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About Yossarian

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  1. Problem with todays update

    When I installed the Java Update, my reboot had a kernel panic. I found that this was due to the install creating a new kextcache. For some reason my hackintosh install does not like a kextcache with the Digidesign kext (DigiDal.kext). Booting with -f and rebuilding the kextcache without the problem kext fixes the boot problem. Afterwards, I moved said kext back into the Extensions folder.
  2. I'm selling my old Bad Axe 2 Motherboard on eBay. There is no reserve and as of this post, it is going for $21.50. There are two minor problems with it. One: The ethernet port returns an invalid checksum on the PROM. Therefore, the ethernet port does not work in OS X. It works fine in Windows XP because the drivers are loaded from the software instead the device. I also have a simultaneous auction for a NetGear Gigabit Ethernet PCI Adapter that works well with OS X. Two: The USB Expander bracket has one broken port out of four. This is pictured in the auction's gallery. Link to Bad Axe 2 Auction Link to NetGear Gigabit Ethernet PCI Adapter Auction I also am selling my old Core 2 Duo Processor, 4x1GB DDR2 RAM, Case, Power Supply, and more, so if you are interested in some old computer parts for a low price (all no reserve auctions), check out the rest of my auctions at here.
  3. My experience with a blinking cursor usually means that I need to run fdisk on the hard drive.
  4. One of the many things that bugs me about Pro Tools is that on my OSx86 machine, after an install, my machine stops going to sleep on it's own. In Pro Tools 8, unnecessary files get installed that are looking for hardware that you may not have (For me, it's the Eleven Rack and Firewire Audio). Removing these files fixes the sleep issue. From the Terminal, Here's what I've done for the fix: 1) Make a safe place to store these unnecessary files: mkdir /Applications/Digidesign/Disabled\ Files mkdir /Applications/Digidesign/Disabled\ Files/Removed\ PrefPanes mkdir /Applications/Digidesign/Disabled\ Files/Removed\ LaunchDaemons 2) Log on as administrator: sudo -s 3) Move the files: mv /Library/PreferencePanes/Digidesign\ Eleven\ Rack.prefPane /Applications/Digidesign/Disabled\ Files/Removed\ PrefPanes/Digidesign\ Eleven\ Rack.prefPane mv /Library/PreferencePanes/DigidesignFireWireAudio.prefPane /Applications/Digidesign/Disabled\ Files/Removed\ PrefPanes/DigidesignFireWireAudio.prefPane mv /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.digidesign.fwfamily.helper.plist /Applications/Digidesign/Disabled\ Files/Removed\ LaunchDaemons/com.digidesign.fwfamily.helper.plist mv /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.digidesign.elevenrack.helper.plist /Applications/Digidesign/Disabled\ Files/Removed\ LaunchDaemons/com.digidesign.elevenrack.helper.plist In addition, there are two kext files located in /System/Library/Extensions/ DigidesignElevenRack.kext DigidesignFireWireAudio.kext However, when I removed these files and rebuilt the kextcache (manually, pfix, and kextutility), I get a kernel panic from the DigiDal.kext. I have not tried removing these kexts without rebeulding the mkext file. I also tried rebuilding the kextcache without removing the unnecessary kexts. This also causes a kernel panic. I'm not sure what Digidesign did here, but their kexts do not like being messed with. With that said, sleep seems to work fine with the LaunchDaemons removed.
  5. I too am getting a system hang on boot after inserting a Video EFI string. Very Frustrating.
  6. I figured out that it was my EFI strings from 10.5.8 that I was inserting into your com.apple.Boot.plist for graphics and sound that was messing with me. I tried the strings seperately (once with graphics only, once with audio only) with the same outcome. Only when I have no EFI Strings does the system boot up. By the way, the line: ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin::start - waitForService(resourceMatching(AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement) timed out is the last line in verbose before the screen turns blue and becomes a GUI. Were you able to use your same EFI Strings when upgrading from 10.5.8 to 10.6 ?
  7. This is very peculiar... My system runs a Bad Axe 2 motherboard with on-board LAN. Everything regarding the built-in ethernet worked fine for years. Every version of OS X recognized my ethernet hardware. When I booted into verbose mode, I could see the Intel drivers loading. Until recently... I started trying to install Snow Leopard on an external hard drive to test it out before making the big jump with the main drive of my system. While I wasn't successful at first, second, and third attempts (I finally got the install to work), these initial attempts did something to my ethernet settings when attempting to boot into the install disk. This manifested itself when I booted back into my 10.5.8 install. From there, going into the Network Settings, the Built-In Ethernet showed "cable unplugged" even though it was plugged in. The only solution was to go into the motherboards BIOS, disable onboard LAN, boot into 10.5.8, reboot into BIOS, re-enable the onboard LAN, then go back into the Network Settings of the 10.5.8 install. Well, this worked the first few times. As I kept trying to install Snow Leopard it kept messing with my onboard Ethernet. Now nothing works. I cannot get Leopard or Snow Leopard to recognize my Ethernet! Funny thing, the onboard LAN works perfectly in Windows XP. I am very frustrated with this and have tried inserting the EFI string for Ethernet / Time Machine Fix and have tried to add my device ID to the IONetworkingFamiliy.kext>AppleIntel8225XEthernet.kext. Any Suggestions?
  8. My processor is an Intel Core2Duo E6700 2.67 GHz. I've never had any issues with any installs before this one (deadmoo through 10.5.8). I'm going to keep plugging away with the files you sent me. Hopefully I'll be able to uncover the culprit and report back what it is. My final question is should the dsdt file be on both partitions or just one? You have it in your dmg, but in your guide, it seems to imply that it should be placed on the Install Image ("For my machine I add dsdt.aml to the OS X root directory"). Or does this not matter if it's in both? Thanks again for all your input. Hopefully I can report back success in a few days.
  9. Thanks for the files. Unfortunately, my system still hangs. I keep seeing messages about 64 bit mode. Isn't it supposed to boot into 32 bit mode via the kernel flag (i've tried manually booting with -32, -x32, and -legacy)? Two particular line of note about the 64-bit mode are: using 64-bit bootcache playlist BootCacheControl: could not unlink playlist /var/db/BootCache.playlist: Read-only file system Also, I noticed your IOATAFamily.kext has an AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext in the Plugins folder. Should this line be concerning? Do you know if this is what the Disabler.kext is supposed to prevent? ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin::start - waitForService(resourceMatching(AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement) timed out Another thing is that my SATA mode in the bios is set to ACHI, which I read from another guide. Should this be the way the drives are set?
  10. I ran the command "ls -la" in the directory /Volumes/usbboot/Extra/Extensions and got the following result: drwxr-xr-x@ 3 root wheel 102 Jul 25 2009 AHCIPortInjector.kext drwxr-xr-x@ 3 root wheel 102 Aug 1 2009 Disabler.kext drwxr-xr-x@ 3 root wheel 102 Jul 25 2009 IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext drwxr-xr-x@ 3 root wheel 102 Sep 14 17:31 IOATAFamily.kext drwxr-xr-x@ 3 root wheel 102 Aug 28 13:10 OpenHaltRestart.kext drwxr-xr-x@ 3 root wheel 102 Aug 20 14:33 fakesmc.kext The only difference I see with your code is the @ symbol. I'm unsure on what that means. When I run the "ls -la" command on the individual files, I get these results: ls -la AHCIPortInjector.kext total 0 drwxr-xr-x@ 3 root wheel 102 Jul 25 2009 . drwxr-xr-x 8 root wheel 272 Feb 11 22:43 .. drwxr-xr-x@ 3 root wheel 102 Jul 25 2009 Contents ls -la Disabler.kext total 0 drwxr-xr-x@ 3 root wheel 102 Aug 1 2009 . drwxr-xr-x 8 root wheel 272 Feb 11 22:43 .. drwxr-xr-x@ 4 root wheel 136 Aug 1 2009 Contents ls -la IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext total 0 drwxr-xr-x@ 3 root wheel 102 Jul 25 2009 . drwxr-xr-x 8 root wheel 272 Feb 11 22:43 .. drwxr-xr-x@ 3 root wheel 102 Jul 25 2009 Contents ls -la IOATAFamily.kext total 0 drwxr-xr-x@ 3 root wheel 102 Sep 14 17:31 . drwxr-xr-x 8 root wheel 272 Feb 11 22:43 .. drwxr-xr-x@ 5 root wheel 170 Feb 11 18:24 Contents ls -la OpenHaltRestart.kext total 0 drwxr-xr-x@ 3 root wheel 102 Aug 28 13:10 . drwxr-xr-x 8 root wheel 272 Feb 11 22:43 .. drwxr-xr-x@ 5 root wheel 170 Feb 11 19:20 Contents ls -la fakesmc.kext total 0 drwxr-xr-x@ 3 root wheel 102 Aug 20 14:33 . drwxr-xr-x 8 root wheel 272 Feb 11 22:43 .. drwxr-xr-x@ 5 root wheel 170 Aug 20 13:28 Contents Thank you for taking the time to look at my problems. I appreciate it greatly. Mike
  11. I am using Chameleon 2.0 RC4 w/ PCEFI 10.6 The following kexts I got from the Chameleon 2.0 RC4 Download: • Disabler (10.6) • AHCIPortInjector.kext • AHCIPortInjector.kext) I am also using • OpenHaltRestart.kext • fakesmc.kext and an edited • IOATAFamily.kext (with AppleIntelPIIXATA removed) I built the MKEXT in my MacBook Pro 3,1 running 10.6.2
  12. I've followed this twice and another very similar guide (all for the Bad Axe 2) and the system keeps hanging the interesting comments in verbose mode are: using 64-bit bootcache playlist Warning - com.apple.driver.InternalModemSupport declares no kernel dependencies; using com.apple.kernel.6.0 ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin::start - waitForService(resourceMatching(AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement) timed out The ACPI_SMC line is the last line before the system hangs. Any ideas are appreciated.
  13. I am having trouble getting a System Profiler Fix that will report what I want it to in the Hardware Overview. I have tried SMBIOSEnabler and SMBIOSResolver. These both seem to amend the Serial Number and Boot ROM Version in the System Profiler. However, the model name and identifier do not update. The model name just displays "Mac" while the model identifier remains blank. Interestingly, when I open IORegistry, under "root" all the correct information from SMBIOSEnabler or SMBIOSResolver appear for the values I entered. Any help is appreciated. After many hours of research with minimal results, frustration has officially set in. I am running a Vanilla installation of 10.5.5 with chameleon on the Intel D975XBX2 (Bad Axe) mother board.
  14. In Cydia, there is software called Netatalk that will allow you to access your iPhone via your WiFi network under shared computers.
  15. I'm glad you got it working through the BIOS, but I'm in the same boat as Garm. Whenever I've come across a blinking cursor after installation, it's been because the PC EFI was installed wrong. After reinstalling PC EFI, the system boots up fine.