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About chrisHHR

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  1. This is so frustrating. I have a PowerColor HD 2600XT. I am running 10.5.4 vanilla retail updated to 10.5.5. I boot with Boot-132 into the OS. I have natit both in the bootloader and in /System/Library/Extensions With no changes to ATIRadeonX2000.kext my card is identified in System Profiler correctly, and the monitors work fine up to 1680x1050. However, QE is not supporting (which is really a bummer since I'm trying to use iMovie to edit home movies). So when I go in and add the card's PCI ID (sys profiler reports as 0x9589), clear out extensions.mkext and the caches folder, and reboot, I get the blue screen with a mouse pointer and no login box. Actually the login box will briefly appear as a garbled/scrambled bottom half of the screen, then disappear, then its just blue. Luckily I clone my entire drive a few times a month, so I just restore the extensions folder to go back to the previous configuration. I've tried several combinations of the instructions in this thread and permissions repair, etc. and no dice.
  2. ATI Radeon HD pkg installers 10.5.x & 10.6

    I installed for ATI 2600XT 256MB and now one of my two screens isn't working. It is detected by OS X (10.5.5) but it is completely black on all but the few lowest resolutions. ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT: Chipset Model: ATI Radeon HD 2600 Type: Display Bus: PCIe PCIe Lane Width: x16 VRAM (Total): 512 MB Vendor: ATI (0x1002) Device ID: 0x9589 Revision ID: 0x0000 ROM Revision: 113-B1480A-236 EFI Driver Version: 01.00.236 Displays: SP2208WFP: Resolution: 1600 x 1200 @ 60 Hz Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Hardware Accelerated Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Supported Rotation: Supported Television: Yes SP2208WFP: Resolution: 1680 x 1050 @ 60 Hz Depth: 32-bit Color Core Image: Hardware Accelerated Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Quartz Extreme: Supported Rotation: Supported
  3. Using the syslinux Wiki I found that PROMPT 0 in syslinux.cfg should eliminate the "boot:" prompt. It doesn't work for me. TIMEOUT 0 should skip the prompt as well and automatically boot, but it doesn't. Even the TIMEOUT 90 should quickly pass, but on my machine it does not. Mine just sits at "boot:" until I hit enter...hours.... Still investigating... EDIT: The above commands only control the boot: prompt that happens before INITRD.IMG is loaded. Default is no prompt and no timeout, so the PROMPT and TIMEOUT lines are unnecessary. My syslinux.cfg file now looks like this: But I'm still getting the very annoying "boot:" prompt after initrd.img has loaded.
  4. Realtek 8168/8111 solution

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. This fix perfectly resolved my LAN issues. I had working internet but could not see two airport extremes (despite being physically connected to one of them) and iTunes could not see the Apple TV. With this fix in place both issues are gone. I added the kext to my USB boot loader, rebooted, and it all just works.
  5. Is the modified com.apple.Boot.plist supposed to go onto the USB stick somewhere?
  6. This didn't work for me. I am succesfully booting off a USB stick, but I still have one boot: prompt where I have to hit enter. Anybody know how this can be remedied in initrd.img?
  7. Thank you for this post! I'm flirting with the idea of putting my Disk Partition Loader onto a small solid state drive. Kind of making my own firmware that way....
  8. I can't get this to work. Admittedly I haven't followed the steps in the first post, I just downloaded the pre-prepared files linked later in this thread. Unless someone has an all OSX way to do this I'll fire up my XP machine tomorrow and create the files per the instructions.
  9. My hardware is assembled. I have a Leopard 10.5.4 retail disk. Now what? I've searched this forum and google until I'm blue in the face. I would rather not go the torrent route. I would prefer to image my retail CD and add the patches myself. But, what do I need and where do I find it? The lifehacker article references patch files by BrazilMac which are no longer linked, so I'm at a loss as to where to download them. I'm on an Intel DG31PR board and have otherwise selected hardware that should be out-of-the-box compatible (Q6600 quad core, ATI 2600 HD vid card). I know I'm like the thousandth person to make a post like this. I feel really incompetent that I can't figure this out. I've never been into the torrent "scene" so that approach is alien to me. I'm a php developer by day and a computer geek by night so provided I can find a cohesive set of instructions this doesn't seem to hard...I just can't find all the information. Any help is GREATLY appreciated.
  10. I've built a couple of windows machines before, but this will be my first hackintosh. After reading lifehacker's article, crusing the wiki and this forum, I've come up with a part list. My goal is to have a competent home desktop w/o blowing the budget. I've been lusting after a Mac Mini but don't care for the obsolete and un-upgradable graphics. I simply refuse to pay any more than $600 for a mac when I can build one myself. I want something I can install a legit vanilla Leopard onto and install PC EFI so I can do trouble-free software updates. Basically I don't want this maching to consume hours of my time once it is built. Anyway, here's the list (all newegg stuff): (1) Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM (1) A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory (1) LIAN LI PC-A59A Silver Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail (1) Intel BOXDG31PR LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail (1) MSI NX7300GS-TD256EH GeForce 7300GS 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail (1) Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 Allendale 2.4GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E4600 - Retail I have an existing 430w Thermaltake PSU I'm going to re-use.