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SisXtian

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  1. Thanks for the tips about Paragon and the USB to PS/2 converter. I wish I had ordered a USB keyboard (or the converter) when I ordered all my other parts. But I will look into one of those solutions at this point. I do have a couple of USB keyboards, but they are all being used on other systems. As for Paragon, does anyone recommend it over NTFS-3G? I think I had installed iAtkos back when playing with a Snow Leopard first install, and it had NTFS-3G options. I installed it with the system, and I recall read/write support working pretty smooth with it. The icons weren't even orange. So I might look into using NTFS-3G, unless someone has experience with Paragon being more reliable. I really am most concerned about my data not getting corrupt, as I will need to transfer large video files between my OSX and Windows system. As for using maleorderbride's kext package, I have been installing and uninstalling kexts so much that I'm not sure if what I did is completely stable. It might give me peace of mind to do a fresh install, and only put in the known working kext files, to avoid any problems down the road. I *kinda* know what I'm doing, but this is still a learning process for me. What programs do you guys use to do benchmark tests? I'd like to post some scores here (if that's acceptable) and get some feedback to see if my system is performing optimally.
  2. Instead of using 3rd party programs that run on startup, or even editing the registry, what I've found to work is to change the timezone in OSX to GMT+0 (Ireland or something) and then set the time to your regular local time. This seems to keep things in sync (even though, yes, OSX will think you live in Ireland).
  3. First off, let me say that I was so happy to find this thread! I really do need a support group for my new X58A-UD3R v2.0 mobo. I've been trying for two weeks to get a stable OSX Snow Leopard system running. It's been fun, but somewhat frustrating. I'd get one thing working, then nothing else. Then try another install, and other things work, but the rest doesn't. So I'll definitely be posting some questions here when I have time to sort out my current issues and what I need to know. Here are my system specs, in case anyone has any questions or comments about my configuration: GA-X58A-UD3R v2.0 mobo FC bios (of course) 24 GB DDR3 1333 Gskill Ripjaws RAM Intel Core i7 980-x 3.33 ghz CPU (not overclocked) Corsair 750w PSU NVidia Quadro FX 370 PCI Express-x16 Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA HDD Dual boot OSX Snow Leopard and Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Retail Snow Leopard install with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]/[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], Combo update to 10.6.5 DSDT from the TonyMAC DSDT database The things I am currently trying to get working smooth are the NTFS-3G read/write support and PS/2 keyboard. The audio, video, and internet seem to be working fine. I need to look through this lengthy thread to find maleorderbride's packaged files, but I just thought I would begin by introducing myself. I'm looking forward to utilizing the knowledge of fellow peer mobo users.
  4. It was the IDE. I actually just used a IDE-to-SATA adapter I had laying around. Plugged the IDE into my mobo SATA port. No more panics. Thanks for the help!
  5. Thank you for the prompt and oh-so-helpful response. I really needed to hear that from someone who knows what they're talking about. I actually have a IDE-to-SATA adapter, so I'm going to try that when I have a spare moment before buying a new drive. If this works, I will be SO happy!
  6. First off, let me say that I am ecstatic that someone has taken the time to write such a helpful guide. Thank you!!! For the first time since my OSx86 install, I can hear audio!! Now for the bad news. I didn't originally use your guide to do my install. I used iATKOS v2.0i Leopard 10.5.2. It was the only one I could find at the time that actually managed to work smoothly. But from the beginning, it's given me a kernel panic whenever more than 2GB is saved out (like exporting video in Quicktime Pro). It's not that it has a problem with large files. I don't know if I need a new kext for the IDE controller or what. I tried Dune's AppleIntelPIIXATA kext driver and it didn't solve the problem. I also tried Slashack's AppleVIAATA driver and that didn't solve it either. This panic does NOT show up when I transfer to an external firewire drive, though. I've transferred over 500GB to that drive in OSX. It's only when files are utilized by my OSX system drive (maybe memory or HDD issue?). Here are my hardware specs in hopes that someone can offer a suggestion for what I need to update. iATKOS v2.0i Leopard 10.5.2 GA-P35-DS3L Mobo 8GB RAM (4x2GB DDR2 800ghz) Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4ghz processor NVidia quadro FX 370 30GB Western Digital IDE Master HDD (running OSX) 80GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 IDE Slave HDD (running Windows XP) Intel ICH9 Serial ATA storage controller As a last resort, I can scrap the install and start over using your guide. But I'm hoping to not have to spend the time and do that if it's just a kext that I need to update. Let me know if there's any other info needed. Thanks for any help.
  7. I don't know if -Dune- or anyone else is still reading this thread. But I'm at a loss for how to get my system stable as far as this >2GB kernel panic. I've had my install of the iATKOS v2.0i Leopard 10.5.2 working for several months now. But from the beginning, it's given me a kernel panic whenever more than 2GB is saved out (like exporting video in Quicktime Pro). It's not that it has a problem with large files. I don't know if I need a new kext for the IDE controller or what. This panic does NOT show up when I transfer to an external firewire drive, though. I've transferred over 500GB to that drive in OSX. It's only when files are utilized by my OSX system drive (an IDE drive). I've done a lot of research about this problem, but I'm not really sure how to narrow down what's causing it on my system (memory issue, HDD issue, etc). I have just now deleted the JMicron.kext file and I now get a circle with a slash through it when I try to boot into OSX. I had tried -Dune-'s new kext and it didn't get rid of the panic. But I'm not even sure I properly injected it and did the steps in the correct order. I'm a little unsure about the process of using kexthelper, terminal, and rebuilding permissions, and what order all that needs to happen in order to insure that kexts are injected properly. What I did was to download the kext from this thread, reboot into OSX, delete the AppleViAATA kext in System/Library/Extensions, delete Extensions.mkext, reboot, repair permissions, delete IOATAFAmily.kext, open terminal, type the commands from the first post in this thread, reboot, repair permissions again. Nothing seemed to change. Here are my hardware specs in hopes that someone can offer a suggestion for what I need to do. iATKOS v2.0i Leopard 10.5.2 GA-P35-DS3L Mobo 8GB RAM (OSX recognizes all of it) Core 2 Quad Intel processor NVidia quadro FX 370 30GB Western Digital IDE Master HDD (running OSX) 80GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 IDE Slave HDD (running Windows XP) Intel ICH9 Serial ATA storage controller Let me know if there's any other info needed. Thanks for any help.
  8. I was hoping this would work for my system, but I may have screwed it up even more. At first I was trying -Dune-'s AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext and removing the AppleVIAATA.kext. This didn't solve my panic problem and so I tried this one. Now I have removed the JMicro.kext and I get a circle with a slash through it when I try to boot into OSX. I've had my install of the iATKOS v2.0i Leopard 10.5.2 working for several months now. But from the beginning, it's given me a kernel panic whenever more than 2GB is saved out (like exporting video in Quicktime Pro). It's not that it has a problem with large files. I don't know if I need a new kext for the IDE controller or what. This panic does NOT show up when I transfer to an external firewire drive, though. I've transferred over 500GB to that drive in OSX. It's only when files are utilized by my OSX system drive (an IDE drive). I've done a lot of research about this problem, but I'm not really sure how to narrow down what's causing it on my system (memory issue, HDD issue, etc). I'm a little unsure about the process of using kexthelper, terminal, and rebuilding permissions, and what order all that needs to happen in order to insure that kexts are injected properly. It's all making my head spin. Here are my hardware specs in hopes that someone can offer a suggestion for what I need to do. iATKOS v2.0i Leopard 10.5.2 GA-P35-DS3L Mobo 8GB RAM (OSX recognizes all of it) Core 2 Quad Intel processor NVidia quadro FX 370 30GB Western Digital IDE Master HDD (running OSX) 80GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 IDE Slave HDD (running Windows XP) Intel ICH9 Serial ATA storage controller Let me know if there's any other info needed. Thanks for any help.
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