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About Cally

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  1. After a long evening of trying many many different combos, I've found my new Ivy Bridge Z77 motherboard with i5 3750K will allow ESXi 5 u1 to install Lion but only if you start out as Mac OS X Server 10.6 64 bit with the CPUID changed as above. Migrating a previously working Lion form a Duo 2 Core setup didn't work. FYI, I used a previously imaged VMDK from the InstallESD.dmg in Lion 10.7.2. So happy to get this working I did a password reset and both quizzes to let me post!
  2. Current OS X Version: 10.5.1 Install method: Kalyway DVD, MBR Desktop/Laptop? Desktop Prebuilt? No Manufacturer: Model: Motherboard Manufacturer: Gigabyte Model: GA P32-DS3L Version: 1.1 Bios Version: Sorry, didn't check Chipset: ICH7 Audio: Yes LAN: Yes Required patches etc? None CPU Model Number: Pentium Dual Core E2180 - 2GHz, 1Mb cache, 800MHz FSB - a poor man's Core 2 Duo Recognised as: Sorry, didn't check Memory/DDR: 2 x 1Gb Micron PC6400 Video Manufacturer: XFX Model: GeForce 7200GS Bus Type: PCIe x16 Memory size: 128Mb Dual screen working? Didn't try QE/CI working? Sorry, didn't check Resolution changeable? Yes Required patches or bios flashing? None SATA/IDE working: IDE only used, didn't check SATA Wifi & patches? None other peripherals/pci addon cards? None misc hardware: PS/2 keyboard and mouse Xbench is 116 - not stunning but then the processor only has 1Mb cache so the thread score is way down. Feels far more responsive than my MacBook (Core Duo 1.83, 2Mb cache, 2GB RAM at 667MHz) which scores 90 which is partially let down by the disk speed. After struggling with my Abit FP-IN9 SLI with NVida 650i chip set with uphuck 1.4i_r2, Kalyway 10.4.10 and Kalyway 10.5.1 this config of spare parts in the office just worked - lesson to be learnt there! The Abit board wouldn't co-operate with Kalyway 10.5.1, would install with Kalyway 10.4.10 but then reset the machine on startup and the uphuck would install but then panic on a variety of topics (mainly video) on first boot. Me thinks the NVida chipset is not for OSX86! Now the principle is proved, will acquire better MoBo and put my Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 & 4Gb RAM in it to build a decent machine and flog the Abit board on eBay.