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.picodev

Member Since 14 Nov 2010
Offline Last Active Nov 18 2014 10:13 PM
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10.7.4 + AMD + nForce

30 March 2013 - 05:46 PM

Success story after 4 days of painstaking work.Just to get QE/CI up and running and im all good. Old AMD Athlon X2 64 4200+ with a cheap-ass 30 euro ASRock piece of crud motherboard boasting the nForce 630 chipset. Posted Image

First tinkered with VMWare Workstation and 10.6.8 snow leopard,made a virtual hard disk,restored Basesystem.dmg etc etc all the usual stuff.Made a .sparsebundle image,booted 10.5.7 Leopard off a DVD,restored it to a HDD partition,did the terminal work,pulled all neccecary stuff from a USB flash drive.The restore process for some odd reason didnt copy the /var and /Volumes partition so i had fun with that for a few hours but finnaly managed to copy those from another restored image on a USB flash drive.Booted the HDD partition,installed,again back to Leopard and the terminal,fixed it up,and et voala,booted in. 4 days of work total. Btw kernel is Bronzovka 10.7.4 arch=i386, 64 bit userland functioning. What can i say,it was a challenge.Now off to setup meself some Mountain Lion goodness on a proper Intel i5 3570K :)

Lion slow boot & new kextcache mechanism

11 May 2012 - 01:43 AM

As of 10.7.0 Lion, the kextcache mechanism has been changed and the old mechanism of using the "Extensions.mkext" file is now legacy. The new default system is now using kernelcache,which is in the same location as the previous .mkext file (/System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup).



The slow boot up of the system is due to Chameleon not using these caches (UseKernelCache=No by default) but loading the extensions one by one thus taking much longer (but in this way, loading the extensions both from /Extra/Extensions AND /System/Library/Extensions and is in effect,like booting with the -f bootflag).



A fast boot up is achieved by using the boot flag UseKernelCache=Yes but take note, this way, all of your additional kexts must reside in /System/Library/Extensions since /Extra/Extensions is ignored.


How to force rebuild the kernel cache is covered here in the 10.7 Lion section.

Burning down the house

10 May 2012 - 04:44 PM

If this hasn't happened to you at least once,you just weren't curious enough i guess
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