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About mdtauk

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  1. Relatively new OSX86 guy needs advice

    I am now running 10.6.4, and Xcode is running fine. I installed the combo update and it just worked fine!
  2. Relatively new OSX86 guy needs advice

    I couldn't actually get the 10.6.6 version of the install to work, none of the hard drives would show up in disk utilities, in either patched or unpatched forms, but 10.6.3 with iAtkos has worked. Now I only need 10.6.4 to get the latest version of XCode and the iOS SDK to install, and this is the only reason why I am installing mac osx to try to get to grips with iOS UX design, for possible versions of the Windows Phone 7 apps I am making with other developers. If we can get stuff sorted, we can then seek out an iOS developer with experience to work with, and they should have a proper mac to work with, and I can work on the UI bits in Interface Builder in my little mac duel boot setup. I am aware there are many guides out there, but that is part of the problem. Which guide to use, so thats why I asked here, as a kind of beacon in the dark. Thank you for all your advice also!
  3. Relatively new OSX86 guy needs advice

    Ok, so I wont be able to afford to buy Mac OSX Upgrade disc, or a usb keyboard until late april when I return back from a trip to japan I have been saving for for over a year now. I will install iAtkos S3 again, once I figure out the config of kexts etc I got worrking before. But that is 10.6.3 I think the right config is something like - Chameleon v2 RC5 - 32bit Boot - Apple PS/2 - Intel SATA/IDE - Graphics Enabler Now providing I can get this installed and working, how do I go about installing the 10.6.4 combo update without bricking the OS? 10.6.4 will at least allow me to install the xtools/ios sdk. EDIT_____ I have iAtkos S3 10.6.3 installed and running. I cant get my ZD 1211 kext working, but from what I have been seeing, no-one has got this working in snow leopard so far. So now I need to update to 10.6.4 but without screwing with the system, so can someone direct me to a guide for updating iAtkos S3 10.6.3 with the 10.6.4 combo update. Also when I do get the retail upgrade CD, I assume it will be a much more complicated process, if I am having to manually patch the DSDT, and manually finding and installing kext files. Is there a good guide for this, or even better, a tool I can use to do the more complicated parts easier and automatically based on my hardware?
  4. Relatively new OSX86 guy needs advice

    I thought the macs had a TMP chip, which had to be taken into account. Anywho, I will get some cash together and find some duel layer discs, and give it a go!
  5. Relatively new OSX86 guy needs advice

    I wouldn't buy the retail disc unless I was 100% sure it would work! Dual Layer discs would set me back about £10, and a large enough USB almost half the cost of OSX. I am aware of some parts of the Chameleon bootloader, but you cant just press F8 and type it in, and without a working OSX to access the files on the drive, its not easy AFAIK to change the boot options. But I would prefer to use Darwin X86 in text mode.
  6. Relatively new OSX86 guy needs advice

    Except I don't have a USB Keyboard, but I suppose I could get one. What about Disablers, and DTST and the TMP suppressors? Also is there a reduced version of snow leopard around, I don't have any duel layer dvds to hand?
  7. Relatively new OSX86 guy needs advice

    Silly of me not to include it... My motherboard is an MSI P35 Neo F North Bridge - Intel P35/G33/G31 Rev A2 South Bridge - Intel 82801IB (ICH9) Rev A2 I think I remember trying a Vanilla version of Leopard, but the keyboard and sound wouldn't work, and the computer wouldn't restart properly. iDeneb worked on Leopard, and i think I got Kalyway 10.5.2 to work once also. I am pretty sure all my hardware is compatible, its just the combination of kexts, and the right distribution I need to find. But I have attached the Hardware Output from that System Information for Windows tool you reccomended. Boy is it comprehensive! Hardware.html
  8. First of all I want to apologise for posting one of these threads asking for help, having been a reader of these forums, I know the noob pleas for help do tend to irritate, so I will get that out of the way first of all. Now, a few years ago I decided to try my hand at installing OSX86 on to my PC. I tried Tiger and Leopard installations, and after several attempts and research on here and the OSX86 wiki, I managed to get it working, and even managed to install a few combo updates as they came out. So now I am a Windows Phone 7 developer/designer, and I wanted to try get up to speed with iOS UI Design. I boot into my Leopard OS, only to find iOS is at version 4 and the new SDK and Xtools needs 10.6.4 to run. Now I took my time and decided to do it all again. I have been trying for the past week to get a 10.6.4 install working, only to find many more problems than I had before. Before I go on, here are my hardware specs... I have four HDDs running with SATA No AHCI support in my bios, its set to IDE Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor not overclocked A DVD Writer and Blu Ray Disc Drive, both SATA Windows 7 running on a separate partition and drive to my Journaled formatted partition for OSX Using the Windows 7 bootloader, with whatever bootloader comes with mac osx on the OSX drive NVidia GT8800 graphics Keyboard and mouse via PS/2 USB Belkin WiFi Adapter FD5050 V4 (Zydas Drivers worked in Tiger and Leopard) Motherboard MSI P35 Neo F 4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 RAM Now I have 3 versions of OSX86 to try install Hazard 10.6.6i (patched and unpatched), Hazard 10.6.2, and iAtkos S3 10.6.3 ---------------------------------------------------- I tried as many combinations of install options with Hazard 10.6.2 and they all installed fine, but I was never able to boot, and because it uses a chameleon bootloader, I have no idea how to get into verbose mode to provide any details for you. With iAtkos S3 10.6.3, i tried various combinations, and got it to install each time, but only got it to boot fully one time, all be it with a USB mouse, and I couldn't get it to be 32bit to support my belkin wi-fi adapter. I tried to update to 10.6.4 with the combo update but it ruined the OS, and I couldn't boot back in. I only got the Hazard 10.6.6i iso today, and I have the patched and unpatched version (IOATAFamily.ppf) and it worked in my DVD Writer, but not my Blu Ray drive, and Disk Utility can see no Hard Drives. ---------------------------------------------------- Now, if anyone can help advise me on how I can install 10.6.4 so I can play about and try to get to grips with Interface Builder for iOS4, it will be greatly appreciated. Advice on which kexts I should choose from the customize install tree-view, and how to install it using the text based darwin boot loader (so I can type in -v etc).
  9. I have tried both iDeneb and JaS and I still cannot proceed past the waiting for root device. iDeneb at least got me a grey apple boot screen, but after a minute or so of the spinning loading graphic, a Crosed Circle appears above the apple logo. When I ran it with -v it went back to a text sequence and then the "Still waiting for Root Device" text appears. I tried with the Sata set to disabled instead of IDE, and connected an old IDE drive I had kept from an old machine, but there was luck with that also. I guess I will just have to wait till I have some cash, and try find a SATA DVD Drive to use, and to disconnect the two IDE DVD Drives... Incidently is there any way to run the Installation from the Sata drive partition itself, or perhaps an iPod Nano connected via USB. I have a couple of USB Keys but they are only 1GB each, which is too small!
  10. OK, I am downloading the iDeneb and JaS distributions and will try them out when they finish downloading. Are there any ways to download the kext and other files, and burn them on a disc. There is a folder called kext add to kalyway or something like that, and the instructions mention a .command file, but I think its a Mac format, and without a working Mac installation how can I run it... Is it something that can be done from the DVD Darwin boot loader, where it lets you type in -v -s and cpus=1 etc...
  11. So kext files can be used before installing. Could someone perhaps link me to the relevant kext files that you experts would reccommend, and perhaps detail how I can use them from vista or even from the darwin prompt...
  12. Thank you for that. I downloaded the modifyed A7360IMS bios and flashed it over the newer one. I made the changes to the bios settings as suggested, but I can not find any AHCI options anywhere. I checked the two threads you linked to regarding ICH9, but to be honest I can't make head nor tale of it. A lot of the posts seem to be relevant to people with mac os already installed, however I do not, so these kext files (kernel extensions I think) is there something I need to do with them before installing. I just downloaded the kalyway file, and burnt the iso directly, was that wrong. Thanks for replying, I hope I am not too noobish with all this...
  13. Ok now I am new here, but have been lurking an reading over the past few days before embarking on the OSX-86 project... My Self-Built PC specs are: Intel Core 2 Quad - Q6600 MSI P35 Neo-F Motherboard 2GB Corsair XMS-2 DDR2 RAM Modules (An additional 2GB due to come from Corsair Repair) NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB PCI-E 16x 3 SATA Seagate HDDs 300GB, 300GB, 700GB 2 PATA/IDE DVD Re-Writers (HP Lightscribe dvd1040i) and (EMPREX 16x DVD-RW) Initially I had a kernel panic when attempting to boot the install from the DVD, but after updating my MSI BIOS I managed to get as far as this screen, and the all too common "Still waiting for Root Device". After alot of searching the forums and reading, the closest cause I could find was IDE and SATA issues, but nothing conclusive. (Ignore the green line, a replacement monitor is coming in a few days, silly LCDs lol) Anyway, I am trying to install the Kalyway_10.5.2_DVD_Intel_Amd.iso burnt onto a DVD-R at 4x speed. If anyone with more experience than I can help, it would be appreciated. I understand that it is a very difficult procedure, and that it may ultimately not be possible but the fun is in the trying is it not! I would like to duel boot it with Vista as default and vista's bootloader. I have a FAT32 30GB partition prepared on a seperate drive to vista, to install Mac OS on which I know will need erasing with disk utilities and formatted as Mac File System (journaled) or some such option (I cant recall the exact name lol)