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Hey all in short i want to get rid of Vista, it being the centre point of all things wrong with my laptop atm:

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Can anyone see any problems installing mac osx tiger on this system, ive herad there maybe trouble with the ati x1700 gpu but do you recon i might get a successful install ?

Cheers for your help and time :]

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  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 - 2GHz (x2), 667MHz FSB, 4MB L2 Cache
  • RAM: 1024MB DDR2
  • Hard Drive: 160GB
  • Screen: 15.4" Widescreen TFT
  • Optical Drive: DVD±RW Super Multi
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon X1700 supporting 512MB HyperMemory
  • Wireless LAN: 802.11a/b/g - Call for advice on Wireless Networking
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth Enabled
  • Built-In 1.3 MegaPixel Camera

It works (Vista isnt so bad).

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Ok that sounds promising, il try installing it later just hope sound and wireless works.

Have you actually installed it on this machine or just that the GPU card will work ?

Either way thanks very much.

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Neaded staff:


1. Mac OS X 10.4.(1-8) Install DVD (on a DVD+ or -R NO RW!)

2. A PC with a compatible DVD drive (to install OS X).


How to:


1. Get a prepatched OSX install image (look at torrent sites for that or pm me).

2. Burn the image to an empty dvd recordable (+R or –R NO RW)

Use your favorite burn program for this (Nero, Alcohol 120%, MagicISO, PowerISO e.t.c)

3. Insert the OSX install disk and reboot your computer.

4. Boot the DVD, when the grey Apple stops spinning, select Language for the installation.

5. On the top of the screen, click "Utilities" and then click "Disk Utility".

6. Disk Utility starts. Select your Hard Disk or Partition. Chose "erase" tab and set the Volume Format to "Mac OS extended (journaled)" and erase it.

7. Wait until the process finishes and then close Disk Utility.

8. Follow the installation steps on your screen, select the HD with the partition you made in step 6 and choose "Customize" if your installer have that option.

In the Installer window, select either the Intel or AMD. Choose more packages if they fit in your hardware.

9. After finishing the installation, wait for the computer to reboot, remove the install disk and enjoy your "Intel/AMD-Mac Os X (x86)" installation.


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Im using the



Tutorial only kinda skipping to the end part (god knows if im being completley stupid here)

So i have Vista and Mac installed and now i want to be able to dual boot,

I have the chain0 file, all i need to know is where do i find



Do i need to boot back to MAC to find this =S, i have searched forums, but to no avail.


Didnt think this was worth starting another thread.

Any help would be awsome, thanks in advance :)

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Acronis Os Selector works much better.

If you press F8 at startup you gonna be able to chose drive to boot.

Boot in Windows and install acronis disc director, install and activate OS selector.

Restart and you are in a nice boot screen.

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Hiho, can you tell me if its working on your F3JP?


Internal display @ full resolution?

Wireless lan?



Last discussions about F3JP in this forum was some time ago, and they had big problems.

I it worth a try now?

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I have JAS 10.4.9 working on my ASUS F3JP, only thing i need to get proper drivers for is ATI X1700, Intel 3945 ABG card which they are testing and building a stable driver, also audio which i havent figured out yet but i know there is a driver for it.


But it runs awsome, just need to fix these 3 problems.


I know i will have x1700 and audio working soon.


But wireless is a problem for alot of people.



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no problems with the installation, just have to tick the right options to install, 10.4.9 update went good as well, i now have the sound working with Azalia but only 2 channel atm, internal lcd works and external lcd works, just at standard resolution though 1024x768



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