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Title: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on July 17, 2007, 12:51:51 pm
The guide is available at:
http://www.anyizhu.com/mediawiki/index.php/MacOSXInstallationGuides
Title: Mount image using daemon or alcohol?
Post by: First1 on August 08, 2007, 10:04:05 pm
Thanks 4 a great guide getting ready to use a mac os
I have an IBM Thinkpad R50.

Problem is my dvd burner doesnt burn probably cus lens is just bad, so

Can I install the mac by mounting the ISO image on daemon tools?

Thanx
Title: Re: Mount image using daemon or alcohol?
Post by: zhuanyi on August 11, 2007, 01:43:38 am
Hi,
Thanks for the question.
Unfortunately you will have to burn the image to a DVD since unless you would like to install it on Virtual PC within Windows.

Best of luck!

Thanks 4 a great guide getting ready to use a mac os
I have an IBM Thinkpad R50.

Problem is my dvd burner doesnt burn probably cus lens is just bad, so

Can I install the mac by mounting the ISO image on daemon tools?

Thanx

Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: scrubsuit on August 11, 2007, 04:22:58 am
hi!
i did everything in your guide and all went smoothly until the reboot part. After restarting the computer I was brought to this "grey colored" page where you see the apple logo at the center and below it is a small gear like circle. at first you i can see the animation on the small circle and then it stops. i can hear music, i can hear a voice that's giving me instructions whether to use voice over or not but all i can see on my screen is that grey page with the apple logo. did i do anything wrong? hope you could help me. thanks!  :)
Title: Virual Drive only in windows
Post by: First1 on August 11, 2007, 05:03:21 pm
Yup I figured it out, tried to use a virtual machine but then it gives me an pae error, although my processor supports pae. changed the boot.ini vmware vmx. everything....

There is no workaround the pae error.

Guess Ill have no luck with mac os x except if I buy a new dvd drive. (mine gives the damned power calibration error, gave up on it a long time ago)

Any way thanxs alot. cheers
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: scrubsuit on August 11, 2007, 07:25:25 pm
i can run osx now. had some problems with my builtin lan card but got it to work. now im having problems with the display, everytime i drag a window or scroll up/down the images become distorted. i need to minimize the window and restore it again to make it look normal again. is there anything i can do to avoid this? thanks! :)
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on August 12, 2007, 07:07:42 pm
Hi,
Thanks for the question.

You will need to adjust the resolution to 1024*768 for the boot, unfortunately Mac will not work on any resolution higher than that for now if the graphics card is not supported natively in MAC.

To change the resolution, here is what you will need to do:


In order to make your monitor display the correct resolution wait till you get to the darwin boot loader, and enter this at the prompt
For VESA 2:
"Graphics Mode"="1280x1024x32"
For VESA 3
"Graphics Mode"="[email protected]"

Thanks!


hi!
i did everything in your guide and all went smoothly until the reboot part. After restarting the computer I was brought to this "grey colored" page where you see the apple logo at the center and below it is a small gear like circle. at first you i can see the animation on the small circle and then it stops. i can hear music, i can hear a voice that's giving me instructions whether to use voice over or not but all i can see on my screen is that grey page with the apple logo. did i do anything wrong? hope you could help me. thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Virual Drive only in windows
Post by: zhuanyi on August 12, 2007, 07:09:51 pm
Hi,
What I did was that I used an external DVD drive to burn all my DVDs. The internal ones are just...too fragile...
Plus, the external ones are cheap to replace, and are much faster than the internal ones.

Good luck!


Yup I figured it out, tried to use a virtual machine but then it gives me an pae error, although my processor supports pae. changed the boot.ini vmware vmx. everything....

There is no workaround the pae error.

Guess Ill have no luck with mac os x except if I buy a new dvd drive. (mine gives the damned power calibration error, gave up on it a long time ago)

Any way thanxs alot. cheers
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on August 12, 2007, 07:11:57 pm
Hi,
Thanks for the question.
I did not exactly have nor heard this problem, so whatever I am saying here are just my own assumptions.
I figured what may have happened was that you were having some problem with the video resolution and refresh rate, could you try to boot into the Safe Mode and see whether there is any problem?
Thanks and good luck!

i can run osx now. had some problems with my builtin lan card but got it to work. now im having problems with the display, everytime i drag a window or scroll up/down the images become distorted. i need to minimize the window and restore it again to make it look normal again. is there anything i can do to avoid this? thanks! :)
Title: Worked!!!
Post by: First1 on August 13, 2007, 05:55:19 pm
After taking the risk I flashed my cd multiwriter firmware, and it burnt perfectly. Im actually writing this 4m mac os x. This is the first time i see a mac os x desktop.

Working perfectly except the wireless card intel 2100b, but im using the lan until there is a driver out there.
Gotta learn alot how to use this system.

Thank you, the fdisk instructions was were very important.

cheers
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: shonit on August 14, 2007, 08:45:10 am
I have now tried the installation the 6th time I am coming to a Grey screen each time I reboot.
On top of the screen it claims "ACPI" error. I am using a U205-s5034 Toshiba... any suggestions?
Title: Re: Worked!!!
Post by: zhuanyi on August 14, 2007, 10:58:30 am
Glad it helps!

Good luck and welcome to the MAC world!


After taking the risk I flashed my cd multiwriter firmware, and it burnt perfectly. Im actually writing this 4m mac os x. This is the first time i see a mac os x desktop.

Working perfectly except the wireless card intel 2100b, but im using the lan until there is a driver out there.
Gotta learn alot how to use this system.

Thank you, the fdisk instructions was were very important.

cheers
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on August 14, 2007, 11:02:35 am
Try to disable ACPI through BIOS, I do not think Mac offers any support on ACPI on the issue.
Thanks and good luck!


I have now tried the installation the 6th time I am coming to a Grey screen each time I reboot.
On top of the screen it claims "ACPI" error. I am using a U205-s5034 Toshiba... any suggestions?
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: shonit on August 14, 2007, 02:25:10 pm
Figured it out! I am on MAC is up and running.
I was greedy and checked off all of the Installs (not a good idea)
So now I am live on Mac:
However I know this is the just the begining as from here onwards its going to be a cautios ride to where I can get some of the hardware on the machine like Wifi and DVDRW to work...

I have the:
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (802.11a/b/g)
..Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection - 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet
.....Integrated Wireless-LAN:12
...........Intel® PRO/Wireless Network Connection 3945ABG (802.11a/b/g)
for the WIFI CARD any suggestions?
&

DVDRW unfortunately I had to leave for work this morning or else I would be playing with my newly formed toy.

Here is the link to my toy any suggestions... pls let me know...
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_outFrm.jsp?moid=1481496&rpn=PLUA0U&ct=DS&soid=1525055&sn_mpn=null&[email protected]@@@[email protected]@@@&BV_EngineID=cccdaddljkedfilcgfkceghdgngdgnn.0

It is Toshiba Satelite U205-S5034

What can I expect when I try to burn a DVD?
so many questions... Whoa! I am seriously loving it...!

NEARD Break down will post as I grow....
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: shonit on August 14, 2007, 11:39:40 pm
Mac Office 2004! Works like a charm...
=
Sound & Wifi/Internet still an Issue!
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on August 15, 2007, 01:25:07 pm
Unfortunately, there is nothing much I can talk about for the Wireless bit, as far as what I know, for the Wifi device on your laptop:
Integrated Wireless-LAN:12
o Intel® PRO/Wireless Network Connection 3945ABG
(802.11a/b/g)
does not have any available vendor-supplied driver.

I've tried to see what others did, and I came across here:
http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/HCL_10.4.7/Portables#Toshiba_Satellite_U205-S5002
which stated that Wifi will not work....

So unfortunately, you have to find a cable to access the Internet on your hackintosh for now.

However, stay tuned and there may be someone who is willing to write a driver for the wifi.

Thanks!

Figured it out! I am on MAC is up and running.
I was greedy and checked off all of the Installs (not a good idea)
So now I am live on Mac:
However I know this is the just the begining as from here onwards its going to be a cautios ride to where I can get some of the hardware on the machine like Wifi and DVDRW to work...

I have the:
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (802.11a/b/g)
..Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection - 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet
.....Integrated Wireless-LAN:12
...........Intel® PRO/Wireless Network Connection 3945ABG (802.11a/b/g)
for the WIFI CARD any suggestions?
&

DVDRW unfortunately I had to leave for work this morning or else I would be playing with my newly formed toy.

Here is the link to my toy any suggestions... pls let me know...
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_sc_outFrm.jsp?moid=1481496&rpn=PLUA0U&ct=DS&soid=1525055&sn_mpn=null&[email protected]@@@[email protected]@@@&BV_EngineID=cccdaddljkedfilcgfkceghdgngdgnn.0

It is Toshiba Satelite U205-S5034

What can I expect when I try to burn a DVD?
so many questions... Whoa! I am seriously loving it...!

NEARD Break down will post as I grow....
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: shonit on August 17, 2007, 07:48:38 am
something totally goofy:
So I finally got my hands on the Os selector and installed it. Now,
it does not give me the option to boot at all. I just see Win XP pro. and that it.!
any suggestions?
... already tried reinstalling os selecter and does thing where burns a cd..
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: jadephyre on August 18, 2007, 04:18:05 am
hi there, i have to say that i just stumbled over this whole "Hackintosh" Thing by accident... but reading all those guides for the last 3 Hours or so excited me.
I have an Acer Aspire 5050 Notebook with AMD Turion 64 MK-36 Processor from whom i know through CPU-Z that it has all the needed extensions like SSE2 & SSE3.
At the Moment i'm using Windows XP Professional on it and i'd like to COMPLETELY REPLACE IT with MacOS.

This raises two Questions:
1. Is that by any Chance possible ?
2. Is MacOS stable enough to be used on a daily Basis ?

Also, my LAN is an integrated Realtek Card and the WiFi is a Broadcom Chip... if anyone has something similar and they work, please tell me okay ?
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: scrubsuit on August 18, 2007, 07:11:24 am
hi! everything was working perfectly fine when i foolishly updated everything using the system updated. now every time I boot to Mac the "Darwin..." shows up and after a few more seconds it reboots. Is there anyway to fix this? Thanks!
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: imortal100 on August 21, 2007, 05:26:16 pm
Hi. I just got a Dell notebook for myself. But I want to install mac osx 10.4.8 in that. i have the dvd. will it be safe for me to do that. Is there a possibility that I can be tracked down and filed a lawsuit against me since I did not install it from the original dvd.
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on August 22, 2007, 11:07:42 am
Did you use mark the MAC OS X partition as a primary partition? That is the only thing I can think off right now since the OS selector could detect most of the OS automatically, including the version of OS X that we are using in this case...

Good luck!



something totally goofy:
So I finally got my hands on the Os selector and installed it. Now,
it does not give me the option to boot at all. I just see Win XP pro. and that it.!
any suggestions?
... already tried reinstalling os selecter and does thing where burns a cd..
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on August 22, 2007, 11:31:08 am
1. Yes, it is, definitely, in fact, it is easier for you to replace windows completely than performing a dual boot.
2. Depends on what you want to do with it. If you want to make use of the basic document processing programs, then MAC is sufficient, however, I have to say that MAC would definitely run better on a real Macintosh machine like ibook and if you want to play games, be aware that hardly any game is supported in MAC.

Good luck and welcome to the Mac world!

hi there, i have to say that i just stumbled over this whole "Hackintosh" Thing by accident... but reading all those guides for the last 3 Hours or so excited me.
I have an Acer Aspire 5050 Notebook with AMD Turion 64 MK-36 Processor from whom i know through CPU-Z that it has all the needed extensions like SSE2 & SSE3.
At the Moment i'm using Windows XP Professional on it and i'd like to COMPLETELY REPLACE IT with MacOS.

This raises two Questions:
1. Is that by any Chance possible ?
2. Is MacOS stable enough to be used on a daily Basis ?

Also, my LAN is an integrated Realtek Card and the WiFi is a Broadcom Chip... if anyone has something similar and they work, please tell me okay ?
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on August 22, 2007, 11:45:38 am
Try to use the -v -s option to see the error message, worst come to worst reinstall the system, it only take less than 20 minutes.

hi! everything was working perfectly fine when i foolishly updated everything using the system updated. now every time I boot to Mac the "Darwin..." shows up and after a few more seconds it reboots. Is there anyway to fix this? Thanks!
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on August 22, 2007, 11:46:56 am
I am afraid I have addressed the question in my guide, please read it. thanks!
Hi. I just got a Dell notebook for myself. But I want to install mac osx 10.4.8 in that. i have the dvd. will it be safe for me to do that. Is there a possibility that I can be tracked down and filed a lawsuit against me since I did not install it from the original dvd.
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: chillinPanda on August 25, 2007, 02:32:16 pm
hi there,

i have the nearly the same notebook configuration like in the guide.

Intel Centrino Pentium M 1,7 ghz
1,25 gb ram
x700 graphic card
(notebook: Fujitsu Siemens Amilo M1437g)

I have JaS.Mac.OS.X.10.4.8.AMD.Intel.SSE2.SSE3.PPF.1.Defiant.diskutil.biker880.ich7-R.patch.Integrated burn on a dvd and loaded it. at the end the debugger calls panic, do u know what is wrong there? I will take a picture of that and post it here

here it is: http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/7748/paniccimg7249dg0.jpg
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: Here_we_go_Steelers on August 27, 2007, 08:38:34 pm
Hey,

So im a newbie at installing OSX but I know the basics. When i was prompted to press any key to install OSX, i did, and it ran some diagnostics, with some white letters, then it stopped at the bottom of the page with something that said "Kernel Version 8.8.1..." then some other stuff. Under that was what looked like a cursor that wasnt blinking, just a white rectangle. Please help, I really want Mac installed!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on August 30, 2007, 07:05:49 am
Sorry for replying so late, I've been on vacation for a while...
As for your problem, it seemed to me that one of your USB devices is causing the problem, may I know have you tried to unplug and plug back in your USB devices and see if they work? Probably an incompatible USB device is causing the problem...

Good luck!


hi there,

i have the nearly the same notebook configuration like in the guide.

Intel Centrino Pentium M 1,7 ghz
1,25 gb ram
x700 graphic card
(notebook: Fujitsu Siemens Amilo M1437g)

I have JaS.Mac.OS.X.10.4.8.AMD.Intel.SSE2.SSE3.PPF.1.Defiant.diskutil.biker880.ich7-R.patch.Integrated burn on a dvd and loaded it. at the end the debugger calls panic, do u know what is wrong there? I will take a picture of that and post it here

here it is: http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/7748/paniccimg7249dg0.jpg
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on August 30, 2007, 07:10:42 am
Sorry for the late reply.
This problem seemed to be very obvious to me with a problem of incorrect resolution, please adjust your resolution to 1024*768 when boot up the system, I believe I have mentioned the way in one of my previous posts.

Good luck!



Hey,

So im a newbie at installing OSX but I know the basics. When i was prompted to press any key to install OSX, i did, and it ran some diagnostics, with some white letters, then it stopped at the bottom of the page with something that said "Kernel Version 8.8.1..." then some other stuff. Under that was what looked like a cursor that wasnt blinking, just a white rectangle. Please help, I really want Mac installed!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: chillinPanda on August 30, 2007, 07:27:18 am
I have unplugged all my devices. my cpu has SSE2 do I have do type it into the bootparameter?

my pc is freezing when this lines come down. i can't restart wit ctrl+alt+del and i cannot turn the numpad on and off

what does it mean?
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: lakkaaa on September 01, 2007, 07:25:03 am
I'm downloading all the necessary files right now, can't wait to start trying if i can properly setup OsX @ my system! Thanks for the great Howto!

I was just wondering -- I've got a dual monitor setup @ Windows, do you think it's possible for me to get this working on OsX as well?

TIA
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: geinzmrk on September 01, 2007, 06:18:20 pm
Hello
Your installation guide works like a charm. A few more questions arise:
- Did you experience distortion on moving windows in 1400 x 1050 resolution?
- Which Ati drivers do you use? Still the ones from the Jas package?
- ACPI. Is this possible?
- Did you already upgrade to 10.4.9 or 10.4.10 ? If so, an updated guide would be great.

Thanks for your efforts so far.
Markus
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on September 03, 2007, 08:30:41 am
SSE2 is supported by default unless you have unselect the option during installation....
I am not sure what caused the problem now...anyone else has any idea? You are welcome to bring it up if there is any...

Anyway, good luck!


I have unplugged all my devices. my cpu has SSE2 do I have do type it into the bootparameter?

my pc is freezing when this lines come down. i can't restart wit ctrl+alt+del and i cannot turn the numpad on and off

what does it mean?
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on September 03, 2007, 08:35:40 am
I am using OSX at home with dual monitor and it worked perfect for me, however, I've not tried to split the screen into 2 parts, like the way I used in Windows...
Working with 2 monitors showing exactly the same content worked perfectly, that is as far as I can confirm.

Good luck and welcome to the MAC world!


I'm downloading all the necessary files right now, can't wait to start trying if i can properly setup OsX @ my system! Thanks for the great Howto!

I was just wondering -- I've got a dual monitor setup @ Windows, do you think it's possible for me to get this working on OsX as well?

TIA
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on September 03, 2007, 08:40:20 am
- Did you experience distortion on moving windows in 1400 x 1050 resolution?
    - Yes, I think there may be problem working with any resolution higher than 1024x768. However, one thing I have to say is that the maximum resolution I have is 1024x768, and I've never tried anything more than that.
- Which Ati drivers do you use? Still the ones from the Jas package?
   - NO, my video card (ATI Mobility Radeon 7500) is supported without select the ATI drivers.
- ACPI. Is this possible?
   - Have not tried, anyone else has any idea?
- Did you already upgrade to 10.4.9 or 10.4.10 ? If so, an updated guide would be great.
   - No because the upgrade is only for Intel processor with SSE3, mine only supports up to SSE2.

Good luck!

Hello
Your installation guide works like a charm. A few more questions arise:
- Did you experience distortion on moving windows in 1400 x 1050 resolution?
- Which Ati drivers do you use? Still the ones from the Jas package?
- ACPI. Is this possible?
- Did you already upgrade to 10.4.9 or 10.4.10 ? If so, an updated guide would be great.

Thanks for your efforts so far.
Markus
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: mechael on September 03, 2007, 03:32:34 pm
hi, I followed the method, and when I using the OS selector to boot to Mac, it shows the circle animation and then the screen dim and displayed an error message:

"You need to restart your computer.  Hold down the power button..."

what can I do?
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on September 04, 2007, 10:44:32 am
Unfortunately the information is not sufficient for me to give you a solution, could you please use -v option to see the debugging message first? Thanks!

hi, I followed the method, and when I using the OS selector to boot to Mac, it shows the circle animation and then the screen dim and displayed an error message:

"You need to restart your computer.  Hold down the power button..."

what can I do?
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: mechael on September 04, 2007, 02:04:48 pm
Thanks for your quick reply!!  I'll do it tonight.
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on September 08, 2007, 03:10:01 am
No problem, good luck!
Thanks for your quick reply!!  I'll do it tonight.
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: geinzmrk on September 12, 2007, 09:58:46 am
Hello it's me again.
Updated to 10.4.9 using the old kernel works. That enables ilife08 installation.
How do you dela with the notebook keyboard? I'm missing keys and some are on the wrong position.
What tools do you use?

Best regards
Markus
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: lairusi on September 12, 2007, 12:48:23 pm
Hi! I have followed the steps indicated in the installation guide and it seems like I'm stuck at the part wherein I have to choose a partition wherein I should install the Mac OS.

I have allocated 10gb and have formatted the partition to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) using the disk utility. After formatting the partition, the said partition won't appear and no drives are showing for the installation of the OS. ??? Can anyone help me out?

I'm using Lenovo T61. (HD is SATA)

Thank you very much! I'm trying this out for the first time.  ;D :)
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: trolley.man on September 13, 2007, 06:05:24 am
Hi

I have tried several times to install osx using ur dual boot guide.

However, I reach the point after selecting the language where it says "Preparing Installation....", it stays on this screen for a few minutes and then i get a box saying "failed to open OSInstall.mpkg".

The horizontal bar appears at the top, but i am unable to open disk utility.

Any help as to why i'm getting this error message would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on September 14, 2007, 11:22:18 am
I think you were talking about the command key and the ctrl key in this case. For example, in MAC, it is Alt. + V rather than Ctrl + V for paste.
2 way for that:
1. Get used to the way, since that is the way a real MAC would work as well.
2. Try to find some small programs online that will do the trick, I think I have seen it somewhere on my Google search results one day, could not remember the name of the program though.

Good luck and welcome to the MAC world!


Hello it's me again.
Updated to 10.4.9 using the old kernel works. That enables ilife08 installation.
How do you dela with the notebook keyboard? I'm missing keys and some are on the wrong position.
What tools do you use?

Best regards
Markus
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on September 14, 2007, 11:23:21 am
Was the partition originally set to NTFS or FAT32, you can only convert a partition that was originally set to FAT32.

Hi! I have followed the steps indicated in the installation guide and it seems like I'm stuck at the part wherein I have to choose a partition wherein I should install the Mac OS.

I have allocated 10gb and have formatted the partition to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) using the disk utility. After formatting the partition, the said partition won't appear and no drives are showing for the installation of the OS. ??? Can anyone help me out?

I'm using Lenovo T61. (HD is SATA)

Thank you very much! I'm trying this out for the first time.  ;D :)
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on September 14, 2007, 11:24:02 am
Another case of corrupted disc, please download the image again.

Thanks!


Hi

I have tried several times to install osx using ur dual boot guide.

However, I reach the point after selecting the language where it says "Preparing Installation....", it stays on this screen for a few minutes and then i get a box saying "failed to open OSInstall.mpkg".

The horizontal bar appears at the top, but i am unable to open disk utility.

Any help as to why i'm getting this error message would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: lairusi on September 14, 2007, 02:47:19 pm
Thanks for the reply. I have set the 10GB allocation to FAT32 as instructed. Still, there are no drives appearing for the installation.   :(


Was the partition originally set to NTFS or FAT32, you can only convert a partition that was originally set to FAT32.

Hi! I have followed the steps indicated in the installation guide and it seems like I'm stuck at the part wherein I have to choose a partition wherein I should install the Mac OS.

I have allocated 10gb and have formatted the partition to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) using the disk utility. After formatting the partition, the said partition won't appear and no drives are showing for the installation of the OS. ??? Can anyone help me out?

I'm using Lenovo T61. (HD is SATA)

Thank you very much! I'm trying this out for the first time.  ;D :)
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: trolley.man on September 15, 2007, 05:16:32 am
Another case of corrupted disc, please download the image again.

Thanks!


hey
thanks for the help !

already downloading the image again

thanks again
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: chrigi on September 15, 2007, 08:59:02 am
Hi,
After the 6th step (dual boot), i rebooted my pc. and then, i clicked (in the OS Selector) to the unknown os (=mac), But then usually comes an error: "hfs+ partition error"
What can I do?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on September 15, 2007, 06:51:24 pm
Here is the solution for you:
http://forum.insanelymac.com/lofiversion/index.php/t30858.html
1 minute of Googling did the trick =:)

Good luck and welcome to MAC world!

Hi,
After the 6th step (dual boot), i rebooted my pc. and then, i clicked (in the OS Selector) to the unknown os (=mac), But then usually comes an error: "hfs+ partition error"
What can I do?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: joshbergs on September 16, 2007, 01:07:43 am
Hi,
I am having the same problem as lairusi...

I have set my 10GB partition to FAT32 using Acronsis Disk Suite.
Then when I use the MAC disk utility to change the format to Mac OS Extended (Journaled), the name of the volume changes to "disk0s4" and says the format is "Windows_Fat_32"

Then I just assumed it had formatted corrrectly at first so I tryed to continue with the installation but then relised that there was a problem because there where no options for which drive to install the OS to.

Please help  :( :)
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: chrigi on September 16, 2007, 05:11:50 am
hy,

I have a problem: When I restart the computer and boot to mac os x,  a "grey colored" page where you see the apple logo at the center and below it is a small gear like circle appears. But after 20 seconds, the display gets black (stand-by-mode).
I think it's a problem with the graphical card (I have a ATI Readon x300/x550 Series)
I have already tried: "Graphics mode"="1280x1024x32" (I have VESA 2)
Then, the installation was in the 1280x1024 mode, but the problam with the black screen remains.

I hope you can help me...
Thanks!
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: deerman90 on September 20, 2007, 12:33:29 am
well actually, right now i dont have any questions about the guide. but ihave some troubles with my jas OS X 10.4.8 install, it hangs right after booting (in the install process)
showing me this black screen:

link:
http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/6329/0000022th0.jpg

here you have my pc specs:

- Motehrboard: ASROCK AM2NF6G - VSTA
- CPU: AMD Athlon x2 dual core 5200+
- RAM: 1 GB 667mhz
- HD: hitachi 160 GB (SATA II mode)
- Onboard Nvidia 6100 video chip, Nvidia 405 chipset. 256 MB video shared

if somebody can help me, please do it!, i will really apreciate it

thanks


Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: casual_fitzy on September 21, 2007, 12:04:39 pm
Hey, I followed your guide exactly and it worked perfectly through the installation.  After reboot however, Acronis loaded and says "Acronis OS selector was unable to load 'UNKNOWN' operating system. The partition required cannot be found."  Do you have any idea what this means?  Thanks.

-Edit- This is what I get now: http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Casualfitzy/ERROR.jpg

Is there any way to tell where the problem lies?  The installation went so smoothly I'd hate to think my disc was messed up.
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: mr.madison on September 24, 2007, 12:56:43 am
Ok well I just did the OSX 10.4.9 uphuck version on my PC. Its a gateway Dual Core.. dont know the specifics as I having probs and cant pull it up. But its Model GT4024. I check before hand and its a SSE3 supporter.
Processor BrandIntel Processor ClassPentium D Processor Speed2.66 GHz Installed Memory1 GB Bus Speed533 MHz Cache Size2 MB Memory TechnologyDDR II SDRAM Maximum Memory2 GB Number of Installed Processors1 Maximum Number of Processors1 System ChipsetATI Radeon Xpress 200

Well let me start off and say I had a problem doing the Partitioning as described here http://coolblog.profit42.com/2006/05/13/os...ndows-computer/ I used this version because I plan to dual boot with XP.

What I did do was partition 30gigs on my C: and formated using disk partition to a fat32 primary and I made it active. Now when I went to the install on 10.4.9 There were no drives found. So i used the disk utility and erased and used one of the mac formats and it had ms-dos selected as default but it did not add a drive for me to install to.

Well the install went fine.. i think.. and It rebooted and now im getting this error going to OSX

"On ACPICPUthrottle when adding cpu 0 ,1,2,3(it did these all separate) They fail. No Valid cpu's returned by acpi! it's possible your bios does not think your system should be throttled and therefore did not return any available power states, or maybe your cpu only supports other state then maximum"

The when i try to boot to windows.. its says "windows root>system32\hal.dll missing reinstall"

So right now im kinda stuck and I dont know what to do. Any help would be great.. and if you need more info I can do my best.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: casual_fitzy on September 27, 2007, 01:58:40 pm
Well, I got it up and running great!  Thanks for the wonderful instructions.  I have another question though, is there any way to get drivers installed for all my products?  Like my 6800GT video card.  Nvidia doesn't seem to make Mac drivers for their 6 series.  Anyone know a way to get everything recognized and working properly?
Title: Can I use my typical PS/2 keyboard and my USB sound device
Post by: Diezel VH4 on October 02, 2007, 02:34:39 pm
Thanks for that great guide!!!everything worked properly!!
The only prob is that I can't use my typical ps/2 keyboard..this is happening
only in the mac os.The pc I've used to install the os is a simple intel celeron
based desktop computer.Is something that I can do?Or i simply have to buy
a usb keyboard?Also I have a problem with my usb sound device...it sounds
like there's something wrong with the sample rate,instead of my usb device
I tried to use the onboard one but in that case,i have no sound at all...
THANX
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on October 16, 2007, 02:57:38 pm
You will need to re-format the partition to MAC OS X during the installation using the MAC OS partition manager that is build in the installation program.

Hi,
I am having the same problem as lairusi...

I have set my 10GB partition to FAT32 using Acronsis Disk Suite.
Then when I use the MAC disk utility to change the format to Mac OS Extended (Journaled), the name of the volume changes to "disk0s4" and says the format is "Windows_Fat_32"

Then I just assumed it had formatted corrrectly at first so I tryed to continue with the installation but then relised that there was a problem because there where no options for which drive to install the OS to.

Please help  :( :)
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on October 16, 2007, 02:58:36 pm
Use 1024*768, unfortunately I do not think Hackintosh support any higher resolution.

hy,

I have a problem: When I restart the computer and boot to mac os x,  a "grey colored" page where you see the apple logo at the center and below it is a small gear like circle appears. But after 20 seconds, the display gets black (stand-by-mode).
I think it's a problem with the graphical card (I have a ATI Readon x300/x550 Series)
I have already tried: "Graphics mode"="1280x1024x32" (I have VESA 2)
Then, the installation was in the 1280x1024 mode, but the problam with the black screen remains.

I hope you can help me...
Thanks!
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on October 16, 2007, 03:01:18 pm
You used Windows Vista? Try to find the newest version of Acronis.

Hey, I followed your guide exactly and it worked perfectly through the installation.  After reboot however, Acronis loaded and says "Acronis OS selector was unable to load 'UNKNOWN' operating system. The partition required cannot be found."  Do you have any idea what this means?  Thanks.

-Edit- This is what I get now: http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y115/Casualfitzy/ERROR.jpg

Is there any way to tell where the problem lies?  The installation went so smoothly I'd hate to think my disc was messed up.
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: zhuanyi on October 16, 2007, 03:05:31 pm
Not sure as I do not have NVidia Card, anyone has a Nvidia card and would like to help this gentleman out? Thanks!

Well, I got it up and running great!  Thanks for the wonderful instructions.  I have another question though, is there any way to get drivers installed for all my products?  Like my 6800GT video card.  Nvidia doesn't seem to make Mac drivers for their 6 series.  Anyone know a way to get everything recognized and working properly?
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: proper99 on October 26, 2007, 07:14:07 pm
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You will need to re-format the partition to MAC OS X during the installation using the MAC OS partition manager that is build in the installation program.
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please, the steps would be really nice, how do you access this partition manager

if you mean under disk utility then partition, then there are no drives showing other than the DVD drive

thanks very much
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: forum_id on November 26, 2007, 12:47:30 pm
Thank you. Your guide is really helpful. I have 2 windows systems. I tried to install Mac OSX on one of the machines. I have installed successfully by wiping out windows completely. But, the problem is when the system got restarted it couldn't load Mac. I tried 6 times. I have given single partition to Mac OSX that is my hard disk completely. So, can u help??
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: imweezle on November 27, 2007, 03:45:41 pm
Hi, thank you for the guide. It worked like a charm and I am loving Mac OS X. I haven't had a lot of time to fiddle around with it, but I hope to spend more time with it soon. Here is my dilemma though, I want to get back to running Windows XP for a little bit to finish up some things, and I don't have an XP boot disc. Like you, I have an IBM Thinkpad, only mine is an R50e. I was trying to access Rescue and Recovery from BIOS, but the computer would never go into the Rescue and Recovery mode; it just showed up with the blue screen of death and gave me a fatal system error message. I was wondering since you used an IBM Thinkpad, if you were able to get into Rescue and Recovery from BIOS and how you did it.

Thanks,
imweezle
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: shuberto on December 13, 2007, 11:45:24 pm
I am having a problem when I open the disk utility.  The only things that show in the left window are the dvd disk and the dvdrom.  My main hard drive and the one I just partitioned do not even show up.  I'm really at a loss here because it wont let me go on anymore.  I tried typing in sudo cfdisk to the terminal and it says there is no command for that.  Please help me out, I'd appreciate it greatly.
Dave
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: carl on January 07, 2008, 12:40:24 pm
 Please do not copy the entire ISO file to your DVD, it won't work! (You can laugh at me for this, but really, people have done that before).
So what files from the iso image (once i have used winrar to read it) do i need to put on the disk? with the complete iso image on the disk it will not install as you said!
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: frank on January 24, 2008, 04:40:31 am
Actually I am having the same problem.
I have used 'Disk Utility' to 'erase' the fat 32 partition to 'Mac OS Extended (Journaled)', and after the process the disk is still 'Windows fat 32' format. And installation could not find this disk.
I guess it is because I didn't format it correctly?
So it is not enough to format it to 'fat 32 primary partition'?

You will need to re-format the partition to MAC OS X during the installation using the MAC OS partition manager that is build in the installation program.

Hi,
I am having the same problem as lairusi...

I have set my 10GB partition to FAT32 using Acronsis Disk Suite.
Then when I use the MAC disk utility to change the format to Mac OS Extended (Journaled), the name of the volume changes to "disk0s4" and says the format is "Windows_Fat_32"

Then I just assumed it had formatted corrrectly at first so I tryed to continue with the installation but then relised that there was a problem because there where no options for which drive to install the OS to.

Please help  :( :)
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: heightgrowthshoes.com on January 31, 2008, 07:53:19 am
The guide is available at:
http://www.anyizhu.com/mediawiki/index.php/MacOSXInstallationGuides
great day to you all
Title: HFS+ error
Post by: supasixfo on February 05, 2008, 04:25:37 pm
The guide is great. I did however, come across a couple problems. I had two primary partitions already for Windows XP. So, My first Mac OSX installation was on a logical drive. This epic failed. I used Partition Magic to convert the second (non system) windows partition to a logical drive. Then i nuked the original OSX install and created a new primary partition with Partition Magic. I created it right after C:\. I also left ~20MB of free allocation space for the OS selector to later install itself on. Also, make sure to go to windows xp disk management (in computer management) and select "Make Active" on the OSX partition.

I then installed OSX.

I couldn't get Acronis OS Selector 8 to work at first. It either said HFS+ error OR did not boot OSX, only into windows, regardless of what i selected in the OS selector. So what i did was install it AFTER the OSX installation. You can do this by creating a OS Selector boot CD. after the OSX install, boot of the OS selector CD. It will say it wants to create a FAT boot partition. After you restart, it will run the OS detections. IT will pick up XP pro immediately, but MAC will register as unknown.

Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
Post by: detective on February 08, 2008, 01:36:58 pm
I'm stuck too, i;m getting "panic" and the errors says something abou PCI and ACPI, i dont have any option to disable ACPI in bios, only some Suspend To Ram thing, and i have no idea where that PCI error comes from.

Ive made some pictures with a cellphone, that was the only camera i had at me, i know the quality lacks

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/2555/dsc00019fs3.jpg
http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/889/dsc00020sq1.jpg
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/1948/dsc00021ns3.jpg
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/1561/dsc00022kf8.jpg
Title: Re: Please submit a post here if you have any questions about my guide
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