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About clv101

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  1. I run a Hackintosh as it's much cheaper and I like OSX. I spent around £300 and got a 3GHz C2D, 4GB RAM system... it's faster than a Mac Mini in every way and at least £100 cheaper. It gets an Xbench score of ~164, not bad for £300. I also have the new aluminium USB Apple Keyboard... so it feels like a Mac!
  2. My system is now virtually perfect now - the only "problem" is that Finder doesn't see my Window shares, however that's overcome just by entering the IP of the destination. So Generally I'm there now. I have TimeMachine set up with a 2nd internal drive. I have all my software on there now... so all's good. Just need a few days to get comfortable with it I guess.
  3. Thanks! That works great. How can I make a "one-click" shortcut that?
  4. I don't think it's really in a different class to the GA-P35C-DS3. In what way is it better? Regarding how good a Hackintosh is - if a MacMini is powerful enough for you and isn't missing any really important features you need then I'd say it's better for you than a Hackintosh. I spent £300 on my Hackintosh, ~£100 less than the entry Mini and got a 3GHz CPU, 4GB, faster/larger HDD and faster video. That said I don't totally trust it yet, not like I'd trust a real Mac. I only did the 2nd install yesterday and once I've added my software, bookmarks, user data etc. we'll see. I've yet to explore TimeMachine - maybe once I've got that working reliably my confidence might improve.
  5. Can you see network shares on other computers in Finder? Did LAN work "out of the box" or did you add a kext?
  6. Just to report - Sleep works perfectly!
  7. Well, I installed from scratch again, only took a couple of hours so not too much trouble really. Thanks for the tips.
  8. I have the same problem - can't see network shares through Finder. I can ping the other systems okay, I can set up an FTP server and move data that way, just can't browse through Finder. Anyone have a solution?
  9. I recently got a 500GB drive 2nd hand, a Seagate 7200.10. Couldn't work out how to clone my old install onto it so started from scratch. Following the tutorial worked well. I installed Kalyway 10.5.1 with GUID, then added 10.5.2 exactly as detailed at the top of the thread. LAN worked out of the box. Added the audio kext fine (alc889a), added video with the latest NVinject Installer, added the "maxmem" string to cap RAM to 3.5GB. To Do List: Whilst LAN worked out of the box and I can get on-line through my router with DHCP, Finder can't see my network shares. I can ping my Vista box but can't actually browse it through Finder. How do I fix this? "sudo shutdown -h now" does work to shut down the system, but I'd really like to be able to make it sleep. As anyone got this Gigabyte board to sleep and wakeup? Fix the "About This Mac". Guess I should do this, not really important though. The LAN and Sleep problems are a bit of a shame, other than that the system works great. My Xbench score is up from 156.15 to 165.95 thanks to faster hard drive mainly I think.
  10. Carbon Copy Cloner harddrive won't boot

    Has anyone done this successfully?
  11. Does anyone know how to do this?
  12. I have OS X installed on an old-ish 200GB SATA drive. I’m using Kalyway GUID EFI. I want to move the install on to a new 500GB SATA drive. I’d like just one large 500GB partition on the new drive. How do I do this? What software do I need to use to clone/ghost onto the new drive, make it bootable and then enlarge the partition? I guess it’s not the end of the world if I have to make a new ~300GB partition on the 500GB drive though. Is there a simple tutorial somewhere to do this? I couldn’t find anything.
  13. 10.5.2

    Earlier in this thread?
  14. Carbon Copy Cloner harddrive won't boot

    I want to do just this - well, go from an old 200GB SATA drive to a new 500GB SATA drive. How do I do it?
  15. I'd be interested in this - I have a decent OSx86 install now, but it's on a pretty old and slow drive. I'd like to move it on to a new, faster drive but I'm not sure how to do it.