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  1. Hp z800 Workstation Install Guide for OSX86 10.6.7 This is an update to my previous install here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=188857 "This document is made strictly for educational purposes (of course) and don't pirate software..." Here is the Machine: Here are the specs: I bolded the NVIDIA CARD because the "Displayports", the new connections for monitors, sucks in both windows and OSX. Well, they don't work in OSX, and are glitchy in windows. Get a different card, I didn't have a choice. Also the Broadcom 5764 doesn't work. UPDATE! It does now under the new install. These are cards I added on: Nvidia Gt7300 (Mac Edition) - Lets me get 2 extra monitors attached. Intel Pro 10/100/1000 Pro MT Dual Port Server Adapter (PCI-X, but I let the pins hang over in the PCI Slot) - Hard to see in picture. PCI-E Firewire 800 Card I took these cards out, since the onboard NIC now works. Hard Drive Configuration You'll notice in the pic a lot of options for Sata and SAS drives. The top 6 ports are for AHCI and the bottom 8 are for SAS drives. Don't be fooled though, you can plug the SATA drives into the SAS ports with no noticible speed differences. Which to use? And why are all my drives in SAS ports? The SAS ports are Compatible and work great. The AHCI ports currently don't. Which means you can't boot from AHCI. BUT SAS works fine, so you can simply plug your drives into those and it will work. SAS drivers are on the OSX install native and work perfectly, so don't sweat it. By Default, the computer's SATA cables for it's rackmounted Sata drives, seen below, are patched into the AHCI ports, so I just moved them down to SAS. I like to label my drives so I know what is where. HOW TO INSTALL Many of these install tips are taken from: http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/04/ibo...ac-os-x-on.html and adapted to work with the z800. YOU WILL NEED A computer running an Intel Processor A blank CD A Mac OS X Snow Leopard Retail DVD BEFORE YOU BEGIN If you have greater than 4gb of RAM, remove the extra RAM for a maximum of 4gb. You can put back any extra RAM in after the installation process. Use only 1 graphics card in the 1st PCIe slot with 1 monitor plugged in. Remove any hard drives besides the blank drive being used for OS X. Remove any USB peripherals besides keyboard and mouse. Remove any PCI cards besides graphics- they may not be Mac compatible. Empty hard drive- you will have to partition and format the drive. Connect ps2 keyboard in case USB doesn't function on install. (We'll fix this later) Ok, so put your DVD drive and your Hard drive onto an SAS Port. DO IT, and don't argue or I'll pull this tutorial over. STEP 1: BIOS SETTINGS After you turn the computer on, go into your Bios settings, I believe it's f10. Update your Bios to the newest version. 1.17 currently. 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This is NORMAL! Hence the use of the ps2 keyboard. You can get through the initial install with only the keyboard through the clever use of the "Tab" key and spacebar to select the options you need. To Fix the USB, after the install reboot and boot off your [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] disk. Our objective is to remove the AppleHPET.kext from your System\Extensions folder. When selecting the boot option, select the newly install OS drive and type is -S. This will put you into Single user mode. It's a command line. Once it loads. sudo bash cd /System/Library/Extensions rm -rf AppleHPET.kext (I'm 90% sure this will work, if it doesn't or does, let me know and I'll update this post.) STEP 3: UPDATE TO 10.6.7 Open Finder and navigate to your new hard drive. 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On the next boot, go into System Preferences and Network. It should detect your new network card and you can now go online. Download VoodooHDA 2.7.2 for Snow Leopard 10.6 This is just the Kext file (Driver). Open up Kext Helper in your applications folder, drag the kext into the open window, type in your system password and click easy install. Done. Reboot. You'll have sound now. That's it! You now have 10.6 Working on your z800. Note: If there are any updates or problems with this install, please let me know and I'll update it. AND YES, my Signature is very old!
  2. Virtual Box? I'm not familiar with that. You mean you're trying to run OSX inside of Windows?
  3. Not yet. I'm waiting on a more vanilla installer.
  4. "After A LONG TIME of figuring out the ins and outs of how to get the Hp Z800 Workstation to work, I logged my steps as to repeat them if I needed to and to let you all know, or anyone else for that matter, how to get this thing to work. As a side note, it's been a long time since I was in the game of doing this and have returned to find so many useful applications and other great resources, but was quickly reminded why I ended up buying a Mac Pro years ago. That being said, you might have some better ideas on how to do something, but this is what works the best after all my testing. This document is made strictly for educational purposes (of course) and don't pirate software..." Here is the Machine: Here are the specs: I bolded the NVIDIA CARD because the "Displayports", the new connections for monitors, sucks in both windows and OSX. Well, they don't work in OSX, and are glitchy in windows. Get a different card, I didn't have a choice. Also the Broadcom 5764 doesn't work. Some people are working on drivers or adapting what they have, but I need gigabit, and it wasn't worth the hassle. These are cards I added on: Nvidia Gt7300 (Mac Edition) - Lets me get 2 extra monitors attached. Intel Pro 10/100/1000 Pro MT Dual Port Server Adapter (PCI-X, but I let the pins hang over in the PCI Slot) - Hard to see in picture. PCI-E Firewire 800 Card Hard Drive Configuration You'll notice in the pic a lot of options for Sata and SAS drives. The top 6 ports are for AHCI and the bottom 8 are for SAS drives. Don't be fooled though, you can plug the SATA drives into the SAS ports with no noticible speed differences. Which to use? And why are all my drives in SAS ports? The SAS ports are Compatible with EFI loaders, such as Chameleon. The AHCI ports are NOT. Which means you can't boot from AHCI with Chameleon. The AHCI bootloader looks at the hard drive to boot off of and says "Error" when trying to load from the AHCI drive. AHCI works in OSX, but you can't boot from it with the most recent EFI loaders. This isn't a problem with Chameleon, it's all in the motherboard's crappy setup. BUT SAS works fine, so you can simply plug your drives into those and it will work. SAS drivers are on the OSX install native and work perfectly, so don't sweat it. If you want to boot to the SAS drive and have Chameleon select an AHCI drive to boot off of, you can actually do that. You just want to disable the AHCI boot Rom in the bios. By Default, the computer's SATA cables for it's rackmounted Sata drives, seen below, are patched into the AHCI ports, so I just moved them down to SAS. I like to label my drives so I know what is where. Currently Chameleon loads Windows 7 great, I just need to select the "System Reserved" option from the list and not the actual Windows 7 Drive. Windows XP, however, I haven't got to work from Chameleon. I'm not too concerned with this as XP is there just for very rare occasions. HOW TO INSTALL I assume you know how to get iAtkos 7, 10.5.7, so I'm not going to tell you how to get it. But get it and use it, but follow this guide closely, as you will need to. You need a PS2 Mouse and PS2 Keyboard, to make things easier, as you will lose USB after install and the mouse and keyboard make it easy to fix. Ok, so put your DVD drive and your Hard drive onto an SAS Port. DO IT, and don't argue or I'll pull this tutorial over. Next, after you turn the computer on, go into your Bios settings, I believe it's f10. Update your Bios to the newest version. 1.17 currently. This might not be a dealbreaker, but the newest version works. These settings are FOR INSTALL ONLY! Go To-> Advanced -> Device Options Disable Multi-Processors (MUST BE DONE! Cpus=1 option does not work on this board. Too many cores!) Disable NIX-PXE (Because it slows up the boot through bios. If you use it, leave it on, but my guess is you won't) Disable Sata Raid Option ROM Download (This makes AHCI Unbootable) You can set what other options you need to, Boot options, etc, but I advise not to change too many settings from the defaults. The reason being, inside the Security Tab, there are options that if disabled, don't let OSX boot. I played around for a long time before I figured out that one. Insert your disc and select f9 to boot from Optical storage. (Yes I'm including every step) Select the f8 option once iAtkos dvd starts to load. NOW, this is VERY important. The bootoption you must type in for the install to work is this: "-v busratio=22" The Busratio for this computer is 22, and if you don't put that in, the computer won't load and will crash at the kernel. Install should load as normal and you should partition a new drive with the GUID option selected for the boot. Here are options to Find and select for the customized install. #1. Chameleon V2 (Should be default) #2. DSMOS #3. Natit (For My graphics card) #3.5 (Corevidia optional, but I installed it) #4. Nvidia Gt200 (Once again for my card) #5. Under System - AHCI (YOU MUST HAVE AHCI on in bios. By default it is on, but if you changed it to IDE, it will not load. If you followed my steps, you should be fine) #6 Sound - Voodoo HDA (Works nicely) #7. Ps/2 Mouse - Voodoo Ps/2 Driver (Trust me, you'll need it!) #8. Intel Pro Network Drivers (For my card I installed) #9. OHR (I'm not sure if this is required, but I installed it anyway) After you complete the install and reboot, you will notice your USB devices don't work. Do not panic. Go in and remove the AppleHPET.kext from your System\Extensions folder. Reboot, and you will have USB. Now on Reboot, go back into your bios via F10, and re-enable your Multi-Processors option that you disabled in the Advanced section. Your computer should now be ready to use. The onboard NIC card will not work of course, and if you want to develop a driver, OR patch one yourself, feel free. The device is as follows: Broadcom NetXtreme Gigbit Ethernet 14e4&Dev_1684 Post Install notes: "After installation I have gone through my installs and updated everything and it all seems to work just fine. I'm having slight problems with more advanced programs like Avid Media Composer, but that could be due to many different reasons. Most of the avid software must be force-installed and that usually doesn't work too well. All the other programs seem to function as they should. FCP must remove the network interface preferences as seen in other tutorials. AND and Upgrade to ver 10.5.8 killed my install and would load the GUI, but I'm sure it is because of my graphics card" AND YES, my Signature is very old!
  5. We're Alive - Zombie survival radio drama... This is not one of those backyard productions you might have heard before. They have a video promo online that shows off some of the series. Oh, and it's free to listen to the whole series which has been ongoing since last spring. Hours of great production! www.thezombiepodcast.com
  6. Wayland

    Free Zombie Radio Drama!

    Synopsis: A small riot in LA has spread past its containment. Three reserve soldiers are called to their deserted duty station. Believed to be the last remaining armed servicemen in the area, Michael, Angel, and Saul witness the true cause of the riot; people are starting to change and attack each other. Armed with only what they can carry, they set out to secure an apartment building and rescue survivors scattered amongst the shattered remains of civilization. In a world turned upside down, every day is a struggle, as those who have taken refuge in “the tower” find out that their safe haven is under constant threat. In this place, however, the strengths of those who stand together, might just be enough to live long enough to see things start to change. Download it today! http://feeds2.feedburner.com/itpc/wwwwayla..._Podcast/rssxml Play it on your ipod or burn it to a CD in itunes... Listen to it on the way to work.... It's something to do in the car
  7. Today I was transfering and accessing HD encoded files from my many firewire drives and then started using my USB drives and noticed a HUGE difference in speed. The USB Hard drives were brand new, and yet my old Ata 100 drives in Firewire USB cases, was MUCH MUCH faster in terms of data transfer. So what is the problem? USB sucks... found that out... I knew firewire was better, but I didn't know it was THAT much better. Grrr... Well anyway I was thinking about how much faster the transfer of these files seemed in windows. I have a fat32 drive and I decided to take it to the test drive and see what I could do. File Size: 285.1 MB (Not too small and not too big, pretty much standard size now a days) Conditions: Transfer from 500 GB WD USB HD (One of those mybook series) to 1 TB GB WD USB HD ( One of the new Mybook series) Time to Transfer (AS timed from release of click with external stopwatch) Windows XP SP 2 Usb Drive to USb Drive: 38.77 Seconds OSx Leopard 10.5.2 Mac Pro 8 Core USB to USB 1:04:26 Seconds SAY IT AIN"T SO!!!! Next test: Windows: Usb Drive to Internal Sata 13:62 OSX USB drive to internal Sata 31:29 (These internal SATA drives are the same make and model and were bought at the same time. However one is HFS, the other is NTFS...., does that effect it approx 60%, I dunno) These were the results I received. I am a big mac guy now, but I was a little disheartened by this. At first I thought it was that I may have a bad drive or something since I did toy with NTFS 3-g. MAYBE this is the reason... but does anyone else have the same results? Let me know
  8. Wayland

    Just a Few MacBook Nano Images...

    Do they have much of a choice?? I mean aren't the living spaces smaller in general? Low ceilings and sometimes tiny apartments. Fun place though.
  9. Wayland

    Media composer

    Good luck... MC is notorious for their dongle checks and are hard to bypass. They come out with so many versions that it's hard to keep up with without being VERY buggy... You may want to get it from JourneyEd. They have it for like 295 or so...
  10. Go with Sound Blaster Live External USB. No drivers needed to modify. Works great!
  11. This is probley a really stupid question, but when I go to add a board or card to the wiki, it's locked and won't let me edit it. It says the last post was like august 5th. What happened? We can't add any more cards or am I just missing something? Thanks!
  12. Here is another way of finding out some details: Type ifconfig In the command line of terminal. lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000 inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1 gif0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1280 stf0: flags=0<> mtu 1280 en5: flags=8867<UP,BROADCAST,DEBUG,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 ether 00:17:08:2a:2e:7f media: autoselect status: inactive supported media: autoselect 10baseT/UTP <half-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex,flow-control> 100baseTX <half-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 100baseTX <full-duplex,flow-control> 1000baseT <full-duplex> 1000baseT <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 1000baseT <full-duplex,flow-control> en6: flags=8867<UP,BROADCAST,DEBUG,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 inet6 fe80::204:23ff:fed0:a430%en6 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x5 inet 10.147.2.243 netmask 0xffff0000 broadcast 10.147.255.255 ether 00:04:23:d0:a4:30 media: autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex,flow-control>) status: active supported media: autoselect 10baseT/UTP <half-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex,flow-control> 100baseTX <half-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 100baseTX <full-duplex,flow-control> 1000baseT <full-duplex> 1000baseT <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 1000baseT <full-duplex,flow-control> en7: flags=8867<UP,BROADCAST,DEBUG,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 inet6 fe80::204:23ff:fed0:a431%en7 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x6 inet 10.51.4.222 netmask 0xffff0000 broadcast 10.51.255.255 ether 00:04:23:d0:a4:31 media: autoselect (1000baseT <full-duplex,flow-control>) status: active supported media: autoselect 10baseT/UTP <half-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex,flow-control> 100baseTX <half-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 100baseTX <full-duplex,flow-control> 1000baseT <full-duplex> 1000baseT <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 1000baseT <full-duplex,flow-control> fw3: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 2030 lladdr 00:60:b0:00:00:1c:d2:7f media: autoselect <full-duplex> status: inactive supported media: autoselect <full-duplex> Now I can see which ones work and which ones don't!
  13. I have the Performance Laser by Logitech... never going back to anything else...
  14. I'm going to be a little nicer than the last post The FCP output doesn't really have an extension. You send it to PC and it is extensionless... why? I have no idea why they did that. Rename it and throw on .mov extension on the end of it, and you'll be stylin'. It may appear compressed inside of windows with it's playback, but it's not really. Not sure why it appears like a low res file in windows, but if you send it to a dvd burning program and then watch the output, it's much much clearer. MOV files are really much more versitile to edit with because they can be both movies and also instruction files. If I have a targa sequence and want to create a MOV file that can be ready by other programs, it can create a "Quicktime reference" file that is a .mov, but is more like a detailed link to the other files. .avi files really aren't as compattible as MOV's due to a lot of the codecs available. Mov's seemed to have adapted for HD and are used for more lossless footage.
  15. Lots of questions for me.. I will investigate your questions and post back to ya.
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