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Thanks so much also are you using the hard drive that came with your dell or an after market if so what one
It seems my After Market Western Digital doesn't like OS X

Yes mine is original, can't see why a particular brand of hard drive would make any difference, unless its faulty. test it with "SMART Utility" and or surface scan using a Linux disk.

Also Just to make sure Im supposed to download the editor from the first post right (Is that the updated one?)

I assume so. Why not ask on that thread?

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After reading your post, I think I'll try and install OSX on my Optiplex gx620 "desktop" pc I have at the house.

A few questions first.

I already have an iMac 27" quadcore and a Macbook Pro.

If I setup OSX on my Dell:

1) Would that serve as a good Timemachine backup
2) General backup drive / fileserver
3) iTunes Server

Thanks in advance.

Yogi....

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After reading your post, I think I'll try and install OSX on my Optiplex gx620 "desktop" pc I have at the house.

A few questions first.

I already have an iMac 27" quadcore and a Macbook Pro.

If I setup OSX on my Dell:

1) Would that serve as a good Timemachine backup
2) General backup drive / fileserver
3) iTunes Server

Thanks in advance.



YES IT WILL I HAVE ONE

But 2 PROBS MOUSE TEARING, ARTEFACTS (LAG) WITH GRAPHICS FIX AND MOUSE WILL HAVE PROBLEMS WITH USB

TRY IT THO ILL HELP YOU

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After reading your post, I think I'll try and install OSX on my Optiplex gx620 "desktop" pc I have at the house.

A few questions first.

I already have an iMac 27" quadcore and a Macbook Pro.

If I setup OSX on my Dell:

1) Would that serve as a good Timemachine backup
2) General backup drive / fileserver
3) iTunes Server

Thanks in advance.

Yogi....

YES IT WILL I HAVE ONE

But 2 PROBS MOUSE TEARING, ARTEFACTS (LAG) WITH GRAPHICS FIX AND MOUSE WILL HAVE PROBLEMS WITH USB

TRY IT THO ILL HELP YOU

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YES IT WILL I HAVE ONE

But 2 PROBS MOUSE TEARING, ARTEFACTS (LAG) WITH GRAPHICS FIX AND MOUSE WILL HAVE PROBLEMS WITH USB

TRY IT THO ILL HELP YOU


THANKS! I probably won't get a chance until this weekend; I'll keep you posted....

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THANKS! I probably won't get a chance until this weekend; I'll keep you posted....

Tell me when you decide to get it on the computer

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YES IT WILL I HAVE ONE

But 2 PROBS MOUSE TEARING, ARTEFACTS (LAG) WITH GRAPHICS FIX AND MOUSE WILL HAVE PROBLEMS WITH USB

TRY IT THO ILL HELP YOU


Mouse tearing, artefacts are fixed with the DSDT fix. You seem to be the only one who can't get it to work

First time I have heard of anyone having a problem with USB mouse!

Have you tested your hard drive yet, could be all the problems stem from a faulty drive or even a damaged motherboard. Did you take precautions against static when you removed the bios battery?

BTW your caps lock is stuck again

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Mouse tearing, artefacts are fixed with the DSDT fix. You seem to be the only one who can't get it to work

First time I have heard of anyone having a problem with USB mouse!

Have you tested your hard drive yet, could be all the problems stem from a faulty drive or even a damaged motherboard. Did you take precautions against static when you removed the bios battery?

BTW your caps lock is stuck again


I have tried 3 harddrives same result

With Video set to onboard only error 0x0AC0000

With Combination and onboard 0x07ac0000 or 0x7ac00000 (Forgot Which way)

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I have tried 3 harddrives same result

Check cable connection on motherboard, try another cable.
In an earlier post you said ""It seems my After Market Western Digital doesn't like OS X"" whats this mean I thought you had OS X installed and running fine apart from the video problem??

With Video set to onboard only error 0x0AC0000
With Combination and onboard 0x07ac0000 or 0x7ac00000 (Forgot Which way)

This is nothing to do with this thread. If you keep cross posting how is anyone supposed to follow

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Check cable connection on motherboard, try another cable.
In an earlier post you said ""It seems my After Market Western Digital doesn't like OS X"" whats this mean I thought you had OS X installed and running fine apart from the video problem??

This is nothing to do with this thread. If you keep cross posting how is anyone supposed to follow



Ok Ill repost on the original thread I figured this forum had more to do with the 620 and that more people where looking at it

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So far, so good.

I was able to install on my GX-620. I did have to set my mac address as is was coming up all zeros and my Netgear WN2000 router wouldn't let me out to the web.

I still have to apply the updates, but it's all good.

THANKS!

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So far, so good.

I was able to install on my GX-620. I did have to set my mac address as is was coming up all zeros and my Netgear WN2000 router wouldn't let me out to the web.

I still have to apply the updates, but it's all good.

THANKS!

Glad it's all working
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Sorry, I have another question.

I used the "sudo ifconfig en0 ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx" to set my mac address.

When I turn off the computer, all is forgotten.

How do I permanently make the change or what do I need to do so when I reboot I don't have the issue?

Thanks again....

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Sorry, I have another question.

I used the "sudo ifconfig en0 ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx" to set my mac address.

When I turn off the computer, all is forgotten.

How do I permanently make the change or what do I need to do so when I reboot I don't have the issue?

Thanks again....

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Is it possible to use this method to install a mac 10.5 Retail Disc or will this only work with SL?

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Is it possible to use this method to install a mac 10.5 Retail Disc or will this only work with SL?

Sorry, don't know. All the Leopard installs I know of were done with Distros. Can I ask why you would want Leopard when you could have Snow which is faster, smaller and easier to set up the video, audio & ethernet on this system

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Firstly I don't have a snow leopard disk,

and secondly I can't even get to the installation screen of a distro for some reason, and no guides have explained it in any level of detail that makes sense.

I'm doubting that it is even possible to boot OSX on the ultra small form factor machine. as far as I got is a still grey apple screen. distros don't boot on DVD, USB or USB drives, retail disk with boot 321 is the furthest I've got

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Firstly I don't have a snow leopard disk,

and secondly I can't even get to the installation screen of a distro for some reason, and no guides have explained it in any level of detail that makes sense.

I'm doubting that it is even possible to boot OSX on the ultra small form factor machine. as far as I got is a still grey apple screen. distros don't boot on DVD, USB or USB drives, retail disk with boot 321 is the furthest I've got


Yes it is possible, The user Nerdkiller14 has an USFF GX 620. Was because of him that i wrote this guide. as I explained in this thread http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1572535 it is because of the CDRW/DVDR in your system that you are having problems. And Distro,s will work (but not with that DVD drive). Another user installed Hazard 10.6.2 for intel/ amd on one.

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I might attempt the hazard 10.6.2 on it, booting from USB will never work, for sure it doesn't even get past the boot screen.

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I might attempt the hazard 10.6.2 on it, booting from USB will never work, for sure it doesn't even get past the boot screen.


Whatever.......In the answer above and in the other thread I have explained all I am going to.

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Okay, following the instructions on here, I got ahold of a snow leopard disk.

When I try to open OSinstall.mpkg I get the message "For Mac OSX system requirements see the ''read before you install'' document on the installation CD''

the installation box then disappears, any ideas?





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