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About Willie92

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  1. I've been lurking around this thread for awhile now and thought it time I post my Hackintosh build with this board. It went very straight forward! Much easier than my first Hackintosh build. My technique is a combination of the method used over at Lifehacker for a USB build and then Gaansan's instructions detailed in Part 6 on the first page of this thread. Because I was confused about a couple of things, I thought I'd explain my process here: You'll need: 1) At least an 8GB USB thumb drive 2) A friends Mac or other Hackintosh 3) Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD (I used 10.6) For Steps 1 through 3 I would highly recommend you use the Lifehacker article (Steps 1 through 4). I'm not going to attempt to recreate what they did here because I don't want to screw it up and they've got some great screen grabs for what it should look like. I also don't want to pass the work of others off as my own. I have nothing original here, I just wanted to put it together in one place to help other people like me. Step 1 (from Lifehacker here): Prep the Thumb Drive. Follow the same steps as the Lifehacker article (i.e. format your thumb drive with Mac OS Extended Journeled and GUID partition) with the exception that you do NOT make it case sensative (at least I didn't). Step 2 (from Lifehacker here): Create a Snow Leopard image from the DVD and drop it onto your desktop Step 3 (from Lifehacker here): Restore the Snow Leopard image from your desktop onto your USB drive. Here's where I simply stand on Gaansan's shoulders (among others). So refer to page one of this thread Step 4: Download the Zotac_9300_ITX.zip file at the bottom of Step 6 Step 5: Unzip the file. There will be a folder called Bootloader Content. Run the Chameleon program in that folder. Once the installer starts the only thing you'll have to change is where you're installing to. Make sure to install it to your USB thumb drive (otherwise it will install to the computer you're using--likely messing it up!). Step 6: Prep your BIOS (again I refer you to Step 6 on the first page of this thread). Including disabling the network port. I'd also set the HD Audio to External (per tinush in post #452) Step 7: Plug in your USB thumb drive and install Step 8: Once you're though the initial setup, I'd reboot and re-enable the network port and you should be good to go! My sound was working right out of the box (using internal speakers setting) and the network seems to be fine. EDIT: Just upgraded to 10.6.3 and things work fine except I lost the sound, but tinush's solution above (#446) with an updated AppleHDA worked like a champ! Sound is back!
  2. Just wanted to let you know this worked for me as well on a P5L-MX mobo and an iPC 10.5.6 distro. After installing the v3 package, I still had to manually add the kexts. And I have to use the -f boot string otherwise it's not recognized. But all of those are minor issues for the relatively ease of getting this working. Thanks!
  3. Loading Kext Problem

    Thanks! Sorry for the tardy reply. But I solved this by using the iPC 10.5.6 distro. Video resolution for the GMA950 was solved right out of the box after I rebooted following the install.
  4. Just in case anybody is trying to get this working with a P5L-MX mobo, I got this working by simply using the iPC 10.5.6 distro--worked immediately after rebooting after the install. Now I've got Leopard running in 1920 x 1200 glory!
  5. Arrrgghhh! I'm very frustrated because I had this working with my P5L-MX mobo a week ago! But I was trying to get a wireless adapter working and thought I must have messed up some kexts so I re-installed iATKOS 10.5.5 and now I can't make the magic work again! It'll get as far as the blue screen and just when I think it's got it, it just freezes there. I've tried booting in verbose mode (-v), but the blue screen moves past the verbose mode. If I boot in safe mode (-x), it'll get a little further in that I can see the a background but it just freezes there. Anybody have any ideas???
  6. Loading Kext Problem

    I'm having a problem get any kext to load. I'm using iDeneb 1.3 (10.5.5) on a ASUS P5L-MX and it loaded without any problem, but what started me down this path is that my resolution was limited to 1024 x 768. After searching the forums, I found many solutions using the AppleIntelGMA950.kext. The iDeneb distribution included Kext Helper b7, so I fired that up and thought that would solve it. Kext Helper said it loaded correctly and so I rebooted and nothing changed. The distribution also included OSx86 Tool Utility that will load kexts. Tried that and it also said the kext loaded fine, so I rebooted and nothing changed. OK, I thought I better try it manually. So I fired up the Terminal, logged in a sudo -s, then cd through /System/Library/Extensions, then chown -R root:wheel AppleIntelGMA950.kext chmod -R 755 AppleIntelGMA950.kext Then back out to Library in order to rm -rf Extensions.mkext That still didn't work. So I booted into single user mode and when I tried to either chown or chmod, it would tell me that it could not because it was Read-Only, that's the only clue I have as to where I might be stuck. But I've reset the permissions through both the OSx86 Tool Utility and the Disk Utility and the latter tells me that the disk is read/write This is my first foray into the Hackintosh world, so is there something really basic I'm messing up??? Thanks! -Willie (Hackintosh n00b lookin' for some help...)