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About celticpride34

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  1. RLF: I can't thank you enough! I havent slept this weekend because this has been plauging. OSX file structure and filesystem errors, I'm still novice at. The installer came up and has all the amd options nessisary and is installing now! I'd buy you a beer if it was possible. A very large beer. Thanks again. I know what its like, when poeple troll for answers without putting in any work or gaining knowlege from the experience and that was not my intention. Thanks for teaching me and helping me out. I am in your debt. Be good. PS: I'd be a fool if I didnt ask; what exactly is the sudo hdiutil attach -readwrite command? sudo is superuser, I get that but the hdiutil attach? Im guessing it just allowes one to mount a file that may be corrupt or have filesystem errors? Just trying to learn as much as possible but dont feel obligated to do more than youve already done. Thanks again. I really need to start reading some unix books... buoo: appologies. I didnt mean to do that. Not tyring to get the community in trouble.
  2. You sir are a saint and a scholar but alas... MBP:~ Maestro$ /Users/Maestro/Desktop/ApplyPPF a /Users/Maestro/Desktop/Kalyway\ 10.4.10.Intel\ SSE3\ Only.iso /Users/Maestro/Desktop/Kalyway\ 10.4.10_V1.1.ppf ApplyPPF v3.0 by =Icarus/Paradox Mac OS (Universal Binary)= Nov 8 2006 Patchfile is a PPF3.0 patch. Patch Information: Description : File_id.diz : not available Patching ... successful. MBP:~ Maestro$ I did it word for word what you said and the new iso now comes up with the same filesystem error and is unable to mount. Im guessing its the ppf which sucks because Im having issues finding a different copy of it. I found a newer kalyway distro 10.5.2 but its probably too new for this machine. Thanks for giving me this alternative method to patching. Not sure if you got any other ideas or ways to go about it but I really appreciate your help. This has been killing me. just noticed the naming scheme going on here...im gonna rename the original to something simple like osx.iso and try it that way. maybe something got messed up because theres spaces in the name. Trying it right now. ...nope. Didnt help renaming it 'kalyway.iso'. Plum outta ideas.
  3. Thats what Im thinking too as it seems to be corrupting the iso. Using the included PPF-O-MATIC (ver 4.4.2 in OSX & ver 3 in windows) that was included with the distro: Torrent Removed Do you use another PPF patching solution? All Im doing is clicking apply. Guessing the ppf file is jacked (even though it tells me the patch was successful). Im gonna try finding another copy of it and will also see about copying over the 10.4.10 packages to the JaS distro (this probably wont work Im guessing and it may even copy over the intel kernel, still...) Thanks again.
  4. rlf, thank you for getting back to me. Yessir, I got a new MBP to work from (running lion), and I have a windows 7 box as well. Im not short on resources. I did come across that packages directory and I hoped this would be easy/possible. So I'm just to copy over the packages dir from the amd disc onto the intel one, right? The problem now that I have is that I've just realized that the patched version of the iso (patched with the included amd ppf) is not readable in OSX, even though on the toshiba it boots up to and freezes when it gets to the famous "darwin kernel: version 8.8.1 ...." So now, my life is harder. When I attempt to mount the patched iso, it gives me the "no file system to mount" error. I have patched the iso in both windows and osx many times and I'm guessing something may be majorly up with the ppf file or something? Another though is that I have JaS 10.4.8 and it will boot as well but it doesnt recognize my internal drives like the kaly distro does. I installed JaS successfully on a thumb drive last night and have been working all day to get around the "waiting for root device". I figure Im so close with the kaly distro. Not even on an old alienware laptop was I lucky enough to recognize the internal drives. I figure Im so close with that distro. So, should I maybe try what you recomend, with copying over the package dir from the JaS distro? I know, its getting sketchy injecting stuff from 10.4.8 to a 10.4.10 disk. Man. They never make it easy. Thanks for your help man. Ive been at it for 48 hours straight here. Theres gotta be a simple way here. I may try redownloading the kaly distro but as these can only be found via torrents, Im not looking forward to getting a bunch of nasty letters. Ive been chalking up many distros as of late. Yeah and I tried repairing the patched image and what not. No dice. The dvd is not recognized in OSX but it is when it boots off the toshiba (to some extent). Weird. Oh yeah, one more quick question: When and if I am able to copy the amd packages folder over from the kaly distro or even the JaS one, do I have to change the permisions or bless anything? Just curious. It seems like it shouldnt be as easy as just drag and dropping but this is my first time with this route.
  5. Hey all, I have a pretty general question that is applicable to any build really and Im not looking for specific hardware specifics or anything other answers that I could find by scowering the forums and trying different things and going off on my own. I have tried really hard and Im almost there. Heres my deal: putting osx on my old toshiba laptop. Its an AMD 64 processer. I've had success with kalyway 10.4.10 and JaS 10.8 (Please, before you say only "thats too old a version for support", hear me out. I cant get with a newer version because only the older ones are compatible with older hardware such as this). So, I can succesfully boot from the "Kalyway 10.4.10 (IntelSSE3 + V1.1_AMD&SSE2_Patch+fixes)" stock ISO (that is, the one meant for Intel architecture, without patching the PPF for supposed AMD support). The disk boots perfectly and even recognizes the internal drives which is a godsend as the bios is stripped down and leaves no tinkering for stuff like ACPI. I install it fine and everything and obviously get a kernel panic when it reboots, as, it wasnt meant for AMD arch. But when I patch the .iso with the ppf that is supposed to enable amd support thanks to the new darwin kernal version 8.8.1, it wont boot into the installer, the screen just pauses at "darwin kernal version 8.8.1" and doesnt get through. Ive tried everything (yes, I did google darwin kernal version 8.8.1 and its a known panic that, nobody really knows how to fix apperently). So how should I go about getting the kernel that works onto either the already installed system or the install disk itself? I have 2 ideas: 1) figure out how to patch the kernel to an AMD one, AFTER installing it like how I did (I believe you can patch the kernel through the terminal via the install disk, and Ive found threads but it is so daunting, it doesnt seem easy to even track down the kernels themselves, let alone track down the commands to patch the acting kernel) or 2) take the working parts of the Intel install disk (that is, everything but the kernel, basically, and "move it over" to the pathed AMD iso). This way seems like it would be easier. I have the disk that boots perfectly and recognizes everything harware wise but audio (no biggie) and wifi (again, no biggie. At least I can get in the installer and run it). It seems like theres something messing up the ability to boot it when I patch it. How would I go about making a hybrid of the two disks? I read the guide on injecting drivers from kexts and what not and its pretty crazy. Just looking for some thoughts on if this is even possible. I dont wanna try any more distros as I've gotten 6 in the past few days and Im not trying to get on anyones bad sides or anything. Just curious if anyone has any ideas. TL;DR: Its possible to boot from an INTEL version installer but when I patch it through PPF-O-Matic with the supposed AMD kernel, it is no longer bootable. How can I take the kernel that I need and put it into the instalation disk that works, or vice versa? Cheers--