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  1. If you're talking about the 10.6.7 combo update, it's on Apple's website....
  2. Well, my desktop's motherboard died (some ASRock board with VIA chipsets....never did get OSX running on it), so I got a new one: an ASRock G31M-S R2.0 (G31/ICH7). I don't really use the desktop anymore, so I thought I'd use it as a drive server for my collection of Harddrives. After installing the motherboard and a DVD drive (IDE) and ONE SATA HDD, I booted up the BIOS and tweaked some settings (USB legacy=off and some other minor stuff), then loaded a freshly burned iAtkos S3 v2 (or whatever that one version is that everyone's been using) and booted from the DVD, formatted the HDD to GUID HFS+ (OSX extended journaled) and then I accidentally hit 'continue' instead of 'customize' to select drivers and stuff, resulting in it installing with default options . Nevertheless, after it was done and rebooted, it worked great! I installed the combo update to 10.6.7 and then ran [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], restarted and everything works perfectly! Now I lied. There's one minor (for my case) issue left: Audio. The board uses a Realtek ALC662, so when I ran [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] I selected the VoodooHDA thingy (whatever the latest version of it was on [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]) and I get audio, but it's a tad quiet, only in the right channel, and there's a hissing/whine in the left channel. Now I read somewhere on here that you just change the Audi MIDI settings to 16bits and change the sample rate to something, but every combination of those didn't change anything. Anyone know how to fix the audio, 'cause after an hour of searching on here, I can't find any of the threads/posts that I saw earlier that seemed to have the answers..... Oh right, Specs: Motherboard: ASRock G31M-S R2.0 CPU: Core2 Duo 2.2GHz (E4500 Allendale) RAM: 2GB Patriot DDR2 667MHz Vcard: Nvidia 8800GTS 320MB Optical drive: some kind of IDE DVD burner Boot drive: ExcelStore something or other SATA 3.0Gb/s (80GB) EDIT: Sleep doesn't work either: it's not an issue for me, but just FYI for anyone using this post for information.
  3. CRAAAZY installation idea...

    Yeah, I didn't realize Pentium III's didn't have SSE2 (also, as I said, as long as I get some image on the screen to see what I'm doing, I could care less about the video/graphics capabilities or quality). I decided to just buy a cheap motherboard to fix a broken desktop, so I'm planning on using that as a "hackintosh server". One of the purposes of having an OSX environment for the server was because I want to use my MacBook Pro's Time Machine drive over the network instead of having to remember to pull it out and set it up it every so often to back up. I figure by having the MacBook connect to the drive on login, it'll back up the computer every time I'm home without me having to remember. I know Linux has some stuff that can use AFP, but I'd rather not mess with that, because Unix systems are just plain weird to me. OSX is as far as I am willing to go in that direction, only because it does a good job of covering up its "Unix-ness" (to my impression, at least). Thanks for the replies, though!
  4. So I have this old, I mean REALLY old Dell desktop sitting around and I thought I'd try something crazy with it. Basically I want to install "some kind of working" version of OSX (preferably 10.6 or higher) on a Dell Dimension L933r. The purpose of this is to have the resulting hackintosh serve some drives (NTFS and HFS+) to the other computers in the network (if I can get OSX on it, I know I can setup the sharing properly). The specs for the Dell are pretty grim: -933MHz Pentium III Processor -512MB of 133MHz SDRAM (no, not even DDR) -Intel 810e video chip (whatever that is) I just need it to sit there and serve files/drive roots and possibly a printer in the future, so I don't expect it - or care for it - to do anything else well or even at all. I don't even really care how fast it runs. Can something like this be done? If so, what installation methods should I try?
  5. Does DSDT fix cpus=1

    That's the modified BIOS I was referring to. Unless someone knows how to make it work with win7 RC 64bit, are there any other solutions?
  6. Does DSDT fix cpus=1

    So I finally got OSX to work on my computer (10.5.7 this time) using iatkos v7. My only problems so far are my graphics card (lost cause I think due to my motherboard (asrock 4core dual sataII NOT r2.0 and 8800GTS 320), though if anyone knows different, I'd be very happy) only working in vesa mode with 14MB memory, and having to use cpus=1 (I have a core2 duo E4500). as for the cpus=1 issue, someone noted in the 10.5.7 HCL that you can use a modified bios to solve the issue, but the BIOS updater/modifier does not work on my windows 7 64bit RC (run the exe as admin gives error saying it fails to find the exe (O.o) and run normally it says that the exe is not for this version of windows and says something about 32bit vs. 64bit windows). Therefore, I was wondering if using a patched DSDT (made with fassl's patcher) will fix this issue and let me run with both cores. If that won't do anything (as I suspect), does anyone know a solution? installing XP/vista-32bit/7-32bit to run the updater is not possible for me. I should also say this is for 10.5.7, I know DSDT patches are to be used with 10.6, but I was thinking maybe they work on 10.5 too?
  7. So my friend just built a new computer using an i7 920, msi x58 pro-e motherboard, 6GB ddr3 1066 ram, and a nvidia 9600gt 512mb. He is using windows 7 rc1 as his primary os, and I thought since he supposedly has a more compatable computer than me, I would try osx on his computer. I have an old 20gb ata/IDE drive that I'll be puting into his system and installing osx on, and I have no intention of having his other drives connected during use/install (no dual boot stuffs, just trying out osx), so this drive will be the only hdd available to the system during the install etc. He has a sata DVD drive I forgot to mention as well. Basically I was wondering if someone could show me a very simple list of what I need to do to install 10.6 on this computer. Links to good guides would be helpful, as well as what distribution to use (should I just wait for ikaros?) So far I think that I'll have to: 1. Pick a distro (which is the easiest/simplest one?) 2. Install chameleon 2 rc3 (noob guide for this?) 3. Install distro 4. Dsdt? 5. Drivers? Any simple/easy/step-by-step/consolidated checklist or guide for installing sl on an i7 would be helpful.
  8. flashing screen on boot

    So I installed ideneb 10.5.6 using only the bare drivers for my system (via ata, alc888,voodo 9.5 w/seatbelt fix, rhine ethernet) and it installs no problem, then on the reboot it loads up to a certain point and then the screen flashes really fast like a strobe light. trying -v says something about a service being started as the last line before it starts flashing (the line doesn't even get finished, it's cut off halfway). trying -v -x -f gets me all the way to "localhost /usr/sbin/ocspd[56]: starting", and from what i can tell it's gotten all the way up to the part where it's supposed to show the gui, but instead i get a strobe light. i did not install any drivers/injectors for my graphics card (8800gts 320), expecting to be able to boot with horrible vesa 3.0 14mb graphics until i could get the efi string up. any ideas? specs: asrock 4core dual sataII core 2 2.2ghz (allendale) msi oc 8800gts 320mb ide hard drive dvd drive
  9. Can't get driver to load (8800GTS 320MB)

    YAY! Fianlly I'm not alone with this problem! I have the exact same motherboard, Kalyway 10.5.2, and the MSI OC version of the geforce 8800GTS 320MB, and like you, I've tried everything I've found to get it to work but I have the same problems/errors you have (system hang right before where it seems to want to go to the desktop.). The exact descriptions of the erros are it hanging not far after loading the nvidia inject stuff (which is sometimes loads up to 3 times O.o), and getting 'PCE1: Family specific mathing fails' up to three times when using GFX strings (EFI strings?). The farthest I got was using devZero's EFI GFX string installer beta1 (http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=112577), but that just ends in a kernel panic instead of just hanging... Anyone got any ideas?
  10. Can't run System Profiler

    I am also having this problem with the system profiler and a few other applications. I am using Kalyway 10.5.2 DVD as well.
  11. EFI GFX String Installer [Beta]

    I've tried your package, and now instead of the system hanging after loading nvidia stuffs, I get a message in multiple languages that says "You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button for several seconds or press the Restart button." even after restarting/cold booting several times. To me this seems like progress get my card to finally work, though this certainly won't do. I've got a 8800gts 320MB (MSI OC), and I selected the 8800gts option when I installed. If anyones knows if there's something I can do, your help would be appreciated. Meanwhile I'll wait for version beta 2 of this and try again... @Panshie I believe I read somewhere that Mac only supports 2 outputs per card, so you can either have 2 DVI outs or 1 DVI outs and 1 tv out, but you have to mess with the nvcaps and such and then I believe that the tv out ends up being the primary/first display? I may be wrong, someone with more knowledge can feel free to correct me.
  12. Please submit your EFI strings!

    I have one of the cards listed (geforce 8800gts 320MB) can I test your program for my card?
  13. So I have the above motherboard, and the HCL says nothing about USB not being supported (which leads me to believe it's supported). OSX doesn't seem to pick up my generic mp3 player (removable storage device) when I connect it to the usb ports, but the osx installer picked it up. Meanwhile my usb mouse works perfectly fine. Do I need to enable something in the os? EDIT: it appears that the OS only recognizes the 'removable storage device' if it's connected before boot. I searched the forum and found only one post about it, but the only answer was that 'there are multiple threads on this topic', however I have failed to find any... Anone know what the solution is/where to find these threads?
  14. *** GeForce 8800 G80 ONLY - Easy Installer & Tutorial ***

    yeah, i can't find the installer in the file either. is it because i dl'd it on win XP first?
  15. iatkos 1.0i

    Thanks for the link, I'll try kalyway and see if that helps