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Intalling Mac OS X SL on Alienware m11x laptop


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Hi all!!

 

I must start this thread because I want to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard on my m11x.

This is what I tried to do.

-I made a partition with Easeus Partition Master, so now I have one with Windows 7, another with the Recovey of W7, and the last called MacOSX-Snow, formated in NTSC.

-Then, I booted from DVD the Iatkos s3 v2 and I had to run it with "-x -v cpus=1 busratio=8" to get into installation.

-Later, in utility disk I erased the MacOSX-Snow partition that I created with the Windows 7 and formated it as Mac OS (journaled).

-Finally, I run the installation, just adding in the option the Chameleon RC5 bootloader and the nvidia vga graphics.

 

Everything goes ok until the installation finishes and rebooting. In that moment, after the alienware logo, I get an error saying "boot0: error" and I can't do anything else than boot from DVD again.

If I boot from DVD and I run installed Mac OS (with -x -v cpus=1 busratio=8), the system restarts again.

 

So my problem is that I can't get into Mac, but yes on Windows if I boot from DVD to avoid boot0 error.

I deleted that partition with Windows 7 again to start from 0 but the boot0 error is still happening.

 

Anyone can help me? Which option should I choose to make a succesfull installation?

 

Thanks!!

 

Here is my laptops hardware:

Motherboard: Alienware m11x r2

CPU: Intel Core i5 U520

4GB of RAM

Need more info? ask me!

 

Thank you again!

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Hi again!

Well, the booting problem is solved. Now I start the computer and can choose between Mac or Windows 7 with Chameleon.

But I can't run Mac, it restarts when the apple appears on screen, it does not work even with -x -v busratio=20 (or 8) comands...

Any idea?

 

Thanks!

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Hi again!

Well, the booting problem is solved. Now I start the computer and can choose between Mac or Windows 7 with Chameleon.

But I can't run Mac, it restarts when the apple appears on screen, it does not work even with -x -v busratio=20 (or 8) comands...

Any idea?

 

Thanks!

Try booting into OSX with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD. For some reason I can't get into SL with Chameleon either. Not sure what the diff is, but using the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD on an external DVD drive lets me boot up SL with no issues. I've asked around in diff forums for help, but no one has responded yet.

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Try booting into OSX with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD. For some reason I can't get into SL with Chameleon either. Not sure what the diff is, but using the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD on an external DVD drive lets me boot up SL with no issues. I've asked around in diff forums for help, but no one has responded yet.

 

Try installing EASYBCD on the windows partition as well as Chameleon v2 on the mac partition. Then boot with Win7 disk and repair. Choose command prompt to repair.

type:

Diskpart

list disk

select disk 0

list partition

select partition 1 (or which ever your win7 is)

active

exit

exit

Then restart.

It should boot up under windows. If you encounter problems with it booting up, then boot with win7 install disk and repair the partition.

Once that is running, in EASYBCD add the mac partition to your boot options as MBR.

Hopefully that works.

I did that on a Dell 1545 and XPS 1340.

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I was going to post this here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=236596, but due to certain restrictions as a new user, I have to post it here. Seeing the main issue for the M11x R2 is the optimus, and with the linux fans out on the web, I discovered this site, http://linux-hybrid-graphics.blogspot.com/...ia-optimus.html, which has a control to set the graphics to discrete mode, aka running only the 335m. That is what we need to get to happen. If there is someone skilled enough to code this into a kext, then we may have complete support on the newere m11x r2. If this is in err, I'm sorry for getting your hopes up.

 

http://linux-hybrid-graphics.blogspot.com/...ia-optimus.html

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Hi again!

Well, the booting problem is solved. Now I start the computer and can choose between Mac or Windows 7 with Chameleon.

But I can't run Mac, it restarts when the apple appears on screen, it does not work even with -x -v busratio=20 (or 8) comands...

Any idea?

 

Thanks!

 

I have the same "boot0: error" problem.

How to solved the problem?

I have try to change the activ partition but it don't solve.

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