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Tried the hazard diisc, and it installed came to the installation failed screen at the end. I rebooted to the loader(chameleon i think they call it) and it loaded OSX's white screen where the activity thing was spinning below the logo. Then the screen goes gray and a box comes up and says I HAVE TO REBOOT HOLD THE POWER BUTTON AND THEN PRESS IT AGAIN. -- it had like five languages that said this.


Because this version of the loader seemed to have no issue loading the OSX from hard drive I tried just reinstalling my retail copy using ##### but not formatting the drive to keep the loader intact. This produced the same effects with the gray screen and the reboot computer screen.

Man this sucks... EVERYTHING works great after initial boot after retail install but as soon as i load #####/chameleon it goes bad.

SUCKS....

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Retried the install of Hazard.

This time i formatted the drive, it restarted... then does nothing when i boot to that drive.

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i have img burn- Download is done so i am going to try it.

wish me luck.

Can i update to 10.6.3 once installed or will that mess it up?



if u delete the two kext first u can those will cause kernel panic after update!!!!

disabler.kext
applehda.kext


Man Hazard will work are you custmizing your install after you chose your drive to install on did you proceed to next screen and click on custimize. That is where you will choose your bootloader and other kext to get it to boot then after install should get the congrats screen with a check mark. I had a bad copy of Hazard at one time it didn't burn correctly so you may want to let disc check run during install that may solve one issue. I will be up tomorrow give me a call I will walk you through it. If it is long distance and you can't call pm your number and I will go through it with you. We can get ya a good OSX machine mine is going great.

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Well the hazard distro only worked using the ##### cd.

I tried clean install of 10.6.3 then manually installing chameleon 2 rc4 then using PC EFI boot instead of chameleons.

No GO..

After i tried PC EFI boot 10.5

No GO..

I tried to reboot to windows to report and I get a lovely NTLDR missing error which i love because this means one thing as Im sure you know.

So here i am...

Pretty sure I am done trying until something new happens to try.. as it is right now Nothing i tried or was pointed towards worked to enable boot from hard drive after install.

My G72gx is the one from bestbuy which is a slightly different model than one purchased elsewhere. This might be why it is failing for me and working awesome for you.

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hazard will only boot with cpus=1 that is the only way to get it to boot did you set bios to boot cdrom after it starts to load darwin press F8 and type -v cpus=1 and the hazard distro will boot. It will not boot any other way. If you decide to try again let me know I promise this distro works great. As for the ntlrd error if you have a win 7 disc you can repair the boot sector there is nothing wrong with the drive itself ran into that issue many times with vista and win 7. Not sure why you ended up with that problem unless you replace the boot loader with chamelon it is not compatible with win 7 as far as I know.

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i got hazard to install fine man. Just it would not boot without using the ##### cd I have. I have yet to get any OSX install to boot from hard drive properly. Either they go to the RESTART YOUR COMPUTER gray screen error like the hazaard distro. OR-- They would just get to the white screen with the apple logo and the spinning thing below it. It would never go anywhere from there.. Would however boot fine with ##### cd. ???

For now I have formatted my spare drive for storage in windows again... Until I get more info on fixing the boot from hard drive issue i am not messing with it again.

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i got hazard to install fine man. Just it would not boot without using the ##### cd I have. I have yet to get any OSX install to boot from hard drive properly. Either they go to the RESTART YOUR COMPUTER gray screen error like the hazaard distro. OR-- They would just get to the white screen with the apple logo and the spinning thing below it. It would never go anywhere from there.. Would however boot fine with ##### cd. ???

For now I have formatted my spare drive for storage in windows again... Until I get more info on fixing the boot from hard drive issue i am not messing with it again.

Until u actually go through mac setup u have to keep using the bootflag after inital setup then use dsdt patched it will fix up the install and mac will boot with no flags after words! Retail for me has never worked I have installed on many computers and always used what seems to work the best! Like my gateway will not even boot hazard distro! Had to find a diff method on it! Getting fust. and giving up only gets u back to one place no mac! My brother bought the last Asus from bestbuy they had and we installed mac on the first try last night so I know my method is correct ur missing a step somewhere!

If u want I have a spare 8 gig jump drive I will ship it to ya with the distro pre installed it will be ready for ya with everything ya need! I will include carbon copy so when u boot the drive all u have to do is format ur drive and hit copy!

The catch is I would want my jump drive back!!!!

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Anything new on this? I have a G72GX doing the install process now with ##### and a retail disc. Anything else I should know?

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I had trouble getting it to boot from hard drive with that method CeeB. Seems using Chameleon with PC-EFI 10.5+ works fine. Bunc was kind enough to send me a preloaded drive which works great. I am sure however that installing retail then installing Chameleon=PC-EFI 10.5+ MIGHT work.. You might do yourself a favor by just downloading a pre-built distro like hazard which is the one on mine and Buncs laptops.

Yahoo I.M. me if u need any help.

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I would go with Imus the hazard distro works the best so far. He tried a couple of diff of methods that did not suceed. Hazard will boot use cpus=1 -v and add your drivers that u need. Some of the stuff I had to google to get working correctly like audio and video. But Hazard will get u started delete disabler.kext and sleepenabler.kext before updating through apple these will cause the system to panic. I just updated to 10.6.4 nothing broken but do get a error on dydl.. Not sure what it is says it was compiled for a diff distro. I will be back in a few days with more detailed info. Have to get to work. Later

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I did manage to get it installed, booting it however didn't go over so well.
Gonna go with what you both suggested and i'll post the results ( hopefully from within OSX :D )

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I did manage to get it installed, booting it however didn't go over so well.
Gonna go with what you both suggested and i'll post the results ( hopefully from within OSX :( )


Make sure ur using cpus=1 to boot the hazard distro it will not work otherwise! Good luck


Imus have you noticed any issues with Safari crashing been getting slow response from safari 5 with the occasional crash. Googled it and it seems to be an issue with safari 5 just wondered if you have noticed anything. I ordered a apple wireless n card see if i can get channels above 11 tired of not being able to use my works wireless setup will post back with the model number and ebay page think it said he had several for sale. Hell ten bucks is nothing to shell out for a experiment. Going to add to my Gateway also because it has no built in wireless. Will be letting ya know whats up in the next few days.


I have been meaning to post a detailed installation procedure but have been busy with a funeral will get that up and going in the next few days. Haven't had any major issue out of the 10.6.4 update but doesn't mean something won't popup will be testing everything out this week see what was and wasn't broken from the new update.

Imus let me know about safari so I can start to narrow it down and pin point the issue. Hoping its not something to do IPV6 internet explore 8 has been having these issue with the IPV6 protocols.

Later all!

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So I nabbed the Hazard iso, burned with imgburn (best burning app EVER imo), booted it up, did the cpus=1 -v and proceeded to install.
Install went smoothly, took about a half hour or so. Told me install was successful and to reboot. Initial boot into OSX took roughly 40 mins. I'm blaming this on either the drive itself, or because I didn't do something I was supposed to. After it did it's thing it did the welcome prompt, clicked through that and ended up at the desktop \o/.

Questions I now have are:
1. What options during install should I use.
2. What post install steps do I have to take to ensure it works the best it can.
3. Is there a way to remap the windows key to be the command key :/
4. Steps on how to update it without breaking it.
5. Is there a way to get the bootloader to recognize SD cards? This would be really awesome if I could make it do that

That's about it for now. Thanks for recommending this version of it.

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So I nabbed the Hazard iso, burned with imgburn (best burning app EVER imo), booted it up, did the cpus=1 -v and proceeded to install.
Install went smoothly, took about a half hour or so. Told me install was successful and to reboot. Initial boot into OSX took roughly 40 mins. I'm blaming this on either the drive itself, or because I didn't do something I was supposed to. After it did it's thing it did the welcome prompt, clicked through that and ended up at the desktop \o/.

Questions I now have are:
1. What options during install should I use.
2. What post install steps do I have to take to ensure it works the best it can.
3. Is there a way to remap the windows key to be the command key :/
4. Steps on how to update it without breaking it.
5. Is there a way to get the bootloader to recognize SD cards? This would be really awesome if I could make it do that

That's about it for now. Thanks for recommending this version of it.


To the best of my knowledge rioch sd doesnt work in mac! But my options were bootloader PC EFI 10.5
I choose voodoohda, nvinject, macam, not much else like I posted earlier will be giving a detailed list of my method. Tring to go off memory, atherosfix, no acpi, no kernel, those I left the same, keyboard mouse work natively, atherosfix may or may not be needed but choose it anyway. DO DELETE DISABLER.KEXT SLEEPENABLER.KEXT these will break during update and cause a kernel panic. As for changing keys that is done in preference. I have no knowledge of how to do that. Never tried. Um let me grab my notes::


Cmosresetfix

elliottforcelegacy

ahcisatafix

smbiosresolver

uuid

In my notes it says I used nvinject. But my res was wrong so I had to google for a newer build. Did the same with voodoohda. But for the life of me I can't remember where I found them. If your wanting to setup keyboard the way you want try voodoops2 kext this gives you more options.

Oh very important make sure to set energy preference to never sleep and never stop harddrive this will cause your pc not come back on from mouse or keyboard you will have to restart with the power button. Also on a side note wireless will not work up past channel 11. Not sure why its not seeing 12-14 as channels that it can see. No big issue for me but have been looking into it. Also have noticed my local on my wireless sometimes gets set to other country codes outside of the USA and local is unknown. This is a Snow Leopard issue not the card googled the piss out of it and there is a lot of info but nothing on how to fix it.



Safari is acting weird get crashes occassionally and stales from one page to the next but firefox works fine so it is just safari.. Googled this and found that it is a current issue alot of people are facing.



ENJOY glad to see more asus g72gx users! The more people the more stufff we can get working. I have a P-7805u and that has hundreds of posters so most of my issues work worked out by just waiting for someone to post back.



These are just the things that I tried. Some of them may or may not be needed to boot snow but they aren't hurting things having them there.

No hdmi infact forgot to let Imus know if you try to hit FN-F8 it will lock up not sure whats up with that. Tried hdmi weekago locked up when I tried to switch to it! Did not auto recognize it plugging in. As for firewire have nothing firewire to check so good luck there.

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For me the alt key works the same as the command key would on a MAC.

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Installed it with all the notes I collected. Oddly I didn't need to use the cpus=1 boot flag, installed and booted just fine. Pretty much worked (or so it seems) as it should have. Runs great right off the bat, but I'm sure further tweaking would improve it. Deleted those two kext files and updated to *.4 with no issues. The windows key mapped to command by default, which was great.

Installed steam for the hell of it and tried portal (remembered the youtube video of the <insert comment about overzealous mac users here> saying it sucked and couldn't play portal) it ran, not all that great, but it was playable.

Over all I'd give the whole experience A-. It was fairly easy considering what we're doing. Only thing that's really starting to suck is finding comparable software.

Want to thank bunc5224 and IMUSXx for your help.

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Just a friendly update. Bought two ar5008 from ebay and now have full wireless support for both leopard and snow leopard. Still don't have channels over 11 but now have full access wireless n and other high channels that I have never seen before. I guess this is an issue with atheros cards in a mac and linux system but it is working great. Had to reinstall the original IO80211kext and airportkext but looks good to me. I guess the only thing left is to buy a real mac. Not Never No Way!!!!

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Hi' i'm newbie here
reading through your post regarding the asus g72gx and it seems to be a perfect hackintosh

I'm looking to buy one in my country and the available model is ASUS G72GX RX05 FR
is the asus g72gx you are talking about is this one?

thanks b4 :)

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Yes that is the one. I wouldnt pay the 1000$ US price tag for it though. Wait or find cheaper.

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@lmus or bunc
i saw that bunc uploaded the driver needed for you, can you share the link so i can get the driver?

thanks :D





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