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milmacman

Member Since 19 Jan 2008
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In Topic: First Hackintosh Using Lifehacker build

30 December 2009 - 02:24 AM

Just curious, Y stay away from the distros?

Some of the distros can cause more problems than they're worth (SnowOSX for me, for example). Nor are distros the fool-proof solution--sometimes you have to do more homework and more hacking to get them to work. Not to mention that depending on your hardware, some distros are literally hit-and-miss. 

Do they have their place? Absolutely. 

I myself use distros, but even still there's quite a bit of legwork to be done, and I already know my machine is rather picky when it comes to install discs--have not managed to get my Snow retail to boot even with EmpireEFI, custom boot-132, etc. Of course, I don't have full control and cannot exactly make my OS X install to my whims. 

For that reason I too recommend that if you look at the specs of your rig and see that it comes close to what another community member has already established with a retail install, I'd say try the retail install first.

As for the comment that said that nobody is making Snow distros--last I heard, uphuck's team is working on iKaros, Hazard just put out something, and SnowOSX has been out there for a while.

And, don't forget, the easiest way to get Snow running is to simply purchase a Mac capable of running it... ;)

In Topic: Help with this kernel panic

29 December 2009 - 11:07 PM

I've received the same problems--been trying the 3.6a version of SnowOSX (I've had no luck at all getting my own copy of Snow to boot). My rig has a Pentium D 820, thereby necessitating a patched kernel (my 10.5.8 setup is running with the Voodoo 9.5.0 kernel). As an interesting side-note, I've had problems getting the "legacy" 10.5.7 and 10.5.8 kernels running.

I've tried the following kernels:

10.2.0 AMD
10.2.0 Legacy
10.0.0 modbin test7

along with the following options:
-v (always use that)
-F (doesn't matter)
-s (still panics)
-x (still panics)
arch=i386 (doesn't make a difference)
cpus=1 (again, this doesn't matter either)

I cannot get Snow to boot. Unfortunately, my cell doesn't take a very good pic of the kernel panic, so there's no image available. However, in all cases, it panics right after "mig_table_max_displ=73"

It's pretty frustrating, because I've been trying (on and off) for the past couple of months to get Snow working. Granted, my machine is almost three years old and I'm starting to think that perhaps 10.5.8 is as high as my current rig will go. Yet, I see the HCL 10.6.0 listing my mobo (Asus P5LP-LE) as working.

Will probably try Hazard's version, if that fails, I'm probably inclined to give up and wait to get a better machine.


OK, as an update, I've been able to get Hazard's version installed (and then had to use MyHack). It appears to work, though I've had to restart a few times because of panics left and right with the chocolate_kernel. It'd be nice to be able to have a solid boot/reboot when it's necessary.

In Topic: My collection of Apple Betas/Classics

24 December 2009 - 03:08 AM

Any idea if Copland, System 7, or OS 8 betas would work in emulation (i.e. vMac, Basilisk II, or SheepShaver)?

Also, if the links are still active, would you be kind to PM? I'd like to try them out. I'm also certain I could perhaps find another old Mac to replace my rapidly-falling-apart Quadra and my WallStreet II.

Edit: I've found OS 8.2d8 (works in SheepShaver, but the system itself is rather buggy), still looking for 8.7a6c2...

Thanks!


I've also found Rhapsody DR2 (x86) in my piles of stuff, it works on Parallels, but there is no colour.

In Topic: Help with this kernel panic

24 December 2009 - 03:06 AM

I've received the same problems--been trying the 3.6a version of SnowOSX (I've had no luck at all getting my own copy of Snow to boot). My rig has a Pentium D 820, thereby necessitating a patched kernel (my 10.5.8 setup is running with the Voodoo 9.5.0 kernel). As an interesting side-note, I've had problems getting the "legacy" 10.5.7 and 10.5.8 kernels running.

I've tried the following kernels:

10.2.0 AMD
10.2.0 Legacy
10.0.0 modbin test7

along with the following options:
-v (always use that)
-F (doesn't matter)
-s (still panics)
-x (still panics)
arch=i386 (doesn't make a difference)
cpus=1 (again, this doesn't matter either)

I cannot get Snow to boot. Unfortunately, my cell doesn't take a very good pic of the kernel panic, so there's no image available. However, in all cases, it panics right after "mig_table_max_displ=73"

It's pretty frustrating, because I've been trying (on and off) for the past couple of months to get Snow working. Granted, my machine is almost three years old and I'm starting to think that perhaps 10.5.8 is as high as my current rig will go. Yet, I see the HCL 10.6.0 listing my mobo (Asus P5LP-LE) as working.

Will probably try Hazard's version, if that fails, I'm probably inclined to give up and wait to get a better machine.

In Topic: Rhapsody DR2 on Parallels?

10 December 2009 - 05:21 AM

Did you ever get it running?

I just got DR2 running in Parallels--though the beachball will spin for quite a while.
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