[This post was posted by Mayur Mazumdar]
GUIDE TO INSTALL SNOW LEOPARD[10.6.1] ON A PC USING IATKOS V7 [DUAL BOOT WITH WINDOWS ]
HACKED COPY OF SNOW LEOPARD -
EASYBCD —GOOGLE IT !
If you already use windows, use the computer management panel to create a new partition for Leopard, be sure it´s PRIMARY partition, you can format it as NTFS, later you will reformat to mac filesystem…
PREPARATION FOR THE BOOTING OF SNOW LEOPARD -
BIOS SETUP –
On the cpu and power options (not all bios have this options):
Disable bit: ENABLED
virtualization: DISABLED or ENABLED, try it.
Hyperthreading: DISABLED or ENABLED (Just I7 processors can try enabled.)
On the power options:
HPET: ENABLED (if avaliable).
ACPI 2.0: ENABLED
If you have Sata disk, always try first setting the controller on bios as ENHANCED or AHCI, if it doesnt work, try LEGACY or NATIVE.
If you have IDE disks, place the dvd reader and the hard disk on the same cable, set the dvd jumper as MASTER and the Hard disk jumper as SLAVE.
Well… lets go to boot the DVD…
- Set CD/DVD device as first device from your bios boot order or press F12(for most motherboards) at start to see boot order list.
[ VERY IMPORTANT ]
WHILE U Boot with the dvd, when you see the boot prompt of iatkos, press F8, then write this:
[ THE ABOVE STEP IS VERY IMPORTANT ]
The DVD start default with the kernel Voodoo 9.5
If you have troubles booting even using the kernels, then add this flag on boot:
cpus=1 and select DSDT patch on DVD
If you still can´t boot the dvd, then you may suffer a “bad bios” problem…
Well, let´s suppose your dvd boot as normally it does.
WHEN THE DVD BOOTS UP SUCCESSFULLY
U WILL NOW HAVE TO CREATE A PARTITION FOR SNOW LEOPARD
Well, this is supposed the normal thing.
You will see the welcome screen, click next.
Now look on the upper part of the screen , there is a menu, go to utilities, select “disk utilities”
Now the disk utilities will open…. if you have any important information on your disk, please, save it before try any thing from now on… you are adviced, take care as this utility can erase ALL the contents of your disk.
If you have already created a partition for your SnowLeopard and you have windows installed, you are using MBR partition scheme, just selet your SnowLeopard partition, go to erase tab, select Mac os journaled [VERY IMP] as format filesystem and press apply. Close the window when finished and jump over the next install window.
If your disk is empty, then is a good moment to do the things in a nice way.
Go to the partition tab, select how many partitions you want, put a name without spaces and select Mac os journaled as filesystem.
Look for the options button, click it and then select GUID partition scheme.
I suggest you the first partition for SnowLeopard (Mac os journaled), Second for storage (MSDOS Fat) and a windows partition (MSDOS fat).[ TO SHARE FILES B/W WINDOWS AND MAC.. AS NTFS DONT WORK ]
Once you are done, click on apply, when finish, close the window and jump to the next window.
Now select the disk you have format for MAC, click continue, you will see the Readme, read a little and click continue, now you will arrive to a window where is the CUSTOMIZE button, click it to get the install options.
In the utilities menu you will find also the bootloaders install, so you can install them onto a Raid system or a USB disk where you restored the install DVD.
AS U CLICK CUSTOMISE..
U WILL ARRIVE IN A WINDOW WHERE U HAVE TO CLICK ALL THE NECESSARY DRIVERS IN ORDER TO EXPERIENCE PROPER FUNCTIONING OF YOUR MAC.. [VERY IMP]
Ok, now click next, the dvd will begin to auto test (u can skip it if u wish ) , when it finish, will install, there has been some issues about install failing on the process, if it´s your problem too, please move your mouse every two/three minutes to keep the system asleep till the install finish…
If on the first restart you have a blinking cursor, or operating system not found or hfs error, this means the bootloader has get trouble installing, please, use then the chameleon or Xiezhy bootloader installers located on utilities menu on DVD installer.
( BOOT UP WID UR SNOWLEOPARD DVD AND MOVE TO CUSTOMIZE TAB AND SELECT )
THT FINISHES UP UR SNOW LEOPARD INSTALL …
NOW IS THE HARD PART ..
FOR DUAL BOOTING IT .. [ FOLLOW CAREFULLY ]
WINDOWS XP : after install SnowLeopard, boot your windows xp disk, format the partition for windows a s ntfs and install it, it may tell you somthing about make the partition active and blablabla, say yes, after finish, install EASYBCD for xp and add a osx entry on the boot editor, create it as “generic x86″, save changes.
AND UR DONE ..!!
For WINDOWS VISTA / SEVEN :
If you had installed windows vista on the first partition before install SnowLeopard:
Use vista dvd, boot the dvd, go to repair my computer, then click next, go to command prompt and write this [ THIS IS VERY IMP ]
select disk 0
select partition 1
If you installed vista AFTER Leopard, then you have to install EASYBCD for windows vista and do the same as XP, add a entry for OSX as generic x86, save changes.
AND UR DONE !!