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  1. Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6

    I have just installed the Leopard 10.5.5 delta update from my retail 10.5.4 using the netkas method. I did not use Leopard Software Update Installer, but downloaded the package and launched the installation manually. Installation went smoothly No kext to re-install or remove Like Sheeplover my HD's appear as external with orange icons, but apparently this does not create any issue. By the way, ICH10 has always shown as "Unknown" on my setup, but it works ! Time Machine still does not work, but I did not expect this update to fix the bug. Not a big deal for me. Reboot works fine, but shutdown does not work every time which is quite strange :censored2: The fix I have found so far is simply to reboot and then use the shutdown menu once the finder is completely loaded : this way, it works, but do not ask me why
  2. Gigabyte GA-EP45-DQ6

    Hi everybody I needed to change my old PC/Win XP based DAW and could not make a choice between PC and Mac : PC : reliable hardware when choosen correctly, but forced to use Windows Mac : OSX is the best, but hardware does not answer to my needs except Mac Pro overdimensioned and too expensive Thanks to the OSX86 Community, I could choose the best of the 2 worlds and build a Hackintosh DAW based on the Gigabyte EP45-DS3 mobo that works perfectly The complete configuration is as follows : Case : Antec Studio Take 4 Mobo : GA-EP45-DS3 Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 (3.16 GHz, 45 nm) with Zalman CNPS7500 Cu Led fan Ram : 8 Gb G-Skill Extreme DDR2 PC8500 Graphics : Asus NVIDIA EN 7300 GT with dual screen enabled (Thanks Krazubu for the NVIDIA tutorial) - 1x 22" 1680x1050 on DVI and 1x 19" 1280x1024 on VGA. I first tried a Sapphire ATI HD 3870 but could not make it work. HD : 2x S-ATA 500 Go Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 DVD RW : S-ATA Asus DRW 2014L1T Lan : 1 old Realtek 8139 PCI card working without any patching (I was almost ready to scrap it not long ago !) Audio interface : RME Fireface 400 (Firewire) I have installed First a Kalyway 10.5.2 distro (updated to 10.5.4) and then a retail Leopard 10.5.4 DVD using LS8 guidelines and V12 package with Chameleon EFI. It went smoothly with no major issue. Thanks LS8 As I wanted as little kext patch as possible and the best compatibility, I have disabled the following features on the EP45-DS3 : IDE, LAN, Audio, Serial, Parallel. S-ATA is set to AHCI mode. Sor far, the result is perfect except Time Machine (apparently it needs an ETH0 lan adapter to work). Shutdown and Reboot work fine, I did not test sleep as I do not need it. First music record and playback tests performed with Logic Express 8 and the RME audio interface : no issue at all Stable, fast, great sound - I just hope it will remain like this ! Regards. Thierry