Posted 17 December 2007 - 11:00 PM
What I did that was bad was I used fdisk (on the install dvd, in terminal) to update the mbr machine code, which messed up efi. To fix this, I reinstalled efi. Since I kept getting "/dev/disk0: Resource busy", I rebooted back into the install dvd, opened disk utility and unmounted all partitions on that drive, went back into terminal, and typed in the offending line from the shell script by hand. It worked great.
Now I'm trying to sort out why disk utility hates my file system grrrrrr. Can't do anything...
Posted 18 December 2007 - 09:10 AM
Posted 21 December 2007 - 03:21 PM
First of all I would like to say I did not use the ToH DVD like Socal Swimmer suggested. I used the ToH DVD instead
Here were the steps I took for anyone intrested
1. Follow Socal Swimmer's EFI Bit
2. Install ToH DVD
3. Do the 9a581 Post Patch and Sound patch and Update
4. Enjoy Leopard
I was successfully able to update to 10.5.1 and my Harddrives (WD SATA's) are successfully shown as internal. I would like to mention that the Leopard Partition is the only Partition I have on this Harddrive and I am not dual booting with anything.
Thanks Socal Swimmer for your guide. It came in handy alot
- Suhail - Posting from Safari
Posted 21 December 2007 - 03:30 PM
Posted 22 December 2007 - 02:13 AM
using the ToH method is just fine. I just went with mine because it involved downloading 30MB, instead of 4GB. Plus I felt better about buying OS X (lol).
I will be adding a dual-boot guide very shortly. It is quite easy, after I de-screwed my computer (after screwing it up). As soon as it is fully working, of course.
Posted 22 December 2007 - 08:56 AM
Posted 22 December 2007 - 09:00 AM
Posted 22 December 2007 - 09:14 AM
I'm currently running a Prime95 memory stress test in Vista. :/ can you say mega-slow?
Posted 22 December 2007 - 11:05 AM
I ended up doing a clean install from a retail DVD. The only things that needed replacing were AppleSMBIOS.kext, AppleAHCIport.kext, dsmos.kext and the two patched sound files. All works well, reboot is 50/50, shutdown works 90% of the time. Waking from sleep requires use of the power button as mentioned above.
I ended also install from RetailDVD and Terminal but
Stuck at mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified Computer name: using default bMachintosh
mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified local hostname: using default bMachintosh
What is your AppleAHCIport ?
Posted 23 December 2007 - 11:45 AM
Sometimes Shutting down and restarting tends to cause the system to hang at a black screen but a quick nudge at the power button solves it. Sleep works fine for all I have tested but you need to use the power button to turn it on which is a advantage for meh because my mum tends to walk past my computer and "accidentally" moves the mouse or presses a button on the keyboard causing it to turn on. Hurray Sleep Problems
Hey I was wondering if you could experiment typing:
sudo halt, sudo reboot
in the terminal and see if that works better than clicking the apple menu to shutdown!
Let me know how it goes!
Posted 23 December 2007 - 07:13 PM
Posted 23 December 2007 - 08:32 PM
Install EFI just like i said in the guide, and then install OS X however you want, then patch the sound, then add dual boot (if you want), and you should be good to go!
I don't know about the "sudo halt" part, but I'm pretty sure that when I tried "sudo reboot", I had the same problems as normal reboot.
Posted 23 December 2007 - 08:40 PM
Has anyone tried installing either iATKOS or Kalyway on this board? I want to know how is the support for audio/lan/etc. Please someone who has tried iATKOS or Kalyway reply and let us know! Thanks
Posted 25 December 2007 - 02:59 PM
Posted 25 December 2007 - 03:13 PM
If only the Shutdown and Restart Problems were fixed then I would have a perfect System . Anyone know the root cause of these problems
AHCI mode cured these problems on my friend's P35-DS4.
Posted 26 December 2007 - 07:36 PM
Posted 26 December 2007 - 11:43 PM
Posted 27 December 2007 - 12:47 PM
Do I need to use the post patch files from the Brazil method or the one that is included in the RapidShare download linked to from this guide?
9a581PostPatch.sh or postPatch.sh ???
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