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  1. hey all, i've got a single hard drive which dual-boots vista/mac and i'm trying to figure out if it'd be possible to use virtualbox to boot/virtualize the mac partition (2nd) while in vista, without migrating the partition to a vhd. any hints? rainwalker
  2. just adding my own installation guide in case it helps anyone. some of these steps may be unnecessary and i obviously don't guarantee that any of this will work for you. i have very little experience with this stuff so i also won't be able to provide any kind of support. many thanks go out to the entire community for helping me get this running. much of the information here is modified forms of others' instructions. note that i've also added a Linksys WPM-300N card. if you have an intel 3945 wireless card, i'd stop waiting on those drivers. i appreciate all of the hard work that went into development of them; i even donated $10 to help out the developer. two years later, i'm done waiting. i bought the Linksys PCMCIA (Cardbus/PC-Card) refurbished for $15. three days later i have perfect wireless on mac. do it. don't be stubborn (or idealistic) any longer. plus, i think you'll have wireless-n when it becomes standard. this is my install procedure for: iPC OSx86 10.5.6 Universal Fujitsu Lifebook T4210 Tablet-PC w/ Linksys WPM-300N Card Vista / OSX dual boot use g-parted live cd to format hdd into two partitions. first section should be formatted ntfs. second should be formatted fat32. begin OSX install to second partition. open Disk Utility from upper menubar and format your mac partition (2nd) by selecting it and then choosing Erase. choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format type. continue installation and choose "customize" when available. select these features: driver -> video -> intel -> Intel GMA950 (this wasn't necessary in some older install versions. now it is.) driver -> wireless -> Broadcom driver -> power management -> AppleACPIBattery Manager fixes -> ACPI Fix (CAUTION: not recommended. breaks ethernet and does other funky things. makes power button functional - might also affect button panel if a driver is developed) fixes -> dual boot time sync fixes -> IOPCMCIAFamily fixes -> PS/2 -> PS/2 Keyboard (DO NOT CHOOSE PS/2 Mouse) [/b]apps -> Pacifist apps -> Perian apps -> NTFS Read/Write sound functionality: download here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=32859 and http://psykopat.free.fr/apple/AppleHDA/sigmatel/ copy AppleHDAPatcher_v1.12 to desktop. drag Stac9228 onto AppleHDAPatcher_v1.12 and follow any onscreen prompts. reboot. tablet functionality: open terminal and change to appropriate directory as follows: cd /System/Library/Extensions/Apple16X50Serial.kext/Contents/Plugins/Apple16X50ACPI.kext/Contents/ once in the correct directory, type: sudo nano Info.plist change IONameMatch string from "PNP0501" to "FUJ02E5". then hit Ctrl+X, save, and quit. now open your applications folder, then utilities folder, open Disk Utility, select the appropriate partition, and choose "Repair Disk Permissions". reboot. download and install Tablet Magic. I used TabletMagic2b16.dmg. reboot. enable TabletMagic through System Preferences pane. in Mapping, click on left white box to constrain cursor. in Extras choose Launch at Startup and Enable Ink. you shouldn't need to Enable Digitizer in TabletPC. ethernet functionality: open terminal and change to appropriate directory as follows: cd /System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleYukon2.kext/Contents/ once in the correct directory, type: sudo nano Info.plist for <key>Yukon-88E8055</key> change: <key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key> <string>0x436311ab</string> <key>IOPCISecondaryMatch</key> <string>0x139a10cf</string> then hit Ctrl+X, save, and quit. now open your applications folder, then utilities folder, open Disk Utility, select the appropriate partition, and choose "Repair Disk Permissions". reboot. sleep functionality: download and install DeepSleep (dashboard widget). once installed, change the settings to "deep" for both options. you can now put the computer to sleep via this widget. other changes: open Date & Time and choose "Set date & time automatically" (and appropriate area). also change Time Zone to appropriate settings. open system preferences -> software update and uncheck auto download. setting up dual-boot: shut down and insert the g-parted cd. format 1st partition to ntfs (2nd partition should be mac). right click on 1st partition, choose "Manage Flags", and set it to "boot". reboot and perform full Vista install (all upgrade hacks, etc.) to first partition. now google, download, and install EasyBCD. then choose to Add an entry and add an OS x86 entry with whatever name you want. when you reboot, the Vista bootloader will offer to boot either vista or mac. note: if you ever need to reinstall the Mac OS X system, install it exactly as outlined above (including changing vista partition flags back to "boot" with gparted cd). then, boot the vista cd and enter repair mode. open command prompt and enter command "bootrec /fixmbr". although this last part isn't absolutely necessary, it'll shorten the boot time by a second or two and 'normalize' everything. you may want/need to delete/add the Mac OS X entry through EasyBCD again. REMAINING PROBLEMS: -SD Card Reader (O2Micro). i see the words ) O2Micro on a lot of posts out there but my sd card reader doesn't work in mac. let me know if yours does (and you're a t42xx user). -Reverse/Switch Mouse Buttons. ok so this is more of a personal preference which the community isn't responsible for. but how the heck did apple forget to let lefties switch their mouse buttons? can someone write a script/mod for this?
  3. rainwalker

    Often unable to post

    for the time being, you can try switching browsers. i get the same error in internet explorer but not in firefox, although posting with firefox still returns some garbage in the post that i have to go back and manually edit/clean up.
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    Fujitsu T-421X TabletPC

    in case anyone out there is still playing around with their t42xx, i just added a guide for my own install procedure here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=156981 these are the problems that i haven't been able to fix: -Sleeping/Waking. may be an issue with video driver; after "waking" computer, the screen is visible but incredibly dark. DeepSleep program might work, if i could figure out how to use it. also, there was one installation i did that made the power button functional but i didn't care to repeat it and figure out what made it work. if we ever get screen rotation to work, we'll need to include one of these drivers/fixes that allowed those buttons to work: USB fix, PowerManagment package, ACPI fix, CPUS=1, SATA (New), or Remove AppleIntelCPU disabler. not sure which one of those made the buttons functional but one of them did. i'll also be checking into insomnia.kext and laptopdisplay.kext. -SD Card Reader (O2Micro). i see the words O2Micro on a lot of posts out there but my sd card reader doesn't work in mac. let me know if yours does (and you're a t42xx user). -Reverse/Switch Mouse Buttons. ok so this is more of a personal preference which the community isn't responsible for. but how the heck did apple forget to let lefties switch their mouse buttons? can someone write a script/mod for this? -Intel SpeedStep. ?? . i wouldn't mind using this but there weren't any drivers native to the iPC installer for it and i don't really know what it does anyway. my laptop works fine without it. let me know if/how i should get it running.
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    Wireless-n PCMCIA?

    hey everyone. i did about an hour and a half of searching (with google, forum search, and manual searching) and couldn't find the answer to this question: what wireless-n pcmcia cards work best for osx? i'm one of the unlucky 3945ers and instead of opening up the laptop to try to replace the card (i've heard it's soldered/glued in on my model) i'd rather just buy a pcmcia card. USB is also an option but i'd much prefer pcmcia. i would also want wireless-n capability. any ideas? thanks!
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    TabletMagic for TabletPCs

    Hey All, I'm trying to get my fujitsu t4210 tablet work. I read Scott's recent post that you have to type this in the terminal: ioreg -lx | grep -A15 -E "-o (DIGI|WACM)" | grep -m1 \"name\" ...but when I type that, it tells me "grep: invalid option --", so I didn't bother trying the other steps. Also, I don't know if this screwed anything up, but I sort of did the whole process backwards at first. I installed the TabletMagic.pkg and then ran the Enable TabletPC Digitizer script. Anyway, the panel doesn't recognize my tablet. Any suggestions? Thanks, -rainwalker
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    Intel Wireless driver

    jalavoui, I donated some money about a couple of weeks ago for development on the iwi3945 driver. Will you be trying to work on that driver at all before you get the card/laptop?
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    Intel Wireless driver

    So can someone tell me where I should go from here?
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    Intel Wireless driver

    Hey All, I'm looking for the Intel 3945 driver for OSX 10.4.8. I'm no programmer but I've got a Fujitsu Lifebook T4210 and would like to help out in the development process in whatever way I can. I tried to follow the iwidarwin installation instructions but, when I get to single user mode, typing "/networkSelector" results in "Could not get ID for kernel control". I think it also says something about iwi2100kext. Anyway, like I said, I'd like to help out in whatever way I can. So where do I go from here? Thanks, -rainwalker P.S. - Added a small donation for your efforts, jalavoui.
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