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  1. [SOLVED] ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO PCI-E Woe's

    I have a HD 2400 Pro, and I have to use a DVI-to-VGA adapter on the DVI port, and use a VGA cable to connect to the adapter. I am using Netkas' Natit driver.
  2. For me on my HD 2400 Pro, I need to use a DVI to VGA adapter on the DVI port. There is full software support, but you can't plug a DVI cable into the DVI port. You have to plug an analog VGA cable into a DVI to VGA adaper on the DVI port.
  3. I am using Natit and I need to use a DVI to VGA adapter But Core Image and Quartz Extreme work
  4. After you hit Enter in Step 4, immediately hit the F8 key so that the boot prompt appears. If the grey screen appears, you didn't hit the F8 key fast enough or often enough. At the boot prompt, type "-v" and Enter, and you will get a verbose boot log. This might give you an idea of what is wrong. Its most likely that your generic.ISO doesn't have the drivers for your chipset for IDE or SATA.
  5. Here is a boot-132 loader ISO for a Dell Inspiron 530, with a SATA hard drive and CDROM/DVD ROM drive (G33 Chipset, core 2 quad): inspiron_530.iso.zip
  6. ZoroLives, Boot-DFE-146-Bumby is a barebones boot-132 ISO, that provides the basics needed to build and ISO. It is an ISO, but it will not allow you to fully boot the Leopard Retain Installer disk. You need to add drivers into it so that the retail disk can boot your particular hardware. The 2nd link, where is says "Download .ISO with modified kexts", no longer points to a valid ISO. Too bad, as that ISO save you a lot of time and trial and error. The Superhai method tells you how to take the Bumby ISO and create your own ISO. Read this post first, and if you have any questions afterwards, I would be happy to answer what I can. One note about the Superhai method, which is if your drivers are larger than what will fit in the base initrd.img, you need to create a new image with Disk Utility, large enough to hold your extensions + 10 megabytes, and copy the drivers from the Bumby ISO plus your own hardware specific drivers. The options I used in Disk Utility for the new images are: Volume Name: initrd Volume Size: 14 MB Volume Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Encryption: none Partitions: Single Partition - Master Boot Record Partition Map Image Format: read/write disk image The DiskUtility will save the new image as initrd.dmg, but you can then rename it to initrd.img. For me, it was easier to first start with Kalyway (or some other disto), get an understanding of how hackintoshing works, and then use a 2nd disk drive on the hackintosh to build the boot-132 retail version. Also, if you figure out what drivers your hardware needs based on one of the easier to use distro, you can just copy those drivers directly to your boot-132 ISO. This is no longer true. If you read the 1st post in the long thread, someone first discovered how to boot off a flash drive, and then boot your installation. After that, the Chameleon boot loader knew how to read an auxiliary Extensions folder and could boot the Retail system. Munky proposes using the 200Mbyte EFI partition found on Apple GUID drives to store the Extensions, as described in this post Boot from EFI partition, zero modification installs on Intel SSE2 or better..., Zero-modification Leopard installs.
  7. Installing on Dell Inspiron 530

    I've been playing with getting a Retail Leopard install to work on my Inspiron 530. I started with a mostly working Kalyway 10.5.2 (upgraded to 10.5.6), and installed onto a 2nd SATA drive. It took me some time to find the right drivers to build the boot-132 CDROM disc. There was an ISO that had a bunch of kexts in the post http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=113288New modified BOOT-132 allows you to boot retail DVDs but that ISO was no longer to be found as the free upload has since expired. So it took me awhile, but here is an ISO that will boot an Inspiron 530 with a SATA CDROM drive and a SATA hard drive (G33 chipset, core 2 quad 6600): inspiron_530.iso.zip I booted the above image, then booted the Leopard retail disc and installed onto my 2nd hard drive. The Leopard Installer complained about not being able to modify the boot parameters on my first drive (which is MBR, not GUID). But the 2nd drive was installed just fine. Afterward, I used the technique by Munky described here: Boot from EFI partition, zero modification installs on Intel SSE2 or better..., Zero-modification Leopard installs. At that point I could boot my 2nd hard drive by hitting F12 during the DELL logo flash, and selecting the 2nd drive to boot from. Next there was the matter of installing the video & sound drivers. For these, I couldn't figure out how to put the drivers all on the EFI partition, so they just went into /System/Library/Extensions/. Partly because the netkas installer (ATI Radeon HD 2400) wants to do the installation, so I have no idea of what needs to go on the EFI partition. That being said, I was able to upgrade from 10.5.0 to 10.5.6 (with some old dmgs I had from before) without worrying about the system not being able to boot. Right now I am almost where I was with Kalyway. I can't reboot, shutdown, or sleep (the machine is just halted), but I can always use the power button.
  8. Your PC sounds pretty generic. I had a Emachines that wasn't too different from what you described, and Kalyway worked well with it. I think your problem is that the 10.5.6 Update, after it installed the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement, froze the kernel, and the update only half finished, leaving your OS in a corrupted state. Perhaps you did this already, but I would re-install the base OS, then run that netkas script I mentioned earlier during your upgrade to 10.5.6. This should prevent the OS from freezing, and the installation can run to completion. But if you already did that, I don't know what is going with your system.
  9. I had this same Problem upgrading to 10.5.6. I started with an 10.5.2 Kalyway, and upgraded up to 10.5.4, and things were OK. But with I upgraded to 10.5.5, and later to 10.5.6, I had this same problem. What it did to recover was to boot up my Kalyway installation disk, and run Terminal (it was in an Tools or Apps menu), and my hard drive was already mounted. I just cd to /System/Library/Extensions, and deleted the offending AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext. I then ran Disk Utility to umount my hard drive, and then my machine rebooted just fine. Then when reran the upgrade, but using the netkas instructions: That is, run the above script as root, and then run the update. This allowed 10.5.5 and 10.5.6 to install just fine.
  10. Dell Inspiron 530 Help

    I also have a Dell Inspiron 530, with the ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro. I installed with kalyway 10.5.2 also, and the system came up without sound and hi resolution graphics initially. I have the Netgear GA311, which works out of the box. By following the instructions on the 10.5.2 here I was able to get sound to work. The next time you reboot, run the Console application (in /Applications/Utilities) and take a look at the System log to see if there are any messages in your log file at the time MacOSX dies on you.
  11. Yes, I tried this on a Dell Inspiron 530, and it booted a retail Leopard 10.5 disk just fine. I haven't installed yet, as I don't want to erase my existing MBR partitioning scheme. I plan to get another hard drive and install a vanilla version there (I am currently using kalyway). I used one of the version Filip posted that contained a bunch of common kexts : http://www.mediafire.com/?1ne1zbl4znv
  12. Filip, your uploaded with the common extensions worked for me. That is, I am able to boot all the way into the installer and run utilities.
  13. EFiX: OSx86 gone commercial?

    The diminishing returns thing: Most people who can assemble their own PC from components can figure out how to make OSx86 to work without EFI-x. And for those people that can't assemble their own PC, they ought to buy the Mac as Detosx said. I could see small mom and pop PC shops selling Mac clones using EFI-x, especially if it delivers on being able to run Software Update without worries.