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About vboyz

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  1. 10.9 GM Released.

    I did google but all those SHA1's are from torrent site. I wanted it from a more reliable source which is Apple dev site. Can't really trust those on torrents ya know...it's just me! But I might just wait for the official release.
  2. 10.9 GM Released.

    Can someone with developer access take a screenshot of the checksum (usually SHA1 or MD5) from Apple web site of the GM copy? Thanks
  3. Could you some with an Apple developer account take a screenshot of either the SHA1 or MD5 hash string for Mountain Lion DP4 and post it here? I have a copy of the dmg from unknown origin and would like to compare the SHA1 or MD5 sum string. Thanks much.
  4. So I did this and now I have: 1. 120gb Patriot Pyro SSD - primary OS drive 2. 500gb Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid drive - secondary drive 3. Superdrive or optical or CDROM is now GONE - external enclosure on my Macbook Pro mid-2011 model. You need to get this caddy: http://www.newmodeus...products_id=410 The above caddy is the cheapest with good build quality and good for heat dissipation. There is another model named OWC Data Doubler (http://eshop.macsale...ting/DDAMBS0GB/) but I didn't like it because more expensive and made out of plastic, seems flimsy and breakable. Anyway, get one of the caddy and youtube how to replace the superdrive: Voila! Now you have ample of storage space in your MbP. My lappy is flying with all these storage and SSD. I'm loving it. Edit: See screenshot for my final product.
  5. You can use the Full Disk Encryption feature of Lion to encrypt EVERYTHING on the hard drive. Note: this requires you have to reinstall Lion. I used FDE and don't notice any performance decrease.
  6. you have to do it as SuperUser by typing: sudo diskutil repairPermissions / then enter your password.
  7. I don't have a few options in my dsdt file like you do. I would suggest that you make it same as mine to start with then go from there. Sometimes, other options might cause conflict. Also follow the RAID guide, and make sure that everything is looking good in your Boot OS X partitions specially the com.apple.boot.X folder must have kernelcache file in there.
  8. Having mach_kernel in the boot partition does not matter since Chameleon will look at the one in / anyway.
  9. At first I have the same error too, it turned out that I used the wrong parameters. Double check your "UseKernelCache" key and string should be "Yes". I only tested this with LION not Snow...you should google how to do RAID0 on Snow. Pretty much the same except for the Chameleon part.
  10. Either use this, or in Disk Utility, highlight the disk RAID disk (logical volume) and hit the "Info" button on the top menu will give you everything you need.
  11. OK, so by now if you are looking to do software RAID0/1 on Lion that you'll run into an issue where Chameleon can't handle the kernelcache properly (with old version), therefore caused a kernel panic stating "Kext Summary" error. The root cause was that Chameleon depends on Extensions.mkext in the Boot helper partition. It worked well with Snow but with Lion, the system ALWAYS tries to keep the kernelcache file located in /Boot OS X/com.apple.boot.X/S/L/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup (where X can be a letter of R, S, P). You can boot off of the USB stick to generate the Extentions.mkext and put it into the directory above, but the BIG problem is, when Lion generates new kernelcache, it deletes that folder and generate a new one. For instance, if the old one is "com.apple.boot.P", the new one will be "com.apple.boot.S" then Chameleon will cause Kernal panic because now Extensions.mkext no longer exists. For me it was a pain to keep generating almost on every reboot. Did some reading and found the answer by compiling the latest branch of Chameleon. Instructions: Optional ONLY if you want to compile the source. 1. You MUST have Xcode installed (I had version 3 and it worked fine) 2. in terminal get latest of branch by typing: svn co http://forge.voodooprojects.org/svn/chamel...anches/mozodojo 3. Once done, a new directory will be downloaded named "mozodojo" 4. Go into that directory and make sure the revision is at least 1200s by viewing the "revision" file. 5. While in the root of "mozodojo", type: make 6. The system will attempt to compile Chameleon source. 7. Once done, the binary is located in "sym" directory Installing and setting up boot with new binary. 1. Go here (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=160467) and look at step 5 to 8 for how to install the new binary bootloader 2. If you already have an existing Extra folder, rename the com.apple.Boot.plist to org.chameleon.Boot.plist because new code is looking for this file. 3. IMPORTANT: go into org.chameleon.Boot.plist and create (if not there) these lines: <key>UseKernelCache</key> <string>Yes</string> 4. Save it off. 5. Now move ALL you kexts from /Extra/Extensions into /S/L/E because with the flag "UseKernelCache", Chameleon will ignore /E/E. 6. We need to have Lion generate new kernelcache to pickup new extensions by typing: touch /System/Library/Extensions 7. Wait for it to be done, and reboot. 8. Now you have a full working RAID If you don't want to hassle with compiling, Chameleon revision 1278 binaries is attached. With new Chameleon code, there's no need for mach_kernel to be in the boot helper partition, you can delete it and Extensions folder also. So my Boot OS X partitions as follow: System --> Lion auto generated folder, don't touch boot --> boot file from Chameleon r1278 com.apple.boot.X --> where X is a letter like R, S or P and this is where kernelcache is kept. Extra folder has: dsdt.aml org.chameleon.Boot.plist smbios.plist Themes That's it, nothing else here since all kexts are moved to /S/L/E EDIT: Package installer attached also if you want to update via installer. Just remove the .txt extension. Reference: http://forge.voodooprojects.org/p/chameleon/issues/104/ My org.chameleon.Boot.plist for your reference <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Boot Graphics</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>DropSSDT</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1280x800x32</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>y</string> <key>UseKernelCache</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>RootUUID</key> <string>get_the_raid_identifier_from_disk_utility</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>-v</string> <key>PciRoot</key> <string>1</string> <key>Theme</key> <string>Default</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>1</string> <key>device-properties</key> <string>my_long_ass_string_for_nvidia_card</string> </dict> </plist> chameleo_r1278.zip Chameleon_2.0_RC5_r1278.pkg.txt
  12. So how can I extract my current ROM from the vid card? Mine is NVIDIA 9800 GTX+ 512 MB
  13. So found the update 10.7.2 seeded to developer in the "New Releases" section. Updated and everything works fine. I have to repatch the AppleRTC.kext to fix sleep and reset issue. One huge issue I'm facing now is Bonjour breaks with 10.7.2 because I can't seem to get any computers near me, whereas it worked before the update with Retail Lion install. Moreover, I can't connect o my Samba share which also worked before update. I'm using Realteck 8168D and I did try all sorts of fixes from [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url], official package from Realteak, etc.
  14. I found that if you do not use -v then it boots much quicker. Only use -v when u have to do debug, but if it's working, I don't see why -v for.
  15. Thanks man, the download I got from Inet has same string...I trust you to download from Apple directly EDIT: Updated and now bonjour broken on my Realtek 8168D ethernet whereas it worked before the update. I can connect to Samba share drive but no longer the case . Gotta dig around.