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StrikeDaMic

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  1. Hey guys After having finally bought a new PC - the components for it, respectively - I am ready to run a dual-boot Vista 64bit / OSX86 machine. Specs: Motherboard: Asus P5Q (sound/LAN onboard) CPU: Intel Q9550 Core 2 Quad @ 2.66 Ghz, FSB1333 RAM: Mushkin 2x2GB DDR2-800 HDD: 1x Seagate 500GB 16MB GPU: Sapphire HD 4870 512MB Optical: Samsung SATA DVD-Writer Combo Drive I have partitioned the HDD to hold three partitions: 1. 350GB for Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit 2. ~30GB empty (will be FAT32 for sharing between the OSs) 3. ~120GB empty (will hold Kalyway 10.5.) So I've installed Vista and set it up to my likes. Now I would like to install Kalyway. I've tried a couple of times, it always crashed even before it reached the gray loading screen. Then I learned that it was because I had my SATA drives set to IDE. I entered the BIOS, set it to AHCI and gave it a go. It entered the OS X install routine correctly (though Express Gate and Windows didn't load anymore, or crash during startup, respectively). My USB mouse wasn't working though. So here's my problem: I would like to dual boot Vista and OSx86. I heard horrible things about running Vista 64bit in AHCI mode, though - and for a clean setup, I'd probably have to re-install Vista for good. Is there any failsafe way to do this? Are there bootloaders out there, that can set the disk mode according to what OS the user wants to load? What's the best way? Setting the disk to AHCI whenever I want to boot OSx86 (and to IDE when I wanna boot Vista)? Please help! Thanks a lot in advance, Strike
  2. Will this work?

    Guys, I had a friend tell me that in order to prevent troubles with OSX on a PC, you should try to use hardware as close as possible to original Mac Hardware. Do you think it'd be a good thing to switch to an ATI GPU or do Apple also use GeForces?
  3. Will this work?

    Hm, wow, thanks for the quick reply Sounds good so far, I posted a question into that thread you offered, asking if video/ethernet etc. were all okay. Apart from that, yeah it's a neat machine, gonna cost me about 1100$ (converted from Swiss Franks), and maybe you know that Switzerland is an expensive country, so this is really really cheap - especially when you work at the country's cheapest computer component retailer and have the benefit of co-worker's discount Damn, I'd so love to have Mac OS X AND Windows XP Pro on my machine ... that'd open so many doors
  4. I, too, would be interested to know if everything works good with the Asus P5K Pro (Sound, Ethernet, etc etc) because I'm planning to get one of those for my new Hackintosh.
  5. Hey guys, I learned about the possibility to install Mac OS X Leopard about two weeks ago. Upon further research, I became really interested in installing it on my new PC (will be assembled in about two months). I am a musician and not very wealthy, thus installing a patched install is the best solution for me I plan to dual-boot Win XP Pro and Mac OS X 10.5.2 Leopard. The specs of my PC will be: Motherboard: Asus P5K PRO, Intel P35, Socket 775, 1333FSB RAM: Mushkin XP2-8500 2x2GB Kit, DDR2-1066, CL5 HDDs: Western Digital Caviar GP, 7200rpm (2x SATA) CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 GPU: EVGA e-GeForce 8800GT Superclocked Do you think these specs will work? Will there any additional kext's etc. be necessary? I learned that certain chipsets/manufacturers are problematic. I did some research and found out that Kalyway would probably be the best solution for me. I would reset the theme with Virginizer. Do you think I'm going to be ok with that? Any help greatly apperciated. Thanks!
  6. How to install Kalyway 10.5.2

    Thanks for replying. Have you heard anything specific about the ASUS P5K PRO? And neg/pro experience stories with Kalyway?
  7. How to install Kalyway 10.5.2

    Hey guys, I learned about the possibility to install Mac OS X Leopard about two weeks ago. Upon further research, I became really interested in installing it on my new PC (will be assembled in about two months). I am a musician and not very wealthy, thus installing a patched install is the best solution for me I plan to dual-boot Win XP Pro and Mac OS X 10.5.2 Leopard. The specs of my PC will be: Motherboard: Asus P5K PRO, Intel P35, Socket 775, 1333FSB RAM: Mushkin XP2-8500 2x2GB Kit, DDR2-1066, CL5 HDDs: Western Digital Caviar GP, 7200rpm (2x SATA) CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 GPU: EVGA e-GeForce 8800GT Superclocked Do you think these specs will work? Will there any additional kext's etc. be necessary? I learned that certain chipsets/manufacturers are problematic. I did some research and found out that Kalyway would probably be the best solution for me. I would reset the theme with Virginizer. Do you think I'm going to be ok with that? Any help greatly apperciated. Thanks!
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