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  1. Did you find any fix for your reboot problem? I seem to have the problem. I am using Asus p5rd1-vm board
  2. OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"

    What about the iscsi support that was going to be included in Leopard? Yes I know about GlabalSan iscsi and it sucks. Mac mini lock up left and right while using GlobalSan.
  3. NP! Thanks for the try though. Anyone else have any ideas?
  4. Well, Maybe it once was free.... from the website..... SwitchResX is distributed as shareware, and registration is 14 €. This means you can try the program without any limitation for a period of 10 days: The distributed version is identical to the registered version. After this 10-day period, if you want to continue to use it, you should register. The preferences that you defined won't be loaded or saved any more until you enter the code that you'll be given after registration. I just think the MAC OS should be able to do this, and I should not have to pay $20 to get it to play well with my monitor.
  5. I have video issues with my mac mini. I need to force a specific resolution. * The mac mini (os 10.5.2 -- or .3 whatever is the newest update ) is my media computer connected dvi to the tv. This is not the problem. * I occasionally use the mini for making home movies but too cumbersome with the tv, so I unplug the mini and relocate it to my office to work. I connect it via vga cable to my ViewSonic 19 widescreen 1440x900 @60hz. This works with one VGA cable I have. I have two other ones that can't autodetect the display. I then only have the option of 1400x1008. This is a resized distorted image. I need to know how to force the mini to use 1440x900. I also tested all three cables with my pc and autodetect is fine (ie I get the correct 1440x900 resolution). So I can't fault the cables. Someone will ask -- why I don't just use the the one vga cable that works..... Well one that does not work (at correct resolution) is a 50ft vga. This way I can leave the mini where it is at and still work on it in the office. I do not want to force a resolution at startup like this thread.... http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=83245 Because it's normal resolution is 1920x1080 when attached to tv. Unless I use the boot loader and maybe have two boot options, default with no options and then another to force into 1440x900. I have tried the utility DisplayConfigX. However it is not freeware and does not support this resolution in unregistered mode. Sorry but not even gonna think about buying it if I can't test it. But really -- I don't like the idea of buying anything for this problem because the OS has no reason not to be able to use this resolution. Well, I guess that is my opinion, the mini seems to have a different opinion. Ideas? -Chris
  6. Thanks for the input! If you run into any other tips, let me know and I'll add it to first post.
  7. DaxTsurugi I have something I did not see on your list on the first page $hdiutil burn filename.iso or $hdiutil burn -noburnverify filename.iso This will not do any verify and be much faster I can kick off a burn in the two seconds to type hdiutil burn filename.iso vs. the navigating and clicking around with a gui burning app. I had to research it and others might find it useful
  8. Thanks for the info, I will try my 1450. I did specify in the howto on first post to NOT select video drivers. That was my downfall as well. I know the ical does not work
  9. I wonder if you need to use the boot option of "cpus=1". I think this first showed up (in this thread) for post 147link to post Alex,You system is at least simplar to mine Dell i9300. My Kally Install thread.I can't say I had the same problem. Mine did not get as far as the blue installer screen. My question to you is:Did you use the -legacy boot option? Mine did not need that boot option for the dvd, however the post install needs that option.If you get further, you might want to NOT select any video drivers at the installer. My lockups were the video dirver themselves. When I installed with no video drivers, I goot a clean install with no lockups.
  10. What are the specs of your laptop? CPU/Video, etc, etc
  11. I updated the "Additional Steps" to include the Titan install. I have limited time to play with all this. -Question I assume your 1450 works. Do you get g connection out of it (54mb)? I believe I have a 1450 also. I have 3 the Intel 2200 (I have read on here there is driver for it), the 1450 and 1350. I have the 1350 in right now. I didn't feel like fiddeling with it. I have not played with any real apps. Mostly just Firefox and this website
  12. That is the problem I had when I selected the nvidia drivers. I did the install without selecting any video drivers. Also boot with the option -v. When I was having problems I actually pulled out the digital camera and took pictures before the reboots with the -v. This is the picture of my problems with nvinjectgo. My confusion was that this driver looks like it loads correctly and everything is ok. It was not until I removed the video drivers, that I got a bootable system. -Chris
  13. I wrotup my steps to install on Dell Inspiron 9300. Not sure if it helps anyone but I also wanted to collect my own steps and extra drivers in case I have to redo. http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=78123
  14. Some info on Kaly 10.5 on a Dell Inspiron 9300 (aka i9300). See http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...7069&st=700 for info on this dvd. Thanks Kaly and Dune31 for their hard work! My System: Dell Inspiron 9300: #This post is really only for issues regarding the i9300/XPS Gen2 2 Ghz Pentium-M Processor, 2MB Cache, 533MHz FSB (THIS IS SSE2 ONLY!) Nvidia Geforce 6800 Go 256MB WUXGA TrueLife(1920 x 1200) 1.2 GB RAM 80 GB Hard Drive DVDRW Optical Drive Dell True Mobile 1350: This one works with no additional steps I have this one installed Other Wireless Cards: Dell True Mobile 1450: No info yet Intel PRO 2200 B/G: Here is the posting for the Drivers I have not tried this yet! *Thanks jalavoui At this writing There is enough HW working to call it a successful install. I will keep this first post updated with as more info becomes functional. Tested Working: Nvidia GeForce 6800 Go @ 1920x1200 with QE! Using this driver Keyboard and Trackpad Media Buttons on front! Wireless via Dell 1350 USB Ports (External Mouse) Sound DVDRW _NEC DVD+/-RW ND-6500A Test Burn with hdiutil Tested not working: SD CardReader I'm still searching for a possible extension that will work. WIP: (Work in progress) Should Work (not tested): Have not tested: FireWire (I do not have any FireWire devices) PCMCIA Slot Netgear Gige PCMCIA Broadcom 10/100 NIC Audio in/out Modem (Whats this for??!?!) UMMM I have not used a modem in years Disclaimer **** Some tasks are not for beginners. Anything to do with ghost, vmware guests should be done by someone experienced with those products. I chose ghost so I can reformat the WHOLE drive as needed without worrying about my Windows side. If you do not know what to do with ghost, this post is NOT meant as tutorial for ghost or vmware fusion. I am only describing what steps I took!**** Also -- I wrote all this from memory, it is possible that some steps are not entirely accurate. If you find something that needs changing, let me know and I will edit. The pre-install: * Backup my XP partition with ghost32.exe. Ghost is a program that will copy the contents of a whole partition into one file. You can then restore the partition after the OSX install. 0. Manually backup any REALLY important data 1. Remove HD for laptop and install into usb external case. 2. Fire up Window Guest OS (using Vmware fusion) on my Mac Mini. 3. Use ghost32 to copy my fat32 partition into file on the mac mini 4. Remove and reinstall HD into i9300 5. As of now, I have not had to make any changes to my bios settings Kaly OS DVD 1. Read at least the first 10 pages of this post. http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...7069&st=700 Most possible problems have been addressed in the first few pages. You will learn where to get the DVD. 2. Use the torrent to get the iso in zip format. 3. I downloaded the zip to the mini. Once downloaded open terminal to check checksum. $ md5 -q (name of zip file) It should match what Kaly has on first page. 4. Unzip (use winrar if unzipping on windows). I used Apple Archive Utility (/System/Library/CoreServices/Archive Utility) 5. Check the checksum of the iso file $ md5 -q (name of iso file) 5. Burn the iso. In OSX you can burn easily from the command line. $ hdiutil burn (name of iso file) -Want it to burn faster? $ hdiutil burn -noverifyburn (name of iso file) -- It simply does not verify the condition of the burn BUT don't complain if the disk has ISSUES. Kally DVD Install: 1. Shove the disk in and boot off it. My i9300 did not have any issues booting off the DVD. I can't speak for other SSE2 computers. 2. As soon as you can, click on Utilities/Disk Utility I let the installer repartition my whole disk, since I will restore Windows later. 3. Select the partition scheme you want, for me it was two partitions. Then look at the "options" button below your two partitions. Select either MBR or GUID options. I used MBR because I have no knowledge of GUID. 4. I canged the sizes of the partitions to 50gb HFS+ Journeled and 23GB for FAT. The Windows partition needs to be larger than the data saved in preinstall step #3. 5. After applying the changes -- Go back to installer 6. After selecting the install disk hit continue then "customize"!!!! This is important! 7. In the customize screen 7a. Deselect both the vanilla kernels. This is for SSE3 systems only. The i9300 is SSE2 only. 7b. Select SSE2 option 7c. As tempting as it is, do not select the NVinjectGo extensions. After all the reboots AFTER I installed this extension, the laptop would lockup. 7d. IMPORTANT!! Expand the bootloader section. Choose the option that matches step #3. If you formatted for MBR then select MBR. If you choose GUID, then select GUID. IMPORTANT!! If these items do not match -- You will have the dredded blinking cursor when you reboot and you will have to sit through the install again. 8. The only two items should be SSE2 and MBR OR GUID. So SSE2 + MBR OR SSE2 + GUID I don not know if both matter, I can only say I selected one. 9. Let it rip. I did not time the last install but I think around 30 mins. 10. IMPORTANT!! Jiggle the mouse! Not sure what the time period is but I seemed to freeze up on the install if I just left it alone. So abut every 5-10 mins I would move the mouse around and click a few times. If it freezes up, you will not see the mouse on the screen and caps lock button will not work. If that happens, power cycle the laptop and start over -- This time jiggle the mouse around. 11. After install is complete, take the install disk out and boot into Kaly's OSX. Additional Steps/Drivers: I will update this with steps needed to make additional HW work. 1. Video Driver install -- I used this thread as reference. This is only for 6800go on i9300. Thanks Dense for your posts! http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...80&p=270458 1.a Download Titan.kext http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Titan as root, copy it into /System/Library/Extensions ensure owner:group is and permissions are 755 or just copythis line, chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/Titan.kext;chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/Titan.kext 1.b Edit the following two files: /System/Library/Extensions/NVDANV40Hal.kext/Contents/Info.plist /System/Library/Extensions/NVDANV40Hal.kext/Contents/Info.plist !!!For both of these files, Change the line that says: <string>0x004010de&0xfff0ffff 0x00f010de&0xfff0ffff 0x022010de&0xfff0ffff 0x014010de&0xfff0ffff 0x016010de&0xfff0ffff 0x009010de&0xfff0ffff 0x01d010de&0xfff0ffff 0x039010de&0xfff0ffff 0x029010de&0xfff0ffff</string> To Read: <string>0x00c810de</string> 1.c Reboot and you should have 1920x1200. 2. Here is my /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist: Insidious:SystemConfiguration root# more com.apple.Boot.plist <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>-legacy</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>10</string> </dict> </plist> com.apple.Boot.plist (END) 3. Windows Key. 3a. /System Preferences/Keyboard & Mouse/Keyboard/Modifier Keys Change Option Key to Command Key Restore Windows Partition: 1. Pull the disk back out and install into usb. Plug into mac mini. 2. In Windows Guest OS from the mac mini, use ghost32 to restore the windows partition. Make sure that you select the correct drive and the correct partition. You can mess up a lot of work if you are not careful 3. Reinstall the drive and test boot Windows As I said in the beginning, I will update items as I get them working. Have fun -Chris
  15. SSE2 successful install in Dell Inspiron 9300. My previous problems seemed to be with the nvidia drivers. I installed with ONLY sse2 and efi_mbr. This resulted in a bootable system. Thanks Kaly and Dune and everyone else for their work!