So here I am writing what I did to get OSX86 on my laptop without wiping Windows XP and SuSE Linux and other data partition.
Secondly download Acronis Disk Director Suite. It's not a free software you need to purchase it if you want to use it. From within this software I resized my C drive housing windows XP. It was a 20 GB partition having 10.8 GB free space. I resized it such that I got unallocated space of 7 GB at the starting and then my C drive reduced to 13 GB.
After that from within Acronis Disk Director Suite I formatted the unallocated space as partition type of “af”.
Now I booted my system from the hard drive and I got grub error 17. Lol. I lost my grub. What a stupid I am, I must have taken backup of my MBR but ok I will manage things somehow.
Now I booted my laptop via a Ubuntu 5.10 Live CD and from within the shell mounted the ntfs drive having my tiger-x86-flat.img file it was /dev/sda5.
mount /dev/sda5 /mnt/C
dd if=tiger-x86-flat.img of=/dev/sda1 bs=512 skip=63
First of all I mounted my Linux “/” partition.
mount /dev/sda6 /mnt/mm
Now I edit the menu.lst configuration file of grub so that I can boot OSX86.
Title Mac OSX86
I also edited my Windows XP and SuSE linux entry because the partition number have changed after adding the HFS partition at the beginning.
Title Windows XP
After that I saved the file and quit. Then I issued the command:
grub-install –root-directory='/mnt/mm' /dev/sda
This command installed my grub on the MBR.
I also needed to edit the BOOT.INI in the C: drive otherwise I will get hal.dll erro while booting windows XP. So I mounted the Windows XP partition and edited the BOOT.INI file like this.
mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/C
cp /mnt/C/BOOT.INI /root
chmod a+w /root/BOOT.INI
Edit the partition(1) to partition(2) on the two lines. Save and exit.
chmod a-w /root/BOOT.INI
ntfscp /dev/sda2 /root/BOOT.INI /mnt/C/BOOT.INI
Now finally I rebooted my laptop from the hard drive and tested all my 3 Operating System. All 3 booted well.
So now I have 3 operating system on my hard drive that are tiger osx86, windows xp home and Suse Linux 10.1 and that too without loosing a single bit of data.
Now I am researching on OSX86 and will try to improve my graphics and sound in it. Internet and 1024x768 resoultion are working fine it right now and it's really nice operating system.
Wish you all happy diwali and enjoy OSX86 (power of MAC on Intel).
Lenovo Laptop 3000N100 (07684KA)
512 DDR2 SDRAM (667 Mhz)
Intel Centrino Dual Core 1.66 Ghz
80 GB SATA Hard Drive
Intel Pro 10/100 Wireless
Intel 945GM Mobile Graphics
Intel High Definition Audio (SoundMAX)
External Monitor Port
15.4” inch Wide Screen
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