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  1. maybe you can try ioregistryexplorer, search for "ethernet" and have a look at what the hardware id is, maybe yours different from mine.
  2. The advantage of myhack is that u can modify the installation according to ur needs. and in my personaly experience, myhack installation boots up much quicker. I used atkos s3, and the installer just freeze for more than 5 mins and then continue to load. for the sound, just install Voodoohda. for network, I've uploaded my own patched kext, my network card reads pci14e4,1681. In /system/library/extension/, there's a kext called ionetworkfamily, right click it in finder and select show content, you will find there's a plugin folder in it, put my patched kext in there and replace the original one, fix permission, reboot and network should be working perfectly if you are using the same broadcom giganet card i've uploaded my patched network kext in the previeous reply, check that out. The file is not a zip file, i think the forum just add a zip extension automatically. memory speed reported in "about this mac" is not going to affect the actual performance, so I never bother to touch that. for sound ,use voodooHDA for sd drive, I really dont have any experience. AppleBCM5701Ethernet.kext.zip
  3. That reminds me of one thing, LOL. when I install SL, I disabled hyperthread and virtualization. for the "should have 8 core" issue, u need the legacy kernel(patched kernel). That's why I use myhack, coz SL is on a flash disk and I can modified the boot kernel. but for myhack, u need another mac system to make the modification, so that's kinda tricky. for me, I was lucky to install atkos S3 on my laptop, then make the myhack version of SL inslattion flash disk. the legacy kernel found here is a install package, it will install a file called "legacy_kernel" on the root directory so it won't mess up the "mach_kernel"(the original one). at boot time, add "kernel=legacy_kernel" and it will boot using the specified one. here's the link to the post: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=214528 In atkos dvd, I am not sure if there's a way to modify.
  4. bootloader in myhack is configured to run from flash disk or external hd, so it's a bit different than the iatkos dvd. and yes iatkos dvd is self-contained, and don't need myhack. you may add -v boot flag to enable verbose mode and post the error messages here, or we really don't know what's happening.
  5. try PciRoot=X, while "X" is which slot ur graphics card were installed. Not sure if it helps ati coz i am using GTX 285 on a Dell T5500, and I need PciRoot=4 to fix the exact same problem.
  6. The legacy kernel could be found here, just search "legacy kernel", there's one for 10.6.3 and one for 10.6.4. Vanilla kernel runs fine on my x5520, but wont boot on my x5570. it's an install package, just boot into sl with one cpu or try "cpus=1" at boot screen, install the legacy kernel, reboot. I noticed you have 36G ram, maybe u need "-force64=1" after install the legacy kernel, or it will panic when there are more than 4G ram. here's my com.apple.Boot.plist file, in case u wonder how to put in all those flags permanently. For my GTX 285, "GraphicsEnaler=y" will do, no other drivers needed. not sure if it will work for ur quadro card. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1920x1200x32</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>y</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>legacy_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>-force64 busratio=22</string> <key>PciRoot</key> <string>4</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>1</string> <key>busratio</key> <string>22</string> </dict> </plist>
  7. if your machine reboots immediately after boot screen, that's mostly because u didn't put in the busratio flag. busratio for my x5570 is 22, so I put busratio=22 while at the bootscreen. so basically when I am installing SL, i would boot from myhack disk, put in these flags: "-v cpus=1 busratio=22 maxmem=4096", just to make sure it boots. The legacy kernel could be found here, just search "legacy kernel", there's one for 10.6.3 and one for 10.6.4. Vanilla kernel runs fine on my x5520, but wont boot on my x5570. I always set my sata to ahci. For windows 7, this should be set before u install the system. Windows will get blue screen if you change that setting after installation.
  8. try PciRoot=4, open the case, count the pci slot from the furthest one from the cpu, starting from 0. Mine is on the fivth slot so PciRoot=4. I am using GTX285. Black screen is usally due to the wrong PciRoot I guess. those parameters goes to the bootloader, press any key while at the bootloader screen, you will be given a command line to put in those things. google "myhack" you will find the site, which is basically a bunch of tools to vanilla install SL. There's a pretty good installation guide there. network works fine now after I hexedit the kext. you can search posts with my id "macoy" and you will find it in the sticky post here.
  9. Macoy

    Broadcom 570x and 575x

    Thank you so much. I hexedit ur kext and my broadcom 5761(id1681) works perfectly under 10.6.3 64bit it didn't work at first, then I found there's another applebcm5701 kext in the extension folder, i deleted that, hexedit the one in the plugin folder in IONetworkfamily, and it works!!!
  10. Macoy

    Broadcom 570x and 575x

    mine is 5761, id 1681, I hexedit ur kext, change "8016" to "8116", nothing happens......did I miss sth?
  11. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=222386 I got it running on Dell T5500, might be helpful to u.
  12. I installed iatkos s3 at home with dual xeon 5520 on asus z8na, and it's running perfectly. Since Dell T5500 also use Intel 5520 chipset, I assumed that iatkos would be fine on it, but I was wrong. For that past week I've been trying everything to get SL on my dell T5500, today I finally figured out how to do it, thought I could share sth here for ppl with the same problems. My Dell T550 has dual xeon 5570, 24G ecc ram, 1.5T hd, nvidia gtx285. I tried iatkos, [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url], myhack with no luck. so I tried to "modified" myhack to see if I could solve my problems since I installed it on my usb hd, it would be easier to modify and try again. Problem1: cpu panic looks like the vanilla kernel donsn't like my 5570, some ppl say dsdt would fix it, since I know nothing about dsdt, I tried the patched 10.6.3 kernel on the forum, and magically it works. problems2:video card dell T5500 motherboard is quite unusally, it has 2 pciex16 slots and 2/3(can't remember) pciex8, my gtx 285 is installed on the pciex16 closed the the cpu, it says slot2 on the motherboard. I installed fine since myhack disabled nvidia drivers and runs in vesa mode, but when I reboot I got blank screen while its just about to kick into GUI. I boot into single user mode and delete every kext with "NV", and the system now boots into gui and let me finised the register stuff. then I run myhack installer again to install it on my hd, I found that myhack put a PciRoot=4 in the boot.plist, damn I was trying pciroot=1 forever, now I know that dell is counting slots in the opposite direction? problem3: more than 4g ram after goolgled, i need to add -force64 and now I have all 24G ram runing problem4: need to add busratio=22 or it will reboot and reboot again. to sum up: we need myhack, legacy kernel, busratio=22, PciRoot=4, -force64, graphicsenabler=y with voodoohda for the sound, my dell T5500 is runing nicely with all 8 cores (16threads), 24G ram, and all gfx acceleration. now I am trying to find a way to run the broadcom 5761 ethernet, if anyone got it running plz let me know
  13. same problem here, dell t5500 with dual xeon 5570
  14. Macoy

    Dell T5500 problem with SL

    same problem here, i have dual xeon 5570
  15. i have exactly the same problem. my specs are: dual xeon 5570 gtx 285 follying myhack guide I use a patched 10.6.3 kernel(always get cpu panic should have 8 threads blah blah blah with vanillia kernel) and with "-v cpus=1 busratio=22", boot from the retail dvd(usb external hd) and installed then I rebooted, use "-v busratio=22 maxmem=4096", everything works ok but "no signal" when gui should appear. how come i can boot from the dvd(usb external hd) and install, but not from the hd afterwards?