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About cheeky

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  1. Hi all, Looking for some advice around this, if anyone can lend a helping hand! It seems most of you doing G5 mods source the pre- late-2005 towers, as all of the advice and tutorials are based around this. However, I think I may have found a relatively cheap faulty late-2005 G5, and was wondering if it'd be worth taking the plunge and buying this one, or to hold out and wait for a cheaper earlier model. From reading around, it seems the only issue I'll run into is mapping the connections on the different front I/O board, but there's a couple of threads that do provide pin-out diagrams for this that I should be able to utilise. Is there anything else different on a late-2005 G5 that I've missed? Should be worth noting that although I have an understanding of PC hardware, I've never done a PC build from scratch before, and will be relying on hardware suggestions from other users and tonymac86's 'customac' systems for sourcing my components. I've never done any hacking or soldering of PC components before either, but I feel confident in doing so providing I've got diagrams and thorough instructions to guide me through it. If anyone can recommend any hints or tips for doing this I'd be ever so grateful. I'll be updating this thread once I've got my case and components so I can document it all and give something back to the community. I just want to do all my ground-work first and make sure I'm not going to be wasting money anywhere! Thanks guys, Adam
  2. The Dolan Easy G5 Mod

    Looks awesome matey, looking into building my own rig using a G5 case, and pretty much to the same spec as yours, so I'll be keeping a watchful eye on this thread for any hints and tips you can give!
  3. FIXED: Discovered I hadn't selected any of the video drivers when I installed it! So it was crashing as soon as it tried to load the GUI - ie, just after the white Apple loading screen! Thanks to iHack13 and Panik in the IRC channel for helping me fix this
  4. Would love for someone to help me out with this one... I have the following hardware: (My laptop is a HP DV8396EA) CPU: 2 GHz Intel Core Duo Processor T2500 RAM: 2048 MB DDR2 667 MHz (2 x 1024 MB) GFX: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 256 MB HDD: 240 GB 5400 rpm (2 x 120 GB) WLAN: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection LAN: Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection PERIPHERALS ATTACHED: Microsoft USB Comfort Optical Mouse 3000 (IntelliPoint) Here is the photo I took of the boot sequence in -v mode: Booting in -v mode Thanks in advance for any help with this!
  5. I'm about ready to throw my laptop out of the window, I'll be honest! I thought JaS was meant to work flawlessly?! RENOWNED for it, infact!! Oh well, I guess I'll be the special case.. Please could someone lend me advice on this, I can't get it to recognise my keyboard or touchpad.. USB mouse works fine, but then it's still searching for a keyboard before it'll let me use the system. And I don't have a USB keyboard to plug in! I have the JaS CD booted up and Terminal ready to go. But I'm the complete n00b with this, so I'll need a step-by-step run-down of the commands to type in! Thanks in advance for any help, you'll be my lifesaver! (or my laptop's..)
  6. Okay, i've been trying to install the JaS 10.4.8 SSE3 Intel Only disk for the past 24 hours now... Been on the hackint0sh IRC channel for advice and help, nothing they suggest has solved my problem. This was all whilst trying to install from boot. I then downloaded VMWare, and the Kismus utility disk, to determine whether it was a hardware or software problem.. It booted up the Kismus disk, and i ran the 'Disk Utility' application. I got the following two errors when checking the partition i set up for the Mac install: First error - after clicking the 'Verify disk' button. Second error - after clicking the 'Repair disk' button. So can anyone help me out? I'm quite the n00b in this area of computers, it's not the sort of thing i do on a regular basis! (install multiple OS's).. If you need more info then let me know. Hardware specs here: HP Pavilion dv8396ea Thanks EDIT: okay, i solved my problem with the partition by 'erasing' it with the same utility. it then passed the 'verify disk' step. but still, when i try to install the JaS it just crashes before i even get to the install steps.. it just goes round and round in the same loop. It shows the 'loading darwin/x86' line for about 5 seconds, then shows a grey screen with an apple logo in the background, and a message saying to reboot the system. is it the install disk that's corrupt or something..? it can't be my hardware, because the Kismus disc DOES boot. thanks for any replies