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    Well, first of all, forgive me for being a little new to the concept of Hackintoshes. I uninstalled my iAtkos S3 OSX86 installation from my laptop when I was attempting to free some hard drive space, and I would like to reinstall the OS, to see if I can finally find a method of connecting to the internet with it. However, I am not sure what partition I should be installing on. I cannot remember the drive I installed iAtkos S3 on initially, and I'm hoping that you may know what I should do in this situation. Below are the drives and some brief information:

    disk0s1: 9.44GB free. Unmounted, unformatted, with no support for journaling. It is designated as Disk 0, Partition 1, and has an IODeviceTree, whatever that is.
    My Thoughts: I'm assuming that this drive is needed for the start-up of my machine or something, seeing as I have never seen it before, and it doesn't appear to be visible in my Windows 7 'Computer' option.

    disk0s2: Also identified as 'Untitled'. It doesn't seem to have any real information on it, and is an NTFS drive, with an IODeviceTree again. I don't know what to think about this particular drive.

    disk0s3: Also identified as 'Data'. This drive appears in my Windows partition, and if I am not mistaken I partitioned it to install OSX86 in the past. This would likely be the drive that I would be using for this situation, but I was also thinking of the final drive.

    disk0s5: Also identified as 'Untitled 1', which is always helpful. It has a 42GB capacity, 106MB of which is in use. Had I taken the gamble I'd probably have installed to either this drive or disk0s3.

    So, does anyone know if my gamble would have paid off? If not, what do you recommend I do? I miss Apple's OS, and I'd like to avoid paying the 'Apple price-tag', as I call it. Thanks for any advice, tips, or help!



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    Whichever partition that you like, as long as it's primary to save you trouble from dual booting, etc.
    Your partition scheme is questionable, as there should also be a 100 MB partition named System Reversed for Windows7.

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    Unfortunately, I believe that my partition scheme is a little messed up. OSX86 probably won't be my main OS, so I'd like to have it on a drive where Windows 7 isn't present. To my knowledge, disk0s5 is probably the System Reversed drive, seeing as it's near the 100MB mark. Any further advice man? Thanks for what you told me so far though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by D A R K S 7 A R View Post
    Unfortunately, I believe that my partition scheme is a little messed up. OSX86 probably won't be my main OS, so I'd like to have it on a drive where Windows 7 isn't present. To my knowledge, disk0s5 is probably the System Reversed drive, seeing as it's near the 100MB mark. Any further advice man? Thanks for what you told me so far though!
    If you can install OSX on a different drive then it's better for dual booting, just make sure it's primary partition type for Chameleon to boot.
    If you had installed win7 on that drive, then mostly the first 2 partitions are windows.

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    Is there any drive in particular from the ones I have listed which I should be installing onto? I don't want to make any moves until I am absolutely certain that I am making the correct one, as I don't want to risk causing any damage to my PC. I'm nervous about doing something wrong, and I'm excited at the prospect of being able to run OSX86 again soon.

    Just wondering though, what bootloader should I be using? I used Chameleon RC4 the first time I installed - are there any better, or is RC4 the best of its kind?


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    Sorry for the bump again, but could I get some more responses here? I'm still not certain what to do, and I am afraid of damaging my machine or my Windows installation.

 

 

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