Install Mac OS X Leopard OSx86 on PC Dual Boot Windows 7, Vista in 9 Easy Steps

OSx86 InstallRecently, I installed Mac OS X (OSx86 Project) on My HP Laptop. It took me 24 hours to experiment witha ll possible procedures and install. Most of the guides available on the wikis and blogs are complex, in-accurate. I Promise to keep this one easy and effective.

I`ll try my best to answer questions in the blog itself, Still, feel free to ask questions.

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Before you Begin

There are Several Flavours of OSX86 Project available. Few of the popular ones are:
iPC, iATKOS, Kalyway, iDeneb etc.

None of these is perfect, but as time passes, they approach perfection.
iPC is the most advanced you can get, keeping into consideration that it supports largest database of hardware, followed by Kalyway, iDeneb and others. Most Important thing you should check for is your Hardware compatibility List (HCL) on OSX86 wiki.

If you have any doubts, you can get them cleared @geeknizer on Twitter

Steps to install:

1. Download OSx86 10.5.x

Go to your favorite torrent site and Download 10.5.x of your favorite flavor among the listed ones. Latest version is 10.5.7. Though 10.5.6 is also a fair deal. Burn the downloaded “.ISO” file to DVD using PowerISO / MagicISO or any other burning software.

2. Create Partition, preparing Disk:

In windows 7 or vista, Right click My computer > Manage, click Disk Management. Here create a primary partition with minimum 8GB space, though recommended is 15GB. There is no need to format this partition. After Partition is created, right click > Mark Partition as Active.

Burn the OSX86 ISO that you downloaded from torrents on to a DVD and reboot with Boot from DVD. Now you should see Darwin load screen.

3. Booting and starting Installation

As countdown from 10 starts, press F8 key and you will be able to have some more option’s. Now type -v and press enter now entered in VERBOSE mode, this will enable you to see any errors if they occur. In case your screen freezes for more than 10 minutes than note last lines and google them to find out a solution for your problem. If every thing goes fine after 15-30 minutes installation screen appear’s hold your breath we are not quit yet here.

Alternatively, to skip the booting errors, you can try these parameters on Boot: prompt

-cpus=1, -cpus=2.

4. Configuring Installation

After boot, you enter the Graphical interface and you should be able to see a top menu. From the menu Click Utilities > Disk Utility.

Here, select the destination drive where you want to install Mac OSX. this will be the same partition we created earlier in step 1.

Now click on ERASE on right hand side and under the format option select “MAC OSX Journaled Extended” and click Erase. The disk will be erased and mounted. Close the disk utility and agree to the terms and conditions, then select the partition which you erased recently.

5. Customize the Install

The most important part is this step. Now, choose wisely what all components you need to support your running hardware. Browse at http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page Navigate to the HARDWARE section and choose your version(10.5.x) and computer type (Portable/Desktop). This page should give sample hardware examples that people have tested, and modules they have selected.

If you have doubts, you can check the Insanelymac.com forums.

For most of the INTEL based systems Vanilla Kernel works very smoothly & for AMD system try Voodoo kernel. It is recommended to remove all the extra unnecessary languages as they take up about 2 gigs. Also, dont add extra Drivers (.KEXTS) which might cause conflicts. e.g. if You have NVIDIA geforce on your laptop, you should select NVDarwin from the “Graphics” section, not all.

Hit Ok when you are convinced!

6. Checking the disk and Installation of System files

Now your disk(DVD) will be checked for consistency, then, installation begins. It will take 20-45 minutes as per your hardware juice. After the installation is over, it will ask for a reboot. Remove the DVD after it has rebooted.

You should be able to automatically boot into OS X at this time.

7. Setting up the Boot Loader

Now that OS X is all working, we have to make the previous installation of Windows 7 or Vista to work. for this, I`ll use the Windows boot loader rather than chameleon boot loader built-in to OS X. This helps you prevent re-fixing MAC OS installation when you re-install windows at some time in future.

Put in your windows 7 or Vista disk, and boot from it. When installation starts, it prompts for “Recovery”. Select the recovery option. On you will be prompted to choose tools available for recovery. Select “command-line”.

DISKPART> list disk // displays the available HDD
DISKPART> select disk n // select the disk which has windows installation
DISKPART> list partition // list partitions on the selected disk
DISKPART> select partition n // select the partition number where windows was previously installed.
DISKPART> active //sets partition active
DISKPART> exit

REBOOT.

Now your vista /windows 7 should boot, If it doesn’t try this:

Boot with installation disk into windows setup, choose recovery again, and select automated recovery of boot area. Windows should fix the boot automatically, then click Fix and reboot button.

8. Adding MAC to the Boot menu via Windows:

Boot into windows normally and download EasyBCD from google. Open it, click “Add/Remove entries” navigate to “Mac”. Select Type in the dropdown to “Generic x86 Pc” and give some name in the text box below. This name will appear in your boot screen. Click “SAVE” when done and REBOOT.

9. There is no Step 9. You should be able to boot into booth MAC OSX Leopard and Windows without any issues.

Enjoy the wonderful world of MAC!

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  • http://v zottd

    I`ll try this soon

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    • Danny

      Hello everyone,

      I am struggling and am unable to install hackintosh :(

      first my hardware is:
      Asus motherboard supporting x45 ATI Radeon HD 4800 crossfire x2 videocard – intel if I am not mistaken/ (I am not really a hardware person) 4 GB of RAM 1 GB of Video.

      I tried 2 images – first didnt even try to load so the second 1 did loaded. Problem is though the following.
      Either freezes on AppleDecrypt: Starting or it freezes on some kernel messages. Without Verbose mode freezes on white screen with Apple logo in the middle.

      I tried to google here and there what to do and the best solution is to make a USB from a real Mac which if I had I wouldnt go through all this trouble to get a Hackintosh.

      Changing BIOS gets me nowhere as it doesnt save any changes I make to it + I am scared I might screw up my computer – as I said I dont understand anything there.

      Is there any way to install a Hackintosh as if it were a Win? Easy install for dummies like myself?

      thanks a lot and gratz on the blogs indeed wonderfull if only I understood more ;)

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      • DudeWhat?

        This is actually one of the easiest installs out there, you probably need to do a cpu=1 flag during initial loading of the installer and do a cpu=1 fix.

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  • pegger

    Will be trying this tonight. I am curious, which distro did you use

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    I used Kalyway 10.5.6

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  • Cherin

    thnaks dude
    this ws the most simplest site i browdes among 100 others for installing mac on pc
    thanks 1ce again

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  • eddy

    ok guys this method works fully. i followed if to dual boot windows 7 and leopard 10.5.6 (ideneb). people with intel chipset should install ICHx fix

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  • http://www.telequant.com/pc-to-phone.html Lisa S.

    Hello. Great job. I did not expect this on a weekday. This is a great story. Thanks!

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  • http://www.yourdesktopcomputer.com.au/ Lisa S.

    Wow! Thank you! I always wanted to write in my site something like that. Can I take part of your post to my blog?

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  • Tim

    I installed with my windows xp, Windows 7. MAC OS works superb. Waiting for your next steps.

    Thanks for an easy guide.
    Superb!

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  • steven galindo

    help me please in step 2
    u say Here create a primary partition with minimum 8GB space,
    and so i looked it up so i srank the size of one of my c drive
    and left my recovery drive alone
    and i snrank it to 8192 vollume and it did it but it was un locatible wht do i do bc i think i messed up

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  • Gun

    Please state any torrent link you recommend… Let me know when you reply to this comment..

    I’ll surely spread this site.. But let me know about the torrent link for Mac OSX iso… Thanks a lot so far.. I just need that.

    :)

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    @Steven galindo
    Partitions never vanish.
    I assume you used your disk manager in vista or 7 to shrink.
    When windows shrinks the drive, immediately creates a new drive marked “Unallocated 7.95GB” for your case.

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    Gun,

    wait for couple of hours, i`ll do as soon as i reach home, i`ll mail you the link

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    • Sumaiyakhansk

      Hi taranfx… Thanks for all your help..
      Indeed i need a little more.. i have a problem i successfully installed mac OS on intel motherboard with core2duo processor and 2gb ram.. everything works great except internet connectivity, It says ethernet port not connected.. i tried installing Atheros but still i am not able to access internet. Please help me in getting internet on my mac..

      Thanks in Anticipation

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  • Gun

    Ok… ill wait.. Thank you

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  • Marco Almeida

    Hi there, Taranfx.

    My my question is that I´ll try to do the whole process on a Windows XP notebook. So I was downloaded the EasyBCD program but realized that it is only for Vista or Windows 7.

    So, is there any other program such as EasyBCD that works with Windows XP??

    Best regards,

    Thanks in advance!!!

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    @Marco Almeida

    As EasyBCD is not compatible with Windows XP, try the following. Add this line to the boot.ini file:
    C:\chain0=”Mac OS X”

    chain0 file should be available on ur osx86 disk, copy it from there to c:\

    Now U reboot, U`ll get two options at boot.

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  • Paul

    I must admit, you had been a very helpful guy for all your guides.
    We appreciate your blogs.

    Best Regards
    Paul J.

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  • Repetitor

    Hi and thanks for the guide… Nice job. I have a problem tho… I have windows 7 installed, did the partition part and I’m trying to install OSX from a retail DVD. I used the Boot cd, and replace with retail OSX method, and everything works fine on the testing (-v) part. I see the white screen with apple logo and get into the background screen with stars and purple ligt and get the colourfull beach ball spinning. And it just sits like that. Tried to leave it for hour and a half and it just keeps spining…

    Can anyone please help me to get to the next step?!?!

    I have laptop with:

    Core 2 Duo P9500
    Intel PM45 ICH9-M
    4GB DDR2 ram
    9650 GTM graphics card with 512 MB GDDR3 ram
    250 GB HD 7200 rpm

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    @Repititor
    Its not possible to install Mac from the Original retail disc.
    Infact, it had been that easy, OSx86 project would have never come into existance.
    Actually, what happens in Osx86 project is, it has MODIFIED kernel that let’s you support all your x86 systems with Mac os. aLSO, it installs certain drivers (.Kexts) which are required to support your chipset, graphics and processor coz the hardware on macbook pro is pretty different when it comes to type of chipset, graphics it uses.

    Forget that retail dvd, download a osx86 project.

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    • stanovitch

      thanks you just saved me a lot of pointless torrents and frustration!

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    • Guest

      Taranfx,
      Boot 132 method has allowed for retail installation for some time now. In fact, There is only 1 Modified install disk in existence (that I know of) at this point for Snow Leo. Retail install can easily be achieved even with Pentium D/AMD Systems. And if you have a core 2, duo Core or Quad core YOU DO NOT NEED A MODIFIED KERNEL YOU CAN USE THE EXACT SAME KERNEL IN A REAL MAC. True, Pentium 4, D, celeron, AMD and a few others need a modified kernel, but not today's Processors. Modified/Custom Kexts are needed to address some motherboard quirks/unsupported devices (network, Graphics mainly), But the HARDWARE IS NOT SO DIFFERENT, IT”S THE FIRMWARE. Macbook Pro's use the same INTEL CHIPSETS, ATI OR NVIDIA Graphics and very similar components. Enough so to allow for retail installs even with 10.5 as of late. Just Google “Retail Install OS X” or “BOOT 132 OS X” or “USB Retail Install OS X”. And quit spreading misinformation. @Repititor – DO BUY A RETAIL INSTALL DISK AND SUPPORT APPLE's SUPERIOR OPERATING SYSTEM, EVEN IF YOUR NOT GOING TO BUY A MAC.

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      • Guest1994

        MacOS is NOT superior! FreeBSD is much better than MacOS any day. Being that MacOS is built off of it, FreeBSD can easily and FREELY accomplish the same feats as mac.

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  • Marco Almeida

    Thanks for the reply, but I have to say that I decided to just have the Mac OSX on my laptop. So no need to worry on XP or Vista. Heheeheh

    But I have a new problem… I used the iPC 10.5.6 version. Everything works fine, except the audio input. My onboard is a Realtek, and I used the Azalia driver, so I get just the audio output.

    So, do you have an idea of how I can fix this???

    Thanks again!!!

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  • steven galindo

    yes i will but how do i creat a new drive

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  • Gun

    I should burn the .iso file into DVD or extract them and burn? because I burned the .iso file first but when I restart and select boot from cd/dvd , its not recognizing the disc as a boot disc!

    and while extraction, it is asking a lot of times to replace certain files of some finite size with same files of 0 bytes! I pressed no in all the cases…
    What might be the problem?

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  • Gun

    After extracting, I got 182 errors when extracting from winRar…

    I can state all if its ok, but it’ll simply waste site space… so heres a sample of the list..

    1. ! C:\Documents and Settings\Gun\My Documents\Downloads\XxX_10.5.6_Leo_Install_Disc.iso: Cannot create System\Library\PrivateFrameworks\Apple80211.framework\Versions\A\Resources\ClientDialogs.bundle\Contents\Resources\Dutch.lproj\AirPortClientDialogDialDynamic.nib\keyedobjects.nib

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  • steven galindo

    How do i create a new partition?
    im trying to make a duel boot up so i can have windows and mac on my Dell insiron 1525, but the problem is when i try to make a new primary partition by shrinking my OS (C:) I shank it by 8192 8gs
    then i waited for it to finish and when it did it said “unallocated”
    and idk what im suppose to do? i tryed expanding it and trying over but it didnt work and i have a 212 gs left so i know i have room for it wht should i do? here is a link to the web site of what i want to do

    http://www.taranfx.com/blog/?p=1204#comment-2004

    read it and help im on step #2

    * 21 hours ago
    * – 3 days left to answer.

    Additional Details
    yes and also when i try to fromat it it says “you cant creat a new volume in this unallocated space bc the disk already contains the maximum number of partitions ”
    and the link some one gave me is wrong it dont take me any were

    21 hours ago

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  • steven galindo

    can u help me with that that is wht is hap;ping

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    @ Marco
    can u gimme ur sound chipset adn intel chipset numbers before i can help u

    @Gun
    NO, u shouldn’t extract it, burn as is. Its bootable by default. chekc if bios settings are corect else, reburn the DVD. all osx86 iso’s are bootable.

    @Steven
    Right click “unallocated” and select “create new partition”.

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  • steven galindo

    nah it didnt work read wht i posted please helpo me =[

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    @steven
    holy crap!
    How many partitions you already have?
    I’m afraid vista sucks at this. you will have to delete an existing partition and make it MAC.
    else some other partitioning tool

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  • Marco Almeida

    Taranfx,

    I do not know my sound chipset, and do not know how and where to get it. All I have is the video chipset which is the INtel GM945 in one notebook and the Intel GM915 in the other on.

    Thanks for helping!!!

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  • sweettooth

    hi! how do i get on the internet? right now “no airport card is detected” thanks.

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    @Marco
    In that case gimme ur laptop model

    @sweettooth
    Actually, by default WLAN is not detected. Can you gimme your WLAN model. e.g. Intel 3945abg
    so that i can help u

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  • Marco Almeida

    Tarranfx,

    I think I managed to find out, they are:

    1 – On my Acer Aspire 7104WSMi: the chipset is Intel 925X/XE, and Audio is Realtek High Definition Audio;

    2 – On my Positivo Mobile W58: the chipset is Intel 82801G (ICH7 family), and Audio is the same as the Acer.

    Thank you once again!!!

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  • Dale

    Taranfx, can you help me. i have a Acer Aspire 5315 with:

    Graphics Card: Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
    Sound Card: Audio Realtek 268 v6.0.1.5477
    Internet: Atheros AR5BXB63

    I might be Wrong so could you check this yourself. the graphics card works when i install mac osx tiger but the wifi and sound does not.

    im gonna install leopard instead but need to know how to get my internet and sound working

    thanks

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    @Marco
    Sorry but audio input is not supported on ur sound card yet. this is written on osx86 wiki :(

    @Dale
    Looking at your sound card in wiki, It should work if u install correct driver “realtek”. But I’m afraid ur wifi will not!

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  • Marco Almeida

    It´s ok Taranfx, and thank so much for your help!!!!

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  • nmk

    Thanks a lot dude..Its the best and easy guide available.

    My friend is facing a problem while installing.His keyboard and mouse are not working when installation screens appears..we hve tried USb mouse and keyboard also..

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  • Evargho

    Can i please have the link to the torrent of Kalyway 10.5.6

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  • Evargho

    Can i please have the link for Kalyway 10.5.6, Thank you Taranfx

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    @Evargho
    Will mail u.

    @nmk
    can u gimme sm hardware details before i can help u. like motherboard, chipset.

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  • Samrat Chouhury

    Well I have them both installed but at startup I select vista and vista works fine but if I select mac os x i get an error saying Chain Boot Error and has also tryed copying chain0 to drive c. but its not working plz hlp

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    @Samrat.
    You didnt follow one of the steps: 8.
    Are u sure u used EasyBCD here? when u use easyBCD, u dnt have to worry abt copying chain0.
    Dont MODIFY any of the steps ELSE it WILL NOT work!
    follow the procedure blindly!

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  • Samrat Chouhury

    i have tried all the options but its not working its the same again and again [Chain Boot Error] . i have been using an hp laptop and the os version is leopard 10.5.1 9b1b is this a low end version or any __________. the mac os is working only for 1st time and then is the same prob. plz hlp plz plz

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  • Samrat Chouhury

    i have tried all the options but its not working its the same again and again [Chain Boot Error] . i have been using an hp laptop and the os version is leopard 10.5.1 9b1b is this a low end version or any __________. the mac os is working only for the 1st time and then is the same prob. I have tried installing the mac again and again but its the same. or els if u suggest i can try re-installing my vista and thn the mac again. plz hlp plz plz

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    @Samrat
    Please re-install from scratch, you missed/misconfigured step 8. Best way is to start from scratch.
    If you follow the steps as it is, there’s no way tht u will get chaining error.
    I have installed mac on 7 machines using same method, never faced chaining.

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  • Vipul

    intel core 2 duo E7200 2.53GHz 4.01Ghz
    ASUS P5n MX, Nvedia Geforce
    160GB HDD
    2GB DDR2

    will it work on my system, i have started to download iATKOS 5i.
    please reply

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  • dyas bagus satyawan

    I`ll try this soon,
    good luck

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  • Samrat Choudhury

    Did you mien 2 say just 2 follow the step 8 as it is. and to avoid the option “add entry”. if not so i have done all right. plz plz hlp me out of this chaining prob. Anyways thnx 4 all the hlp.

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  • Will

    Hi Taranfx,
    i make the install fine (using ideneb), however, on the reboot it stalls at the apple logo and never actually properly boots into the desktop screen. Please can someone help?
    Many thanks,
    Will
    PS i am running a Core 2 duo 2.33ghz on an Asrock G41M-LE with integrated graphics and sound.

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    @Samrat
    I had actually asked you to so it all over again from scratch. Sorry for confusions.

    @Will
    Next time you boot, at boot options enter “-v” for verbose, this will print error at console before halting. Give me the error message, I`ll help you out further.

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  • Samrat Choudhury

    The only error it shows is “ERROR: FireWire unable to determine security-mode; defaulting to to full-secure” i dont thnk so it coz any harm and if so we can disable the firewire in bios b4 booting isnt it. So what next……..

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    @Samrat
    Look carefully, you didnt get it. I asked you to re-do everything from scratch. tht -v was for “will”

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  • Will

    It doesn’t halt at the console, it finishes and goes straight to the installer. I format the disk ready to install then install it. It says it installs fine but when it reboots after that it freezes at the big apple logo and I have to restart and boot from the disk again. Any ideas?
    Thanks

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    @Will
    Thats what i told you, during BOOT enter -v. To see boot option u have to press F8 or F10 till see options menu

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    • dan6289

      same problem as Will. did the -v and only error is “ERROR: Firewire unable to determine security-mode; defaulting to full-secure” Please help me.

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  • Will

    its says

    mac framework successfully initialized using 14417 buffer headers and 4096 cluster 10 buffers.

    I really appreciate your help

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  • Danny Boy

    hey! Its a great guide so far:)
    Im very eager to try it however if you could send me a torrent it would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks in advance :)

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  • snmac

    Can i please have the link to the torrent of Kalyway 10.5.6..Thanks

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  • Shakul

    I need help..I messed all things :(

    When Mac was installing, it was checking dvd for consistency and it said to try again ater cleaning the dvd.

    Then, I restarted and my windows 7 doesnt load..it missing OS.

    Then, I went to cmd for recovery.

    When I select my partition it says:::

    Virtual disk service error

    This operation is not allowed on an invalid disk. This disk may be invalid because it is corrupted or failing or OFFLINE.

    Please help me

    Thanks in advance

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    @snmac @others
    Links sent to those who requested

    @Shakul
    Shakul, seems like your dvd wasn’t burned properly or there is some issue with your drive. Try reinstalling with same dvd without doing the consistency check, see if it works.
    Else with windows 7 dvd goto Recovery >> startup recovery. It automatically detects and fixes the issue with boot.

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  • Shakul

    Thanks for replying..

    I tried auto recovery, it says no windows found.

    Also, my partition were dynamic.

    If I use CMD, and select my partition, then it says hard disk is failing, invalid or offline.

    I tried to get disk online, but it says it is already online.

    My laptop is under warranty, should I call my manufacturer and tell them that my hard disk failed and get a new one?

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  • nil911

    Hey, i might sound weird..

    but i been searching for ages to convert my windows xp computer to mac os… i have dell inspiton 1501..so before i go ahead and crash my computer i was wondering following:

    should i upgrade to windows 7 and then follow your steps?
    or is there possible way to upgrade from xp. I have my data backed up so i am not worried about that. hope you can help.

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  • anant

    Hey Taran,

    Can u please help me with the best torrent location? I want to dual boot my system with Mac OS.

    I am using Windows 7 64 bit on my custom built system. The specs are: Intel Core 2 duo E 4500 @ 2.2 and 2 GB RAM with 512 MB Geforce 8400 GS.
    Board: Intel Corporation D945GCNL AAD97184-103
    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz

    Thanks in advance
    Anant

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  • awesomeguy

    Do I have to download the torrent file onto a dvd? And by dvd do you mean a cd-rw? I’m a bit confused with this part in the tutorial.
    Also, I advise for you to download firefox as there’s a lot of spelling errors.
    Please, answer my question asap. I love this tutorial nonetheless as it’s sleek and simple to read, and doesn’t confuse me with complex language.

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  • bob

    Excellent article. I am awaiting snow leopard to do this installation but might mess around with a spare drive I have for my toshiba satellite laptop. I thank you for being detailed and very clear.

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    @Shakul
    It shouldn’t be a hardware issue, so your vendor will do nothing but reinstall vista or something. May be you should start over with win 7 and then mac os.

    @nil911
    There’s no way to convert one OS to another.
    You seem to be new to computers, I would not recommend you to straightaway follow this. Get some person whose good at computers, show him this guide, it would be all fine.
    In case you want to proceed, Upgrade to win 7, then try this, since Mac os dual boot works best with vista, 7.

    @anant
    sent

    @awesomeguy
    The torrent has an ISO file. Use Power-ISO or equivalent software to burn DVD. OSx86 ISO image is around 3GB meant for only DVDs.

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  • Nil911

    Hey taran,

    i did upgrade to windows n followed all the steps,
    i used iPC to burn dvd n when i went into darwin mode and started booting. My screen froze at waiting for boot volume with uuid … And waiting on IOProviderClass …….i googled but reached dead end everywhere let me know if you know what i am dealing with..thankx

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  • nil911

    hey taran,

    Can you also get me website where you downloaded kalyway 10.5.6 or even kalyway 10.5.6 for amd….

    I tried my installation with iPC and am getting error as i posted above, as i tried to find the error in many different form, and all were inconclusive, so please help me out.

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  • ProbsterZ

    Hi,
    I got Desktop PC with GA-VM900M board, Intel E2140, 2 GB RAM. I’m want 2 try 2 install mac on my pc.
    could you give me all the link of software that i can use, i’ll download it.
    what OSx86 you recommend to me based on my PC spec.
    what problem might occur and how to fix it…

    waiting for your reply…
    thnks..you guys geniuzzz…
    P.

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  • ProbsterZ

    Hi,
    I got Desktop PC with GA-VM900M board, Intel E2140, 2 GB RAM. I’m want 2 try 2 install mac on my pc.
    could you give me all the link of software that i can use, i’ll download it.
    what OSx86 you recommend to me based on my PC spec.
    what problem might occur and how to fix it…

    waiting for your reply…
    thnks..you guys geniuzzz…
    P.

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  • Tegs

    Hey there,
    I have studied this guide of yours. I have downloaded kalyway 10.5.2 from torrent site. Here’s the situation, the first thing that i did when i downloaded kalyway is extract the ISO and burned it to a DVD disc, but i just read in a post here that i should’ve burnt the ISO directly. Okay so i did, but when i tried to boot from DVD, nothing happens! just a flashing cursor at the topleft corner, after a few seconds, it continues to boot into my original OS. Same thing with the ISO burnt directly, but this time there were a bunch of numbers and two letters “RE” 3rd line. The first two lines were these if i remember correctly
    !5455554

    RE
    There, it just freezes and nothing happens.
    What’s wrong????

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  • Tegs

    Hey!
    Here’s the numbers that show up when booting

    !56555351
    A0000014
    B000001d
    RE

    It freezes there :s

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  • kbuman

    Yes i was wondering if i could run MAC OSx86 with my hardware. i couldn’t find anything about it, here are the details:
    MotherBoard – ABIT – AT-8-32x
    Audio – Realtek High Definition Audio
    Wireless LAN PCI Card – Ralink RT-2500
    OnBoard LAN Ralink RT-8168B/8111B
    Graphics Card/NO ONBOARD GRAPHICS – NVIDIA GeForce 6200
    CPU – Dual Core AMD Opteron Proccessor 165 1.8GHz

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  • Grayson

    Ok, I’m using iAtkos v7. I press the F8 key and go into verbose mode and everything seems to go fine up until about the middle of the screen where the scrolling text just stops and my computer restarts real quickly.

    If I just skip the F8 and -v commands and just hit any key to continue, text starts scrolling, then I get a screen with smaller white text on a black background for a second, then I see the white apple logo screen really quickly and then my computer restarts.

    I’m very sure this can be done with my hardware, but what else could be my problem? Thanks for such a helpful guide by the way!

    HP Pavilion Elite m9040n

    Asus Berkeley IPIBL-LA motherboard

    3gb RAM

    Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @2.40ghz

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  • Raj

    this SWEET and SIMPLE guide. Good work Taran. One question is I installed on my Dell latitude d630 laptop mouse and wlan are not working any pointers.

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  • ProbsterZ

    Hi,
    I got Desktop PC with GA-VM900M board, Intel E2140, 2 GB RAM. I’m want to try to install mac on my pc.
    Could you give me all the link of software that i can use, i’ll download it.
    What OSx86 you recommend to me based on my PC spec.
    What problem might occur and how to fix it…

    waiting for your reply…
    thnks..you guys geniuzzz…
    P.

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    @Nil911
    try this – Use the cpus=1 flag and turn off some things in the BIOS. -USB Legacy Support > Disabled, Execute Disabled bit > Enabled, Max CPUiD Value Limit > Disabled
    I`ll mail you the link for kalyway

    @ProbsterZ
    900M will go fine with Kalyway. I`ll mail the download link to you aswell.

    @Tegs
    There could be 2 reasons.
    1.You didn’t burn iso properly using tool like PowerISO, MagicISO.
    2. You don’t have “Boot from CD/DVD” enabled in your BIOS. do that and change the Boot priority giving highest precedence to CD/DVD.
    You should be able to boot.

    @kbuman
    Ok, you have a AMD Phenom. I’ve installed once on a quad-core phenom using a OSx86 distro called “LawlessPPC-Leo-10.5.4-Phenom&AMD”. Search for “Lawlessppc” on google you should get it somewhere.

    @Grayson
    I’m really sorry but I’m clueless. Till I see a message that quotes certain error, It’s hard to predict what went wrong. Did you install a new driver or something recently?
    Try booting in safe mode and fixing things up- Here’s how you can boot into Safe mode-
    use “-x” at the boot prompt

    @Raj
    Dell d630 has Intel 3945ABG, You can try the experimental wireless project- http://code.google.com/p/iwidarwin , but this might crash Mac from booting next time as well. Install at your own risk. If it crashes, boot into safe mode and remove the driver.

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    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/X2YRSP7BBM2FZUZO4JOKY64BUU james

      hi Taranfx,
      ur blog is awesome. keep going.
      I have problem similar to (just copied below ur suggestion fron one of your replies:)
      @Nil911
      try this – Use the cpus=1 flag and turn off some things in the BIOS. -USB Legacy Support > Disabled, Execute Disabled bit > Enabled, Max CPUiD Value Limit > Disabled

      i tried cpus=1 also cpus=2 , also both , also just -v in command prompt with USB Legacy Support > Disabled in bios

      but still getting dead end.

      also i couldn't find this options in bios : Execute Disabled bit > Enabled, Max CPUiD Value Limit > Disabled
      though cPUiD was mentioned but i wasnot able to change it or even cant click on tht in bios.

      i am getting last message as :
      ———————————
      Backtrace terminated – invalid frame pointer 0

      BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernal_task

      Mac OS version:
      Not yet set

      Kernal version:
      Darwin Kernal Version 9.4.0: Mon jun 9 19:30:53 PDT 2008; root:xnu-1228.5.20~1/RELEASE_I386
      System model name: Studio 1555 (0D176M)
      ——–
      it stops after the above message.

      i am using MAC OSX 10.6 installing on Dell studio laptop. (4gb ram, 250 gb hdd,)
      with win 7 pre installed.

      actually my friend has helped me installling this before and we succeded but since i gave less space to mac os, i have to reformat n install.
      now i m stuck up and even m friend is clueless.
      plz guide.
      thanks.

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  • Nil911

    Hey taran

    thanks so much for help so far. And hopefuly i will stop bugging you as my issue get resolved thos time aroound.

    As i completed instillation, i ran into yet another problem, when i restart without installation cd..my computer starts booting mac but it get stuck at white screen, so i tried running it in -f mode and same problem. Then i tried to run it in -v mode to see the problem and i says
    still waiting for root device.

    It showed that messeage 10 times as i waited for 15 mins, hopefully there is solution please help asap.

    Thank you

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  • anant

    Hey Taran,

    All done. But once I get to the boot option and click on Mac OS, it gives me an error \nst\nst_mac.mbr… what do i do?

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  • Carlos

    Hi Taranfx,

    I have this error when run my installation dvd. I use iPC.

    Please contact the Voodoo Kernel Dev-team……
    panic (cpu 0 caller 0×00209500): nfs_boot_init failed with 6/n “0/voodookernel/xnu-1228.7.58/bsd/nfs/nfs_vfsops.c

    Do you have a URL for Kalyway 10.5.6?

    Thanks for your help.

    Regards!

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  • arron

    any body know how 2 download “mac os” via internet without getting any cd>>plz reply>>

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  • suman

    I have OSX 86 10.5.6 DVD. Do i use it to start the installation process or Particular ISO is required to start? I have HP Latest laptop with windows 7.

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  • Alex

    Hey,

    Awesome site and tutorial- wondering if it’s possible to install it on a separate 500gb external hard drive (apparently not removable from its case… otherwise I would install it in my tower?…)

    - Alex

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  • nil911

    Hey taran,

    I figured what was wrong before,

    now my problem is after installation its not detecting my mouse and keyboard, and its not even pc/2 mouse in keyboard its like attached to my laptop? what should i do?

    Help , thank you

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    • pwkn0

      Reinstall, and when you are setting the customization options, find the option that says ps/2 keyboard fix and select that. That should fix your problem.

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    @anant
    it’s possible that “Active Boot Partition” isn’t pointing to the right place on your PC.
    If that’s the case, give this a shot:
    EasyBCD | Change Settings
    Select the Mac entry.
    Change the drive from “BOOT” to C:\
    Save

    @carlos @arron
    sending you an email with link

    @suman
    when you download osx86, its in .iso format, andu have to use a software like PowerISO to burn to a DVD. If you ahve already done that, it’s show time, boot from dvd.

    @Alex
    I’m afraid, it doesn’t yet work on USB drives (externals) though SCSI/RAID builtin is supported.

    @nil911
    Did you mean its laptop keyboard and usb mouse. USB mouse should work if its attached before boot, by default usb peripherals are not detected after boot.

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  • n111

    I have mac os x g5 instal disc. been trying to instal with pearpc but it only works with os’s to g4. will this procedure work an apple instal disc ?. Thanx in advance

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  • CJ

    I have everything installed and my computer starts up in the MAC welcome screen. I start to fill out the welcome screen and when I click to tell it to import no data it freezes, and then loops back to the beginning, and starts the welcome screen over. Any ideas of how to solve this?

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  • jamies

    i have another problem…

    i have a sony vaio laptop
    2gb ddr2 sdram / 200 gb hd/ intel core 2 duo processor t7250, enchanced intel speedstep

    BUT

    in this laptop I don’t have windows… the hd is empty…
    i want there to have only mac… when i follow the steps i instal mac, but it asks for a restart after the installation [it does it anyway after few secs] but when the computer starts again ask for reboot… and if i eject the dvd it says: non-system disk, press any key to boot [thats when the hd is erased on sata] and boot1: error [when both partitions, the normal hd and the 16gb part are in mac]

    what’s wrong?

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  • Alex

    Hey there
    I hope you can mail me back or sth.
    I have a netbook acer one A150.
    so yeah hace already a partition for mac.
    ain’t got no cd or somthing so .. Is it posible to do it from windows?
    By mounting the Iso file on it ?
    Anyway
    where can I get it ?
    I wouldn’t like to use a torrent thing.
    Thanks for al your help
    :)

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  • gmg9

    hello,
    i have dell studio 1535, tried many distros, but failed to install.

    where from i download the kayway 10.5.6 ??
    cause in usual torrents sites i found 10.5.2 !!
    plz email me the link.
    thx a lot.

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  • dharm

    hi taran, nice blog post and tx for takin time out to help others who need, needed ur help too with the torrent link for kalyway 10.5.6, and need to know if it shld work in my ststem
    System details::
    Acer Travelmate 5730
    C2D 5870 2.0 Ghz GM 45 Chipset
    2 GB Ram/320 GB HDD///

    thanks again !!!!

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  • awesomeguy

    Hey taran could you send me the best torrent download link?

    Also, what’s the difference between dual-booting and regular booting?

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  • AmorEtam

    I want to use leopard on my PC for audio production and video editing.
    I just want to know if i can use the original leopard DVD installer to do this..

    Also, is this hardware list ready for leopard installation:

    MOtherboard: XFS 750i SLI (nforce)

    Video card: Gforce 9400

    HD: Hitachi HDP725050GLA SCSI

    Proscessor: Intel (R) Core (TM)2 Quad Q9400 2.66Ghz

    Thanks in advance

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  • AmorEtam

    also, i forgot to say that i have windows xp x64 bit installed on my PC. Can I do this with this version??
    I ask this because i can read that you are talking about WINDOWS 7, i never heard of that..

    Thanks!!

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  • PCtoMACDUMME

    ok so i dont know what to do i dowloaded iatkos v7 and i dont know how to boot it help!!!

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  • Chakra Vedi

    Hello Taran,

    Thanks for all the tips that I see here.
    My focus is to build a system with a true Quad-core Phenom processor.

    Is it safe to assume that, if I follow the exact items listed in the WikiOSx86 and pick the processor and the motherboard (hoping they are easily available), that I will be fairly safe and successful.

    Thanks in advance,
    cv

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    @n111
    No, Pearpc can’t emulate powerPC architecture of G4, G5.

    @CJ
    I didnt understand your problem. Be more descriptive.

    @Jamies
    I understand your concern but in order to follow this procedure you will have to install windows (u can remove it later)

    @Alex
    Mailing you the link. torrents are the only solution.

    @gmg9
    sent

    @dharm @awesomeguy @PCtoMACDumme
    It will work. sent

    @amoretam
    you cannot use original dvd. link sent.

    @ChakraVedi
    for Phenom search for “@kbuman” on this page.

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  • HR

    hello..taran
    i have’nt found my laptop on the hardware compatibilty list on wikipedia. i have tried to install kalway 10.5.2 it installed successfully but after reboot my system cannot detect any OS. not evn the XP. plz help me out.

    i have dell inspiron 1501 wid AMD athlon X2, 1 gb ram and 80 gb hard disk and ati readon 1160. plz let me kno which verion of OSx86 should i install.

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  • PCtoMACDUMME

    how do i boot iatkosv7 i put it in the pc and idk what to do next

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  • kiran

    Hi i am using iATKOS v4 on my intel dg33fb board,,, it starts good and when it enters grey screen with apple logo it hangs, i tried using -v command, then it shows some drivers has direct dependencies on com.apple.kernel and com.apple.ktx,, select only one… then it hangs.
    whats going on? Thanks for ur help..

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  • anirban

    i want to ask one thing i have two hard disk one is sata 250gb another is 160gb on ide. on 160gb i have 4 partition two primary rest logical one primary for vista nd one primary for windows 7. and now i want to install osx on 250gb hard disk which have 6 partition 3 primary and 3 logical. i want to install osx on one logical drive. so can i do it . and what will be the disk no and what would be partition number . and is there anything else i should do. thanks in advance.
    and i more thing i downloaded iatkos 10.5.6.
    and my hardware is
    dual core 2.0ghz
    2gb ram
    intel dg31pr mother board
    nvidia 9800gt 512mb with cuda and sli
    so for drivers should i go for voodoo or vanilla.

    and initially vista is on active partition so after sholud i make this active again or window 7.

    please help i am a lot confused. thanks

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  • http://www.myspace.com/michaeldavidsimmons Michael David Simmons

    Thanks very much for being one of those helping kind of people. Amazing, I haven’t followed your instructions yet but I trust you.

    -MICHAEL

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  • Zoolo

    Hy i have a small question :P like everyone else :D … ive instaled ipc 10.5.6 .. folowed all the steps and … everithing went fine till i needed to start the program … and after i press enter in te boot menu the coputer freezes on a fliping underline… do you have a unser for that ?? ive instaled the program i think 5 times and same thing :( and btw i have Xp on the sistem … i did the c:chain0 thingy

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  • Mario

    hey how the hell do i shrink my hd i have tried shrinking the C: drive and it just dont let me it gives me this bs and i fucked up my backup drive which had all my piks!!!which i have shrunked before up to 4.5gb thats as long as it had let me and the real recovery drive that bs wont let me shrink or extend or nothing i cant even save shit there wtf is going on!!

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  • Balaji

    Hi taranfax,

    Below is my system detail. Currently I have Windows XP installed.

    Microprocessor 1.6 GHz Intel® Centrino® Duo mobile technology featuring Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T5200

    Microprocessor Cache 2MB L2 Cache
    Memory 1024MB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
    Memory Max 2048MB
    Video Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
    Video Memory up to 128MB (shared)
    Hard Drive 120GB 5400RPM (SATA)

    I am interested in Iphone apps dev.

    Will the steps provided by you work for me. Or should I Follow different set of operation since I have XP running on my system.

    What is the torrent site you used ? That would be very helpful.

    Will the torrent contain the details on how the image has to be written ?

    Eagerly expecting you reply . Thanks In aDvance :)

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  • mahendra

    Hi,

    Please send me the links from where I can download MAC OS X, I have windows XP SP2 on my PC.
    Can I go by your method for windows vista and windows 7 on windows xp; if not then what all changes required.

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  • jweb

    installed 10.5.7 on a dell optiplex gx270 running win 7. After step 6 os x would not start. had to do windows recovery and downloaded easy bcd. let me add os x to the list but when i try to boot it from the menu is just hangs at the pic of the camilion and reboots. Any ideas?

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  • Seb

    excuse the stupidity of this question, but will everything on my computer be deleted?
    i have an acer aspire 6920g if thats any help.

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  • kiran

    Hi i am using iATKOS v4 on my intel dg33fb board,,, it starts good and when it enters grey screen with apple logo it hangs, i tried using -v command, then it shows some drivers has direct dependencies on com.apple.kernel and com.apple.ktx,, select only one… then it hangs.
    whats going on? Thanks for ur help..
    and when i used i deneb i had same problem…
    when i used -v command i got this msg
    waiting on IOProviderClassIOResourcesIOResourceMatchboot-uuid-media
    Pls can any one help???

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  • Cye

    Hey I already installed ipc osx86 way before this article how to & this is my 3rd mac build & OSX86 installation, but might I say I wish I had this how to on my first hackintosh install project because this how to article would have saved me a ton of wasted time that is when I was a hackintosh newb. This article is great & I will refer others to it because you did a very good job on it, keep up the good work.

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  • Soccerkidguy

    OK before i do this, i have a pretty basic computer. but i want to do this anyway… I have 2 drives C: and D: i use C for my regular stuff… do have windows 7 on it. Ok so heres my question. Can i install Mac on D: and keep Windows 7 on C:?

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    @HR
    Ofcourse Dell 1501 is supported. I guess you did something wrong over creating partition and setting it active. May be you set active a non-required partition. What error you get?

    @PCtoMACDUMME
    Reboot with boot from CD/DVD set in BIOS, then follow the guide.

    @kiran
    I think while installing, you selected two kernels. Like vanilla + some other. You should make sure, you select only one.

    @Michael David Simmons
    welcome

    @zoolo
    I guess I`ll need the detailed error message, before i can answer that.

    @Cye
    Appreciate that.

    @Soccerkidguy
    There is no C or D on MAC, you will have delete D and create new Mac Journaled Drive.
    How basic is your hardware?
    Least I ever installed on PC was 1.5Ghz Atom Netbook (single core), low cache CPU with 1 GB RAM. Ran fine.

    more answers soon…

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  • Soccerkidguy

    I am running Windows 7 Ultimate.
    Acer Intel Celeron CPU @1.73GHz

    1G RAM

    I have 2 hardrives i have a C drive and a D drive. The problem is that my C drive only has 5G free space. My C drive is called ACER so i may be able to format my DATA:D drive to mac?

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  • sal

    Can u guys post a link to download the mac latest ? i just can’t find a valid one anywhere

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  • Zoolo

    Hy thx for the unser …. theres no error … after the instalation and seting up the chain0 i restarted my computer and i had to chose between xp or osX … so i pres enter on osx and thats it .. black screen .. no message no nothing … i tried 2 versions of IPC but still no diference …. im hopping that win7 will make things easier … but need to w8 till october for finel vrersion.( i dont like betas) :p

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  • Juan Luis

    Hi Taranfx,

    I’m from Spain, so my English is very poor..

    I have an EX38-DQ6 (Gigabyte) as a motherboard, with an Intel Q6600.
    The chipset is the X38 and ICH9. I have downloaded the iPC 10.5.6 version.
    This will work? I need any “extra” patch?
    Thanks a lot for this easy guide!!!

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  • Jeremy Wayne

    can you please email me a step by step on burning iatkos v7 to a dvd … so i can make sure i did everything the right way.

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    @soccerkid
    yes, theres no other way I can think of.

    @Sal
    Latest Mac? that would be snow leopard. Covered in the other guide. search for “Snow leopard” on this page. but it’s a guide not download links. I regret for that, we don’t put piracy studf here.

    @Zoolo
    Win 7 is out. look for “windows 7 rtm” on torrents. you will get it.

    @JuinLuis.
    Thats a quad core. It would work with inbuilt KEXTs but

    @Juan Luis
    Your CPU is supported out of the box, but very sure of your Motherboard. Give it a shot with “iDeneb”.

    @Jeremy Wayne
    That’s easy. follow step1. I updated it. let me know if any issues.

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    • abumarwa

      Hi Taranfx; I have tried iDeneb and Lazard OSx86 Leopard 10.5 and 10.6 respectively , and I put -v to see the installation steps , I noticed that installer is keeping saying that diskxxx (whatever number could not be mounted , root disk is read only , and when I reached the earse phase in the Darwin GUI , it said “Could not mount diskxxx, after erase ” — Is there any clue for this – Thanks

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  • davide

    hi, really nice guide there, but i’m a little bit concerned:
    my specs: asus p5q, intel e8500, ati 4870, 4gigs ram, currently running vista 64bit..
    now, which would be the best version for me? I downloaded iPCx86 10.5.6 as suggested in the guide, is that correct?
    besides my inbuilt network adapter doesn’t even work on windows without installing the drivers from the asus cd, will I be able to find and install the drivers once i have mac?
    thanks in advice…

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  • Jeremy Wayne

    another problem … i boot into the dvd .. press f8 .. and type -v and my screen freezes with this error:

    bsd process name corresponding to current thread kernel_task

    any suggestions?

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  • Gurvinder P Singh

    Hey Taran,
    I am stuck with an issue not discussed in your blog. Installation went well however keyboard and mouse did not work. During the installation keyboard and mouse worked but not when it actually boots.
    Rgards

    GPS

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  • http://ga HR

    actually yaar installation was successful but after that windows doesnot detect any OS not even Xp or macintosh

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  • HR

    and plz tell me which version of OSx86 should iinstall on inspiron 1501… and where could i get it?

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  • http://dammigiana@live.it davide

    damn!
    I get in the darwin screen, I tipe in -v it writes about 3 lines of code, then my dvd reader starts sppinning real fast and my pc restarts..
    specs written 4 posts above..
    could the ati catalyst 9.7 driver the problem?
    please help!

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  • kojoseph

    hi,I read the article and what I don’t clearly understand is that what do I do at the command line.
    Just type every line you posted at there?

    DISKPART> list disk // displays the available HDD
    DISKPART> select disk n // select the disk which has windows installation
    DISKPART> list partition // list partitions on the selected disk
    DISKPART> select partition n // select the partition number where windows was previously installed.
    DISKPART> active //sets partition active
    DISKPART> exit

    please!help me.thank u the genius!

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  • knoxlogic

    I have installed this flawlessly on an old DELL Optiplex 755! Its up and about and runs smoothly!

    THE ONLY problem is, is doesn’t recognize my built-in NIC adpater on the motherboard? Any solutions for this? How can I find the drivers for this for a MAC os?

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  • George

    Hi. I have the next problem. After I installed the osx I get the next error. I boot and only get a white screen with the apple logo on the middle. I reboot and type -v and this is the error I get: mac framework successfully initialized using 14417 buffer headers and 4096 cluster 10 buffers.
    I used iDeneb v1.3 (10.5.5). My pc: cpu: intel q6600, motherboard: asus p5ql-pro, gpu: asus 4850, hdd: 640 gb WD caviar blue edition. I tried all the versions of the osx…kailway..ipc..iatkos but iDebeb was the only one that would get installed.

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  • xcrunner509

    Hey i followed your installation guide (worked fine). Except that my audio wifi and ethernet is not working. i’ve checked every where but i can’t really find a forum that addresses this. please help me. I have a Compaq Presario V5000.

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  • the Beta Guy

    Hey,

    My laptop’s DVD writer doesn’t work. Do you have a method using USB ?

    Thanks.

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  • http://www.Taranfx.com Taranfx

    @davide
    iPC would be good. and regarding your Ethernet NIC, I`ll be honest- Since it has been hard to support on windows, it would be even harder to find on Mac. But I believe your Ethernet chipset should be RTL1000. If yes, it’s supported, iPC, Kalyway comes with this KEXT driver!

    @Jeremy Wayne
    You are running into a gneeric Kernel Panic. This could be anything among RAM, HDD ATA issues. I recommend checking these resources :
    http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/kernelpanics.html
    http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-491691.html
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1248001

    @Gurvinder P Singh
    Try accessing your BIOS during boot (F2 or F10 Key). Look around for USB options and enable them including “Legacy USB devices”. That might help.

    @HR
    10.5.6 Kalyway or iPC 10.5.6 is latest. Google it or look over thepiratebay

    @davide
    Can you give those 3 lines of error? It’s hard to comment without that. since it crashes at very early stage, I doubt if it’s some serious compatibility issue.

    @kojoseph
    Goto RUN > cmd. New command prompt opens. Type “DISKPART” and enter
    the prompt changes to “DISKPART” then type those commands and follow instructions for each command towards right side of //

    @knoxlogi
    I guess you missed it during install. You had to tickmark the right Intel Ethernet driver. Don’t worry you can Search for the adaptor model “KEXT” in DVD or Google, you should be able to find it.

    @George
    Clueless on this. This line is not an error.

    @xcrunner509
    Is that a Turion?
    Your NIC is Realtek RTL8139/810x, it’s supported in iPCs, Kalyway. Your audio is Conexant.
    Did you miss them during customizing your installation?
    Your wireless will not work directly. You can try the experimental wireless project- http://code.google.com/p/iwidarwin , but this might crash Mac from booting next time as well. Install at your own risk. If it crashes, boot into safe mode and remove the driver.

    @the Beta Guy
    Yes you can. I haven’t tried it but this should work. http://www.taranfx.com/blog/?p=1772 Guide is for Windows installations from USB flash drive, but should work for ANY OS. :)

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    • siren7even

      Hi Taran,
      Ive read the post but think I still need a little guidance please…
      I just recently lost my beloved quad core mac pro266 in a bushfire. Im desperate to emulate since I could only just afford a pc in replacement, and its just NOT a mac :-7
      Here are the important numbers

      FUJITSU SIEMENS AMILO Pi 3540
      Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz
      (RAM) 4.00 GB
      Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
      1533 MB Total available graphics memory
      Primary hard disk 29GB Free (92GB Total)
      Windows 7 Ultimate
      System type 32-bit operating system
      Number of processor cores 2
      64-bit capable Yes
      Total size of hard disk(s) 289 GB
      Disk partition (C:) 29 GB Free (92 GB Total)
      Disk partition (D:) 86 GB Free (197 GB Total)
      Media drive (E:) CD/DVD
      Dedicated graphics memory 256 MB
      Shared system memory 1277 MB
      Display adapter driver version 8.15.11.9038
      DirectX 10
      Network Adapter Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
      Network Adapter Realtek RTL8102E/RTL8103E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)

      If possible can you supply me with a list of files I would need for a complete* successful install (I know how to find/use a torrent)
      Thank-you in advance, Siren
      *other than the wireless adapter, which I never use anyway & Im pretty sure isnt supported if I read the above posts correctly.

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      • fLaMePr0oF

        I posted full instructions for installing OSX 10.5.8 on the PI-3540 on the InsanelyMac form, just try a search and you should find it there ;o)

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      • fLaMePr0oF

        Here's the list of settings you need for a successful instal with iATKOS 7 (OSX 10.5.7), you can then use software update to get 10.5.8

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    • xcrunner509

      Taran, about a month ago you told me “Your wireless will not work directly. You can try the experimental wireless project- http://code.google.com/p/iwidarwin , but this might crash Mac from booting next time as well. Install at your own risk. If it crashes, boot into safe mode and remove the driver.” But i have a question how would i go about installing/and or uninstalling this driver. ,xcrunner509

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      • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

        Choose the right iwidarwin for your wireless card. Then download .dmg file. Double click and install

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  • Kai

    can i install mac on my second hard drivve

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  • snakebitezz

    Hey man could u please send me the url for the iso I have a dell insiron 2200 idk the full details of it but the url would be greatly appreciated

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  • Ron

    cud u pls tell me wud i b install osx on a non core intel processor

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  • MrSmitten

    Taranfx ,

    First thank you so much. This looks awesome and I would love to give it a try.

    I have a good desktop but it is a bit dated and most of my hardware is not listed in the HCL for 10.6.0

    Could you give my hardware a looksy and let me know if you think it would jive. I also havn’t looked at the HCLs of earlier versions, would those be more compatible with my setup?

    Thanks Again!

    Desktop Rig:
    MSI neo4 Platinum SLI
    onBoard Creative Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit
    3Gigs ram
    2x Nvidia 6800 Ultra (trying to get in SLI but so far unsuccesful in Vista x64 or win 7 x64. Could I do this in snow lepoard?)
    2x WD 200GB harddrives (would like to have Mac OS installed on these in a Raid 0, possible?)
    Linksys WMP11 Wireless-B PCI Adapter

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    O and I forgot to mention processor is a AMD FX53 64bit

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  • Tony-Z

    Hi Taranfx,

    I’ve tried both iAtkos v7 and iPC 10.5.6 on my Gateway P7805u laptop..The installations went thru but when it came to reboot the screen just showed all black with a cursor. Then it said sth like “Killing all processes..Continuing..” and the screen flashed once..After that it went straight into my windows 7, no Mac at all…Please help me out..Thank you very much!!

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  • Fritz Teich

    I think this article is extremly complicated!! I had Windows XP, FreeBSD and an empty dos partition, now also Ubuntu that seems to be rather perfect for thinkpads, above all the nicenst FreeBSD bootmanager, just F1, F2, F3, no ugly overfeaturism. You can install it also without FreeBSD, just get the installation CD and boot and go into “patitions”, write w, say yes, go out.

    Anyway, I installed ideneb 1.5 on that DOS partition and I had to do NOTHING!

    I could say F3 and behind it the chamaeleon or whatever slightly ugly thing appeared, some animal. I wished I could go directly into MacOSX, but it is not so important. What is much more important is how to read email, Thunderbird, on 4 OS with one profile folder on the NTFS partition. It works, but sometimes it does not.

    Btw, much better that that famous Windows partition manager from powerquest or whoever: get an Mandriva install CD to shrink your NTSF filesystem, perfect!!!

    But in all cases, during installation of a new OS: if you have SATA, run on compatibility mode in your bios or it might trash your partition table.

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  • Tantalus

    I have 2 hard drives on my laptop. One has vista and I tried to install Leopard on the other. I’ve gone through all the steps but when I try to load Mac from the boots screen it just restarts and brings me to the boot screen again until I choose vista.

    Any ideas of what may be causing that?

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    • Gabriel

      Do you have an Amilo Xi 2528?

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  • David Kenny

    Hi there, I have tried all the different hardware. My hardware is compatible but my problem just is proving hard to find the answer via google. So I hope you can help I have videoed the problem so you can maybe see more as to what goes on.

    Here is my spec it is just a summary but if you need any more I can tell http://i29.tinypic.com/zo89s5.jpg

    The version of iATKOS was v7

    here is the link to the video
    http://www.twitvid.com/47F31

    Any questions please ask away

    Thanks
    David

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  • Mayank

    Hey Taran .. thanks for all the work you are doing here.

    I am trying to install dual boot Vista Extreme Edition (Ultimate hacked by Amit ) and MAC OS X on a oldish IBM T43 I have. I installed Vista pretty smooth. It works fine. I am following these steps to install MAC OS X. I downloaded the iAtkos v1.0i, wrote to a DVD at minimum possible speed (DVD + R) and now booting on it. It boots and gives the F8 option and when I press -v it does a series of steps but halts at a point and then just reboots. The last message I can see is this..

    iopccardbridge start failed
    Got boot device .. (something)
    major 14 minor 6
    (pauses for some time)
    syncing disks
    done
    killing all processes
    (reboot)

    Am I missing something? Is IBM T43 good enough for OSX?

    This is the config
    Intel Pentium M – 1.8 Ghz
    2 GB RAM
    ATI Mobility Radeon X600 – 64MB
    60GB SATA HDD.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • http://www.alaadesign.co.cc Alaa

    every thing goes ok with me , but when it say it must reboot and i get out the dvd (iATKOS v7) a message said that (boot failure ) please insert any system cd/DVD
    and mac didn’t start up so i correct the windows 7 boot with it’s dvd and log into windows and did this step of Easy BCD and reboot and choose mac and a black screen appear for 5 second and i returned back to the boot options windows or mac ??
    please help quickly !

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  • kinchit

    hi…i have finished till installing easyBCD..now when i restarting my laptop…it will show bootmanu with mac and window 7..but when i click on mac…i can see only that apple staring screen..with that waiting round animation…please help as soon as possible….

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  • jamsoolee

    When I try to boot to MAC OS X Leopard 10.5.6 (iPC), it gets stuck at the boot loading screen with the Apple and the “Busy” mouse. After a minute or so, a circle with a slash through it appears on the apple and I cannot progress any farther.
    This is on a desktop that has Windows 7 RC1 7260 on it.

    Oh and I just realized my problem is probably the same thing as kinchit's.

    Okay, I realized that I didn't choose my drivers and such…
    But I'm not sure what drivers to pick…
    SPECS:
    ASUS P5K Pro Motherboard
    4 GB G-Skill RAM 1333 Mhz
    250 GB Seagate Barracuda HDD
    1 GB DDR3 nVidia EVGA 9600 GT
    Core 2 Duo Processor E8500 3.16 GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 1333 MHz FSB
    And I got my speakers I had for my old Dell E520, not sure what sound drivers to get though…

    Please help as soon as possible, I'd like to get MAC OS X Leopard soon, as well as upgrading to Snow Leopard soon.

    Thanks.

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  • amolsura

    Can I get a torrent link ???
    for Snow leopord
    Thanks in advance
    btw Nice website

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  • mich159487

    Will my sony FW285D work?

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  • Ratha

    @ Taranfx,

    I just folow your instruction today and i use iDeneb1.6 OSX1.5.8 Lite, and I found that I could not format the PRIMARY partition that I have create in Win7 and get it to be mounted.
    I need your help to clearify as below,
    1-Is the partion for OSX must be PRIMARY partition? or must be LOGICAL?
    2-Is it needed to be set as ACTIVE?
    3-is it because I use lite edition that I can not format it and get it to be mounted?

    Regards,

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  • Chimchiminey

    Hello taranfx, thanks for this great tutorial.

    I just have a question.
    OK lets say I've successfully did this installation. Now when I save a file using windows OS, then I reboot via Mac OS, can I access that file (and vice versa) and open it, since theoretically they are saved in the same free space of the hard drive?

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  • Stanca

    To the point 4 my mouse cursor is always frozen.

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  • harrison

    When booting into MAC OS X get a frozen screen and then it plays some odd music! any help please email me. Other wise thank you so much this is an insane thing!

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    • jake

      i have the same problem did you fix it?

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    • Anonymous

      i have same. please help me :(

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    • anderias

      i have same. please help me…

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    • Naglfar

      If your installation went all the way, it could mean a video driver incompatibility…

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  • Jian

    I have a Q6600 C2Q processor, 2GB DDR2, GeForce 8800 and 1TB HDD, currently running Windows Vista and planning to remove Vista and upgrade to a Mac OS and Windows 7 dual-boot. I've googled for downloads of Mac OS X Snow Leopard and the file type is “dmg”…is the download a suitable one??

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    • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

      No, you needs an ISO that you can burn on DVD. DMG is Mac executable.

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      • Jian

        i just realized my brother has a Macbook Pro, and the laptop comes with a Mac OS X Installation DVD, can I use that?

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      • Jian

        and sorry for double-replying, but is my computer spec enough for running Mac OS X and Windows 7 smoothly?

        Core2Quad Q6600 stock
        2GB DDR2 667
        8800GTS G80
        1TB HDD

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  • xcrunner509

    Taran, about a month ago you told me “Your wireless will not work directly. You can try the experimental wireless project- http://code.google.com/p/iwidarwin , but this might crash Mac from booting next time as well. Install at your own risk. If it crashes, boot into safe mode and remove the driver.” But i have a question how would i go about installing/and or uninstalling this driver. ,xcrunner509

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  • xcrunner509

    Taran you told me for my networking problem to “Choose the right iwidarwin for your wireless card” but how do i figure out what the right one is (basically how do i figure out my wireless card). thanks, xcrunner509

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    • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

      In windows goto Device Manager > Network Adapters. There it should list all wireless and Ethernet adaptors.
      Most Notebooks ship with Intel 3945abg.

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      • xcrunner509

        OK here are my adpters: Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter and Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection But im still not sure which one to use.

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      • xcrunner509

        OK here are my adpters: Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter and Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection But im still not sure which one to use.

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  • filip

    Hi,congrats! you are among first 15 when i searched google :D
    i have a question,how will leopard work on this pc?
    MSI K9N6PGM-V
    CPU SAM2+ AMD X3 Phenom II 710, 7.5MB 64Bit
    ATI Radeon 4350 512MB/DDR2,/TV-Out/HDMI/DVI/Silent

    Thanks

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  • jttkill

    Hello i need help on where to download the OSx86 10.5.x .iso file
    Thankyou
    This is a great post

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    • MrWhizKid

      jttkill, you can download the torrent off of any torrent website. I use Mininova, so the fastest link is: http://www.mininova.org/tor/2849479

      Im jus waiting 4 it to download! Can't wait to have windows 7 + Snow leopard!!!

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  • xcrunner509

    OK Taran,
    Ive come to the conclusion that i cant use the iwidarwin thing because my wireless is a Broadcom 02.11g Network Adapter and the iwidarwins are devoted to intel. so what can i do to get my wifi working i also installed the IntelPro100VE pkg for my ethernet but thats not working either

    Again here are my networking specs: Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter
    Intel(R) Pro/100 VE Network Connection

    Please help me out.

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    • Jian

      hey xcrunner, if you're talking about wireless stuff, you better go away, this topic is about Mac OS X.

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      • xcrunner509

        jian Why are you targetting your anger at me do you not see basically everyone here asking questions on how to get it to work so if you want to answer my question then go ahead and if it works then I will stop posting but until then. Don't tell me what to do.

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  • JGDeRuvo

    INstalled just fine, but when I boot, I get hung up on the gray Apple screen with a “NO” sign. Please advise.

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  • winse7enandmac

    Taranfx,

    could you please send me the link? thanks in advance

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    • Maninder

      Taran,
      SSA Bhajee
      i have a lenovo t400 ( model 2764CTO), i installed SL on a partition using snowosx_universal_10.6 GM v 3.5.
      The OSX seemed to install fine, when started to prepare for first use :
      did not find keyboard
      # System Model: 2764-CTO
      # Chipset: Intel GM45
      # Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 (2.53GHz)
      # Video: Switchable, got Intel X4500 working at 1024×768 (ATI 3400)
      # SATA: Working with Intel AHCI driver
      wireless intel 5395
      can you help, i wanna dual boot win7 and SL

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      • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

        kidaa. check in your BIOS if USB-keyboard is enabled. apart from that is ur USB working for other stuff?

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  • mohammedmoin

    Hi,

    I downloaded and burn the mac osx 10.5.6 ISO using magic ISO burner i followed the instruction carefully but still my PC unable to boot from the mac DVD which i have burnt eventhough i selected First boot device as DVD….Kindly help me please………………..

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    • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

      Two possibilities: 1. DVD is not bootable 2. CD/DVD Boot is disabled (separate option from Boot Precedence)

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      • mohammedmoin

        How I can make mac bootable DVD and how to find out the mac version from the burnt DVD thanks in advance please help me………..

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      • mohammedmoin

        Taranfx please give me the link for mac torrent download becoz i suspect i might have downloaded a corrupt ISO file I burnt using magic ISO but it doesnt boot from the DVD, well u want me to try using Power ISO/Ultra ISO………….

        Thanks in Advance,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,……………..

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  • gary420

    hi taran,,,

    i downloaded ideneb 10.5.5 and burned the .iso file on a DVD. I partitioned the secondary hard disk and the installation works fine. When the computer restarts, it automatically boots Vista for some reason. I cant get it to boot it from the secondary drive. I dont know what to do. Any suggestions ,,,

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    • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

      Download and install EasyBCD then add an entry for “x86 Generic PC”, that should do it.

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  • paullaurencelaureles

    Hello Taran :)

    My name is Rence, thank you for your post. Well i downloaded 2 macosx86 os, first is the ipc 10.5.7 and the other one is iatkos v5. I installed both os with no luck well actually it completed the installation, but after booting when i remove the os on the drive it says boot error and when i leave the dvd on the drive it hangs on the apple logo screen. i tried this a couple of times about 10 times, 5 times using ipc and 5 times using iatkos, when that happens i always use startup recovery using windows 7 then i delete the partition where i installed the mac osx86 then i recreate it. well i have a guess that the drivers that i used in installing is not compatible can you help me with this because i searched forums and the links you provided in this post to no avail, i am installing it to my laptop its a compaq presario v 3000 series, v3532TU to be exact:

    the specs are (this is from dxdiag):

    Intel core2 duo cpu t1700 1.8 Ghz
    ram: 2560
    display: mobile intel 965 express chipset family 358 MB
    Sound: Conextant high definistion smartaudio

    If you can send me an email for you reply it would be a great help
    Please help me thank you in advance :)

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  • gary420

    hi taran,,
    thnks for the reply,,,,
    tht problem looks like it is fixed ,,, but there is a new one now ,,,,
    when i add generic x86 in EasyBsd it shows me in the Boot Menu,,,
    Now when i click enter on MacOSX in the boot menu it shows me a an error message that i have to restart my computer,,, and when I restart it doesnt help
    This happens when i click all the checkboxes under the Customize option in the IdeNeb installation screen ,,,,
    When i click some selected ones it shows me a new error message that the installation is not properly or something

    The OSX86 wiki is really vague in terms of telling u what u have to choose for the Customize options in the IDeneb installation screen ,,,,

    I have an HP dv9500 series Laptop and have been trying for the last week to Install MAC but no luck ,,,,

    I basically need to run Final Cut Pro for a short movie i have to edit soon and dont have the budget to buy a MAC ,,

    Please do help me

    Gary

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  • lukas77

    Hello, I really need to get the mac os on my pc but strangely enough, I'm stragling to get a good iso. Could you please post me the link for one you used in this tutorial. I would really appreciate it. Also, could you please confirm me that HP Pavilion dv6700 is supported? I can't find it on OSX86 wiki. Thanks

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  • http://twitter.com/cyborg03 William ….

    I can't get past step 5, it either installs and when it tries to boot up freezes or doesn't install and i get an error.

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  • jay

    how bad did i eff up? lol….

    I got up to step 3, i made my partition thing, burned the DVD

    but upon re-starting my laptop… it says ” missing operating system”

    i cant press f8

    im guessing theres no way to reverse this process… annnndddd i'll have to complain to best buy and have them fix it for free?

    any help GREATLY appreciated..

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    • jay

      scratch that… i got it to work, but it doesnt let me choose WHERE to save the drive

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  • Mathic

    Hi,

    Taranfx please email me the working torrent link for mac osx leopard 10.5.6 or which ever latest i downloaded it from http://www.btmon.com/Applications/Mac/Mac_OS_X_… and burnt it to dual layer DVD of size 7.5 GB but it doesnt boot frm it as u mentioned i checked the DVD boot option frm Boot Precedence but no go please email me the torrent link for mac…. Thanks in advance………

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  • Mark

    Can't you get in trouble installing multiple O/S's by downloading a torrent?

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  • Mathic

    hi taranfx

    have downloaded and burnt ipc mac10.5.6 it has got only voodo kernel while i boot frm the DVD it shows error:0x0020950D and the last line is : Kernel Version:Darwin kernel Vs 9.5.0 sat Dec 6 19:39 Release 1.0:xnu-1228.7.58/BUILD/obj/RELEASE_I386 any help in this regard is highly appreciated….Thanx in advance

    Computer H/W
    Intel processor:2.7 Ghz
    2GB RAM
    512MB Nvidia Geforce
    160 GB HDD
    MainBoard : Via chipset Intel
    Realtek Sound card

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  • sokoban

    Hello Taranfx, I used ideneb 1.5.1 ( 10.5.7) to setup osx86, everything was good, I setup leopard, I customized the setup with components as written in the setup guide, but when I rebooted the system I went to leopard. it passed the white screen of apple, I taped -v, -f , it started to write a lot of lines, then nothing it's a black screen I can't enter to mac leopard system! do you know why? please I need your help

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  • rahulrana

    if i have install leopard in my pc then a error is come firewire unable to determine security made; defaulting to full secure

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  • rahulrana

    if i have install leopard in my pc then a error is come firewire unable to determine security made; defaulting to full secure

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  • justasking007

    can i install mac os x on VMware?

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  • justasking007

    can i install mac os x on VMware?

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  • Anthony

    I am installing to a gateway laptop with intel core 2 duo t6600. I have follow the process above.
    I am using ipc ox 86 10.5.6. I finish installing but when I reboot I come to a screen indicates that my keyboard is not hookup and i cannot go beyond that point. In the installation on step 5 above, I do not see the desktop and laptop option. I have reinstalled it twice and got the same result. Any suggestion is greatly appreciate.
    Thanks.

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  • DenDries

    Hey, I tried several things with the custom install in step 5 but nothing seems to work.
    After installation on the apple boot screen it shows a stop/error sign after a while and nothing happens after that.
    I guess I chose something wrong with the custom install, but I don't seem to find what I have to choose to make it work.

    Maybe you can help me.
    Just send me a mail so I know your email adres so I can send my hardware info.
    It's quite a list and I don't know what you need to know about it.

    Thx in advance

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  • Arthur

    Hi i just install the MAC OSx86 and I made perfectly Installed but i have a problem I don't have an option to choose which Ethernet (i dont have a Network) and also i dont have a Sound and the rest it works perfect….. Pls. help….

    Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g Wifi Adapter
    Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
    Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221

    Thx and advance…..

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  • Bacheegs

    Greatttt Guide! Easy for newbies!
    Only thing I have an issue with is my dvd/cd rom drive. I have the SONY CD-RW/DVD-Rom CRX880A and people who have installed uphuck have said that it works out of the box just like their wireless on their Dell Inspiron 1501. I used ideneb v1.3 10.5.6 and my wireless works but my dvd/cd rom doesn't. Do I have to play with bios and change to IDE or SATA or maybe I have to install the driver on the WIndows XP to get it to work on the MAC OS? I am a newbie so sorry about the questions. Thanks!!!

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FLF4HTXLJ5G3OE4XQVLCYD7KIE John Xie

    Hello Taranfx,

    Hi there. I need some help here with installing MAC OS X Leopard on my HP Notebook. Its one of the newer notebooks bought about one month ago. Can you check the hardware that I have and let me know if they work well with OS X?

    Model: HP G60-535DX
    Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core T4300 2.10Ghz (I'm sure all the tests pass for the SSE2 and SSE3 and all this and that because I checked.)
    Memory: 3GB DDR2….
    Graphics: Intel 4 Series Graphics. Actual Model number is 4500M. (If it doesn't work, let me know if there's any way to set my resolution to something like 1600×900.)
    Sound: Connexant Pebble High Definition SmartAudio
    Touchpad & Keyboard
    Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller (for Ethernet Wired Internet)
    Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter (doubt it would work…)
    Western Digital 320GB SATA Hard Drive (Working when I installed Mac OS X last time)

    I actually installed MAC OS X before but I think I messed up at one part so I will try again. However, many of my hardware did not have drivers installed so I had to use external equipment. Help me outt! Thanks.

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  • chrisdewitt

    ok i've always been interested in trying the supposed supremacy of a mac and stumbled apon your site. I read the 1st bit where it says check the wiki for compatibility and on the several versions i have looked up i can't seem to find my acer aspire 5375 in the portable pc list… before i pointlessly follow the rest of the instructions can you tell me. Does this mean it will not work on my laptop? by the way.. considering you put up all this info for free i admire you for being so helpful.
    thanks

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  • Guest

    OK i have been looking at trying the supremacy of a mac for a while and this seems like the sensible way to do it without committing to spending a fortune. I have followed your 1st step in looking for my laptop in the wiki but i cannot seem to find it. I have an acer aspire 5735. As it is not in the list does it mean that it will not work or do i just have to check the hcl for all my individual components? I don't want to waste my time and a disk to find it doesn't work. Oh and i'd just like to add that considering you've put all this info up for free i'd like to say i admire you for being so helpful.
    Thanks!

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  • chrisdewitt

    ok i already have stumbled apon another problem. i compressed my c drive to get 16gb of free space and it won't allow me to make the free space into a primary partition, it comes up as unallocated space then i can make a new simple volume from the menu but once i so that it comes up as a logical drive and i cannot make it a primary partition. Is there a method i need to follow? i'm using vista

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  • streetlightman

    Just did it, works great!

    Thanks for the awesome guide

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  • Caleb D

    I read once this inst possible with my certain laptop.

    Compaq Presario CQ60
    AMD Athlon X2 64
    nVidia GeForce 8200M

    Can anyone confirm this either way please?

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  • dan6289

    I need help. after i installed it successfully, there seems to be a problem during the reboot. It just freezes on the white screen with the gray apple. what should i do? can i boot back into my windows 7? please help!

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  • gaurav18nov

    hello Taran,
    I've just gone thru hundreds of posts and finding your's the perfect.Before i say something i want to tell u that i'm a novice to mac OS.Everywhere it is directed to use iATKOS v7 for dell inspiron 1545(i'm using).should i go with iPC.or please send me a torrent link which siuts my lappy best.(3GB DDR2 ram,intel core 2 duo 2.0 GHz).Also under HCL(the link given in your post)..it says…to get 1366×768 resolution one need to have a working linux in the system and also to replace the bootloader with GRUB2.PLz help me with that aand plz send me the link of the torrent if possible.
    regards
    Gaurav

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  • Andre Wayne

    Hi I have lenovo ideapad s10-2 and have the boot able flash with snow leopard article here
    http://tech-chimp.com/2009/10/300-macbook-netbo
    with windows 7 already installed, I try to install snow leopard retail but then loose the windows 7 install if I repair windows 7 snow leopard stops working please help

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  • Virik

    Hi!

    I just tried this guide. Created partition, booted with dvd. Typed -v and all that. But when I get to the next part, where the screen turns light blue, nothing happens. What can be wrong here?

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  • Dan

    I have a partition on my 500 gig SATA drive for about 100 gigs, unallocated. It does not show up in Disk Utility. I have also tried allocating it, but this does not work either. I can not mark the new partition as active unless I format it. How do I fix this?

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  • Dan

    I have a partition on my 500 gig SATA drive for about 100 gigs, unallocated. It does not show up in Disk Utility. I have also tried allocating this. I am not able to mark the partition as active unless I format it. How do I fix this?

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    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/ONJMCP6C5FJA6IQOTVNQXBLAJA Suresh K. Volam

      Dan,

      If you still have the issue, I can suggest these steps:

      1. Format the new partition – Partition type : Select HFS (Not NTFS).
      2. Make it Primary.
      3. Make it Active.

      Now continue process (Skip the Erase process). You will see your new Partition.

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  • Chris

    Wery important for all to install the PS2 driver. or keyboard and trackpad wont work !!

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  • khglynn

    Hey Taranfx, I PMed you but am unsure if I sent to to the right email, so I'm going to post my problem here as well.

    I was worried about messing up my computer, so I first tested the process on my little brother's hp vista laptop and successfully created a mutliboot system on his vista hp after much trial and error. But when I tried the process on my laptop, I couldn't make it work. I've tried 11 different “customize” combination, and (with most of them) the install says it is “complete” but when it tires to reboot with the black screen, the last message is see is “syncing disks… Killing all processes” then “continuing” and then one more message that i can never read because a moment later the computer is shut off and upon reboot the computer says “boot0:testing” three times and then ERROR.

    I have partitioned off half my hard disk because I felt confident in the process and had checked on the wiki and saw that the Sony most similar to mine and their's seems to have to work perfectly. I am worried that my computer is one of those which “will never work,” and will be extremely disappointed if I won't have MacOS and a hard drive that has been cut in half. Any suggestions? Here is my system info:

    Product: SONY US-VGNFW490-LBOM
    Component:16.4″ widescreen with XBRITE-FullHD™ LCD technology (1920×1080)
    Component:500GB SATA Hard Disk Drive [5400 rpm]
    Component:Standard Capacity Battery
    Component:ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD4650 graphics card with 1GB vRAM-great for games and movies
    Component:Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor P7350 (2.00GHz)
    Component:WLAN (802.11a/b/g/n) with integrated Bluetooth® technology
    Component:Blu-ray Disc™ playback
    Component:Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-bit (Upgraded to windows 7 legally)
    Component:4GB DDR2-SDRAM (DDR2-800, 2GBx2)

    Thanks so much for your time, hard work, and help,
    Kevin

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    • ryan

      did you get this coputer to work? just wondering I'm about to try and I have the same computer.

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      • khglynn

        More or less. It took me a month and alot of help from the people over at insanelymac.com but now I have a barebones OS X. I can't get the screen resolution right tho, the internet working, the sound working, or the USB drives functioning. Maybe you can try some different drivers and let me know if you manage to get any of those fixed (the internet is the big one). Kind of sad.

        I ended up using iPC for my install disk. Unfortunetly I'd tried so many times with so many different driver combos that I don't remeber which specific drivers I checked. But basicly to make multiboot work for you your may have to do thinkgs a little differently. After step 6 on this guide your computer will not boot to OS X. It's fine, the OS is still there. Use your command prompt after your windows boots up to do the command line stuff listed in step 7 (that is how I finally got mine to work.) It will tell you there is an error or that you can't make that drive active, but again, it's fine. Go ahead and use EasyBCD to turn on your new OS and you should be golden-ish. You will be able to multiboot anyway!

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        • Ryan

          I got almost everything working, email me at ssgtkey@yahoo.com and I can send you the kexts you'll need for your components

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  • seph701

    should i back up my data on windows 7 first? will i lose all that? cuz you have to repair the os in some way soooo….

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    • khglynn

      I've done this process twice. Once I screwed up and everyting disapeared. The second time nothing went away. I would back things up to be safe, but if you do everything correctly you shouldn't lose any data

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  • clau1980

    I can see the apple on my screen… but that's it! nothing else? No options or select language…
    Am i on the good way… can i do something at that point? Got a asus.

    thx

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  • rajmool

    Please need help,I am Stuck.I clicked on ERASE on right hand side and under the format option selected “MAC OSX Journaled Extended” and click Erased. The disk was erased But MEssage use disc utility to repartition this disc using”GUID partition table”
    when i tried to go back to window leaving leopard installation on rebooting my laptop Message “missing operating system”.I checked order of boot in BIOS , it is set as cd drive first.
    I can not even use my recovery cd Same message “missing operating system”
    PLEASE help

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  • margaretnemet

    I have a Toshiba Satelite A505-S6960 laptop I have been installing Mac OSX on. The CPU is Intel Core 2 duo, T6500. There are no examples of MacOSX86 installations in this laptop in the OSX86 Wiki. The closest I could find were other Satellite Toshiba latops, which all employed iATKOS 10.5.7. I got a copy of iAtKOS 10.5.7 with Chameleon bootloader and installed it on a partition on my hard disk. The install was successful, and the PC boots into Mac, and the other two Windows platforms I have on the PC. In Mac, the Mac OS does not even fully load, before I get the message that Mac does not see my keyboard and the machine freezes right there. It does not see my mouse either, but the touchpad works. Can you suggest anything to get over this hurdle?

    Thanks

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  • rajmool

    with this guide installed doth BUT getting chain boot error when trying to boot snow,HELP please

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  • raj

    chain booting error HELP please

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/ONJMCP6C5FJA6IQOTVNQXBLAJA Suresh K. Volam

    Hi Taran,

    I did exactly as you mentioned, but I failed at Step 4. After Erasing the new active Partition and closing the Disk Usage Window, I do not see any partition in the Destination Locations window and as such I could not move ahead. Please let me know if I did something wrong.

    Here is from the Log :

    Disk Utility started.

    Preparing to erase : “disk1s2″
    Partition Scheme: Master Boot Record
    1 volume will be erased
    Name : “disk1s2″
    Size : 24.4 GB
    Filesystem: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    Initialized /dev/rdisk1s2 as a 24 GB HFS Plus volume with a 8192k
    Journal
    Mounting disk.
    Could not mount disk1s2 with name after erase
    Erase complete.

    Thanks.

    Suresh.

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  • Dimitri

    I have a problem…
    I made a partition in windows 7 and marked it as active (15,0 GB)
    But when I boot the DVD ( iPC 10.5.6) nothing shows up in the Disk Utility…
    Does anybody know a solution for this?

    Dimitri

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    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/ONJMCP6C5FJA6IQOTVNQXBLAJA Suresh K. Volam

      Hi Dimitri,

      I had the same problem exactly. After 3 days of repeated trials, I got it fixed on my system.

      Here is the fix:

      Initially when you create New Partition in Windows, format it. Dont' format in NTFS. Select FHS (Apple Mac). In case you cannot find it, download Paragon Partition Manager and format using Partition Manager. Select FHS format type.

      Now if you boot the DVD, you will find your new partition. You DO NOT need to erase while installing. Just select your new partition (shown in Destination Locations) and continue.

      Suresh.

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      • Dimitri

        Thanks alot :) I'll try it ;) If it works I'll comment here again :D

        Dimitri

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      • abumarwa

        I have paragon version 8.5 – don't have this FHS – it has only NTFS , FAT32 and Linux

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      • abumarwa

        Paragon version I have does not have FHS int the file system options – Nay clue…

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  • Abir S

    one question- does this method work with OS X version 10.6.2 ????

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  • Jonny

    Whenever I attempt to install OSX I read something in the command line saying “waiting for root device” or “root device not found” it never gave me an option for install to a drive, what should I do?

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  • josh

    can some one please direct me how to donwload lastes os x 10.xxx for my windows 7. i dont know where to dowload osx from from
    thank your for your help

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    • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

      google for snowosx 10.6.2 or something similar for latest Osx86 distro

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  • Victor Eklund

    Hello! First I'de like to say thnx for a great Guide.

    I have a problem installing the OS. It's probably some part of my laptop not being compatible.

    I have a Samsung R522
    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T6400 (2,00 GHz, 800 MHz, 2 MB)
    4 GB (DDR2 / 2 GB x 2)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4300 Series

    I get a kernel panic at the loading screen of the insllaton, I ran -v. Can you make aything out of this?

    http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo93/vicekl-

    Best regards Victor

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  • http://twitter.com/singharjan Arjan Singh

    SSA Taran Bhaji….
    I was Jus Checking Some Blog nd I found Ur Message there….tht u hav posted some simple steps……apart from procedure above….I wanna know a simple thing……Will this Suff Work if i use a fresh Hard disk(40GB, not serial ATA) and P4 processor…..Second….Which is the fresh version of Mac OS tht i can install …..
    Thnx in Advance
    Eho Jeha Dimag Punjabi Hi Laa Sakde AA :-)

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    • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

      hanji janab, I haven't tried it on p4 but it should work. Agara eh na chaleya, try another called snowosx http://www.taranfx.com/how-to-install-snowosx-u

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  • codeclown

    Hello!

    I'm gonna try this one, but I'm a total n00b in computers, so is there a possibility for me to ruin my current Win7 installation? All the files are gonna stay there where they are, right?

    No need to worry?

    Regards,
    Martti Laine

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  • Manny

    Everything goes well until the point where it is installing. in the installing windows the installation bar does not advance and then computer shuts down.
    any ideas as to why this is happening?
    solutions?
    much appreciate it

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  • AJ

    Hi, I'm geting the error messages “PXE-E53 – No boot filename recieved” and “PXE-M0F – Exiting PXE ROM”. Can anyone help me? Thanks!

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  • Name

    Going to try this out. Going to install it to

    Intel E8400 Duel Core
    Nvidia Gforce 8800 GT
    4 GB Ram
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Gigabyte EP35-DS3P Motherboard

    Going to install it to a 25GB Partition. So With the system can this work. :)

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  • mohitsoni007

    thank you very much its helps me nd work successfully

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  • mohitsoni007

    thank u very much it helps me great

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  • TonyS

    Just buy a Mac and use Boot Camp! Much easier.

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    • Spam

      And more expensive too!!!!

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  • thelever

    One thing is eluding me: All guides talk about setting version whatever when you have a working OSX running. What does one do if one doesn't?

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  • veer1234

    Failed to install a x64 image of w7 enterprise on virtual machine and alike softwares gave a common error on booting. got images snapshots how to post them

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  • Jeet

    Hi,
    Trying to load iDeneb v1.6 OSx10.5.8 on Virtualbox, mother board is ASUS P5N-MX with nVidia GeForce 7050, Intel C2D E7200 2.53gHz, 2GB RAM. From Virtual box Darwin starts loading but gets stuck on just the apple sign on grey screen and does not load, any idea about what to do?

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  • ASM

    does it work with MAC OSX Snow Leopard

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  • linuxformat

    Hi

    And Thank you for this wonderful effort .

    I installed successfully mac MAC OS X Snow Leopard 10.5.5 on my laptop but after restart my laptop I can not find anything no boot no mac just restart again and again.

    My laptop is lenovo 3000 n200

    Processor intel dual core.

    3 gb ram ddr2

    hd0 100 gb

    Thank you

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  • azlan

    hi taranfx firstly thanks about the tips…now i have iatkos v1.0i and when i start boot from the dvd it boot,but when i press enter to install in only give me a apple logo and it stuck there for a long time..after that i boot again and press f8 and -v it show me:

    mac frame work successfully initialized
    using 2621 buffer header and 2621 cluster IO buffer headers
    extension”com.apple.driver” acpi_smc_platform plugin” has immediate dependencies on both com. apple. kernel and com. apple. kpi components; use only one style

    and it stuck for very long time..why??can you help me to find the solution?

    i use dell d505
    intel centrino 1.8 ghz
    ram 512

    does my pc support??

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  • minialex123

    Im going to try this soon, but 1 quick question, will i need to back up any information on the hdd or is this not affecting it?

    thanks in advance

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  • Luis

    for some reason when i let it reboot, after it installs it freezes at a black screen why?

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  • abumarwa

    I have MAC OSX 10.6 installation dvd – i have a new partitioned hd on my windows 7 machine – I reached to the disk utilities from MAC screen everything went fine but after erasing the designated hd Installer did the erasing without changing anything in the hd , after i agreed on the next screen nothing listed on the place to install mac os x

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  • tntxplode

    I am having this error does anyone know how to fix it?

    The IOUSBFamily was not able to enumerate a device.

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  • Alla' Sweity

    Hello Guys can anyone help me,, I installed IPC snow leopard on my dell inspiron 1545 laptop and after I've finished installing it it asks me to reboot… everything is fine till now,, but when I reboot it says boot error.
    PS. it doesn't even boot to windows 7 which is already installed on my other partition of my HD
    any help plz

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  • Alla' Sweity

    and I'm just wondering Does snow leopard need to be installed on previous version of OSX or u can start from the scratch format the disk and install snow leopard.
    thanks in advance

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    • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

      This method is for installing Leopard and not snow leopard. Google for “snowosx” for snow leopard osx86 method

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      • Alla' Sweity

        Thanks, got it, but how can I make snow leopard boot at the startup, it doesn't,, I'll try to use SL boot123 Can this solve my problem, and if u have any other Ideas

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      • http://tipsonme.blogspot.com bearboss_85

        What are the differences anyway~
        Sorry.. Newbie here~
        Thanks~

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  • http://tipsonme.blogspot.com bearboss_85

    Does this method can be applied to x64 version of Windows 7?

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    • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

      sure

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  • jenya

    nice write-up. for some reason it still gets fked up no matter what. specially if you have linux & win vista/7/xp combo before adding osx to the list… retarded osx install doesn't allow you to choose option not to write mbr/bootsec record…

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  • Andre

    First of all sorry for digging this up but im stuck =/
    After the bunch of lines appearing my screen goes light blue for a sec and then black screen…
    Waited for an half an hour and its still stuck =/

    Thanks in advance

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  • Robin

    i have an problem, when i reboot with the CD (Yes i have my cd drive as first boot) he starting windows. Can you help?

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  • Knumb

    It says successfully installed and revoot but when it does, it just keeps resetting and starting again. Why isn't it starting up the OSX?

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  • Anonymous

    i can get to step 6 easy but when the mac os restarts it gets to the apple logo and the little spinning loading symbol then i get some music playing but the screen just fades to grey and nothing happens. ive left it for 2 hours and still nothing. ive tried every configuration of kexts i can it just wont work.

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  • Gabriel

    anyone who has succeded the install on a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Xi 2528?

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  • http://twitter.com/thechaddd7 the Chad

    Taranfx i noticed you used Kalyway 10.5.6, I was wondering if you could tell me how to get it? and I have an Acer AMD Athlon 2 PC wondering if it would be supported? and I dont have the install disc for windows 7 What would u recommend?

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  • Anonymous

    hi,
    i have a iATKOS V1.0i,10.5.1 version of mac osx and Windows 7 professional,installed on my hp hdx16 with this specifications:
    Microprocessor 2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P7350
    Microprocessor Cache 3 MB Level 2 cache
    Memory 4096 MB (2 x 2048 MB)
    Memory Max Up to 8 GB DDR2
    Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT130M
    Video Memory Up to 2815 MB (1024 MB dedicated)
    Hard Drive 320 GB (7200 rpm)
    Multimedia Drive Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer
    Display 16″ Dual channel LVDS FHD AG Dual Lamps with BrightView Infinity Display (1920 x 1080p)
    Network Card Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
    Wireless Connectivity Intel 802.11a/g/n
    Sound Altec Lansing speakers with integrated sub-woofer and with Dolby Home Theater

    3D Sound Blaster Pro compatible sound 16 bit integrated
    Keyboard 101 key compatible keyboard and 1 Quick Launch Button
    Pointing Device Touch Pad with On/Off button and dedicated vertical Scroll Up/Down pad, volume control, mute buttons, 1 Quick Launch Button
    PC Card Slots One ExpressCard/54 slot (also supports ExpressCard/34)
    External Ports 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards4 USB 2.01 HDMI connector1 eSata connector1 VGA port1 RJ45 ethernet connector2 headphones-out1 mic-in1 IEEE 1394remote control infrared portcable docking connector ….
    …works good so far but,i don’t have no sound,network,graphics drivers installed on mac osx….what can i get all this stuff!?or,what should i do to fix those issues?
    i’ll really appreciate your help…thanks

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  • Anonymous

    hi,anyone can help me?

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  • Anonymous

    How to Flag Bios?
    thankyou

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  • Jack

    Hi,
    I got a problem with the installation, got to step 3. When I start my pc, and it goes to the screen where I can type -v it shows a few lines with loading this and loading that. but right when it says starting setup(or something like that, it goes too fast to read) my pc reboots and I get back to the same screen, can you help me with that?

    Thanks in advance

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    • Naglfar

      hit F8, then type: -v cpus=1, then hit ENTER

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  • quper

    I couldn’t get it working. I get PAEMode Fatal error after trying to load OSX86 distr.

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  • hari

    Every time I power off or restart my Mac OS Leopard, I get a Kernel Panic error (“You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button until it turns off, then press the Power button again”)

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  • zapa

    hello I believed put the leopard on my pc! because they produce sound and taste of course! but only occurs in leopard! and I need help!

    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7300@2.66GHz
    Wolfdale 45nm Technology
    RAM
    3.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 5-5-5-15 332MHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5QL PRO (LGA775)
    Graphics
    LM19V @ 1280×1024
    512MB Radeon X1600/X1650 Series
    Hard Drives
    488.39GB WDC Western Digital WD5000AAJS-00YFA0 ATA Device (IDE)
    Optical Drives
    HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4167B ATA Device
    EBMDS QNW56NKHMJ01 SCSI CDRom Device
    Audio
    High Definition Audio Device

    HELP ME PLEASE

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  • eXtream

    Hi:) Well i was want test Snow Leopard on PC… I was watch alot of movies on youtube about that, readed alot of posts on forums and pages, I downoaded many of wird version of Snow Leopard but always same happend:

    Without -v mode… bootload initializing and after like 5sek of loading shows of like 0,5sek Apple screed and restart my pc…
    With -v mode i see 4 lines of loading and after that just restart no time to make any pic or somthing of that its just to quick

    Sux!

    Last ver what i tested: SnowOSX_Universal_10.6(432)GM_v3.5
    (others)
    Mac OSX Snow Leopard v10 6 3-HOTiSO
    Snow Leopard 10.6.1-10.6.2 Intel AMD made by Hazard

    My configuration – Notebook Samsung R560 (data from Aida32)
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz, 2261 MHz
    Motherboard:
    ID SROSA001.86C.0000.D.0811141024
    From specification is somthing on Intel PM45
    Ram: 4096 MB, Samsung DDR3-1066, 2x 2 GB, maks. 4 GB)
    HDD: WDC WD3200BEVT-35ZCT0 320GB SATA 5400
    GPU: Nvidia 9600M GT 512MB DDR3
    Lan: Marvell Yukon 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    Wi-Fi: Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100
    Bios: Phoenix 11/14/08 – 08LA.7024.20081114/JJC

    Any one have some ideas whats happend ? or how i can cheak what is wrong?
    Would be nice if some one can help me with that :)

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  • Robin Singh

    Hi Bro,
    I have an error “”Bootmgr Is Missing”"…Plz Help Me…..If U know how to fix it or know what is this so plz reply me on my email address diper07@yahoo.com THnx…..

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    • Cindy

      you need to recover it. Get a windows 7 cd, boot it and it will try to repair the system (if you don't have a win 7, there are some windows 7 recovery discs floating around, they are like 300mb or so).

      Select your system, next and then “startup repair”. Solved for me

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      • ruubs

        ive got the same damn problem.. my bootmgr is missing!
        i tryed the alternative of step 7;
        “Boot with installation disk into windows setup, choose recovery again, and select automated recovery of boot area. Windows should fix the boot automatically, then click Fix and reboot button.”

        but this doesnt work annymore! what do i have to do now?! PLEASE somebody help me

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  • Cheryl

    Worked well until I downloaded some updates & it froze showing a scrren asking me to restart or power off however there is no icon to do so. ctrl alt delete closes it but each time I start up it returns to the same screen… any advice?

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  • http://twitter.com/pipes5525 David Hayes

    I am currently running an AMD athlon 64 dual core 4600+2 on a Asus A8N-SLI Premium MB with a Nvidia GEForce 7600GT video card. Have a blank spare drive , Can i install OSX86 on it by itself?

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  • james m

    Plzz someone help!!! Well you know on step 6 where u say it should automatically boot into OS X
    … mine doesn't it boots normally into windows i'm just a rookie on this … help would be much appreciated !!!

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  • max

    hey,

    thanks for the guide! I have some issues with recovering the MBR (point 7).
    I have done it as you say Diskpart… everything looks good but after restart the mbr is still missing. Also the work around via the systemrecovery option (DVD) doesnt work.
    I use iatkos v7 (chameleon v2) and windows 7.

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  • Eng.Ahmed

    Hello Tranafx, How are you?
    I hope that you're fine…

    Anyways, thanks for these great steps, but I've a big problem that I'm searching for a way to boot OS X from a logical partition, because my notebook (HP Pavillion dv6-1390ev) has a HDD with 500 GB & it's divided to:

    200MB System
    150GB Win 7
    13GB Recovery
    300GB My own stuff

    The first 3 partitions are primary while the last one is extended, now when I searched I discovered that max no. of partitions is 4 primary without extended, or 3 with extended with any no. of logical inside this extended one, so the problem now I can't make another primary one & if I convert the logical to primary so I won't be able to make another partition for my stuff, so I'm really looking for a way to install the OS X on logical partition….

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  • Tatenda

    I get a message sayin Boot0: error, & thats it, my computer just sits there
    after reboot it just sits there

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  • Hiren

    hi, i have an Acer 5738PZG laptop with touch screen, will it install mac osx leopard on it ?

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  • philip

    Good Day taran,
    I did everything that is said here but im still having a chain booting error? Any suggestion there? Thanks in advance.

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  • http://corporate.adulmec.ro Z3uS

    I've created the DVD and boot from it. Pressed F8 and typed -v and than ENTER.
    Installation starts but freezes after a short time with a repeating message appearing saying: “Still waiting for root device”. Can anyone help? I have an HP Pavilion a6707c computer.

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    • mark

      did you had any help whith your problem , i have the same one i don't know what to do

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      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UZ2UMBJ3W5HBRSZMLVBPHG3RP4 geekmeister

        I got into singular user mode by typing “-s” in at the Darwin Boot loader… then type exit when it prompts you too…. I have problems after that though, because it isn’t letting me mount my drives onto installer… any idea’s????

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    • Dcmmix

      u know what to do…
      trust me ;)

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      • fucks

        fuck you

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  • Lucas

    I wanna keep my Windows 7 OS.
    I want both OS on my pc
    what can I do? how can I do this without deleting my Windows 7 OS?

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  • ell132

    If i bought a laptop from a store that already has win 7 already preinstalled is there a way to do step 7 without the disk? can i boot from the back up disk that i made in win 7, will that work as the substitute for the win7 install disk.

    Thanks

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  • Addisonhuy

    You guys should just get a Mac.

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  • Prut

    Hi, I just have a question about my laptop.
    My laptop does not have a DVD or CD drive internally. I have to use an external one with usb to read the DVD. How could this be possible to do the MAC install or should I do the VMware Instead?

    Thank you very much. This is a wonderful blog.

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  • ozm95

    my laptop is acer aspire 4740g
    intel core i5 processer 430m (2.26ghz,1066 mhz fsb)
    4gb ram
    500gb hdd
    14″hd led lcd
    will there be a problem? when i do this i scared later got problem

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  • http://twitter.com/snakesayan snakesayan

    Is it possible to install mac osx on an external harddrive so i dnt have to partition my main one on my computer? Also i bought my laptop with windows 7 allready installed so what do i do about the recovery discs?

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    • Thank You Dude

      Windows 7 has an option to make a recovery disc. Search it in start, it's like system recovery disk or similar. That's how i saved my laptop after i made a mistake in the installation.

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  • Krishna (Kunal) Khandelwal

    good or knoeledgable information give this 9 steps

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  • David

    you, sir, are a MOTHERFUCKING LIFE SAVER. locked myself out of 7 after deleting my OSX partition. no-one else could tell me these simple steps. thank you.

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  • Arv_christos

    every time i turn on my toshiba a300 ,it always boot on windows 7
    I've installed mac osx xnow leopard with the bootable cd made by hazard
    Every possible solution would be appreciated
    Sorry for my bad english

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    • Thank You Dude

      Did you do the easyBCD step?
      Install easyBCD, run it, select add entries, click on mac, generic osx86 and enter a name and add.
      If you have a weird thing with darwin, press a button and select you mac volume and press enter

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  • Thanks You Dude

    Thanks Taranfx! This is a great guide. Currently I’m dual-booting Windows 7 and OS X leopard 10.5.8 (Kalyway 10.5.2+ideneb 10.5.8 combo update) and I have one main issue right now, is my wifi doesn’t work.
    I’m using an Atheros AR928X Wireless network adapter, and I wanna know how I can make it be detected as an airport card.
    If it makes any difference, I’m using a Sony Vaio VGN-NS330D running windows 7 home premium.

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  • Pxramin

    it can't erase my drive ( also can't repair or verify) so there is no available drive to install mac(there is no drive in list) what should Ido?

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  • Rejeesh6

    could i boot windows7 after install the mac on Windows7

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  • http://twitter.com/basiix Marius Lupascu

    @taranfx Trying to get iAtkos v7 installed on my AMD Athlon Dual-Core QL-62 and I get this message with all flags i try: http://twitpic.com/2lx92w
    Any help is appreciated, it might just be this version of iatkos not compatible with my chipset…

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  • http://twitter.com/basiix Marius Lupascu

    @taranfx Trying to get iAtkos v7 installed on my AMD Athlon Dual-Core and I get this message when I boot with all the flags i try: http://twitpic.com/2lx92w
    I got it installed fine in VirtualBox 3.2.8 so I'm thinking its my chipset not compatible???

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  • Manishtomar42

    my laptop configuration are
    core i3 350m
    3 gb ram
    intel hd graphics
    320 gb hdd
    i have mac os x iso named sse2 sse3 intel amd
    tell me how can i make my laptop dual boot with win 7

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  • Hozey

    This newbie desperately needs some help. I have a Gateway M6827 laptop that I've managed to get both Windows 7 Pro and OSX 10.6.4 on. The drive is divided into two partitions. If I try to boot I get a message saying no operating system is found. If I boot off of Empire v1.08.5 I'm given the options to open Windows or Mac. Windows boots without a problem, but Mac goes through loading of HFS files and then I have to go through a bunch of stuff loading. I've tried BCDEasy, it doesn't recognize anything. Disk Management in Windows won't let me change anything. This effort has been going on for 6 weeks now and I'm about to decide to live with it, since I can't get wireless anyway on the Mac. But, any suggestions and help will be deeply appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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  • Lowman1346@gmail.com

    i am new and absolutely can''t get this to work, maybe im doing something wrong but if anyone would be willing to walk me through it on skype or something that would be great. i can describe all my hardware and you can tell me what options i need.
    thanks in advance

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  • Anonymous

    I’ve managed to get OSx86 and Windows 7 Pro on my Gateway M6827. but can’t boot into Mac. To the best of my knowledge I followed the DISKPART commands exactly, but noticed after every entry nothing was displayed that my entry had accomplished anything. I installed Easy BCD 2.0 and was able to set Mac as the default. When I turn on the laptop I get the choice to pick Windows or Mac. If I select Windows it takes me right to it. If I select Mac it goes to Chameleon with only Windows showing. If I click F8 it shows both OSs. When I click on Mac I’m sent back to the original screen to pick Mac or Windows. I’m so, so close, but not quite there. Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous

    Followup from Hozey. Upon entering Disk Management I realized the partition Mac is on does not have a drive letter while the Windows partition is C. A right click on the Mac partition has “Change Drive Letter and Paths…” dimmed.

    I’m assuming the problem I mentioned in my previous post has something to do with this. Am I correct and if so, how do I fix it? Thanks.

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  • Jaffarlei

    I have an AMD athlon II X2 250 processor, ASUS M4N68T-M Mobo, 2GB DDR3 RAM, ATI Radeon HD4350 Graphics card. I tried using IPC OSX10.5.6 and it keeps saying “Still waiting for the root device”.. Please help…

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  • me999

    if i do that, can i use windows and mac ?

    or only one of them ???

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  • Ankit Pradhan

    dude please help

    I have dell xps 16 with core i7 … I cant find this one in HCL in 10.5.6 ….I downloaded iPC_OSx86_10_5_6_Universal_PPF5

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  • whitehosain

    does it work with compaq mini 110 ?

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  • Ihatedubstep@gmail.com

    A few notes on improving your odds of a correct and functional install:

    its best necessary for osx86 is installed at the beginning of a physical disk.

    IF YOU DONT SEE YOUR DRIVE, SEE STEP 4.

    You need a MINIMUM of 8gb free drive space, osx as far as i recall comes out at about 6.5gb physical data depending on build, so unless you intend on just staring at the wonders of osx and not having the ability to install actual programs, i'd suggest bumping up your partition size as suggested by the author.

    OSX can not be installed on, but can read and write to NTFS drives, so if you intend on formatting a new large capacity drive, you can always just set aside 50 or 60gb at the beginning of the drive for OSX, create as mac journaled, and format the rest as NTFS, then you can use that for media (movies, music, data), that is accessable to both a windows, linux or mac environment, thus removing unnecessary redundancy.

    IF YOU USE THE VOODOO 9.5.0 kernel, remember, you MUST use the seatbelt fix.

    it is a WONDERFUL IDEA to create a disk image of your correct install using mac's built in backup imaging software, that way, you can insert your install dvd, open “disk utility” and just mount your image of the correctly installed and functioning version of OSX by having mac do its DD to drive. Make sure this resides on a mac journaled partition, perferably on a partition not attached to your active mac partition. (i have a 20gb partition on the back of my 250gb hdd3, and it's sole purpose is to store a restore image).

    IF YOU ARE USING PS/2 input devices, please PLEASE use the PS/2 fixes, otherwise you'll have to reinstall, or buy usb HID's.

    Cheers, and happy Mac'n

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  • Oberon

    Haveing the same problem as Grayson the code runs through to fast for me to see it… Then restarts into the bootscreen :/ any help?

    Running an Asus K50IE-SX023V laptop

    Processor Intel Pentium T4400 / 2.2 GHz ( Dual-Core )

    Hard Drive 500 GB – Serial ATA-150 – 5400 rpm

    Graphics Controller NVIDIA GeForce 310M

    Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

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  • hozey

    I have a Gateway M6827 laptop that I've managed to get both Windows 7 Pro and OSX 10.6.4 on. In an effort to try to learn more, I tried installing iATKOS S3 v2 on a different HD on the same machine. The install failed. When I put the original HD back in, it would not boot. Nor would it boot from any cd I tried. Apparently the bios is fried. Any suggestions to get this laptop back from the dead?

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  • Timur

    hi
    is the “sony vaio vpc f11m1e” compatibel with any mac os version ?
    thanx for your help

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  • Jackcerver

    Hello Taranfx,

    I've got myself a little problem with installing Mac OS X. I've got the dvd with Mac OS X on it, then after I reboot and get to the part where you need to type -v to start in VERBOSE mode it says: loading darwin…
    A few seconds later, black screen and my pc reboots, any idea how this comes?
    I've got an I7 core processor 3 gb ram, ati video card..

    Thx in advance

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    • Adam

      I have also successfully went through the install, but upon the required reboot, it begins to reboot but then shuts off again after about 10 seconds. It then restarts and continuously does this. How do I fix this? I am on an asus laptop, i7 quad, 6 gb ram, ati hd 5870 graphics. running windows 7. PLEASE HELP! I just figured out how to load my windows 7 again so now I am on that, but still trying to get os x running.

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    • Mustafa

      Yes this is because iDeneb or the Custom Mac installer is not compatible with Intel so look at another one

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    • Nebneb333

      I have the same problem but I do have the right distro for my comps componants so whats wrong with it?

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  • ArupKhan

    can x64 leopard make a dual boot with win7 x64???? I mean If I follow your way can I do it in my HP machine?!

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  • Arupkhan Bd

    can it be done along with x64 win7 ???? and this post is regarding 10.5… can I try with 10.6…?

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  • Refurbish Dell PC

    I really liked your blog quite informative and interesting facts and figures you have discussed on your blog even the comments are very fruitful and helpful in enhancing the knowledge regarding the topic.

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  • Refurbish Dell PC

    I really liked your blog quite informative and interesting facts and figures you have discussed on your blog even the comments are very fruitful and helpful in enhancing the knowledge regarding the topic.

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  • AACit

    I have burned the contents of a mac os x 10.5.6 dvd to a dvd but cant seem to boot from it?

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  • andy91

    Hey hey, at step 3 after pressing f8 and -v, the computer restarts automatically.

    i'm trying to run OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.2

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    • Nandika

      use the following command.

      busratio=17 -cpus=1 -v -x -f

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  • Fish

    Any way to create a partition without erasing all the data?

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  • Amanthecosmonaut

    Hi,

    When i load Mac…

    there is a stop sign above the Apple logo

    I have a GA G31M ES2L motherboard

    Intel Core 2 duo processor

    4GB RAM

    Ati Radeon 4670HD graphic Card

    Seagate 1TB Sata

    Sound Card: On Board

    Please help me i need to desperately install Mac!!!

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  • japanadian

    I keep getting an error…
    I can get to the part after I type -v and then it says debugger called- <panic> or something similar… Is there any way to fix this?</panic>

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  • Hozey

    Has anyone had success with 10.6.5 download. I tried and lost my USB plugs.

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  • Nobody

    How about just wipe hard drive, then reinstall windows from Mac os?

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