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  1. I have been trying to wrap my head around this for three days and it's really irking me now. So basically I am trying to get Snow Leopard on my PowerMac G4 case mod that I built (it's only fitting to have OSX on a Mac), but I don't have any dual layer discs (SL is too big for a single layer) so I installed Kalyway, copied SL to a blank partition on my external hard drive, and put myHack on there. It didn't want to boot (wouldn't even load Chameleon) so I tried nawcom BootCD and put that on a DVD-RW, and it installed perfectly except the GPU, sound, and network wasn't going. Aparently those fixes require a later version of SL, so I put 10.6.5 update on it, installed myHack while I was at it and rebooted. Chameleon came up alright, I told it to boot SL and I got a black screen after it had loaded all the extensions and before it booted the kernel (when it shows the Apple logo). I rebooted and tried again, I tried doing GraphicsEnabler=No, I tried removing graphics kexts, I tried -v -arch=i386 cpus=1 maxmem=4096... none of them worked. So I tried using the nawcom Boot disc and it worked perfectly. It boots fine with the boot disc, but not from Chameleon. I tried putting the Extra/Extensions from the boot disc on the hard drive and all the stuff it came it, and it did the same thing: crashed before booting the kernel. I have tried EVERYTHING I can think of. What am I doing wrong? Why does it keep crashing on me? The hardware: - Intel Celeron 420 @ 2.66GHz - Gigabyte 965P-S3 - Gigabyte GTX285 <- why a big GPU with a small CPU? Because the proper GPU for it hasn't arrived yet and it's my PhysX card from my main computer as spare. - 2GB DDR2-667 RAM Any ideas would be appreciated.
  2. So I'm trying to get Snow Leopard to work on my Toshiba Satellite A100, and I've pretty much managed to get it going apart from four things: Graphics - The drivers won't work. I haven't tried much with this, just the default OSX drivers and they make it hang when the window manager starts. Trackpad - Doesn't work at all. I have tried VoodooPS2Controller.kext, and the PS2 drivers with myHack Sound - Nothing happens, but I don't know what drivers to use WiFi - Seems to cut out. Using the default Snow Leopard drivers. To set it up I used a standard Snow Leopard disc, copied it to a partition on my external hard drive, and then used the myHack 1.0.1 package with the following settings: com.apple.Boot.plist GraphicsDisabler ApplePS2Controller EvOreboot.kext LegacyAppleRTC.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext SleepEnabler.kext And then after the install I ran the package again on the installation partition. Anyone have any ideas about how I can fix the GPU, Trackpad, Sound and maybe WiFi? Also just noticed the CPU fan doesn't turn on and it gets really hot.
  3. The Nehalem Mac Pro is a decent enough CPU and I wouldn't mind owning one, but Mac seem to not understand how to give users the option for advanced GPUs. They are still messing around with GeForce 8000 Series (The GT1xx is a rebranded 9xxx which are mostly rebranded 8xxx). That and if I was to put my 9800GX2 in there, it would stall because they don't provide PCI-E power. Yes some would argue there is no need because the Mac Pro is for Pros, but there really is no games Mac which is why games are made for PC and why I am reluctant to switch. I'm not a Microsoft fanboy because I like OSX, but not the hardware it's designed for.
  4. Okay, I have no idea what is going on here. I am building a Leopard disc using the BrazilMac patch and a Mac Pro 10.5.2 System Disc. I managed to get it going on another computer once before, but this time when I'm building the disc the computer refuses to cooperate with me. When I delete packages I don't need (like Printer drivers, and foreign languages), it deletes it fine (after I have to force it to mount in read-write mode using "mount -uw..."), but the file comes back after about 5 seconds. Now I have used Terminal (using rm) but when I ls they are back, I have tried in Finder and it disappears and reappears after a few seconds, and I have tried muCommander, but half the files won't even try to delete, and the ones that do come back after a second. I have mounted the image in read-write, I have done it in both DMG and ISO format (does the same thing), and I am getting nowhere. Does anyone know what's going on?
  5. Can I fix my BIOS without using a hotswap?

    Yeah. I've read alot of forums saying Virtual DualBIOS is s**t. I returned it under warranty (which I hate doing, makes me feel like I failed).
  6. Can I fix my BIOS without using a hotswap?

    Well Gigabyte go on about their DualBIOS and Virtual DualBIOS. My motherboard has Virtual DualBIOS, but they never mention what it does or how to use it anywhere, not even on the web or the manual. I went onto tons of forums and they all are complaining about how Gigabytes support for this technology is {censored} poor. I would like to do that, but unfortunately I, a) don't have a floppy drive, and don't know how to use Virtual DualBIOS. Gigabyte told me 'It should just work'.
  7. I would've done this on Geek.com but the system refused to post it coming up with stupid errors. Anyhow, I recently did a BIOS update on my Gigabyte P35-DS3R board (a brand I now no longer trust because of their slack BIOS update utilities) because the LAN wasn't working. I got the BIOS from Gigabyte and used their @BIOS utility. I know I should've used DOS, but I would've thought that if and issue occured it would tell me, but no it went through 100% and never complained. I turned the computer off and when I turned it on the BIOS was dead. The motherboard isn't covered by warranty because it's a BIOS issue and apparently I caused it. I know how to fix BIOSes and all that because I've done it before, but the problem I have is the motherboard that died uses an 8Mbit flash ROM and the only other motherboards I have are 4Mbit which means I can't use them. My question: is there any was I can fix the BIOS without hotswapping. I read an article (http://www.llamma.com/xbox/Repairs/Reading_Xbox_Hdd_key.htm) which does it for the Xbox, but is there any way I can do this for the computer, or alternatively is there any way I can use my other 4Mbit motherboards to do it?
  8. Leopard on Core i7

    The Core i7 uses a new architecture (Nehalem) and I'd suspect Apple will make a new kernel for the i7 chips when they start putting them into their systems but until then I'd say OSx86 won't like it too much...
  9. Kalyway not booting

    I'm no expert but if you had it running before then do exactly what you did last time to make it rtun and DON'T use that video driver. I am probably going to get thrashed by someone for saying this but Kalyway has terrible AMD support and I had all sorts of errors when I tried it. I'm using a vanilla disc and I modified a few kexts and the kernel and am trying to get OSX going that way. So my advice: reinstall, or use a different kernel and kexts.
  10. Install Leopard 10.5.2 On AMD From Vanilla Disc

    Completely ignore my stupid question. I found the BrazilMac patch, but I had to do it manually.
  11. It's been a while since I last fiddled with OSX86, and I decided to start completely from scratch withg building a hackintosh. I got my hands on a vanilla Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2, but I don't know what I need to change on it to make it run on my hackintosh. I know the kernel will need changed but I don't know where to get any of these modifications from. Is there an archive of the files out there somewhere that I can just slipstream into the Leopard. I'm going to try PC EFI and Chameleon tonight in VMWare using a vanilla install, but has anyone got any other ideas?
  12. My nutty Dell

    I said in my previous comment, it's over. NO MORE POSTS ON THIS TOPIC. IT WAS THE CPU!!!
  13. HBS Mac OS X 10.4.10

    Okay yes, saying they were stupid may not have been overly nice, but what I was meaning was when you get a new system, you should be able to have to option to have it completely blank, just the necessities to make it run and that was the idea. I have sold my development system because I rightly don't care about this project anymore or anything to do with Mac OS X. I used it and tried it hard but I still can't see what the massive rave it about Mac OS X. Okay Windows it's a piece of brilliance itself, but it's still lightyears ahead of Mac OS X (and don't you Mac OS fanboys start pissing and moaning about how it's better). I'm going to start spending my time elsewhere (ie Getting my Phenom going good.
  14. Windows 7 M3 Build 6780 preview

    I know Xerox started it. I know that Xerox gave them the idea of a GUI. I wasn't saying who started it, I was merely saying that you lot are like kids fighting over who pulled whos hair putting the blame on the other, hence the 'You little s**t, I'll kill you!'.
  15. Windows 7 M3 Build 6780 preview

    For crying ou loud you lot, will you grow up. You're like kids in the playground: 'My dad's car can go 180', 'Well my dad's car has twin-turbo'. You guys are the same: 'MS copied Apple', 'Well Apple started it', 'You little s**t, I'll kill you!'. Grow up and wait for Windows 7 and Snow Leopard to come out before making your opinions of both.