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    [GUIDE] Chameleon 2 RAID - More complete tutorial

    I just successfully used SuperDuper to clone a working Snow Leopard install to a pair of Apple software raid0 SSDs. Once my clone backup was bootable, I installed Chameleon RC4 to the two RAID slices. I then used Netkas' EFI v10.6 to replace both boot files, which means I do not need graphics strings for my 8600GT. With my working DSDT (no sleep) I only use fakesmc.kext and OpenHaltRestart.kext (and a modified Airport family kext for native 64-bit Atheros airport.) Thanks.
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    D-Link DWA-547 with Atheros 5008 will not work

    Please list what is in your Extra/Extensions folder? And did you compile your own DSDT.aml or use the lifehacker version?
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    D-Link DWA-547 with Atheros 5008 will not work

    Yes. I'm using the card now. But you ned to force your SL install to boot in 32-bit mode. Add a kernel flag to your com.apple.boot.plist in /Extra arch=i386, x86_32 (I think this is correct, do a quick search.)
  4. I finally got this done. After formatting every USB stick I could get my hands on to FAT16 (I think) and trying all kinds of voodoo, I discovered a leather covered 128MB, already formatted to FAT, which saved me. So my G33M-S2 is up to the latest firmware, and AHCI BIOS takes a good 10 seconds less to load. But now my CPU fan is spinning at 1800 RPM and driving me crazy (where it used to spin at ~1200.) I must have changed something in the setup, or the new BIOS is trying to keep temps down. Arrrgh.
  5. Exactly as I experienced. Hitting return seems to hang my system, forcing a hard reset. Will keep trying, thanks. (After spending a small fortune on an SSD as a startup disk, waiting 10 seconds plus for the AHCI BIOS to load is driving me insane.)
  6. Thanks for the reply. I formatted the USB to FAT32, and I have legacy support on. But I will double check and try again with a different USB stick.
  7. I am trying to update to the latest version of the G33M-S2 bios. Q-flash on this mobo does not seem to support USB drives, though. It looks for a floppy drive (I haven't owned a floppy drive since last century.) And as I do not have access to a Windows PC (nor Parallels) I don't know how to make a bootable USB stick to run the standalone Gigabyte flash utility. Any thoughts?
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    What network cards work?

    The DWA 556 works beautifully as a native Airport Express card on my GA-G33M-S2. It only operates on the 2.4GHz band though (not dual-band/MIMO 5GHz0 so I have received and am testing the Mini PCI-E / PCI-E adapter MP2W (vers. 2.11 with 2.4/5.8G antennas) and a native Atheros Mini PCI-E Wireless N card pulled from a MacBook. This should result in native 2.4GHz/5GHz operation with my Airport Extreme and Mac Mini.
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    Putting an Intel D945GCLF Motherboard into a G4 Cube case

    Here is the Powerlogix PowerCube Enclosure from OWC. They are a highly reputable business in the Mac community, and many people at CubeOwner are happy with their PowerCubes. To make fitting of the D945GCLF (that really rolls nicely off the tongue) easier, I had intended to desolder the unused serial, printer and keyboard/mouse ports. I wonder is this possible without damaging the board?
  10. Here is the information I was referring to. http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/archives/aug04/...04.html#S17946v My earlier post was not strictly correct, It seems many MDD and G5 models have FireWire voltage up to 28V, which is supplied by the unique 28V rail on Power Mac PSUs, from early G4s up to the G5 models. The 28V rail supplied power to connected ADC displays (Apple Display Connector.)
  11. I know that Apple FireWire ports often supply up to 28V, which may be higher than what the onboard FireWire chip was able to handle. There have been multiple issues with Apple FireWire and USB ports causing other devices to blow up as a result of supplying too much power.
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    Which Wireless PCI Adapter Works

    I am using the PCI-E version of this card, the DWA 556, which has the same Atheros chipset. It has been working flawlessly on 10.5.2 since I installed it. (Hardware version A1, or 1.0A, IIRC)
  13. I have overcome my kernel panics with the following system; GA-G33M-S2 (not the DS2R model, which would have been a smarter buy) Intel E8400 3.0GHz 45nm 2x2GB 800MHz DDR2 2x500GB WD SATA HD nVidia 8600GT 256MB I am running 10.5.2 with a Retail DVD install and using the EFI boot.plist string, replacement 9.2 (sleep/shotdown fix) kernel and have deleted the Jmicron .kext and started using AHCI mode. Which means I only have 2xSATA ports available. No DVD drive at the moment, so I am going to get a PCI-E SATA adapter using the SiI 3132 chip to get my SATA DVD drive back (and a spare SATA port.)
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