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  1. philminatz

    OS X on Virtualbox: Has it been done?

    I followed this procedure, all the links to x64 audio are dead there: http://www.sysprobs.com/install-mac-snow-l...-apple-intel-pc Haven't found anything elsewhere yet on x64 audio...
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    OS X on Virtualbox: Has it been done?

    Confirmed working on Win7x64 with VB 3.2.8, Empire EFI, Snowleopard. Not working: Audio, Firewire Firewire and audio would be a HUGE thing here, because all kinds of Audio/Film editing enthusiasts would {censored} their britches to have OSX virtualized so they can interact with their mac brethren without giving up their setup.
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    x38

    Hey, thanks for the help. I went with 800 because of price...leaving the door open to get ddr3 when the prices drop. So far, this has been fine because I'm not gaming. I do audio/sampling which definitely requires power, but 800 has been plenty. Also, I chose the Maximus because I want to leave the door open for overclocking when I reach the end of the product cycle and may need to squeeze more juice. I'm not overclocking yet and all voltages/timings are set to auto. Back on subject, I think the jmicron was the problem previously because the kernel panics were all pointing to either the jmicron kext or one of the other kexts related to disk management. I suppose it could still be the memory but I doubt it only because other people with the same or similar setup had the jmicron or ICH9R panics. But one thing I really would like to know before I go forward is if running osx with this setup can possibly damage the RAM or anything else. I know of at least a few other people running the Maximus mobo but they are all <4gb ram. I wouldn't think the OS could damage it, as long as I haven't messed with the voltages/timings, but I'd love to get a confirmation on that.
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    x38

    Well, it didn't last! It turned out to be the jmicron controller that was causing the kernel panics. So, I tried unplugging the jmicron drives and disabling it in the bios. It ran fine on 8gb for a few minutes, and then TRAGEDY!!! Kernel panic and then, to my horror, I discover that one of my memory sticks bit the dust. At least I hope it was the memory stick and not something in the motherboard. But after testing it, it appears to be the stick. It was A-data memory, which is listed as safe in the Maximus manual. So now I'm worried about continuing my OSX journey. Anyone have a clue about this? Coincidence? Could OSx or one of the drivers really wreck the memory? Or maybe it was just a DOA stick that hadn't been pushed yet? I could really use some advice on this one!
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    x38

    Cool, I think I have it all set now. I used the ioata patch from here: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...mp;#entry642979 and removed appleViaAta.kext. No more 4gb+ woes!!! Let's hope it lasts!
  6. Yeah, sorry, my mistake. It worked this time. I'll let you know if it stops my 4gb+ kernel panics as well...
  7. see my sig for mobo, etc. My main drive is on the ichx controller. The system simply won't boot if I remove appleViaAta. I'll give this another go, hopefully it will allow me to use my 8gb. so far the only thing that prevents the random kernel panics under load is maxmem=2048.
  8. Yeah, I'd like to know too. I actually installed the first version, removed appleVIAATA.kext and jmicronata.kext and I got kernel panic at boot. Basically, it couldn't function without the jmicronata.kext if I had the jmicron controller active. And it couldn't function without appleVIAATA.kext at all. I suppose I could have made a mistake somewhere, but I doubt it as I tried twice.
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    x38

    Is anyone running with more than 4gb memory without kernel panics? If I use 4+gb, I get them even with jmicron controller disabled in bios.
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    How replace kexts on kernal panic

    Yeah, thanks i just found that. (I was looking in /dev for it).
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    How replace kexts on kernal panic

    I got that part, but isn't that command prompt for the boot disk itself? I was unable to get to, for example, my user documents folder to move the files. -Thanks
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    How replace kexts on kernal panic

    I have the exact same problem, I took out appleviaata.kext and i get panic on boot. Safe mode won't get me in. How can we get to a command prompt and copy the files back?! I have Kalyway, is there a way to do it from the install disk's command prompt?
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    x38

    Keep in mind, my 4700 geekbench is with q6600 2.4ghz -not- overclocked. I hope this is standard score for this setup. So far, the 2gb limit has worked without crashes. Let's see if it stays that way...if it does remain stable, then the issue is the jmicron with 4gb+ memory. It would be nice to run at full capacity!
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    x38

    I just ran geekbench again this morning and got 4716. This is with the 2GB memory limit hack. So there's your answer to the memory question! Weird. I read somewhere else on the forum that if you have 4GB or more with a jmicron controller, you get the kernel panics and so forth. So maybe that's why the score was 4696 yesterday and higher today after limiting the memory. Oh by the way, this is with the 32-bit. It wouldn't let me do the 64bit without buying the full version. Here is the memory thing I was talking about. Put this in com.apple.Boot.plist: <string>debug=0x100 maxmem=2048</string> The debug command makes it do a screen dump when you get a kernel panic so you can see what the heck happened. And of course, the maxmem makes it so OSX can only see that amount of memory. Here's the thread where I got that: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=79019 (see SocialSwimmer about 3/4 down tha page) I'll let you know my results later after I run Logic and hopefully don't get a kernel panic!
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    x38

    My geekbench was 4696 I think, I'll have to run it again tomorrow. Unfortunately, upon my last attempt at using AHCI it simply didn't boot, it stuck at the white screen with grey apple. I have tried a hack I saw somewhere else on the forum where you limit memory to 2GB in the boot settings. It has worked so far but I will not know until tomorrow after I have pushed it some...
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