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About retromacg3

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  1. Cloning a Hackintosh Drive

    I've used this with great success, no mucking around when I upgraded from a 160gb to a 320, and now to 640GB on my Optiplex 755, and my BadAxe2 based system. It's free, it's a small bootable CD, and does a bit for bit copy - slow, but accurate. EASEUS Disk Copy http://www.easeus.com/download.htm near the bottom of the page. Resizing the OS partition eludes me, but I only need a 160GB system drive anyway, I can use the rest of the free space on new drives as a 2nd drive/partition.
  2. Network Solution for Leopard

    It finally worked for me after trying like 4 times with the latest driver that ralink has, for the rt25xx and even rt28xx+ series. I had plugged in the adapter before installing the software. You simply have to run the installer, reboot when it asks, and then unplug/replug it back in, and the network prefs and utility popup. Add a profile to set a default connection.
  3. [How To] Custom BIOS Logo

    Waldo, I loved your bios screen, here is an addition. (8bit-256color, 640x480 with ~16x9/10 effect for widescreen - gray Decepticon) - use the attached BMP file, not JPG or PNG. deceptic.bmp
  4. How can I increase my Leopard partition size?

    Mostly writing notes so I don't have to go through this again, but I'm sure someone can benefit from this. Before - Dell Optiplex 755 with 10.5.8 Vanilla 1 Visible HFS+ partition, 160GB Samsung Disk. Wanted to upgrade to larger 640GB WD Harddisk. That task was simple, doing a sector for sector copy with freeware called Easeus Disk Copy (Bootable CD, 640GB drive hooked to internal hidden 2nd SATA port and powered by external SATA power adapter). http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/ It created an exact duplicate, and booted just fine. However, you could not add a partition, or resize with just about anything, even tried iPartition Boot CD. The only way around this, was to boot a minipe disk (google it), go to paragon hard disk manager, and delete a 100mb or so partition that was hidden, after the main partition. Merge the free space at the end, and reboot into OS X. Now you can resize the GUID 1st partition, or at least make a 2nd partition on the new drive. I chose to make a 2nd partition, and it just worked. I don't know what the 100mb partition at the end was, but since I still had the original disk, and was working off a clone, didn't really matter if it didn't work. I highly recommend you doing the same, unless you don't care about the install. To backup, I just use an identical 640GB drive, that I occasionally hook up and copy with the Easeus Disk Copy boot CD. Additional note, you don't have to copy all 640GB if you only had a 160GB partition and some free space. You can cancel the copy about 27-30% into it, and it will still work fine (the Disk Copy is sector by sector, so it's slow, this will save you some time).
  5. I don't really know what you mean, but with VMWARE/Parallels, yes, you need to have Windows running. With Wine (and I assume Darwine), you don't, it just loads the components it needs (MS DLL's, parts of the Kernel, etc). Then you just associate your windows application to run with Wine in the Mac dialog box that comes up, and it supposedly just works. Not everything will work mind you.
  6. I use VMWARE Fusion, but I will be trying Darwine windows "Emulator" for Mac OSX (Intel only, Tiger or Leopard) http://www.kronenberg.org/darwine/ Or install MacPorts, which lets you run Linux applications, and then install the latest "Wine" release, since Darwine doesn't seem very updated. Google Macports/Wine, as my cut and paste function is not working for some reason (never had this issue before!)
  7. Optiplex 755 Dosen't Power Off

    Mine (SFF) did this, and all of a sudden started working ok. I suspect it was the update to 10.5.6 that did it, but it could be various thumbdrives, or usb devices I had plugged in, that I don't now. There is a kext (openhaltreset) or something like that that could probably also take care of it.
  8. Is Intel 82566DC-2 supported?

    Cool, was thinking it might have something to do with permissions, maybe that was the difference.
  9. so you also tried cpus=1 -v -x (v might show you where it's stopping.)
  10. Leopard on a custom built PC

    Not sure if this will help, but it's what I would try. Another video card (I had trouble with the 9500gt), and 4gb or even 2gb of ram for initial install. This advice is not based on research on this board, just my experiences, so it could be pointless.
  11. Before the bootloader countdown ends, press a key, and try starting with "-x" (no " 's). That will start in safe mode, you may need to install proper driver for your video card if it works.
  12. USB KVM Switch issues?

    It works fine for me with the cablestogo trulink switch, but tried it with an iogear one, and the only way it worked, was if the switch was plugged into a powered USB 2.0 hub first, and not directly to the Hac.
  13. Anyone get this to work in BRIDGED mode in VMware? I only have one PCI and one PCIex slot on the Dell 755, and the PCI slot cover is taken by the 9500gt's 2nd port (VGA). I think I will order a USB ethernet adapter, but it would be nice if the 82566 series worked properly in VMware. Thanks Guijin Ding!
  14. Is Intel 82566DC-2 supported?

    I'm not sure if this will work, but find your PCI Dev ID (Vendor ID will probably be 8086 as it's Intel) using windows, I'm sure you can figure it out from the screen shot below. Mine is from a Dell Optiplex 755, and is a 82566DM-2 , with a device ID of 10BD See if the plist inside the 82566MM kext has your device ID in it (mine was). The file I have has these listed 0x105E8086 0x105F8086 0x10608086 0x10D98086 0x10DA8086 0x10A48086 0x10D58086 0x10A58086 0x10BC8086 0x107D8086 0x107E8086 0x107F8086 0x10B98086 0x108B8086 0x108C8086 0x109A8086 0x10D38086 0x10968086 0x10988086 0x10BA8086 0x10BB8086 0x10498086 0x104A8086 0x104B8086 0x104C8086 0x10C48086 0x10C58086 0x104D8086 0x10BF8086 0x10F58086 0x10CB8086 [** Mine] 0x10BD8086 [**] 0x10E58086 0x294C8086 0x10C08086 0x10C38086 0x10C28086 0x10CC8086 0x10CD8086 0x10CE8086 0x10DE8086 0x10DF8086 If you use plist edit pro, it's under IOKitPersonalities > Intel82566MM > IOPCIPrimaryMatch Take one out, and add yours, or just add yours in the format it's in (inside the <string>devid's</string>) on the bottom window of plist edit pro. Save, install kext again with kext helper. Do not edit the kext from extensions that are already installed.
  15. The NVIDIA 9500GT Thread

    OMFG you are awesome! What you said about putting in my string didn't really work (actually could not use DVI port at all, all black or garbled and wrong resolution usually). What DID work was going to OSx86 Tools Utility - http://######.com/osx86tools/ Then click "Add EFI Strings/Boot Flag". Then click GFX Strings along the top. Choose Graphics Card drop down (Custom GeForce for me) - named "nVidia GeForce 9500 GT" Choose 512MB Then the screen where it says "Please choose your display output configuration (NVCAP)", I had to choose VGA / DVI-I. I tried all of them, but that one was the one that worked. I would have thought the Custom selection where you put in 0400000000000100060000000000000700000000 which was pulled straight from the bios via nibitor on a PC would have worked. On my xfx 9500 gt 512mb, which is a low profile, the VGA is on a ribbon cable, and the DVI is on the board. NVdarwin kext (info.plist) now shows 04000000 00000100 0E000000 00000007 00000000 which I tried before from krazubu's post. IOPCIMatch is exactly the same too. Weird. So if this helps someone else get dual monitors working after getting QE/CI working on their 9500 GT, that will be great. Thanks everyone! Now to figure out why the nic Intel 82566DM on the Optiplex 755 doesn't work in VMWARE. I think it's not even recognized as gigabit. I think the problem is, the driver that is available for it, is the 82566MM, which is for notebooks, and the DM is for desktops, which differ in power saving/speed reduction modes. Attached is shot of system profile with two monitors connected (and it works with or without DVI-VGA adapter)