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sasza

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  1. Well, In my case above procedure gives exactly the same result as using JaS 10.4.8 instal DVD (original, no re-seed). -GUI is in 1024x768 (no possibility to change resolution) -No QE/CI -"About this MAC" crashes. So now it looks to me like 8.8.1 kernel problem. Symptoms are exactly the same for JaS DVD and this procedure. This procedure changes only 1 .kext and kernel - so problem probably lays in kernel :-((( My spec is: P4DUAL775 (i915 GMA900), P630 CPU, 1G RAM, raptor 74G. br
  2. May You elaborate little more about difference between "live windows partition" and bridge partition/macdisk ?
  3. Indeed I was playing with Partition Manager. Also indeed PM leaves small unused free space. For eliminating this issue I use GParted and delete all partitions (exept XP and OSX) and create new one for FAT32. In GParted I verify that all partition are filling sector space contiguously (without gaps). Also I verified CHS/Geo values in partition table for this partition are OK. Will see what happens. But what is interesting for me: To my knowledge (from MS doc’s): Next_Free_Cluster in FSBlock_Info is a hint for the FAT driver. It indicates the cluster number at which the driver should start looking for free clusters. Because a FAT32 FAT is large, it can be rather time consuming if there are a lot of allocated clusters at the start of the FAT and the driver starts looking for a free cluster starting at cluster 2. Typically this value is set to the last cluster number that the driver allocated. If the value is 0xFFFFFFFF, then there is no hint and the driver should start looking at cluster 2. Any other value can be used, but should be checked first to make sure it is a valid cluster number for the volume. I my case errant value of Next_Free_Cluster is entered by OSX driver. I'm wonder what is wrong on my HDD and in result causes errant OSX's FAT32 driver behavior (wrong calculations of Next_Free_Cluster). DFsee reports no partition table & CHS/Geo errors, Win chkdsk also reports OK. I understand that Next_Free_Cluster is used more for speeding-up look-up than for clusters allocation - so errant value should rather cause performance degradation - not wrong clusters allocations leading to partition metadata corruptions... Sure - some small errors in partition metadata aren’t problem - AT BEGINING. After few hours of using such partition - XP freezes. Reboot, chkdsk and I lost few dirs. For me it is sort of data corruption, but I agree - data loss is a better term here
  4. Well, After corruption OSX's chkdsk reports: .................... ** Phase 3 - Checking Directories /Private/.. starts with cluster marked as EOF Remove? no ** Phase 4 - Checking for Lost Files Next free cluster in FSInfo block (11547) not free fix? no 36980 files, 3590224 free (448778 clusters) Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit .....................
  5. "Whiping whole drive" isn't rocket science. This solution I can use without anybody's help After playing extensivelly with DFsee (http://www.dfsee.com'>http://www.dfsee.com) I can tell that partition starts to have problems "Next free cluster in FSInfo block (15922) not free" after OSX access - not XP. DFsee (http://www.dfsee.com) and XP reports no errors. It looks line I need some specialistic help with FAT32....
  6. Well, Maybe should maybe not. Infact I'm strongly surprised by this problem. It might be result of two things: -logic errors on my HDD -problems with FAT32 drivers in XP or OSX First one: I was trying eliminate by checking via chkdsk - assuming that if chkdsk reporting no errors - partition has no logic errors. If You have idea for other HDD logic structure checking methods/tools fell free to advice. Second one: with OSX is IMHO less probable. With XP is very probable. I was using in the past OS/2 during 7 years and believe me - it might be first sign of well known MS tactics to protect OS market share. Thats why post about this problem on this forum...
  7. Right, Examle sequence is following: -use partition under XP -boot OSX and copy/move in/out some files -osx chkdsk shows then: Verifying volume “DATA” ** /dev/disk0s5 ** Phase 1 - Read FAT ** Phase 2 - Check Cluster Chains ** Phase 3 - Checking Directories /Private/.. starts with cluster marked as EOF Remove? no ** Phase 4 - Checking for Lost Files Next free cluster in FSInfo block (11547) not free fix? no 36980 files, 3590224 free (448778 clusters) Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit 1 non HFS volume checked Volume needs repair
  8. Well, Sequence is following: -use partition under XP -boot OSX and copy/move in/out some files -osx chkdsk shows then: Verifying volume “DATA” ** /dev/disk0s5 ** Phase 1 - Read FAT ** Phase 2 - Check Cluster Chains ** Phase 3 - Checking Directories /Private/.. starts with cluster marked as EOF Remove? no ** Phase 4 - Checking for Lost Files Next free cluster in FSInfo block (11547) not free fix? no 36980 files, 3590224 free (448778 clusters) Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit 1 non HFS volume checked Volume needs repair
  9. Initially indeed I was thinking that it is 32G problem. Resize with partition magic to 27G and 10G. Problem is the same :-(
  10. Hi * It looks like MS started their usual tricks to protect market share.... I have laptop (HP NC6210) with dual boot WinXP and 10.4.7 I want to setup FAT32 partition as common for both system data partition. Well - now strange things (for me well known issues form old OS/2 days) starts to appear: every touch of FAT32 partition by WinXP leaves this partition in state where 10.4.7 touch cause data corruption. Only running OSX chkdsk before use allow to use this partition after XP use. Observations are as following: 1. Running CHKDSK on this partition and next using exclusively with XP or OSX - all is OK 2. Use first under OSX and next XP - all also OK 3. Use under XP and next under OSX cause data corruption. So conclusion is clear: when XP is touching partition - leaves it in state in which OSX can damage it. I belive it is last, new MS "improvement" because I don't belive that in the past were here so basic FAT32 problems beetween OSX and XP. OSX chkdsk show following: -OSX chkdsk before XP touch: Verifying volume “DATA” ** /dev/disk0s5 ** Phase 1 - Read FAT ** Phase 2 - Check Cluster Chains ** Phase 3 - Checking Directories ** Phase 4 - Checking for Lost Files 49025 files, 2665744 free (333218 clusters) Mounting Disk 1 non HFS volume checked Volume passed verification -OSX chkdsk after XP touch: Verifying volume “DATA” ** /dev/disk0s5 ** Phase 1 - Read FAT ** Phase 2 - Check Cluster Chains ** Phase 3 - Checking Directories ** Phase 4 - Checking for Lost Files Next free cluster in FSInfo block (15922) not free fix? no 49025 files, 2665744 free (333218 clusters) Mounting Disk 1 non HFS volume checked Volume passed verification Ech... live with sh*ty XP is so diffcult now.... BTW: Maybe I should use old versions of XP FAT32 driver ? Maybe somebody has similar problems ?
  11. Hi * I have laptop (HP NC6210) with dual boot WinXP and 10.4.7 I want to setup FAT32 partition as common for both system data partition. Well - now strange things (for me well known issues form old OS/2 days) starts to appear: every touch of FAT32 partition by WinXP leaves this partition in state where 10.4.7 touch cause data corruption. Only running OSX chkdsk before use allow to use this partition after XP use. Observations are as following: 1. Running CHKDSK on this partition and next using exclusively with XP or OSX - all is OK 2. Use first under OSX and next XP - all also OK 3. Use under XP and next under OSX cause data corruption. So conclusion is clear: when XP is touching partition - leaves it in state in which OSX can damage it. I belive it is last, new MS "improvement" because I don't belive that in the past were here so basic FAT32 problems beetween OSX and XP. OSX chkdsk show following: -OSX chkdsk before XP touch: Verifying volume “DATA” ** /dev/disk0s5 ** Phase 1 - Read FAT ** Phase 2 - Check Cluster Chains ** Phase 3 - Checking Directories ** Phase 4 - Checking for Lost Files 49025 files, 2665744 free (333218 clusters) Mounting Disk 1 non HFS volume checked Volume passed verification -OSX chkdsk after XP touch: Verifying volume “DATA” ** /dev/disk0s5 ** Phase 1 - Read FAT ** Phase 2 - Check Cluster Chains ** Phase 3 - Checking Directories ** Phase 4 - Checking for Lost Files Next free cluster in FSInfo block (15922) not free fix? no 49025 files, 2665744 free (333218 clusters) Mounting Disk 1 non HFS volume checked Volume passed verification Maybe I should use old versions of XP FAT32 driver ? Maybe somebody has similar problems ? thx in advance
  12. Hi All I just tried install 10.4.6 in HP nc6210. With SSE3 kernel I receive illegal instruction exeptions. Error is: launchd: /system/library/coreservices/loginwindow.app/contents/macos/loginwindow port /dev/console exited abnormally: illegal instruction Is it normal ? Notebook is Pentium-M based - so I choose in Jas's 10.4.4->10.4.6 patched DVD options with SSE3. Choosing SSE2 gives me proper boot - but I want to avoid SSE3 emulation... Is really Pentium-M not SSE3 capable ? BTW: Has anybody experience with nc6210 build-in NIC.... Mine is not supported.
  13. Hi * I just upgrade form 10.4.5 to 10.4.6 (via 10.4.4 original DVD patched with 10.4.6 Jas patch). HW is Asrock i915 with GMA900 After upgrade I have only 1024x768. Following steeps allowed me dyn.resloution change: -copy all the AppleIntel915???.kext from 10.4.4 /System/Library/Extensions/ to 10.4.6 /System/Library/Extensions/ -copy /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelIntegratedFrameBuffer.kext from the /backup-10.4.4/Extensions to existing 10.4.6 /System/Library/Extensions folder. -Delete /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache /System/Library/Extensions.mkext -Repair permissions -run sudo extcache -e -z -a i386 kextcache -k /System/Library/Extensions -z -a i386 sync -reboot Unfortunately, QE/CI is still not enabled. Maybe somebody has idea - what should be additionally done for enabling QE/CI ? Thnx in advance
  14. 10.4.4 - problem with booting

    Well, I already tried both ways: Darwin 8.0.1 fdisk & Partition Boot magic from Hiren's Boot CD. No Go for both attempts. I saw on other thread info that DiskUtil from 10.4.4 made GTP partitions.... Yesterday evening I run 10.4.3 Install DVD and made fresh partitions layout. By this I hope to have APT partitions instead of GPT. Next I restore 10.4.4 form DMG. Unfortunatelly problem is still present :-( So is blessing from 10.4.3 a only solution ? BTW: In Your instructions You are refering to /dev/rdisk0 Mine 10.4.4 is on disk1s2. Should I still refer to rdisk0 ?
  15. 10.4.4 - problem with booting

    Well, I posted it to "Install" & "Dual Booting" Let assume I will post it only to "Install". What if somebody with knowledge about solution isn't watching Install forum, but is active on Dual Booting ? I can understand - we have to save bandwitch. But after all those forums are by people for people. Your reaction is quite heavy. I subscribe here for fun, but it didn't look funny for me.... Take it easy, and simple ask - "why You duplicate posts" - I will for sure answer.... IMHO: my issue might be related to both forums, so it was posted to both.
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