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About boogi

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  1. Thanks, that makes sense. Hopefully I can borrow a friend's computer and make a USB boot disk with Clover to get my system to boot.
  2. I have a Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 that was running BIOS F10 and Mavericks using Chameleon. I wanted to upgrade my BIOS to UEFI and read that you should first delete the DSDT file from my Extras folder prior to upgrading. I was having problems creating a DOS bootable USB, so I tried a billion different ways, and lo and behold, one of them finally worked and the autoexec.bat file that Gigabyte includes automatically started patching my BIOS. One problem -- I didn't delete the DSDT file from my Extras folder. Now when I try to boot from my hard drive, it instantly goes into kernel panic (I've tried safe mode and a bunch of different flags). Granted, I'm not sure if it's the DSDT that's causing this conflict/panic, but I suspect that's at least one of my issues. It could also be that I'm using an older version of Chameleon that doesn't support UEFI BIOS? I know I should have had a backup and alternative method of booting, but now I can't access my system, so my troubleshooting options are limited. What are my options here? So far I've come up with: 1) Try to create an OS X boot disk on USB, boot to the installer, and then try to delete the DSDT from the Extras folder on my hard drive via Terminal; 2) Create another boot USB that has Chameleon/Clover installed and has all my kexts but without the DSDT to hopefully boot into my system and then fix the boot partition on my local hard drive Can anyone else suggest any better solutions? Thanks in advance!
  3. Radeon 5770 dual 27" monitor support?

    Wow, that was it. I just bought the second monitor refurbished from Dell Outlet and they sent it with a normal DVI cable instead of a dual-link one. Luckily, my first one (bought new) came with the correct DVI cable, so I swapped cables to confirm that was the issue. Now I have to go buy another dual-link one. Thanks a lot!
  4. I'm trying to run dual Dell 27" U2713HM displays at 2560x1440 resolution and have the following setup: - Intel i5 2500k at 4.2ghz - Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 - SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100283VX-2L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 Both monitors are hooked up via DVI. The first display runs fine at 2560x1440 resolution, but if I try to run the second display at full 2560x1440 resolution, the output looks green and fuzzy (see attachment). The second display runs fine at 1920x1080 resolution though. I'm not running any graphics kexts, and I'm only using the correct DSDT for my motherboard/bios. Would changing any settings in my Chameleon boot file help out? It's current set to: AtiConfig: Vervet AtiPorts: 4 Does this mean that my video card simply can't support dual displays at 2560x1440? Or is there anything else that's possibly going on? If I have to buy a better video card, what's the cheapest one that I can get that will solve this problem (I don't really game at all on my computer, so it doesn't have to be the best video card). Thanks in advance!
  5. Beach balls after moving

    For anyone interested, I solved the issue. It turns out it was a problem with my SSD drive. I have the Crucial M4 128gb and had the 5200 hour bug that just so happened to coincide with when I was moving. I updated my M4 firmware to 0309 and everything is back working fine. Here's more info: http://www.storagereview.com/crucial_m4_0309_firmware_update_for_5200_hour_bug_released
  6. This is kind of a weird problem, but I recently moved to a new apartment, and ever since, my system will consistently get the beach ball of death after a while. It used to be totally stable and would rarely ever crash. I first noticed it when the system was idle for a while (e.g., the monitors have been put to sleep after about 20 minutes of inactivity), but I've since noticed it happening simply when I launch an app or load a new website, etc. It could be completely unrelated to the move (and in fact, the first night the system was running fine, but ever since Day 2, it's been acting up) but I didn't make any software changes in the past day and I've since done a clean install of the OS and the problems still linger, so I don't know if it's completely software either. At first I thought maybe my system was overheating due to overclocking (I have an Intel i5 2500K that was overclocked from 3.3ghz to 4.0ghz) but I switched it back to 3.3ghz and the problem still occurs. There's usually something that's user-driven that triggers the crash -- e.g., I open a new tab in my browser or I open a new app. I haven't seen it just freeze while the system was on and idle (at least not yet). Also, when the beach ball pops up, my system is still somewhat responsive -- I can move my mouse around and sometimes even switch windows, but I can't actually do anything like close tabs, close apps, open a new Finder window, open Activity Monitor, etc. I'm running 10.8.3 vanilla kernel using Chimera 2.0.1. I'd really like some help troubleshooting what could be the problem (since a clean install didn't even work). Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!
  7. I have a Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 and used to have a perfectly working Hackintosh build running Mountain Lion, but lately I've noticed that my App Store won't login ("An unknown error has occurred"). I've been searching around, and the most common solution is to have a working Ethernet kext and then remove all network devices, delete the Network preference file, reboot, then re-add my network components starting with Ethernet and then Wi-fi (I use Wi-fi for my internet connection). The only problem is that my ethernet doesn't seem to be detected. I don't think anything changed, and I was able to access the App Store fine a few weeks ago. Ever since I noticed, I've been trying everything just to get App Store access, but haven't had any success yet. I tried both Lnx2Mac's Realtek driver as well as AppleRTL8169Ethernet.kext from #####, but neither seem to get the Ethernet detected. I also have EthernetBuiltIn in my boot.plist file as well. When I go to my network devices, I don't see any Ethernet option and my System Profile says that no ethernet is detected. Does anyone know what kext I can use to get ethernet working on my system? Thanks!
  8. Thanks, I ended up using the Hackinstaller package to make my bootable USB thumb drive and that worked like a charm. Not sure why I couldn't do it myself (I installed the bootloader AFTER restoring the Base System image) but I suppose it's moot now. I'm happily running the Mountain Lion GM on my GA-Z68XP-UD3 and it seems everything is working fine (didn't check sleep, but I never use it anyway). Thanks!
  9. I'm following this tutorial: http://thetecherra.com/2012/02/17/tutorial-run-os-x-mountain-lion-10-8-on-a-pc-hackintoshosx86-from-start-to-finish-2/ I'm using an 8gb USB stick that I restored using the Base System image and I copied all the Packages files over as well, but when I try to install Chameleon (selecting the USB drive as the destination, of course) I never see the boot file appear in the USB root. When I try to boot using the USB drive, it says "DISK BOOT FAILURE" so I'm guessing Chameleon is not installing properly. I've gone through the entire process several times and even tried with an external USB hard drive as well. No dice. Does anyone have any suggestions as to why Chameleon won't install properly onto the drive? I've tried installing Chameleon on a clean (freshly erased) USB drive and it seems to work fine (i.e. I see the boot file appear), but it appears once I restore it using the Mountain Lion GM image, it won't install anymore. FYI: I used a similar install method for Lion and everything worked fine, so I'm relatively familiar with the process. Thanks in advance!
  10. I have the same problem running a 9800GTX+ and was wondering if anyone had found a solution to the display going to sleep. I'm pretty sure my computer is still running (I don't have sound, but I can get the CD-ROM drive to open). I have a Gigabyte EP45-DS3L motherboard and have my video card settings through DSDT (following blackosx's thread here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=180954). I tried GraphicsEnabler in Chameleon but that didn't help. Do I have to edit my DSDT file for this to work? Or can I simply just add that string in my com.apple.Boot.plist file? Any other suggestions? Thanks!
  11. I was running 10.7 DP4 and last night I updated to the latest 10.7 build that Apple just released via Software Update and all is well. My 10.7 setup is slightly different than blackosx's setup. My setup is very similar to our 10.6 installs using his guide in that I still use a Chameleon partition that has my DSDT and modified kexts. The only modified kexts that I have running on my Lion system partition are AppleHDA.kext and LegacyHDA.kext (for some reason, putting these on my Chameleon partition didn't enable my sound, so I had to put them in the actual /S/L/E folder). The good news is that it's looking like we'll still be able to update Lion via System Update without too much trouble!
  12. Does anyone know if the DSDT file contains specific CPU information? I made a hackintosh for a member of my family and we have nearly identical setups. Both systems use a Gigabye EP45-DS3L (and therefore same built-in audio) and the same Nvidia 9800GTX+ video card as well. The only difference is that he has a Core 2 Quad and I use a Core 2 Duo processor. Do you think he'd be able to use my DSDT file just fine or do I need to create the DSDT file on his computer for it to generate all the specific information for his system? Thanks!
  13. Hrm, for some reason the text of my reply was lost and I just noticed now. I am not familiar with SMB and networked drives. Would you mind explaining what that entails? Is that something I could setup with two physical hard drives? Also, as I just mentioned, I just purchased a second hard drive and was planning on putting Snow Leopard on one drive and Windows 7 on the other. I know your guide says it's for putting both OS's on the same HDD, but can I still follow it for installing onto two separate drives? Are there any changes I should be aware of? Thanks again for all your help!
  14. Just out of curiosity, is there a consensus on the "best" file system for a shared data partition when dual booting MacOS and Windows? I would rather not use FAT32 due to the file size restraints, but is it better to use HFS and then a program such as Macdrive to view the partition in Windows or NTFS and then use an NTFS driver in MacOS? Thanks!