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    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to the forums and the Mac on PC scene. If I have post this in the wrong spot, please forgive me.

    I really love the interface and stability of Leopard, but I cannot do work without the variety of programs on Vista, so I want to, if possible, make a DUAL BOOT on my PC.

    Here are some of my questions and concerns about this procedure:

    1) If I want to remove Leopard for some reason, and go back to the single boot, CAN I?

    2) If Leopard fails to install, will my Vista be affected? Will the system be restored to the state as before the attempted Leopard installation? Meaning, is there a failsafe or reverse method?

    3) Will these Specs work for Leopard installation? If so can someone please LINK or DIRECT me to the correct tutorial?

    OS: Vista SP1

    *NOTE: My computer is a off-the-shelf HP Media Center Desktop.

    Computer Model: M8125x HP Pavilion Media Center TV PC, SEE THE COMPUTER HERE

    Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4ghz
    RAM: 2gb
    Hardrive: Single HDD 360gb

    MotherBoard: Asus
    MotherB.Model: Basswood3g
    Chipset: Intel P965/G965
    BIOS: Phoenix Technologies 5.09

    Graphics Card:
    Nvidia 7350LE (very basic vid card, hopefully this is enough. my most concern is here because it might not be powerful enough)
    Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio


    Again, I'm a total noobie to this, so clear and detailed explanations are appreciated.

    Thank you for listening, I will be awaiting replies.
    Last edited by CanuckCanadian; 11-07-2008 at 02:27 AM.



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    Hiya there, lets try...

    1. yes

    2. no

    3. Follow my tutorial, skip the MOD BIOS part, good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by icchansan View Post
    Hiya there, lets try...

    1. yes

    2. no

    3. Follow my tutorial, skip the MOD BIOS part, good luck
    Wow thank you for the quick reply.

    So my system specs are okay? Because my SPECs are much different than those on your tutorial about the Pavilion Elite. I just want to make sure because I've done a lot of research and my SPECs are never used by any other successful HackMacs. I checked HCL wiki and forums.

    I'm kind of hesitant because I don't want to have to go through a long restoration process. If there is a retoration process, reverting to single vista boot. Can you please tell me how to find it.

    Once again, thank you for the prompt reply.
    Last edited by CanuckCanadian; 11-07-2008 at 02:20 AM.

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    Yeh it will work, but you have to make a partition or try with another HDD, then your vista wont be affected.

    Just skip the BIOS MOD Part, just check this in your BIOS:

    - Restart your computer and go to the BIOS
    - Go to Advanced Tab, set your SATA1 Controller Mode to AHCI Mode
    - Now go to the Power Tab and Enable the processor's XD Features, Saven and Exit.
    There screenshots in the tutorial, hope your BIOS is similar
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    Quote Originally Posted by icchansan View Post
    Yeh it will work, but you have to make a partition or try with another HDD, then your vista wont be affected.

    Just skip the BIOS MOD Part, just check this in your BIOS:



    There screenshots in the tutorial, hope your BIOS is similar

    Skip it? Is it because of my SPECs that you're telling me to skip it? Because it seems that everyone else has to mod their BIOS. Except me :-)

    Edit,
    Some additional questions:

    How much space should I partition my hard drive to be? I read through your posts on the tutorial, what is all that about Darwin? Should I use it if I want dual boot? I'm honestly a bit confused. Much help is needed.

    Thx
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    LOL! you can MOD the BIOS if you want to, but you have to MOD your own, I'm just sharing 2 BIOS, one for IPIBL-LB and another one for IPIBL-LA, your mobo its different so... so skip that part

    If you dont get the installation type in darwin: cpus=1 -v to get one core working

    You'll need like 20/40gb at least, darwin will appear when you boot into the DVD, to dual boot you can use easyBCD
    Last edited by icchansan; 11-07-2008 at 03:42 AM.
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    Unhappy Where do you get the Lan/Audio/Video Drivers?

    Hi CanuckCanadian & Icchansan,

    I have the exact same HP m8125x computer and I have been abled to install the OS X only by deleting the Recovery partition on the maind hard disk. Leopard installed OK, but I am missing the LAN/Video and Audio drivers. I bought a D-Link DUB-E100 USB to ethernet adapter and it works perfectly. I did a system update and it screwed up the entire install. It would not boot up and it would be stuck in a loop asking to restart the computer whenever it first tries to start OS X.

    Please help me if you've got your system to work.

    Thanks in advance.

    Litesabre

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    Whats your video? audio chipset and lan chipset?

    about the update check this: Update you can also read the sticky
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