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  1. Hi FransNetwork. Great post. Thanks. I have been away from doing this for several years, and this is great place to start. The HP DC7x00 series are a great. They are cheap as businesses regularly rotate their lease stock, and very well made, with absolutely explicit documentation available online (including EVERY BIOS setting). Is it possible you actually have a DC7800 SFF rather than the (very small) USDT? The USDT cannot take a PCIE card, but the SFF can, its not a biggie, but there are some MB differences.. I have both, but my first foray will be to attempt this on a USDT model. Ill let you know how it goes. Cheers.
  2. Hi There, Any chance you could list the BIOS settings of your D410? I nearly got it to work the first time, and started playing around with the BIOS settings, now I can't even get Kalyway 10.5.1 to run (without getting a blank blue screen) even when I go to default settings. I have worked out that it must have Speed Step and MINIPCI enabled, but I can't work out much more than that. Thanks Oscar
  3. Labyrinthworm. I assume you are using the latest Kelyway 10.5.1 I don't know what Graphics card you have, this sounds like maybe a incorrect video driver or {something} I suggest you only select the Vanilla ACPI_EFI (and its fix), and EFI_MBR (or EFI_GUID if thats what the partition type is). don't select any other customisations (not yet anyway). You may also want to watch the install log while the installation is happening (this is the option something like "View installation Log" from the "Window" menu during installation). You will see if anything is having trouble during the install. Remember to set it to "All events". I think I had to reinstall my machine about 8 or ten times before I was sure what was happening Good luck. Oscar.
  4. labyrinthworm... Did you actually see the install finish (tick in big green spot) or did it reboot automatically. Are you using GUID or MBR? how do you know? can you confirm that you SPECIFICALLY loaded the correct EFI driver (EFI_GUID or EFI_MBR) from the pre install customise screen? I am <still working> on a definitive explanation of everything I did at my blog; http://cpubbq.blogspot.com/2008/01/osx86-o...structions.html So ultimately the answer will be there.
  5. GA-G31M-S2L PATA issue

    OK, OK. I have got the whole thing working nice . I installed it many times, before I got the process down pat. I used both/either SATA and PATA (separately and together). I am using a GIGABYTE ga-g31m-s2l motherboard. I have got either Geforce 6/7 or Geforce 8 to work (special driver for Geforce 8). mine is a 8600GT. Networking seems stable after some initial hiccups, nothing serious, and it generally works well. I am writing full procedures at my blog http://cpubbq.blogspot.com/2008/01/osx86-o...structions.html I have got Geforce 8 series working. I have got over the b0 error, problem. I have got over the no driver for ALC662 problem. I have got over the Realtek NIC issue. It is still work in progress, but we shall see.. Cheers Oscar.
  6. -Arul- Did you confirm that the partition type is MBR (from Disk Utility) and that you had selected EFI_MBR for the boot loader?. Although if you are still having trouble, maybe you should forget about dual boot, till you understand the process more. Cheers Oscar.
  7. [How To] Solutions for Video Problems

    GEFORCE Series 8 solution!!! Anyone who is having trouble getting an NVIDIA series 8 Geforce card to work should go to this site. http://scottdangel.com/blog/?p=18 What I did was install Kelway 10.5.1 with Vanilla and no Video drivers, then ran the installer (v3.1 as of today) from normal OSX (running in default driver mode). It worked like a charm. I get full resolution, no "tearing or clipping" and HDTV looks awesome! I have an 8600GT 256MB ram, but there are people reporting no problems with 8800GT/X etc etc with more RAM. Woohoo! I must have spent 4 hours looking for something. People who have other problems may do well to check out ; http://forum.osx86scene.com/ they have some great forums there also. Cheers and Good luck!
  8. OK I blooody well got IT!! FIRSTLY RESPECT FOR A GREAT POST THANKS! Secondly, despite many (Ive lost count but at least 8) full rebuilds (including trying SATA and IDE drives I had zero success (all bo error) I have been using Kelway 10.5.1 sse2 sse3 BTW Despite trying the above process, I still got the bloody b0 error. Anyone who has made the partition active, but with no result, try this... 1) During install, the installer seems to timeout. you have to keep moving the mouse every couple of minutes (weird I know - read it in another part of the forums). If I don't do this, the installer will lock up. It may be due to the SATA settings on my MB, but I dunno. If you watch the logs, you can actually see the script that sets the partition to active exactly as described in this post (at the top). My install I think would timeout and never get that far, but I never noticed cause I was'nt watching. In short - Keep moving the mouse every couple of minutes during the install. 2) The partition was set to MBR (Master Boot Record- You can get this from Disk Utility during the install), but the install defaulted to putting in the GUID EFI (?) - I can't remember the exact names, but you must confirm that you have the correct setting when you click "Customise" just before the final "Install" process. In short - make sure your partition type matches the MDR or GUID driver from customise. I also installed on the basics, not sse2 or Nv drivers, or any others. I am going to go back and test, but this is REAL progress!!! Yaaay! I still have to get the networking working . Current system as in my sig, but current HDD is a seagate 7200.9 IDE