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Anyone got any info? If not, I did a search but turned up nothing. Here's the Laptop:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834152112

Brand MSI Model GT725-212US Part# 9S7-172234-212 General Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium CPU Type Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 2.0G Screen 17" WUXGA Memory Size 4GB DDR2 Hard Disk 320GB Optical Drive BD Combo Graphics Card ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850 Video Memory 512MB DDR3 VRAM Communication Modem, Gigabit LAN and WLAN Dimensions 15.56" x 10.95" x 1.04-1.38" Weight 7.05 lbs. CPU CPU Type Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Speed Q9000(2.00GHz) CPU FSB 1066MHz CPU L2 Cache 6MB Chipset Chipset Intel PM45 Display Screen Size 17.0" Wide Screen Support Yes Display Type Wide UXGA Resolution 1920 x 1200 Operating Systems Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium Graphics GPU/VPU ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850 Video Memory 512MB DDR3 VRAM Graphic Type Dedicated Card Hard Drive HDD 320GB HDD RPM 7200rpm HDD Interface SATA Memory Memory 4GB Max Memory Supported 4GB Memory Spec 2GB x 2 Optical Drive Optical Drive Type BD Combo Optical Drive Interface Integrated Communications Modem 56K LAN 10/100/1000Mbps WLAN 802.11n Wireless LAN Bluetooth Yes Ports USB 3 IEEE 1394 1 Video Port 1 x VGA, 1 x HDMI Other port 1 x ESATA/USB Combo Audio Ports Yes Audio Audio HD Audio quality, Dolby Digital Live Speaker 4 speakers+ 1 sub woofer Input Device Touchpad Yes Keyboard Standard Supplemental Drive Card Reader 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro) Webcam 2.0MP Power AC Adapter Output: 19V DC, 120W
Input: 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal Battery 9-cell lithium ion Physical spec Dimensions 15.56" x 10.95" x 1.04-1.38" Weight 7.05 lbs.


I ordered one, ready to try an install. Any help would be appreciated and I'll start this as the main thread. Thanks

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Trying iDeneb1.4 now with some customized installs.

Expecting a run-in with the ATI 4850 Card. Anyone else got info on this Laptop?

All would be appreciated.

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So far a no go with ideneb v1.4. Tried voodoo kernel and vanilla.

System is haning on rboot at the apple logo.

Says successfully initialezer but won't go further.

Tried to boot with -v -f -x and still no go.

CustomiZed install so far is all ati video hd kexts, alc888, no fixes, some extra software.
Anyone can help?

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Kay, well it seems no one else has this laptop and has made the effort? Can't get a response.

However, I've made some headway now. Got iDeneb V1.4 to boot using the following tips and methods

http://www.insanelym.../t136050-0.html

Custom Install:

Vanilla Kernel
ICHx Fix
Battery Manager Fix
Install Kext Helper, OSx86 Tools, Etc
Download the kexts from appropriate places in that link, replace them by using Windows Partition, boot with CPUS=1 to avoid kernel panic and auto restart.

Follow the replacement method and reboot again with CPUS=1 and you have OSX. Audio is working great. Sleep isn't working of course.

Currently working on: Radeon ATI 4850 Fix, Sleep Fix, All 4 CPUS fix, Wireless, BlueTooth, WebCam (which mysteriously worked in Safe Boot/Leopard Setup but can't get it to pop up now), Mic, etc.

If anyone has any info on how to get this done, that would be great.

Other Threads of Interest pertaining to this:

http://www.teamliqui...?topic_id=95364
http://netkas.org/?p=84
http://www.insanelym...p;mode=threaded
http://www.insanelym...p...40&start=40
http://www.hackint0s...145/54639-2.htm
http://www.insanelym...p;mode=threaded
Thanks!

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Okay I'm going to give up on the graphics for now.

I can do the work I need to by just booting with Chameleon at a different resolution, but I need to get all four cores working.

I currently have to boot with CPUS=1, do not have sound (ALC883), and no Wireless Connection. These are three things that I do need. Haven't tried the eSata connection but USB works so that's good as well.

Can anyone help me get all four cores, suggest an installer for ALC883 and Wireless?

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Hey i have exact same laptop and am trying to install ideneb v1.4. I have followed every single thing you did according to you post but when it loads it just shows up with the apple logo like it loading but that is it. it doesnt go any further.

Do you know what the problem could be??

I will keep trying with a few other different settings. any help would be appreciated.

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Hey Guys,
I also have this laptop but the dual-core version.
It is a great laptop. Any way does anyone have a fix for the GPU.
I am wanting to uses mac on it to make iphone apps.
Cheers GoZy :unsure:





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