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  1. @blackosx: Thanks for the update. I'll have to look at the new DSDT stuff. I might stick with the cartri BIOS if I can fix the issue mentioned below, if not for any other reason than to keep the pretty apple logo at boot. I'll look into the FakeSMC as well. I have one solution to post for an issue mentioned above, and one more lingering ANNOYING issue to detail here: Parallels VM Boot Camp 'Disk Switching' solution. It's not necessarily DS3L specific but it's relevant to my last post: Parallels 6 fixes the "disk switching" issue. Upgrade to Parallels 6, delete your PVM, and re-create the boot camp VM to fix the issue permanently. Also, Parallels 6 allows you to properly assign multiple physical disks as "boot camp" disks, which has now finally allowed me to run MacOS as my Primary OS full time, as my Windows 7 VM is also my media server, and I needed my 2TB drive "Directly Attached" to the VM. Parallels 6 is even faster, and crystal mode is awesome. Got it for $40 as a student Gigabyte Board (DS3L) POWER LOOP ISSUE Has anybody successfully solved the power looping issue that can occur after a BIOS flash on any of the GIGABYTE boards (DS3L or DS3R especially???) (Note: this is not CARTRI BIOS Specific, apparently this happens on stock boards with stock gigabyte BIOS updates as well). I have TWO machines that suffer from this randomly, and it's driving me absolutely insane! I've tried pulling the battery for extended periods. I've cleared the CMOS through the jumper successfully, as i've been given the screen that makes me choose "defaults" or "last known good" during post. I STILL have this issue.
  2. @blackosx: I was incorrect about partitions switching, it's definitely disks switching. The thing is, I never switch my disks in BIOS. I boot up clean without any interaction every time, and for some reason I seem to get randomly assigned disk order when it comes to my BootCamp disk. It's frustrating. Not a show stopper by any means, but my last little complaint. I know you were pretty involved on the cartri.net forums as well. Are you still running the cartri bios? Is there any reason to switch back to the stock bios (any improvements in the DSDT.aml, etc?). Anything else new with this board in the past 6 months besides the new Realtek driver that I missed (I've tried to keep up as much as possible)?
  3. So, I'm running with Nearly everything perfect on my EP45-DS3L on 10.6.6. The only continual issue I have is with Parallels. For some reason, my disks never boot up with the same designation (disk0s1 changes to disk0s2, etc), so parallels is always throwing an error saying the boot-camp disk is not valid and have to change it before it can boot. It's getting frustrating. This also happens on a EP45C-DS3R I have set up as well. Anyone have any idea what the hell is going on?
  4. This is a very thorough, complete guide, and it obviously took a lot of careful work and documentation. However, I'm confused as to why you'd want to use a hacked distro when you can install stock snow leopard to a D830 with minimal modifications? This thread is short and gives detailed instructions: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=187356
  5. v 1.0 Defaulted to i386 mode. The default to 64 bit mode is a recent thing. You were probably never working properly in x64 mode unless you set boot flags specifically to set them up.
  6. Update: Got the 1390, worked like a charm upon boot-up, no issues whatsoever. I attempted to use Parallels and Fusion 3.0Beta2 to boot my Win7 partition but to no avail. Any ideas how to pull this off? (i'm booting 10.6 off a USB drive). @fsckedagain: There is no working network unless you replace your wireless card with a 1390. I'll let you know if there's any progress on the Ethernet front. (note: I got mine for $12.59 off ebay. with free shipping, it's worth the buy).
  7. You only see this tinge when using the GraphicsEnabler tag and removing NVKush. I believe you're using NVKush, so you don't see it. Try removing the kext, rebuilding the kextcache, adding the GraphicsEnabler tag and rebooting.
  8. It's been a few days since I've posted because I STILL haven't received the 1390. I hate the USPS with a passion. However, some good news: Out for Delivery or Available at PO Box, October 03, 2009, 9:53 am, XXXXXXXXX, CT XXXXX I should have it tomorrow morning (delivered to the office and I'm remote today) and will begin experimenting w/ the remaining issues. (Sleep/Hibernate/Broadcom 5751 pci=1673, etc).
  9. Haha ok, I did that backwards. Not a huge deal, I've been messing around with the system, I'm going set up a clean boot from scratch again today because I expect the card in, and I want the satisfaction of booting up the first time into a clean working system. Yes I have the same issue. Screen goes black but the machine does not power off. Once I get a working network card into it I'll spend more time attempting to fix the sleep/hibernate issues.
  10. I can now verify that this works 100%. I also have this small purple tinge as well, but it looks great. The wireless card did not come in today unfortunately however, so I can't test the upgrade to 10.6.1, but I will tomorrow. Thanks again!
  11. Good deal. I'm just imaging my "pre-first-start" disk w/ nvkush, so I'll set up a new method using your image and the "GraphicsEnabler" flag and report back by this afternoon sometime. The 1390 should be in today *crosses fingers* so I will hopefully have a full working version today. Quick question. In your guide where you talk about symlinks, you have the following two files symlinked: VoodooHDA.kext -> ../../../Extra/Extensions/VoodooHDA.kext lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 41B Sep 17 22:48 VoodooSDHC.kext -> ../../../Extra/Extensions/VoodooSDHC.kext However in your zip these files are in Extra/Extensions already. Should they be moved into S/L/E then symlinked, or just kept in /Extra?
  12. Ok so some interesting news. I haven't tried using your original guide, I did however use the kexts from disneysw's post on this thread on page 3: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...40&start=40 I included some steps he didn't (platformUUID) and deleted the existing IOFamilyATA.kext. When I booted up this machine for the first time, I got full sound with the video and QE/CI. This was set up before my previous post on this thread, and I tried it when I got home from work.. Tomorrow morning I will set up a new install using this guide again and will report back.
  13. I'm going to try a couple of different things and report back. I'm doing things slightly differently. I was just given a 500GB WD passport from work. I'm installing to a bootable USB to make this zero impact on my D830 (as it's given to me by my office). Boots off USB just fine. I created a MacHD and a LARGE (read: 380gb) user data partition. I set up my macHD as the guide said, then imaged it before I even booted into it. This way I can play with various pre-first-boot settings and extensions and just restore the image back over the top of the main partition and try again and again. I'll get back to you if/when I have any solutions.
  14. Well, just so that we're not looking at the wrong targets here, I'm installing off an actual store bought 10.6 DVD that was bought on release day, so I'm at 10.6. I'm goign to try repairing permissions and updating the kextcache this time before booting (doing it again on a new drive) so I'll let you know if I have QE/CI on boot. If so, we can probably isolate the older compatible that's being overwritten. If not, then maybe something like nvinkect, nvkush, etc might work?
  15. I have to assume that I am doing something wrong now, since 100% of the poll respondents are reporting success and I am also running a D830. (Edit: just read there was ONE vote.. could explain it..) Here are the EXACT steps I followed: 1. Attach disk via USB. 2. Partition, GUID. 3. Right click disk -> get info -> unlock -> uncheck (Ignore Permissions) 4. sudo chown 0:0 /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD 5. $ open /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ DVD/System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg 6. Complete installer 7. Install Chameleon 8. Copy extensions folder over to /Extra on Macintosh HD 9. chown root:wheel/chmod 755 10. mv /S/L/E/IOATAFamily.kext / 11. symlink all files showin in the box. 12. /Extra/Extensions/PlatformUUID.kext/constants - Edit Info.plist, put in drive UUID. 13. copy dsdt.aml to Extra and / 14. copy com.apple.boot.plist into Extra and / Boot on PC. Issues: Startup video EXTREMELY choppy. No QE/CI reported in system profiler. NO sound (system reports no built in audio). Trackpad does not work. I ordered a 1390 for network. Did i miss something or do something wrong? This is not my first hackintosh and I have some experience with this but the video performance is awful and the sound does not work for me. Is this what others experienced? Any help would be greatly appreciated.