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How to: Dual Boot Windows Vista or 7 and Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard


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What you need: A partition to put mac os x on or a seperate hard drive

Guide for your board to correctly install mac os x

Copy of Mac OS X Snow Leopard on a Drive over 8gb

Copy of Chameleon Bootloader

Patches for your motherboard

 

First Option: Using a seperate partition

 

First: Partition your drive, use about 35gb of space out of your drive MUST BE OVER 12 GIGABYTES OF SPACE OR ELSE MAC OS X WILL FAIL BECAUSE THERE IS NOT ENOUGH SPACE. U can also use mac's partitioner on the OS X CD

 

Second: Shut down your machine and boot into mac os x using an image with the chameleon bootloader on a flash drive (several guides on how to do this).

 

Third: Once the installer pops up choose your language, and go to disk utility. Format your drive into Mac OS X Extended Journaled. Give it a suitable name and Exit Disk utility.

 

Fourth: Pick the drive that has been formated and pick the packages that u want like printer drivers, fonts, Languages etc... After your ready hit the install button.

 

Fifth: Get something to do or get a cup of coffee and wait for about half an hour or an hour( depends on your speed). Restart the machine

 

Sixth: Boot into OS X. Use -f on command line

 

Seventh: Install Chameleon and Patches. CHAMELEON IS CRUCIAL IF U DO NOT HAVE IT U CANT BOOT INTO WINDOWS.

 

Eighth: Restart one final time to see if it worked. Boot into windows using the Chameleon GUI.

 

Second Option: Seperate Hard Drive

 

First: Disconnect the Windows drive from your motherboard.

 

Second: Use the USB drive with OS X on it and boot into the installer.

 

Third: Once in the installer, choose your language and go into Disk Utility

 

Fourth: Format your Blank Partition, name it and Format it into Mac OS X Extended Journaled

 

Fifth: Install the Operating System with what you want on it.

 

Sixth: Once installed Boot into OS X. Use the -f flag

 

Seventh: Install patches and chameleon bootloader.

 

Eighth: Plug your windows drive back in.

 

Ninth: Go into the BIOS and Choose your Mac OS X Drive as Primary Drive Master.

 

Tenth: Boot into mac os x and see if your drive is there.

 

Eleventh: Reboot one last time and let the machine boot into the Chameleon GUI. Boot into Windows and See if it works.

 

 

 

Best Regards

 

 

Severnaya

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