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  1. Ok.... I've read from several other people that, as unlikely as it seems, it's graphics related. I know it seems strange, considering the stopping point is related to bluetooth. I've tried several proposed solutions, I removed all of the AppleIntel kexts related to graphics. That didn't help, though I suppose it doesn't hurt either if you have no Intel graphics. I'm using an nVidia card and I'm wondering if that's a common link between those of us with this problem. I noticed that I had a lot of log entries (visible in verbose boot, too) about the nVidia diver (in my case, nvGF100HAL). I decided to take it one step at a time. I already had EFI strings in my org.chameleon.boot.plist, but was also using an injector with it in Lion. When I was installing Mountain Lion, it booted but I lost all video, so I added the injector to the boot media. That fixed the installer media, so I assumed that it would be necessary with the actual install as well. Well, I removed the injector anyway and tried without it and VIOLA! Not only did it boot flawlessly, but I also have full graphics acceleration WITH VANILLA KEXTS!!! For a GT 430 Fermi, that's exceedingly rare! Apparently, all I needed were the EFI strings. So, in short, what I'm saying is, experiment with your graphics setup, because it's looking like the problem is definitely residing there. Trust me.
  2. Unfortunately, I'm having the same issue. Stuck at exactly the same spot. Interestingly enough, I was able to boot the installer without encountering this issue and got the OS installed, but after installing and performing the exact same procedures that worked for the installer, this problem popped up on the actual OS. I'm using the ASUS P5W DH, but haven't seen anybody else having this problem with this board. I'm currently thinking it's either a problem with the boot loader version, SATA controller, or a problem kext somewhere. What's also interesting is that, after reviewing the system log (I retrieved it while booted into another OS), it appears that the boot process gets a bit further than this, but this is the last message displayed on the screen. I'll let you know if I come up with a solution, but nothing has worked thus far.
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    140 Apple Wallpapers (HD) !

    Very nice. Thanks for the post!
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    One iTunes Library

    I know somebody who has accomplished this by having his actual iTunes library stored on a server on his network at home. Both iTunes installs pointed to the same folder on the server. I imagine the same thing can be done with a separate hard drive or atleast a separate partition, formatted in FAT32(so that both O/S's have full access to it).
  5. I'd be concerned about this as well. What kernel are you using? What install method did you use? On a retail install with vanilla kernel with little snitch running for a few years now, I've never seen the kernel make a connection.
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    [HowTo] Install Mac OS X Lion (FRESH!)

    There is no such folder as /System/Library/Extensions on the Install ESD image. Are you referring to the Base System.dmg? If that's the case, then you'd have to move the packages into a drive restored from Base System, which you didn't include in your instructions, so I have to assume you ARE talking about Install ESD. So, where is S/L/E on the volume created from Install ESD.dmg? All I have inside of /System/Library/ is: .DS_Store CoreServices LaunchDaemons Nothing else, even with hidden files being shown.
  7. Rumor has it that they may update them just before Lion comes out next month, but I haven't seen any evidence to support it. Who knows. I've also been hearing rumors since earlier this year that they plan to discontinue the white polycarbonate version very soon. I wouldn't be all that surprised, considering they already have a 13" MacBook Pro and a 13" MacBook Air, as well as the fact that Apple stated they see all MacBooks eventually heading in the direction of the Air. Maybe when they get rid of the white one, the price of the 13" Pro will come down a little.
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    Computer ruined after trying to install OSX

    Will the computer boot from a live linux disc, such as Ubuntu? Also, why are you using grub to boot Windows? If you're having problems, it's best to start with the basics and forget grub for the moment. Once Windows is working correctly, then you can move on the dual boots or whatever you want, but I'd say see if you can run Ubuntu from a live cd and then we can rule out the CPU, RAM, and most likely motherboard (unless there is a problem with the drive controller that the hard drive is on, but we can get to that at a later point. One step at a time.) Let me know.
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    Is Windows 7 64-bit GUI-Less Possible?

    Well, in a way, yes. This can cause some unexpected problems though, as certain things won't load that may be needed. For instance, will software running game controllers load? Who knows, but it's worth a shot. Here's what you do. In the registry, change HKEY_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell value with the program name and path. Not certain this will workout with Crysis, but it's worth a shot. By the way, I would recommend setting up a second user account before doing this, in case it doesn't work out, then you should be able to log in to the other account to change it back.
  10. I just simply renamed the volume from within Mac OS X to include a period at the beginning of the name. Just open the Terminal and type: diskutil rename /Volumes/oldname .newname This will cause OS X to not display the drive on the desktop, but it will still be displayed in the Finder sidebar, which is nice because I can still get to the data on my windows volume without it cluttering up my desktop. This will not cause problems for Windows either.
  11. If you only want to run OS X on a laptop and have $3,000 to put towards it, you'd be a fool to not buy a genuine Mac. To spend that kind of money on a laptop running OS X and still not have a multitouch trackpad, or any of the other niceties afforded by Apple design would be unacceptable, IMHO.
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    Does anybody know this movie?

    This is the new Star Trek movie, titled 'Star Trek XI'
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    OSx86 on Gateway MX3414

    Hey, I'm working with the same computer right now. Any luck with yours? iDeneb 1.4 is the only distro I've been able to boot with this computer and I've tried many. I'm having a similar issue, though it's not isolated to the line you've quoted. After a successful install, it will just hang during the initial boot at a seemingly random line everytime. It's hardly ever the same line and the hard drive will keep accessing after words every minute or so. I booted into Single User mode and checked the system.log and found that a lot more entries were there than were displayed on screen after it seemed to stop and it was mostly a looping segment regarding attempting to load Setup Assistant and it crashing. Don't know what to make of it.
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    Mac os x 10.1 for intel?

    umm... I'm pretty sure that 10.1 refers to the version of the compiler, and not the O/S. This is simply a compiler to build software for the Mac that will run on Intel architecture (vs. PPC) Nothing that special, really.
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    NForce SATA Controller

    This is crazy! I simply CANNOT find a copy of AppleNForceATA.kext that fixes the 32-bit memory addressing problem (using 4GB RAM) AND fixes the SAM Multimedia Error. I can only fix one or the other, depending on which kext I go with. Nobody has one that'll do both?