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  1. shardie


    Worked perfect for me on my Gigabyte GA-EG31M-S2 motherboard. After installing and booting into SL, I copied my dsdt.aml and extras folder to SL and it booted without the boot cd.
  2. Hi Just to let you know that I updated to 10.6.1 via Software Update and it went flawless. My specs are in my sig. The update was only 9mb. have you updated yet?
  3. Hi all Im using a Geforce 9800GT 1024mb vga card with SL. I have tried both methods to get full graphics. Method one: Used EFI code and placed it in the com.Apple.Boot.plist file Method two Used NVInject.kext and NVenabler.kext Both methods work great and did a benchmark test using either method. The results were basically the same. However, I just wanted to know if it would be better (stability/speed) to use the EFI or kext methods and why? My thoughts are the EFI because its built into the plist file whereas the OS has to load the kexts. Whats your thoughts ??
  4. Hi all My Specs: Gigabyte EG31M-S2 here 2.8GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB Kingston Ram Inno 3D 1GB 9800GT PCIe (with HDMI) After many many attempts I finally got this working. This is what I used and did, taking tips from all different guides. The files I used: These are the files I used NOTE: Put the AppleHDA.kext, HDAEnabler.kext, NVEnabler.kext and NVinject.kext into /S/L/E folder (system/library/extensions/) You will need a fully working version of leopard first (I installed SL to a 500GB Seagate) Method: 1. Make sure your SATA drive you installing to is on disk0 (you can use Disk Utility to check) 2. Install SL by using the OSInstall.mpkg method (plenty threads on how to do that) 3. Once SL is installed to your OTHER drive install Chameleon RC1 (V9) - I NEVER had success with V10. 4. Install DSDT Patcher to the drive 5 I also copied KextUtility to the root of the drive so that I could repair permissions as soon as I get to the desktop before I get a Kernel Panic. Thats about it. Points to remember You can use any guide you want but just remember that your SATA drive must be on disk0 and use Chameleon V9 (RC1) You can use my files if you want Use KextUtility to repair permissions (Repairing Permissions is a VERY IMPORTANT thing) Good Luck BTW: My system is running full 64bit and its VERY FAST lemme know if it works
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    Modified boot-132 Bootloader

    Hey there. Thanks --- thats makes more sense. So you saying that maybe all i need is to add the JmicronATA.kext to the DVD ?
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    Modified boot-132 Bootloader

    Well My chipset would be: Motherboard Specs: Intel® P965 & ICH8 North Bridge: Intel® P965 South Bridge: Intel® ICH8 LAN: Realtek RTL8110SC Giga LAN Controller BTW: Kalyway 10.5.2 loads/boots perfect
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    Modified boot-132 Bootloader

    Hi thanks for the speedy relpy. 1. Ive used the original iso as well (without modification) 2. Ive downloaded 3 files : BOOT-KABYL-BUMBY.zip, CDBoot_RC2.sh and generic.iso from the first post 3. Ive used generic.iso (with and without modification) but get the same error 4. I am using a RETAIL LEOPARD DVD. (I have Kalyway 10.5.2 installed already) any suggestions ??
  8. Hi guys and gels. ive used this method: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...mp;#entry805274 but i keep getting an error after the -v flag. the error is : AppleHDAController:: start ERROR no layout-id found AppleHDA.kext failed to load. unable to locate "layout-id" property Ive added a working AppleHDA.kext but still the same error. Pleae help if you know the solution. BTW: Im using Kalyway 10.5.2 install DVD with vanilla. So I know that the kext im using are working.
  9. HI all I have two PCI firewire cards (cheap cards) in both my hackitoshes (one running Tiger 10.4.9 and the other Leopard 10.5.2). The firewire cards are exactly the same but i noticed that my Lacie drives are really slow in Leopard. In order to fix the speed i installed the Firewire kexts from Tiger 10.4.9 into Leopard - Fixed Permissions and rebooted. I have read in other forums that anything AFTER 10.4.9 makes the firewire PCI cards slow Hope this helps- lemme know
  10. Hi all Firstly im running Kalyway 10.5.2 install, Vanilla. I had a problem with Adobe Director 11 quitting when I tried to start it. I searched pleanty of websites and no-one had a fix, so tried everything UNTIL today I found a fix. All I did was replace the AppleSMBIOS.kext file. I used this file AppleSMBIOS-27-Default.zip which can be found here http://my.macdotnub.info/content/view/19/26/ Hope it works for you - lemme know Shardie
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    IDT 92HD202 Audio chipset

    Please help me to setup OSX using this board. I have Kalyway 10.5.2 and not a noob. Ive done many installations using other boards but this board is killing me. it gets stuck on the FRAME BUFFER thing on boot Using Core 2 Duo, SATA HDD and SATA DVD. Thanks
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    Hackitosh Vs. Macintosh

    Well back here in South Africa Macs are so expensive that I can build 4 Hackintoshes for the price of a Mac Pro, and they will runa almost as fast as the Mac Pro. Im running a Hackintosh myself: 2.4 Core 2 Quad with 4 Gigs of Ram, 22" Wide Screen. Built it for R6500.00(incl monitor) - whereas the Mac Pro Costs about R25000.00 (without the monitor). BTW I charge R550 to install OSX in PC's - business has been good.
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    MacBook Air

    FAKE FAKE FAKE.....Compare the two photos,, 1. The top photo has the keyboard indented - flat. 2. The bottom photo shows the keys raised - so if the lid was closed it would press on all the keys. The top view and side view dont match.
  14. MAC.NUB: i think its abit unfair to lock the thread as many other people can help. LOL very funny. yeah I supose we can be abit cheeky, then again our English just sounds abrupt but we mean well.
  15. Nuifrkns : I think your are right. The average/noobie/etc has no clue what to select. Im sure there could/should be a simpler README at least, explaining what one should select. Although, the person trying to install OSX on a PC should also know that its not going to be handed to him on a silver platter and should at least know what hardware he/she has. - open the case and write it down on a piece of paper - simple really. Also, abit of reading would help, after all we are install OSX onto a PC which was never intended to happen - so read baby read, just like the rest of us did. oh and PERSISTANCE