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10..6.4 to 10.6.7 update - which update pkg?

27 June 2011 - 04:28 PM

I'm running 10.6.4 with the Darwin 10.4 kernel (it appears to be running the 32bit kernel as '64-bit Kernel and Extensions: No'). Which update/combo/pkg do I need to update to 10.6.7? Ideally 64 bit. Would that be the regular updater, and just check permissions, etc. before reboot?


PCI Firewire card

14 June 2011 - 10:16 AM

Hi, can someone please recommend me a PCI Firewire card that will work with SL (board is a Rampage Gene II). Thanks much!

Chameleon for dummies (dual boot)

12 January 2011 - 02:07 PM

I need to set up a dual boot machine, probably using Chameleon (unless there's a better suggestion). What I need is a large/plain/simple boot menu (no command line stuff) where someone can click on a red icon for one OS, and blue for the other, or anything that presents a simple A or B choice. OS's will be SL and W7.

Is there a way to do this with Chameleon, or any other boot loader?

10.6.4 DVD drive slow / not working

12 January 2011 - 02:01 PM

Upgraded from 10.6.2 to 10.6.4 and found the DVD drive is not working properly. Its OK for read most of the time, but not for write. Had a LG in there, and swapped it out for a Samsung, and finally a Pioneer (DVR-218L) - all SATA drives.

When I put in a blank DVD it runs very slow, then the dialog pops up (ignore, eject, etc.). So I try Disk Utility, or Toast, to burn an image/files to disc and it just goes very, very slow, and seems to hang. Found some threads via Google, but nothing conclusive (some people resorted to using an external USB/Firewire DVD drive).

Apparently, its a known problem. Cannot see any specific fixes in 10.6.5/6 - but might it be worth trying the upgrade? Any other suggestions? Asus Rampage Gene II/940/6GM RAM Nvidia 8800GS. Everything else seems to run just fine.
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