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I'm trying to install MacOS X 10.4.8 but after the first step, when I have to choose the destination of the installation I have no drives to choose from. The installation can't mount my hdd. What can I do ?

My configuration is :

CPU : Intel Centrino 1,6GHz

RAM : 768


Video : Mobile Intel 915GB/GBS, 910GML ExpressChipset Family

Sound : Realtek High Definition Audio


I hope someone can help me...




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Which disk controller you`ve got?


What`s your laptop or mobo model?


For me it seams that your disk controller is fully compatible, It happened me with Darwin 8.0.1 on a Asus a7n8x-e deluxe system.

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my laptop model is Acer TravelMate 4060.

I tried to make the partition but after I select the partition I want to be formated and I click erase the disc utility freezes saying "Mounting"... :gun:

p.s.: HEEEEEELP ME!!!!

thnx ;)

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If you want to make a dual boot system (Windows/Os X).

Be sure that your hardware supports OSx86.


You need:


1.Acronis Disc Director Suite.

2.Install Acronis Disc Directror.

3.Prepare your Disc or Partition.

Format it Fat32 and make it Primary no Extended.

Give it a name that you recognize on later steps to dont mess it all like Mac Os X.

4.Make a bootable CD with Acronis tools (no neaded but is sometimes useful).

5.Install Acronis Os selector (it gonna give you an Os selector Boot menu on startup).

Ready for next steps.

Dont procced until you backup all important data on your computer.

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)

3. First of all be sure that OSX can run on your computer before attempting anything like a dual boot.

How to:

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

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".

In the "Customize" 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 "Windows" - "Intel/AMD-Mac Os X (x86)" installation.

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If i well understud: you can select the drive but not the partition?

Make sure from windows that it is fat32 and primary and that is not a logical partition and the only partition an that drive.

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