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Hello!
My laptop:
AMD Turion x2 tl-52
nForce motherboard
geForce GO 7200
SATA 100gb disk

I'm wondering which smbios packages from iDeneb installer do I have to choose? My RAM freq is 667mHz and I'm choosing 667 smbios but there are some smbios enablers an disablers? What are them? Which one of them I have to choose?

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http://en.wikipedia....Management_BIOS

Ideally you shouldn't use any of them, they are all obsolete. The latest SMBIOS injector is from 2008 (*) and there is a better (and simpler) way to do the same thing now.

Instead you should be using the latest version of the Chameleon boot loader with a properly configured smbios.plist in /Extra.

Some of the info about smbios.plist here is obsolete, but read it anyway to learn what you're getting into:
http://www.insanelym...9

Try to install without any of those old smbios injector kexts. Then install the latest Chameleon once you're done installing, then build your own smbios.plist and toss it in /Extra.

RAM clock speed (among other things) is auto detected by Chameleon now, and although you can still override it via smbios.plist there's usually no need to. smbios.plist is used mainly for correctly spoofing a Mac model that matches (more or less) your hardware. Having this data properly injected is required for some software to work correctly.
In your case accuracy (matching hardware) is less important because you can't have native power management on AMD hardware, but I guess it would still be prudent to use a MacBook model identifier from a MacBook that has nforce chipset. You can find this information here: http://www.everymac.com/ and you can use champlist http://tools.inmac.org/ to build a proper smbios.plist.

(*)Chun-Nan's AppleSMBIOSEFI.kext:
http://www.insanelym...howtopic=108606

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Thanks a lot dude, my iDeneb finally started to boot by itself. But there are more problems. I booted it with verbose from Chameleon, there was no yellows tops, after booting the keboard identification window was shown to me. But then it hang up and I have to reboot it. Then, I decided to boot it normally, by after seeing an apple logo, the kernel paniced. Here's a photo:
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I installed the 9.8 kernel, it boots properly but takes a long time. Is there a way to make it booting faster?
I found in google that my lan card is natively supported by Mac OS X(BCM4311), so is it possible to use an original mac osx kext to get this card working? Another problem is with my mouse. Sometimes it works properly and smooth, but mainly it's very rusty and it hangs for one second and then appers in different place of the screen. Is there some kernel that fixestha problem? It's stantard usb, laser mouse. How I can check if my graphic card is supported?

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The 9.8.0 kernel goes with 10.5.8. The 9.5.0 kernel goes with 10.5.5 etc etc. If you must mix and match kernel/OS version, you need to use a seatbelt.kext from the same version of OS X as the kernel. Read this topic:
http://www.insanelym...howtopic=209192

I installed the 9.8 kernel, it boots properly but takes a long time. Is there a way to make it booting faster?

No idea. You'll have to find out why it's taking a long time before anyone can give a meaningful answer to that question. Run console.app and look at the timestamps of the events in kernel.log to see where it's slowing down.

I found in google that my lan card is natively supported by Mac OS X(BCM4311), so is it possible to use an original mac osx kext to get this card working?

Well you said it yourself, "natively supported" means it uses "an original mac os x kext". I don't know what else to tell you. If it doesn't work, maybe there's something else you need to do. I don't have any experience with that particular piece of hardware so I can't help you.

Another problem is with my mouse. Sometimes it works properly and smooth, but mainly it's very rusty and it hangs for one second and then appers in different place of the screen. Is there some kernel that fixestha problem? It's stantard usb, laser mouse.

No idea, never had this issue myself.

How I can check if my graphic card is supported?

Geforce 7xxx series cards will work on Leopard, on later versions of OS X they'll only work in 32-bit kernel and drivers mode. Google "guide for all nvidia boards" to learn more.





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