Boot-132 and OS X installer on Hard Drive

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  1. LeoTheLion89 macrumors 6502

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    i want to use Boot-132 to install snow Leopard on my compaq laptop or Leopard atleast. i have a Retail Mac OS X dmg installed to a 17GB HDD i install on my eMac via USB however boot 132 only says how to boot from a retail DVD how can i use it to boot from a flash drive installer instead of a DVD based one? also will Leopard ktexts work on Snow Leopard?
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

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    This forum doesn't really do much with Hackintoshes. You'll get much better help over at InsanelyMac, I believe (others will likely chime in with other forums). This community just doesn't really have the base of knowledge that they do for these types of things.

    jW
     
  3. LeoTheLion89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    InsanelyMac dont have this info ive searched it and google nothing
     
  4. gumblecosby macrumors 6502

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    easiest way for me would be


    -restore the snow leopard DVD to a 8gb partition on the external usb

    -install modUSB.pkg to this partition using your mac (careful not to select your macs partition during installation selection). modUSB makes the install DVD you restored hack compatible and will add necessary files automatically during installation*.
    http://www.osx86.net/view/2073-nawcom_cd.html = modusb download location

    -boot from this usb drive on your laptop and install mac OS as you would on a normal mac

    *after installation some of your hardware may not have the right kexts (drivers). You will need to figure what hardware your laptop has ie, the gpu,wifi card, sound etc and see if there are existing kexts for them
     
  5. hafr macrumors 68030

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    InsanelyMac has a forum. The members on that forum has a lot more knowledge and would be more likely to be able to answer your questions. I think that's what he meant.
     
  6. LeoTheLion89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i know what he meant. I have a InsanelyMac account but i have posted on those forums with no replies to my questions i have also searched the InsanelyMac Forums and Google for this question with no answers
     
  7. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Oh, okay. Sorry for pointing out the obvious then :)

    Personally, I haven't been able to use my Leopard kext's in Snow Leopard, got kernel panic during boot so I rolled back. But then again, I never tried them one by one so there is always the possibility that only one of them, or a mix of some, caused the panic.

    About booting from a USB, do you mean how you'd get your USB to "look like" the SL DVD, or how to activate USB boot on the computer?
     
  8. LeoTheLion89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i know all my hardware i have a OSx86 Driver package with Ktexts to pretty much all hardware everything my laptop has is in the driver package however i have no been successful on installing Snow Leopard on my laptop i get KP upon reboot nomatter what configurations i use so i have no clue of my Driver package works on Snow. i have the Hazard Snow distro and that disc has none of the ktexts for my laptop at all. Plus my laptop is only packing a 1.60GHZ Celeron M 450 CPU Single Core and no Intel mac has that slow of processor and upon reading unless i have a Core Solo or better CPU there is no way boot -132 will work without modifying the Vanilla Kernel

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    no im saying i dont have Leopard or snow Leopard on DVDs i have them as DMGs and i have retail leopard installed via restore tab on a external Hard Drive and instead of getting boot-132 to look for the DVD i want it to boot the Hard Drive instead
     
  9. hafr macrumors 68030

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    I'm not completely sure I understand you correctly, but I always use Chameleon when booting hackintoshes. Try installing it on your external hard drive via the installer. You might need to manually move the boot file to the root of the drive if it doesn't work.

    Installer: http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/02/chameleon-rc5-prerelease-installer.html
    Files in case the installer doesn't work: http://chameleon.osx86.hu/
     
  10. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    If it's a retail Leopard (10.5) install you have on the HDD, then you can't install that on an Intel machine. The retail Leopard discs only had PPC code.

    Intel builds of Leopard were only available as machine-specific restore discs shipped with the first round of Intel Macs. You need to use the Snow Leopard (10.6) installer.
     
  11. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Not true. The Leopard retail disks were dual binary. The machine specific were Intel only. I built hackintoshes with my retails disks of Leopard and Leopard Server.
     
  12. Mal macrumors 603

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    You're thinking of Tiger, which never shipped an Intel-compatible retail disk. Leopard was Intel-compatible from the beginning, even on the retail disks, because it came out after the switch to Intel had begun.

    jW
     
  13. LeoTheLion89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    how is there patched Tiger Distros for OSx86 if there was never intel based retail discs?
     
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    They're based on "grey disk" copies of the OS, which are only licensed for use on the hardware that they were bundled with.
     
  15. LeoTheLion89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    then how can they get it past the "hardware specific" limitation?
     
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    I don't know how they do it. In any case you should use a retail DVD, not a modified pirated image.
     
  17. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Damn I feel like a tool now...
    :eek:
     
  18. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Did Chameleon do the trick, could you boot from the external HDD?
     
  19. LeoTheLion89 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    didnt try it i just reinstalled iDeneb 1.6
     
  20. gumblecosby macrumors 6502

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    If I was in your scenario starting out I would

    1.use disk utility on your emac to restore the snow leopard install dmg to the external usb drive

    2. Still on your emac, install modusb to the external drive to patch the usb install image (it installs chameleon, adds a legacy kernel for old cpus, adds a few baseline kexts such as fakesmc and a power management disabler )

    3. Plug usb drive into the laptop and boot from it

    4. enter "-v" without quotes at the chameleon boot screen to boot in verbose mode

    5. it should boot the installer. If not, then you can see what is causing a problem thanks to verbose mode

    Im suggesting this method because your emac is PPC and cannot run the snow leopard installer.
     

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