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  1. Just got ML installed with myHack and it seems to be working well. Am researching how to make a DSDT for my rig. Before then though I want to change the default boot drive to my windows drive. I built a G5 mod Windows 7(64)/ML system with each OS on separate drives. So far so good. Just want to default to the primary Windows drive. There is a post with how to do it for a dual boot system, just not sure if it's the same for me. Doesn't seem like it. Or maybe it's just slightly different. Thanks for you help.
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    Bootloader stalls at [PCI configuration begin]

    alright it's done. i removed the nvidia kexts from the extensions library and i got it loaded. thanks for all your help folks. onto the next thing
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    Bootloader stalls at [PCI configuration begin]

    @rampage dev, i'm writing this to you on a windows system and do not have access to a mac os with much ease these days. is removing an nvidia driver from the installer a simple matter of plugging my installer drive into a mac machine and opening the correct folder to do this? or is this something that involves a tweak to the actual initial installation procedure? i'm fairly sure it's the former, as there were no video card installation options during the installation. but, you know, i really don't know about these things. so, maybe to prevent you all from having to repeat already recorded instructions, if i'm seriously remiss in some info here, please just direct me to it. i really do hate making people repeat things said so many times that they've become tutorials. i simply haven't found those tutorials, or actually they're just enough off from what i'm doing that i'm not quite sure how to make them work. anyway, i've read of added graphics kexts somewhere, but i'm not sure of which ones, where, kind of thing. i'll go hunt around and see what i get. thanks
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    Bootloader stalls at [PCI configuration begin]

    alright, after much ado over getting this damn pic, here she blows (please note that I used -v npci=0x2000 at the boot prompt): about a blink after that last line the monitor and computer effectively go to sleep, or so it seems. this pic is the first time i've been able to read those last 4 lines at all. and @joe_black: i have not loaded any video drivers. should I? where and how? would i have to reinstall the bootloader to do this? thanks
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    Bootloader stalls at [PCI configuration begin]

    Alright npci=0x2000 gets past the first problem. I've tried GraphicsEnabler=Yes:No, but neither works. PciRoot=1 doesn't work either. Until I can get some video of the log the best I'm able to see before the screen blinks out is that last that reads Nvidia controller... somethingsomethingsomething. It looks like I might need something a bit more specific to my graphics card, correct?
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    Bootloader stalls at [PCI configuration begin]

    ok, used myHack to make the ML installer. loaded it up. when the boot: prompt came up, i typed npci=0x2000 and pressed enter. gray apple logo screen came up, then the pinwheel, then the screen promptly went to black, the monitor shut down, and then the computer went into something like a standby mode as evidenced by the slowing of all the fan speeds. powered off, restart, boot: prompt with npci=0x3000, same response. powered off, restart, boot: prompt with npci=0x2000 -v and the log showed it moving past the previous hang up point but ended with something along the lines of Not able to open the file /var/db/bootcache.playlist 2 file not found that's not exact, but it's what i was able to catch before it printed a few more lines after which the monitor blinked out. i tried again with the 0x3000 -v, same thing, still couldn't catch the last few lines. question about npci: is that a command telling the whatever to look at a particular pci lane for the graphics card? mostly just curious. anyway, it seems like that command gets it past that previous fail point, but something else is hanging it up. if you need me to, i'll try to get a screenshot of that last verbose mode language with me phone camera, but that camera is really crappy, because i have such a crappy phone. thanks
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    Bootloader stalls at [PCI configuration begin]

    thanks guys. sorry for the late response. so, i'll redo the bootloader in ML and then, correct me if i'm wrong, at the prompt where i entered -v, yadda yadda, i then enter either: npci=0x2000 or npci=0x3000? don't know why i'm asking. not too many other options. just want to make sure i'm not missing a magic button somewhere. (by they way, there's always a magic button. hate the magic button. takes me forever to find it.) i'll report back. thanks.
  8. Equipment: asus p9x79 pro, core i73930k, 4G RAM, 840 pro ssd, quadro 4000, wifi card, firewire card, usb mouse and keyboard I've tried two separate approaches to this. The first was rockin_ron's tutorial here on insanely mac using MLion. My first attempt got me to the apple logo where it stalls. One hour later no movement. Tried verbose mode and got this block of text: MAC Framework successfuly initialized using 16384 buffer headers and 10240 cluster IO buffer headers IOAPIC: Version 0x20 Vectors 64:87 IOAPIC: Version 0x20 Vectors 88:111 ACPI: System State [s0 s3 s4 s5] PFM64 (44 cpu) 0xfff10000000, 0xf0000000 [PCI configuration begin] And that's where the show stops. My next approach was using the myHack app, this time using Lion. Saw a note on his instructions that Sandy Bridge E processors are only compatible with Lion, so I used Lion. Exact same problem, exact same block of text. Shall I assume this is hardware related, like one of the PCI boards for instance? Thanks for any advice you all can offer. OK, it wasn't those little pci boards. The graphics card then? Something else altogether?
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    g5 power button fail using alohacab's cable harness

    Final update on this post: it was in fact the front panel. I work at place that over the years has accumulated a lot of powerpc G5s, which are just now getting all scrapped out. So I was able to pluck another front panel off another dead computer and sure enough success!!!! {censored} hell, what a stupid problem to have. Power button is fully functional, front panel is fully functional. Now onto finally installing my hackintosh. Happy hackinstoshing people!
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    g5 power button fail using alohacab's cable harness

    Actually, it turns out the problem still isn't resolved, but for the purposes of this thread it is. It's the board. After I had reinstalled all of my equipment (I was also having problems with my power supply and had to replace it) the stupid power button/led stopped working again. I pulled out the SSD/HDD cage and started wiggling the board and pressing the connector into it harder and it would flick on and off. There's a bad connection in there somewhere. So, I'm just going to get another one. So for anyone who's made it this far, please note that Alohacab's cable is perfectly good. At this point I believe my problem is a bad front panel board which I will replace.
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    g5 power button fail using alohacab's cable harness

    Man, I have no idea what happened but it works now. It might have been the button/led pcb that i replaced and then just had the power and led lines crossed. I can't think of anything else. Anyway, thank you for taking the time to help me out on this. This whole thing was really aggravating me.
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    g5 power button fail using alohacab's cable harness

    Alright will do. My next opportunity to work on this is tomorrow, Saturday. I'll post up what I find then. Thanks
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    g5 power button fail using alohacab's cable harness

    So, it looks like he's got the Firewire (FW) pin 3 (FW GND according to the diagram) connected to Front Panel (FP) pin 2 (FW GND) instead of pin 5 (FW Shield GND) as you suggest. His jumper from 3 to 4 does work. It appears that all the other connections are correct as well. Indeed, his wiring is in fact according to the diagram you linked. FP pin 2 to FW pin 3 (jumpered to FW pin 4) and FP pin 5 to FW pin 10. However, you're suggesting that FP pin 5 (not FP pin 2) be connected to FW pin 3? Is that correct? I have taken into account that the diagram is showing the FW card pinout and that my cable harness connector would be the reverse of that. Using that logic all connections have continuity. Thanks
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    g5 power button fail using alohacab's cable harness

    Yeah, i have one and i've pulled apart the front panel enough to more or less identify what to check where. So please do tell me how to proceed. Thanks for helping me out with this. I was just getting ready to buy a new front panel, but don't want to do that if the ground problem still persists in the firewire card or whatever.
  15. I bought one of those g5 front panel to atx cable harnesses from alohacab awhile back but am still unable to get the power button and led to work. The usb and firewire ports both work though. He told me when I first brought it up to him that there was probably a problem with the ground path, but I can't figure it out. He has the ground path set up throught the firewire connection. I've got this connected to a firewire card that I bought from newegg that has the 10-1 pin connector that he provides. I've continuity tested all the leads on the cable harness and everything seems to check. Also too, both the firewire and usb connections work properly: I've connected two different drives through each port with successfully seeing them in windows explorer. I just can't get the power button to work. I've tried connecting a ground wire from the front panel port power switch ground pin on the mobo directly to the chassis with no luck. I finally bought a new power pcb and replaced the old pcb: no luck. However, this time when I press the power button, the led lights up. But only while the button is pressed. I can also confirm that the mobo front panel power switch pins work as I can power up the computer using a flathead screwdriver to short the pins. For any of you who have bought this cable harness, do you have any suggestions as to how I might be able to track this issue down? Since the grounding is happening through the firewire connector, could it be that the firewire card isn't live yet? Would I need to jumper the ground through another route altogether? If so, thoughts as to how to do this? Thanks for any help you all can offer. If worse comes to worse, I'll just rig up a separate switch button, but i really don't want to resort to that if I can avoid it.
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