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  1. Alright, with the Steam sale around the corner, I'm considering building 2 cheaper Hackintoshes (one for my wife, one for my son) that can double as Steam gaming PCs. Any caveats to: GeForce GTX 480 Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 In relation to a new hackintosh build? I'm looking for the most perfect install that can be done, so if it means a different motherboard or GPU, I'm open to other options. Help?
  2. Alright, so I've been really happy with my GA-EP45-UD3R now for a while. Today I want to use Time Machine and the error rears its head: "Unable to find built-in ethernet" Now--I've had ethernet working forever--but I guess it hasn't been legitimately recognized as built-in ethernet. I've done the DSDT patching, I've used RealtekR1000.kext, I've tried setting EthernetBuiltIn=yes in my com.apple.Boot.plist, I've added the EFI string to my com.apple.Boot.plist. Every possible thread and post I could find on the subject--I've tried! NOTHING WORKS. PLEASE help!!!!
  3. Changed the first post of the 'nostalgic' thread to redirect here, now that I've downloaded the pack of extensions like 10 times and built this same machine like 5 times.
  4. Love the bold! =) If it doesn't work, then why: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...t&p=1025586 http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...t&p=1001578 http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...st&p=993780 There were a few other threads with success reported by other folks, so I thought I'd give it a shot.
  5. Looking for any help getting a Mobility Radeon HD 2300 up and flying. I added the device ID to the Info.plist and hex'd the device ID into RadeonX1000.kext. Internal and external screens black on boot. Could use any and all help?? sk
  6. skx

    HELP! Acer TM 6292 !

    Baboon -- do you mind shooting me a .zip of your kexts via like Mediafire or Megaupload? I am at my wits end with this thing!
  7. skx

    Installing iATKOS 5i on Acer TM 6292

    I'm seeking help myself! If you have anything to share, please do! http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=156190#
  8. Alright, so I snagged an Acer TravelMate 6292 (TM 6292) with the hopes of loading OS X on it. My status is the following: JaS 10.4.8 loads and installs brilliantly, booting from the DVD, and from the installed hard drive EVERY time perfectly. Downside: no X3100 graphics drivers, which means I'm running at a crappy resolution with no QE/CI. At least it runs! Then things get a little random: KALYWAY 10.5.2 will occasionally (like the 5th or 6th time) boot the install disc. Once booted I can install 10.5.2. After installing I usually get one good boot from the hard drive into the installed 10.5.2 environment. After that I get the dreaded 'waiting for root device' message at startup and things don't progress any further. I have burned iAtkos 10.5.5, iPC 10.5.6, iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5, and JaS 10.5.6 client/server... all which seem to not want to boot (they hang at the 'waiting for root device' message all the time). I've got the latest BIOS, and good, clean copies of each of the discs (they've all been burned at 4x and verified). Looking for any help and guidance!! Thanks in advance!
  9. Using the audio files I have posted in the first post, I have no problems at all with digital in or out. It works perfect... and even better than in Windows! It does show up as digital in and out in Logic, haven't checked system preferences... pretty sure it does though because I'm routing all my system sounds out that way. 4gb of RAM, 1 320gb WD IDE drive and an IDE DVD-RW. When my Mainstage concert is loaded, I'm definitely above 3gb of RAM, but in any event, a fixed driver is a fixed driver. =) Thanks!!
  10. I wasn't having any issues (and I have >3gb of ram) with the JMicron kext I posted, but out of due diligence I deleted the kext I had posted in my original post (post #1) and replaced it with the modified JMicron kext posted here. Hopefully that will clear up some of this. Someone needs to get in contact with the OSx86 Tools guy and get the right driver posted on the automatic driver install function.
  11. Alright... so in order to preempt my wife from accidentally clicking the 'sure, install the 10.5.6 update and hose everything' button, I decided I had better take tonight and try to update my JaS 10.5.4 install to 10.5.6. The key was DISABLER.KEXT -- DO NOT try a 10.5.6 update without it (or some other automatic AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext disabler--doing it by hand or simply deleting the file will NOT work). If you don't have it installed, the 10.5.6 updater WILL KERNEL PANIC mid-install leaving you with a trashed extensions (and System) folder. Simply restoring extensions will not fix the problem. Lots of bumps along the way and almost lost all my data (!!!) but here's what I've arrived at: GUIDE TO UPDATING FROM JaS 10.5.4 TO 10.5.6 ON A GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R: 1. Download the 10.5.6 Combo Update from Apple -- doing it through software update will tag the installation onto a reboot, and if you want to do any terminal hacking after the installation, but before reboot, you can't. 2. Before running the update, install Disabler.kext (attached) and reboot so that it is running when the install takes place. 3. Run the update. Grab a beer. Maybe catch a Tivo'd episode of South Park or House or something. 4. Come back to a nice fresh 10.5.6 install. Reinstall sound kexts or anything that may have gotten tweaked. Good luck! -- I love this thing! P.S. I grabbed a couple RCA panel-mount jacks and some extra cables that had 2-pin connectors on them and made an SPDIF IN and (an additional) SPDIF OUT jack. They work great in Logic... I'm using them with an Apogee Rosetta 200 A/D D/A converter... fairly low latency and I don't need to rely on my M-Audio Audiophile 192 card anymore for digital I/O. Awesome! Disabler.kext.zip
  12. skx

    Overclockintosh - GA-EP45-UD3R

    Those looking for installation info/drivers for the GA-EP45-UD3R go here: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=141769
  13. freethemac -- definitely link the JMicron driver (or better yet, post your modified kext!). That sounds like the solution to having a SATA DVD drive for an install (i.e.--I wish I would have had that about a week ago!). In regards to the MBR install--I just transitioned my 10.4.10 install (on a completely different machine) that shared the drive with a Windows XP install using iPartition. I used that to create the HFS partition and then installed to that. The idea here is that the drive was prepped using iPartition before running the install...all the installer had to do was write to the partition that was already there. The general recommendation from everyone is that you should set aside a second, completely separate hard drive for your OS X install and not have to worry about juggling partitions around to get everything copasetic. My 10.4.10 install is a laptop and I don't have that luxury =) In regards to firewire--works great. I ran my Logic install (50gb) off of a firewire drive, worked perfectly. Also hooked my macbook up in Target Disk Mode and copied another 50gb of samples, also worked great. Expect zero problems with firewire, as much as I can tell. Raggedjagged-- I don't have any silver bullet answers, but try Paragon NTFS and see if it's faster. It very well might be. NTFS transfers have always been notoriously slow, even on my 10.4.10 machine. It has nothing to do with the hardware drivers and everything to do with OS X's built-in NTFS support code. The other option is to boot into windows and use MacDrive to do the copies. As I recall NTFS>HFS using MacDrive in Windows is much faster. I hope it's just a one-time copy and not something you need to do regularly--that could get sticky. The other option, of course, touted around these parts is to set up a FAT32 transition partition that you can use as a temporary holding area between Windows/OS X. Still loving my rig!
  14. Auzigog--your tutorial looks great! I'm jealous! I'm still on the JaS install and would love to go all-vanilla, but my system is so killer right now that I don't wanna jinx it =)