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  1. I've also tried adding 'boot' from PC EFI (by netkas) to my Linux /boot partition, but all grub.conf configuration attempts have resulted in either 'error 13: invalid or unsupported executable format' or 'error 17: cannot mount selected partition'. If I have Win XP (sda1/hd0,0), Leopard (sda2/hd0,1), and Linux /boot (sda3/hda0,2) all on the same partition, and grub is booting Linux and XP just fine, what do I need to do in order to get it to also boot the Leopard partition?
  2. I've copied a 'chain0' to the root of my XP partition (partition 1 of my main SATA drive), and added this to c:\boot.ini: c:\chain0="OSX" I have an iDeneb lite 10.5.8 new installation on the second partition of the same disk. When I boot this way and choose the "OSX" entry, the XP loader fails with: Error 2: bad directory or file type I've searched around and found several instances of this error, but haven't found a way to fix it so far. Any ideas? BTW, I also have a working Fedora 12 installation on the same disk (partition 3 is the boot partition, and paritition 4 extended with a bunch of Linux partitions inside), and I haven't been able to get OSX to boot from a grub entry (with 'chainloader +1' or 'chainloader /boot/chain0'). Hints on a fix for either method would be great!
  3. Marvin's AMD Utility

    I can't say that I totally agree with all of this (I have seen Marvin's AMD Utility work on a machine with a single OSX partition; it just doesn't work on mine), but I do agree that it would be nice to have something that allows you to boot into the partition so you can make adjustments, instead of requiring that you boot into the partition first before making adjustments with the utility, which is what you need the utility for in the first place ... if that makes any sense.
  4. I've just purchased a new motherboard and graphics card, since I got frustrated with getting my prior equipment working: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H LAN: Realtek 8111C Audio: Realtek ALC889A Video: - onboard: ATI Radeon HD 4200 - PCI-E: Galaxy nVidia GeForce GT 220 1GB 128-bit DDR2 (Yes, in hindsight I realize now I definitely should've gotten an ATI card ) Plugging all this into my previous rig, I was able to boot my SATA SL partition, with VGA graphics and no ethernet and sound. I did some tinkering with the config and got: Ethernet is recognized and I can assign it an IP address, but it won't connect to my router. I saw a forum reference to something called "RTG" for this chipset, but I have no idea what that is. Both IDE and SATA drives seem to be working fine Sound is recognized as "Intel HDA" but crackles badly after a while, and the system froze when I went into Prefs->Sound->Input Can't get any better than basic VGA graphics. I generated a custom EFI string for the nVidia card using OSX86Tools, but with this string in Boot.plist, the system reboots itself immediately as graphics mode starts up during boot Any suggestions on what kexts/strings to use?
  5. Marvin's AMD Utility

    You forgot Step 1.5: Reboot your machine by hand, as it has just locked up completely. Return to Step 1. this is a blog?
  6. I've done a 10.6 install to a SATA partition from an existing 10.5.8 partition on the same disc, using a retail SL DVD and myHack installer. The install went okay I think, but I have some problems with hardware. Using the VoodooHDA kext and some additional modifications, I now have sound (onboard Realtek ALC888). But modifying the yukon info.plist in ionetworkfamily.kext with my device info didn't help with ethernet (onboard Marvell Yukon 88EC039). Before, in Profile->Hardware->Ethernet displayed my raw hardware info, and now is says there are no PCI cards installed. Graphics (GeForce 7600 GT 256) with an EFI string in boot.plist seem okay at first, full widescreen resolution, and the system boots super fast (about a minute to X, including mostly verbose text output, as opposed to about 6 minutes in Leopard), but for the first few minutes it displays only the mouse and a snapshot of the desktop on which you can't click anything (although the clock in the menu bar keeps moving, nothing else can be clicked). And reboot/shutdown still doesn't work, but that is the least of my concerns after everything else. I've attached all the boot logs and info I can think of, in hopes someone has some suggestions on getting ethernet, graphics, firewire, etc., working with a kext, dsdt, or otherwise. Thanks for your help. kernel.txt windowserver.txt system.txt kextfind_info.txt
  7. 10.6 AMD install problems

    Hi amador, and thanks for the tip. I already had installed on IDE, was just missing the things above but it was working. But I tried the method in that link anyway, and it wouldn't boot (stalled at ATA message and froze there). So I copied that installation bit-for-bit from IDE to a SATA drive, and the same thing happened there too (froze on boot at ATA message). I wonder if deleting the stock kexts from the default Extensions directory has something to do with this: I've never heard of having to delete kexts before, and it sounds like a bad idea. Guess I'll have to try something else anyway as I can't boot now.
  8. 10.6 AMD install problems

    Here's what I've been able to do so far: Wiped out and reformatted the SL partition (IDE disk) From Leopard (SATA partition), ran the DVD installer (not an image, but the actual DVD, which was the only way I could get past the package error) and installed to the SL partition ran myHack on the SL partition, including Chameleon and the chocolate kernel Added a bunch of suggested kexts to /Extra/Ext (including a hacked AppleATA kext, without which my partition would not boot) Created a custom smbios.plist and added it to /Extra, including my SL partition's UID Created a custom dsdt.aml and added it to /Extra Customized com.apple.Boot.plist in /Extra, including an EFI string for my graphics card (GeForce 7600 GT 256 MB) Fixed permissions, etc. Current results: SL partition boots (after about 10 minutes of mostly blue screen) Full graphics resolution, but not sure about QE/QI (not listed in hardware profile, where it usually at least says "not supported", here they aren't listed at all) No sound (Realtek on-board ALC888), despite AppleHDA and enabler kexts in /Extra Leopard partition would no longer boot, due to kernel panic. I solved this by renaming mach_kernel to chocolate_kernel, but that seems like a dangerous hack. I would like to know how to get this partition to use its own boot options instead of those in the SL partition. Firewire profile says "unable to list devices" System will not restart/shutdown: it goes through the process and displays "safe to shut down" but doesn't do it (this is also a problem in the Leopard partition) Other than that, I think it looks okay, but I'd like to solve the above problems and be able to somehow test how solid the installation is before trusting it. Any ideas on these? Thanks.
  9. Marvin's AMD Utility

    Unfortunately this app has frozen my machine every time I've tried to use it in every release.
  10. I have a SATA partition running 10.5.8 with an AMD CPU. I'm trying to install 10.6 to an IDE disk using a retail DVD install image, and I'm running into problems. When I copy the retail image to a USB stick, patch it with myHack, and reboot to install, the installer sees only USB disks. I added the recommended kexts to Extra/Extensions on the USB stick, fixed permissions etc., and retried, but no joy. My BIOS does not present an ACPI option for SATA. When I try to install from the USB image to the IDE disk while running in my 10.5.8 partition on SATA, the installer gets to a certain point and fails on "could not extract files from package BaseInstaller". I find the BaseInstaller package within the image and try to install it directly, and I get the same error. Does this indicate a bad install disc? Would be interesting since I used the same disc to install 10.6 on a MacBook with no trouble. But if so, would it be possible to get this file from elsewhere? Finally, I've tried installing from an Intel/AMD modded image by Hazard, and this seems to almost work, but it hangs after completing and trying to exit the installer. Rebooting into this partition results in a CPU mismatch kernel panic. Running Marvin's AMD Utility from my 10.5.8 partition results in a hung system. also tried zeph's AMD Patcher, which runs fine but does so silently and does not give the option to run on another partition. So I've tried to run this after rebooting with an install disc and running 'open AMD\ Patcher.app" in a terminal on the IDE partition, but this fails too. Any ideas on how to approach any of these roadblocks? Thanks!
  11. I can't seem to get any CF cards to read in 10.5.8 on my machine. The strange thing is that my SD and other card readers all work in the same device, and the card shows up as "mass storage device" in System Profiler. And on top of that, when I run Parallels on top of OS X, it reads the card just fine (shown here in the inset as PHOTOCARD). Any hints on how to get it mounted/readable in OS X?
  12. GeForce 9600 GT natively supported in Mac OS X 10.5.6

    Here is what I have tried so far in 10.508 with my EVGA GeForce 9600 GT 256 MB PCIx card: - NVKush: card listed as supported for Quartz Extreme and QuartzGL, but crashed all the time and often resulted in blurry display with smudged looking text on screen. - NVInject: Quartz Extreme listed as not supported, but more stable than NVKush - NVEnabler: booted into a black clear screen (not a dead monitor signal), with a mouse pointer that I could move around the screen but do nothing with. - Adding EFI string (from OSX86Tools) to boot.plist, but same as above: black clear screen, with a mouse pointer that I could move but do nothing with. I don't know what else to try. From LSPCI, graphic info is: 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7600 GT] [10de:0391] (rev a1) I get this plist from OSX86Tools: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0x9,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)</key> <dict> <key>@0,compatible</key> <string>NVDA,NVMac</string> <key>@0,device_type</key> <string>display</string> <key>@0,name</key> <string>NVDA,Display-A</string> <key>@1,compatible</key> <string>NVDA,NVMac</string> <key>@1,device_type</key> <string>display</string> <key>@1,name</key> <string>NVDA,Display-B</string> <key>NVCAP</key> <data> BAAAAAAAAwAMAAAAAAAABwAAAAA= </data> <key>NVPM</key> <data> AQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA== </data> <key>VRAM,totalsize</key> <string>0x10000000</string> <key>device_type</key> <string>NVDA,Parent</string> <key>model</key> <string>nVidia GeForce 7600 GT</string> <key>name</key> <string>display</string> <key>rom-revision</key> <string>nVidia GeForce 7600 GT OpenGL Engine [EFI]</string> </dict> </dict> </plist> Here is the EFI string (from OSX86Tools): 5c0200000100000001000000500200000d00000002010c00d041030a010000000101060000090101 060000007fff04000e0000004e00560050004d0000002000000001000000000000000000000000000 000000000000000000000000000220000005600520041004d002c0074006f00740061006c00730069 007a006500000008000000000000101c0000006400650076006900630065005f00740079007000650 000000f0000004e5644412c506172656e740e0000006e0061006d00650000000b000000646973706c 617922000000400030002c006400650076006900630065005f00740079007000650000000b0000006 46973706c617922000000400031002c006400650076006900630065005f0074007900700065000000 0b000000646973706c6179100000006d006f00640065006c000000120000004e56494449412039363 03020475420000000400031002c0063006f006d00700061007400690062006c00650000000e000000 4e5644412c4e564d616314000000400030002c006e0061006d0065000000120000004e5644412c446 973706c61792d4114000000400031002c006e0061006d0065000000120000004e5644412c44697370 6c61792d4220000000400030002c0063006f006d00700061007400690062006c00650000000e00000 04e5644412c4e564d6163100000004e00560043004100500000001800000004000000000003000400 000000000007000000001e00000072006f006d002d007200650076006900730069006f006e0000002 60000004e56494449412039363030204754204f70656e474c20456e67696e65205b4546495d What else can I try?
  13. problem with 9600 GT 256

    I often got a distorted display when using Safari with NVKush, where all text became unreadable. While loading a page in Safari, the display became unresponsive and wouldn't let me click anything for almost a minute ... when it came back the text all over the screen was distorted (as if it were smudged or behind water). I saw many entries like the following in system.log: <pre style="border: 1px inset; margin: 0px; padding: 6px; overflow: auto; width: 640px; height: 66px; text-align: left;" dir="ltr" class="alt2">Nov 17 19:29:02 myhost kernel[0]: NVDA(OpenGL): Channel exception! status = 0xffff info32 = 0x3 = Fifo: Unknown Method Error Nov 17 19:29:02 myhost kernel[0]: 0000000b Nov 17 19:29:06 myhost kernel[0]: NVDA(OpenGL): Channel exception! status = 0xffff info32 = 0xd = GR: SW Notify Error</pre> There were also many entries like the following in windowserver.log, but none that seem to correspond with the timing of the NVDA errors above: Nov 17 19:50:53 [112] kCGErrorFailure: destroyBackingSurface : IOAccelWriteLockSurface = e00002bd I don't know whether this is a kernel problem (9.8.0, based on Voodoo) or graphics problem (GeForce 7600 GT), or if they're two separate problems I tried using NVinject instead of NVKush ... seemed like it may be a bit more stable, but under NVKush, my card listed "Supported" for Quartz Extreme, QuartzGL, and Rotation in Profiler, but under NVinject, Quartz Extreme is not supported, and Rotation was not even listed. I then tried NVEnabler, but that ended up with a black clear screen, with a mouse pointer that I could move but do nothing with. I don't know what else to try. From LSPCI, graphic info is: 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7600 GT] [10de:0391] (rev a1) Using OSX86Tools, I get this plist: <pre style="border: 1px inset; margin: 0px; padding: 6px; overflow: auto; width: 640px; height: 498px; text-align: left;" dir="ltr" class="alt2"><?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0x9,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)</key> <dict> <key>@0,compatible</key> <string>NVDA,NVMac</string> <key>@0,device_type</key> <string>display</string> <key>@0,name</key> <string>NVDA,Display-A</string> <key>@1,compatible</key> <string>NVDA,NVMac</string> <key>@1,device_type</key> <string>display</string> <key>@1,name</key> <string>NVDA,Display-B</string> <key>NVCAP</key> <data> BAAAAAAAAwAMAAAAAAAABwAAAAA= </data> <key>NVPM</key> <data> AQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA== </data> <key>VRAM,totalsize</key> <string>0x10000000</string> <key>device_type</key> <string>NVDA,Parent</string> <key>model</key> <string>nVidia GeForce 7600 GT</string> <key>name</key> <string>display</string> <key>rom-revision</key> <string>nVidia GeForce 7600 GT OpenGL Engine [EFI]</string> </dict> </dict> </plist></pre> Any hints on what to do with this, or which injector(s) shouldwork?
  14. FireWire help

    LSPCI info is: 01:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link) [104c:8024]
  15. low-res graphics screw up display

    I have a widescreen Asus 24" monitor hooked up to my system, at 1920x1080 resolution. It's working okay as far as I can tell, except when I run a low-res application at full screen, such as a Big Fish Games game or demo (uses Flash Player, and I have the latest version installed), when I exit the full screen low-res app, my display is distorted to the point where all text becomes unreadable. The interesting part is that I take a screenshot of the display in this state, and it still looks all screwed up ... but if I reboot and come back in with a clean display, even the screen shot that looked horrible appears to be fine. Maybe this is an Xquartz problem? How can I tell? The following appears in windowserver.log: ... Nov 16 21:06:07 [109] kCGErrorFailure: destroyBackingSurface : IOAccelWriteLockSurface = e00002bdNov 16 21:06:33 [109] kCGErrorFailure: destroyBackingSurface : IOAccelWriteLockSurface = e00002bd Nov 16 21:07:13 [109] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXSetWindowListTags: Operation on a window 0x6 not owned by caller CoreServicesUIAgent Nov 16 21:07:21 [109] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXSetWindowFilter: Invalid filter 26 Nov 16 21:07:21 [109] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXReleaseCIFilter: Invalid filter 26Nov 16 21:07:21 [109] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXSetWindowListTags: Operation on a window 0x6 not owned by caller Spro uts Adventure Nov 16 21:07:23 [109] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXOrderWindow: Operation on a window 0x6 not owned by caller Sprouts Ad venture Nov 16 21:07:40 [109] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXSetWindowShape: Operation on a window 0x6 not owned by caller Preview Nov 16 21:07:40 [109] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXSetWindowShape: Operation on a window 0x6 not owned by caller Install er Nov 16 21:07:40 [109] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXSetWindowShape: Operation on a window 0x6 not owned by caller Adium Nov 16 21:07:40 [109] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXSetWindowShape: Operation on a window 0x6 not owned by caller Dropbox Nov 16 21:07:40 [109] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXSetWindowFilter: Invalid filter 26Nov 16 21:07:40 [109] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXReleaseCIFilter: Invalid filter 26 Nov 16 21:08:58 [109] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXSetWindowFilter: Invalid filter 26 Nov 16 21:08:58 [109] kCGErrorIllegalArgument: CGXReleaseCIFilter: Invalid filter 26 ... Ah ... I now see this in system.log, which seems to indicate a Flash programming problem ... any way to work around this? ... Nov 16 21:07:16 myhost [0x0-0x11b11b].com.yourcompany.mdm_flash_player[2395]: Debugger() was called! Nov 16 21:07:17 myhost mdm_flash_player[2395]: app awake from nib Nov 16 21:07:17 myhost mdm_flash_player[2395]: Warning once: This application, or a library it uses, is using NSQuickDrawView, which has been deprecated. Apps should cease use of QuickDraw and move to Quartz. ...
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