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  1. nigelbb

    Dual ATI Radeon 4850 with 4 monitors

    Sorry, but unless something has changed since I last looked on this forum you simply cannot get two ATI cards working in a Hackintosh. I tried with a variety of ATI cards & researched in all the forums that I could find it simply cannot be done even with an EFI-X dongle (despite their claims of support). http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...st&p=839076 Two Nvidia cards work great & are easy to set up so just replace your ATI cards.
  2. There is no first or second partition this installation uses an external disk drive. It's a few months since I was the first to write up a tutorial on OS X retail DVD install using Boot132 on the MSI Wind & I have now forgotten some of the details of exactly what I did. I suggest that you take a look at this improved & extended description that has been posted here http://forums.msiwind.net/mac/clear-easy-r...00e8a5d6425e0e0
  3. Their open source projects may not be so easy to find on their web site but they are there:-http://store.psystar.com/opensource/openhaltrestart http://store.psystar.com/opensource/opendsdt http://store.psystar.com/opensource/r1000
  4. No modern ATI card works with graphic strings. I know that you will see various postings & tools like EFI Studio that appear to support e.g. ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT but be none of them work. In fact there is no way using EFI strings or injectors to get two modern ATI cards (2xxx, 3xxx or 4xxx) working together at all. You should stick to Nvidia cards which as the posts above show are very easy to get working with either EFI strings or an injector.
  5. Device manager should give you some idea. Failing that Everest (Google for this) will give a full hardware breakdown. Apparently some have a somewhat compatible WiFi card, most have a totally incompatible card. Not to detract from any of the wonderful work & information here on InsanelyMac but there is a specialist OSX on MSI Wind forum that is full of noobies with noobish questions answered there OS X on MSI Wind Froum
  6. nigelbb

    DSDT Patcher

    A appears that a number of us can succesfully run the patcher & create a valid dsdt.aml but when we load AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext we still get a kernel panic. Does anyone have any ideas where we should be looking to figure out why this happens?
  7. I have my Dell Precision M60 (Pentium M 1.7GHz, Nvidia Quadro FX Go700 graphics) laptop working almost perfectly under OSX86. The one irritating problem that I cannot fix is that after sleep the display does not wake up but remains black. The system wakes OK apart from that as confirmed by connecting using VNC or ssh. I have tried various graphics injectors (NVinject, Titan, Natit etc) but none fixed the problem. Another probably related problem is that occasionally (perhaps 1 in 10 times) when the system is booted that the screen stays black & has to be powered off to restart. Conversely very, very occasionally the display _does_ work after waking from sleep. Has anyone any ideas?
  8. nigelbb

    DSDT Patcher

    DSDT_Patcher1.0.1e appears to work on my Dell Precision M60 laptop (Pentium M 1.7GHz) & create a fixed dsdt.aml OK but I still have a kernel panic if AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext is present & not disabled. I have used the debug version of the chameleon boot file so can confirm that the fixed dsdt.aml is being used. I have attached my Debug directory. Any ideas? root.tar
  9. I have never seen any pesky boot resolution bug or needed to use SwitchResX. Just use the graphics kext referenced in my tutorial. http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...mp;#entry942293
  10. Actually in most Winds you have to change the WiFi card as the one shipped does not work in OS X. It's best to swap in something like the Dell 1500 which is a Wireless-N card.
  11. No, you don't need to use the -f -v boot flags every time, just if you have a problem. You can edit /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist & set it so that there are no messages just the gray Apple boot screen. Just add this before the final </dict> tag: <key>Quiet Boot</key> <string>Yes</string>
  12. Sorry but I did not use Boot132 to install from an external DVD as it is far easier to use an external hard disk. I will have to leave it to someone else to write that guide as my wife has now taken over the Wind & I have assured her that I she can use it full time & that I have no more need to do anyfiddling or tweaking now that it's all working & I have upgraded the BIOS to 1.09. Here are the updated download links http://rapidshare.com/files/157204491/Cham...rd_Disk.dmg.zip or http://www.megaupload.com/?d=G37APL1M
  13. I have written up a quick guide to retail installation with Boot132 with a link to all the required files here http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=132916
  14. I have had a number of people requesting nformation on exactly how I have done a retail installation on the MSI Wind using Boot132 so that it can safely use Software Update from Apple. I have quickly run through the whole process again taking notes & roughly pulled these instructions together. Forgive me for any errors or typos. I will work on this document to produce something a little more polished but in the meantime for all those who are getting frustrated with the process here is exactly how I did it. I used an external disk as it is far easier than swapping a Boot CD for the retail DVD but the general principles are just the same so can be adapted easily. It is much, much, much easier if you use an external USB disk & do all your installation & testing on that before screwing up your laptop's internal disk. It also means that you don't need to use a Boot132 CD at all or swap it for the retail DVD, So use the MSIWindosx86 distro & install to that external disk but make sure that you partition that disk into at least 2 partitions. One for the hacked distro & the other to use for your first retail install. It's again easier If you copy the retail OS X disk .ISO to the external disk plus the 10.5.5 combo update (MacOSXUpdCombo10.5.5.dmg) that you can download from Apple. Do the retail install in the normal way by mounting the retail ISO & then opening up a Terminal window & taking root privileges by doing: sudo su & entering your root password when prompted. Then start the installation application: open '/Volumes/Mac OS X Install DVD/System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg' Hit continue & accept the license then select the disk partition to install to (in this case the second one on the external disk). If you want to economise on some disk space then on the next screen select Customize & deselect the installation of additional Printer Drivers & Language Translations. Otherwise just take the Standard Install. Click the Install button & leave it to do its thing for a while until it tells you it is finished. It took about 30 minutes as I recall on my rather slow external disk. While the installation is going on download this file package http://rapidshare.com/files/157204491/Cham...rd_Disk.dmg.zip or http://www.megaupload.com/?d=G37APL1M This contains kalyway's packaging of Chameleon & the Boot132 files ready to install onto hard disk. It also contains in the Extras folder kamikaze's package of all the kexts required to get the Wind fully functional plus in the Extensions folder the minimum set of kexts required to boot the retail OS X hard disk with Boot132. When the OS X installation has finished then unzip (Safari will do this for you automatically) & mount the downloaded Chameleon installer disk image when you double-click on the Chameleon_DFE_for_Hard_Disk application it will prompt you as to which disk partition you want to install to. Select the appropriate partition. To upgrade to OS X 10.5.5 mount the combo disk image MacOSXUpdCombo10.5.5.dmg that you downloaded from Apple. Run the package & press Continue, accept the license terms etc & then choose Change Install Location... & specify your target disk. Once that is done boot from the retail installation as we have one more step to accomplish. At the Darwin prompt I suggest that you enter:- -f -v This forces a load of all kexts & produces verbose output which if you do encounter a problem will enable you to figure out where the problem is. In general though provided it boots OK you can ignore the several screenfulls of text that will scroll past. You should now have booted successfully & be presented with the normal OS X welcome screen that asks you to register & further screens that prompt you for a user name & password. Once you have done all that we need to install the remaining kexts that are required for the Wind to function fully under Leopard. Neither the audio kext or the 'About This Mac' enabler kext can be loaded using Boot132 & it s tricky to set up loading of all the video components using Boot132 so for simplicity I suggest that you just install them using kamikaze's package. However only select those packages that are absolutely required i.e. Network, System, Video & Audio. This package will be found in the Extras folder. I discovered there is a problem with some file ownership &/or protection so we need to fix that before we can finally boot without problems so from Terminal:- sudo su cd /Extras chmod -R 755 * chown -R root:wheel * Now install the kexts from kamikaze' package then again from Terminal:- cd /System/Library/Extensions chmod -R 755 * chown -R root:wheel * touch /System/Library/Extensions When you re-boot all should be working e.g. audio & video at 1024x600 Now connect to Apple & use Software Update to install all remaining updates. Once you are happy that you have a fully working copy of Leopard on your external disk you can install onto the internal disk. I use Super Duper to clone the external disk to the internal. Then re-run the Chameleon, Boot132 installation to make that disk bootable & you are all done. I have just run through this whole process again on my wife's Wind taking notes so I don't think that I have missed anything but if I have I am sure that you will let me know so that I can update this guide.
  15. As I wrote beofre I did not use a boot CD but booted from a USB external disk running the MSIWindosx86 distro. When you run the Chameleon DFE Boot132 application it installs Chameloen to the hard disk & creates a directory Extra in the top level of the disk. In that directory create a folder called Extensions. In that folder copy the kexts that I listed (extract them from kamikaze's pacakge if necessary). You don't need those kexts just to confirm that your Boot132 installation as you alreday have a set of kexts on the CD that you have that do allow the system to boot with a retail disk so if you were to use those you could boot a retail install. I am sorry ifI cannot explain this any better. Perhaps you should read some of the forum postings about using Boot132 & get to really understand what you are doing raher than just trying to follow my recipe. You shouldn't need to remove AppleIntelCPIPowerManagement.kext as Disabler.kext in Extra/Extensions should inactivate it.