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  1. So I've been out of the loop for a good long while and I forgot all about setting up the Chameleon Bootloader. Back then it was a fickle beast and I have no idea of how it is these days, but I've come across Champlist and Chameleon Wizard, but I've forgotten everything that goes into this setup. I'm at a loss because my system doesn't recoginize my current chameleon install (suddenly) and I'm bloody sick of rebooting with a boot CD. Any help would be extremely appreciated. Below is my (as far as I recall) applicable hardware. Core 2 Quad Q6600 8 GB DDR2 800 MHz GeForce 9500 GT (512MB)
  2. Thanks so much. Wasn't sure if there was anything fancy I'd need to do to get back to that point. I also have to say, your guide rocks and it's the number 1 reason I've had such a stable hackintosh. Of course, all the hard work everyone else did comes in too, but I wouldn't know how to do it so well without your guide. Thanks!
  3. Hey all. I've been gone from the world of Hackintosh for a while (approximately 6 months) while my hack was using Cartri's custom Bios (which I love and appreciated all his hard work on it), but he has since closed the project (for reasons that I may not agree with, but understand completely). So this leaves me in the situation of needing to update a bunch of things (some new hardware) and I figure I should probably migrate off of his bios to his recommended replacement, "...use DSDT replacement with the newest chameleons, which are giving very faster and open results." [meat and potatoes of problem]So now I need to know how to migrate off of his bios and switch to a DSDT solution again. I did a DSDT once, long, long ago, and now have forgotten what is necessary to make that work, as well as what I need to do to migrate off of Cartri's bios. I'm hoping to find a way to do so without a reinstall, as it takes me a long time to get all the apps I have installed prepped again, as well as many of my settings, however, if there is no way, I can always go that route. I'm also hoping that this will help others with a similar problem, as, to my knowledge, Cartri has not posted a tutorial to this effect. I have tried hunting for a solution but am unable to find one.[/meat and potatoes] Pertanent info: Mobo: GA-EP45-DS3L CPU: C2Quad HDs & Burner: All SATA Graphics: GeForce 9500 GT Of course...odds are I'm being an idiot and there's some simple way of doing this that I'm clearly overlooking, but if someone can point it out to me, it'd be appreciated. Thanks!
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    Native Wireless-N

    No one knows of one?
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    Native Wireless-N

    I'm currently looking to upgrade from a wireless-g card that is missing an antenna. It still picks up my current base station but the one in my next place will be farther away and inaccessible to it. Thus, rather than buy myself a wireless-g at this point and an N in 2 years, I'm looking to find an N that will work natively with OS 10.6.x. I have searched, but, as we all know, search functions aren't that great and google didn't do much better. So my major question, is there a Wireless-N card that works out of the box with OS 10.6 or greater? Thanks so much!
  6. Hey all, I've been trying to find a way to boot openSUSE off of my flash drive on the university's iMacs. So far I've had no luck and figured I'd check if someone knew a trick here. Carrying a CD around with me just isn't an option, and I really want something that I can take anywhere with me. Thanks!
  7. All mine show the same, but I have setup one partition to mount to /Users and I need permissions enabled on that one. Again, I can't be certain this is a hackintosh oriented problem or not, as I can't test it on anything else. The only things that have Owners enabled are SL and SLBKUP. Guess I'll just have to give up on the whole Users partition thing.
  8. Alright, so I have an interesting thing going on here, none of my partitions outside of the root and the one that has my backup (thanks for reminding us of that in the guide, definite +1 on that) have "Owners Enabled: No" in Disk Utility. I have tried turning them on via commandline "diskutil enableOwnership" on the partitions and "vsdbutil -a /Path/to/Partition" on each one. Unfortunately none of them work, or at least none of them retain until the next boot. I can't state for certain but I don't think I've ever run into this problem before this install.
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    No desktop icons

    Alright, so I discovered that it came from me mounting a partition as /Users and for some reason that partition keeps getting owners disabled, even if I have turned it on again and again. Every time I boot in, it lists Owners Enabled as no (found in Disk Utility). I'll run the following and get the output: vsdbutil -c /Users vsdbutil: Couldn't get volume information for '/Users': Invalid argument vsdbutil: couldn't read volume UUID on '/Users': Invalid argument so I'll put in the following and get no output vsdbutil -a /Users Then vsdbutil -c /Users Permissions on '/Users' are enabled. Then when I reboot, I don't get the owners enabled. Interestingly enough, I will quit Disk Utility and reopen and it will stil have Owners Enabled as no. I have the system mounting /Users folder with an /etc/fstab. It reads: UUID=(way too long to type) /Users hfs rw 1 2 Any other ideas? I really don't wanna give up the separate partition for Users as I've had to reinstall things so many times...
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    No desktop icons

    I've installed 10.6 on my system based off of blackosx's wonderful guide here. Everything's going well except I have no folders nor half the drives showing up on my desktop. NOTE: There should be approximately 10 partitions/hard drives/disks/what have you there As you can see, there are files (names blocked for privacy sake) listed in the Desktop folder, they just don't show up on the desktop. The get info window in the upper left is what I get when I right click on the desktop and hit get info. If I do get info from within a Finder window, the details show up like normal. Any ideas?
  11. First off, I'd like to say thanks for all the help on this. Your guide is amazing! That being said, I had my system almost up to the point I wanted it and then suddenly my network stopped working. I had used the wrong DSDT and my CMOS got reset, and the next time I got into 10.6 I used the bootCD. Think it was working still then, and then I got in again without the bootCD and I noticed no network. It comes up with it having a self-assigned IP address something to the effect of Normally it's behind a router so it's something like 192.168.2.x. I have checked the cable on my laptop and it's not the connection. Any ideas? If it's CMOS oriented, can someone post what they've got up on their options?
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    No FireWire after 10.5.6 update

    I managed to get it working simply by moving my FW card to a different slot.
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    No FireWire after 10.5.6 update

    I'm in the same boat. I need FW, but I have a week or two before I need to have it running. Anyone have any advice other than drop back to 10.5.5 (which is an option, but I'd prefer not to)?
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    G5 nVidia Vid Card dead?

    Actually, it's not a dual-core G5. It's a dual-processor, but not core. I remember spending a couple of hours checking that just to make sure. That being said, I'm trying to reset the SMU right now. EDIT: So resetting the SMU didn't work. It's definitely not a dual-core though because the dual-cores were the switch to PCI-e as well, weren't they? And they were the switch to DDR2, which this thing doesn't have. I mean, unless I'm totally mistaken here, this card should be fully functional in the system. Anyone else have any ideas?