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Larry Flynt

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  1. 10.5.7 Update Problem

    I didn't start with iDeneb 10.5.4, I was using iPC 10.5.5. I had the same problem, anytime I tried updating it would hose the install. Unlike you though, I wasn't able to even get into safe mode. I did eventually manage to get it however, after I don't know how many attempts. I started with an iPC install, not iDeneb, so what worked for me may not work for you. I ended up downloading the official combo update from Apple and followed the steps mentioned here to install it : http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=126850 I let the update complete, and restarted. Of course the laptop refused to boot up, just kept restarting actually. I popped in the iPC install disc, started to go through the whole setup thing again from scratch, and then I thought of something that I hadn't tried before. I went through to the Customize screen, the step right before it begins the install. I unchecked the full System setup section, then just went in and checked the items in the Drivers section that I normally chose during a regular install. It began copying files to the hard drive, only taking a couple of minutes compared to the regular +30 minute install (since I hadn't selected anything other than the few drivers). I rebooted with the -f option when it was done, and after a few minutes, I found myself sitting at the Desktop! Like I said, this may not work for you, since I don't have an iDeneb install disc and don't know what options are available with it. Can't hurt to try, since you said you reinstalled anyway.
  2. Dell Inspiron 2200

    Hey all, I'm looking for a bit of help, and hope someone here might be able to see what it is I'm doing wrong. I've been playing around with a few different incarnations of OS X : 1) iATKOS 5i - installed the easiest, but I never could get DVD playback to work. 2) XXX 10.5.6 - DVD playback worked, but wasn't very smooth. Took forever to find right combo in configuration to run. 3) iPC 10.5.6 - After XXX, this one was relatively a breeze to get going. And DVD playback worked great! Having settled on iPC, mostly because it worked the best out of the three versions I tried, I of course went to doing online updates. Having been warned by previous posts about updates, I did all the available updates *other* than the 10.5.7. All went in fine without issue. Of course the moment I tried doing the official update, I hosed my install. Not a problem I thought, I wrote down all the settings I used for the install (a lesson learnt the hard way let me tell you!), got everything back up and going to the same point again, but this time I tried the iDeneb 10.5.7 update, thinking it would do the trick. Same result, hosed Inspiron I suspect the issue is one of the options I've chosen on install, or one I've not selected. However, reading the release notes of these 'unofficial' releases, I'm a little confused as to what I might be doing wrong, especially when it comes to SMBIOS/EFI options. From reading various posts here and other sites, not to mention almost an entire weekend of install attempts, I came up with these configuration options for the Inspiron 2200 that I installed with (I'm also sharing them so other possible Inspiron users might be able to save themselves a few hours of pain from my efforts ) Kernel -9.5.0 Voodoo Drivers -Video Drivers --Intel ---Intel GMA900 -Chipset Support --LegacyAppleIntelPIIXATA -Audio Drivers --Other Audio Drivers ---AC97 Audio -Wireless Drivers --Broadcom Driver -USB Drivers --Patched USB Drivers -Power Management --AppleACPIBatteryManager -Fixes And Patches --ACPI Fix --CPUS=1 --Seatbelt.kext 10.5.5 --UUID Error Fix --PS/2 Device Support ---PS/2 Keyboard Fix Having got these written down now, I don't mind having to reinstall OS X if I mess it up. But I would like to be up to date, and that means figuring out how to get 10.5.7 in. When I did the iDeneb update, I just rebooted once the install was done. Was there something else I needed to do before rebooting? Was the update attempt doomed before I even began it, because I missed something during the initial install? I appreciate any help or tips people might have. Thanks! L.F