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i have a dell xps studio 1800 with an intel core i7 processor, 1TB of hard drive space and 8GB of RAM, i have used boot132 before but it just froze when i started to boot from the retail copy of mac os x snow leppard is mac os x running on this machine even possible if sp what do i need to do in order to make it work

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i dont know, can you? ;)

 

try the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]+[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] retail method.

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i did the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] method the screen just went completely black and the cd drive started to spin like crazy nothing else happened

 

i don't know what iatkos is and what it will do since i haven't had the chance to find a download link for it (iatkos isn't illegal is it?) or try it. i have a legitimate copy of mac os x snow leopard but i don't know what will make it work on my machine, do i also need a special modified boot132 image because i understand that every boot132 image is designed to run on certain types of machines. i used the generic boot132 image and all it did was restart the computer when it started to boot from the cd

 

are there any special setting that i need to make in the bios

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alright i was tinkering around with the bios settings and i was using the boot 132 with retail disk method and this is what happened, i disabled the CPUs support and nothing else. i booted from the boot 132 boot disk and when the darwin screen came up i slipped in the leopard disk and pressed enter. the apple logo appeared like i wanted it to but the problem now is that it only shows for 5 seconds. then the machine resets itself. is there some things that i am not getting here because it obviously works with my machine its just not booting onto the os x disk and staying in the installer. if it makes any difference i am not using the mac os x snow leopard retail disk i am using a copy of mac os x leopard disk

 

i also tried using the mac os x snow leopard disk made by hazzard and it did nothing different just displayed the darwin screen, pressed enter to boot from cd and the machine reseted itself no nothing changed there

 

do i need to have a copy of snow leopard instead of leopard as i understand some of these materials might now be interchangeable with one another but thats what i've heard

 

i don't want to use an illegally patched copy of os x i want to use the boot 132 disk and legitimate retail copy of osx method as i hear is completely legal since there is no modifications made to the operating system's code to get it to work it just stays the same

 

i appreciate the help everyone

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are there any changes i need to make to the bios before i try installing mac os x on my machine again or is it just not possible

 

i already have the hazzard one, the iatkos one and a legitimate copy of osx leopard

i have the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] legacy, and boot132 bootloaders so i have several of the necessary supplies but i really want to know how i can install it on this machine it seems possible, i did some research and my video card and processor are compatible with mac os x i just need some instructions on what to do with my motherboard's bios

here are my video card and processor

 

processor: INTEL CORE I7

video card: ATI RADEON HD 5700 series

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are there any changes i need to make to the bios before i try installing mac os x on my machine again or is it just not possible

 

i already have the hazzard one, the iatkos one and a legitimate copy of osx leopard

i have the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] legacy, and boot132 bootloaders so i have several of the necessary supplies but i really want to know how i can install it on this machine it seems possible, i did some research and my video card and processor are compatible with mac os x i just need some instructions on what to do with my motherboard's bios

here are my video card and processor

 

processor: INTEL CORE I7

video card: ATI RADEON HD 5700 series

 

The guides I've seen say to change your Bios to AHCI and enable HPET.

http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/04/ibo...ac-os-x-on.html

"Step 1. Change Bios Settings"

 

My first guess is that the driver for your video card isn't working right.

 

http://macmanx86.blogspot.com/

"The ATI/AMD 5xxx cards are finally easier to install. This has more to do with the GraphicsEnabler technology used within Hackintoshing, Kabyl's boot loader and ATY_Init. Even then you are limited to what cards are supported Out Of BOX (OOB) by Apple. For example the following are the only desktop ATI 5xxx cards Apple supports OOB:

 

ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series: Device ID 0x6898

ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series: Device ID 0x6899

ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series: Device ID 0x68B8 "

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my bios doesn't have AHCI controller it has RAID how do i get around this, also have another piece of hardware that might have been posing problems, my ATI Radeon HD 5770, how do i boot into apple installer because the RAID problem is causing all of this, as for the ATI Radeon, you tell me will it be a problem or will it be okay

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my bios doesn't have AHCI controller it has RAID how do i get around this, also have another piece of hardware that might have been posing problems, my ATI Radeon HD 5770, how do i boot into apple installer because the RAID problem is causing all of this, as for the ATI Radeon, you tell me will it be a problem or will it be okay

 

I've seen a thread where somebody has gotten a 5770 working, but it also depends on your mobo.

 

I think Raid is one option to use and I think that was the option chosen originally. But I think there are two other choices that you can toggle for, IDE and AHCI, during the original installation. Do you know how to navigate the Bios screens and see and make different choices with the keyboard?

http://servicebureau.ru/hardware/26-naviga...os-screens.html

 

I will include a screencapture of my Bios. It shows the Raid option selected. Where you see Raid it could have been originally selected as IDE or AHCI. Look in your own Bios see where it says Raid and see if there are possible options now hidden from view. Once the Raid array has been set up, it can be changed later, but I don't know the procedure to restore it to IDE or AHCI. I think you probably have an AHCI mode choice, but you aren't looking behind the Raid option to discover and see it. :)

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