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  1. What does the Darwin boot option "update" actually DO?

    "Update" is actually the name of a kernel that's resting on the root of your leopard drive. For some reason, the kernel your system is defaulting to will not boot up. You haven't mentioned if you are on an AMD or Intel system. I would first try repairing permissions on your drive. Its possible the kernel "mach_kernel" was not installed properly. If you're unsure how, launch "Disk utility" from spotlight, click on your Leopard partition and from the buttons select "repair disk permissions." If your system cannot use a vanilla kernel, you will indeed be forced to use a modified one. You can change your com.Apple.boot.plist file to use the kernel "update" instead of the default "mach_kernel." I don't recommend replacing any kernels unless you first back them up.
  2. Force quit fails

    This is usually an OSX glitch, but I have to ask the question -- are you using Firefox 2 or Firefox 3? All Mac users should be using FF3, as it was rewritten for performance and stability over FF2.
  3. Is the NVInstaller the same as the NVInject?

    NVInject is the kext file that tells OS X which video card you have and how it should be treated. NVInstaller is a package made by Scott Dangel that automatically installs the proper NVInject kext file for your card and should set proper permissions. To uninstall, go to /System/Library/Extensions and delete "NVInject.kext"
  4. 10.5.3 Update Guide

    You can't copy and replace the entire folder, since most files in there will be in use. I tried this, ended up breaking my install. I can't remember exactly what I did, but I think you can simply run the update, and afterwards reinstall all your custom Kexts. Kext helper not being able to run as root is an interesting problem. Are you sure your password is correct? Or do you even have a password? (you should, if only for compatibility).
  5. 10.5.3 Update Guide

    I'm not as knowledgable as many of the other people here, but I can tell you my experiences with the 10.5.2 update.... it seems like its basically the *EXACT* same thing. Your custom kext files being replaced is normal, this has happened before. Doubt it. This update will change the kernel to a Vanilla 9.3.0. You probably could, but I would recommend waiting for a modified update to be released first. It didn't break it, it simply reverted to system defaults regarding your KEXT files. I assume you were using NVinject or something similar. You'll have to reinstall thost files. Same thing. Everything reverted to system defaults. Your custom AppleSMBIOS.kext, NVinject.kext, your audio kext files... they all just need to be reinstalled. This same problem happened with 10.5.2 until Kalyway's combo updater was released. Relax, this is normal.
  6. 10.5.3 Update Guide

    Netkas, you've done amazing work. Its thanks to you that OSx86 is running to smoothly and stable for the last few months. We owe a lot of thanks, gratitude and drinks to you. But I think you jump the gun too quickly when it comes to your work. The OP said that he didn't write the guide, he just re-posted it for 10.5.3 so people are aware that its the same process as before. At this point its pretty much common knowledge. We're not like Psystar trying to profit from someone else's work. We're simply sharing information to help the community grow. There's no reason to take shots at people just because they didn't immediately attach your name to something.
  7. 10.5.3 is here!

    Here's the direct link: http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/mac...omboupdate.html I was planning to reinstall tonight or tomorrow and try Leo4all (opposed to my updated Kalyway 10.5.1). It'll be a good time to test the update. My guess - Its going to be trickier to install than 10.5.2 was, and will break your install if you if you run a vanilla update.
  8. SP3 for XP

    I upgraded to SP3 in the new vmware beta (an great upgrade in graphics, by the way). I don't think there's really any "bugs" with it. SP2 was a special upgrade, because it changed the very core of XP. This is a more traditional service pack, in that it just contains a roll up of all updates up to this point. If Microsoft was smart, they'd roll them out more frequently, like one every six months. Tried it. Nothing different on the surface, and no problems so far.
  9. iTunes Movie rentals on Hackint0sh?

    A friend of mine running a Tiger Macbook is having the same problem, so I'm not sure its entirely a hackintosh problem. I haven't tried a movie rental, but I have played TV Shows from iTunes perfectly on my system.
  10. Success! Now that I've built it...

    It all depends on what you want to do. If you're a major PC gamer, chance are Leopard won't hold your attention for long. For content creation, like video or sound editing, you'll fall fast in love with it. For surfing the internet and basic tasks, 50/50. I setup my hackintosh with the ultimate goal of video editing, but had to start slow getting used to the OS and many alternatives to my windows programs like IM, web browsing and viewing my media. Once I got the core feel to it, I started pushing the limits with iMovie and Final Cut Express. I just recently bought a student edition of Adobe Premiere CS3 that runs insanely better than Premiere Pro 2.0 did on Windows XP, and the system is still completely stable. I think if you give it some time, you'll find yourself using OSX as your primary OS. The only thing I use Windows for is gaming, and that's only because Apple isn't taking gaming seriously. And even then, thanks to programs like Crossover Games, I can play many online games natively on the Mac install without ever rebooting.
  11. The Hackintosh: Delivered

    What people don't understand is releasing OSX to run legally on generic hardware would destroy Apple completely, at least as long as they're in the hardware business. Think about it. How can Apple charge so much for hardware when PC equivalent hardware costs so much less? The answer is the operating system. And if they control what machines can run the OS, then they can do whatever they want within reason. That said, yes, I'm running OSx86. But I understand it can break at any time and I don't expect it to run at 100%. Soon I'll be purchasing my first Mac and I'll do so confidently knowing all about it and how to use it. I know that's not everyone - probably most people who get this up and running won't buy real macs. But the reason this project has become so successful over the years is because of a dedicated community who volunteered their time to make this OS work. No company should be profiting off of that work.

    Hate adding the too little too late line, but this would be a good time to mention that you should always backup your data, especially before changing the partition scheme.
  13. Will Boot Camp Crash?

    Relax. Remember, just because its on the internet doesn't make it true Boot Camp, to put it simply, sets up your macbook pro to run Windows just like a regular PC. It isn't a program or emulation that will "crash" if you get too many problems with it. Its just a tool to get XP up and running, that's all. Once installed, you now have the option to dual boot your system for either Mac or Windows. It will run just like a normal PC with full hardware support. You will always have the option of removing your Windows partition whenever you'd like (after you backup your data of course). As far as viruses and such, its no different than a regular PC. Being smart will help keep your system clean. Keep in mind that Mac and Windows are two separate operating systems. Meaning what happens on one system won't affect the other. If you get a virus while running XP, it will only affect that copy of XP and not your Mac. Since you'd only be using it to play games and not your main OS, most likely you don't have to worry about security software. Just be sure to update your system and everything will be fine. Parallels has the advantage of making backup "copies" of your XP installation, so if you do get a virus infection, just throw away that XP in the trash and load up a new copy. Parallels won't give you full hardware support, but for regular applications (minus games), its great for running Windows programs because you won't have to reboot.
  14. More Vista articles

    Chewing up ram and disk space while doing various background tasks like MS updates, defender scans, disk defragmenting and other mysterious tasks that the user has no control over furthering degrading performance is indeed quite as bad as the naysayers say. This is coming from someone who tried his best for a year to like Vista and just gave up on it. It's pretty, and definitely has advantages when dealing with video editing, but bottom line its just way too bloated to be of any use. When you have difficulty trying to save a file into a folder you *JUST* created on your drive and gives you permission and security blocks, you have a major problem on your hands. I'm sure Microsoft is going to come up with something fast for Windows 7, and it may be one or two more iterations before Vista is as reliable and stable as XP is today. Remember, Vista is essentially version 1.0. In the meantime, it is just too frustrating of an OS to use regularly. After using a stable Kalyway OSx86 for two months, there's no way I'm returning to Vista willingly. XP has plenty of years left of its support cycle, so I'll just ride it out until the next big thing comes out. I like Dvorak, actually. He's a grumpy old man like so many, but this guy actually know what he's talking about (ie: The internet is not a series of tubes). He's entertaining.
  15. Help me get used to this, cut/paste?

    I miss the windows ctrl+tab to move between tabs. But even though it drove me nuts the first few weeks, I find myself switching between both OSX and Windows shortcuts easily now. I actually find myself frustrated that Windows programs don't have the same uniformity/shortcuts with each other, unlike the Mac side in which every program follows the same basic guidelines. Trust me, once you get used to it, it'll be second nature. In fact, you'll actually find the Mac shortcuts far more useful in some situations that you could never take advantage of in Windows. Just stick with it - OSX has a learning curve.