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  1. Moving from 32-bit to 64-bit

    Your applications will run in 64bit mode if they are written in 64bit via virtual memory address mapping. But the XNU kernel is running in 32bit mode and probably the system tasks too, if the command uname -rm displays Darwin 10.2.0 i386 If your EFI is at 64bit you can test: ioreg -l -p IODeviceTree | grep firmware-abi on my iMac it returns "firmware-abi" = <"EFI64"> but on that machine "uname -rm" returns 9.8.0 i386 Yes, my iMac is still running 10.5.8 while my Hackintosh is on 10.6.2
  2. Do I have QE/CI?

    The way I prefer to test QE/CI System Preferences -> Desktop & Screen Savers click the "Screen Saver" tab use under "Apple" the "Flurry" screen saver click on the "Test" button If the Flurry animation is running smooth - than you have QE/CI if the animation goes somewhat stepwise - than you have probably no QE/CI In Snow Leopard's "About This Mac" -> More Info... -> Graphics/Displays the QE/CI information is no more present... (not in my Hackintosh) ...and of course: Not in my Imac
  3. On a GA-P35-DS3 I've got 10.6.2 running out of the box at the end. Using your GigabyteUSB method! (hardware specifications in my signature) I choosed one of your DSDTs and Chameleon 2 for that 8GB stick & an untouched 10.6 retail SL DL-DVD, which I integrated onto the stick following your guide+method. Thanks! After install and the first boot in that new 10.6.0 I had to repair sound issues. For the sound chip I inserted a different VoodooHDA.kext, and finally psystar's kexts for halt/restart (OpenHaltRestart) & the the one which displays metal-shaped HDD icons instead of orange colored HDD icons on the desktop (OpenBlockDevice). Before a full Apple update to 10.6.2 I injected the well known NullCPUPowerManagement.kext! My BIOS is at F10 - I found a DSDT for my board made with F14 BIOS, and I used that DSDT file. And there where no KP, no HALT, no errors relating to that DSDT.aml while rebooting... All the changes made on the "BigMac"-hackintosh I made on the stick too, whose were mainly targeted to the /Extra folder My (not so little) iMac has a score of about 4.300 - this Hackintosh has one of about 6.400 (geekbench 2.1 64bit) Amazing! But note: The iMac is still at 10.5.8 coz' I have to sort+save 350GB of my data before I can do a fresh 10.6 install. I don't do an upgrade, I prefer to start from scratch on that machine too. I have to thank you again, mrjanek! And: Thanks to all of the others, whose help I needed & found in the forums or on their websites, last but not least to netkas! My KEXTs in /Extra/Extensions are these (but NOTE: these are for my GA mobo, NOT exactly for the GA mobo-class refers to that thread): There remains one little issue about running now a 32bit kernel: Since I red this article, I gave up to search further for a solution of this "issue".
  4. Yes, that was it! Before that I tried the "IONetworkFamily.kext replacement method" I found in the Inet, but no success.. Therefore thank you for that very important information! Running now iATKOS 10.5.7 on a GA-P35-DS3, hdisks over AHCI, Intel Q6700, 8GB Corsair 800MHz, using a 160GB Buffalo USB 2.5" drive for Time Machine and have a Sparkle GF 8800GT 512 MB CoolPipe (QE/CI ok.) furthermore a working D-Link DWL-G122 for WLAN But there is another issue, relating Finder: Preferences doesn't work! Clicking on it and the icons on desktop disappears for a second - and nothing happens (I would deactivate the delete-dialog - moving to trash) So most of us have our special difficulties configuring our Hackintosh- and especially I ask me: Why?... ...coz' I'm also an owner of an iMac 24" early 2008 since Feb. 2009 ;-) I think: It's the sportive moment which accelerate us to make our Hackintosh working perfectly... EDIT: Now, using the direct SL (10.6) method (untouched 7.5GB ISO file) all iATKOS-problems went away. The first boot into Snow Leo after installation from USB stick was out of the box! +QE/CI, +Wlan, +sound... No KP, no HALT - it's amazing! And using NullCPUPowerManagement.kext in /Extra/Extensions, the direct Update to 10.6.2 from the Apple menu was only one click ;-) without any error after update & restart.
  5. D-Link DWL-G122 Rev. C1 working

    Using this DMG (link is on the 1st page on the bottom - member treamy) RTUSB D2870-1- UI- (in my Intel box running Kalyway 10.5.5 --- more in my signature) the dongle DWL-G122 Rev C1 Ver 3.10 runs very well! This reply I write while connected thru that dongle... btw: Hi nkiuls! Your DWL_G122.zip works on my box too!
  6. Attansic L1 Driver Project

    Yes, that's true! My AMDbox was running on JaS' 10.4.8 and later on ToH's 10.5.1 I had to buy a RTL8139D - for about 9 USD - to get LAN running. Coz I prepared that box for selling I removed my good ol' 8139 and cleared the hdisk. Just for fun I installed temporarely ToH's 10.5.2 and LAN was not working. So I found that particular driver I descibed serveral posts above. And LAN was running since then thru the builtin Attansic chip. My AMDbox isn't sold since now so there I installed a few days ago iDeneb1.3-10.5.5 for AMD/Intel and my Attansic chip works by selecting that driver in the install "Customize" section. From that /System/Library/Extensions folder I copied the Attansic kext and zipped it using BetterZip. In my attachment you can try that kext... Inside that folder in the Info.plist I found: <key>IOPCIMatch</key> <string>0x10481969 0x816810ec</string> Sorry for all DEV=1026 owners, but you can give it a try...(by changing the DEV string??? - but I'm in doubt) Hi Stenka Razin! You mentioned this thread is for 1969x1026 only. I never found any of such restrictions in this tread. But - I'm not perfect. But the cheap PCI card RTL8139D will work out of the box, of course! It's a wise decision to do so for everybody where the Attansic chip is not working AND using a desktop box for inserting such a card ;-) AttansicL1Ethernet.zip
  7. Attansic L1 Driver Project

    Thank you, DaemonES! Using your early xcode snapshot from page 1 of this thread "AttansicL1Ethernet.zip ( 122.26K )" for my AMD box (10.5.2) I copied from the subdir ./AttansicL1Ethernet/build/Release/ the AttansicL1Ethernet.kext folder to /System/Library/Extensions/ and immediately thereafter a window were popped up "found new..." (or so, I can't remember me) In "System Preferences -> Network" I activated the new "en0" with its defaults and my Router-IP as "DNS-Server". Since then my internet connection works without any faults. This reply refers to "my AMD box" in my signature AND my AttansicL1 chip refers to VEN:DEV = 1969:1048 The first attachment shows my 10.5.2 "About This Mac", the 2nd my new iDeneb 10.5.5 one..
  8. BootXChanger

    Does NEVER work on a hackintosh, I suppose...
  9. RELEASE 10.5.5

    Okay, I did it the kamikaze way! Because the update from kalyway 10.5.3 > 10.5.4 was only to click the Apple Update button - without any flaw, so I thought I could do that again to get 10.5.5 But by restarting, my box stalls on about 38% update integration like it was reported here in that thread. After rebooting with "-v -f" I've got the kernel panic. Restarting with "-s" for removing a KEXT - kernel panic too. So I rebooted my box using my kalyway 10.5.1 DVD and did in Utilties > Terminal rm -rf /Volumes/LEO/System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext because the Install-DVD mounts all available/accessable partitions Rebooting again - the Apple Desktop appears and uses vanilla kernel 10.5.5 The only one I had to do now was to put AppleHDA.kext and ALCinject.kext into /System/Library/Extensions/ (which I had saved before updating) to get my sound device working again. Now I think, it should be much better I had fired up the command (as described here in that thread too - AND before starting the update): while sleep 1; rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext I have learned, yes - but it was a bit too late...
  10. after updating, my box works fine without any trouble
  11. After upgrading 10.5.2 -> 10.5.3 I was lucky for the first minutes. My machine rebooted twice, but after all it seems to be OK. A look into "About This Mac" show me that I had lost QE / CI support... Very disappointing! But now comes your very understandable tutorial (+utility): I did exactly what you've described in your Intel/10.5.3 user section using your own plist file for patching. After the next reboot my lovely Leo appears again with all the features I expected! Thank you for your essential work!
  12. Hi, friend! Learning from HCL 10.5.1 wiki I bought compatible hardware, so a GigaByte MoBo (GA-P35-DS3) & some other stuff like: E6750 Intel CPU 4 x 2 GB Corsair Dual Channel RAM NV 8600GT 512GB 1 x 500GB WD SATA 1 x 500GB Samsung SATA an external 2.5" 160 GB Buffalo HD (for Time Machine) and a (hopefully) silent Antec Sonata II EC Lifestyle box Your guide will help me to do allright (let's hope!) the hardware will arrive soon.. I have always an AMD-LEO-Hackintosh running. But I started first in TIGER with it. Therefore I'm some experienced. But no one knows --- what happens in that new situation. I will report here my new experiences in the near future. Thank you for your guidance!
  13. here is a solution for the 128GB disk limitation What I describe here is always said in the relevant forums - but sometimes we don't read all posts available - nobody is perfect! (including me) Hi to everyone and especially to those buddies who has the 128GB HDisk restriction - and have an AMD and the nForce4 chipset on their mobo northbridge. Google for AppleNForceATA.kext.zip ! (I found it at "https://developer.berlios.de/project/showfiles.php?group_id=7950") Integrate the kext-file into /System/Library/Extensions and look what happens after rebooting. On my Asus M2N8-VMX mobo and the nForce405 chipset it works perfectly. Before the integration of that KEXT - my 320GB IDE drive was listed as a 128GB hdisk - my 500GB SATA drive was NEVER listed! With the 128GB restriction you will also probably recognize a tremendous low traffic by copying a -say- 1GB file to another file (max 4MB/s). My hdisks both - works now as it should be - after the nForce4 kext injection on my Tiger 10.4.8 40GB primary partition (I cannot speak about VMware). And the hdisk size will now be displayed correct in About This Mac -> More Info... -> the ATA subfolder I hope it works for all of those who have the nForce4 chipset on their AMD mobo!