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  1. S.M.A.R.T FAIL

    SMART error shows a hardware problem, sooner or later the hard disk won`t work, backup your info and change it as soon as possible.
  2. Ideneb v1.4 on Dell inspiron 640m help

    I have tried the iDeneb 1.4 (10.5.6 OSX) it is not working, try the 1.3 (10.5.5 OSX) and then upgrade to 10.5.6 using IDeneb upgrade module.
  3. Disable hard disk sleep, enable hot corners, I did all 4, with DISPLAY SLEEP option. I installed iDeneb 10.5.5 in my Inspiron 640m.
  4. Sorry to take so much time to answer, but I have to check if there is any new posts, since I don't receive any mail notification. Back to business, check this out, it might help you. http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...0&start=400
  5. Hi stonecold05, I need more info on your video card to help you. What kind of bus is it? PCI, PCI-e or AGP? How much RAM does it have? 128, 256, 512 , etc? I'll be glad to help ypu. Bye.
  6. There is a new version of Debil with 10.5.5, that is the easiest way. Or you can see my topic for upgrading to 10.5.5 with any OSX, http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=129320 Well, I think the DVD has drivers for tha ATI video cards included. If you need to upgrade the BIOS, yes you need Windows XP, it doesn't to be fully operational. You need since the new program to upgrade the BIOS runs under Windows XP. There used to be a version of this program you could run from diskette, but at least for this motherboard, no anymore.
  7. Hi. I have checked the USB ports problems, and they are working fine with my pen drive. I applied the USB 2.0 fixed lastest when I upgraded to 10.5.5, maybe that is the solution since I have the bios PRG3110H.86A.0052. I haven't check them when I have the 10.5.4 OSX version, but a client who I sold one of this machine did, he copied the files to the machine through a pen drive since we are having trouble with the network at that time. (See first udpate). Check the topic, I have put how to upgrade to 10.5.5. Bye.
  8. THIRD UPDATE NOVEMBER 6TH, 2008 There is a new patch and a new page to perfom the update to 10.5.5. SECOND UPDATE OCTOBER 18TH, 2008 This update begins and ends with orage. It is about upgrading to 10.5.5 and Vanilla Kernel. This update is at the end. UPDATED on OCTOBER 8TH, 2008 The updates begin and end in blue. (There are two). Well, I am one of the many that have tried to run Leopard on a ECS 945GCT-M/1333 motherboard, but I found the result a little unstable. I began to try other motherboards, and I found the Intel DG31PR motherboard and gave it a try. This is the hardware that I have used: - Motherboard: Intel DG31PR - Processor: Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz / Intel Dual Core 2.2 GHz / Core 2 Duo 2.53 GHz - RAM: 2 GB DDR2 667 MHz / 4 GB DDR2 667 MHz - Hard disk: 500 GB SATA Samsung hard disk / 200 GB partition on a 500 GB SATA Samsung hard disk dual booting with Windows XP SP3 - DVD: WVW Writer LG - USB Genius Keyboard and Mouse (PS/2 stuff doesn't work. - Onboard video: It's too new, doesn't have QE, that's why I tried the nVidia video cards - Video card: Nvidia 8600GT / Nvidia 8500GT / 9600GT (No QE) - Monitor: CRT 1024 x 768 / LCD 19" Samsung 1440 x 900 BIOS Setup: Here I didn't change too many options, it is set almost as it comes (default configuration). FIRST PAGE SW Single Processor Mode: Disable Date and time according to your place. ADVANCED PAGE Boot Configuration: Deafault Peripheral configuration: Deafault Drive configuration: Deafault Floppy configuration: Deafault Event configuration: Deafault Video configuration: DVMT Mode: DVMT IGB DVMT Amount: 32 Primary video adpator: (Auto) or PCI-ex Hardware monitoring: Deafault Chipset configuration: Deafault USB configuration: Deafault SECURITY PAGE Set Supervisor Password (I recomend to set the supervisor password to avoid that someone by mistake changes something in the BIOS). Expansion card test: Disable Chasis intrution: Disable XD Technology: Enable POWER PAGE After Power Failure: Stay off Wake on LAN from S5: Power on ACPI Suspend : S3 status EIST: Enable Wake system from S5: Disable BOOT PAGE Boot Menu type: Normal Boot device priority: CD/DVD Hard disk etc. The other options are not changed at all. SOFTWARE I have used to this installation the Jas 10.5.4 DVD, this is the setup of the DVD options: FORMATING HARD DISK The first thing you have to do is to either partition your entire hard disk, or erase the partition where you are going to install Leopard. Either one you have to choose MAC OS extended (journaled) partition type. You have to use the DISK UTILITY to do this, it is in the UTILITY MENU. INSTALLING LEOPARD After you have chosen where to install the OS, these are the options I have chosen: X11 Yes Kernel Packages StageXNU Chipset Intel ICHx Video cards NVKush by Diabolik UPDATE October 8th, 2008 Network cards NONE I am putting a new kext for this network card. It is 10/100/1000 and the drivers in the DVD are for 10/100. With the drivers on the DVD, th machine worked fine in a Windows XP network, but it didn't work so well in a Macintosh network. The machine could do internet but couldn't print o access files through the Mac network. I have just updated the drivers (kext) in the hackintosh in the Mac network, it took a few minutes but finally the machine saw all the Mac network. It can share files and use a network printer connected to a Mac. End of update Audio Driver ALC888 Device Identification All Intel (There are 4 of them). SMBIOS Superhai's SMBIOSResolver (The first one). Cleanup Yes Once you click install don't stop the checking of th DVD integrity. PROBLEMS FOUND Well, I have disables the sleep option and the hard disk option. If they are one the machine stops and reboots. I have tried to activated the PS/2 Keyboard and mouse ports, but after intalling the package the system didn't boot anymore, so I stayed with the USB keyboard and mouse. There is a package to resolve the sleep problem but I have not tested it yet, as soon as I do, I will publish the results. UPGRADING BY INTERNET All of the software upgrades, except the 10.5.5 upgrade, have worked fine. There is a way to install the 10.5.5 upgrade, as soon as I try it, I will publish the results. UPDATE October 8th, 2008 NETWORK CARD INSTALLATION First, download this file: http://rapidshare.com/files/152183452/Archive.zip It has two files in it. One is the kext and the other has the instructions. Follow the instructions. End of update PROGRAMS INSTALLED Adobe After Effects Abode Photshop Final Cut 2.0 Microsoft Office I have tried this machine a Windows XP network and it worked fine. I copy files from the network without any problems. UPGRADING TO 10.5.5 AND VANILLA KERNEL Well to upgrade to 10.5.5 I followed this topic of the forum: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=109102 Name of the topic: Complete Updates for Newbies and All -- Currently 10.5.5 Combo (Only Intel CPUs), All future updates will be in the same topic UPDATE Novembre 6th, 2008 Which sent me to this page: http://mysticus.titanous.com/index.html This is the new page, go to UPDATE and you can download version 1.1.5 And also you have links to the disfferent OSX86 DVDs under DISTROS. I haven't tested this version yet. http://www.freewebtown.com/mysticus/index2222222.html (Version 1.1.3a of the patches). You will need 3 files (they are actually two, since two comes in the same compressed file) to do a succesful upgrade 10.5.5, they are: 1. The original Combo Update of OSX 10.5.5 from Apple itself. 2. The Pre Update Patch. 3. The Post Update Patch. The Pre Update and Post Update Patches you can download from the topic at post 1424 rolling the dice!!! (Click on the dice). http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...102&st=1420 Version 1.4.0 of the patches. (THESE ARE THE ONES THAT I USED) Name of the topic: Complete Updates for Newbies and All -- Currently 10.5.5 Combo (Only Intel CPUs), All future updates will be in the same topic somewhere. Follow these steps: 1. You run the Pre Update Patch, don't restart! 2. Apply the Apple's Combo Update to 10.5.5, and don't restart! DON'T RESTART!!! 3. Apply the Post Update Patch, and use CUSTOMIZE to select the items you need. When it finished, restart the machine doing click in the restart button on the screen. These are the ones I used: FIRST TRY Kernel: 9.5.0 Vanilla Kernel Chipset: Just restore my chipset Video: Nvidia: NVKush Audio: Just restore audio Network: Jusst restore network System functions: SMBIOS Resolver (for Vanilla) PS2 - Battery .... USB 2.0 fixed latest After I applied this Post Update Patch, I restarted the computer. The computer boots twice, don't worry. The first boot is very fast, and the second is very slow. It takes from 6 to 10 minutes to finish the update. First you find a black screen and then a light blue screen, and finally the desktop appears. Once the desktop appeared the machine ran normally. I rebooted the machine to check if everything was fine. I took about 5 minutes to get to the desktop, but once in the desktop the speed was fine. This is why I decided to install the same kernel I install with the 10.5.4 DVD, the 9.4.0. SECOND TRY The onlu difference is the kernel the rest items are the same. As before, it rebooted twice, adn took almost 10 minutes to finished the update. But when it finished and rebooted the machine, and the desktop appeared in less than 2 minutes!!! NOTE Once the desktop appeard there is no speed difference between both kernels, the speed problem is at the beggining. The Vanilla Kernel takes about 5 minutes to boot, and the 9.4.0 takes less than 2 minutes. It is up to you which one to use. I stayed with the 9.4.0. BIOS VERSION I AM USING By the way this is the bios version I am using: PR3110H.86A.0052.2008.0612 I have tested the USB ports with my Kingston pendrive, and it worked fine. I haven't tested any printers yet connected to the USB ports. If it is working, don't update, specially the BIOS!!! The bios should only be updated if the CPU is not correctly recognized. END OF SECOND UPDATE
  9. Hi there, I have just installed JAS 10.5.4 DVD with this motherboard version 3.0. At first it was a mess. Then I downloaded the bios update from the ECS webpage: http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Downloads...d=1&LanID=0 This downloads a zip file, the bios update and the program to install the update are inside. Then I set this way thing in the BIOS (CMOS): CPU ID limit: DISABLE XDBit: ENABLE SPEEDSTEP: DISABLE APICMODE: DISABLE HPET: ENABLE And finally the OS X boots until the desktop, otherwise the computer was in a continous rebooting.
  10. EDITED: February 24 2008 NOTE: The updated information is in green. From a personal message from one of you, I noticed that the download link in the original post is not working anymore! So I decided to upload to my rapidshare premium account, this is the link: http://rapidshare.com/files/94571044/Audio...gmatel_9220.zip PD: Don't ask me to upload in another download service, since I won't. Well I have the ECS 945GCT-M/1333 with sound right now and installing Final Cut!!! Check this post: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=78113 (The download link is not working, but feel to check if there are other files for you). It is in spanish but basicly what you have to do is: 1. Download the files, click on the link in the post and you download a zip file with all you need. 2. Unzip the file in the Hackintosh. 3. Copy the AppleHDAPatcher v1.16 to the desktop. 4. Drop the Codec Dump 9221 D file on it, it is the *.txt file. (This will take some time, since it also fixes permissions of the partition). 5. Restart 6. Now copy the AppleHDA.kext file in SYSTEM/LIBRARY/EXTENTIONS, backup the original file first. 7. Load the DISK UTILITY and repair permissions on the partition and restart. 8. You should have sound right now, the only funny thing is that the sound comes out from the MIC connector (RED/PINK one), but you have sound. NOTE: Th¡s is the post of (mostly) successful Leopard install on ECS 945GCT-M/1333, really cheap hack working except for sound http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=82928 On the first page, there are 12 pages now.
  11. @Toleman De lo que he leido para poder usar el formato GUI tienes que usar el arrancador EFI, ahora el EFI si lo soporta el Windows Vista de 64 bits, el Windows XP de 64 bits, pero no el Windows XP de 32 bits, sino usa no mas MBR que no necesita nada mas.
  12. Why you don't read all the comments in this post. There is a fix for the audio problem since february 1st, 2008.
  13. @knyte2 Try to burn a new copy of the install dvd, maybe it has a scratch on it. What I have learned since >I started installing Tiger 10.4.1, it is that each version chech harder the hardware condition, it happened to me, I had a hard disk where I could install Windows XP and 10.4.5, but when I tried to install 10.4.6 I couldn't install it. After a while the hard disk died, the new OS X detected the error first. Have you try to install using your original configuration, ie, using your smaller hard disk? Try erasing the hard disk parition in the 500 GB hard disk first.