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    Default SL 10.6 with opensuse + vista (triple boot question)

    Hi All,

    I have a Acer laptop 5738G with opensuse 11.1 + vista already installed. I have another 30 GB partition free which I wish to install SL (OS X 10.6).

    Is it possible to install SL over other OS's (opensuse + vista) existing on the HDD ? If yes, please point me to a link/steps which would take me thru the installation procedure. If NO and I would need reformat the HDD from the scratch, what should be the sequence for OS's installation ? Kindly note that, my work requirements need all the OS's on the laptop.

    Also if anyone already experimented with Acer 5738G (specs - Acer Aspire 5738G – Price,Specs) with SL, please provide me a link/details how to go about it.

    Greatly appreceiate any suggestions or help!

    Thanks in advance!
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    Yes, it would not be too hard. There are plenty of guides for multiple booting.

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    Thanks for the reply!

    but should I do an install over a fresh HDD or can I install it over my existing partition ?

    Please help! I am newbie to this now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by askb View Post
    Thanks for the reply!

    but should I do an install over a fresh HDD or can I install it over my existing partition ?

    Please help! I am newbie to this now!
    You don't have to install it over a fresh hdd. It could be installed to your partition if you partition/format it correctly for the multiple boot chain of boot loaders. But like any os installation, backup all your important files/docs just in case something goes wrong with MBR/boot system. There is chance you can not boot back to your other OS's.

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    Thanks for the reply ratvn!

    I am a little confused after reading diff post on triple install, where it was recommended to install in the order -> 1. MAC OS 2. Win32/64 3. Linux. Now that you have clarified, I am planning to do the install some time tomorrow.


    Following is the fdisk details of my HDD:

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 1275 10240000 27 Unknown
    /dev/sda2 1275 6491 41897933+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda3 * 6492 10407 31455270 83 Linux
    /dev/sda4 10408 38913 228974445 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5 10408 14323 31455238+ b W95 FAT32 -> replace with MAC SL 10.6
    /dev/sda6 14324 27377 104856223+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda7 27378 27899 4192933+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda8 27900 38913 88468480 7 HPFS/NTFS

    Above I am planning to replace sda5 with SL 10.6. Is this ok or should it be the first primary partition ?

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by askb; 06-14-2010 at 03:38 PM.


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    The reason they recommend for that order is so it would be easier to manage the boot chain, just as my post earlier.
    Your original post was about windows Vista, Linux and OSX and that total number of partitions won't be of any problem, but win7 is different. MBR rule, there can only be 3 primary with one extended partitions.

    Maybe you have some other boot utility/method that you plan to use, the hard disk partition scheme you have there won't work, or should I say it would be very difficult to manage.

    Review some of the tutorials for partition/bootloader requirements to see how you should arrange it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    Maybe you have some other boot utility/method that you plan to use, the hard disk partition scheme you have there won't work, or should I say it would be very difficult to manage.

    Review some of the tutorials for partition/bootloader requirements to see how you should arrange it.
    Can you let me know why my HDD partitioning would not be good to work ?

    Which boot loader should I be using for all the 3 OS's ?

    Still little confused with it. Can you point me any links/tutorial to bootloader/partitioning specific to all the 3 OS's ?

    Really appreciate your help!

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hi All,

    I some how managed to installed SL 10.6 using iBoot + Retail DVD. But now i am totally new to SL/OSx.

    Now the network / wifi / usb interface does not seem to work. I need to install some kext to get some basic stuff working. I have downloaded these on another winxp box and moved this into USB disk.

    However, SL has on HFS and does not mount the USB drive which is FAT32 type. Now it is a challenge to move the kext's into my system before installing them. Can you please give me some suggestions what I could do ?

    Also, after copying the kext's file onto my SL system, what cmd/utility/application should i use to install the kext's ? Please help!

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by askb View Post
    Hi All,

    I some how managed to installed SL 10.6 using iBoot + Retail DVD. But now i am totally new to SL/OSx.

    However, SL has on HFS and does not mount the USB drive which is FAT32 type. Now it is a challenge to move the kext's into my system before installing them.

    Also, after copying the kext's file onto my SL system, what cmd/utility/application should i use to install the kext's ? Please help!

    Thanks in advance.
    Your SL should read/write FAT32 without any problem, and it could read NTFS as well. Maybe something missing in the installation process.

    You could use CD/DVD-RW if other methods did not work, if you want to!

    Also use kext helper b7 for kext installation.

    You need to clear kext cache, delete Extensions.mkext, and repair permission after kext installation, every time.

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    Hi Ratvn,

    One of the USB ports were not working, how ever, I was able use macdrive and copy the required files from vista.

    How can I setup the my network card / wifi ? This seems to be the most essential thing for me as having an OS and no networking as good as being in prison for me
    Here are the details of my network card / wifi card:

    Wifi -> Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100/5300
    ethernet -> Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet

    As previously mentioned, I need to have Vista + SL 10.6 + linux (opensuse 11.1). What I did was cloned the partitions on Vista and opensuse onto my new 500 GB HDD using the dd cmd. And tried installing the rEFIt in my MacOS box. Although, I rebooted it several times (as per the requirement of rEFIt) the boot menu never shows up. So mostly been using Empire EFI boot disk to booting into my box every time ? Can you please provide any suggestions for this ? Is there are way to convert GUID partition trye to MBR ? My DVD does not allow to select the MBR option and proceed with the installtion ?

    Another thing, I observed is that I am not able to create a extended partition because MacOS installation takes up 2 root partitions (200 MB GTP partition + 40 GB MacOS + Vista + Linux partition .... no space for Extended partition). Is there any way I could remove the GTP partition ?

    Please help! Greatly appreciate any suggestions / pointers / links.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by askb; 06-21-2010 at 10:17 AM.


 

 
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