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Hello all, I just installed the iatkos on my dell 9300, installation and everything else went smoothly, but now i have a problem going back into the installation screen, and booting it up.

Everytime i would hit the white Apple screen it would just go back to this screen (check attachment).

Or everytime when i try to boot it up it remains in this certain screen, i type -v and it shows diagonitic messages, but when i type the "?" nothing pops up.

Any suggestion here? Would really appreciate it!

Btw, Its a Dell 9300

Intel centrino mobile processor
100GB Sony HD
1GB Memory
ATI radeon mobile
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
Intel Mobile Chipset
SIGMATEL STAC 975X AC97


This thread is for nFORCE chipset MOBOs + Intel CPU systems.......so you need to search for more useful threads by searching in Google with, for example: <Dell 9300 InsanelyMac boot problems> (without < and >)....... :)

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I will look into it thank you.

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I really fed up with people askig help in wrong threads without even reading a single line (even the title...)

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all i can suggest you to do the entire install in your macbook, on to your usb hdd completely new... using kalyway 10.5.2... make sure you read my guide about what to choose and what not to choose on the install dvd on post#2 (including the pcgenusb patch, because you will install that patch from my previous link...)

things to do and how to do: (make sure on your hackintosh pc, in bios, usb legacy support is enabled as well)

1) bring your usb hdd to macbook
2) format/repartition the entire hdd using disk utility, as, 4 partitions... 1) osx1 (hfs journaled) 2 osx2 (hfs journaled) 3 windows (dos/fat32) 4 osx3 (hfs journaled) == option as MBR and apply the changes so that it actually does the partitioning
3) bring your kalyway dvd to macbook
4) open terminal
5) type everyting as i type (make sure you catch the spaces as well) below except the kalyway dvd name part which you will learn how

open terminal and start typing

sudo su
password: (enter your password here, and it wont show any typing but if it is not correct it will ask you to retype it)

cd /volumes
ls (this will list entire directory of mounted partitions==check the full name of the kalyway dvd and enter it as it is inside " " including quotes so that you dont worry about spaces in the directory name)
cd "name_of_kalyway dvd" (make sure to add the name inside " ")
cd system/installation/packages
open OSInstall.mpkg

this will bring the kalyway install screen
make sure to choose correct partition (osx1 on usb hdd) because by default your original boot partition on macbook may/will be selected...
go to customize window
and choose the things i suggested in the post#2 for kalyway dvd
let it is finish installing...
once done, dont restart, and install/replace IOUSBFamily.kext on to osx1... now the tricky part is that on that usb hdd, osx on macbook will/may replace your Extensions.kext (cache of kexts for fast booting) which causes funny results... but nothing to do about it until you can boot of from that hdd

put the usb hdd back to your hackintosh and boot it as usb hdd still, (dont put into internal ide/sata ports yet) using -v -f to load all kexts from zero and see errors if any...

SPECIAL NOTE: if it gives root not found error, i want you to unplug the usb hdd cable from your computer and put it back immidiatey (like in 1 sec) and wait... it may spit out some error messages, but wait... like 15-20 secs...

if using usb/unplug/plug still does give root not found error, it means:

your mobo is total piece of {censored}? or
your hdd is total piece of {censored}? or
there is definetely something you are not doing correctly!

bcoz booting from usb hdd does not cause root not found error unless your usb controller is not initiated...


it's up and running!!! but only when I boot it from the internal PATA... it won't boot from the USB enclosure, but I do have USB support (for my keyboard and mouse once it has booted up(from internal hackintosh PATA))...

now I just need to figure out how to copy the install to my sata drive, and straighten out all the drivers...

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it's up and running!!! but only when I boot it from the internal PATA... it won't boot from the USB enclosure, but I do have USB support (for my keyboard and mouse once it has booted up(from internal hackintosh PATA))...

now I just need to figure out how to copy the install to my sata drive, and straighten out all the drivers...


Glad you finally up and running......it has been a long haul..... -_-

If you can arrange for 3. and 4. below, I suggest you download and use Carbon Copy Cloner 3.1.1 to do a block-level clone to your SATA HDD......for a block-level clone:

1. You need the intended OS X install volume i.e. Target Volume ACTUAL FORMATTED VOLUME size to be ≥ than the Source Volume ACTUAL FORMATTED VOLUME size.....e.g. 0.5GB greater or 1GB greater.....do not make it much bigger as (a) you can only clone from small to larger in terms of volume size and (:thumbsdown_anim: the free space will/may not be recognised as usable without running partitioning software.....such as iPartition......

2. You must choose to erase the target volume during the clone.

3. You must be able to unmount both devices (there cannot be any open files on either drive) but do not actually unmount the drives prior to the clone.

4. You cannot be booted from either drive......

This is one of the reasons why I always have Kalyway OS X 10.5.2 installed in a 10GB HFS+ "OS_X_Boot" volume as the 1st volume on my OS X MBR multi-volume partitioned HDDs......

It functions as a "First-Aider" and "Clone-Maker" and "For Very Large File Transfers via Gigabit LAN and/or Firewire Devices" OS X Kalyway 10.5.2 system with "cpus=1 maxmem=2048" inserted under Kernel Flags string in com.apple.Boot.plist.......... :)

It services my Main and Backup OS X 10.5.4 systems and my various test OS X installs e.g. iATKOS v2.0i or iDeneb v1 10.5.4...... :)

In my experience, Kalyway OS X 10.5.2 Install DVD is the least troublesome & most reliable OS X distro ....at least for nFORCE chipset MOBOs with Intel CPUs.... :D



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Glad you finally up and running......it has been a long haul..... :D

If you can arrange for 3. and 4. below, I suggest you download and use Carbon Copy Cloner 3.1.1 to do a block-level clone to your SATA HDD......for a block-level clone:

1. You need the intended OS X install volume i.e. Target Volume ACTUAL FORMATTED VOLUME size to be ≥ than the Source Volume ACTUAL FORMATTED VOLUME size.....e.g. 0.5GB greater or 1GB greater.....do not make it much bigger as (a) you can only clone from small to larger in terms of volume size and ( :) the free space will/may not be recognised as usable without running partitioning software.....such as iPartition......

2. You must choose to erase the target volume during the clone.

3. You must be able to unmount both devices (there cannot be any open files on either drive) but do not actually unmount the drives prior to the clone.

4. You cannot be booted from either drive......

This is one of the reasons why I always have Kalyway OS X 10.5.2 installed in a 10GB HFS+ "OS_X_Boot" volume as the 1st volume on my OS X MBR multi-volume partitioned HDDs......

It functions as a "First-Aider" and "Clone-Maker" and "For Very Large File Transfers via Gigabit LAN and/or Firewire Devices" OS X Kalyway 10.5.2 system with "cpus=1 maxmem=2048" inserted under Kernel Flags string in com.apple.Boot.plist.......... :)

It services my Main and Backup OS X 10.5.4 systems and my various test OS X installs e.g. iATKOS v2.0i or iDeneb v1 10.5.4...... :)

In my experience, Kalyway OS X 10.5.2 Install DVD is the least troublesome & most reliable OS X distro ....at least for nFORCE chipset MOBOs with Intel CPUs.... :D


Thanks for the cloning instructions Haxi!

I went through it as you said, but for some reason I can't get it to boot... it's giving me the same results that I got when I just tried copying the Applications, Library, System, & Users folders without multiple installs on the IDE drive plus a fancy cloning program.. heh.. I guess it's not seeing the EFI boot loader on the drive or something?

What I did exactly was the following...
I formatted the IDE HDD in the USB enclosure with two HFS+ 10GB OSX1 & 2 partitions, plus a third OS X partition to mess around with (which wasn't used), and a the rest of the space a fat32 partition.

I installed Kalyway 10.5.2 to OSX1 and OSX2, USB fixed them, and then took the drive out of the enclosure and put it in the hackintosh machine. I went through the setup prompts on both OSX1 and 2, and then booted to OSX1 and cloned OSX2 to my SATA drive, which I partitioned as follows..

OSX1-10GB HFS+ emergency boot partition
OSX2-10GB HFS+ emergency clone source partition (incase macHD gets busted)
Macintosh HD-400GB partition to become the main boot partition (for games, apps, etc.....)
Fat Dump-remaining ~45 gigs for transfering stuff from windoze expee

So yeah, I cloned OSX2 on the IDE drive to OSX1, OSX2, and MacHD on the sata drive, but this is what I get when I try to boot from it...

http://i33.tinypic.com/20uux3a.jpg

sorry for the poor focus... and attachments aren't working for me for some reason right now, hence the tinypic url...

That missing boot file thing means it's not finding the EFI file right?


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Thanks for the cloning instructions Haxi!

I went through it as you said, but for some reason I can't get it to boot... it's giving me the same results that I got when I just tried copying the Applications, Library, System, & Users folders without a fancy cloning program.. heh.. I guess it's not seeing the EFI boot loader on the drive or something?

What I did exactly was the following...
formatted the IDE HDD in the USB enclosure with two HFS+ 10GB OSX1 & 2 partitions, plus a third OS X partition to mess around with (which wasn't used), and a the rest of the space a fat32 partition.

I installed Kalyway 10.5.2 to OSX1 and OSX2, USB fixed them, and then took the drive out of the enclosure and put it in the hackintosh machine. I went through the setup thing on both OSX1 and 2, and then I booted to OSX1 and cloned OSX2 to three partitions on my SATA drive...as follows..

OSX1-10GB HFS+ emergency boot partition
OSX2-10GB HFS+ emergency clone source partition (incase macHD gets busted)
Macintosh HD-400GB partition to become the main boot partition (for games, apps, etc.....)
Fat Dump-remaining ~45 gigs for transfering stuff from windoze expee

So yeah, I cloned OSX2 on the IDE drive to OSX1, OSX2, and MacHD on the sata drive, but this is what I get when I try to boot from it...

http://i33.tinypic.com/20uux3a.jpg

sorry for the poor focus... and attachments aren't working for me for some reason right now, hence the tinypic url...

But yeah, that means it's not finding the EFI file right?


EDIT: Change volume names to SATA_OSX1, SATA_OSX2, SATA_MacHD, SATA_Fat_Dump

and PATA_OSX1, PATA_OSX2.....you get the idea..... :)

Try reinstalling onto OSX1 on the SATA drive, the PC_EFI v8 bootloader using OSx86Tools

or Chameleon 1.0.10......or Chameleon 1.0.11....

or if you have the iATKOS v2.0i DVD or iATKOS v1.0ir3 regular version DVD or iATKOS v4.0i DVD....

Place the iATKOS DVD in the DVDRW drive and boot it by pressing F8 at boot-up to bring up the "Boot Menu", then selecting the DVDRW Drive and pressing Enter.

You should select ONLY the Darwin EFI bootloader - NOTHING ELSE!

When the Darwin Bootloader appears, press F8 quickly and at the "boot:" prompt, type (without quotes) "cpus=1 maxmem=2048 -v" and press Enter.

When the iATKOS 2.01 DVD Installer is running, "Click the button to continue...", then click on "Continue" in the Welcome window, followed by "Agree" in the next pop-up window, and in the Select a Destination window, select the volume you have just cloned OS X onto and press "Continue".

In the Install Summary window, press "Customize" and in the Package Name pop-up window, select ONLY Darwin Bootloader - NOTHING ELSE! and press "Done" to return to the Install Summary window, press "Install".

Ignore the "Install Failed" message window that will appear after the install has completed, and just click "Restart".

When all processes are killed and DVD drive activity stops and the re-boot "beep" sounds, remove the DVD and boot from the HDD

When the Darwin Bootloader appears, press any key quickly and at the "boot:" prompt, type (without quotes) "-v" and press Enter.

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EDIT: Change volume names to SATA_OSX1, SATA_OSX2, SATA_MacHD, SATA_Fat_Dump

and PATA_OSX1, PATA_OSX2.....you get the idea..... :)

Try reinstalling onto OSX1 on the SATA drive, the PC_EFI v8 bootloader using OSx86Tools

or Chameleon 1.0.10......or Chameleon 1.0.11....

or if you have the iATKOS v2.0i DVD or iATKOS v1.0ir3 regular version DVD or iATKOS v4.0i DVD....

Place the iATKOS DVD in the DVDRW drive and boot it by pressing F8 at boot-up to bring up the "Boot Menu", then selecting the DVDRW Drive and pressing Enter.

You should select ONLY the Darwin EFI bootloader - NOTHING ELSE!

When the Darwin Bootloader appears, press F8 quickly and at the "boot:" prompt, type (without quotes) "cpus=1 maxmem=2048 -v" and press Enter.

When the iATKOS 2.01 DVD Installer is running, "Click the button to continue...", then click on "Continue" in the Welcome window, followed by "Agree" in the next pop-up window, and in the Select a Destination window, select the volume you have just cloned OS X onto and press "Continue".

In the Install Summary window, press "Customize" and in the Package Name pop-up window, select ONLY Darwin Bootloader - NOTHING ELSE! and press "Done" to return to the Install Summary window, press "Install".

Ignore the "Install Failed" message window that will appear after the install has completed, and just click "Restart".

When all processes are killed and DVD drive activity stops and the re-boot "beep" sounds, remove the DVD and boot from the HDD

When the Darwin Bootloader appears, press any key quickly and at the "boot:" prompt, type (without quotes) "-v" and press Enter.


Working via OSx86 tools!! Thanks Haxi!!!

Now I just need to reinstall winlol on the other which decided to {censored} the bed for no apparent reason(what a surprise :P ), and then see about getting my onboard ethernet working in the hackintoshes...

Video is working well... it doesn't say GeForce 8800GTS in system profiler but it does say that hardware acceleration, etc, is working, and it's running the full 1920x1200 resolution of my screen, so I'm happy with that.

Oh system info displays my processor as being "2.4 ghz unknown" and the ram as 667mhz (as opposed to 1066), but yeah I'm sure I can figure out how to tweak it from this point... the main thing was just getting it installed... Much thanks to Mysticus and Haxi :thumbsup_anim:

It's really too bad that I can't get the install to boot from the internal drive, but I might have more luck with a PATA dvd drive I guess... In any event, I have two backup copies of it installed in case something happens... and I can always use the usb IDE drive again if I need to.

In any event thanks soooooo for all of the help... you guys deserve some bigass "winnerz of interwebs awards," to put on your e-mantelpiece, imho. :D :D

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Working via OSx86 tools!! Thanks Haxi!!!

That is good news..... :) Did you install EFI_v8 or Chameleon?

Now I just need to reinstall winlol on the other which decided to {censored} the bed for no apparent reason(what a surprise :P ), and then see about getting my onboard ethernet working in the hackintoshes...

If you have an nForce chipset MOBO like your MOBO with the nForce 570 SLI Chipset then your on-board LAN will not work properly under OS X....Get hold of a Realtek chipset based PCI Netwok Card i.e. RTL8168, RTL8111, RTL8169, RTL8101 chipset card....check card specs before buying....depending on the card used it may just work out of the box with the already installed drivers in OS X... :)

See http://sourceforge.n...s/realtekr1000/ for the R1000, which is an opensource driver for network controllers RTL8168, RTL8111, RTL8169, RTL8101 and some others modification for Mac OSX. It is based on Realtek's driver for Linux but is not supported by Realtek.

Also see http://www.psystar.c...000_driver.html

Psystar have released a modded driver based on R1000 claimed by them to enhance
the interrupt handling and link detection for these NICS: RTL8168, RTL8111, RTL8169, RTL8101.

Other options from Mysticus C* are from here....

+ Linksys WUSB54GC (reported OK) there are official drivers for this
+ Netgear WG111V3 wireless card (Mysticus C*'s suggestion) (there are official drivers for this)
+ Apple USB to Ethernet (reported OK) works OTB


Video is working well... it doesn't say GeForce 8800GTS in system profiler but it does say that hardware acceleration, etc, is working, and it's running the full 1920x1200 resolution of my screen, so I'm happy with that.

NVkush does for my GeForce 8600GT......not sure if latest version will show up your GFX card..... :)

Oh system info displays my processor as being "2.4 ghz unknown" and the ram as 667mhz (as opposed to 1066), but yeah I'm sure I can figure out how to tweak it from this point... the main thing was just getting it installed... Much thanks to Mysticus and Haxi B)

Have a look at an earlier entry in my blog that deals with this issue for Q6600...... :)

It's really too bad that I can't get the install to boot from the internal drive, but I might have more luck with a PATA dvd drive I guess... In any event, I have two backup copies of it installed in case something happens... and I can always use the usb IDE drive again if I need to.

It would be a pain to find out in future that swapping your SATA DVDRW for a PATA DVDRW would have solved all your problems....... :rolleyes:

In any event thanks soooooo for all of the help... you guys deserve some bigass "winnerz of interwebs awards," to put on your e-mantelpiece, imho. :D :D

Thanks....... :blush:



UPDATE TO AVOID CONFUSION IN THIS THREAD AND ELSEWHERE OVER MY NAME CHANGE from haxi to verdant....I was changing my user name from haxi to Haxi but pressed enter at the wrong moment...cannot correct until 60 days have passed..... :hysterical:

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vsi: just learn to make the cloning, therefor, you can always test things b4 bricking anything... cloning takes about ~10 mins roughly, and copies entire system (exlcuding bootloaders)

if you intend to run osx on a seperate hdd (i higly suggest that!!!), just prepare your hdd with 3 partitions minimum!!!

1- for main partition system (once you made everything working)
2- test partition system
3- backup/downloads etc... partition system

and use mbr partition scheme... dealing with guid is more of a pain than a real gain... guid is intended for server systems... and there are many things to worry about all the time if u use guid...

cloning is easy... open disk utility, choose restore, use main partition as source, and test partition as target/destination, and (dont choose erase during cloning, always erase the test partition before you start cloning, bcoz it will clone the name if you choose the erase in restore function, which may confuse you later!)

in about 10 mins it will finish... like i said, it copies entire system, except bootloader... any you dont need a bootloader on the same hdd twice :unsure: bcoz original bootloader (if you dont delete the partition by accident) will let you boot the test partition as well!!!

all you do is press f8 at countdown screen, and choose test partition, it will boot... do all your testing there, w/o worrying about bricking it... once you learn how to do whatever you wanted to do, then apply it on the original one...

understand that once you have a workinng test partition, dont clone the test partition back to main system... you will erase the bootloader and it can be a pain to bring it back if you dont know what to do... (if you have iatkos r3 dvd, it is easy to restore bootloader :D just boot of the r3, and choose only efi bootloader in the customize window, and deselect everything else... and install, tata bootloader working again :) make sure you dont select anything else!)

everytime you learned how to update your system without bricking it, make sure you do a back up of the entire system... i m not sure timemachine backs up entire system with the bootloaders... but make sure you back up importtant stuffs...

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Hi Mysticus C.

I havent been here in a while due to internet loss. the last time i installed leopard i had a problem with getting the internet working becuase i had onboard ethernet. What wirless card would you suggets i get for my system.

thanks alot in adnvance

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Hi Mysticus C.

I havent been here in a while due to internet loss. the last time i installed leopard i had a problem with getting the internet working becuase i had onboard ethernet. What wirless card would you suggets i get for my system.

thanks alot in adnvance



read post#2 in page#1 carefully... It shows what is known to work, and what is/are suggested...

good luck...

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@ the artist formerly known as "haxi:"

I went with the EFI_V8 bootloader... speaking of which you wouldn't happen to know how to make it default to say.. the third drive in the list, instead of the first? I also need to make the "cpus=1 maxmem=3072" thing automatic... I haven't tried, but not typing this in would create some kind of total system assplosion wouldn't it? Does booting this way mean that it's only using one of the four cores when I render something in Final Cut for instance?

As for NICs I have a Realtek 8169 on the way, courtesy of ebay. So I'm expecting good results with that :D

I'll play with the gfx card thing... it seems to be working fine, so making it show GeForce 8800GTS in the system profile really isn't that high of a priority..

And as for fixing the system info, I found your blog and the steps are very easy to follow ofc, but when I tried copying the files over on a USB hard drive (100gb sata laptop hdd this time, also in a USB2.0 enclosure), the red light on the enclosure comes on, but the drive does mount. USB is working (proved by 1. the red light on the enclosure coming on, and 2. the fact that the keyboard and mouse are working... my keyboard name even shows up in the system profile =O) ...so I don't know why the hard-drive won't mount... there must be some other problem I don't know about. I can just burn the stuff to a CD, but yeah HD transfer is better if possible... (Actually what I can do is put them on the FAT DUMP partition I made while in windows expee, which has working onboard NIC... but it would be nice to figure out how to get USB HDDs mounting..)

And yeah.. I'll test the PATA DVD drive thing as soon as I have access to one... I'll certainly have to keep one lying around if it turns out that that was my problem all along.

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@  Mysticus C*: Thanks for the emergency tips (and all the help all along as well!!) I will make sure to follow this so that I don't end up having to do everything all over again in case I mess something up and render one of my partitions un-bootable :wacko:

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if you are on 10.5.2 and didnt update yet, the only reason why your hdd wouldnt mount is kernel/sysem.kext version not matching... i also explained the issue in the post#2

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if you are on 10.5.2 and didnt update yet, the only reason why your hdd wouldnt mount is kernel/sysem.kext version not matching... i also explained the issue in the post#2


I actually ran this fix a while back(before I copied the install to my internal SATA), but I left on USB Family Original -Restore-Backup, which is what is causing my problem I think.

When I installed Kalyway I turned off PCGENUSB2, so I guess that is what caused the problem....

I guess I need to repatch a clean kalyway install with no PCGENUSB2, and USB Family Original -Restore-Backup turned off.


Unrelated, but it's actually working with 4gb of ram.. although it shows up as 667mhz, instead of 1066... but I guess this might freeze me.

And discs in the sata DVD-RW won't mount either... it's probably because it's SATA, and it's probably related to the problems that I have been having from the very start. Could be the drive too (lite-on 20x dvdrw /w lightscribe..) I should just get a pata dvd drive for it....

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@ the artist formerly known as "haxi:"

I went with the EFI_V8 bootloader... speaking of which you wouldn't happen to know how to make it default to say.. the third drive in the list, instead of the first? I also need to make the "cpus=1 maxmem=3072" thing automatic... I haven't tried, but not typing this in would create some kind of total system assplosion wouldn't it? Does booting this way mean that it's only using one of the four cores when I render something in Final Cut for instance?

As for NICs I have a Realtek 8169 on the way, courtesy of ebay. So I'm expecting good results with that :D

I'll play with the gfx card thing... it seems to be working fine, so making it show GeForce 8800GTS in the system profile really isn't that high of a priority..

And as for fixing the system info, I found your blog and the steps are very easy to follow ofc, but when I tried copying the files over on a USB hard drive (100gb sata laptop hdd this time, also in a USB2.0 enclosure), the red light on the enclosure comes on, but the drive does mount. USB is working (proved by 1. the red light on the enclosure coming on, and 2. the fact that the keyboard and mouse are working... my keyboard name even shows up in the system profile =O) ...so I don't know why the hard-drive won't mount... there must be some other problem I don't know about. I can just burn the stuff to a CD, but yeah HD transfer is better if possible... (Actually what I can do is put them on the FAT DUMP partition I made while in windows expee, which has working onboard NIC... but it would be nice to figure out how to get USB HDDs mounting..)

And yeah.. I'll test the PATA DVD drive thing as soon as I have access to one... I'll certainly have to keep one lying around if it turns out that that was my problem all along.

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@  Mysticus C*: Thanks for the emergency tips (and all the help all along as well!!) I will make sure to follow this so that I don't end up having to do everything all over again in case I mess something up and render one of my partitions un-bootable :D


Once you have installed Kalyway with the appropriate kernel etc., then you should be able to run on all 4 cores......however, for large file transfers, e.g. video files from digicams etc. via Firewire, just use the OS X Boot system (preset in com.apple.Boot.plist with cpus=1 maxmem=2048) to do the initial file transfer to your HDD.....then you simply boot from your OS X Main system running all 4 cores to render something in Final Cut......this is what I do very successfully..... :)

For bootloader options:

1. Go to the Terminal, and at the $ prompt, type in

sudo nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist

2. Enter your password when requested. Use the arrow keys on the keyboard to move the cursor within the Terminal window.

3. Type in (without any spaces except where shown)

maxmem=3072 rd=diskXsY

between <string> and </string> under <key>Kernel Flags</key>.

In rd=diskXsY, X is your hard drive number (starts with X=0) and Y is the partition number (Y starts with 1)

Open Aplications>Utilities>Disk Utiliy, click on the partition with OSX installed and click on "Info", the required "rd" value is the value against "Disk Identifier"

4. Move the cursor the Terminal window down until it no longer moves, then press Ctrl-O (i.e. ^O) and then Enter, to save the modified com.apple.Boot.plist file.

5. Press Ctrl-X (i.e. ^X) to Exit and type "exit" at the $ prompt to log out of the Terminal and then close and quit Terminal.

6.Reboot with -v and Repair Permissions. On some systems, changes to
the kernel flags option may make the computers unbootable. If this happens, type "-F mach_kernel -v" at the "boot:" prompt.....

USB not mounting has already been answered by Mysticus C*....... :)

The artist formerly known as "haxi".

I actually ran this fix a while back(before I copied the install to my internal SATA), but I left on USB Family Original -Restore-Backup, which is what is causing my problem I think.

When I installed Kalyway I turned off PCGENUSB2, so I guess that is what caused the problem....

I guess I need to repatch a clean kalyway install with no PCGENUSB2, and USB Family Original -Restore-Backup turned off.


Unrelated, but it's actually working with 4gb of ram.. although it shows up as 667mhz, instead of 1066... but I guess this might freeze me.

And discs in the sata DVD-RW won't mount either... it's probably because it's SATA, and it's probably related to the problems that I have been having from the very start. Could be the drive too (lite-on 20x dvdrw /w lightscribe..) I should just get a pata dvd drive for it....


Re the RAM speed.....you could try an AppleSMBIOS.kext hard-coded for 1066MHz RAM ...... but I do not know how your system would react......I only have lowly 667MHz RAM...... ;)

Re the SATA DVDRW......there is a test AppleNForceATA.kext from MeDevil that apparently helps with SATA DVDRWs......

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verdant,

you know what ..
me here got two stripes of DDR2 800 and two stripes DDR2 1066,
what i saw in the about this mac : 667 ...
and in the system proflier : 2x667 + 2x800 ....

how could i know what speed is my ram actually running??
they are not supposed to run in two different speed ...

btw, hardcoded applesmbios is only the LAST RESORT.

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verdant,

you know what ..
me here got two stripes of DDR2 800 and two stripes DDR2 1066,
what i saw in the about this mac : 667 ...
and in the system proflier : 2x667 + 2x800 ....

how could i know what speed is my ram actually running??
they are not supposed to run in two different speed ...

btw, hardcoded applesmbios is only the LAST RESORT.


Hi there,

Again your experience shows that what is reported by the AppleSMBIOS can be contradictory, given that the SMBIOS Specification deals with how motherboard and system vendors present information about their devices in a standard format by extending the BIOS interface on x86 architecture systems.....whereas EFI incorporates both ACPI and BIOS functions.

Can you post the output from running Terminal
sudo dmesg
......on my system I have 667MHz RAM and my dmesg output is

--- AppleSMBIOS-27 --

 Default Memory Type (Auto-Detected)
 Default Memory Speed: 667 MHz
 Default Memory Type (Auto-Detected)
 Default Memory Speed: 667 MHz
 Default Memory Type (Auto-Detected)
 Default Memory Speed: 667 MHz
 Default Memory Type (Auto-Detected)
 Default Memory Speed: 667 MHz
 --- AppleSMBIOS-27 --

As regards hard-coding sometimes it is the only option left......

Memory access speed is set in BIOS and is determined by the CPU speed and the speed of the Front Side bus (FSB) connecting the CPU to the Northbridge Controller which then connects to the RAM via the Memory bus.

So the memory access speed is the same as your FSB speed......Faster RAM will not make the CPU access the data any faster but the RAM must be as least as fast as the speed at which the CPU can accept data from the FSB.

Running Terminal
sysctl hw.busfrequency hw.memsize
on my currently 3.0GHz OC'd system gives

hw.busfrequency: 1332000000 i.e. 1332MHz
hw.memsize: 3221225472 i.e. 3.1 GB

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Hey, thanks for the tips Haxi...

Before I try to fix anything anything else I'm going to install Kalyway again without PCGENUSB2, again, and this time I will install Mysticus' fix correctly (with USB Family Original -Restore-Backup turned OFF) and see if that fixes the USB drive mounting issue...

Totally unrelated, but any idea why this is happening to my macbook after I use it to install Kalyway to the PATA drive in the USB enclosure?
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It's been happening every time I do the install for the last four or five times, and I need to do a clean install of the OS on the macbook to fix it >.< Not the end of the world, but I'd be curious to know what is causing this...

^ I just reinstalled Kalyway to the external drive from the macbook again, and I didn't get that message this time. No idea what was causing it, I did the install the same way every time....

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Hey, thanks for the tips Haxi...

Before I try to fix anything anything else I'm going to install Kalyway again without PCGENUSB2, again, and this time I will install Mysticus' fix correctly (with USB Family Original -Restore-Backup turned OFF) and see if that fixes the USB drive mounting issue...

Totally unrelated, but any idea why this is happening to my macbook after I use it to install Kalyway to the PATA drive in the USB enclosure?
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It's been happening every time I do the install for the last four or five times, and I need to do a clean install of the OS on the macbook to fix it >.< Not the end of the world, but I'd be curious to know what is causing this...

^ I just reinstalled Kalyway to the external drive from the macbook again, and I didn't get that message this time. No idea what was causing it, I did the install the same way every time....


Hi there, if you continue to have such problems on the macbook just reset PRAM and NVRAM
  • Shut down the computer.
  • Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
  • Turn on the computer.
  • Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.
  • Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
  • Release the keys.






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