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Chris Kim

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  1. Cant boot 10.4.5 patched DVD,

    I had found my hardware listed as no patch needed and works perfect under the 10.4.3 list. Is there a chance that it wouldnt be compatible with 10.4.5? Also. It seems that I cant use my apple usb keyboard to select/enter past the Darwin (which boot volume do you want) menu, unless I have another ps2 keyboard plugged in. Why is that? How do I get around it?
  2. Cant boot 10.4.5 patched DVD,

    I had found my hardware listed as no patch needed and works perfect under the 10.4.3 list. Is there a chance that it wouldnt be compatible with 10.4.5? Also. It seems that I cant use my apple usb keyboard to select/enter past the Darwin (which boot volume do you want) menu, unless I have another ps2 keyboard plugged in. Why is that? How do I get around it?
  3. I have a machine that is similar to the dev boxes, in that it's running a 915 chipset, etc. Its the MSI 915GLM-V, which I saw on the compatibility list to be a very compatible motherboard. I try to boot from the 10.4.5 DVD i have, and it just stays on the white/grey apple screen, and the spinning thing at the bottom. Nothing more. I'm installing from my 10.4.1 DVD because that one seems to work. What can I do to get my 10.4.5 dvd? Or can I just upgrade from 10.4.1 to 10.4.5? How would I do that? Thanks in advance!
  4. Buy a Mac Mini? Or build a dual boot pc?

    I actually decided that I'm going to build a custom PC that will be compatible with mac osx86. It's much more cost efficient, although it's not as pretty. For $309, I got a compatible motherboard, a Celeron D 2.58 ghz processor, 1gb ram, and a 200gb HD and a DVD+-RW. I figured, even if I had gotten a $200 dual core cpu, it would still have been cheaper than buying a mac mini, and now I have money to buy a nice LCD or something. Plus, I can run windows, as well as my audigy2, other cards without a worry.
  5. Buy a Mac Mini? Or build a dual boot pc?

    My main concern is the cost. A mac mini with the specs I want could cost me over $700, but a do it myself PC would cost me substantially less than that... Still open to opinions though- I guess I dont mind patching. I was also considering that I'll have a much bigger case, so I can spend $125 or so on a 320gb HD, where as it'd be much less GB per $ with the mini. I dont have an LCD, but I have a projector that my desktop is hooked up to (I only remote desktop into right now, and use it for movies on the projector, it's a 1ghz celeron). I have an apple keyboard/mouse, so that's not an issue. I have to have a laptop, because I'm a CS major, and I'm also involved in alot of other stuff that requires me to have a computer with me.
  6. I need a desktop computer that I can use for power stuff, like video stuff, DVD burning, games, etc... I have a powerbook g4 right now, but I think I need a desk machine. So the question is, Do I buy a Mac Mini and hope/wait for windows to be able to run on it? Or should I build a machine with the intel 915 chipset and install a hacked osx/windows xp on it? I like having windows close by incase there's something I really need to do on it. Any opinions are welcome. Thanks
  7. Will having the right machine let you use iDVD?

    How did you get past the "incompatible hardware" thing?
  8. I remember the first time I tried to run iDVD on my system (no-SSE3 cpu, but patched with SSE2 patch), it told me that I didnt have the proper hardware or something like that, and I couldnt open it. (I was also forced to run in safe mode). If I buy the motherboard that's uses the right chipset, etc, will I be able to run imovie/iDVD? This is the motherboard I want to get: ASRock 775Dual-915GL Micro ATX Intel Mobo
  9. So I remember when running iDVD, it gave me a message saying "compatible hardware not found" or something like that, will this mobo/cpu combo let me run imovie and iDVD perfectly?
  10. I'm planning to buy the mobo in this article: http://www.osx86.theplaceforitall.com/howto/ Which is the: ASRock 775Dual-915GL Micro ATX Intel Motherboard because it is supposedly one of the closest we can get to the developer boards. It has the chipset, the Realtek ALC850 sound board, and the Realtek 8100C LAN port. And of course I'm going to buy an intel processor with sse3 to go along with it. I plan to use the 1gb of ram, hard drives, etc that are in my old box to run osx86. I am installing off the general install DVD, not the vmware image. I have 2 questions: 1. Will osx86 run just as the developer's boxes? As in: graphics/resolution working fine (with quartz extreme and core graphics), and be able to boot normally without having to enter in the -x for safe mode every time? 2. I'm trying to decide between a Celeron D and a Pentium 4 processor. I know the p4's have a bigger l2 cache which = more performance, but I'm trying to save as much money as I can... I plan to do alot of iMovie/iDVD which I guess I can wait a bit for rendering (as long as I can do some browsing, etc at the same time) I guess I want close to a G5's performace at least (since I dont want to drop $2000+ on a powermac g5), and I dont know how that stands with the way pc's are setup. I've heard osx on a pc just screams over mac platforms, but I'm sure there are alot of other factors as well. Thanks for the help!
  11. I've been messing around with the osx86 development dvd, and installed it on a athlon64 3000+ machine that I have. I know my motherboard isnt anywhere near intel chipset, so as a result my sound & network dont work. I do also have to boot with the options: -x "Display Mode"="1280x1024" to get to display and even boot, as leaving off the -x just sits at the white apple screen until it says I have an error and need to restart. Question is, if I build an intel box that is the compatible chipset and all, will I be able to run in standard, non-safe mode? What are the differences between safe and non-safe mode?
  12. Is it worth building a box? What might I need?

    Wouldn't the prescott penitum processor give me alot more performance? I think I will stick with 2gb ram because I do plan to do video editing and alot of multitasking... What about just spending some $$ to change up my current box? Would that be a better option? Also, is it worth building a box now? Thoughts on how compatible it would be in the future releases?
  13. Ok, so I've run OSx86 in safe mode on my box, and I was thrilled that I might be able to have the ability to do video editing at a good speed without having to drop $2000+ on a PowerMac. My question now is, is it worth it to buy parts to build a PC that will run OSx86 now? I realize that OSx86 is currently in a developer only stage and is not ready to be released to average consumers yet. (Although I think it's damn near close). I made a parts list on newegg, and they are as follows: Intel Pentium 4 630 Prescott 800MHz FSB LGA 775 EM64T Processor Model BX80547PG3000F - Retail $176.50 ASRock 775Dual-915GL Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 915GL Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $61.50 pqi POWER Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model MAB42GUOE-X2 - Retail $150.94 SAMSUNG SpinPoint P Series SP2014N 200GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive - OEM $83.99 NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A - OEM $38.99 Total: 525.22 (shipped) It would be a dream system, and I'd like to assume that parts that are compatible now would still be compatible with a future (yet, hacked) version of OSx86. I'd like thoughts on that statement though. Here is my box right now: AMD Athlon64 3000+ 939pin (winchester, no sse3 ) Not exactly sure what the motherboard was, dont want to rip the box open... but CPU-Z reports: -Pheonix Technologies, LTD -nForce4-A939 -Gigabit lan -AC97 Audio (OSX doesnt play sound through it though ) 1gb Matched Pair Kingston PC3200 RAM 2x 80gb 7200rpm HD's, one running Windows Media Center Edition, the other OSx86 nVidia Geforce 6600 PCI-X Video Card Creative Audigy2 Sound card I want to keep a media center box running, and I was thinking of moving the media center stuff over to a 1ghz celeron machine I have, and then turning this box into a OSx86 only machine. Should I go and buy the parts for a new mac? Should I upgrade the box I have now? Is it too early? Is having a non-sse3 proc going to hold me back alot? I guess the installation DVD I have has the SSE2 patch on it, since I can run itunes 4.9 and such... I know it's a long post but I appreciate any feedback.
  14. iMovie and iDVD ?

    How do I burn it with toast? Do I make it a DMG and then burn it? Also, what is the longest amount of video you can have on a iDVD? It told me that my 1:59:45 of video was too much to burn to a DVD...
  15. iMovie and iDVD ?

    Hi all, I'm really eager to try out OSx86 on my AMD64 3000+ system, because I have some movies that I want to edit and burn to dvd... I have a 40gb iMovie project on my iBook g4, but I dont have a super drive on it. I mainly work with the project on a powermac g5 at a campus computer lab, while connecting my ibook in targeted disk mode. Aaaaanyway. I heard that Mac os (with the proper tweaks) screams on PC systems, and I'm pretty sure (can someone confirm?) that my AMD Athlon64 3000+ CPU supports SS3. I would bet that running OSx and iMovie and iDVD would make my video editing life ALOT easier with this speed. Does anyone know if the iLife suite runs ok on the 10.4.1 build? (I have the iLife DVD for the mac). Any help/feedback is appreciated!