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About lofiunico

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  1. OS X 10.4.5 Package Installer

    this sounds really great, viscaria. keep up the good work
  2. My understanding was that we might need to study the Gateway's BIOS to get a better understanding of how it operates with regard to Windows XP, not just to try and flash a Macintel. I agree that the former won't work, but that doesn't mean we can stand to be so matter of fact that nothing can come of this.
  3. I'm not that knowledgable, but I wouldn't say its 120% uncompatible. It doesn't, however, run on a 945 chipset (they weren't even out when this was produced, i don't think). I'm not completely sure, but I think it runs an 848p intel chipset. the onboard stuff uses the 82801EB. I think the 848 is pretty similar to an 865 series. The video card is an integrated Raedon 9200. I'll attach a text document from "System Information" if anyone wants to look for it for any other clues, but I guess a bunch of people have kind of given up on this. sysinfo.txt
  4. I have access to one of those machines. I get the feeling they're semi-rare considering the place I found them used to have 6 and 5 blew up. I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to this type of stuff, but i suppose i could back up the EFI partition to something. It couldn't be that big, most BIOS were only a couple of MB, right? I didn't even know EFI ran off of a "partition" if that gives you much of a concept of how much I know. Would anyone know how to do a ROM dump for an EFI system? (I could handle BIOS, but I would imagine EFI is different). I can't even seem to find a shell in the EFI configuration. Wasn't that supposed to one of the bigger advantages? What would be the best way to do this? If someone walks me through this I can share any information necessary. I'm willing to do what I can to make this project successful. Please stop flaming. I am not making any kind of speculation about how this would be done, just willing to offer my resources to anyone who wants to give this a shot.
  5. I know the InsydeH20 version number was 1.00, and considering the Gateway 610 PC release date was somewhere in 2003 and the Intel website says that the toolkit was first released January 2004, could it be possible that this 1.00 corresponds to a release version? If this was the case, what CSM modules or other files would be needed to make the two compatible? Edit: Would a bootable install dvd for the Gateway 600 series do us any good? I'm trying to think of what properties would be changed between that and a generic install. Would the DVD just use legacy BIOS support and install regularly or would it require some extra EFI components to boot? If so, would a patched [to eradicate the error msg that says "this will only work on 600 series" ] dvd work for this? I'm really novice, i'm just throwing ideas out there.
  6. i'm posting from a Gateway Media Center 600 series. I booted into the EFI setup stuff. Of course, very limited due to it being a namebrand pc. the first boot screen says f2 to BIOS, you then have the option to enter 'system setup' which is the EFI config screen.
  7. its worth a try to take a look at exactly how one of these mc 6xx machines works. I'm going to the coffeeshop now, i'll post any findings. I anyone has any suggestions of what to look for PM me or post in this thread. I seriously doubt that Gateway did anything remarkable with Windows MCE, but I could be wrong. I'll try to do as much as I can. Thanks, lofi
  8. Theres a coffee shop in my area that I'm almost sure has these machines. I might be able to go play around with one if you want. Possibly even ask the clerk for the software restore disc (an awkward situation, but who knows). I'm not the most technical member of OSx86project. If I were to go, what would I look for? Anyone want to help me out with this.
  9. ASRock Dual-915GL owners

    I saw the whole "kernel[0]: (74)tfp: failed on 0" in the logs and it bothered me, but my system is running fine. I have integrated graphics w/ core image & quartz on 8f1111g. My system still doesn't shut down correctly [i agree on the USB consensus], but none of the mouse buzzing everyone talks about. I haven't moved to 1.3 BIOS from 1.2. Is it worth it? This board isn't much for overclocking; I can only push it to 150MHz FSB. I didn't expect it to be and I am pretty satisfied actually. I know overclocks don't stick, but it doesn't really bother me. I'm not losing noticeable performance anyway, OSx86 runs very nicely regardless.
  10. [HowTo] Intel GMA 900 (for 915GM and 910)

    I am sorry. I figured this was both desktop and notebook x86 boxes, i guess I should have read the whole thread. if anyone wants clarification, originally I was getting the freeze at blue screen like some other GMA 900 users have been reporting. I read some tip somewhere and followed the directions telling me to bump aperature to 256mb. Apparently, aperature is the max amount of memory the integrated video card can use ever, even though i have it on dynamic allocation. sorry if this isn't much help to its target audience, but it might help someone.
  11. [HowTo] Intel GMA 900 (for 915GM and 910)

    In response to the GMA 900 problem with build 8f1111a/g, i followed instructions I read somewhere to boot with my aperture set to 256mb in BIOS and it has booted consistently since. The only other modification I have made since the install was made was to patch to kernel from the default to the SSE3 non-x kernel. Otherwise, this is exactly how it came off the DVD using JaS' 4.2b patch. I guess this depends on your BIOS options, but it worked for me and should work for all using the AsRock P4DUAL-915GL board.
  12. I mentioned this in the p4dual-915gl overclocking thread. I figure there's not much interest, but even if you don't own this board, perhaps you'd like to help your fellow computer and osx86 enthusiasts by helping to get overclocking options for all asrock bioses. I know there are more than a few people with the dual sata II board that might want to sign up. If you feel the cause is worthy: http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/asrock Thanks, lofiunico
  13. ASRock P4Dual-915GL overclocking?

    want a better bios? sign here. http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/asrock
  14. ASRock P4Dual-915GL overclocking?

    I have this board too. With all the fanfare surrounding it and the OSx86 project you'd think we'd be able to get a good bios hack to open up voltage options for it. If anyone has a working one, I'd like to see it.
  15. USB devices not working

    as far as i know, that driver somehow had a conflict with configurations that used usb mice and ps2 keyboards or something of the like.