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  1. Looking forward to the update. Thanks for all your hard work and hope your exams went well and didn't suffer because of the time put into this.
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    Can you see the fear in Microsoft's eyes?

    I decided that OS X would be better for him. I built his previous computer for him with XP Pro SP2 and locked it down pretty tight with a hosts file, Nod32 antivirus, hardware firewall (router) and told him to stick with Opera or Firefox when surfing the web. That's worked for me for many years and *knocks on wood* I've never had spyware or a virus in that time and neither did he. All my father does is surf the web, write the occasional letter in Word and use iTunes for his iPod. Figured that with a Mac there's less to worry about since I'm not there to manage things for him (we're in different countries) and I feel more comfortable with him doing whatever he wants on the Mac because there is no risk. For myself, I've never had any problems with Vista since SP1. I rolled back to XP SP2 because it was buggy before that but have been coasting along fine with it since then. I don't know if it's just that I'm more comfortable with Windows (probably it) but despite using Leopard for about 3 months, I found myself missing Windows. I prefer uTorrent to Transmission and I prefer Media Player Classic to VLC. Just two examples. Again, nothing wrong with OS X. Just my own preference for a different OS; one I reinforce I've never had any issues with.
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    Can you see the fear in Microsoft's eyes?

    Am I trolling? I stated my opinion and that's it. 1. My father has a hack I built for him. I'd like to stay up to date on any developments. 2. For my own interests, I like reading about this stuff. 3. I may decide to dual boot [again]. Finally, it is none of your business where I do, or do not, decide to "waste my time". Again, I am not trolling so I'm pretty sure that I'm free to post here if I want.
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    Can you see the fear in Microsoft's eyes?

    Not taking into account that you need to buy (if the Hackint0sh community didn't exist) the overpriced hardware to go with it because it's not like you could install it on anything. You're forgetting that MS is a software company first and foremost while OS X exists to sell the computers. *** To get back to the original topic, I hate the Apple ads. I find them condescending, immature and pathetic. I also just erased Leopard off of my hack and reinstalled Vista Business (which I have a license for) because I prefer it. Nothing wrong with Leopard. Had 10.5.5 running using boot-132 with no problems. I just like Windows more. Having said all of that, this "tactic" my MS is retarded and even more pathetic that the Apple ads.
  5. Thanks for this guide macgirl. Got it working although I have to say that some things could be a bit more clear and I had to read this guide more than a few times to wrap my mind around it as I am not used to working so "technically" on computers. This means that they should be installed and working already. For myself, I had it so that I would press F12 at system boot and then select which hard drive I wanted to start up with. I did this all before installing since I was doing a clean install of both OS X and Win XP. I have two HDs. On one, I formatted as HFS with GUID for OSX and on the other I made 3 partitions with MBR. The first of these was Fat32 (which I later formatted to NTFS when I installed XP) and the other two were a 1 GB partition (the smallest I could make in Disk Utility) for the boot files and another for file storage; both were also HFS. Don't think that it matters but I installed XP first. I also did this and installed Chameleon. In case it's not clear, the boot loader is to be installed on the small boot partition that was created earlier. First problem (for me anyway). This file, named mach_kernel, was hidden. I used the following command in Terminal to unhide it "defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES" To hide the files again, type the same command with NO instead of YES. If you look at the example, that the macgirl gives below, this should actually be "./hfsdebug -d /dev/rdiskXsY -v | grep UUID" The r before diskXsY is missing. I also had to type "sudo -s" first to get root access. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "[url="http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"]http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd[/url]"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>boot-uuid=F3B54462-4BED-30F6-971D-BF37173E795E</string> <key>Boot Graphics</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>5</string> <key>device-properties</key> <string>0d040000010000000A-VERY_LONG-GFX-STRING-HERE</string> </dict> </plist> I didn't have the Timeout option default: <key>Timeout</key> <string>5</string> So I just added it in myself. No problem.
  6. Looking forward to it. You do some excellent work.
  7. http://lifehacker.com/399407/how-to-sync-a...google-calendar Sync both of your calendars with Google Calendar. Maybe worth a shot. I'm sure there's a way to set it up so you don't overwrite the Google Calendar when you sync with it. Not ideal but it's the only thing that comes to my mind. There's also this http://www.calgoo.com/connect/index.do but I don't know anything about the service/program.
  8. Your signature is out of control. Please read the board guidelines.
  9. Haven't tried it yet but check this out: http://www.msfn.org/board/Integration-of-I...ve-t107504.html OR http://www.msfn.org/board/The-compiled-FAQ...969#entry785969
  10. Yes, that's precisely what happened. I ended up retyping everything all over in OS X and it worked just fine. Thanks for the suggestion though. I appreciate it.
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    Modified boot-132 Bootloader

    Looks like that may have done the trick. Was successfully able to boot into the retail disc. Now that I know it's doable, I can try making my own ISO with my own kexts.
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    Modified boot-132 Bootloader

    Having trouble with this. Specs in sig and have the two HDs and DVD all connected to SATA ports using AHCI in the BIOS. I have a working 10.5.4 vanilla install using one HD with Kalyway installed to install on the other HD from the retail disc. So my system works. However, whenever I boot using the Generic.iso or Elastic's iso or any other one, I get stuck at the Apple screen with a spinning ball and then a "no smoking" sign after a couple minutes. Booting with -v or -v -f gives me a message telling me "waiting for root device". Don't know what to do other than maybe to disable AHCI and try again.
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    Search is just a joke

    +1 I've found the search on this site to be pretty useless myself.
  14. In the Audio folder there is a file called ACL888.codec.txt Drag that on top of the Taruga patcher.
  15. I did something similar to this using some of the info from karaakeha1's guide and using Pacifist to extract the two kexts from ~pcwiz's package so that I could install it to the "retail Leopard" before rebooting. 1. I installed Kalyway 10.5.2 on one HD. 2. Booted into it and then installed Chameleon EFI on the other [target] HD. 3. Installed retail leopard from a disk image. 4. Updated it with the 10.5.4 combo update. 5. Used a slightly modified script from karaakeha1 and LTL's guides to install the kexts (including the ones from ~pcwiz's package). 6. Rebooted into the retail leopard. 7. Installed graphics using NVInstaller and the audio patch from weaksauce's package. Haven't played around with it much yet cause it took some time for me to work out what kexts I was going to mix and match but I have put it to sleep and restarted and it's working fine (and I didn't install the CHUD package). Thanks again weaksauce.