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I am wanting to install Snow Leopard onto my Dell 1525 laptop. However, I ...
Windows 7 and Snow Leopard (Dell 1525)
I am wanting to install Snow Leopard onto my Dell 1525 laptop. However, I also want it to 'dual boot' with Windows 7 which is already installed. I do not want to format this as it fully set up with my files and software...
I would also like it so that when I boot my laptop it automatically loads up windows 7 unless I press a button (e.g. F10...). The reason for this is that I will mostly be using windows.
So overall, this is what I am in need of (in priority order!);
1) A good, and rather simple guide on installing snow leopard on a partition on my hard drive without effecting any other partitions.
2) A way of making my laptop auto-boot into windows unless I tell it otherwise.
3) Also a small explanation of what 'kext' is/are.
4) Finally an explanation of what 'chameleon' is.
I could answer a couple of your questions, but not all of them as I'm still trying to find them out myself
heres what I can answer:
1 - chamelon is a bootloader that boots the Mac OS X retail DVD on a windows PC, without a bootloader this would not work. Chamelon isnt the only bootloader. There are also other bootloaders like Snowboot, boot-132, etc.
2 - kexts are drivers on mac; and work just like drivers on windows except not with the .exe or .dll format windows has.
Hope I helped
1) I dont think it's possible to install Snow Leopard without formatting, Because your HDD needs to be formatted to Mac OS x Journeld, Not just the Partition. ( I think anyway )
Originally Posted by dannyluked
2) If you do get past and install snow leopard, Go on Windows and Download Easy BCD. Im sure you can find a tut for changing what boots up first easy enough.
3) Kext is like a driver for Windows, but Mac OS x Version.
4) Chameleon is a bootloader that allows you to boot up Mac OS x on a Non Apple PC. ( Full explanation - Google Search )
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