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    Default Vaio Laptop install - osX doesn't see HDD

    Hey,

    i've got Sony Vaio FW140E\H
    Config:

    - Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz, (x86, x86-64, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3)
    - Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family (256 Mb)
    - Intel GMA 4500MHD Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0
    - Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
    - HDD Serial ATA-150

    when trying to install Leo4All from DVD - it shows the installation screen, goes thru all the licenses\agreements and then when i have to pick on which drive i want osX to be installed - it shows nothing in the list.
    I have C (primary drive with XP installed), D (storage drive just for my files), and F (for Mac installation). I tried formatting it in FAT32, leaving it without File System defined but it returns same result: no disks in the list.

    i had similar problem when installing XP - the HDD couldn't be recognized so i had to download the driver for it and put it in the XP installation CD.

    Please, help me out with this since i am crazy about getting osX installed to my Vaio!

    thanks in advance!



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    Did you format the Partition as Extended Journaled? No?

    Use Disk Utility from the Utilities menu. In Disk Utility, Select your Partition, and format you should choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled). After partitioning, quit Disk Utility to return to the Leopard Installer, now you should be able to see your Destination Disk
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    where can i find this Disk Utilities thing? is this some program that runs on the Windows? Or is this standard Windows Disk Utility that goes with XP?
    I tried changing partition type with Acronis Disk Director. But this didn't work out - it doesn't give the option to format in Mac OS X file system. It has only NTFS, FAT32, FAT16, Ext2, Ext3, ReiserFS, Linux SWAP.

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    Man... boot into the installation, then follow what I said

    Use Disk Utility from the Utilities menu. In Disk Utility, Select your Partition, and format you should choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled). After partitioning, quit Disk Utility to return to the Leopard Installer, now you should be able to see your Destination Disk
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    oopsy, sorry man
    I tried that and my HDD is visible there. Having troubles now with formatting it to MacOS FS.

    Will try to delete the partition from Windows and create it again in the installer from the unallocated space.


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    You have to make an active partition, so you can make from windows using any program, it doesnt matter what format, FAT32, NTFS, just make it active, or you can make an Active RAW Partition, which is a partition without format but it has a letter, try that and report back
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    make it active? i thought that active partition is the one that my OS is on. Will this damage the OS that i already have on my laptop?
    i want to have both - my current os and new macOs together on the comp. What do i do in order to have that?

    i tried making FAT32 primary partition. Disk Utility sees it, and when i try to format (Clean???) it and use MacOS Extended Journaled format - it starts preparing partition, then mounting it and then sends me back to the screen that i had before + renames the partition as disk03 or smth like that. But the partition remains the same FAT32 format.

    I was thinking - maybe this is the problem with partition location - since it shows new partition as 2nd in the list (out of 3 that i have):

    main (with Windows)
    mac (the one i want to install macos to)
    archives (with all my working files).

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    Thats odd, theres a way to force the system to format the partition its kinda rude, if you wanna try go to the advance button and add zeros to the partition, it will take like 20min for 100gb partition, eh lets say that you installed OSX, it will screw your windows bootloader, to repair it just insert your XP/Vista disc to repair the bootloader, it takes like 5 secs, then boot into windows to set your dual boot, check the dual boot tutorial or google for a guide, there lots of them even on youtube, good luck man
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    ok, i tried making it an active partition but the problem remained the same.

    Also, i tried downloading couple of MacOS hackintosh installation DVDs. And here is the result:

    - two of them still don't see my hard drive on the "select drive to install MacOS to" screen. Thou it is visible in the Disk Utility (same problem with Erasing).
    - another one is Kalyway_10.5.2_DVD_Intel_Amd - it finally showed my partitions on the "Select drive to install" screen. I picked my FAT32 drive and it started installing. but on the halfway it showed an error "You can't install MacOS on this computer". In the installation logs i found the problem:

    pkg Extraxtor exited with error 1 while processing package '/system/Installation/Packages/BaseSystem.pkg'



    My thoughts so far: i think first two installation DVDs didn't have NTFS driver so they wouldn't see the drive (i have SATA laptop drive - maybe this influences somehow).
    Kalyway DVD had it and so it showed my HDD ok and started installing. But BaseSystem.pkg seems to be corrupted so that's why it wouldn't install as well.

 

 

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