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About chasingcharlie

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  1. Mini mac & Mac Pro updates

    I have a mini mac (2007) and a Mac Pro (2006) that have reached their update limit. Both are around 10.5.8. I'd like to at least get mini updated so I can give it to my granddaughter for Christmas. The Mac Pro is for me. Can anyone help me with a way to at least to get them to Yosemite? Thanks Charlie I don't mind an email either
  2. Crash just before desktop appears

    Nope, won't work in safe mode; does the same thing. I'll unhide the files and copy it (kernel) to the usb drive. The USB drive had been bootable so I don't understand why it isn't now. I'll copy the kernel over and install chameleon and see if that works. thanks for you reply and I will check the BIOS; that could be the problem. thanks Charlie
  3. Crash just before desktop appears

    I'm on a GA-EP45-US3P with an EVGA GeForce 210, which has always worked fine. Recently, I bought a new CPU and took the machine down to replace it. That is ALL I did, although I did load the hard drive is in a USB device to view it with another computer. Now, just before the desktop appears -- the -v switch goes through all the way -- it restarts. Things I've tried: putting the old CPU back in. Changed the video card to another one I had. I have a backup on a USB drive but when I try to use it, it gives a kernel not found message. 1. Can I reinstall Mavericks (it's never been upgraded). 2. Is the kernel included in Chameleon so I can install it on the USB drive to get to my backup? Does anyone have an idea of what I can do to get this computer back running? I have two machines but this one is my favorite and has ALL the software on it I need to use, such as a purchased copy of iLife and several Web authoring programs I need. (It's OK to send me email to the address listed. ANY help appreciated!) thanks Charlile
  4. when I try to boot from the USB stick, I get a kernel not found error message. I tried making sure it was the first boot device and that didn't work either. thanks Charlie
  5. Mavericks installs but on reboot, it is not 10.8 but 10.7

    I'm running 64 bit everything. I have 3 machines and all of them are doing the same thing. All are 64-bit. I may have the version a bit wrong but I can download on each machine and it'll install OK but when it reloads with the reboot, it does'nt come up 10.9 -- just 10.8. And, the update message is still on the desktop.
  6. I really thought when I could download and install Mavericks, I was home free until I saw an update available and it was Mavericks again! I don't know where to do from here. Can someone please give me some direction. thanks guys Charlie
  7. update (10.8.4) gives me a kernel panic

    Thank you so much for the advice. This worked. I keep another copy of the OS on another drive so it's easier for me to make changes like this. Just load the one that works and then get rid of the kext you told me. Again thanks!!! You guys are the greatest! Charlie
  8. Motherboard: GA-EP45-UD3P Video: Geforce 9500 GT Tried these switches: -x -v -f apci=off PCIRootUID=1 GraphicsEnabler=No also: -x -v -f apci=off cpus=1 PCIRootUID=1 Busratio=20 GraphicsEnabler=No (On the second one I get a PCI parity Error) I have attached a screenshot. Hopefully someone can help me. Any help greatly appreciated. I'm not good at troubleshooting these screen captures; I would like to do better.
  9. Motherboard: GA-Z77-DS3H Video; Sapphire ATI 5450 Sound & Network still working I'm using a 5450 ATI card and everything was peachy keen until I updated to 10.8.4 and I'm stuck at low resolution. It says in system report that No Kext Loaded for video card. What kext do I need to get from backup to fix this problem? thanks so much! Charlie
  10. I'm using the Kext Wizard to patch the display settings for a Diamond 5450 and this is the message I get: This is the message I get when I boot with the -v flag: "DisplayMachine not patched because parent not patchable" I haven't really found an answer at any place I've looked on the Web. Of course, the kext are then not loaded so the video is very limited. . How can I get these Kext to install or do you think that something is wrong with the files themselves? thanks charlie
  11. This is a Hackintosh that I've upgraded from Leopard to Mountain Lion. I have attached a picture. I have another Hackinintosh I can use to repair kext -- if someone can give me an idea to do:
  12. Kext edit -- please help challenged users

    Well, my question was answered on this very forum in a past posting here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/27123-edit-kext-without-the-terminal-or-permission-repair/ The answer is text wrangler and I have already used it and it works. I used it to get my Radeon 5450 installed -- and it now works. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to edit kext. It is really good and, best of all, it is free. thanks for this! charlie
  13. Ga-Z77-DS3H Radeon 5450 512 i3 2120 LGA1155 Could someone please point me to a VERY basic "how to" on editing kext? Is there an application to do this? I mean very basic; I've had a Snow Leopard PC running for a long time and it's only recently in trying to upgrade to Mountain Lion that I've had problems. (My old system won't upgrade.) Since it's been a while since I've done anything but update my software -- everything was great -- that I realize I'm very rusty -- if I ever was sharp. I have been very blessed to have Azimutz help me in the past but he's busy and I do need to stand on my own. So anyone who can help me with this (getting an Radeon 5450 512 running), I would greatly appreciate it. I know I'll have to be able to edit kext sooner or later. thanks charlie
  14. I now have the code if someone can help me figure out where to go from here. Following is the code (I believe I copied it correctly) Creating RAM Disk for /Library/Keychains Initialized /dev/rdisk12 as a 1024 KBHFS Plus volume Using 64-bit bootcache playlist BootCache Control: Unable to open /var/db/BootCache.playList: 2 No such file or directory NVDANV50HAL Loaded and registered. Previous Shutdown Cause: 3 Panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80002b7bd5): Kernel trap at 0xffffff7f80b94806, Type 14-page fault, registers: CR0: 0x000000008001003b, CR2: 0x0000000000000000, CR3: 0x000000000275a000, CR4: 0x00000000000206e0 RAX: 0x0000000000000000, RBX: 0xffffff80008e0ae0, RCX: 0x0000000000000000, RDX: 0xffffff8006209dc0 RSP: 0xffffff804774bdc0, RBP: 0xffffff804774bdd0, RSI: 0xffffff8000830ae0, RDI: 0x0000000000000000 R8: 0x0000000000000b90, R9: 0x0000000000000007, R10: 0x00000000000fb800, R11: 0x0000000000000000 R12: 0xffffff8006331200, R13: 0xffffff8006f73000, R14: 0xffffff8006f81d00, R15: 0xffffff8006f81d00 RFL: 0x0000000000010246, RIP: 0xffffff7f80b94806, CS: 0x0000000000000008, SS: 0x0000000000000010 Fault CR2: 0x0000000000000000, Error code: 0x0000000000000000, Fault CPU: 0x0 Blank line Debugger called: <panic> Backtrace (CPU0), Frame : Return address 0xffffff804774ba60 : 0xffffff80021d626 0xffffff804774bad0 : 0xffffff80002b7bd5 0xffffff804774bca0 : 0xffffff80002ce4ed 0xffffff804774bcc0 : 0xffffff7f80b94806 0xffffff804774bdd0 : 0xffffff7f80b94992 0xffffff804774bdf0 : 0xffffff7f80b95ac1 0xffffff804774be60: 0xffffff800063181b 0xffffff804774bea0 : 0xffffff800063133e 0xffffff804774bf30 : 0xffffff800062d2d0 0xffffff804774bf70 : 0xffffff8000631e99 0xffffff804774bfb0 : 0xffffff80002b26b7 (6 space indent) Kernel Extensions in backtrace: (9 space indent) com.apple.driver.AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB(8.0)[5E0862D0 – E39F – 3012 – 907B –A1009A46A0531@0xffffff7f80b87000->0xffffff7f80bb4 fff (12 space indent) dependency: com.apple.idkit.IOACPIFamily(1.4)[A35915E8 – C1B0 – 3C0F – 81DF – 5515BC9002FC]@0xffffff7f80782000 (12 space indent) dependency: com.apple.idkit.IOPCIFamily(2.7.2)[b1B77B26 – 7984 – 302F – BA8E – 544DD3075E73]@0xffffff7f80789000 (12 space indent) dependency: com.apple.idkit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.3.5)[803496D0 – ADAD – 3ADB – B071 – 8A0A197DA53D]@0xffffff7f80b500001 Blank line BSD process name corresponding to current thread: Kernal_task Boot args: boot-uuid=166A17E5 – 0945 – 330E – B0BB – B70CD4746495 id=*uuid –x –f –v npci=0x3000 GraphicsEnabler=No Blank line Mac OS version: 12C60 Blank line Kernel version: Darwin Kernel Version 12.2.0: Aug 25 00:48:52 PDT 2012; u root: xnu – 2050,18.25 -1/RELEASE_X86_64 System model name: iMac8.1 Blank line System uptime in nanoseconds: 15947592933
  15. I'm pretty sure (I'm not at home; I'm at work) I've tried that, but I'll try it again tonight when I get home. Thanks for answering. (Sorry, cap on -f was a typing error. I can't believe I'm having all these problems when I've built several systesm before.) charlie