I thought I add this to the thread. I am new this forum.
I did the install mentioned at the beginning of this thread on a D820. I misunderstood the second Post Install D620 and D820 and did not do it the first time thus my nvidea card was not working.
My second attempt included them and now the video card works well. It works with both monitors and supports up to 1920 X 1080 on my 24" monitor.
I would like to say thank you to Leppy700m for the excellent job done on the install files.
My install disc was retail 10.5.1 I had already downloaded the 10.5.6 combo and updated it before doing the post installs.
I am staying with the Leopard because I can not run Snow Leopard on my Dual G5 tower and I am not ready to replace it yet.
The only thing I noticed is the firewire seems to be buggy. I am not sure if this the external firewire drive I have or the D820 firewire. I have a dual G5 mac pro and this drive is sometimes buggy on it. I have not tried it with a firewire video camera or anything else yet.
The D820 firewire does not identify drives in Windows either so it may just be the hardware. http://www.insanelym...icons/icon9.gif
I was able to load Final Cut Studio on this computer and so far Motion seems to accept the graphics card and work OK. Again I am going to further test Final Cut with Firewire to see if it will load video.
All in all thought this seems to be a very stable computer.
If anyone is interested I set up a dual boot using Leppy700m's system using the procedure below:
The dual boot scheme was done by changing the Bios on the computer to boot off the USB before it boots from the internal hard drive. Just go into bios and move the USB up on the list and put one of the OS drives on the USB. I have an Apricorn clone package that cost about $35.00 that includes a SATA to USB enclosure. I have several SATA drives I picked up on ebay for practically nothing to test this.
One thing to note I use an externally powered drive. I am not sure if the USB bus is powered in time to spin up a drive if you run off the USB power. So it may skip over the drive if it is not already powered.
The computer will then boot the mac software off the external disc and XP off the internal disc or vise versa.
I did not see any noticeable performance difference booting of USB.
I did order a second internal hard drive tray for the D820 and I am going to try that when it comes. I think the Bios will pick up the internal drive tray the same as if it was the CD and try what is there first. So if you put the windows drive there I think the mod to the boot.ini will allow you to get to the OSX. Or you could do something to Chamelion? I am not good with Linux so I am not sure.
There are also external USB cases available to put your DVD burner.
Personally I like the idea of separate hard drives for each system because you can quickly clone either one for backups in their native OS. I also had an extensive windows build and did not want to do it again. I also could not figure out any way to integrate Windows other than doing a Post build.
Thanks again to Leppy700m for the excellent install builds. http://www.insanelym...icons/icon1.gif
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