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  1. Kexts are being processed on every boot

    If you don't want to move your kext's in /Extra/Extensions, this will also work: sudo kextcache -v 1 -a i386 -a x86_64 -m /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext /System/Library/Extensions /Extra/Extensions
  2. My plists for boot-132 method :)

    A few observations: I have a Gigabit GA-EP35-DS3R and an Abit IP35-Pro motherboard and I had to make the following change to LegacyAppleAHCIPort's Info.plist: <key>Chipset Name</key> <string>ICH9 AHCI</string> <key>IOClass</key> <string>AppleAHCI</string> <key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key> <string>0x29238086</string> Change the line in red to <string>0x29228086</string>. Apparently my ICH9R was reporting this on both boards: 00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 6 port SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2922] (rev 02) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0]) Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Unknown device [1458:b005] Also is this line a mistake in the LegacyAppleAHCIPort Info.plist: <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key> <string>org.tgwbd.driver.LegacyAppleAHCIPort</string> What is org.tgwbd.driver.LegacyAppleAHCIPort? Does that actually exist? The kext works fine anyway because it loads com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort due to my device ID.
  3. Great job, I am loving this. I set up Leopard on a friends system using this method. Couldn't use it on mine yet, since I use EFI strings, but now it supports EFI strings I am good to go. BTW, does converting the kexts into a Extensions.mkext allow the AppleHDA to load from EFI partition?
  4. Well I will give it a shot, and realize that I can be completely wrong here, so if anyone else has any better info please interject. These are the only kext's that I have in the /Extra/Extensions folder. My /System/Library/Extensions is completely vanilla just like on a real Mac. IntelCPUPMDisabler.kext - This one is the one that disables or prevents from loading the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement kext; with this one I don't have to worry about running the script that checks every few seconds and deletes the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement kext from /S/L/E AppleACPIPlatform.kext - Actually this is the stock one with 4 bytes modified for the reboot fix; although I don't think I actually need this one AppleSMBIOSEFI.kext - This is ChaunNun's SMBIOS fix to make my System Profiler work. This way I get all the correct information when running "About This Mac"; some may want to use the SMBIOSEnabler.kext by Kabyl, it just didn't work on my system dsmos.kext - Used to decrypt certain binaries; I would like to experiment with the AppleDecrypt.kext one day AppleAHCIPort.kext - this one is in the /Extra/Extensions, but it is the stock one copied from /System/Library/Extensions; I could possibly delete it, since it is the same I should also add that I had to install the patched AppleHDA in my /S/L/E folder for working sound. Other than that I am completely stock, system is very stable, everything works. I am also running Leopard 10.5.4. I installed using the boot-132 method from a retail Leopard 10.5 DVD, then used the software updater to apply 10.5.4. I then experimented with removing kext's from the /Extra/Extensions folder till I got it down pretty close to a minimum. I am also using EFI strings. Anyone feel free to interject any comments you may have regarding the kernel extensions.
  5. bchoen4, I realize you have already replaced your graphics card, but check out my post here in regards to the Gigabyte Radeon 3870 video card: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...;p=842838
  6. FYI... Fry's has a sale on the MSI 945 Saturn Barebone System for $89 - $20 rebate = total cost $69. Looking at the specs on this system, it looks like it would be pretty compatible with running OSx86. Here is a link to the specs: http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=pr...;maincat_no=134 It uses a Realtek ALC888 for audio and a Realtek 8111B LAN port. Throw in a CPU, memory, optical and hard drive and you can have a Mac clone for cheap. It has integrated graphics but if you want, throw in an inexpensive nVidia card. I don't have any personal experience with this particular system, but I have installed OSx86 on other systems with the same chipsets with success. For the price, it looks pretty good...
  7. Give this a try: http://www.locallytype.com/2008/01/03/setu...c-os-x-leopard/
  8. Sorry for so long to reply. I am currently out of the country, but you can get the Natit.kext from iAtkos 4... Let me know if you can't get it from there and perhaps I can post it somewhere...
  9. Try and see if this will work for you. I have a Gigabyte HD3870 that I could not get to work regardless of whether it was a Retail install using BOOT-DFE-132 or using Kalyway 10.5.1 or 10.5.2 install. I finally discovered that I could get it to work fully with QE, CI, etc by using the older Natit.kext. The Natit.kext that I have shows the binary to be 84,008 bytes in size. You can check the file in /Systems/Library/Extensions/Natit.kext/Contents/MacOS/Natit. This also happens to be the same Natit.kext installed by the new version of iAtkos 4. So I did a retail install using BOOT-DFE-132, rebooted, upgraded using the Combo Update for 10.5.4. Then I installed the Natit.kext as mentioned above. If I used the new version and booted with the -v, the screen would flicker for a brief second after loading the driver and then it hung, with no GUI. But using the older Natit, everything is working with 10.5.4 and completely Retail. The only thing I did was to put the Natit.kext in the /S/L/E directory. Thanks
  10. Nice setup. I am using the same motherboard that you have selected. I am jealous on the price, I think mine cost me $20 more. Just for comparison here is what I went with: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R CPU: Intel Quad Core Q9450 Memory: 8 GB Gskill PC2-1066 (I have had great luck with Gskill) Video: Gigabyte Radeon HD 3870 (always used Nvidia, wanted to try something different) I only went with the Intel Quad Core because I was able to get it locally for $249, otherwise I was considering the same CPU you selected or the E8400. Good luck and let us know how it goes...
  11. Not sure if you have already purchased the CPU, but you can get an Intel Q9450 with ECS motherboard combo for $249 at Fry's. The Intel Core 2 Quad 9450 is the 45 nm, 2.66 Ghz processor. The motherboard will sell on eBay and basically pay the taxes. Not bad considering that processor sells for $329 alone right now on Newegg. Oops, I see you already got it working...
  12. You might check out Fry's if you have one locally. They have the Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L and the Intel E8400 CPU combo for $249. If you like the quad core, I picked up the Intel Q9450 and ECS motherboard combo for $249. Of course I ditched the ECS motherboard and ordered the Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R from Newegg. But that combo deal is cheaper than the CPU alone anywhere else. Just some thoughts, as I am in the process of assembling a PC to run Mac OS X.
  13. Just my two cents, but for that price, you might take a look at the refurbished Macbook Pro on Apple's website...
  14. Well I am building something similiar: Q9450 Intel Processor Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R Motherboard 8 GB Gskill PC2-1066 Gigabyte Radeon HD 3870 Seagate Barracuda 250 GB I went with this power supply: Corsair CMPSU-520HX 520W ATX12V v2.2 Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817139001 You can also get a Lite-On 20X SATA DVD for about $15 more on the combo deal with this power supply. Since I am building up a new system I can use a SATA DVD