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    512 MB Nvidia cards - 8500 & 7600 problems

    i had the same problem of long pause after upgrading to 10.5.2. Someone suggested and I used the netkas 9.2.0 kernel to fix this problem. Now, I have a near perfect installation.
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    Two different machines, same problem

    Did you select any extra drivers for audio, graphics etc under custom install? If so, try not selecting any driver and see if it helps. Alternatively, boot with -v option and post what error you are getting.
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    Installing Ubuntu after Bootcamp + Windows Install

    See my sig. My default OS is XP. Then I installed Leo and finally Ubuntu. I am triple booting all this using XP bootloader boot.ini. I have yet to see another person on this forum who use boot.ini like I do. Simple and efficient. No need to mess with GRUB, Darwin etc. But to each their preferences. When I installed Ubuntu, I loaded the bootloader ONLY to the partition when I installed Ubuntu and not the MBR. It all depends whether you want GRUB, Darwin or boot.ini
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    Leopard won't work on Pentium 4

    Try this. If your CPU supports SSE3, do not select the SSE2 and the vanilla options. Also, do not select any drivers whatsoever. See this works. When I had the P4 3.0, I followed this routine using kalyway's 10.5.1 and it worked for me.
  5. Hi, Not hackintosh related, but I thought I'd ask here. I'm shifting homes, and am planning on taking my hack CPU along with me, the one in my sig. It will be packed in a cardboard box with foam/thermocol protection on 2 sides. My worry is regarding checking this package as it will definitely not be allowed in hand-carry due to it's size. I would definitely stick "fragile" stickers on all the sides. Do you recommend removing the HDDs or should they be able to withstand the shock and vibration of being handled by the ground staffs? Thank you.
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    How hard?

    Depends on which you want as your default OS. Almost all the threads I read about dual or multi-booting, the suggestion is always about either darwin or grub. No one suggests using windows boot loader. Look at my sig. I am using XP as my default OS for now and am triple booting XP, Leo and Ubuntu using Windows boot.ini. No messing around with your MBR or editing of Grub commands. Any problem, just restore your boot.ini file. But, this is just my preference. I have not read a single other post suggesting boot.ini method. If you are interested, I will try to post a step-by-step guide from what I can remember.
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    Nvidia GeForce 8500GT 512Mb

    I installed kalyway, and used the "NVInstallerV.33.pkg" driver and so far the display "seems" to be working fine. I have still not got the opportunity to test on dual monitor, so I cannot comment on that aspect. Now, I am not getting any mouse tear and QE is supported. I was getting mouse tear on my older pc with ATI X300 and QE was not supported on that one. So, if you tried some other drivers, why not give this one a try and see if it works with Iatkos? Graphics by NVIDIA: Chipset Model: Graphics by NVIDIA Type: Display Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x16 VRAM (Total): 512 MB Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x0421 Revision ID: 0x00a1 ROM Revision: NVinject 0.2.1 Displays: Display Connector: Status: No display connected SAMTRON: Resolution: 1024 x 768 @ 85 Hz Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Hardware Accelerated Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Supported Rotation: Supported Hope this helps.
  8. Wow!!! Thanks for this simple, precise and wonderful guide. I was spending many sleepless nights trying to figure out why my installation would pause for a long period of 2 - 3 minutes after updating to kalyway 10.5.2 I must have done a countless installation with different options trying to figure out the delay. I also could not comprehend when people recommended using netkas' 9.2.0 kernel to fix it. I never read or knew about the kalyway_10.5.2_kernels.mpkg process. Now, following your guide, I have a (so far) perfect hack with everything working. I still have to see if dual monitor is working or not. But, that will be yet some other time. The time I saved by going through your guide, I used to figure out how to get ubuntu into a trilogy. Now, I have a triple boot - XP, OSX and Ubuntu using the windows boot.ini bootloader. BTW, I loaded up my Kalyway installation DVD and went into Disk Utility and made a backup DVD of my Leopard installation partition. It created a "Leopard.dmg" file of about 2.75 GB. When I booted into Leo, I opened this file and it mounted the file showing 30 GB (the size of my Leo partition). My question is - will I be able to restore this file in case I would have to setup OSX all over again? Thank you once again.
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    Dual boot Leopard + XP

    @ dying4004, sorry I did not see your query sooner. I never copied the file from the dvd. I downloaded it from the net. I'm not sure from where, so I've attached it to this reply. Also, I read in some other thread about someone who had put the extra line in boot.ini in upper case / capital letters and someone suggested to type in lower case, but not sure if this is a problem as there was no update from that user whether it worked or not. BTW, I just successfully installed and am triple-booting XP, OSX and Ubuntu all using only boot.ini chain0.rar
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    Xtorrent can't register serial

    I don't have any specific advice to help on your topic, but seeing that you have a hackintosh, I assume you should also be having Windows (unless the other is a Linux or other OS). I found "Bit Che" a very useful and effective software for searching for torrents. Hope this helps. (Site seems down as of posting this)
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    NVinject = Slow boot times

    I too am getting the same problem as someguy360. Booting up in -v mode shows all the usual information loading. (Ever since I changed to AHCI, I am getting an additional error shown in my sig.) Everything from the time of pressing -v upto the line localhost /usr/sbin/ocspd[76]: starting takes about 25 - 30 seconds. After this, it boots directly into the OS, but the time in between is like 2 to 2 n 1/2 minutes. I was about to post here, but saw SG's problem relates to mine. It never occured to me that it could be something to do with nvinject. I used NVInstallerV.33.pkg to install. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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    Dual boot Leopard + XP

    @hockey2112, look at my sig, 2nd hack. I installed on separate disks and used chain0 to select osx. My default OS is XP. As for removing disks during installation, I never actually removed the disks, but went into BIOS and changed the order in which to boot the disks. I have installed both ways, 1st XP 2nd Leo and 1st Leo 2nd XP. But since on 2 different disks, I don't risk corrupting any boot loaders.
  13. Cannot help you regarding the "slow" factor, but what options did you choose while installing. When in "customize" option, select vanilla and mbr options. Do not select any other files for drivers etc. This worked for me. Hope this helps.
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    Serial ATA displaying as IDE?

    Well, I sorted things out myself. I thought of giving it a try again. I switched the drive cables and ran setup again. This time around, the installer identified only one drive, the WD5000AAKS. So, I thought why not give it a try. I removed the other 2 disks and ran setup without selecting any custom files and installed using mbr. The installation stalled at "a minute left" dialog. Then, I shut down and restarted and this time selected only the vanilla kernel. Now installation is successful, with network working out of the box. Only problems so far, audio and QE in display property not working.