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7 / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Dual-boot Install Guide

By the request of some users, I am going to make a detailed Windows 7/Mac OS X Lion dual-boot install guide. Requirements: 1) Legal copy of any Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit) burned on DVD a. Preferably 64-bit Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate 2) Download Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 a. Dependent on whether you are installing 64-bit vs. 32-bit will change which Service Pack you download. The link can be found here for 64- bit and here for 32-bit 3) Legal copy of a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion .dmg/.iso a. You can purchase Lion on the Mac App Store 4) Download a copy of the Mac OS X 10.7.1 Update Installer here and the Java Installer here 5) An 8 GB USB Flash Drive formatted with a GUID Partition Table 6) A blank CD-R 7) A USB/PS2 keyboard and USB/PS2 mouse 8) A computer running any version of Mac with a CD/DVD burner a. This is so you can make a USB installer 9) A hard drive with at least 40 GB a. Preferably a solid state drive with 60 GB or more 10)A laptop or desktop that has all the components compatible with Lion a. This can be found by browsing the pages of OSx86 Project Hardware Compatibility List b. If you have one part that is incompatible, then the whole Lion installation cant be done c. NOTE: If you want one that will definitely be compatible, please visit my blog at http://computersclarified.blogspot.com to find my two desktop and laptop. All are success stories and are relatively inexpensive compared to their Apple counterpart. 11)Software: XMove, rBoot (desktops) / rBootLe (laptops), Multibeast 4.0.2 (or most current), DSDT Auto-patcher (Desktops), Chimera Installer a. Most of which can be found in the downloads section of http://www.tonymacx86.com (you must first register) b. To find the DSDT Auto-patcher you will need to google around for it. 12)Patience

Part ONE Lion Installation Preparation

1) On the existing Mac installation load your USB flash drive into the USB port 2) Go to Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility

3) From the pane on the left, select you USB flash drive 4) Once selected, click the Partition tab on the right side 5) From the drop-down menu select 1 Partition and then select the Options button below that. 6) From the Options menu, please fill in the circle for GUID Partition Table 7) Click Apply a. This should take a few seconds depending on the speed of the computer you are one. 8) Once the flash drive is formatted, please double click your Mac OS X 10.7 Lion installation image a. This might take a second to verify 9) Once loaded, please double click XMove 10) Click through all the warning until you see the button Change Install Location

11) Select the USB drive you just formatted 12) Once selected, click Install a. This can take up to 20 minutes depending on the speed of your computer and the quality of the USB drive 13) Once this has finished, load the Chimera installer package

14) Click through until you reach the Change Install Location and select your USB drive again. a. This should go rather quick 15) Once complete, you now have a bootable Mac OS X 10.7 Lion installer. 16) As a backup, burn the rBoot/rBootLE boot cd in-case the computer you are going to install Mac on does load the installer correctly.

Part TWO Lion Installation

1) Once you have verified that all your hardware components / laptop are compatible with Lion, then it is time for the install. 2) Dependent on your motherboard you may have access to your BIOS settings. a. If you do, change the following to if it is possible i. SATA RAID/AHCI Mode -- AHCI ii. Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode - AHCI iii. Keyboard USB Support - Enabled iv. HPET -- 64-bit b. If you dont, then you might be stuck here. Lets hope now ;) 3) Save the BIOS settings 4) Shutdown your computer 5) Load your USB drive or boot CD into the new computer a. Dependent on which one you prefer to use 6) Before anything loads, change the boot device order so that your USB drive or boot CD is first 7) Boot into the device 8) The next screen should a Chameleon/Chimera boot screen 9) Click left/right to find the Lion Installer drive 10) Type -v x minus the quotes and hit [Enter] a. This should boot you into verbose and safe mode b. This will enable you to see what is going on behind the scenes and make sure nothing goes wrong 11) Within a few minutes you should be loaded in the Lion installer. a. If not, please google around to see if there is a specific install guide for you. Hopefully there is and you can change the boot flags (i.e. v, -x, etc.) to make the installer load 12) The first thing you want to do is click Continue and in the next screen agree to the terms and conditions

13) Go to the menu bar up top and select Utilities > Disk Utility 14) In the left pane, search for the hard drive you wish to install Lion on 15) Select the drive and click the Partition tab in the right pane 16) Now from the Partition Layout drop-down menu select 2 Partitions 17) Click the Options button at the bottom of the pane and once again fill in the GUID Partition Table bubble and click Ok 18) Now you want to select the first of the two newly created partitions and once selected on the right there should be a location for Name, Format, and Size. Fill them in as follows: a. Name: Lion (or whatever you want to call your Lion installation) b. Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled) c. Size: Adjust according to what is half the size of you full hard drive. i. Example: My hard drive is 256 GB, so I typed 128 19) Now select the second of the two partitions 20) Do the same thing for this partition, except label it as follows: a. Name: Windows (or whatever you want to call your Windows installation) b. Format: MS-Dos (FAT) c. Size: Leave it as is 21) Click Apply 22) Once finished, exit Disk Utility 23) The next screen should ask you to select a disk and have a Customize button on the bottom left 24) Select the drive you labeled Lion a. If there is a small yellow exclamation point on that drive, then you probably formatted incorrectly and you need to go back to 19) 25) Before you click Install, you need to select the Customize button 26) If there is nothing in the pane then exit, but if there is, select the box for Essential Files (or something like that) and deselect everything else. 27) Click Install 28) Dependent on the speed of your com puter, this could take up to 30 minutes 29) If everything worked, then you should see this screen

30) Reboot 31) Load your USB drive or boot CD into the computer again and make sure to select it in boot options 32) In the Chameleon/Chimera bootscreen, click left/right and highlight the hard drive with Lion installed on it. 33) Type -v x and then click Enter 34) You will now test if your installation worked 35) If it did, then you are in the clear. If it didnt then you need to google hardware specific installations for your computer 36) Enter all the important user information that is required until you reach the desktop 37) Once complete, run the 10.7.1 update file. Let that run until finished, but DO NOT click Restart 38) Once complete, run the Java installer package and let it finish 39) Run DSDT Auto-patcher and select your motherboard if it exists in the catalog. a. If not, dont worry because you dont necessarily need it 40) When the auto-patcher finishes it should place a file called DSDT.aml on your desktop. DO NOT move or re-label this file 41) Open up Multibeast and click through until you see all the selectable options a. If you have a DSDT.aml on your desktop, select UserDSDT Install, Systme Utilities, all the system-specific kexts you found while in the Hardware Compatibility List of OSx86project.com, and under OSX86 Software > KextHelper b. If you dont have a DSDT.aml, select EasyBeast, System Utilities, all the system-specific kexts you found while in the Hardware Compatibility List on OSx86project.com, and under OSX86 Software > KextHelper

42) Click Continue 43) After that has finished, click the Shutdown option from the Apple drop-down menu on the top left of your desktop 44) Remove the USB drive or boot CD 45) Boot up 46) In the Chameleon/Chimera boot screen click left/right until you hightlight your Lion drive 47) Type -v and then click Enter 48) If your system boots up, then you have just successfully installed Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to your computer. 49) Shutdown and lets begin the Windows installation

Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Dual-boot Install Guide Part 2

By the request of some users, I am going to make a detailed Windows 7/Mac OS X Lion dual-boot install guide. Requirements: 1) Legal copy of any Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit) burned on DVD a. Preferably 64-bit Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate 2) Download Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 a. Dependent on whether you are installing 64-bit vs. 32-bit will change which Service Pack you download. The link can be found here for 64- bithttp://download.microsoft.com/download/0/A/F/0AFB5316- 3062-494A-AB78-7FB0D4461357/windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe and here for 32-bit 3) Legal copy of a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion .dmg/.iso a. You can purchase Lion on the Mac App Store 4) Download a copy of the Mac OS X 10.7.1 Update Installer here and the Java Installer here 5) An 8 GB USB Flash Drive formatted with a GUID Partition Table 6) A blank CD-R 7) A USB/PS2 keyboard and USB/PS2 mouse 8) A computer running any version of Mac with a CD/DVD burner a. This is so you can make a USB installer 9) A hard drive with at least 40 GB a. Preferably a solid state drive with 60 GB or more 10)A laptop or desktop that has all the components compatible with Lion a. This can be found by browsing the pages of OSx86 Project Hardware Compatibility List b. If you have one part that is incompatible, then the whole Lion installation cant be done c. NOTE: If you want one that will definitely be compatible, please visit my blog at http://computersclarified.blogspot.com to find my two desktop and laptop. All are success stories and are relatively inexpensive compared to their Apple counterpart. 11)Software: XMove, rBoot (desktops) / rBootLe (laptops), Multibeast 4.0.2 (or most current), DSDT Auto-patcher (Desktops), Chimera Installer a. Most of which can be found in the downloads section of http://www.tonymacx86.com (you must first register) b. To find the DSDT Auto-patcher you will need to google around for it. 12)Patience

Part Three Windows 7 Installation

1) Turn on computer with fresh Lion installation and insert you Windows 7 DVD 2) Go to boot device priority and select the CD/DVD Drive 3) Press any key to load the installation disk 4) Select the Install Now 5) Agree to the terms and conditions 6) Select Custom Install 7) From there you will be shown a list of all the possible partitions/drives on the computer. Select the partition that is formatted in FAT. 8) This partition will not be usable, but if you click select that partition and click Format it will be formatted into NTFS 9) Once it is formatted, press Next 10)The install process should take up to 30 minutes depending on the speed of your computer and hard drive 11) When the installation finishes you will be asked to reboot 12) Reboot 13) Remove the Installation DVD before it get through the BIOS check 14) Your Windows installation will automatically launch into the final stages of installation 15) Once it is complete you will need to go through some of the user preferences to get to your desktop 16) Once at your desktop you will need to run whichever Service Pack you downloaded 17) When that is complete you will need to reboot a few times. Windows will do this for you. 18) After about two reboots you will get a dialog box that say the Service Pack has been installed. This is your cue to go back to Lion. 19) Shut down your computer 20) Plug the USB drive in and power on 21) The Chameleon boot screen will now list your Windows and Lion partitions. Select the Lion one. 22) Once booted in you will need to run the Chimera bootloader package 23) Click through until you see Change Install Location 24) Make sure to select Lion and click continue 25) After that is complete you should now go to Finder by click the furthest left icon in your dock at the bottom of the screen 26) Right click the drive in the left pane that is titled Untitled, this is your Windows drive 27) Click Get Info and rename the drive to Windows or whatever you would like to call your Windows installation 28) Once that is complete you can now shut down your computer 29) When booted up, you should now see the Chimera boot screen and two or three partitions

a. If you see two, then you can select the Lion partition for Lion and the Windows partition for Windows 7 b. If you see three, then you will select the Lion partition for Lion and the System Reserved partition for Windows 7 30) You now have successfully installed a Windows 7 / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion dual- boot system