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Bikerbob

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HP DC7900 - new install - options?

09 May 2015 - 12:10 PM

Hello all,

 

I am trying to install on a HP DC7900 SFF.

 

First question is - I have seen this succeed over several different forums. I have iatkos Lion running now, but no sound or lan.

 

I have ordered a low profile GT210 card.. which should get me supported graphics.

 

I have seen several threads here talking about issues, I have seen several other places saying easy.

 

What is the status of this hardware. I have seen posts showing 10.10 on this.. but I also see posts of issues getting it running on Lion.

 

This forum is more open to all types of installs but T0nymak site and its utilities show their method.

 

Opinions?  I have been trying to get kexts .. and or DSDT files I have seen posted in other threads here.. but cant seem to dl them. HELP?

 

Edit - OK, found a kext for the lan - seems to work.  VoodooHDA that I found still says it has issues.. Im thinking that a usb soundcard for $10 that is plug and play is the way to go. Unless someone knows that the sound on this was eventually solved.

Pent D post install help req'd

14 April 2015 - 02:55 AM

This is my hardware

 

Gateway GT4024 computer

MSI 7428r motherboard

http://www.ascendtec...at4001071r.aspx

(BOARD SPECS)

2 gb ram

NVIDIA pci e card 8600GT

Altheros wifi

PS2 keyboard  USB wireless mouse

 

 

First issue I am trying to solve is the audio.

 

VoodooHDA could get some sound - but it was nasty crackling etc..

 

this is my id  1002(ATI):437b(Alza ACL861)

 

I found this.

 

http://www.hackintos...-working-kexts/

 

Tried to use Kext Wizard to install them (3 kexts in the zip) I removed the VOODOOHDA manually and I can boot, but no sound

 

It is only showing 1 of the 3 kexts installed (contoller card) sound and IOfamily does not install.

 

Also ViaATA did get the HD found and working.. but it shows up as a SATA bus.. is this an issue?

 

THe 8600GT seems to be in fine, how do I know if I get accelleration etc.. QC or whatever?

 

Safari crashes freq, saying the FLASH plugin crashed.. ?

 

Thanks

James

New - Old hardware build - help needed

08 April 2015 - 10:28 PM

Hello all,

 

I am playing with my old computer I had lying around. I want to install Snow Leopard on it. I know it CAN be done, but so far I am not having luck rebooting after the install.

 

I am getting the infamous  "still waiting for root device" error.

 

I am pretty sure this is a chipset driver issue.

 

This is my hardware

 

Gateway GT4024 computer

MSI 7428r motherboard

http://www.ascendtec...at4001071r.aspx

(BOARD SPECS)

2 gb ram

NVIDIA pci e card 8600GT

Altheros wifi

PS2 keyboard  USB wireless mouse

 

I think the issue I am having is the ATI x200 sb450 chipset.  I know older Tiger vintage macs used this chipset and older distros had them built in. By searching the net I have found ATISATA  and ATIPATA kexts.

 

I can boot iatKOS S3 and load that on to my hard drive (seperate drive on IDE) the install completes and I reboot. The reboot however never finishes, I stall on the waiting for root device. I think the kexts above would get me past this.

 

Now I think what I need to do is get the above kexts installed..  I dont know how to do that without a working system.

 

I have MODCD, MODUSB,1Boot, IBOOTlegacy, HAZARD distro, retail Snow Leopard as well. 

I cannot seem to boot the retail any way from a bootable USB I made. I don't have any DL dvds at the moment. Maybe DVDs should be easier?

HAZARD I tried last night.. did not get anywhere with that.. and it is supposed to have those kexts built in.

 

Only success so far is iatKOS S3 v2 boots to install everytime - I run the install no issues but I cannot get a re-boot from the installed drive.

 

Suggestions?

Help with installing the Kexts?

 

Thanks

James

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