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Navin R. Johnson

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  1. The Care & Feeding of XNU

    The Mach Microkernel was Avi Tevanian's PhD thesis and the basis with extensions for the NeXTStep Operating System, later Openstep and now the marriage of BSD parts and mach 3.x giveth us XNU for Apple.
  2. IATKOS v4 failed

    Have you the latest BIOS update back in May 2008? http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Filter_Res...ating%20Systems
  3. XFX 8400GS 256m Dual DVI - HELP!

    Use the Nvinstaller v.52 pkg. You can run this even on 10.5.4 iATKOS as you will already have nvinject 0.2.1 installed for either Kalyway or iATKOS. When you launch the installer choose the Vanilla option. Once done, reboot and see if your card shows QE supported. My XFX 8600GTS 256MB didn't work for QE until I did this. Google for it or go to the site by the same name of NVinstaller and download it.
  4. Getting QE/CI on a Geforce 8600 GT (10.5.4)

    Worked on my ASUS Barebones Vintage V2-PH1 with the XFX 8600GTS 256mb by using that installer and selecting Vanilla which allows the previously installed nvinject 0.2.1 and the iATKOS 10.5.4 package installed. CPU: Pentium D 940 GPU: XFX 8600GTS 256MB RAM: 4GB PC-5300 KERNEL: 9.2 Speedstep option

    What Kernel did you install? Which packages did you select subesquent to the base install pre-selected packaged by the iATKOS DVD? From there we can figure out the reason for it not booting. For instance: My System: ASUS Vintage V2-PH1 CPU: Pentium D 940 RAM: 4GB PC-5300 GPU: XFX 8600GTS 256MB Ram QE: Disabled after using 0.2.1 nvinject even though the card includes the hex address references to enable the QE. DRIVES: PATA WD 80GB for OS X, SATA WD Caviar 320GB for Linux DVD: iATKOS 10.5.4 2. SIZE: 2831122432 iATKOS_4i.iso ------------------------------------ QUESTIONS: Did you select the Vanilla 9.4 Darwin Kernel? Did you select the Apple SMBios? Did you select the Nvinject specific to your GPU or other GPU using Intel, ATI? SUGGESTION: Run it without the the 9.4 Vanilla Kernel. You can select all the network drivers as the modules will be dynamically loaded as they are needed. Apple kext for the BIOS you can use or not use with the pre-selected SSE3 kernel on the DVD. I've yet to get the 9.4 Vanilla Kernel to load without hanging and going into a panic and thus system reboot.
  6. Triple boot with two hard drives (Help?)

    I've been using GRUB2 for over a year. GRUB2 is standard in Debian Sid and if there is any unstable distribution that is far more stable than most distributions it is Debian. Grub2 has migrated to Debian Testing with the exception of the latest GRUB2 that now has the following options: Binaries : grub-efi : GRand Unified Bootloader, version 2 (EFI version) grub-ieee1275 : GRand Unified Bootloader, version 2 (Open Firmware version) grub-linuxbios : GRand Unified Bootloader, version 2 (LinuxBIOS version) grub-of : GRand Unified Bootloader, version 2 (some PowerPCs.. ?OpenFirmware?) grub-pc : GRand Unified Bootloader, version 2 (PC/BIOS version) grub-rescue-pc : GRUB bootable rescue images, version 2 (PC/BIOS version) grub2 : GRand Unified Bootloader, version 2 (dummy package) Debian QA Page: http://packages.qa.debian.org/g/grub2.html From the Developer Mailing List: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/grub-dev...7/msg00495.html It looks as if they are going to work on dealing with drive translations from hd1 to hex addresses : This fix seems to me to address when multiboot into OS X that it can manage to translate the drive and assign the proper hex address without us having to explicitly typing it--the very thing the efi loader stages for us with boot_v8.
  7. The Official Dual Booting Thread

    Is the behavior exhibited that the MBR for Vista overrides that of OS X and vice versa depending on who is last in the install process of preformatted partitions and/or drives?
  8. IATKOS v4 failed

    Which packages did you install from the DVD? There were two other types of kernels to install and one of them being the 9.4.0 kernel. I ignored those and installed the nvinject for my card, selected all network cards and some ACPI options for greater stability. It loaded just fine on an ASUS Vintage V2-PH1 with a Pentium D 940 and 4GB RAM.
  9. Leopard on Asus R1E-C1

    Try the iATKOS_4i.iso. There are quite a few cards to choose from on that distro.
  10. The Official Dual Booting Thread

    Post your requirements, objectives and system setup. Post what you've tried and if you want use my methodology above to clear your thoughts. This approach always works for us Mech Engineers and Computer Scientists so I'm sure it will help purge your thoughts into what you might not see--a simple solution.
  11. Leopard won't boot! (edited title)

    FOR GRUB2 treat your XP/Vista and OS X as Multiboot aware Systems: This I know works seemless for Debian Sid and OS X on separate drives with GRUB2 running from Debian with the following instructions: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=&...st&p=828196
  12. About to do a triple boot!

  13. If you're classifying those purchases for business expenses then you aren't [in the US] wasting your money as they can be utilized as write downs.
  14. Triple boot with two hard drives (Help?)

    Incorrect on the NTFS Mod support for GRUB2. It's right there, but you don't use Chainloader and you use Multiboot which correctly loads the ntfs.mod.
  15. Triple boot with two hard drives (Help?)

    If you're attempting to use GRUB2 and not the aforementioned GRUB Legacy: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...mp;#entry828196 If you need help understanding the mount point change notation between Grub and Grub2 just look at your /boot/grub/device.map and then note that any and all drives partition mount points index no longer starts at 0 but at 1.