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About BifBologna

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  1. That seemed to work for us. We installed XP first to test our hardware, then installed OS X on a separate drive once we knew everything was working proper. When we later set up Parallels, it recognized the XP drive as a Boot Camp partition and installed Parallels Tools on it. My son switches back and forth all the time and hasn't had any trouble booting from the XP drive when he wants to. Bif
  2. I'm kind of a newb, so I could be wrong (and it doesn't show it in your screenshot) but it sounds kinda like the system is stuck in "waiting for root device". I experienced that problem with a couple of different iso's when I tried them. The only way I could get past it was to enable AHCI in my BIOS. Bif
  3. The only thing I'm using to boot, other than nvinject, is the extensions.mkext file that was in the extra folder on Elastics ~Galaxy_Boot.iso. I tried HDAEnabler and ALCInject with patched different AppleHDA's. I even tried AppleAzalia ( I think that's what it's called). Nothing worked. I'm just gonna get an iMic and be done with that. I'll give that a whirl. Thanks. What's the proper way to remove a kext from the Extensions folder, by the way? Move it to the trash and then delete the extensions.mkext in the Library? Thanks again, Bif
  4. Just wanted to pop in and say thanks and to report a (mostly) successful install. Using Elastics most recent (I think) ~Galaxy_Boot iso I was able to install from retail and update from 10.5 to 10.5.4 with software update. I used the Kalyway Chameleon_DFE_for_Hard_Disk.dmg with Elastics extras and now I'm booting from the HD. Restart works, sleep works except for no IP on wake and shutdown mostly works with the OS shutting down but not the hardware, sometimes. The only real problem I'm having at the moment is no audio. I just can't seem to get it to work and I think I've pretty much tried everything. I do have a couple of questions if anybody has the time to answer them. I have my video card working with nvinject. It sounds like, from the reading I've done, that EFI strings are becoming the preferred method to use. With Chameleon installed using the Kalyway tool, can I use EFI strings? Second question, If I want to add a few kexts to the Extra folders at a later date, what do I have to do to get them to load? For example, If I want to move nvinject from the extensions folder to the extras folder, what's the best method to do that. I tried several times over the last couple of days to do just that, but I could never get it to load. Thanks again to everybody who's work makes this possible, Bif ohhh... almost forgot, I used OSx86 Tools to modify my "About this Mac" but something got buggered. Now all it says is "About_Box_Processor_Label: About_Box_Single_Processor_Field_Format". I tried using the tool to restore it. Same thing. Any idas n how to fix it? I tried following the instructions for doing it manually, but AboutThisMac.strings file seems to be missing. At least it's not where it's supposed to be.
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    Modified boot-132 Bootloader

    phhttt - that was more like one step forward two steps back. The system got really flaky with AHCI enabled; finder locking up, couldn't eject cd's, shut down and restart seemed to stop working, weird stuff. So I shut it back off. I tried installing the IntelCPUPMDisabler,kext into the extras folder using the Kalway Chameleon DFE hard drive thing again (already used it once on this install), but the kext didn't load at start. How do I add kexts to the Extra folder on the hard drive that Chameleon is supposedly using and get them to load? I figured since they were appearing in the folder they would load, but they don't seem to be. I'm missing something somewhere, I just can't quite figure out what.
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    Modified boot-132 Bootloader

    Two steps forward, one step back. Sometimes you just have to talk out loud. I looked up the HPET error and realized I needed to disable the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagment.kext. I didn't think I was up to creating my own iso, so I went looking for another one with the needed disabler. I found a modified version of the Kabyl-Bumpy that I had tried before, burned it and tried starting from it. I got hung up waiting for root device, which is what I think happened the last time I tried a Kabyl-Bumpy. I had remembered seeing somewhere that enabling AHCI might fix that so I enabled AHCI and we booted right up. So it's good news, so-so news. System shuts down okay with Kabyl-Bumpy, but it won't sleep. I've got orange removable drive icons instead of the normal HD looking ones. And, with AHCI enabled I can't boot from my XP install, the bios won't even detect the drive at boot (it mounts in Leopard though).
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    Modified boot-132 Bootloader

    I'm back in need of more serious help 'cause I'm majorly stumped. I re-installed from retail today using Elastics Galaxy_Boot iso (same one I used for successful install yesterday) because I was getting kernel panics on shutdown that were related to AppleHDA.kext or something associated with it and I had been working to try and get audio working with no success. Figured I'd horked something up. Turns out, with a fresh install and booting from the Galaxy_Boot iso I get the same error when I try to shutdown. The only file in the extras folder on that iso is an Extensions.mkext. I tried installing Chameleon using Kalyways Chameleon_DFE_for_Hard_Disk without the extensions.mkext this time ( I had it installed yesterday) but, when booting from the HD now, the system just hangs on the grey Apple boot screen, with an itty bitty "no" over the apple. I'm not sure what to do from here. I'm thinking my inability to get audio going is related to the AppleHDA error and that that error is related to the Extensions.mkext file. Problem is I don't know what I need in the extra folders for my mobo, a Gigabyte G33M-S2L. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Bif edit - here's what it says when booting from the HD with -v... Package 0 didn't get an HPET Panic (CPU 0 called 0x2E178B9C)... " No HPETs available...CPUs configured incorrectly\n"@/SourceCache/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement -39/pm thread. c:100
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    Modified boot-132 Bootloader

    Hey guys, I hate to have to do it but, after many hours of reading over several days, I gotta ask a couple of noob questions. I have managed to get Leopard to install from the retail DVD using boot-132 (had to try 3 different iso's). I also managed to get the retail install to boot from the HD using Kalyways Chameleon_DFE_for_Hard_Disk. And, I've managed to get upgraded to 10.5.4 using software update. I do not currently have my video or my audio working, and that's where my questions are. Can I use EFI strings for the video, or do I need to use nvinject or something of that sort? I thought Chameleon was a form of EFI but I'm not sure. Kaly included EFI Studio with his Chameleon_DFE_for_Hard_Disk so I'm guessing I should be able to use it, but I'd like to be a little more sure before I try it. As for the audio. The G33M board I'm working with uses ALC662. Other than the Apple HDApatcher, is there a way to get the audio working? Maybe a kext that would get dropped into the Extras folder? If I do use the HDA patcher, will that ruin the ability to use software update? Thanks in advance, Bif
  9. Just wanted to chime in with another update success. Followed Kalyway's instructions and the update with vanilla went without a hitch. We did lose QE/CI though. We were able to fix that quick like with NVinstaller v.52, so, no harm/no foul. Everything seems to be running great so far. Thanks again to everybody who's work makes this possible. Bif
  10. Thanks for the reply drawrof. I was hoping maybe you had somehow gotten sleep to work with the vanilla kernal. I'm been thinking about trying the sleep kernal, but I kinda like the idea of running vanilla. Thanks again, Bif
  11. Hey drawrof, Quick question for you. You say you have sleep working using Kalyway10.5.2. I'm assuming you mean the new distro that was just released. Which kernal did you install? Did you use the sleep kernal or one of the others? We're using the same mobo here but sleep doesn't work for us. It just shuts the computer down. We're currently using vanilla kernal but we used Kalyway 10.5.1. plus the combo update to get to 10.5.2. Thanks, Bif
  12. Howdy, Just wanted check in to report another successful noob install using this handy guide. My son and I have 10.5.2 running on a DS3L with an Intel E6750, an EVGA 8600GT and 2 gigs of Corsair RAM. We used the MBR instructions for Kalyway 10.5.1 plus the KalywayCombo update. LAN worked out of the box, though we had to install the R1000Kext mentioned in the Sound/Video/LAN fixes section to get bonjour working. Sound is working with the recommended fixes. Video is working using NVinjectinstaller v.33. We had a small problem with startup taking forever after doing the NVInject thing, but we were able to fix that by using kalyway_10.5.2_kernels.mpkg. For the most part everything seems to working okay though we do have a couple small problems. We initially had some issues with shutdown but I appear to have fixed that with a few BIOS changes I found in this post. Restart has been working as well, but it's a no go on the Sleep thing. Selecting sleep, or if it goes to sleep on it's own, seems to just shut the machine down. I'm still reading up on that. The other problem we have, which I haven't seen much info on, is that if the network cable is disconnected, startup seems to freeze right after the gray Apple screen with the spinning doohicky. As long as the cable is in it's fine. Cable out, no go. At least it seems to be a no go. I haven't been patient enough to see if it will ever finish booting or not. If anyone has some suggestions in that regard, we'd be glad to hear them. Thanks mtotho for the great guide. And thanks to everybody that's contributed anything in anyway to the OSx86 Project. Bif