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  1. Read write on Windows Partition

    Found and used this for a long time. Yes, there's a risk with R/W to NTFS, but if it's important...here's an option. Got this from some other site, but worded it a little different. - First, uninstall NTFS-3G/Paragon if installed. - Backup /etc/fstab if you have it, shouldn't be there in a default install. Open Terminal Type: diskutil info /Volumes/volume_name ///copy the Volume UUID (bunch of numbers). sudo nano /etc/fstab ///create a new line in fstab with the UUID as follows: UUID=paste_the_uuid_here none ntfs rw /// or /// LABEL=volume_name none ntfs rw ///volume_name is supposed to work okay if you don't have the UUID, though I've not tried it Repeat for other NTFS partitions. Save the file (ctrl-x then y) and restart your system.
  2. Blu-ray

    Samsung SH-B083L/RSBP 8x Blu Ray Combo Drive All on a Dell 530, 10.6.2. Ripping is fast. Reads everything.
  3. [GUIDE] Snow Leopard on Inspiron 530.

    Excellent guide. I have used the earlier guides, but they were a bit time consuming. I already had 10.6.0 loaded and was looking for a safe method of upgrading. So I decided to just load 10.6.3 on another drive. Here's what I did: 1. Format another internal SATA drive with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) - 1 Partition GUID 2. Start install with OSInstall.mpkg (copied settings and files from 10.6.2 through setup prog) 3. Copy dsdt.aml to root of new drive 4. Copy kexts to Extensions 5. Drag Extensions folder to Kext Utility 6. Install Chameleon to new drive 7. Reboot - hit f2, set new drive as default boot 8. Set up nVidia GeForce 8600 GT with OSX86Tools under Add EFI Strings 9. Edit com.apple.Boot.plist to insert new graphics string...saved to /Extra (Chameleon put folder there) 10. Upgrade to 10.6.4 - Reboot 11. Boot into other drive (10.6.0) - Reaccomplish kext replacement/Kext Utility 12. Set sound with second d/l option in the main instructions. My wife has a similar system so I upgraded hers too. With matize install, we had trouble at boot due to dsdt. I don't know how to fix that, so this method worked a treat. Awesome, thank you.
  4. Snow Leopard on Inspiron 530

    Thanks for the link! Installing the new IOATAFamily.kext does work!!! 1) you have to download the following file (from that thread's OP) IOATAFamily.kext 2) Open your /Extra/Extensions folder and remove AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext. I just moved it up a directory to the /Extra folder. 3) Drag the new IOATAFamily.kext to the /Extra/Extensions folder. 4) Run Kext Utility. (Download it if you don't already have it). Reboot ------- ADDING NTFS R/W ACCESS IN SNOW LEOPARD 64 BIT After you get access to all your SATA drives by the method above, you may want R/W access to a drive formatted in NTFS. Snow Leopard 64-bit doesn't let you do this by default. Installing NTFS-3G and MacFuse is no help either. So, after searching around, I found the solution...and it does work! Original link First, uninstall NTFS-3G/Paragon if installed. Open Terminal.app (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal) Type "diskutil info /Volumes/volume_name" and copy the Volume UUID (bunch of numbers). Backup /etc/fstab if you have it, shouldn't be there in a default install. Type "sudo nano /etc/fstab". Type in "UUID=paste_the_uuid_here none ntfs rw" or "LABEL=volume_name none ntfs rw" (if you don't have UUID for the disk). Repeat for other NTFS partitions. Save the file (ctrl-x then y) and restart your system. After reboot, NTFS partitions should natively have read and write support. This works in both 32 and 64-bit kernels. Support is quite good and fast, it even recognizes file attributes such as hidden files.
  5. Hotspot Shield in 10.6

    Yeah, me too. Not finding the answer anywhere else yet. The Leopard machine on the same router works fine with HSS, but my new Snow Leopard setup does not. I think Hotspot Shield limits the amount of bandwidth for each computer based on the MAC address. Unfortunately, there is no good method to spoof the en0 address. If you have wireless on en1, you may be able to change your MAC. Just follow the guidance here: How to spoof your MAC address in OS X **UPDATE** Everything I said earlier may be false. I just installed Snow Leo on another machine (though it shares the same wired router as the other machine). Hotspot Shield does not work on this latest machine either. This sucks because my wife needs it to connect to college websites in the U.S. and they can't be reached unless we go through some sort of proxy. HSS was the easiest way.
  6. Snow Leopard on Inspiron 530

    Thanks to all who contributed to this thread. My 530 now has sound, native ethernet (wow), dual DVI video, basically everything working...except (as many others) SATA for 2 of my hard drives. That and I get this message on boot where it hangs for a bit, then starts the GUI: ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin::start - waitForService(resourceMatching(AppleIntelCPUPower Management) timed out
  7. NVIDIA 9 Series Driver Installer v2

    You totally ROCK! I only had to do step 1 and 2. For some reason I did not have to edit any plists this way. Only other thing I did different was to fix permissions, clear cache (using OSx86tools), reboot with -v -f. BAM! QE/CI for the first time on my 9600 GT and it was delicious.
  8. Installing on Dell Inspiron 530

    Hallelujah! Whoever posted the proper audio kexts is king! (I believe it was Toonces). Anyway, I had originally loaded the HDA_ICH9_ALC888.zip files which included ALCinject.kext and AppleHDA.kext. Sound worked ok but headphone jack did not work. About this Mac showed "Available Devices:" with no devices listed. Just moments ago I removed ALCinject.kext from the Extensions folder, and added the proper HDAEnabler.kext + AppleHDA.kext using kexthelper. After reboot I was rewarded with all audio inputs/outputs including headphones. About this Mac shows "Available Devices: Headphone, Speaker, Line in, S/P-DIF In & Out, and Mic. The sound is much crisper and cleaner and definitely working in true stereo mode! The only downside is that the bass is not nearly as good now. That can be fixed some at least in iTunes by adjusting the EQ (option++2). It has been noted elsewhere that a better output can be had if the speakers are connected to the headphone jack instead...whatever. Also, to use headphones from the front panel, you just have to select "Headphones" from System Profiler->Sound->Output. Thanks a million y'all! I'm gonna repost the file...hope nobody gets offended. audio.zip Remember, remove existing ALCinject.kext. Add HDAEnabler.kext & AppleHDA.kext using kexthelper. Repair permissions for good measure then reboot. Bonus news: I can now install Adobe Air and Rosetta Stone. Evidently they required proper sound settings before they would work.
  9. hp Pavilion dv6000 series AMD

    Take a look at the install guide here as it has some answers you need including the root device error and choppy sound. dv6000 AMD series install guide Also, make sure you search the site. There are tons of posts related to the problems you addressed. Oh, and the DVD drive must be unmounted. Just right click on the DVD icon on the desktop and select eject.
  10. hp Pavilion dv6000 series AMD

    Between the two, Leo4All v4.1. You can also try iDeneb v1 or v1.1. All should work, but you'll not get QE/CI. Follow the install instructions on p.4 of this thread. You will have some problems with Leo due to lack of QE/CI video support on HP shared video. Remember, OS X was designed for use on Mac certified hardware...iMac, Mac Books, etc. It was not written for use on a Dell or HP. There will be problem areas with certain hardware until someone "hacks" it and makes it work. For most of us on this forum, we do this because it is fun, because it shouldn't be able to be done, and because we want Mac but can't afford the ridiculous price inflation on standard hardware...thanks Steve. So, if you are discouraged so easily, go ahead and put Vista back on your machine and wait until the kinks have been worked out. Otherwise, you can stick around and find a way to make it happen.
  11. hp Pavilion dv6000 series AMD

    I'm not going to get in to the vista/Linux issue as there are others who can help more than I, but as far as the apps, it's relatively safe to update everything except the 10.5.5 upgrade. It will fubar your Leo install. Fubar. Fubar. Fuuuuuubaaaaaarrrrrr. The 10.5.5 should be left alone until the geniouses like Kalyway, JaS and such can come up with a "safe" version.
  12. hp Pavilion dv6000 series AMD

    I will tell you that the PS2Fix1054 has fubar'd my installation. It's quite possible that happened because I installed Leo4All v4.1 with StageXNU kernel and ACPIPlatform 1.1.0 (contains ACPIPS2Nub "proper version"). There were messages about dependencies and duplicate entries of some sort. I am now reinstalling Leo4All v4.1 with ACPIPlatform 1.2.1 and some other changes to see what happens. Maybe someone else has had some luck?
  13. hp Pavilion dv6000 series AMD

    Both seem about equal. However, Leo4All v4.1 has the StageXNU kernel (properly recognizes processor speed, cores and type) and the power management bundle is built in...just have to enable it in System Preferences. Of course, it all depends on the version laptop you have (AMD or Intel) and what MCP is installed (MCP 51, MCP 67). The folks with MCP 67 have been having a very hard time getting the system to install.
  14. hp Pavilion dv6000 series AMD

    Maybe you could post those 2 files from your Kalyway partition???
  15. hp Pavilion dv6000 series AMD

    Yeah, I suppose I'll start with replacing the ApplePS2Controller.kext and probably the AppleACPIPlatform.kext with the Kalyway version. There may be more kexts or files that need to be replaced, but this is a starting point! We may have to play around with different kernels as well and find the right combo.