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Old 08-22-2011, 10:48 PM   #1
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from ubuntu to snow leopard


Folks I am running Ubuntu 11.04 on a laptop. I now wish to swap my pc tp a mac running snow leopard which I have downloaded and created an iso file.

If I run the mac iso file it works great until I get to the part where it asks me where do I wish to install the system to, but there are NO options.

So at that stage I go to the Ubuntu install and attempt to partition so there is a windows root system. In the partition table I have
/dev/sda
free space 160041 (which is the size of my hdd)
I get the message no root file system is defined

I think I have to erase the HDD but am lost as to where to go from here

Ok so now I am in the apple disk utility and am erasing the hdd volume format ms-dos (fat) see how that goes

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Old 08-23-2011, 04:03 PM   #2
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Ok so now I am in the apple disk utility and am erasing the hdd volume format ms-dos (fat) see how that goes
Is that clever? The ms-dos bit worries me. Can Snow Leopard work in an EXT system? If so, I'd run a Live CD on that system, start parted and format with that...

The fat system, is not that "fat" in that the space it can address is quite limited...

Quote:
/dev/sda
is the drive, the partition thereon is something more like;

Quote:
/dev/sda1
The same, but with a number. Partitioning is an art...well, it looks like it anyway

Luck

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Old 08-23-2011, 04:12 PM   #3
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Depending on the laptop you may be better off running snowleopard in virtualbox
 
Old 08-23-2011, 08:13 PM   #4
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Well I have successfully installed the snow leopard system on the HDD and I get the message to restart. I restart with a smile on my face, but upon restart, it reads from the CD drive and wants to go through the reinstall process again. If I remove the disk the startup just hangs with a blank screen and flashing cursor? Any ideas?

Rod
 
Old 08-23-2011, 08:17 PM   #5
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Doesn't snowleopard require osx 10.4 or greater?
Unless you bought the 2 cd set it's only upgrade disk I thought.
 
Old 08-23-2011, 08:40 PM   #6
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The problem seems to be now that my disk is not being recognised, because I thought FI this is to hard so went to install windows back onto the hard disk and I got the message that said that my laptop has no recognised HD. So now what? I figure if I can get the laptop to read the hdd all will work or am I being overlay optimistic?
 
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Doesn't snowleopard require osx 10.4 or greater?
Unless you bought the 2 cd set it's only upgrade disk I thought.
If it helps I downloaded the iATKOS v1.0i torrent to convert my system
 
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So it's not bootable?
Windows disk may not be able to read the ext3 or gpt partition that you attempted, try a linux-live-cd
 
Old 08-23-2011, 09:41 PM   #9
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So it's not bootable?
Windows disk may not be able to read the ext3 or gpt partition that you attempted, try a linux-live-cd
Ok I will try that, do I download the Linux live Cd from a web site? Sorry for the hassle, obviously I got in deeper waters than I can tread in.
 
Old 08-23-2011, 09:53 PM   #10
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1. is your hdd recognized in bios?
2. Ubuntu 10.4 desktop version has gui or desktop.
3.Gparted-live-cd is a good 1 also.

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Old 08-23-2011, 09:57 PM   #11
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1. is your hdd recognized in bios?
2. Ubuntu 10.4 desktop version has gui or desktop.
ok in bios under device info it said primary hard drive = 160 gb hdd however when i reformatted it via disk utility from iOS disk i changed it to rod = 149 gb so in answer to your question i'm not sure. I just don't understand what is happening, because when I put the Ubuntu 11.04 disk in to install that, it comes up and said, "THIS COMPUTER HAS Mac OS x on it. What would you like to do?" under drive space it shows
/dev/sda
/devsda1/type = hfs+ size = 160041 used = 5588 mb
device for boot loader installation /dev/sda ATA Hitachi hts54321 (160 gb) and lastly there is an option under device for boot loader installation as
/dev/sda1 Mac os x

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Old 08-23-2011, 10:54 PM   #12
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Well atleast your hdd isn't hosed, you'll have to wait for someone else who has a little more experience with mac & gpt partitioning.
Virtualbox is a good way to test different os'es without all the risk of damaging something.

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Old 08-23-2011, 11:05 PM   #13
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To install Mac OSX on a Mac, note this:
-A Mac have no bios, if you have a bios, then you are in the emulator or not on a Mac
-Mac use GPT partition table, not Ms-DOS
-OSX hate Linux, you have to remove it to install OSX, then install it again
-You need refit to boot Ubuntu, booting on EFI is not recommended, even if it "work"
 
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:54 PM   #14
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Snow Leopard, like all Mac operating systems, is only licensed for use on hardware sold by Apple. The installation media contains code that verifies the providence of the hardware, and will not permit use on hardware not sold by Apple.

There was a company, now out of business, that shipped jail-broken versions of Snow Leopard, but Apple won the copyright violation case against the company.

So, unless your laptop is a Mac, I think installing Snow Leopard is futile. And, if you did get it to work, probably illegal.
 
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