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  1. Snow Leopard on Shuttle SG41J1 Plus?

    Hi ShatPank81: I've been running Snow Leopard on my SG41J1-RFG for about six months now. I used TonyMacx86's instructions to install Retail Snow Leopard recognized my NVidia Graphics Card and Sound Chipset natively. I've been able to apply Combo Update to 10.6.4 without any modification. I purchased Apple's USB Ethernet Adapter for native network connectivity. I haven't been able to create DSDT and EasyDSDT doesn't seem to work so I'm stuck booting from IsoBoot CD-ROM. Feel free to message me or e-mail if you have any questions. http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/04/ibo...ac-os-x-on.html Danyel dluck007@hotmail.com dluck007.dyndns.org/OSx86
  2. MSI Wind PC Desktop -- Supported?

    Hi Everyone: I'm currently typing on my MSI Wind PC hooked up to 37" Westinghouse TV running Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8. Haven't had too much with Snow Leopard but Leopard runs fine. When I first built the machine, I used the following guide: http://www.uselessninjas.com/guides/msiwindosx/ Now, I'm very happy with the performance and it replaced my aging MSI mPC 915. Danyel's OSx86 Page Danyel
  3. iMac Aquarium

    Hi Jake: Look good and nice presentation. Maybe the people at Retro MacCast would like to know. http://retromaccast.ning.com/ Danyel
  4. Hi Marson: I've been very happy with my MSI Wind U100, and I'm using custom-built DVD Image (MSIWindOSx86.iso) that installed Leopard 10.5.4. Since then I upgraded to 10.5.7 using Apple's Software Update (and some patches). I haven't personally installed Retail Leopard and Snow Leopard but there are many who have. Laptop - MSI Wind U100 Intel Atom Core Duo 1.6gHz 1.0 GB DDR2 RAM 160 GB Internal SATA Drive 160 GB USB/SATA Portable Drive Intel GMA 945 Chipset Bison 0.3 Internal WebCam Details are located on my website: http://dluck007.dyndns.org/OSx86/ Danyel
  5. Shuttle X200

    Looks like a good system, TheHumphries. The system got "Five Eggs" from NewEgg.com. http://global.shuttle.com/awards_detail.jsp?award_id=1078 I bought a similar compact PC from NewEgg (MSI CS120 NetTop). The system has similar form factor and low power. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...Tpk=msi%20cs120 I was able to use the same DVD Image (MSIWindOSx86.iso) to install the OS on this computer. I'm going to try Snow Leopard (Retail) soon. Danyel :mellow:
  6. Thanx to the OSx86 community

    Glad you were able to join the OSx86 Community, Arjunme. After reading your post, I can relate to many things. I use Windows at Work, and I used to use at Home with IE (Yuck!) I used to be magnet from viruses as well. Since migrating to OSx86 and using Firefox or Safari, I haven't had a single virus since! I started with Tiger (Myzar then mac.nub) and now Leopard (MSIWindOSx86) and soon Snow Leopard (Retail). The computer I bought in 2006 (MSI mPC 915) is still running 24/7. I bought all my machines based on specs and recommendations from OSx86 Hardware Wiki and Forums. The website and community has been an invaluable resource to me and many others. Keep up the good work! Danyel
  7. which netbook?

    Hi ProBuild521: I've been a die-hard MSI OSx86 User since 2006. I bought my first Desktop (MSI mPC 915) in Summer 2006. Recently, I bought an MSI U100 from TigerDirect for $299 about 3 months ago. I was able to install Mac OS X 10.5.4 using MSIWindOSx86.iso from an External DVD-ROM. Everything was recognized natively although the Wireless needed to use included RA Link Utility. The MSI Wind U100 should still be available from TigerDirect for $289.00. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...&CatId=3987 I've also bought and installed MSI NetTop CS120 and used the same MSIWindOSx86.iso Image. Details for NetBook and Desktops: http://dluck007.dyndns.org/OSx86/ --Danyel
  8. Transfer Tiger from dead mac mini

    When I installed Leopard on my system, I used Apple's Migration Assistant to migrate all my User's Folders and Data over from my Tiger Install on USB External Hard Drive. Danyel
  9. I bought one of those MSI NetTop 100 boxes from NewEgg. I had an existing 500GB Drive and I added 2GB Memory and DVD Drive. It works well with MSIWindOSx86.iso (Leopard 10.5.4) because this is the desktop equivalent of MSI Wind NetBook (which I had bought few weeks earlier). I use this as secondary desktop, but it's actually faster than my primary desktop (MSI mPC 915 that I bought about three years ago). Danyel
  10. Carbon Copy Cloner with OSx86

    Hi c0rk007chk: The architectures for PowerPC, Intel Mac and Hackintosh/OSx86 use different boot record schemes. Carbon Copy Cloner and SuperDuper should work fine on real Mac's (PowerPC or Intel Mac's). If you are using Hackintosh/OSx86 PC, you will need different utility. I use Clonetool Hatchery for my OSx86's PCs (Tiger or Leopard-based). http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/24693 Here's what I usually do (for OSx86 PC's): 1) Boot from Tiger or Leopard OSx86 DVD. 2) Go into Tools - Disk Utility. 3) Format and create Mac OS Extended partition (be sure to choose correct one!) and make sure the options are set to MBR (Master Boot Record). 4) Quit the Disk Utility and Installer. Remove the DVD-ROM. 5) Go into existing OSx86 Partition, and open up CloneTool Hatchery. 6) Make sure the correct Source and Destination are selected. 7) Uncheck the Erase Disk and Bless Disk. 8) Click on Hatch. After completed, reboot and boot into new clone! Danyel
  11. Cloning Software

    Hi linedpaper: Does your girlfriend have a real Mac? (MacBook, MacBook Pro, Powerbook, iBook, etc?) If so, I'd recommend using Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper. http://www.bombich.com/software/index.html http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/Sup...escription.html If she is using Hackintosh or OSx86 PC, I'd recommend using Clonetool Hatchery. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/24693 Here's what I usually do (for OSx86 PC's): 1) Boot from Tiger or Leopard OSx86 DVD. 2) Go into Tools - Disk Utility. 3) Format and create Mac OS Extended partition (be sure to choose correct one!) and make sure the options are set to MBR (Master Boot Record). 4) Quit the Disk Utility and Installer. Remove the DVD-ROM. 5) Go into existing OSx86 Partition, and open up CloneTool Hatchery. 6) Make sure the correct Source and Destination are selected. 7) Uncheck the Erase Disk and Bless Disk. 8) Click on Hatch. After completed, reboot and boot into new clone! Danyel
  12. From reading various posts about Apple's EULA (End-User License Agreement), they mention installing Apple software on Apple-branded products (obviously not generic PC's). For the AppleTV, this is an Apple-branded product (although Leopard is not supported on AppleTV). Look at paragraph 2 (a). http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/appletv.pdf Danyel
  13. Hi Everyone! It's been a while since I posted on this forum. I setup my first OSx86 PC in Summer 2006 which I built from custom parts to run Tiger. Since then, I was able to obtain an MSI Wind U100 NetBook and MSI Wind 945G NetTop. MSI Wind U100 NetBook I bought the MSI Wind U100 NetBook from TigerDirect for $309USD (about $345USD including Taxes and Shipping). The unit shipped with Intel Atom 1.6gHz, 1GB RAM, 160GB Hard Drive and built-in Wi-Fi and BlueTooth. I also purchased an ASUS External DVD Writer (Portable USB-Powered). I was pleasantly surprised to see the hard drive already partitioned: 1) Windows Recovery Partition (4GB FAT32): Used to restore Windows to default installation. 2) Windows XP Home Edition (40GB NTFS): Default installation of Windows XP Home. 3) Blank Partition (120GB NTFS): Blank NTFS Partition with nothing on it (!) First, I booted into Windows XP Home and setup Windows the way I wanted (applied patches, install programs, etc). Then, I used Windows Disk Manager to remove the 120GB Blank Partition. Second, I used Mac OS X Installer DVD-ROM (based on WindOSx86.iso - specifically made for MSI Wind PC's) to start installing Mac OS X Leopard (!) I launched Apple's Disk Utility and created "Mac OS Extended Journaled" using the blank partition. After installing Mac OS X Leopard, almost everything worked out of the box! (Full CI/QE and native 1024x600 Resolution, Sound, Ethernet, Wi-Fi (with included Utiliy), WebCam, etc. There are couple tweaks I had to do: Install VoodooHDA Patcher to get external Speaker support. I had to manually patch DVD Player Extension to get DVD's to play using the External DVD Player. The Bison 0.3 seemed to work fine using Apple's iChat and web-based Chat clients, but did not work with Apple's Photobooth application. I also installed Chameleon 2.0 so I could have more flexible booting. I used Apple's Migration Assistant to migrate my profile over from Tiger installation (was on Dell Inspiron 1300). Migration Assistant worked flawlessly to migrate my Applications and Desktop. MSI Wind 945G NetTop The MSI Wind 945G NetTop is the desktop equivalent of MSI Wind U100 NetBook. After reading reviews, I purchased the MSI Wind 945G NetTop from NewEgg for around $205 including Internal SATA DVD-Writer Drive and 2GB Memory. I used 3.5" Internal SATA Drive that I already had. Since this was a "barebones" setup, the system did not come with any Operating System. I used CloneZilla on USB Stick to clone my hard drive MSI Wind U100 NetTop over to the 3.5" SATA Drive. I used to option to clone to whole disk (including all partitions). CloneZilla is based on open-source Linux so the interface may a bit technical. After cloning, I put the 3.5" SATA Drive into the MSI Wind 945NetTop. I was pleasantly surprised to see the drive booting up (I saw the Chameleon Bootloader)! I was able to go into Windows without any problems. I rebooted and I was a bit dismayed when I could not boot into Mac OS X. After doing some research, I saw an article from "UselessNinjas" that mentioned that you had to change USB Speed from "HighSpeed" to "FullSpeed" in the BIOS. After I did that, voila! I was able to boot right into Mac OS X Leopard (!) Since I just got my MSI Wind 945G NetTop working yesterday, I need to update my website. I do have some information on my previous Tiger and MSI U100 NetBook. Only tweaks I did so far is: Install SwitchResX so I can support 1280x800 Widescreen Resolution. Daniel's OSx86 PC's Danyel Comments, questions and suggestions are welcome...
  14. Hi Loybond: This post probably belongs on General Discussion (not the Genius Bar). I'm very happy with using Mac OS X on OSx86 Hardware (basically unsupported machines). I first started using Mac OS X Tiger (10.4.6) on custom-built MSI mPC 945 mini-Desktop in May 2006. Now I'm running Mac OS X Leopard (10.5.4) on my MSI Wind Book (U100 Series). That being said, I've had zero viruses or adware on Tiger or Leopard over the past three (3) years. My Desktop PC (which acts as my own personal server) runs 24/7 and is always connected to the Internet. I've downloaded many Shareware and Open-Source software (and a few Commercial) titles without any viruses or adware. Danyel
  15. Hi DMTheBlue: Yes, you can install Mac OS X (Leopard or Tiger) on the 2nd Partition. This assumes that the computer comes with 2nd Disk Partition (most do not, but some do). During installation, you can go to Utilities - Disk Utility and see if you can format the 2nd Partition (usually Mac OS Extended Journaled). I'm currently dual-booting my Home Desktop and Work Laptop both with Tiger and XP. 1000he looks like nice machine to install OSx86. I'm planning on getting a NetBook later this year. Danyel
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