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  1. Unable to boot without a bootdisk

    Thanks, I'll try that out soon. Never would have looked at my bootloader to fix shutdown problems.
  2. Unable to boot without a bootdisk

    I got it working now it looks. Only having a problem where it wont fully restart, but I'll figure that out later. I followed this guide fully got it working. Not sure what I did wrong the first time around, but at least it works now.
  3. I installed Snow Leopard 10.6.3 onto my desktop using the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] ATI 5xxx-3 bootdisk. The install went fine, I updated to .4 no problems, have graphics and audio. The only problem is I can only boot to snowleopard when I have the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] disk in. I have Chameleon installed for my bootloader. The problem is, it will start to boot then either 1) just restart with no warning or 2) it will start to boot, then CPU and video card fans will spin up to max, monitor will go to standby and it will stay like that. I always boot in verbose but it never stops or locks up on any text so I have no idea what can be causing it. I've searched around and cant seem to find anything about what files are on the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] ATI disk, and what little I have found doesnt work. in my com.apple.boot.plist file, I have arch=i386, GraphicsEnabler is no. I've tried booting without an /extra folder at all and even with just adding 1-2 files at a time to it and nothing works. Motherboard: ECS H55H-CM. It has the H55 chipset. (I won it in a competition) Intel Core i5 760 Sapphire 5770 1gb FLEX 4gb ram Any suggestions at all will be very helpful. I've done retail installs of snow leopard before, so I'm not a complete noob. I have been a bit out of the loop since 10.6.2 was released and this is my first time attempting a install on this hardware.
  4. When I had leopard installed on my desktop for over a year, it worked perfectly fine with no problems. I decided to install snow leopard on its own hard drive. I got it running, used migration assistant and imported everything from leopard to snow leopard. Everything ran fine for about 2 weeks before I decided to erase the leopard drive and clone leopard to its drive (since it was a faster drive). Everything was fine for about a week or two before I noticed occasional slow downs and lag. Now for about the past month its been nearly unbearable with horrible lag, long boot times and constant pinwheels. After using it for about a day, snow will be using nearly all 6gb of my ram. I've seen it down to just 1mb free once. Even on a fresh boot it will use 1.7gb before I open anything. I just tried opening disk utility and it took 25 seconds to load. Doing something simple like saving a picture in firefox can take 20 seconds before the save menu comes out. Saving a picture in photoshop will take nearly a minute. I cant find anything using an unusual amount of processes (biggest one is firefox with around 450mb used). When I boot up, it takes about a minute just to load to the login screen, THEN about 4 minutes while at the login screen before I can type anything in. I've cleared my caches, ran updates, repaired disk permissions and booted up in 32bit mode and nothing has worked. Specs: Snow Leopard 10.6.2 Core 2 Quad 2.2ghz Gigabyte EP35-DS4 6gb DDR2 250gb Seagate 7200.11 OS drive, 500gb 7200.10 main storage drive plus 4 other drives with a total storage of around 3TB. All I can think of is its a hard drive or ram issue. Any ideas on what could be the cause or how I can fix it?
  5. Snow Leopard with ICH9

    I have snow leopard installed on my Gigabyte EP35-DS4 which has the ICH9 sata controller. Everything works fine except I can hardly use Disk Utility or about this mac > Serial-ATA. I'm trying to clone one of my hard drives to another drive and everytime I open up disk utility I just get the spinning pinwheel and after about a minute of waiting I can finally click on stuff but I am unable to restore any drive. When I drag and drop a partition in restore nothing happens. Or when I can start the restore, I get an instant error message saying 'could not validate sizes - Operation not permitted'. I also get a bit of lag when opening up files or a drive. Its almost like the drive spun down and is having to spin back up but it happens constantly and I have power down hard drives disabled in energy saver. The .kexts I'm using that are sata related are AHCIPortInjector.kext, JMicronATA.kext and IOAHCIBlockSTorageInjector.kext along with a DSDT.aml. I'm running an Intel Core 2 Quad with 6gb of ram. I used the same setup under Leopard and everything worked fine, anything SATA related is set to AHCI mode. I also have 7 hard drives (all sata) in my computer (2x 250gb, 2x 500gb and 3x 750gb) and a SATA dvd drive.
  6. I have an HP DV9700t; C2D, 8600m laptop. So far I have gotten everything working except I can not get sleep and the battery to show up and work together. I have a DSDT file and when I use it I get full sleep support but I have no battery icon. The most I get is a battery tab in energy saver. Without the DSDT file, I get full battery support (except it cant calculate time remaining) but when I put the laptop to sleep it only turns off the display while keeping everything else running. I have to do a hard shutdown to get it going again. I've been messing around with editing the DSDT file, but I dont know too much of what I'm doing and have been pretty unsuccessful. I think I have 2 options; fix my DSDT file or find/fix a .kext file and do without the dsdt. I'm using the following VoodooBattery.kext and SleepEnabler.kext and they are both the latest versions and work with snow leopard.
  7. HP DV Series Whitelist BIOS hack

    As far as I can tell, the bios hack was successful for me. I dont have my new wireless card yet to test it with though. Running an HP DV9700t and started out with the f.59 bios.
  8. HP DV Series Whitelist BIOS hack

    I'm using a DV 9700t with the f.59 bios on it right now. I'm planning on getting a new wireless card soon and thought I'd go ahead and patch my bios. Just so I'm 100% clear and so I dont screw up my laptops bios, I just need to download the patched bios in this post, then follow your directions in the first post?
  9. HP DV9700 and other similar laptops

    I'm going to bump this up again now that I have time to mess around with this more. I just wiped out my snow leopard drive to start over using a DSDT and /extras folder for a more clean install. I couldnt make a DSDT.aml file for some reason, so I'm just going to use Sok5's that he uploaded. The only problem is for some reason I can not get it to boot at all. Everytime I turn it on, I just get the blinky underscore which means no OS found or something of the sort. I've used about 5 different 'boot' files and none of them work. That 'boot' file in the root of the drive is the only file I need for the bootloader, right? Has anyone else had any recent success with this? silentkiller, I've never seen anything like that. It is a graphic of sleep mode issue though. I would work on getting the graphics working first though if I were you.
  10. I keep my operating system drives separate from my data drives. Right now I have a 250gb HD that has leopard on it and a 500gb drive that has all my data (about 400gb). I use another 500gb drive for time machine that will back up only my Leopard drive. I have another 750gb drive that I backup my 500gb data drive (plus my TV recording drive, but thats not as important) to. Right now the only way I can backup my data onto the 750gb drive is to manually go in and erase the drive then copy all the data back onto it again. Is there any way I can make an automated backup of my data drive to the 750gb drive? It doesnt have to be with time machine, it could be any program as long as it makes a full backup at least once a week I'll be happy.
  11. How to know if CI/QE is enabled ?

    I haven't found anywhere that says if its enabled or not, but I've found that if the menu bar is translucent everything else works fine. It is kinda annoying how there is no easy way to tell like in Leopard though.
  12. HP DV9700 and other similar laptops

    I have used this guide twice now to install snow leopard on my DV 9700t, and it worked both times. After running the program you download for it, all I have to do is install, and once it boots up I just need keyboard, mouse, sound, battery and video drivers. For keyboard and mouse, I was successful with using AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext and VoodooPS2controller.kext from voodoo. I installed them using .kext helper. For video I just added an efi string to com.apple.boot.plist. I still dont have sound and battery. I tried the VoodooHDA.kext and that didnt work. For battery, its somewhat detected fresh from the install. When I go to energy saver, I have options for battery and power adapter, but it shows current charge for battery is 0%, wont let me put the battery status in menu bar, and doesn't know when I'm running on battery. Scratch the audio problem, I just got that working. I installed voodooHDA using kext helper, then removed AppleHDA.kext from system/library/extensions and it works now. Dastan, since macs dont have a finger print reader with them, I highly doubt that will work. Edit: What do I need to do to change my mac model from Mac Pro to a macbook pro? I've installed Voodoobattery.kext and I still cant get full battery support. Could part of the problem be that snow leopard thinks its running on a mac pro and thus shouldnt have a battery?
  13. HP Dv6000 & Dv9000 Intel Only

    Thanks for the .kext's, but I somehow have both keyboard and mouse working now. Not sure how though, but they both work. I just need to get the audio and battery to work. I'm more concerned about getting the audio to work now though. btw, I started a thread for these laptops in the 10.6 forum.
  14. Has anyone else installed snow leopard on their HP laptop successfully? I have a DV 9700t and I have a near perfect snow leopard install that has been easier to install than regular Leopard. I was also able to upgrade to 10.6.1 by using software update with no problems. For the install, I loaded up iDeneb on a hard drive and used this guide for the install. It booted up with no problems the first try. The main problems that I know of are my trackpad and keyboard dont work (having to use a usb keyboard/mouse), audio isnt detected and neither is the battery. I read through this post and downloaded that users /extra/ folder and after some tweaking I have gotten mixed results with getting audio, the keyboard and mouse working. I got the audio working first, but when I got the keyboard and mouse working, the audio stopped. My track pad also seems to work for just a few minutes after boot then stop. Known to work without installing something: Full graphics support Ethernet Bluetooth All 3 USB Fully fictional sleep Not tested yet: Firewire SD reader HDMI, VGA or Svideo Not working/not working fully: Webcam was detected during user account setup, but no picture available. Wireless; 4965 agn Built-in keyboard Trackpad Audio with the alc 268 chip Of course there still arnt drivers for the wireless. I'm about to buy one off ebay as soon as I figure out what the best would be. Specs: Model: HP DV9700t C2D 2.2ghz 3gb ram 8600m, 512mb. 1680x1050 resolution
  15. HP Dv6000 & Dv9000 Intel Only

    I used this guide to install snow leopard on my HP dv 9700t. Installed just fine the first time I tried it, and I just used an external hard drive instead of a flash drive. I'm not sure why all the guides say flash drive, when a hard drive is actually faster and works just the same. So far I've only found 4 things not working; keyboard, track pad, battery and audio. I just fixed audio though. sok5, I downloaded your /extra/ folder and pretty much just copied everything in it to my /extra/ folder. That gave me audio, but I still dont have a working keyboard or trackpad, and the battery isnt being detected. I'll try your method out on a different partition and see what that gets me.