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  1. Nope, that didn't work eiter. It still keeps copying kexts. (Very clear because as soon as i reboot after te migration it gives a warning that a kext necessary for the hackintosh (Realtek LAN) isn't installed properly.)
  2. Ok, it might be as simple as that . I'll give it a try tonight!
  3. So, I'm having a few problems migrating my data from a Hackintosh to a genuine Mac. The story: I've been using a mini-itx Hackintosh for the last year, that has been working flawlessly, except for the sound (Using an external card). However, since i'm moving to a smaller place, where I won't have room for a proper desk, my girlfriend forced me to dump this setup. I've solved this by buying a 17" MBP (C2D 2.93Ghz.). Now, both these systems are up to date to OSX 10.7.3, but annoying things start to happen when i use Migration assistant to transfer my Apps and personal data. The problem: As soon as I've used the Migration assistant, it seems to also transfer the fixes/kexts,.. whatever I did to get the hackintosh working. What are the problems I notice: - I lose the sound on the MBP - The MBP won't shut down anymore. Screen goes dark, even after a verbose start/shutdown, but fans keep spinning until I do a "Hard" shutdown by holding the power button. These are the things I noticed immediately, but I expect things to be even more messed up in the background. What I've tried to solve it: - Migration without selecting "Settings" - Migration from Time Machine backup - Migration directly from hackintosh disk image - Manually unloading and removing out-of-place-looking kexts, but this always ends up in a non-booting MBP. Does anyone know the cause/workaround solution for this, because I'm not eager to reinstaal all the apps, and get them set up again. Thanks a bunch, Ken
  4. Ideal Specs?

    This setup has been proven to cheap, blazingly fast for the price, and easy to install retail osx on. (I'm running a variation of it myself.) - Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2l (Great support, easy overclocking options,...) - Intel E5200 (Great price, and best of all: great overclocker. It does 3,5Ghz on the stock-cooler, and with upgraded cooling, you can easily push it to 4Ghz.) - Any decent 2X2GB Ram kit - Any 3,5" S-ata 7200RPM hard disk in your capacity of choice. - Gigabyte 7200GS (Great support, and digital and analog output, so all you need in a budget pc.) - Cheap but somewhat decent case + >300w PSU - Decent DVD-RW S-ata drive In europe you can get a similar setup for around €250 if you shop around on the internet.
  5. Gigabyte G31M-ESL2

    To get built-in ethernet working, try installing this kext using OSX86tools. It did the trick for me on a G31M-ES2L
  6. Broadcom bcm43xx wireless driver [beta]

    Well damn it: After I was fed up with the Ralink utility for wifi, I decided to buy an airport compatible Wifi card, pop it in, and be done with it, like it used to be on my MSI Wind. Well, just my luck: It doesn't work at all! The wireless card: PCI-To mini PCI adpater with a Broadcom 4306 on board. Rest of the specs: -OSX 10.5.6 -Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L -Intel E5200 -3GB DDR800 -Sapphire 2600XT 512MB -320 GB Hitachi S-ata So i popped it in, expecting to just work out of the box, however, once OSX booted, no airport card was recognized, and in the system profiler, it said no PCI cards were installed. So, first step was to use the insanelymac search, and found this thread. So I run LSPCI and get this: 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller [8086:29c0] (rev 10) 00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express PCI Express Root Port [8086:29c1] (rev 10) 00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 01) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 01) 00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 01) 00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 01) 00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 01) 00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 01) 00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 01) 00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 01) 00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev e1) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b8] (rev 01) 00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller [8086:27c0] (rev 01) 00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 01) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RV630 [Radeon HD 2600XT] [1002:9588] 01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc RV630/M76 audio device [Radeon HD 2600 Series] [1002:aa08] 03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 02) 04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 02) 04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 02) So, i head over to IO80211Family.kext, look at the Info.plist for AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext and what do I see? <key>Broadcom 802.11 PCI</key> <dict> <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key> <string>com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx</string> <key>IOClass</key> <string>AirPort_Brcm43xx</string> <key>IOMatchCategory</key> <string>IODefaultMatchCategory</string> <key>IONameMatch</key> <array> <string>pci106b,4e</string> <string>pci14e4,4311</string> <string>pci14e4,4312</string> <string>pci14e4,4313</string> <string>pci14e4,4318</string> <string>pci14e4,4319</string> <string>pci14e4,431a</string> [b]<string>pci14e4,4320</string>[/b] <string>pci14e4,4324</string> <string>pci14e4,4325</string> <string>pci14e4,4328</string> <string>pci14e4,432b</string> <string>pci14e4,432c</string> <string>pci14e4,432d</string> The right string is already in there! What I have tried already: -Use Both PCI slots on the motherboard -Repaired Permissions -Set extension permissions -Clear extensions Cache -Used Istumbler to see if it was recognized there -Removed all the Kext's for the Ralink wifi, and the onboard ethernet. Does anyone have any sugestions? Any tips on what I check to see if everything should be working,... because I'm on the brink of going insane. I've only bought hardware that was supposed to be fully compatible, but have already had to replace a 7200GS graphics card after some mysterious problems. I'm hoping I won't have to do the same with this card!
  7. Depends on what you are used to. I have used an MSI Wind with 10.5 for a year as my main PC. I did all the normal office/web stuff on it, made some cad-designs,.... Overall, it should be more than fast enough for your needs.
  8. You seem to do everything right. The only thing I can think of is that either your disk isn't burnt correctly, but the problem may actually be that you are usin an ide-dvd drive. Those aren't as well supported by OSX as their s-ata counterparts. Can you borrow a s-ata or USB DVD-drive to verify?
  9. GA-G31M-ES2L: Lan & VGA/DVI/HDMI problems

    Network is now also working flawlessly, but now I'm trying to get a Ralink wireless card working, so I can put the UTP cable back where it belongs (the xbox 360). In the end I just gave up on the video card because i figured I could buy the new one, and sell the 7200gs without any loss.
  10. GA-G31M-ES2L: Lan & VGA/DVI/HDMI problems

    For anyone who digs up this thread using search with a similar problem: I didn't manage to fix this problem. After a week of trying different Kext's, Cables, EFi- and NVCAP strings I just gave up and installed a Sapphire 2600XT. Everything working on the first try with an old Natit kext.
  11. GA-G31M-ES2L: Lan & VGA/DVI/HDMI problems

    That guide was the second one I tried after weaksauce12's. Both gave me the same network and video problems. The Ethernet-kext was in the package provided especially for the g31-es2l by weaksauce, so I think it's the right kext.
  12. Hi, so this is my setup: -Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L -Intel E5200 -3GB DDR800 -Gigabyte 7200GS -320 GB Hitachi S-ata - Panasonic TH42PZ70 (42" full-hd plasma with vga and hdmi in.) So I've installed retail OSX 10.5.6 using boot-123, patched it with the kexts for the board: ALCinject.kext AppleHDA.kext AppleSMBIOSEFI.kext RealtekR1000.kext and added the efi-string to the boot.plist. I also install a bootloader (Have tried PCefi, Chameleon 2.0 RC2, and now I'm on Bootthink, as it's the only one that's semi-usable. 1) The first problem is that I always need to have the ethernet cable unplugged when I boot, and then plug it in when OSX is fully booted. If I leave it in while booting, I can never receive an IP from the DHCP, and even if I enter all the info (IP,router, subnet,...) correctly manually, I still have no internet connection. Anyone have any ideas? 2) The second problem might be even trickier. I want to connect this PC (It is a HTPC setup) to my 42" Full-HD plasma. It has both HDMI and VGA inputs, however, over VGA it only accepts up to 720p. therefore, I am using a DVI-HDMI cable connected to the DVi of the 7200gs, and the HDMI from the TV. However, I can not get it to boot this way. whenever I connect more than one output of the 7200GS at a time, any bootloader freezes. In Chameleon I just get a black screen, using BootThink, the entire PC reboots, and in PcEfi I get this screen: the only way use the DVI-out on my tv is to boot into the boot selection screen of BootThink: while having only the analog composite out on the 7200GS connected, then unplugging the composite, and connecting the DVI, and selecting the boot partition by entering. I then get crystal clear 1080p video on my TV.
  13. Hi, So I've just assembled my OSX86 HTPC, and so far, almost everything seems to work just fine. My setup: -Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L -Intel E5200 -3GB DDR800 -Gigabyte 7200GS -320 GB Hitachi S-ata - Panasonic TH42PZ70 (42" full-hd plasma with vga and hdmi in.) So I installed retail OSX 10.5.6 with boot-123, installed all the patches for the mobo, and the bootloader through Uinstaller, and added the Efi-string for the 7200GS. When I first connected the PC through VGA: No problems at all! Then I connected an extra DVI-HDMI cable, and the result was this, it just hangs at this screen right after OSX starts booting (Already past bootloader.): I've tested this over 10 times, and this happens every time both VGA and DVI are connected. I can't check if this comes up when only the DVI is connected, because my tv only starts showing the image if it is at an HDTV-resolution (720p,1080i,1080p). So, after that, I did a reinstall of OSX, and instead of the efi-string aproach, I used the natit 0.2 kext. The result was exactly the same. However, then I came up with the idea to connect to the pc using vnc, and now I've found out that the following works: 1) Start the pc with only VGA connected 2) Wait until OSX is fully booted, and connect to it using VNC 3) Unplug vga, and plug in DVI 4) Use other pc and vnc to go to display settings, and choose "detect displays" 5) Et voila: Crystal clear 1080p output (Hat to use Switchresx to achie progressive output. OSx only gave the interlaced option. Does anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong, because this is far from ideal, and I chose all these parts because they should be among the most compatible around.
  14. Thanks for the info, but the difference is too big for me right now. I'm going as cheap as possible right now, and will upgrade in the future with a quadcore and decent video card. I've just ordered all the remaining parts, so now the wait is on.
  15. Damn, when i started looking for this rig, I was considering these Ion based nettops, but back then (1-2 weeks ago) nobody had had any succes getting OSX on those Ions. However, in the meanwhile I have got the total price of my setup down to €267,56 (And that includes a nice HTPC case with included MCE remote and cardreader), and an Asrock 330 is around €320. Since size or heat/noise/power isn't really an issue, I think i'll go for the E5200 setup, since it has a lot more processing power, and is more future proof (Think new video card/CPU). (Plus, I'm not all that overwelmed by the atom's performance in my wind, not even when it's running at the highest overclock.)