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About gawdemmet

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  1. HP XW8600 ?

    Guess I'm gonna answer my own Q. After a lot of tweaking around it seems that, although OSX 10.7 supports the SAS drives, it only supports them as separate drives. It doesn't support the RAID setup made with the LSI Logic utility in the LSI BIOS. You can however make a JBOD drive with OSX's disk utility once it sees both drives as separate drives (Non-RAID) The reason why I couldn't see the drives was due to them being setup as RAID0 in the LSI BIOS. Once I deleted the array in the LSI BIOS, then OSX could see both drives as separate. For those having trouble configuring SAS drives on hp xw8600 workstations, you can google a doc called "installing and configuring SAS hardware raid on hp workstations". The first section "LSI 3041E and Integrated LSI 1064/1068 Setup" covers how to setup (or in my case delete) a RAID on the built-in LSI 1068 controller. HTH
  2. HP XW8600 ?

    Has anyone got their xw8600's SAS disks to show up in OSX (10.7.5 or 10.8.x) ? Is there a driver for the LSI Logic 1068X ? Thanks ok nvm. I did see the AppleLSIFusionMPT kext and I've changed the device ID accordingly to pci1000,54 under IONameMatch. The SAS controller does show up in profiler, but the disks do not. Any ideas? SAS Domain 0: Vendor: LSILogic Product: UNUSED Revision: Firmware, NVData version 4 Initiator Identifier: 112 SAS Address: 50:01:10:A0:00:58:9E:72
  3. I followed the instructions on the original post but got nothing but either kernel panics or blank screens. If anyone gets full video support on a D520 dell latitude running 10.6.3 - 10.6.6 please msg me. For the time being I get video but with no QE/CI or OGL support whatsoever Thanks 8086:27a2 Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
  4. Install Snow Leopard on Dell Latitude D520

    VoodooHDA 2.7.2 Has given me audio. Got that off google code. External USB drives mount fine and can transfer large files without probs. I guess this counts as a successful install of 10.6.3 on a dell d520.
  5. Install Snow Leopard on Dell Latitude D520

    If anyone is wondering, I too did an install of iAtkos 10.6.3 V2. I think disabling RTC did it. But I'm not about to repeat the experiment now. And it sort of works for the time being. Took me a few hours until I hit on the same kexts to enable/remove as this guy. I added Laptop battery kext and it works fine. Also, I installed the BCOM 440x kext and ran Kext Utility right after the install. then after rebooting the built-in ethernet network worked just fine. Wireless card works without any problems so far (BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN). I did not enable ANY wireless card drivers during installation, nor did I enable any graphics card drivers. Will post later if I get audio working.
  6. I've got a quad boot setup (4 OS on four separate drives) with an xw8400 HP Workstation. Basically a station based around a Tyan Tempest i5000XT S2696 motherboard housed in a HP logo branded case that makes people feel special. The bootloader is installed on the first drive running CentOS 4.7, The second drive runs win32/64, the third one runs Mac OSX Server 10.5, the 4th runs Mac OSX 10.5.7 (iPC 10.5.6 install then upgraded via 10.5.7 combo update) My problem specifically is that neither mac os install (3rd and 4th drive) boots up with an 8-core setup (Dual xeon). The kernel crashes at boot up. No issues whatsoever with either Linux/Windows. It works as closely to a real mac pro as it could ever get but with only one CPU (4-core) Am I stuck running on a 4 core until someone comes up with a bios that boots up all 8 cores? Btw, if anyone wants to tackle this, the link for the bios is at ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp44501-45000/sp44717.exe Any other way to get around this? Anyone else successfully running 8-cores on a Tempest i5000XT? Thanks!
  7. I spoke too soon. It doesn't like the second processor I added (Kernel Panic on boot). Neither Win, or Linux complains though. Possibly needs patching. The error says something along the lines of "expecting 2 cores, but got one instead" There's 8 core in there now, you dummy kernel! :0
  8. Heh. Believe it or not, this hp setup is working better that apple's own hardware. I have x2 8 core macs at work, both with their own quirk and problems. Yet the hp xw hw is giving me less lock ups / freezes, and far less erratic behaviors. I'm actually taking work home because of mac problems at work. I'm adding another quad core xeon 1.86ghz cpu to the system. I'll update benchmarks when I install that.
  9. Here are the benchmarks: CINEBENCH R10 **************************************************** Tester : Me Processor : E5320 MHz : 1.82 Ghz Number of CPUs : 4 Operating System : OS X 32 BIT 10.5.7 Graphics Card : NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 OpenGL Engine Resolution : 1280x1024 Color Depth : <fill this out> **************************************************** Rendering (Single CPU): 1748 CB-CPU Rendering (Multiple CPU): 6452 CB-CPU Multiprocessor Speedup: 3.69 Shading (OpenGL Standard) : 3340 CB-GFX XBench **************************************************** Results 127.73 System Info Xbench Version 1.3 System Version 10.5.7 (9J61) Physical RAM 24577 MB Model MacPro3,1 Drive Type WDC WD2500SD-01KCC0 WDC WD2500SD-01KCC0 CPU Test 109.74 GCD Loop 194.87 10.27 Mops/sec Floating Point Basic 91.17 2.17 Gflop/sec vecLib FFT 85.27 2.81 Gflop/sec Floating Point Library 116.00 20.20 Mops/sec Thread Test 278.24 Computation 251.97 5.10 Mops/sec, 4 threads Lock Contention 310.63 13.36 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads Memory Test 133.97 System 174.16 Allocate 207.05 760.35 Kalloc/sec Fill 149.49 7268.57 MB/sec Copy 175.24 3619.61 MB/sec Stream 108.85 Copy 115.30 2381.52 MB/sec Scale 111.82 2310.12 MB/sec Add 105.54 2248.13 MB/sec Triad 103.55 2215.16 MB/sec Quartz Graphics Test 168.29 Line 132.45 8.82 Klines/sec [50% alpha] Rectangle 179.77 53.67 Krects/sec [50% alpha] Circle 146.99 11.98 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha] Bezier 142.18 3.59 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha] Text 362.08 22.65 Kchars/sec OpenGL Graphics Test 110.32 Spinning Squares 110.32 139.94 frames/sec User Interface Test 234.56 Elements 234.56 1.08 Krefresh/sec Disk Test 65.10 Sequential 108.82 Uncached Write 111.23 68.29 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 109.90 62.18 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 97.46 28.52 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 118.94 59.78 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 46.44 Uncached Write 17.30 1.83 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 110.61 35.41 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 84.22 0.60 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 134.96 25.04 MB/sec [256K blocks] Geekbench 64bit **************************************************** Platform: Mac OS X x86 (64-bit) Compiler: GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5484) Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5.7 (Build 9J61) Model: Hackintosh Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard 0A08h NA Processor: Intel® Xeon® CPU E5320 @ 1.86GHz Processor ID: GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7 Logical Processors: 4 Physical Processors: 1 Processor Frequency: 1.87 GHz L1 Instruction Cache: 32.0 KB L1 Data Cache: 32.0 KB L2 Cache: 4.00 MB L3 Cache: 0.00 B Bus Frequency: 1.06 GHz Memory: 24.0 GB Memory Type: 667 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM SIMD: 1 BIOS: Hewlett-Packard 786D5 v02.35 Processor Model: Intel Xeon E5320 Processor Cores: 4 Integer (Score: 3849) Blowfish single-threaded scalar -- 1145, , 50.3 MB/sec Blowfish multi-threaded scalar -- 4391, , 179.9 MB/sec Text Compress single-threaded scalar -- 1677, , 5.36 MB/sec Text Compress multi-threaded scalar -- 5585, , 18.3 MB/sec Text Decompress single-threaded scalar -- 1459, , 6.00 MB/sec Text Decompress multi-threaded scalar -- 5146, , 20.5 MB/sec Image Compress single-threaded scalar -- 1607, , 13.3 Mpixels/sec Image Compress multi-threaded scalar -- 5380, , 45.3 Mpixels/sec Image Decompress single-threaded scalar -- 1549, , 26.0 Mpixels/sec Image Decompress multi-threaded scalar -- 5121, , 83.6 Mpixels/sec Lua single-threaded scalar -- 2947, , 1.13 Mnodes/sec Lua multi-threaded scalar -- 10181, , 3.92 Mnodes/sec Floating Point (Score: 5997) Mandelbrot single-threaded scalar -- 1389, , 924.5 Mflops Mandelbrot multi-threaded scalar -- 4809, , 3.15 Gflops Dot Product single-threaded scalar -- 2515, , 1.22 Gflops Dot Product multi-threaded scalar -- 9156, , 4.17 Gflops Dot Product single-threaded vector -- 1955, , 2.34 Gflops Dot Product multi-threaded vector -- 7488, , 7.79 Gflops LU Decomposition single-threaded scalar -- 980, , 872.2 Mflops LU Decomposition multi-threaded scalar -- 3716, , 3.26 Gflops Primality Test single-threaded scalar -- 3607, , 538.8 Mflops Primality Test multi-threaded scalar -- 9520, , 1.77 Gflops Sharpen Image single-threaded scalar -- 3863, , 9.01 Mpixels/sec Sharpen Image multi-threaded scalar -- 13188, , 30.4 Mpixels/sec Blur Image single-threaded scalar -- 4812, , 3.81 Mpixels/sec Blur Image multi-threaded scalar -- 16970, , 13.3 Mpixels/sec Memory (Score: 2041) Read Sequential single-threaded scalar -- 2379, , 2.91 GB/sec Write Sequential single-threaded scalar -- 2278, , 1.56 GB/sec Stdlib Allocate single-threaded scalar -- 1669, , 6.23 Mallocs/sec Stdlib Write single-threaded scalar -- 2142, , 4.44 GB/sec Stdlib Copy single-threaded scalar -- 1738, , 1.79 GB/sec Stream (Score: 1727) Stream Copy single-threaded scalar -- 1671, , 2.29 GB/sec Stream Copy single-threaded vector -- 2066, , 2.68 GB/sec Stream Scale single-threaded scalar -- 1744, , 2.26 GB/sec Stream Scale single-threaded vector -- 1957, , 2.64 GB/sec Stream Add single-threaded scalar -- 1437, , 2.17 GB/sec Stream Add single-threaded vector -- 1878, , 2.61 GB/sec Stream Triad single-threaded scalar -- 1748, , 2.42 GB/sec Stream Triad single-threaded vector -- 1321, , 2.47 GB/sec
  10. iDeneb did not work for me either. I set the bios to handle the drives under separate IDE controllers because my setup has 4 drives each with a different OS. I don't think I could've gotten away with RAID+AHCI for multiple booting with GRUB (linux,win32,win64,osx). I don't know if it can work with RAID+AHCI. The drive is partitioned as GUID of course. I chose no kernels. Chose chameleon DSDT (no custom picture). I also chose AppleSMBIOSEFI.kext. I applied no DSDT patches. I chose no SAS chipset support, although Apple profiler correctly identifies it as LSI Logic. Not sure if it works to be honest as I have no SAS drives. The ethernet kext I used is AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext and it's in /System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/ I can't remember where I found it but I can provide it for you. I used no other patches. May have used seatbelt though. Can't remember.. Once the install finished I went ahead and downloaded the combo 10.5.7 upgrade from apple. I apologize but I did say I downloaded through Software Upgrade and that's no true. Either way, after the installer finished I went ahead and rebooted to much of my surprise without any problems whatsover Keep in mind that performance isn't in any way stellar. I'll post xbench/geekbench/cinebench scores later for this setup. The last core2duo imac I tested scored about %25 higher than this. Dunno if it matters but I have a quadro fx 3700 card (using nvdarwin 512).
  11. I know this topic is a few months old. But I'd like to report that my xw8400 works ok with iPC 10.5.6 vanilla kernel / Chameleon. Even upgraded with Software Update to 10.5.7 without needing to borrow any old extensions from the previous 10.5.6 install. Deep sleep (hybernation) works fine also, something I had trouble with in the past with previous hackintoshes I had. Audio still does not work, even after using a linux codec dump off my system in conjunction with taruga's app yielded nothing. However I'm getting fine with a $3 usb audio plug.
  12. Nevermind. Solved it on my own. Also, the small ext2 partition on the OSX drive wasn't necessary (ended up nuking it). The entry below worked fine. Forgot to mention that I'm using chameleon on the OSX drive (default w/ iPC 10.5.6 install). title Mac OSX Leopard root (hd2) chainloader --force +1 boot
  13. Hello all. Before anything I'll detail my current drive and boot setup. My hackintosh runs off an HP xw8400 PC I have 4 separate SATA drives on the same controller The first drive is running Linux (centos + grub), the second uses WinXP 64bit. the third WinXP 32bit, and lastly the mac drive formatted as GUID with its EFI partition (x.0), mac partition(x,1), and a small ext2 linux partition (x,2) to host the boot_v9 bootloader Linux boots up off GRUB fine of course, and so does Win64, and Win32, but not OSX. OSX boots up fine if I bypass GRUB by put switching it to the first SATA slot on the controller. But the idea is to use grub as the main bootloader. I tried all sorts of different syntax to try to point grub to the OSX partition, but that didn't work. Luckily I had the small ext2 partition on my mac drive, and I proceeded to dump pc_efi there (boot_v9, booth, boot0). Currently when I select OSX in grub it gives me a "can't find com.apple.Boot.Slist". Now you'd think it would spell it right, but it actually says Slist instead of plist. I'm pulling my hair out with this one, if anyone could give me any pointers I'd appreciate it. Thanks! Below is my grub conf file, and below that is a disk list print out of fdisk. title CentOS (2.6.9-78.0.22.plus.c4smp) root (hd0,0) kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-78.0.22.plus.c4smp ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet title Win64 map (hd0) (hd1) map (hd1) (hd0) rootnoverify (hd1,0) chainloader +1 makeactive title Win32 map (hd0) (hd3) map (hd3) (hd0) rootnoverify (hd3,0) chainloader +1 makeactive title Mac OSX Leopard rootnotverify (hd2,3) kernel /boot_v9 boot # fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 522 4192933+ 83 Linux /dev/sda2 523 118060 944123985 83 Linux /dev/sda3 118061 121386 26716095 82 Linux swap Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 1 121600 976751968+ 7 HPFS/NTFS WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdc'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted. Disk /dev/sdc: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdc1 1 26 204819+ ee EFI GPT /dev/sdc2 26 30297 243150008 af Unknown /dev/sdc3 30313 30402 712664 83 Linux Disk /dev/sdd: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdd1 * 1 9730 78149720 7 HPFS/NTFS