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About tmmuk

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  1. Ok thanks, so does the Windows 7 RC1 have AHCI support built-in? Did a fresh install to 10.5.7 and got it working nicely, however I've lost the ability to eject disks with F12 for some reason, and sometimes I can't eject CDs (I get an error claiming it is still in use, even with no apps running etc. - eventually finder / disk utility crash and I have to cold-boot to get things back to normal). Any pointers on how to set up the eject key again (F12 or equivalent)? Thanks weaksauce12 for the releases!
  2. Has anyone tried the Chameleon 2.0RC1 bootloader with this? It looks good (http://chameleon.osx86.hu/articles/chameleon-20rc1-is-out) but I'm not sure whether I'll break my hackintosh trying to install it! One more question - does anyone know how to go about installing AHCI support in Windows XP? Currently I've set up the BIOS to AHCI mode for OS X (as per weaksuace12's guide), but every time I want to boot windows (which is on a second hdd) I have to switch sata AHCI off in the bios to get it to boot. Which should I be trying to do - getting AHCI to work in both OS X and Windows XP, or trying to run both without AHCI? Thanks,
  3. @ahdrage - did you figure out a fix for your graphics problem? Anyone have any ideas about how I might fix the graphics problems on my install (nVidia 7900GT 256mb)? See post here: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=&...t&p=1045360 Thanks
  4. @weaksauce12 Thanks for the 2.0 guide, it's very clear and easy to follow. I've nearly got a perfect system working, except for this one small wake-from-sleep issue: The computer sleeps fine, but when I wake it from sleep, I get a weird distorted graphics problem. Often, the whole screen goes 'blocky' with distorted black and white rectangles, and other times, I see the desktop/UI as you would expect, however as soon as I do anything (click on something, open a menu, hover over the dock etc) the graphics problem resumes in that place on the screen. The only way to fix it is to unplug the DVI cable from the back of the graphics card and re-plug it in. This seems to refresh the screen (briefly fades through blue) and it's then working fine until I next sleep the system. Strangely, just turning the monitor off and on doesn't fix it, I have to unplug/re-plug the DVI connection for it to refresh. Here are my system specs: P35-DS3L Intel Q6600 4GB DDR2 XFX Nvidia 7900GT (256mb) Samsung SyncMaster 205BW TFT (DVI) 2x 500GB western digital caviar Sata HDD Leopard 10.5.5 via leopard soup 2.0 I suspect it's some sort of driver issue related to my 7900GT, though I selected the correct EFI strings when following the guide, and have tried a reinstall (following the guide again) with the same results. I've also tried removing the EFI-strings and instead using Nvinject, Nvinstaller or NVkush but they all yeild the same results (except for NVinject, which worked fine on wake-from-sleep, but I couldn't get QE/CI working with it). And I also tried manual installation of EFI strings for my card, with the same results as before. Also, I read about a similar issue somewhere, and the suggested fix was to use the secondary DVI port on the gfx card instead of the primary DVI port. I've tried this, and whilst it sometimes works (no gfx issues on wake), most of the time I just get the same problem. With the EFi-Strings from the Installer, System profiler is showing as QE/CI enabled, and just in case, I've used pcwiz's OSx86tools to enable QE/CI (apparently it doesnt always work first time). Any ideas? I notice you had a graphics issue with a different 7 series card here. Could this be related? Here's a few images of what the screen looks like after wake from sleep: Thanks again for the great guide, I'm so close to a fully-working hackintosh!
  5. Ok 3 things: 1. My belkin wireless G pci card (f5d7001uk) works OTB no drivers needed () 2. PS/2 mouse support isn't working for me at all 3. After wake from sleep, keyboard and mouse take 5-10 secs to start working (or maybe that's)
  6. ok great thanks, I'll bear that in mind if I ever need to do a more speedy reinstall. mmmm I was wondering why the Uinstaller stuff happens before booting into the hackintosh (for the hdd-guide) as opposed to after the boot (for the dvd-guide). I suppose it's so that you can avoid any need for a boot-132 disc in the hdd guide? EDIT: as an aside, am I safe to relocate my user folder back onto the separate drive once I've finished the install, without experiencing adverse effects (there's no dependency on the /Users folder being located on the main hdd once the install is finished, right?)
  7. It's not running anymore sorry, but I'm pretty sure I've already done that. What I tried: run uinstaller from ds3l folder located at: /Volumes/Data/[myusername]/Documents /Volumes/Data/[myusername]/Desktop neither worked. (/Volumes/Data is my secondary HDD, /Volumes/Leopard is my primary OS hdd)
  8. Ahh ok. That hackintosh was on 10.5.4 (kalyway I think, or maybe leo4allv3 - can't remember), but if it's permissions related then that's probably because I always keep my home directory on a separate HDD (to facilitate reinstalls and get extra performance) - so that probably explains permissions problems with both desktop and documents folders.
  9. @weaksauce12 Thanks for the prompt reply. I gave up in the end, and did a cd-install instead of an image install - worked first time! (btw - I had already tried re-downloading the zip, running it from the desktop and also my documents folder, to no avail. I was able to do the whole patching procedure successfully, except for the last 2 checkboxes : time machine fix and gfx driver, both of which produced the above error) anyway got it working now with the cd-method, so thanks!
  10. Hi weaksauce12, thanks for the great guide, v in depth and thorough. I'm trying this on a rev2 p35-ds3l board and am doing the hard drive installation method, from my 10.5.4 hackintosh to a blank sata hdd. I've got as far as installing os x from my retail disk image, and opening uinstaller. however, I get this error after pressing install: cp: directory /Volumes/Data/[username]/Documents/OSX86ToolsGFX does not exist (1) after which point, I press ok, and the program just sits there with the spinning wheel, saying 'Applying time machine fix in com.apple.Boot.plist. I have all the correct options ticked as per the guide, and the EFI string selected for my video card: Nvidia GeForce 7900GT 256MB any ideas? thanks again for the guide (the image install took less than 7 minutes!)
  11. Thanks for the reply. Isn't that pack for DS4 boards, not DS3L? And which 10.5.3 DVD should I use? Also, could you explain the EFIStudio and Chameleon part more, I dont understand...? Another thing i noticed, if I boot with -v, I always get Failed to load extension com.orByte.driver.PCGenUSBEHCI in yellow (error), and a couple of other errors like this. I thought this board was compatible with Leopard? Any pointers to a guide that should get it all working 100%? Thanks! One other thing I noticed, my q6600 is running with all four cores somewhere between 44-55*C IDLE. This seems a bit too hot. I have an Antec P180 with 2 120mm exhaust fans (rear+top), and one 120mm fan in the bottom section (in between the PSU and HDD cage). All running on medium. I tried reseating the HSF and cleaning off all the thermal paste (and re-doing it), but that hasn't helped. Do I need more fans? or is osx not running the CPU fan hot enough? puzzled.....
  12. Hi all, I've just set up a 10.5.4 system on an GA-P35-DS3L based system as per weaksauce12's guide. It's almost working 100%, however I have one issue. Sleep works (S3 in bios) on the vanilla kernel, however when I wake the computer from sleep, the graphics look pixelated/distorted, and the response is really sluggish. System Specs: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L Intel Quad Core Q6600 2.4GHz (stock HSF) (all 4 cores working great) 4GB (2x2GB) OCZ DDR2 (4gb detected, used this as recommened in the guide above, to get 1066mhz speed set and showing in sys profiler) 2x SATA hdd (one OS, one for Data) SATA DVDrw drive XFX Nvidia 7900GT (tried with Nvinject - Nvinstaller .52, and Natit latest version, both drivers have same wake-from-sleep issue). I have a 1680x1050 screen on the first DVI socket of the 7900GT, speakers, a Belkin wifi card (F5D7001uk - worked great OOB) and a USB keyboard/mouse. Essentially, after I wake-from-sleep (with the power button), I have to reboot in order to get the graphics displaying properly again. Any help on fixing this would be much appreciated! Thanks (I'll try to get a screenshot but it may be difficult as the computer is so sluggish on wake-from-sleep) EDIT: Oops just realised - Mods feel free to move this to the Leopard subforum if it's in the wrong place.
  13. Thanks for the link, I may try that if all else fails... As for trying different versions: do you think that trying zephyroth 10.5.2 rev2 / leo4all will make any difference? If so, which one should I download?
  14. Right, have tried those two suggestions, still no luck Hmm, this is an annoying problem Are there any other install methods available apart from DVD - eg vmware or flat image or something?
  15. Well i seemed to temporarily fix the above error by pressing ESC during POST, which brought up the menu allowing me to select boot from CD. then I hit F8, typed -v and that's how I got back to the language screen, Still no joy... Any thoughts on my vmware idea ^^ / another way to get around this problem? Thanks for your help so far