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About shawndoggy

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  1. Yeah I got ml working finally too. Created the usb bootable image from the ap store download with ###### then booted with chameleonmlboot and was off to the races. I use USB audio, so basically everything worked right out of the box.
  2. well shoot. I messed up my install (don't ask!) and now I'm having trouble reinstalling lion. I've created the lion install media according to the guide, but I'm hanging at "[ PCI configuration begin ]". So I can't get the system to boot far enough to get to the install process. Any thoughts on what I'm doing wrong?
  3. dumb question... but how do i install this on the bootstick? I've just done the restore boot image method you came up with in the past.
  4. anybody get icloud working in 10.7.2? I got it installed fine, but I get a "This Apple ID is valid but is not an iCloud account" message. it looks like the interwebs solution is to install an updated counterpart of chameleon, but given that ours is "special" (patched), I'm loathe to just start randomly trying stuff.
  5. Well.... it looks like I did two stupid things. First, I took the ALC885_889a.kext in my System/Library/Extensions directory, right clicked on it to "view contents" and replaced the "offending" components (the kext and the xml files) in finder rather than using the terminal method in the readme. I know I know, RTFM. Duh. Then right as I was making the recent post this morning, I thought "hey, I have a mirror working install on another drive, so why don't I log in on that install and just copy over the AppleHDA.kext and the ALC885_889a.kext from there while I'm logged into that install?" Well, now duh, that was a bad idea and it now says that several other kexts aren't working when I clear the kext caches (sorry don't know exactly which ones at this point as I'm not in front of the computer). Kicking my self for being a big dummy here. Thanks in advance for any assistance you might be generous enough to bestow upon me, oleg. worst case is I need to start over with a clean install. Which isn't THAT big of a deal, but it is a pain in the butt as I'm out of practice given that the existing install has been rock solid for going on a year.
  6. gah. somehow I messed up installing the patched kext for sound. I get this message: So obviously I did something wrong. Could I impose upon one of the very knowledgeable posters here to walk me through how to reinstall this?
  7. YES! Thank you oleg... that totally worked! I've been running on 4gb of ram for 24 hours without issue. Can I run the updates? Do I need any additional kexts? Audio and video both worked "out of the box" so I'm assuming not?
  8. So I went back to the dlach method in the first post (F3a bios, etc) and my machine is working great. Have video and audio all working. I would still like to get my 8gb of ram online too. So I'm considering buying a cheap video card instead of trying the aserebln method (given that I've lost HOURS on trying to get that to work). Does anyone have a recommendation for an inexpensive plug and play video card?
  9. I only have 2gb of ram installed. I haven't even gotten to the point of trying to add more ram until I get graphics and audio working. HPET is enabled in my bios settings. I've checked, believe me. What I mean in the last part is this -- I can get the vanilla OS installed. And if I use the Dlach method I can get the bootloader installed. But like I said, I'd prefer NOT to use that method because I'd like to be able to run the addidasprince patch so that (someday) i can run more than 2gb of ram. When I've been discussing the failure of the AsereBLN bootloader method, that's on a clean install with no additional kexts installed (i.e. I have not used the dlach kexts from the first post).
  10. Yes, this is what I have been doing (with the exception of using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] supported because it gives me the graphics issue noted above). Everytime I start over I reformat with disk utility and do a fresh install. Then I reboot with the boot disk into the new install. When I'm "in" the new install, I run the AsereBLN bootloader, shut down, reboot and get the install failure. I believe that my bios settings are correct (AHCI enabled, usb mouse and keyboard enabled, power settings confirmed (the power settings appear to be correct by default)). Is there something in the kernel panic I posted which suggests my bios settings are wrong? Hardware wise all that's plugged in is my boot HDD, my sata dvd drive, keyboard, mouse, vga monitor. So in sum, I can get the OS installed, and I can add kexts using dlach's method from the first post. This method hasn't been satisfactory because it omits the addidasprince ram patch and because I seem to have trouble getting full display and audio support. So I've been trying to use your streamlined method with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] supported and the AsereBLN bootloader. [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] supported gives me the weird graphics issue noted in my prior post, so I've gone back to dlach's boot cd to install the OS. This works, and I'm able to install the OS (typing from fresh install now). However, when I try to use the AsereBLN bootloader, the bootloader says it installed fine but on shut down/boot the OS hangs. Feels like Groundhog Day!
  11. started over with a fresh install and still no joy. bios is f4. Got 10.6 installed and got through the signup screens. Immediately installed aserebln bootloader and edited com.apple.boot.plist to add verbose booting. shut down. restarted and got the following: panic ... "No HPETs available...CPU(s) configured incorrectly\n"@/SourceCache/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement-90/pmThread.c:148 Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies): com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement