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About steckrca

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  1. Just what the title says. Can I run my Snow Leopard Server rig without a video card, to cut down on the heat? I've already got it set up to log in automatically, it's administered from another computer on my network, and all that jazz. If I take out the video card, will it still boot? I'd rather not take it offline if I don't have to...
  2. I've got the IP problem resolved with Comcast. Using DHCP with manual address, I've got a consistent internet connection through the cable modem. Now the only problem is, through my 8 port switch, I can't get the en1 interface to assign an IP address to my client computers. I've gone through the gateway setup, and I let it configure everything as (i think) it should be. But my desktop running 10.6.2 won't get an IP. It just gives me the 169.254... address. The server shows up in my sidebar, but I can't connect to it. Someone help me out...
  3. So an update. I've gotten snow server to install on my new board, now with two ethernet cards. During setup, it gets an IP from my cable modem, but upon rebooting it can't get an IP. I go through the gateway setup on the first boot, and all seems well, but when it can't get an ip on the second boot, it seems to throw out the dhcp settings for the gateway. I can't get static ip service on a residential account, but from what I've gathered, the IP doesn't change (very often) provided you're using the same router all the time. I've enabled the boot rom on the onboard ethernet, but it doesn't even do anything. Is there a kext I can install, or a boot flag I can run that will force the interface to get an ip before the GUI boots?
  4. I went ahead and bought an EP43-UD3L for the server, and as soon as my ethernet cards get here, I'll be up and running. I bricked the MSI board trying to update the bios, so until my programmer card gets here, that one will be staying in the box. Would running a Pentium D 930 on the MSI keep me from running SL? I don't think it should, but who knows... Does anyone know of a custom bios for the MSI P965 Neo-F?
  5. Running just the kexts you specified, I'm getting the "still waiting for root device." I don't have an AHCI option in my bios, and the boot volume is plugged into the first SATA channel. Is there somewhere that I need to put in the UUID of the boot volume? Thanks for the quick response, by the way!
  6. Specs: MSI P965 Neo motherboard. Core2Duo E6600 @ 2.4GHz 4GB DDR2-800 IDE DVD Burner (Not being used for install) 8GB PNY USB Stick (for bootloader and kexts) Nvidia 8500GT Hitachi 100GB SATAI hard disk Maxtor 160GB SATAI hard disk I've tried so many times, and keep coming up with the same results. Got past the HPET hurdle, and the farthest I can get now is just into the installation screen, but all I get is a beach ball, nothing else. Sits for hours like that. One method: Snow Server install disc restored onto hard drive, use bootloader USB to boot hard drive. This gets me to the gray install screen with beach ball. Another method: Install to hard drive on another working Snow box, still use USB to boot machine, select new disk at prompt. This gets me the "Still Waiting for Root Device" error...sometimes. I don't know what I'm missing. This isn't my first install, so I feel like I should be able to get past this and get it running. Help me please. Kexts running: AHCIPortInjector.kext AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext AppleVIAATA.kext Disabler.kext HPETDevice.kext Intel82566MM.kext IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext JMicronATA.kext LegacyJMB36xSATA.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext OpenHaltRestart.kext Sleepenabler.kext UUID.kext Anyone?
  7. Asus p7p55d Pro SL wont boot, causes reboot

    Have you resolved this issue yet? I just finished installing 10.6.2 on my board, same model, running an i5 750. You need to use TonyMacX86's boot CD, that worked for me. There's one specifically made for Asus boards, that's the one I used. You can also get a DSDT.aml file from his website as well. I don't have audio yet, but I'm working on it. What you need to do is use his boot CD to install, boot the first time, and when you install the 10.6.2 combo update. The 10.6.2 update includes the newest kernel, that supports our processors. After you install the combo update, put PC-EFI on the drive, and you should be good to go. Hope this helps.
  8. G41M-ES2L Audio ALC888B 10.6.1

    So I guess the lack of responses is meant to attest to the suspicion that I am just a noob.
  9. G41M-ES2L Audio ALC888B 10.6.1

    I've searched. I've searched again. And again. I keep reading all the posts regarding this audio chipset in snow leopard, but I can't seem to make any headway. Among others, I've tried the kexts listed at http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...188349&st=0 and I have an audio device listed in system profiler, as Intel High Definition Audio: Intel High Definition Audio: Device ID: 0x1458A002 Audio ID: 12 Available Devices: Line Out: Connection: 1/8-Inch Jack External Microphone: Connection: 1/8-Inch Jack External Microphone: Connection: 1/8-Inch Jack Headphone: Connection: 1/8-Inch Jack S/P-DIF Out: Connection: Combo S/P-DIF In: Connection: Combo I still have no devices listed in System Preferences, and obviously no sound. When rebooting, the volume icon in the menu bar lights up for a second or so, but then goes grey again. There's got to be something I'm missing, but I can't figure out what. Someone please help!
  10. Parallels in Snow Leopard

    Got it working. Not quite sure how I did, as I tried many different ways, but hey, it's working. That's all that matters. And parallels is a LOT faster than VMWare. Now they just need to release a 64 bit version.
  11. Parallels in Snow Leopard

    Well I tried, but unsuccessfully. I go into the contents of the installation mpkg in the Parallels DMG, and I see the "cpu_check" script, but it won't let me delete it, and I can't change permissions to do so. And what else is strange is that when I run this script, it returns the following: Parallels CPU Check Tool CPU Vendor: Intel Hardware Virtualization: PRESENTED (VT-x) Summary: Your CPU can run Virtual Machines But parallels still thinks I don't have an intel? I guess I do need you to tell me how.
  12. Parallels in Snow Leopard

    Just tried Virtual Box. It goes through the entire installation process, but at the end it says that the installation failed. It doesn't give me an error similar to the Parallels "Intel CPU Only" error, but just doesn't work. I looked into editing my SMBIOS but there is nowhere that actually identifies the processor farther than FSB, clock speed, etc. Gonna do some more SMBIOS research, I suppose.
  13. ...but I do. Parallels would run perfectly well in 10.5.8 on my C2D E8500. But when I try and install it in Snow Leopard, it thinks that I don't have an Intel processor. Anyone know how to make my Hack aware of its processor? On another note, I installed some {censored} "About this Mac" package I saw in another forum post, and installed it. Now it reads properly for my CPU in the About this Mac dialog, but I feel like it changed the size of the title bar in the dialog. Am I crazy, or is the title bar in the About this Mac dialog box supposed to be smaller than the system default? But yeah, the Parallels problem is big. I would use VMWare, but it won't run on a 64-bit kernel, and my system is so much snappier on the 64. And everything works. Any help would be freaking sweet.
  14. Gigabyte G41M-ES2L Help

    EDIT: Well nevermind the above. Decided to try again, and using the guide on LifeHacker http://lifehacker.com/5351485/how-to-build...start-to-finish I was able to get it running. Now I just need to get my DSDT right so that my graphics will work properly.
  15. The specs: Gigabyte G41M-ES2L Core2Duo E8500 @ 3.16 4GB DDR2-800 (can't remember the brand, but tests out great) BFG nVIDIA GTS250 OC 1GB DDR3 Linksys wireless card (works OOB in 10.5) 2 Hitachi 1TB SATAII Hard drives 1 Maxtor 300GB SATAII Hard drive 1 Maxtor 160GB SATAII Hard drive Lite-On IDE DVD-RAM drive CMedia USB Sound Card (works OOB in 10.5) I have 10.5.8 running vanilla, absolutely no problems. I have installed SL once semi-successfully, but cannot do it again. It's strange that when I had absolutely no clue what I was doing, I could get it to run, but now I can't get past a kernel panic right at startup. I have unsuccessfully patched a DSDT, tried patching my bios into a DSDT, etc, etc. I keep reading guides as to how to make it work, but I can't seem to get it right. Does anyone else have this board that can give me a few pointers? When I had SL running, I could get it to boot in 64 bit mode, and it was incredibly fast, detected my video card as a 9800GTX with EFI (yes, I know the GTS250 is a rebadged 9800GTX), even was using it for OpenCL. Someone please help, or point me in the right direction. I've searched, and found writeups, but cannot seem to get it to work following the instructions. Any help would be awesome. Thanks! mod please delete this double post.... Sorry!!!