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Join Date: Aug 2009
03-18-2010, 02:52 PM
Hm, certainly sounds like the installation got screwed up/did not complete.
I'm thinking the Bunch of Disks are perhaps RAMdisks created by the OSX Installer. But never checked where they show up in Disk Utilities. If are RAMdisks, then that's normal and dont need to mess (although you're correct, they should not be there on a normal working system).
Not entirely clear to me what's on your ext HD.
If it's a "restored" Os X Install DVD, "fixed up" by NetBookMaker: then:
- In the Utilities menu (which would be where you got to Disk Utility), there's a Password tool (not the Firmware Password). Try that rather than terminal.
- There should also be an "Installer" option under Utilities, put there by NetBookMaker. Run that against the Internal HD to try to fix the system on the internal one. Not sure that it'll help much however, since your internal HD is bootable, just not able to log in. (If this option it's not there, then I am getting confused between this and Vanii's installer, not with Hack now so can't check it). Normally doing an install with disk that's been "fixed up" by NBM does not require to run NBInstaller as it gets done automatically. Only needs manually when/if you change system, want to upgrade etc.
If it's a fully working OS X system:
- I'd say easiest is to start over, if you have spare 8GB USB/HD; make a new "Install USB/HD" using DVD image restored to the USB stick and fix it up using NetBookMaker. Then you know you have a good baseline.
- There are other options that could work also, like clone your ext HD OSX partition to your internal HD OSX partition one using SuperDuper, then install Chameleon (option when running NetBookInstaller) onto the internal HD to make that (internal HD) bootable.
Join Date: Mar 2010
03-18-2010, 04:49 PM
it seems like none of the files are installing over correctly. How can I completely erase everything on both the internal and external hd and start over? I tried the erase function and repartition on both hd but when I reinstall I am still running into the same problems.
I've attached some images of the install log if that helps...
Join Date: Aug 2009
03-18-2010, 06:30 PM
Am now completely confused as to what you are doing!
Please provide more precise info.
In terms of starting over, assuming you have PC or Mac to create a bootable Installation media (USB or ext HD) from a retail DVD, I'd suggest to start over following the various installation guides; create new image of DVD, and restore that to USB/ext HD (using DiskUtil if Mac or using TransMac if on XP, see Lenovo IdeaPad S Series Forum • View topic - NEW 3/2010! Install Snow Leopard - All Windows, All USB, MBR) and do the relevant stuff from whatever guide you are following (OS X vs on an XP machine etc).
However, if you have a bootable DVD image on your HD, and it "runs" (ie: you can get to DiskUtil in the Utilities menu on the "installation DVD") then you should be able to repartition your HD (GUID scheme in options etc) and install 10.6.0. Whether you then need to run NetBookInstaller to "fix up" your internal HD, before you try to boot the internal HD, to make it capable of booting OSX sort of depends on what you've got on/how you prepared the DVD image on the ext HD.
Note: Suggest to not use latest NetBook 0.8.4, as it got some bugs. Stick to the 0.8.3 version for now.
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