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    One of the advantages of Snow Leopard OS (MacOS) is that it can be install on a flash drive, Hard drive, Portable hard drive etc. As long as the device has enough capacity. In the other hand, you can't install windows OS other place than a Hard drive. Some people don't have enough capacity in their hard drive and this installation will give them a different choice. The same technique can be use to install it into a Flash drive and others devices.

    You can load the OS by just plugging the Portable hard drive into the Computer USB port and loading it with a bootloader program. I used Rebel EFI to install and to load it.

    Just follow the instructions below:

    Things You Will Need to install Snow Leopard in a PC.

    Blank CD or DVD
    Retail copy of Snow Leopard DVD
    Internet Connection
    Rebel EFI or bootloader program Compatible with your Computer
    Portable Hard drive. (I used WD Elements 500 GB, USB 2.0)


    NOTE: Rebel EFI only supports SATA Optical Drives. The use of an IDE drive may prevent the computer from reading the Rebel EFI CD.

    First you will need is the Bootloader program. You can download it and after Burn The .iso with a Burn Disc Image software like Nero, DVD rip and burn, Roxio, Magicdisc, etc.

    Start your computer and insert Rebel EFI disc. Remember to plugging your Portable Hard drive into your USB port.

    as soon as you PC Boots select "Boots options" in there select "CDROM" and just follow the prompt.

    "Attempting to eject CDROM" Window will show.When prompted, Eject the CD.

    Next: "Please insect Mac OS x DVD".

    "Please wait while the installation is initialized". Next step:

    Select Main Language, after that Click "Continue", if you want to continue with the installation of Snow Leopard.

    Next step: Click Agree, if you agree.

    after that Select the hard drive that you want to install Snow Leopard on.






    At this point you will need to Format your portable hard drive. Click on Utilities on the tool bar, then select Disk Utilities.
    On the left you should see your hard drive.
    If not, a disk is not connected or cannot be read by your computer.
    After selecting your hard drive click on Partition.
    Under Volume Scheme, click current and select 1 partition.
    Under Volume Information, name your hard drive.
    Format: Free Space
    Click Apply
    Click Partition
    After selecting your hard drive click on Partition.
    Under Volume Scheme, click current and select 1 partition.
    Under Volume Information, name your hard drive.
    Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    At the bottom of the window Click on the Options Button.
    Select the GUID Partition Table
    Click OK
    Click Apply
    Click Partition
    Quit Disk Utilities.

    After that Select your Portable hard drive, click on "Install".

    When installation is completed restart your PC. Don't worry if you see a "Installation Failed" after the installation finished. Just restart your PC. That will not interfere with the installation of the software.
    When you PC restarts make sure to select "CDROM" from the boot options.

    Once CD loads you will see your computer Hard drive, your Potable hard drive, and the Rebel EFI CD.

    -Use the arrow keys to highlight the Portable Hard Drive.
    -Press Enter to boot the drive.
    -Follow the on-screen authentication procedure. (Welcome Screen)

    after that Select: Your keyboard, then Select, Do not transfer my information now, then If, you have an Apple ID enter it now.

    next window:Enter your Registration Information.

    Next: Select if you want to try MobileMe Free.

    Next: select your region

    and That's it....Finish!

    The last thing you will need to do is to install the kext/driver compatible with your hardware.
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    Question Installing snow leopard

    Question, After finished installing SL on the portable device…Should I install the rebel EFI program? or I just use it just to boot up my system? I'm not sure what to do.

    Any help I'll appreciated!

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    Default Rebel EFI

    There's no need to install the program after the installation. After burning "Rebel EFI" into a CD just use it to startup your system. Remember that you can eject the CD once the Icons with Snow Leopard OS (and Windows 7 if you have Dual boots) appears in the main menu.
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    Thank you for your post Extraspeed.
    I have a question for you.
    In order to prompt the Menu where you get the two options for Mac and Windows , do we always need to use the cdrom with the Rebel EFI iso or is it just for one time?

    Thanks for your time.

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    Arrow Rebel EFI CD

    Quote Originally Posted by Nailen View Post
    Thank you for your post Extraspeed.
    I have a question for you.
    In order to prompt the Menu where you get the two options for Mac and Windows , do we always need to use the cdrom with the Rebel EFI iso or is it just for one time?

    Thanks for your time.
    My pleasure to help a fellow hackintosher!

    Unfortunate you'll need to load The operating system from the cdrom all the time. Once the prompt appears on your screen you can eject the Rebel EFI CD right away . You will only need the Rebel EFI CD to boot up your system.
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    ok so you need the efi bootloader cd to boot sl after you instal it. hypotheticaly could you take your hardrive (not sure which one) and make a new partition and decompresse the iso onto it, you SHOULD be able to boot off of it, correct? this would eliminate the requirement of the cd every time you boot

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    Xmm...I see..
    Let me specify things a little. I have a laptop tha already has a dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. So if I do install Snow Leopard, if I dont insert the cd with the Rebel EFI will I still be able to access Windows 7 or Ubuntu? Will there be any problem? How about creating an image disk and loading there the Rebel EFI iso? Will that work?

    Sorry for all these questions but I am very new to all these..

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    Quote Originally Posted by aadcrasher View Post
    ok so you need the efi bootloader cd to boot sl after you instal it. hypotheticaly could you take your hardrive (not sure which one) and make a new partition and decompresse the iso onto it, you SHOULD be able to boot off of it, correct? this would eliminate the requirement of the cd every time you boot
    that's correct....I did that with my portable hard drive and I boot it up from USB Devices instead of cdrom, So, I set it up that way from the boots option and I don't have to use the cdrom but for some reason I haven't be able to do the same operation with a Internal Hard drive. I guess I have't try hard enough, doing others projects instead...LOL

    Try it and let me know if this work for you..!
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    hi extraspeed, i´m having some trouble witrh the installation and i was wondering if you could help me. I already had a Snow Leo 10.6.0 installed on this portable USB hard drive of mine. But i could not get my video caadr to work, so i bought a ATI HD 4770. I was recommended to reinstall it. i used all of your recomendations and folleowed tjis tutorial, but everytime i tried to install it crashes, passed about 10 minutes the begining of it. It "Failed", it says that could not copy some instalations files, and once i boot it again witht EFI it doesn´t recognize as it has been installed. what could possibly be wrong?

    tks in advance!

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    I'll try my best...but first tell me what is your system config? If the installation is failing is because of hardware incompatibility (In most cases).
    Rebel EFI only supports SATA Optical Drives. The use of an IDE drive may prevent the computer from reading the Rebel EFI CD.

    Also when you're installing Snow Leopard OS with rebel EFI you must check your Bios setting. Make sure it set up AHCI in your Bios.

    1. Boot the computer into the BIOS settings.
    **Note:: keystrokes vary by manufacturer**
    2. Under the Advanced BIOS Features menu, set:
    o HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability [Enabled]
    o CPU Enhanced Halt [Disabled]
    o CPU Thermal Monitor [Disabled]
    o CPU EIST Function [Disabled]
    3. Under the Integrated Pereprhals menu, set:
    o USB Keyboard Function [Enabled]
    o USB Mouse Function [Enabled]
    o SATA RAID/AHCI Mode [AHCI]
    o Onboard SATA/IDE Device [AHCI]
    4. Under the Power Management Setup menu, set:
    o HPET Mode [64-bit Mode]
    5. Save changes.
    6. Exit BIOS Settings.


    It takes about 30 minutes (In most PCs) to install Snow Leopard OS and after that it should say "Installation Failed" (Due to the nature of BIOS to EFI emulation technology, some systems will experience an error near the end of the Mac OS X software installation process. This error is due to the OS failing to set the EFI boot volume and may result in "startup disk" related error messages near the end of the process. For generic Intel PC's THIS ERROR IS COMPLETELY COSMETIC just restart the computer after that)

    what was the problem with your video card?

    As you well know it can be frustrated dealing with hackintosh computers, Just have little Patience and Don't give up! there is always a workaround for everything!
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