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  1. asbak

    NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M on Leopard

    I'm in the same position as you regarding the graphics. I can perhaps help with the backup plan. The easiest solution I know of is to use an external USB drive, to clone a copy of your OSX installation to it and to make it bootable. This way you can (if you're paranoid about making mistakes) remove your hard drive from your laptop and boot it only off the backup image on the USB drive and start experimenting. If it breaks, simply restore the image again using your working laptop. The basic procedure: Obtain a copy of Chameleon RC4 and Netkas's PC EFI 10.6. Create a folder somewhere on your drive and unzip the archives there. You'll need it later to make the USB drive bootable. Log into your Hackintosh, free up as much space as possible before starting (move data elsewhere). Empty the Trashcan. Then start Disk Utility and perform a Repair Disk Permissions. Reboot the laptop off an installation DVD, (I think in my case I used IPC 10.5.6 or perhaps Hazard's one, it doesn't really matter which you use). Instead of installing, start Disk Utility. Now's also a good time to attach the external USB drive which will be reformatted / overwritten. Format it to MacOS Journaled. Select your Hackintosh system drive in Disk Utility's lefthand pane. Click on File, New, Disk Image from Disk0. You can give it whatever name you like, the "save to" location should be the USB Drive. Image format - choose compressed Encryption - None Save it. This will take some time to complete depending on the size of your installation. (Better to free up as much space as possible before starting). Once this is done remove the Installer DVD, boot your working Hackintosh system again. Copy the Hackintosh disk image on the USB drive (the dmg) to your Hackintosh desktop. (You'll obviously need enough remaining space on your local drive for it to fit.) Now start Disk Utility again in the running system. Click on "Images" in the top menu bar, select "Scan Image for Restore". This will take some time to complete. Once it's done, click on the "restore" tab and click on Image and select the image you just scanned. For Destination, select your USB drive, drag it into destination. Leave "Erase destination" ticked. The restore operation will overwrite your USB drive with the image you created before. Click Restore. Once this is complete you'll need to install Chameleon on the USB drive to make it bootable. Open a Terminal. Type df -k It should give you a clue what disks are on your system, for example: /dev/disk0s1 (local harddrive) /dev/disk1s1 (USB drive) or whatever. disk0 should be your local drive, disk1 should be your USB drive. cd to your chameleon installer files and install boot0 to the MBR of the USB drive: sudo fdisk -f boot0 -u -y /dev/rdisk1 Install boot1h to the USB drive bootsector: sudo dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdisk1s1 Copy Netkas EFI boot (NOT the Chameleon one) to the root of your USB drive: sudo cp boot /the_path_of_your_USB drive (look for whatever /dev/disk1s1 is set to) Shutdown Hackintosh, remove internal harddrive, reboot with USB drive attached. It should now boot from USB and run the OS off the USB drive. If anything gets messed up during experimentation just restore the image again using the same procedure.
  2. asbak

    NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M on Leopard

    any joy yet on the NVS 140 on 10.6?
  3. If one can afford the luxury of sorting out graphics issues beforehand then yes, fine. However, when you have a laptop where no QE solution exists, then the workaround methods are the only ones which matter. Thanks to the guys who posted solutions for Logic install for non QE cards! (Pacifist install method and some others).
  4. asbak

    rsyncx download

    Download it from here http://www.tucows.com/download.html?softwa...=290179&t=2 You'll also need stuffit to expand the .sit file I used this method in the past to clone / restore my OSX installations (with Tiger). Not sure if it still works with Leopard http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=58350 Good luck
  5. Thank you Priitv8!!! Also thanks to grandflash for the simplified instructions! Audio out (speakers and headphone jack) working great on a Lenovo R61 with ХхХ_10.5.6_FinalV2 distro The plagiarised installation instructions from previous posts and some of my own: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ To start, remove all of the following kexts from the /System/Library/Extentions folder: AppleHDA.kext AppleAzaliaAudio.kext AppleAC97.kext AzaliaTurboTP1984.kext Some of these kexts may not be present if you have never attempted to use audio before. After you remove these kexts, delete Extentions.mkext in /System/Library. Then, restart the PC Download the archiv.zip file from grandflash's post Use OSX86Tools (Find it with Google) to install the AppleAzaliaAudio.kext and reboot Use OSX86Tools to install AppleHDA.kext and reboot Use OSX86Tools to import the efi-string.plist like so: "Import HEX / PLIST", "Import File", Select the efi-string.plist, Apply the changes and reboot.
  6. For automount here is a solution. You will need to edit it somewhat and customise it for your particular requirements. This solution also assumes that you have labeled your Windows System partition with the title "Windows" and that you DON'T want to make it writeable for safety reasons, instead rw mounting only your NTFS Data partitions. Use at own risk, not recommended unless you know what you are doing. http://forum.ntfs-3g.org/viewtopic.php?t=572 In case you don't know your UTF-8 locale, look at the first post how to look it up. You'll also need Macports, X11, Xcode, ntfsprogs etc installed to make this all work. Here is an example script (modified from the one given in the URL) for /sbin/mount_ntfs that I am using now:
  7. Homer's instructions here may be what you're looking for but ignore the installation section. http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=38920
  8. Hmm, hard to say because I suppose none of us have 100% identical systems. Mine is a JAS 10.4.8 PPF1 PPF2 which was updated to 10.4.9 and then to 10.4.10 with the update packages from the "usual" sources. I added the kernel from the 10.4.10 package. I also applied all the other updates from Apple's site (except of course their 10.4.x updates). I didn't have any previous versions of MacFuse or ntfs-3g installed and my comp was in a relatively virgin state. I installed MacFuse 0.4, then installed the package. It didn't work at first due to a permissions problem on my NTFS drive. I rebooted into WinXP, activated the XP security tab (it doesn't show up by default) and set the permissions on the folder I wanted to share to give everybody read / write access. Rebooted back into OSX, unmounted the Winblowz drive, mounted the volume as per Daniels instructions and everything worked fine after that. EDIT You could check Vin's advice here which may or may not be applicable to you: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=58432
  9. Goodness, I have no idea whatsoever about Vista as I'm using XP and won't be "upgrading" to Vista any time soon. The problem seemed to me like a security permissions issue writing to your NTFS destination but I could be mistaken. You've probably already tried this but if not, try creating a "junk" folder on your Vista C:\ drive. I'm not sure about Vista, but in XP the procedure would be to rightclick on the folder and grant all security permissions to it (at least while you are testing) for all the users who use the system. Try granting the "Everyone" user all privileges to that particular folder in Vista, reboot back into OSX and then try writing a file to the C:\junk folder again. Maybe someone with Vista experience could make suggestions, otherwise try the "Google is your friend" method.
  10. I'm not 100% sure about your case but you may want to check your Windows shared folder permissions. They may need to be set to allow all users write access in XP. In case your security tab is missing:
  11. A great guy has done most of the hard work for this. Installation couldn't be any easier now since a ntfs-3g 1.710 package is available. I've tested this on my Hackintosh 10.4.10 copying files to a WinXP NTFS partition and it seems to be working OK. You need: MacFuse http://macfuse.googlecode.com/files/MacFUSE-Core-0.4.0.dmg The NTFS-3G package made by Daniel Johnson (download the attachment) Daniel's instructions: "NTFS-3G is a FUSE filesystem that implements read/write NTFS volumes. NTFS-3G now works on Macs using MacFUSE. I’ve had a Fink package for NTFS-3g for a while now, but since I’ve had so many people asking about a binary version, I decided to make an Installer package. This package doesn’t use Fink, but instead requires the MacFUSE Core package from here. Then download the NTFS-3G package and install it. This package contains ntfs-3g 1.710. To connect to an NTFS volume: First unmount the NTFS disk if currently mounted read-only. You can use Disk Utility to do this and also to get the partition. You can also use the following script to get a list of available NTFS volumes: diskutil list | grep Windows_NTFS The last thing on each line should be something like disk1s1 which is the disk partition. Prefix it with /dev/ to get the value to pass to ntfs-3g. You can use the option -ovolname to specify a name for the Finder to display. Example: mkdir /Volumes/ntfs ntfs-3g /dev/disk1s1 /Volumes/ntfs -ovolname="Windows Disk" Be sure to substitute your disk partition for /dev/disk1s1. Using a mount point of /Volumes/something allows better integration with the Finder. In this example, I'm using /Volumes/ntfs. To disconnect: umount /Volumes/ntfs or eject from the Finder. See ntfs-3g man page for more options. " http://www.daniel-johnson.org/ EDIT I'm including Vin's advice here for Vista users who may encounter the "Special Permissions" issue. EDIT 2 An automounting solution exists here, but use at own risk. It also requires Macports, Xcode, X11, ntfsprogs etc to be already installed on your system. http://forum.ntfs-3g.org/viewtopic.php?t=572 NOTE If you don't know your locale, refer to these tables to determine it: http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/English_list.php http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/i...ding_table.html For example, Portugal would be pt_PT, USA would be en_US and UK would be en_GB NTFS_3G.pkg.tar
  12. Hi http://www.daniel-johnson.org/ I've just tried this, it appears to be working copying files from my 10.4.10 Hackintosh to WinXP harddisk. Installation couldn'd have been any easier.
  13. Though cloning is a relatively straightforward operation, I went through hell trying to find an optimal solution. What seemed an easy an obvious excercise turned out to be trickier on my particular setup than I realised. Here's a HOWTO for those who want a simple straightforward solution to cloning their systems. Much if not most of this information has been shamelessly plagiarised from this forum, other posts on the Internet etc etc so thanks to all who "contributed" in advance. Why clone? - Your HD is about to die - You want to install multiple systems on similar hardware - You frequently reinstall and want to revert back to a working setup in the minimum amount of time - You want to backup your system at any given time before performing potentially risky upgrades - [insert your own reasons here] Working methods (at least for me) for cloning Hackintosh using the JAS 10.4.8 PPF1 PPF2 (or similar) installation - Use Ghost in DOS and clone disk to disk. Use Ghost 2003 (it supports SATA). Your harddisks need to be the same size or your destination drive will need to be larger. Problem: It is not possible to resize the partition or to clone to a smaller drive. Using Ghost is beyond the scope of this post, check the Internet for further details. Resizing HFS partitions appears to be a bit of a black art. I only managed in destroying my installations and eventually gave up. - Use the JAS 10.4.8 or similar installation DVD, a USB harddisk and RsyncX. This option allows one to backup your entire installation to an image file which can then be restored to any sized harddisk, provided the uncompressed image isn't larger than the total harddisk size. Depending on how many IDE channels you have and whether SATA works on your motherboard, you may not need the USB drive. In my case, I needed 1 IDE channel for the harddisk, the 2nd channel for the DVD writer and didn't have spare working IDE or SATA interfaces for this excercise, hence the requirement for a USB drive. To clone: ======= 1 - Install OSX 10.4.8 or whatever you're installing off on your blank harddisk in IDE1, configure it and patch it the way you want it. Add all updates, software etc. etc. Check the install guides in case you're uncertain how to install OSX on Hackintosh. You may also want to run Disk Verify and Check Permissions before starting the cloning operation. 2 - Once your system has been configured the way you want it, it is time to reboot. Plug in your blank or about to be formatted USB drive and reboot off your install DVD again. Once the installer has loaded, go to Disk Utility at the Installation screen and partition your USB drive with at least 2 HFS+ Journaled partitions and make sure it's large enough to hold your backup images and a working install of OSX which will be added later. You could label them OSX and OSX2 or whatever you want. -Note - there appears to be a bizarre bug with DU because the only way I could get the DARWIN bootloader on harddisks was to use DU from the installation DVD during the installation process booted off the DVD. All attempts to partition a disk WITH a working bootloader from a running Hackintosh system installed with 10.4.8 failed. 3 - Now you have a partitioned USB drive with 2 HFS partitions (one for a working Hackintosh installation and the other for dmg images) go back to Disk Utility, highlight your working Hackintosh volume that we are going to clone. Click on File, New, Disk Image from disk0s1. The "convert image" box will pop up asking for an image name and location to save to. You could call it disk0s1.10.4.8 or whatever you want. The location should be your USB drive partition OSX2. Make sure compression is turned on. There's not much point in encrypting unless you have a very good reason to do so. Click Save, sit back and wait for image backup to complete. This will take some time. 4 - Once the clone job completes, it's time for a reboot again. Remove the DVD and boot back into your working Hackintosh system. Copy the disk0s1.10.4.8.dmg image from your USB disk's OSX2 partition to your desktop. We're now going to restore this image (a working Hackintosh system) to your USB drive's OSX partition. Before we start, let's check the partitions on the USB drive first. 5 - Open Terminal. su - to root. Type fdisk /dev/rdisk1 (or whatever your USB drive is, you'll have to check) Once you've located your USB drive, the 1st partition will be the one where the image will be restored to and which the system will be booting off. It needs to be set to active. There's a fair chance that it isn't in which case we have to do this: fdisk -e /dev/rdisk1 p (print the partition layout to take a look) flag 1 (to set partition one active) w (to write the change) It'll come back with a warning message, say y (yes) and make the change. q (to quit fdisk) fdisk /dev/rdisk1 should now show partition 1 with an * next to it indicating that it's active. 6 - We need to restore the dmg image to the OSX partition on the USB drive. For this excercise we will use RSyncX 2.1 which can be downloaded here. http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/16814 Install it. It is located under Applications Utilities once installed. 7 - Load RSyncX. Mount the dmg image with Toast. Drag the mounted image as the source into RSyncX. Drag the OSX partition of the USB drive into the destination area on RsyncX. RsyncX options are: Select Folder contents, archive, remove unmatched. Bootable source, make bootable OSX, run as admin This will clone the image contents (mounted in Toast) to the OSX partition on the USB drive. Click Synchronise and wait for job to complete. 8 - Once completed, the PC can be shut down. Disconnect the IDE drive and remove the boot DVD so that you can now test your USB drive's ability to boot as a fully working Hackintosh system. Boot your USB device, it should now load OSX. In case you see the b0 error while trying to bootstrap, it means that the wrong partition has been made active. You could boot your install DVD with -s and then check your partitions again on the USB drive to correct any issues. 9 - You can now use the USB drive to clone to other disks / partitions of any size whenever required. Remember to first partition any harddrives with Disk Utility booted from the installation DVD, otherwise you may have problems with a missing Darwin bootloader. There are no doubt other and possibly quicker ways to accomplish this but this method has worked well for me.
  14. I've also used Ghost with success. Neither Carbon Copy Cloner nor Super Duper worked for me. A (free) method to clone the entire harddisk is to use g4l, aka "Ghost For Linux". In RAW mode it will clone the entire drive onto another drive of similar size. This will take some time to complete. Afterwards you probably want to reboot with the install CD thereafter and do a "repair disk" which will fix minor disk relate issues on the cloned drive.
  15. OK thanks, I wasn't sure about that one so never tried it with the 10.4.10 version. It seems that both would work and that this step is therefore unnecessary.