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  1. Thanks Ricola! up and running on 10.6.1 for some days now and no "major" issues... but still some annoying ones... 1. Pandora One Adobe Air app is "finicky" with remembering to start on login (System Pref/Accounts/Login Items). It works sometimes and most of the time it doesn't. The entry is missing. i've re-added 3 or 4 times now... (other apps seem to start fine... adium, remote volumes, etc) 2. CD/DVD ejection issues....I have two sata optical drives. a burner and a dvdrom. after burning a disc in particular using built-in DiskUtility or Finder, i'm unable to eject the disc. Disc isn't on desktop and missing from Disk Utility... weird stuff. don't wanna have to use paper clip... *I'm not sure if these two problems existed before 10.6.1 update... i only had a day or so before i upgraded. could these be upgrade issues? Although i did install illustrator cs3 around the same time... isn't cs3 known capatibility issues with snow?* 3. Keyboard and Mouse mappings... usb overdrive is the only tool i know of that will map the back and forward buttons on my logitech mouse... and it isn't compatible yet... any way to do this native? Edit a plist somewhere?... on my keyboard its just things like, Home and End keys or just text navigation in general with keyboard shortcuts.. .control to skip words... any way to change these behaviors? Other than those it runs very very fast. haven't had a kp yet (knock on wood). go snow! -mrsco
  2. ricola, have you tried to do the 10.6.1 update that apple is pushing yet? Should it be ok to do it? Should I back anything up beforehand? Thanks, mrsco
  3. ricola, You are the man! SUCCESS! I followed your instructions and low and behold... SL on my Abit IP35 Pro! Here are the steps I did... 1. I had an old Leopard 10.5.2 Kalyway patched install DVD that I knew would work with my box. So I booted that up and installed 10.5.2 to a 16gb thumbdrive. 2. Booted from the newly installed 10.5.2 thumbdrive. 3. Once in osx on my box, I followed ricola's steps in the first post to the T. (had to create my own GFX String and the kext utility wouldn't create Extensions.mkext, so i just used ricola's he provided and BE SURE TO DO CUSTOMIZE INSTALL WHEN RUNNING OSInstall.mpkg and remove all language, printers, and fonts, or it will error at very end, at least it did for me until i did that) 4. Booted from the newly installed SL thumbdrive (but couldn't specify arch=x86_32 or -v ... for some reason when i hit tab at the bootloader to get to darwin prompt... i can type but the enter key won't send the commands... enter does nothing... I have no clue on that ... anybody?) 5. SL is running SUPER FAST from a thumbdrive, so now all i have to do is rinse and repeat for my real SATA HDD !!!!! Thanks ricola and everyone else in the osx86 community that helps with their tools and knowledge! -mrsco
  4. I'm trying this method, but its failing when running OSInstall.mpkg to install SL to my 8GB thumbdrive. Is 8GB too small?... it fails and Get Info says there is still 1GB free on thumbdrive. Thanks again, mrsco
  5. ricola, you are awesome! thanks for the quick reply... I prob should have mentioned that this is on a computer that is running windows 7 with no pre-existing leopard [i'm using my dell mini9 hackintosh for terminal/disk util work] Can my win7 hardware raid and osx86 SL AHCI coexist peacefully? or will i be forced into switching bios settings each time i want to boot different os? So with those facts in mind, what do you think is the best plan of attack? -mrsco
  6. First, thanks for this great thread. I guess my main question is ... 1. I have 3 hdds... 2 are in RAID 0 running win7 and the new 3rd i want to be stand alone for Snow Leopard. I want to dual boot win7 and SL ... will having win7 on RAID0 give me issues, because of the RAID i won't be able to set my BIOS for AHCI??? 2. I was trying to follow Lifehacker's guide ... but i'm getting a KP trying to load the installer from USB thumb drive... The AppleIntelCPUManagement seems to be the issue...I seemed to get passed that issue by copying the NullCPUManagement.kext into the Extra/Extensions folder on the thumb drive, but then it hangs with no KP and the SL installer never comes up. 3. Also, I'm running a nVidia GeForce GTX 260 with 896mb ... i don't know the efi string for it as it wasn't listed on the page linked in this post... Any idea what I should use for that? Thanks
  7. This is the same thing I get (minus the error dialog from Parallels). Has anyone else experienced this? How do you resolve?
  8. PLEASE HELP! I can't get this to work... My setup... 1st HD with WinXP sp2 (using boot.ini/chain0 method to get to os x) 2nd HD with Kalyway OS X 10.5.2 (MBR) I can boot into winxp and os x seperately fine using the chain0 method. I installed the latest Parallels and setup the bootcamp .pvs to point to my winxp drive, but when I start the virtual machine it starts to load windows and gets to the options to start windows (safe mode, safe mode with networking... start windows normally, etc). After selecting one of the options (doesn't matter which) the virtual machine just locks up (not parallels, just the vm running inside parallels). When selecting safe mode it seems to hang on mup.sys?! I haven't tried setting up a seperate hardware profile as suggested in this thread... will that make all the difference? What am I missing?!?! Thanks in advanced
  9. I actually found the answer to the usb flash drive issue here here ...very strange. Any way to fix this permanently?
  10. Since this thread helped me a lot, I thought I would put my experience getting my Netgear WPN311 PCI wireless card working in Leopard 10.5.1... All my edits were done to copys of the files on my desktop and then copied to their correct folders (which would prompt me for the admin password)... I tried just editing the Leopard 10.5.1 IO80211Family.kext (version 2.0) and removing all device ids in the <array/> node out of the AirPortAtheros.kext/Contents/Info.plist except <string>pci168c,13</string> That gave me wireless after the first reboot, but after subsequent reboots everytime I would connect the whole os would freeze and I'd have to shutdown hard (hold pwr btn). Also, the "Turn Airport On" button seemed like it didn't do anything, but if I changed something on the page (like the checkbox) and then clicked Apply, the Airport would then turn on... strange. Then I decided to try the IO80211Family.kext (version 1.4) from the 10.4.8 update pkg... This time I just added my device id to the <array/> node in AirPortAtheros5424.kext/Contents/Info.plist. After a reboot, osx complained that it couldn't use that kext. Then I noticed that there was a Extensions/AppleAirport2.kext in the 10.4.8 update pkg that wasn't in 10.5.1, so I copied it to my Extensions folder and rebooted. It worked after that... If the Airport doesn't show up make sure you open Network Preferences and either click the plus to add the Airport or minus to remove the one that is there and re-add it. should work after that. There is one strange thing I have left however, My USB flash thumb drive won't show up on the desktop! If I go to system info, its listed there dynamically as I remove and plug in, but it won't mount the the desktop. Strange thing is that it works in windows and has worked in Leopard fine many times... even stranger is that after I copied the 10.4.8 kext into my extensions folder to try to get wireless working that way, my thumb drive magically appeared on my desktop (it was already plugged in). But now that my wireless is working, my usb thumb drive isn't anymore (but it knows its there...kinda). ANY IDEAS ON THIS?! If I get this working then I'll have 100% working system. Thanks
  11. Since this thread helped me a lot, I thought I would put my experience getting my Netgear WPN311 PCI wireless card working in Leopard 10.5.1... All my edits were done to copys of the files on my desktop and then copied to their correct folders (which would prompt me for the admin password)... I tried just editing the Leopard 10.5.1 IO80211Family.kext (version 2.0) and removing all device ids in the <array/> node out of the AirPortAtheros.kext/Contents/Info.plist except <string>pci168c,13</string> That gave me wireless after the first reboot, but after subsequent reboots everytime I would connect the whole os would freeze and I'd have to shutdown hard (hold pwr btn). Also, the "Turn Airport On" button seemed like it didn't do anything, but if I changed something on the page (like the checkbox) and then clicked Apply, the Airport would then turn on... strange. Then I decided to try the IO80211Family.kext (version 1.4) from the 10.4.8 update pkg... This time I just added my device id to the <array/> node in AirPortAtheros5424.kext/Contents/Info.plist. After a reboot, osx complained that it couldn't use that kext. Then I noticed that there was a Extensions/AppleAirport2.kext in the 10.4.8 update pkg that wasn't in 10.5.1, so I copied it to my Extensions folder and rebooted. It worked after that... If the Airport doesn't show up make sure you open Network Preferences and either click the plus to add the Airport or minus to remove the one that is there and re-add it. should work after that. There is one strange thing I have left however, My USB flash thumb drive won't show up on the desktop! If I go to system info, its listed there dynamically as I remove and plug in, but it won't mount the the desktop. Strange thing is that it works in windows and has worked in Leopard fine many times... even stranger is that after I copied the 10.4.8 kext into my extensions folder to try to get wireless working that way, my thumb drive magically appeared on my desktop (it was already plugged in). But now that my wireless is working, my usb thumb drive isn't anymore (but it knows its there...kinda). ANY IDEAS ON THIS?! If I get this working then I'll have 100% working system. Thanks, Rocco My Hack.in.tosh Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 @ 3.0gHz 4gb DDR2 800mhz RAM Abit IP35 Pro mobo (using onboard sound with AppleHDA 1.20 patch) Netgear WPN311 wireless (Atheros 5212 chipset) Nvidia eVga 8800GTX PCIe 768mb
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