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  1. Snow Leopard on Bad Axe 2

    I replaced the kernel and the GeForce/Nvidia kexts and it seems to have solved it. I must have corrupted some part of them when I was fussing about. Ah well... hurry up and get here i5 parts!
  2. Snow Leopard on Bad Axe 2

    During the course of trying to get the 64-bit kernel to work, I seemed to have dicked something up. Whenever I try to use BetterZip to unpack rar files or use DVD2OneX to compress a DVD, I get a kernel panic. Both of these were functioning fine before. I replaced all of the kexts in /Extra/Extensions in case I corrupted one but it still seems to be doing it. Hmm. I'm building a new PC in another week or two so it's not life-threatening to fix this issue between now and then, however, I don't like it when something isn't working right and I can't fix it.
  3. Snow Leopard on Bad Axe 2

    I figured out the problem: my nVidia 7300LE. In order to get it to function with the 64-bit kernel I need to replace the GeForce and nVidia kexts in /s/l/e with the versions from 10.6.1. I'm not very keen on this as I like to keep my install vanilla for ease in updating.
  4. Snow Leopard on Bad Axe 2

    I have all the kexts I need and boot.plist configured well - it's largely that I'm not sure what the edits to DSDT for the CMOS fix should look like. I checked out netkas's blog where he had it listed... hmmm.
  5. Snow Leopard on Bad Axe 2

    Thanks! I got kernel panics from both your DSDT (which didn't surprise me since it's a different board), and from the patched DSDT. A little research showed me that fassl's utility (and PCWiz's GUI version) don't perform the CMOS fix, so I guess it's not that weird. I made a dump of my DSDT so I can edit it myself, but I'm not sure of which instances I need to change to correctly make the changes.
  6. Snow Leopard on Bad Axe 2

    Do you think you could attach your dsdt? I haven't had much luck using fassl's utility (most likely due to my own ineptitude, I'm sure).
  7. Snow Leopard on Bad Axe 2

    Could you post your DSDT with the fix on it? I'd like to see if I can use the 64-bit kernel now. Thanks!
  8. Snow Leopard on Bad Axe 2

    I haven't tried yet, actually. I was nervous about messing with my DSDT since everything is working other than 64-bit kernel.
  9. Snow Leopard on Bad Axe 2

    I thought that you couldn't run the 64-bit kernel on the bad axe 2 without getting random kernel panics?
  10. Snow Leopard on Bad Axe 2

    Update went just fine, though I had to remove SleepEnabler.kext to prevent a kernel panic. Is that even needed for the Bad Axe 2?
  11. Snow Leopard on Bad Axe 2

    Has anyone tried installing the 10.6.2 update?
  12. A larger power supply is probably not required, but considering there isn't a drastic cost difference (depending on which models you're looking at), it's probably not a bad idea to go with the high wattage. More overhead should extend the life of the PSU, not to mention you know you're fine if you want to add in new hardware in the future. As far as the Quad Xeon vs. the i7 - it seems like the performance is close enough you might as well save the money and get the i7. I generally prefer to run the Vanilla kernel, so if it were me i would probably just stick to a really nice Core 2 Quad until Apple moves over to i5 and i7 (assuming they do).
  13. Snow Leopard on Bad Axe 2

    10.6.1 update is out today (that was fast). Has anyone tried installing it yet, and if so, how did you do it and how are you running now?
  14. Snow Leopard on Bad Axe 2

    Hmmm, that's weird. They're called DSDT Patcher GUI and OSx86 Tools Utility. They're made by PCWiz and you should be able to find them on his website.
  15. Snow Leopard on Bad Axe 2

    You can use this handy program here to make your own dsdt.aml (which you should so it's specific to your hardware). In one of the folders once you get it on your computer is a dsdt.aml file which you should put on the root of your USB Boot partition. Then, run the DSDT patcher utility. Choose Mac OSX/Darwin on the left, select only the "Apply Patch to" check box on the right and choose the USB Boot partition, then click apply and you're all set with that. For your com.apple.Boot.plist file... are you using one right now for your current leopard installation? If so, just copy it into the Extra folder. If you aren't, use this program to install and edit one with a string for your graphics card on the USB Boot partition.