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duomaxw

Member Since 23 Mar 2009
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In Topic: [GUIDE] Scripted Yosemite/Mavericks Install on Gigabyte Mobos

11 September 2009 - 04:23 AM

I have internet access with no issues but can't see my MacBook Pro (also 10.6.1) on the network.


I had this problem as well. I fixed it by downloading the realtek driver from psystar's website (under the opensouce section) and placing it in the system folder using DD's script. Not sure if it's a different version or if I somehow got lucky the second time.

In Topic: [GUIDE] Scripted Yosemite/Mavericks Install on Gigabyte Mobos

10 September 2009 - 03:29 AM

Thanks DD, great script. Took a few tries but I got it working pretty well.

For anyone trying to get this to work on an EVGA x58 SLI and Geforce 260 I did the following,

1. Installed 10.5 on a separate hard drive.
2. Generated an EFI string for my Geforce 260 using gfx util and aquamac's guide.
3. Installed Chameleon RC3, made partition active
4. Installed Snow Leopard deselecting ALL optional packages.
5. Removed AppleHDA and added VoodooHDA
6. Ran kext installer and set realtek to go into system folder (bonjour wouldn't work otherwise).
7. Added efi string to bootlist and arch=i386 to kernel flags.
8. Booted up snow leopard, updated bootcache, and everything works great!


Thanks again DD and good luck everyone!

In Topic: [GUIDE] Scripted Yosemite/Mavericks Install on Gigabyte Mobos

09 September 2009 - 01:14 AM

After asking for my password the first thing I see is:

"IMPROPER OS! This script will only run on Leopard or Snow Leopard OS!"


I've got the same problem on my 10.6 install.

I also had the same message using this on 10.5.0 but after upgrading to 10.5.7 the improper OS message went away.

In Topic: Leopard 10.5.7 Vanilla Installation on EVGA X58 SLI [GUIDE/TUTORIAL]

03 September 2009 - 09:10 PM

You could skip to snow leopard but there aren't really any good step by step guides for the evga yet. For you it's probably better to do leopard now using this (amazing btw) guide or wait until there is more info on snow leopard.

A 4gb usb drive is not large enough. My only other recommendation is to hook your sata drive directly to another mac or hackintosh with an ESATA port.

In Topic: Leopard 10.5.7 Vanilla Installation on EVGA X58 SLI [GUIDE/TUTORIAL]

01 September 2009 - 04:37 PM

I guess my first question before I even start is: Can I Install Leopard On This PC?


I'm not sure about the X58 LE - perhaps someone else has experience? I would imagine most of the hardware is the same and thus it should work. The Geforce 260 is going to require a little bit of work outside this guide but there are plenty of other guides on the issue

I don't see how I can make use of the laptop, but would the 4GB flash drive work?


Your best option is to use an external enclosure if you have one, pull the drive from your computer and do the install from your powermac. If that doesn't work then wipe both drives, do the install, then clear the first one and put XP back on it.

My third question is around the dual booting option. Is it true that I need to install XP on a hard drive that is already set to AHCI rather than SATA from the start and that switching it over after the fact won't work?



AHCI is part of the SATA spec. If you install XP and then switch to AHCI it can cause a lot of stability problems. I'm pretty sure you can select it on a drive by drive or controller by controller basis though. So leave XP as normal and make sure the OS X drive is on AHCI.

My fourth and file question is around stability. How stable is 10.5.7 when running on a PC? Am I going to have to live in fear of every Apple update breaking my computer or does it behave just like a normal Mac?



I turned updates off as 10.5.8 broke sound compatibility. In terms of stability though if you stick with 10.5.7 it runs very well. I haven't had a problem yet.
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