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Ok, well i am a bit new to the forums. I have a copy of the AMD Version of the Mac Leopard OSX. Now i got all the way to the install point and partitioned and formated my harddrive in order to what Leopard wants. I get about 30% into the install and it mentions missing a certain volume file? I was wondering cause i looked at Onetracks post (http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...a+Mac+Dual+Boot) about installing Leopard but im having trouble cause im doing it a completly different way. Another thing is i am running an AMD processor so i know its a bit harder than just installing it on an Intel machine. For the record i have a copy of an AMD version loaded with Darwin bootloader. The only thing i am having trouble with is the volume issue and i was wondering where i can get the files needed to go into a flashdrive so i can install completly or what files i may need. I will list my specs below. Thank you all so much for your time in reading this, and if you would like can you email me at david.dockstaderjr@hotmail.com or post here. Once again thanks much!

 

Specs:

AMD Athlon 64 5000+ 2.6 Ghz (Both SSE3 and SSE2 enabled)

Asus M2A-VM Motherboard

2Gb DDR-5300 Ram

3x Harddrives (2x Sata 1xIDE (Leopard Only Reads the IDE for some unknown reason))

2x Optical Drives (1x Sata 1x IDE)

XFX Nvidia Geforce 8600GTS OC 730Mhz 256Mb GDDR3

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Hmm well i re-ran the installation. Come to find out its stating that there is a problem with copying files to a volume named Mac OSX which is my harddrive im installing it to. Its a maxor 40gb IDE harddrive. Well it wont see the SATA drives for some reason and vista wont allow me to format any part of them to FAT32 by the default partition and format system built into vista. Im gunna run a test on my laptop sometime soon but i do not think it will work. My laptop is an Acer Aspire 4520. If you could be any help at this point with me id greatly appreciate it!! :Dc

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For SATA drives, your controller (Jmicron for sure) won't recongnize SATA hardrive as far you get the right connectivity (ex. plug your SATA in port 2). There's a bunch of forums about Jmicron controller and how to plug. And for your laptop, there's a thread dedicated to Acer laptop like mine. Just follow 'em! HERE

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One last question. If i had an Intel Chip besides the AMD would it be any easier? Cause this is being a bit agitating when trying to get this to work. I might be buying someones old computer which may have an Intel chip in it cause it was made for gaming. Well anyways thank you for the help and i appreciate it.

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Sorry to say that, but OSx86 is a lot of work.. Hard work yes, it is. For myself, it was never easy like now as well but with the time you put and your patience, you made miracle hehe:D Yes, Intel Chipset based on Intel CPU is better and less painful. And no stress cause you had a PC of test, it's how I named it. Me to I got one and it's very useful!-_-

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