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    Hi,
    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.

    Thank you



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    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
    -Tyler J

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyluked View Post
    Hi,
    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.

    Thank you
    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 )

    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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