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Well... my resources are quite limited right now. None of my computers has a DVD/RW drive and I atm, I only have a 8GB stick. I am running Windows 7 and Linux.

 

I managed to format the USB Stick with IATKOS L2 using transmac. I also installed EasyBCD on Windows 7 as I was told that was all I needed to install the system. But now I am stuck.

 

Of course, if I try to boot the USB from my BIOS i get a booting error.

 

From EasyBCD I added a OS X entry in the boot list. I can select it, and it takes me directly to what seems to be a Chameleon boot screen, but only with a Windows Icon and a message about booting windows or pressing F7 (IIRC) to select other options. In that screen keyboard does not work (i have a DELL USB Keyboard).

 

Any tips on what to do next, or how can i boot my USB stick containing IATKOS L2?

 

Thanks for your time.

 

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Well, as I found out, I am able to boot any ISO image from my harddrive with EasyBCD. So I tried doing it with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url].iso.

 

But once I get to the menu, my keyboard is not working...

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