I have a USB flas drive 16gb. Will this work? How do I
burn the dmg file on to the flash drive and make it bootable?
I don't have a running mac in my home.
Oh, wait... sorry, I've got too many things going. You're talking about how to burn a "copy" of the OS X DVD. Sorry, sometimes I take these thing for granted.
1) You must have a blank, DL DVD. You probably don't have any of these, so you will have to go buy some. I would see if you can get a pack of say, 15 or so.
2) The best way is to burn it from a Mac using the free program, SimplyBurns.
3) If you have to burn it from a PC in Windows, you will have to Google "how to burn a .dmg from Windows" or something like that. You may be able to use Nero.
Just to add some of my experiences with this guide on my DV8t. I have 8GB of DRAM and that was causing a Kernel Panic when i tried to boot the legacy_kernel. I had no problems with the vanilla kernel but wanted more than one core.
To get around this (after you've followed the guide through the legacy_kernel installation), at the Chameleon boot screen, type:
legacy_kernel -v -busratio=12 -force64. (I've added this to my Cham/Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist file but for some reason it is not being read at startup so I have to add the line manually each time I boot)
With that I can boot legacy_kernel fine, 8GB and 8 cores running!
Thanks for all your help on this Mammoth!
Now, if anyone has figured out how to the the sound running...I'm all ears!!! :-)
Thanks for sharing MacVett! You've been a great asset to this thread.
For the sound, check Post #1 at the bottom. I have recently added a bunch of links to others with systems similar to ours, and there are people using VoodooHDA for sound (however I am waiting on what Kizwan and I will come up with so we don't have to use VoodooHDA). It work as a temporary though.
Let us know as you get things working!