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xCainex

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  1. xCainex

    Hackingtosh vs iMac, costing

    Of course it's my opinion. Everyone knows this by virtue of the fact I said it. Stop trying to validate your taste in {censored} computers by reminding everyone I speak for myself. You're the one extolling its virtues left and right. I'm just wondering if you have a reason for this, or if you're just indulging in fanboyism.
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    Hackingtosh vs iMac, costing

    A macBook would save more space, have ports in convenient locations, be cheaper and be totally portable. So I ask again, what is the point of it besides aesthetics?
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    Hackingtosh vs iMac, costing

    What, besides aesthetics, is the point of a sleek desktop? And why should I (as a prospective buyer) get a sleek Mac desktop over a Mac laptop which is sleek and mobile, or a proper Mac desktop which is powerful?
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    Hackingtosh vs iMac, costing

    Do you actually do anything with your iMac besides look at it and go "ooh shiny"? I mean an iMac is about combining the power and customizability of a laptop, the mobility of a desktop and the price of a mid-high end PC which makes it a very pretty exercise in futility. Congratulations for spending a load of money on a fashion statement.
  5. I personally dislike both Apple and Psystar. Ever since the iPod became a runaway hit Apple's been restricting each new generation of hardware more and more. If the iPhone/iPod touch weren't crippled into near uselessness I'd have one or both at this moment. As it is I'm sticking with my longtime mobile favorite, Nokia, which for some reason doesn't slap incredibly stupid restrictions on their hardware. Seriously, what other company do you know that has Bluetooth on their phone but doesn't allow you to do something as simple as transferring pictures or ringtones? My retired 5 year old Nokia N70 has 3G functionality as well as video calling, a 2 MP camera with flash, fully working bluetooth, no restriction on installable software and the ability to run two or more programs simultaneously. Why Apple is restricting or doing away with basic functions that have been a part of mobile phones for years, I'll never know. Psystar is just a transparent attempt to cash in on OSX's awesomeness and the OSX86 community's hard work. They haven't contributed a damn thing to our efforts and what's more, their appearance has forced the whole Apple / OSX86 situation to a "win big or lose big" crossroads. Either Apple wins and what we're doing here becomes 100% illegal, or Psystar wins and forces Apple to take drastic measures to cut its losses. My preferred outcome would be this: Psystar wins, forcing Apple to announce a new OSX flavor for PCs, possibly with fewer bells and whistles so as to keep a market for their computers. Due to the release of this legit OSX86, Psystar promptly goes out of business taking its victory to the grave. The profiteering jerks get theirs, we get our official OSX86 and MS finally gets some proper competition on the desktop market. If only storybook endings like this actually happened.
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    Will you still buy the real deal?

    The only Apple product I'd shell out money for is OS X because it is worth every penny. A glorious UI, great software support and integration, all on a Unix backbone. OSX86 is running nearly perfect on my ghetto-custom Intel based PC and with PC-EFI and boot132 helping to ensure future compatibility, the difference between a Hac and a Mac is becoming almost null.
  7. Stop using AJAX for the submission form. I just lost about 20 minutes worth of instructions because I wanted to open up another tab to find the URL of a forum thread. And I'm not retyping the whole thing. Well not tonight anyway.
  8. xCainex

    Boot, you infernal contraption!

    The IDE optical drives might be a good lead, as I remember using the kernel off the DVD because of 10.4.8's booting probs and it ran fine. I'll chase that down as soon as I can get some free time.
  9. xCainex

    Boot, you infernal contraption!

    I actually used the RAID functio once upon a time, it's been disabled ever since. No boot-up RAID BIOS screen, nothing.
  10. Here's hoping you can read most of the stuff on the screen. Cell phone pictures aren't exactly the paragon of image quality, unfortunately. CPU: P4 3.0C (Northwood non-SSE3 core IIRC) MB: Gigabyte GA-8IK1100 Rev 2.0 (i875p chipset) Memory: 1 GB Kingston PC3200 Dual Channel DDR Video: ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 128 MB Hard drives: two WD1600JD 160GB 7200RPM SATA HDs and one 500GB USB 2.0 WD MyBook External drive Optical storage: Plextor PX-116A DVD-ROM and Samsung SH-182D DVD-RW drive Other stuff: Leadtek TV2000XP RM TV Tuner, Belkin 802.11g wireless card Mouse: USB Logitech MX400 Keyboard: PS2 Monitor: Viewsonic E90f CRT 10.4.8 is installed on a primary active partition on a separate hard drive from my regular OS (Vista), hard drive which it shares with an extended partition which I use for storage. When booting off that hard drive i get the boot loader and everything running properly but it kernel panics more often than not when trying to actually boot. And when it does manage to get into the GUI and everything's loaded up it panics within 20 seconds and freezes up. Any ideas? Anyone?
  11. Hey guys. I've been around for a while but only got around to installing 10.4.8 a while ago and left it alone for the most part because of this issue. I've scoured the forums, fixed the 10.4.8 not booting issue, managed to beg my way past the USB mouse+PS2 keyboard weirdness but this latest is kind of a killjoy and after forgetting about it for a while it's making me finally break my silence again. My system hardware is as follows: CPU: P4 3.0C (Northwood non-SSE3 core IIRC) MB: Gigabyte GA-8IK1100 Rev 2.0 (i875p chipset) Memory: 1 GB Kingston PC3200 Dual Channel DDR Video: ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 128 MB Hard drives: two WD1600JD 160GB 7200RPM SATA HDs and one 500GB USB 2.0 WD MyBook External drive Optical storage: Plextor PX-116A DVD-ROM and Samsung SH-182D DVD-RW drive Other stuff: Leadtek TV2000XP RM TV Tuner, Belkin 802.11g wireless card Mouse: USB Logitech MX400 Keyboard: PS2 Monitor: Viewsonic E90f CRT My first HD holds the Vista system partition, and my second HD holds OSX86 and an extended storage partition for Vista. OSX is installed off a vanilla JaS 10.4.8 CD with the PPF patch. When I set my second hard drive as the first bootable drive OSX86 starts booting and everything looks good. That's about as far as it goes though. After getting past the boot loader random kernel panics kill OSX at really random times. About 60-70% of the time i get a panic before I even get into OSX, and the rest of the times I get a panic 10 seconds to a minute after OSX starts up proper and I can actually do stuff in it. Now from what I've read around here and my own experience, the crashing probably has to do with the USB devices, or more likely, the video card. What I want to know, besides a fix for it is if there's any band-aid type fix that can at least curtail the crashing so I can work in something other than single-user command line mode to apply the major fixes? Also, would the chain0 method work for booting OSX off the second HD(which has a proper MBR and everything) using the Vista bootloader? If not can the Vista bootloader just boot the second HD without needing any extraneous stuff?
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