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Is that [probably] because this isn't about Intel's SpeedStep nor DSDT hacking?


Maybe you're right. I was just impressed that my revs dropped from 5+ to less than 1. Hey ho.

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I've 2 machines on hackintosh, a GA-G41M-ES2L and a GA-EP35-DS3... at early stage of snow leopard, they boot-up within 15 seconds... but since updated to 10.6.3, the boot-up time went up to 30 sec or so - not too shabby I know, but I wonder which kexts or settings that were changed...

http://www.facebook....100000686595632

Been doing a good job there, thanks a bunch.

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Just to let people know: I am away until September 2010 and unavailable for any help.

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New employment – see signature – makes it impossible for me to work on anything hack related. A rather short note... but that's basically it. So long.

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Congratulations with the new role Master Chief :P
Nice to have worked amongst your presence.

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Congrats and good luck. Pitty we lose you here ...

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Happy trails "jefe", and thanks for all the code and inspiration. You're one crazy mofo.

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so this means that the famous installer was just {censored}

lololololol
Thats how every googs are kill your self master {censored} you suck big time

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He he he, if you can't beat them, buy them! :(

Hope you can help steve as you helped the community here.

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Tip: Compile the XNU kernel following this method, which strips the 500K Power PC code. That should help.

You can also build two specific platform kernels. One for 32 and one for 64 bit booting. That will take off even more.

The original post was made here (just in case the blog is down, again).

I hope this helps.

Cheers,

Sam.


nice idea... i'll try thanks

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p.s. I hoped to get feedback and help from people here, but I guess that I was wrong. Won't bother to update it anymore when I am wasting my time here.

I did not have the time to look into this yet, but I will over the next few days. I will try to see if I can make this work for me.

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Thanks, Yes I will, but 1st I have to read again this complete topic from start to finish, and try to teach myself how this is done. Also I hope to make this work with my modified bios that I am running, and my choice is 64bit, most here seems to be based on 32. Again I have to not just do a quick read, but actually sit down and READ everything. If I get stuck I will ask either here, or even by other means of communication :unsure:

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Hear hear. A new MacBook Air with a streamlined boot process. Coincidence? Or obvious as to what Master Chief has been working on? Even comes with an USB stick.

Yes, that makes total sense and does fit with this topic well.

It's great to see you're looking at maybe building upon and continuing the work here.. it's almost as if you are Master Chief incognito?

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Practice makes perfect, Just never give up, you are doing great by the looks of it from where I'm sitting

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Hi dutchhockeypro

....so I'm clearly not Chief no LOL

A friend told me that I should take it as a compliment. It's probably just wishful thinking. Quite flattering actually.

Lol - okay - you can't blame me for asking as you do show you think along the same lines as MC.
http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1415633

And yes - it was a compliment. :)

But I wanted to say well done with your continued development here as what you're doing looks encouraging. It's good to have different options available and gives the hackintosh community more depth. I just wish I had more time to look closer at this subject and more skills to be able to add to it.

Have you thought about directing your skills and looking in to a UEFI loader?

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I get:

04/12/2010 12:32:44 kernel vm_page_bootstrap: 1522559 free pages and 42113 wired pages

but I don't use an Extra folder. As far as the mod you tested, it makes sense to me what you're saying, I'll try making this change on my system and see if it works:
[codebox]- strcat(gExtensionsSpec, "/System/Library/");
- FileLoadDrivers(gExtensionsSpec, 0);
+ LoadDriverMKext("/System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext")[/codebox]

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627 to 628 changes work a treat!

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When one's inbox is full it can't recieve any more messages............

In order to make revoluion more mac-like I combined showLogoBackground() and showBootLogo() into one function in bootlogo.c, with only one call to it in boot.c. This makes the grey backgound and apple appear simultaneously as per my kosher MacBook

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Your solution for bootlogo.c is more elegant than mine (fewer bytes, same result) so I won't bother uploading my changes. Sounds like your making great steps forward with coding, I'm finding it hard to follow the last post! :)

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Congratulations for more of your hard work here dutchhockeypro. All this looks amazing and I want to find the time to test it out, though to be honest I've only read snippets of what's been done before and what you're doing now and have not attempted to building anything.

What's the best way for me to start testing Revolution? Do I need to go back to the beginning and re-trace posts in order to piece together all the information I need or is there/could there be a simple 'starter pack' or documentation which I and maybe others can use?





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