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    ZLIB not found CMAKE

    IIRC, Apple for some reason removed zlib from the standard distribution. Either copy zlib.dylib from an older version (I don't remember the last one that has it) or better yet just build it yourself. To build just go to http://www.zlib.net and download. Make sure you have the latest version of Xcode and the Xcode command line tools installed.
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    creating anti-theft plist

    You would need to do EFI programming, not just put some key value pairs in EFI memory.
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    Objective C definition help

    Class methods are most often used as factory methods that create new instances of that class. Related is the Singleton pattern in which only one instance of the object type is allowed to be instantiated. They can also be used just for organization of methods that would otherwise just be regular functions into classes. In this pseudocode example below: Window *myWindow = [Window topWindow]; That would call the class method "topWindow" in the "Window" class and presumably return a pointer to the instance of Window that is the topmost window. It is a class method because there is only one topmost window and this returns an instance of that one. In comparison, an instance method would work like this: [myWindow sendToBack]; That tells myWindow, a specific instance of Window to rearrange itself to the back of all the windows. It can't be a class method because it has to refer to just one Window. Hopefully that makes sense.
  4. This is the first time in Apple's entire history that they won't be selling a computer with expansion slots. When the early Macs didn't have them, Apple was still selling the Apple IIe.
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    Installing Windows 8 EFI on Mac Pro

    The only thing I've discovered so far is that the two SATA ports on the Mac Pro's motherboard are NOT the same as the four other SATA ports connected with an 8087 cable (normally to the internal backplane). So since my internal backplane is connected to the SAS card, I have to get an 8087 to 8088 backplate plus the 8087 cable plus the 8088 to eSATA fanout cable. This is starting to get expensive :{
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    Installing Windows 8 EFI on Mac Pro

    I don't have the Apple RAID card, I have an ATTO card (ATTO ExpressSAS R644), and it does have Windows drivers. This is what I'll have to do if I can't get the RAID to work. I still need to wait a couple days for the thing I ordered to come. The Mac Pro motherboard has two extra SATA ports on it and this thing will extend them to eSATA ports on the backplate. The problem is I disconnected the internal backplane that has the four internal drive ports from the motherboard and plugged it into the ATTO card, so I have four internal drives connected to the ATTO card and 12 drives in an external SAS expander chassis connected to the ATTO card with an SAS 8088 cable.
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    Mac Pro or a PC?

    I would buy a used Mac Pro. Anything from the Early 2008 (3,1) model or later is still good. If you are doing Mac or iOS programming, I wouldn't recommend anything but a genuine Apple.
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    Installing Windows 8 EFI on Mac Pro

    Ok, that's helpful, thank you. You think it just needs to be able to "see" a hard drive without an extra driver to get past that stage where it's rebooting now. Right now, it wouldn't see anything, I have to use the "Have Disk..." or whatever button in the custom install to load the RAID drivers before I can see any disks when I start with the BIOS emulator, but again it won't install since it's an EFI device. I can connect an eSATA drive to the motherboard, but I need a cable. I ordered it, hopefully that will solve the problem. Thanks again. Oh, and to answer your question, the only EFI setup built in to the Mac is a graphical boot drive picker you get by holding down the option key at startup. There's no complicated setup program you get by pressing a function key like on the PC.
  9. I bought Windows 8 Pro so I could install it on my Mac Pro (3,1)'s EFI RAID system, but the disc will not boot properly into the Windows installer when I select the EFI partition on the DVD as the startup disk. It shows Loading Files.... and a bar that fills up twice, but then it just restarts. On my newer Macbook Pro, the EFI installer boots up fine from my external USB blu-ray drive. Has anyone gotten this to work on a Mac Pro 3,1? All my drives are connected through the RAID system and the BIOS emulator won't boot from it.
  10. No, slots, no buy. What were they thinking?
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    Issues dual-booting MBP3,1

    You can't boot from a USB drive in legacy mode. Legacy mode just gives a simple BIOS that will support the optical drive and whatever hard drive EFI set as your C: drive for it.
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    Mac GTX 285 ROM

    Can anyone update this thread with a new link, none of these seem to work... Thanks.
  13. Hi, I have a Mac Pro 3,1 and a volume copy of Microsoft Office for Mac. All of a sudden, Outlook has started act weird, you can't see hardly any of the windows, including the main Inbox window. But you can send an e-mail and do some other things. I tried installing the last service pack and it didn't help.
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    [Help] USB3 and SD Card Reader on HP DV6 Pavilion

    Make sure your card is plugged into a power source. The card should have a Molex 4-pin power connector like older hard drives. Try to get it to recognize a USB 3.0 hard drive (a thumb drive should work). If you can get it to this point, and you can recognize drives the card and/or driver may just not be compatible with your reader. Look at my post here for a card that definitely works: Orinico USB 3.0 Fresco card
  15. Get rid of PXHCD.kext and any other stuff you've installed yourself and your Seagate USB 3.0 drive should work at USB 3.0 speeds with Mac OS 10.8.2's own drivers, as long as you have a compatible card (xHCI 1.0 specs).
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