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About sarfa777

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  1. I tried Kalyway 10.5.1 this morning, I chose EFI MBR and Vanilla kernel, and it wouldn't boot. I may have the config wrong but it just didn't like the machine. I may play around with Kalyway more later this week if I get a chance. I've read that people don't have the sleep issue with Kalyway that we have with iATKOS. But to be honest, I'm not that worried about it because sleep mode is something I have never and probably will never use. It's either on or it's off.
  2. 10.5.2

    Downloading and will update my iATKOS v1.0i R2 in about 35 mins. Will let you know. My install is a plan vanilla install MBR with the Darwin X86 Bootloader only.
  3. I made a guide for how I install on the GX280. You can see it here
  4. I am currently dual-booting XP Pro and OSx86 10.5.1 without having to use the DVD in the drive to boot. Here is my process. The version of OSx86 that I use is the iATKOS v1.0i R2 of 10.5.1. First is start out with a clean hdd. I installed Windows XP Pro. Once I had XP setup and running the way I wanted, I use the Acronis Disk Director application to make the XP partition smaller. In my case I am working with a 40gb hdd so my current XP partition is now 20gb. I also creat a new partition using the left over free space and format it to FAT32 primary. Once this is done, I put in the iATKOS v1.0i R2 version of OSx86 10.5.1 DVD in the drive and boot from it. Darwin will load up. Imediatly hit F8 and at the prompt type the following boot: -v cpus=1 For some reason if you do not use these switched, the mouse will not work during OSX install. Now click the Next button on the bottom right. The new screen will come up as well as the Mac OS X Installer menu at the top. Go to the Utilities menu and click Disk Utility. Now the Disk Utility app opens. In the left window pane, click on the partition you just formated to FAT32. In the right window pane, click on Erase at the top. Change the Volume Format: to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and change the name of your partiton to whatever you want. In my case I named it OSx86. Click Erase... button at the bottom right. It will ask if you are sure, click Erase. This will only take a few seconds to do. Now you can close the Disk Utility app. Now you are back at the Welcome window. Click the continue button. Then click Agree. Select a Destination. This will show you the partition you just erased. Click continue. Now you are at the Install Summary screen. Click the Customize button at the bottom left. Click the arrow next to Bootloader and check the box that is next to Darwin X86 Bootloader. Click Done. Then click install. After OSx86 install, take the DVD out of the drive and see if the Darwin bootloader will come up. If it does you have two choices here. You can either do nothing and it should boot into OSX or you can hit enter and it will list the partitons you can boot to. On the first boot you have to do some setting up. Once this is complete. You will need the file I have attached. Burn it to a cd or stick it on a usb disk for access. Get to the zip file and extract the .kext to your desktop. Now open your installed partition (the top hdd icon at the right). Then double click on System, then double click on Library, and finally double click on the folder called Extensions. Drag and drop the AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext from your desktop top to the Extensions folder. When you do this it will ask you to authenticate the file. Click Authenticate and then put in your password. You can now cloce your Extensions folder. You will get an error at this point. System Extension cannot be used. Don't worry about this it will be taken care in a minute. Just click OK. From the Finder menu on Go and then on Utilities. Scroll down and double click on Terminal. In the terminal window that opens type the following sudo -s it will now ask you for your password, enter it here and how you are at the bash-3.2# prompt. Type in the following... chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/ cd /System/Library/Extensions chmod -R 755 AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext Now would be a good time to repair your disk permissions. To do that click on Go > Utilities > Disk Utility, and in that screen select your hard drive/partition with OS X installed. At this point, click the Apple menu and reboot the computer. Once you are back into to OSX, you will see that your ethernet card works... sorta. Restart your computer one more time and it will work. The only real problem now is you have no mac address for the nic. And the commands to manually define the mac address will lock up OSX. I manage to run without needing a mac address for my purposes. One other issue I have found, do not let your computer go to sleep. Otherwise you will have to hard shut down restart the system. To avoid this. Go to your System preferences and click on Energy Saver. Move both sliders to Never and uncheck the box next to "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible. Now another flaw is you have to set this, then reboot the system, set it again and reboot the system one more time for the settings to stick. By now you should be up and running and everything show work just fine. Now you can start installing apps and customizing you hackintosh or Mell, which ever you call it . If anyone can tell me a fix for the sleep issue I would love to know what it is. AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext.zip
  5. I am currently working on setting up my GX280. After playing around with each OS seperatly I'm trying to multi-boot XP Pro/Ubuntu 7.10/OSx86 10.5.1. I know that the iATKOS v1.0i R2 works on the GX280. Everything works fine other than getting OSX to boot without needing the DVD in the drive. Also you have to do the hack to get the onboard Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx nic to work, but you can not define the MAC address for the nic because it locks up OSX when you do. Try the iATKOS version. Make sure it is the R2 version. ON A SIDE NOTE: I've seen CentOS being in several people's multiboot configs. What is it about this flavor that alot of people are jumping to it for?
  6. Broadcom 57xx lockup

    I know there are several posts about these nic. I did manage to get the nic to show up and get an ip address by putting in the modified AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext into the Extensions folder. HOWEVER, as part of the fix, you have to manually enter the ether or mac address for the card via terminal. When I do the command of ifconfig en0 ether _______________________ <- mac address, OSX locks up completely. My co-worker did this exact same thing on his Dell Optiplex GX620 and got it to work with no problem. I'm on a Dell Optiplex GX280 and mine locks up. Now I do know that the onboard nic is a Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx (the same as the one in the GX620's) and I have verified the mac address for the nic as well. But can not find a cause or fix for this lockup. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated. Maybe once I get this fixed, I can try to get it to boot without needing the DVD in the drive. Then I can multi-boot with Ubuntu and XP. Everything else seems to work fine other than the nic on this GX280. Thank you.
  7. What network cards work?

    I have a Braodcom 57xx in my Dell Optiplex GX280. I did the fix of putting the updated AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext in the extensions folder and now OSX see's the card and gets and ip address. However my mac address is still all 0's. I follow the instructions to manually define the mac address and when I hit enter, it locks up the pc. So I'm stuck since this pc is behind a switch that requires a mac address to forward to.
  8. Dell Optiplex 620

    We just got my co-workers GX620 up and running on the iATKOS v1.0 r2. But it took some work. I took his hdd and put it in my GX280. Installed the OS and set the partition to boot. Then he booted with the dvd (still haven't fixed this issue yet) and since then he has managed to get the nic working. He has no sound at the moment. But other than that it works fine.
  9. I am running on a Dell D410 laptop with XP Pro /w SP2. I have VMWare Workstation 6.0.2. I followed all the instructions here and copied most of them vmx file posted. I edited the cdrom letter and I have my file names correct. It gets this far then stops. Any ideas? EDIT1: Well I got a little farther when I rebooted the vm machine. But it sat there for a while and didn't go any farther.