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Hello first !! then could I Have some Mac Advice !! - 12-04-2009, 04:10 PM
Firstly hello my name is Andy and I live and work in the NW of England.
I have been reading the articles on this forum for about 6 months and have found alot of the posts/guides/recomendations very helpful in my crusade for Hackintosh. so thank you.
I took delivery of a brand new Dell Mini 10v about a week ago and was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. Ok with the installed Xp it is not as fast as my main PC but that is not why I brought it.
With my work back ground I am not too bad in tweaking Windows Xp/Vista/7 but I have a very very basic knowledge when it comes to Unix/Linux/Mac.
Like most of the people on this forum I wanted to enter the world of Hackintosh.
The last 4 nights have been very long trying to install mac using the various dual booting guides on this forum. I tried 3 guides that are on this forum and have tried a couple on Mechdrews website, but I finally found I way that worked for me.
Pre install was:
Created the Bootloader on the smaller USB from here
Created a SL USB using the Transmac Method
Created a Windows 7 USB (though I cant remember how I did that though)
I booted up from the Windows 7 USB and followed the first part of this guide, to set up the disk drive.
Then I booted up from the smaller USB and selected the SL install USB.
Then I followed the rest of the same guide.
I installed SL and restarted.
After I filled in all the forms at the beginning of SL I ran the NetBook Installer and installed the Chameleon bootloader, 10v extensions and ticked custom dstd and the hibernation selection.
I havenâ€™t installed windows 7 yet but I need some help with the Mac installation.
1. When I was filling in the forms for the mac installation I filled in the details of my wireless router (a BT Home Hub 2) and it successfully connected to it (i knew this because when i hovered over the top of the Wi-FI symbol at the top it said it was connected). But now it doesnâ€™t connect to it automatically as it did when I filled in them forms and it isn't clear as to what selections i need to make i order to sort it out. Has me installing the Chameleon bootloader and the other things messed with the settings for the Wi-Fi or is there a setting that I need to click, or is it something to do with Airport settings??sorry for all the question but as i said my knowledge of Mac is very limited
Thank you in advance for your help
Join Date: Oct 2009
12-04-2009, 06:46 PM
1) open systems Preferences >>Network>>>hit assist me>> toggle through that and by the end of the guide you should have your router set and connected every time you boot.
note see the little fan on the menubar that's your airport card indicator if it's set (the show airport card in menubar check box must be ticked for it to appear) you can click "network preferences" from there. that icon will also inform you if the card is active or not.
2) had this issue, It's a (or was for me) NBI fix, run the latest NBI from your desktop or where ever on you're computer and check only the needed check boxes re boot and option 1024x600 should be set..
note the above does presuppose you haven't got 1024x600 option in your >> systems preferences >>> displays >>> Resolutions .... check see.
NW of England hey
have you added your "windows keyboard for uk file" yet? to make your keyboard accurate .. ???
Driver = firmware
program = application
Edit: yes "software update" does indeed add the latest series and firmware and updates" *NOTE* do *NOT* let it "Software update" install OSX.6.2 for you as 6.2 drops support for the Intel N series of processors, and will crash on reboot putting you in a loop only a fresh install will fix, read the guides on how to instal update 6.2 safely, first. or you maybe able to patch it dunno never been in that situation, i ran the NBI before 6.2 update rebooted patching the correct missing Kernel.
Join Date: Nov 2009
12-07-2009, 12:25 PM
seems I was a noob when it comes to dual booting as well.
I finally got round to installing windows 7 but when i restarted it just booted into windows and didn't come up with the chameleon screen.
read a few more posts and then mad the EFI partition active and now i have a successful dual boot of SL and Win 7.
Just got to figure out how to update it now. can you pick and chose which updates it installs ?
Join Date: Nov 2009
12-07-2009, 03:04 PM
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