get OS X Yosemite 10.10 running on Vmware workstation 11. Everything works nicely, even the responsiveness is good for an emulated OS. The problem I am having is with the sound on OS X. There is none. I have tried the many different solutions posted here on the forum as well as other places but cannot seems to get the sound to work. I changed the vmx file from sound.virtualDev = "hdaudio" to sound.virtualDev = "es1371". Nope. I also tried commenting it out all together but that didn't help either. Any suggestions from the informed? Thanks in advance Got it to work but the "fix" was simple in the end. In the vmx file, I changed sound.fileName = "-1" to sound.fileName = "Speakers / HP (IDT High Definition Audio Codec)" which is the full name as in Windows 7. If you change it in the Vmware GUI, the entry in the vmx looks like this, sound.fileName = "Speakers / HP (IDT High Definition" I also changed the default format of the sound setting in windows from 24bit, 192000 hz to 24bit, 441000 hz. Hope that helps anyone
  4. Ciao a tutti, con piacere ritorno su questo fantastico forum. Vengo da un'esperienza molto positiva con un dual boot Snow Leopard + Windows 7 su stesso hd di ormai un po' di anni fa. Tenuto il tutto fino a poco tempo fa, quando ho deciso di formattare e aggiornarmi un po'. Per ora voglio mantenere Windows 7 e vorrei far un dual boot con Yosemite. Immagino che la procedura che seguii per il dual boot con SL non sia adatta anche a Yosemite, nonostante abbia la stessa configurazione del pc. Oppure sì? Soprattutto, posso fare questa cosa con la motherboard Asus P5Q Pro Turbo (ormai un p'o vecchiotta) e il resto dei componenti che possiedo? Ho letto la guida generale di installazione cioè questa http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/298452-updateguida-installazione-os-x-1010-yosemite/ e mi pare tutto chiaro. Ora, come posso procedere per il dual boot Yosemite + Windows 7? Configurazione in firma. Grazie a tutti coloro che vorranno darmi una mano! Ale
  5. scograf

    [RISOLTO] partizionamento disco

    Ciao ragazzi, dopo un pò di peregrinare qua e la, sono riuscito ad installare la retail di snow leopard... tuttavia mi si è presentato il seguente problema... Vorrei eseguire un duaL BOOT con win 7 ed avere anche una terza partizione dati sulla quale memorizzare tutti i documenti in modo tale da non dover portare tutto su disco esterno in caso di formattazione e reinstallazione... per quanto riguarda il dual boot, ho trovato moltissime guide, tuttavia quando vado ad installare win dopo il partizionamento fatto con snow leopard, all'atto della formattazione e successiva selezione, l'installer di win mi dice che non posso selezionare quella partizione poichè facente parte di una tabella di partizionamento guid... forse ho una versione di win che non va bene? come faccio a creare una terza partizione dati che sia visibile sia da snow che da win? vi ringrazio anticipatamente
  6. Here's my specs for my HP Envy 17 Laptop. Operating System - Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (Dual Boot) CPU - Intel Core i7 2630QM @ 2.00GHz Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology RAM - 16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz Motherboard - Hewlett-Packard 159B Graphics - Radeon HD 6850M (HP) Intel HD Graphics Network - Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 AGN + Bluetooth (Wireless Radio) Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (Ethernet Port) Hard Drives - 699GB Hitachi HTS727575A9E364 Audio - IDT High Definition Audio CODEC (Beats Audio) ================================================================= What would be the best (or easiest) way to install Mountain Lion on this laptop? I am currently going through http://bit.ly/UWBkGP [[GUIDE] A fast and easy way to install Mountain Lion] and not sure if I can use this method because of the support of Gigabyte Motherboard. If their's a way to support my HP motherboard then please let me know.
  7. Hi Everyone, I'm finally coming back to OSX86. I've endured Windows 7's bugs and shortcomings for too long and I beleive OSX is the way forward for me. But I still want to enjoy my windows games at near native performance without having to dual boot. So I'm rebuilding my rig with this new spec: i5 3570 3.4Ghz (Not the K version, so Vt-d is available) Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H (I checked is fully working with 10.8.2) 12gb RAM Vertex 4 120gb for OSX install, HDDs for VMs. So I gather the Intel HD 4000 should be working well enough for the standard OSX experience, I won't need it for anything too graphics intensive. I've just been looking at graphics cards for PC gaming and want to get the Radeon HD 7770. I know that card isn't currently supported in Mountain Lion but that shouldn't be a problem for Vt-d. I could go for the 6870 with higher power requirements and compatibility with OSX if needed, but it wouldn't be ideal. A side question - how likely is it looking that the 7770 will be supported in the future? I've read some conflicting past speculation. I plan on trying both Parallels and Vmware for my Windows 7 VMs. Does anyone here have experience in assigning a graphics card to a VM for near native 3D gaming? I read on TomsHardware someone got this working very well on Linux (I will link if you'd like to see). If I'm not mistaken it doesn't matter whether the graphics card is compatible with the host OS or not, the Vt-d will assign the IO direct to the VM. Am I also correct in assuming no monitor needs to be attached to the graphics card directly? Thanks for your expert advice! I can't wait to get started. Alex
  8. Hey guys so I partitionedmy hard drive into two sections, and first installed windows 7 on one, then snow leopard on the other. Updated it to 10.6, used the ###### hack via usb to install lion and successfully installed lion on the second partition. My problem is is that when I installed snow leopard, a chameleon bootloader was installed, so after I installed lion, i couldn't use that bootloader, it would boot, and then kernel panic. The only way i could boot into lion would be to use the ###### usb drive. Once i got into lion, i installed the chimera bootloader from ###### for lion, and when I restart my computer I have the bootloader with both os's, and when i click my hackintosh parition, the apple logo flashes, and then the computer restarts. I tried installing mac os x all over again and windows, and the same thing happens, i'm going crazy. I read some where that I should install chameleon onto the hackintosh partition with lion again. I found a chameleon.pkg installer that would do it for me, which would then allow me to dual boot windows 7 and lion, but i'm afraid of messing it up again. Can someone help me? What do I do? I'm going crazyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
  9. insanetechdude

    Gateway DX4300-15e & OSx86

    Hi Insanely Mac, I'm making this post as I have lots of difficulty in my attempt to install Mac OS X on my desktop computer. I've installed iDeneb on a laptop before so I have a degree of familiarity with the process. My desktop computer is what I'm trying to install (any distribution that will work). The specs are: Gateway DX4300 AMD Phenom II X4 810 - Processor American Megatrends, Inc. P01-A4, 9/15/09 - BIOS ATI Radeon HD 4650 - Video Card AMD High Definition Audio Device - Sound Realtek RTL8190 802.11n & Belkin Basic Wireless USB Adapter - Wireless Adapter 8.0 GB RAM The closest I've gotten to an ideal installation was actually done in VirtualBox; what prevents it from being ideal is no sound and no wi-fi. Since I'll be using this for multimedia production, it's important that I have all components working. Which distribution do you suggest? Since previous attempts with iatkos v3s2 and other distros resulted in kernel panics or just never brought me to the Welcome to Installatio screen, I'm likely going the Virtualization route. -- Since I do not want to render my computer useless. However, if anyone is sure of a distro/method that would more than likely be successful, I may try my luck. Thank you all for your help in advance.
  10. I've built a couple Hackintoshes, but I suddenly inherited a 2012 Chronos 7 laptop. Decided to start with VMware. Installed player 7 and unlocked it. Created a VM with with plop image. I know there are various instructions of how to install os x. However, I have a vanilla bootable ML USB drive lying around so decided to try. Set the vm to os x 10.8 and booted. Presto, I have os x running and can login. However, no matter how I set the networking in vm, the Mac doesn't have a nic. I played with vmnetcfg, but no luck. I have [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] on the drive, but don't know which if any driver to install. If you tell me, go follow proven methods, I'll understand, but I'd love to know at least why it doesn't work.
  11. Hello everyone and sorry for my bad english. I have this problem whole day and I don't know what's the reason. This isn't my first time , I've installed OS X 10.6 on VirtualBox and same PC about five times, but today, every time after booting OS X , Guru Meditation screen appears and vm stops execution. Here are logs: VBox.log.1 https://mega.co.nz/#!7YJiwI7K!xkblgM0ISlKRCXSLZ4-jb-VCLfyA2mtr250uxWRHk4o VBox.log.2 https://mega.co.nz/#!3NICnQqT!Y794guxotXScb9yMxQMRwqBM3WZgrI3fsYqfJrKSTCY VBox.log.1 https://mega.co.nz/#!vFIwQRZR!XFwuX7vk0iztjYp4t9hLd_vB37seGtmd6q1d7IpSiUk Configuration: AMD Athlon II X4 631 Quad-Core Processor 2.60GHz 4GB RAM AMD Radeon HD 6570 Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
  12. piyush_arora

    HD 4000 Graphics

    Hi guys, I just installed Mac 10.8 Lion, using VMware on my x64 Windows 7 Home Premium. But there seems to be a lag ! Mac animations are rough, and I'm not sure why it's lagging! My specs: HP Spectre XT 13 i5-3317u (upto 2.6Ghz) HD 4000 (no dedicated graphics) 4GB DDR3 @ 1600 Mhz Samsung 128 GB SSD Res. 1366x768 VMWare Workstation 9 Windows 7 shows my video memory around 1696 MB, but Mountain Lion shows only 128MB. Is there a way to allocate more video memory to Mountain Lion? Any help would be deeply appreciated ! Thanks Piyush
  13. ennzzop

    Notebook Samsung NP-RV420-AD3BR

    Ola pessoal. Sou novo no Insanely Mac. Em Dezembro de 2011, eu adquiri este notebook da Samsung, ele é nacional: O NP-RV420-AD3BR. 3GB de Ram Windows 7 HB 500GB de HDD Intel HD 3000 Intel Core i3 2310m (Sandy Bridge) Resolução de tela: 1366x768 Eu já usei hackintosh a uns 3 anos, comecei usando o Kalyway Leopard 10.5.1 num antigo laptop da Toshiba. Voltando no Samsung, sera que meu Notebook NP-RV420-AD3BR pode rodar o OS X Mountain Lion ou o Lion? Como devo realizar este procedimento já que esses OS X não vem mais em DVDs como antes? Mais informações do Notebook aqui no site da fabricante: http://www.samsung.c...AD3BR-techspecs
  14. After a week of sleepless nights and reading guides, I've finally got a working hackintosh with full QE/Cl on hd5500 on Broadwell (will post a guide soon). thanks to RehabMan , Andres ZeroCross and many others. The only problem left is dual booting. Please consider the following points before suggesting a possible fix. I have to boot on same drive I had Windows 7 (legacy) already installed I made a partition in Win7 then formatted it using Gparted to hfs+ on the same drive (that makes the partition scheme GPT/MBR hybrid?) then installed MRB patch on my clover USP install drive I am willing to replace windows 7 with win10(UEFI) as a last resort but I can format only the c drive instead of whole disk. Now I cant boot to mac without my clover usb no matter legacy mode or UEFI. Please Help? Specs:i5 5200u(broadwell), hd 5500 and gt940m,Intel 8 series mobo, Hp pavilion 15 ab205tx
  15. Hi, I need to upgrade my Windows OS from Vista(x64) to Windows 7(x64) on a dual-boot computer. I didn't build the computer myself, and don't want to screw up the Macintosh side when I do the upgrade. This is not Apple hardware. When I boot up I am pressented with a non-windows boot menu, which lists OS X Leopard and Windows Vista. I'm trying to understand if this boot menu is launching from the OS X hard drive. If I disconnect the power and SATA cables from the OS X hard drive, I don't see any boot menu, and the computer boots directly into Windows. Would a Windows upgrade install be as easy as unplugging the OS X drive and running the installer, or am I missing something? Thanks in advance, Drew Here is an image of my disc management in Vista:
  16. So recently, I was unable to use Rufus to create a bootable USB for Windows 7 or 8. It's a Sandisk Cruzer Edge, if you're wondering. No matter what I did, it just wouldn't boot to the installer. I tried USB 2.0 ports, different boot methods (UEFI & regular MBR boot for BIOS), using Clover to boot the USB, but nothing could get me to the Windows installer. No UEFI option is shown (unless I use Clover, where it just crashes when choosing cdboot and goes back to Clover when using mgrboot) and choosing the BIOS-compatible option tells me to insert a proper boot device. I figured it was the memory stick as it was the only thing I never changed. I'm just wondering which flash drives do you use for Windows specifically? I'm not really bothered by the speed or cost of it, rather if it's a reliable product and if it functions on a USB 3.0 drive. Probably means I'll need a USB 3.0 flash drive though.
  17. Hi to all Acer Guys, My experience with the Acer Aspire 5755G (Stock UK Model) and Mac OS X Lion Installation (up to 10.7.5) using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] has been challenging and exciting. However you may have followed other methods posted on different posts to have a first Mac OS X Lion installation on your laptop. But this one worked for me, so it's time to share it. Requisites (what you'll need): - Running Mac OS X Lion installation. - Purchased Mac OS X Lion Install App. - 8Gb USB Flash Drive. - USB keyboard. - Wired Internet connection. [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Method: Create Mac OS X Lion installation USB Flash drive… 1.For fresh installations on empty hard disk follow steps 1-2 from this link http://tonymacx86.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]-install-mac-os-x-lion-using.html 2. For dual-boot installations on hard disk with already windows installed then follow this link http://www.macbreaker.com/2012/02/lion-on-mbr-partition.html Note: Do not use ###### at any instance in this entire guide. Installation: 1. Using your current Lion setup and the USB dongle, make a [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] install (http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2011/10/ ... using.html). Leave the USB plugged. Name the USB Volume "DONGLE", for instance. 2. Copy and unzip the Acer5755g kext pack (download from attachments) to a temporary folder (named it TEMP) on the root of the USB dongle. You'll have a folder structure like /TEMP/Extra and /TEMP/SLE. Safely extract the USB drive. 3. Plug the dongle in your ACER. Fire it up, press F2 to enter the bios and make sure you're using the integrated video card (Intel). Otherwise the installation will also proceed but you'll have problems like NVidia checking time outs. You may also check the bios to see if the option to select the boot source is selected. After that, boot using your USB drive. 4. Choose your language, accept the License, enter the Disk Utility and format your partition any size you like, Mac OS Extended (Journaled). In my case I made two partitions: One for the OS (named it "OSXVOL"), the other for Time Machine Back up (please read note below) in order to have a quick rollback during this process. Note: If you’re doing dual-boot installations with windows then make sure you have enough primary partitions, as windows restrict you to make more than limited (3 or 4) primary partitions. So for this reason I always recommend to use external drives for time machine backups. 5. Install Mac OS X Lion. When it finishes, leave the USB dongle plugged and reboot. 6. Press F12, select boot from USB. Again boot from the DONGLE partition again, as if a new install. Select the language then accept the license. 7. Run the Terminal app, copy the contents of the kext pack to the Mac OS X Lion Volume. But first create the /Extra folder. # mkdir /Volumes/OSXVOL/Extra # cp -R /Volumes/DONGLE/TEMP/Extra/* /Volumes/OSXVOL/Extra # cp -R /Volumes/DONGLE/TEMP/S:L:E/* /Volumes/OSXVOL/System/Library/Extensions 8.- Also delete the AppleHDA kext. Sometimes the boot process panics with the voodoo sound kext. And then, reboot. Leave the dongle connected. # rm -rf /Volumes/OSXVOL/System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA* # reboot 9.- Again, press F12, select the USB boot device and this time boot your Lion Volume (OSXVOL) using "cpus=2 maxmem=4096". Now plug your USB keyboard as well. The boot process might hang. Please take note of the offending kexts if any. Otherwise try again a couple of times. NOTE: You might be presented with the "Before we begin" screen. There are cases I've seen where the system claims it cannot find a keyboard, some other cases (like mine) the mouse was nowhere to be found. Workaround here http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/lofive ... 66565.html. However this didn’t work for me either. Only after I booted with the "cpus=2 maxmem=4096" switches, the keyboard was detected. No need to say that I tested several models before. 10. Now complete the rest of the Mac OS X Lion setup process, create your username blahblablah. 11. You'll notice you have support for audio, USB and the internal NIC (Ethernet network). So plug your cable and hook it up to your router because we'll need an Internet connection to download the 10.7.5 upgrade combo, Chameleon Boot-loader, kext utility and whatever other thing you need. After that, I performed a time machine backup. 12. Backup made. Now launch the 10.7.5 combo upgrade. Install it and DO NOT reboot. Go back to your downloads and run and install Chameleon. Finish it and do not reboot. 13. Open a terminal window and delete the AppleHDA* kext, as it will be restored by the combo upgrade process. $ sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA* 14. Reinstall the kexts from the Extensions folder of Acer 5755G kext pack. 15. Run the Kext Utility to fix perms or do it manually. Now reboot and boot from your local HD. This time your Lion is up to date. Congrats! Hope this worked for you. 16. For Dual Boot Installations there are chances of getting boot0 error. So if in case you had it then please follow these simple steps a-e. For full guide please refer this link http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?t=61081 a. Reboot system back into Lion installer. b. Run Disk Utility and unmount the drive you installed OS Lion on. c. Launch Terminal and execute the following command: dd if=/Volumes/"###### Volume Name"/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/disk0s2 In my case my ###### volume is called "OS X 10.7.5" so my command would be: dd if=/Volumes/OS\ X\ 10.7.4/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/disk0s2 d. Exit Terminal e. Reboot Normally Credits: - :thumbsup_anim:Many thanks to the author and members of this thread (http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=170&t=34477&start=50). I would have not been able to proceed without juankar guidelines. - Given you made a backup with time machine feel free to experiment with kext and customization installs. Most probably you'll ruin it all (as I did) but you need only to boot with your USB dongle and perform a time machine restore. - This guide will be updated with more responses received from members. So please feel free to let me know. What's missing so far? - Broadcom BCM43227 Wi-Fi support: I haven’t been able to find the proper kext. Any hints?. I changed to Atheros 9285. - Bright control: After restarting laptop the brightness also resets to max level. I also found the brightness level being too high at min level. And Function keys are mismatched to “F12” and “Pause”. - Élan PS2 Smart Pad V2 Track pad :I've seen some guides in other threads, haven’t had the time the check them out yet. - USB 3.0: Not Working. - HDMI: Not tested. - Wi-Fi LED: Not Working. Have a Nice Day! Hi guys, Note: Do not use [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] at any instance in this entire guide. Thanks. Acer 5755G kext pack.zip
  18. I'm making some progress now on my first Hackintosh build, and I have successfully installed and booted Mountain Lion on my system. I am wanting to have the option to boot to Windows 7 on a second partition. Here's what I've done: Partitioned my Hackintosh hard drive with a GUID map, 1 HFS+ partition (successfully installed OSX 10.8 here), 1 FAT partition Used CloneZilla to copy my current Windows 7 Bootcamp partition from my MacBook Pro to the FAT parition on my Hackintosh drive Powered up Hackintosh, selected Windows partition from Chameleon bootloader, got "A disk read error occurred" and had to restart computer. I did some research, and everything I've read suggests using gptsync to turn the partition map into a hybrid GUID/MBR, so I did this. Everybody suggesting this had installed Windows from a Windows installer instead of copying from a disk image. Tried booting Windows again, got the same Chameleon error. Now, I could try installing Windows using an installer instead of the disk image. However, this would take some work (I don't have a Windows 7 disk, so I would have to download the installer from Digital River or install XP and use my Windows 7 upgrade). So if there's something I'm overlooking that would make this work from the image copy, I'd love to know about it.
  19. Hello all. I have an HP dv5tse running 32-bit Windows 7 with Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 processor, which is currently running Windows 7 Ultimate brilliantly. I've made a 20 GB unallocated partition using EASEUS Partition Manager, and I'd like to install Snow Leopard on that partition. I'd prefer to install Snow Leopard on the existing setup rather than do a clean install of Snow Leopard and then install Windows. I've made a 16 GB flash drive with an image of the Snow Leopard retail DVD (using TransMac) and ModUSB (installed using Snow Leopard on VMware). However, when I try to boot from this USB, my laptop doesn't recognize it and bypasses it and boots from the hard drive. How can I install Snow Leopard onto this second 20 GB partition? Any info is appreciated. Thanks.
  20. Basically I want to know how I can install my retail WIndows 64 bit Home Premium on the second partition of my GPT partitioned disk. Apparently it is possible if you boot in UEFI mode. I have no idea how to do this... I have a UEFI bios... My motherboard is an ASUS P8H67M. I currently have 10.7.4 Lion installed and I would like to keep it and install Windows 7 along side it, then overwrite the boot with Chameleon so I can dual boot. Any ideas on how to boot my installation in UEFI mode so I can install Windows 7 on my second partition? Thanks a ton!
  21. I am trying to dual boot my Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C-A01US. So I am currently running Windows 7 on my series 9 and I want to be able to boot from my external hard drive since I dont have a optical drive. So basically, I want to be able to run windows 7, and when I have my external hard drive plugged in, run os X. The mac osx files would stay on the hard drive and my windows files would be on my internal solid state drive. I think my main problem is making the bootable usb drive so that i can boot and install mac onto the external hard drive. I already have the .dmg and the .iso files of osx lion and the external hard drive i am using is the Seagate® Expansion 500 GB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive (STAX500102). What I have already done is mount the iso file onto the hard drive and changed the bios settings to usb. I'm not positive if I mounted it correctly or not because after I mount it and try to open the hard drive's file, it tells me that i need to format the drive. is it even possible for me to do this? much help is appreciated. thank you so much.