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  1. I don't know if this is still relevant to anyone but I use SystemRescueCD, have done so for years, google it. Its a Linux boot CD, its recovered my Windows installations on many occasions. The Disk management tool on it is GParted so check to see if that supports what you need. The copy tool is DD command line tools but I can use it fine and I'm no programmer. Sorry if that's no use, I'll need to make a backup myself soon so will be looking into it.
  2. Hi all, I've got 10.5.1 working great on my Bad Axe 2 with audio, video and ntfs-3g all working. I'm using mbr with Chain0 as it appears stable reading the posts and switching to GUID would mean a return to 64 bit XP which was incompatible with some of my software in the past. My problem is once I choose OSX as the boot OS in the boot menu it reverts back to the boot menu unless I quickly press space bar for start up options and then select the second partition hd(0,2) in which case it works fine. The searches I've done recommended editing the com.apple.Boot.plist file which I did, here is mine: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>rd=disk0s2</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>5</string> <key>Quiet Boot</key> <string>No</string> </dict> </plist> But nothing changed. I'm not 100% sure if this is a OSX or XP issue? My Windows boot.ini file is: [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect /3GB C:\chain0="Mac OS x86" Maybe I should edit the boot.ini with a more specific entry like: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\OSX="OSX Leopard" but I'm just making that up as a guess Thanks for any help, I'm almost there now.
  3. NVIDIA Quadro FX 1400

    This thread was so helpful to me that I decided to write up a bullet proof summary for anyone else having problems. I also have a Quadro FX 1400 and am running Leopard 10.5.1. 01. Install "Apple Graphics Update 1.0" (not strongly needed but may be improve OpenGL speed). Download from Apple direct. 02. Download latest version of Natit, NOT the auto installer, just get the kext from the InsanelyMac forum http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Natit. 03. If you are not already set up as a root user, open Utilities > Directory Utility from the Applications folder and click the lock icon to make changes. Go to Edit > Enable Root User and reclick the lock icon and close Directory Utility when done. 04. Go to System/Library/Extensions and move the following kexts: Geforce Natit NVdanv40Hal NVDAResman ...to the desktop or other location. 05. To proceed to stage 06., right click on the first kext you want to open and select "Open package". 06. Locate the file "info.plist", open it and in the GeForce and Natit kexts search for <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and in the NVdanv40Hal and NVDAResman kexts search for <key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key>. Beneath these entries you will find one or more entries of a type <string>0xXXXXXXXX&0x0000ffff</string>. 07. *Add* (not replace) 0x00ce10de&0x0000ffff exactly like that inside the <string> tags so that the above example line becomes <string>0xXXXXXXXX&0x0000ffff 0x00ce10de&0x0000ffff</string>. Note the space seperating each entry (some kexts will already have several entries between the <string></string> tags). 08. Your kexts are modified and now need to be re-added to OSX. First, manually copy them back to /System/Library/Extensions. 09. Next, open up the Terminal application (Utilities > Terminal). Type the following and hit return at the end of each line (don't type the words in brackets): su (hit return, it will ask for your password, enter it and hit return) cd /System/Library/Extensions chmod -R 755 Kextname.kext (kextname.kext changes for each of the four files of course) chown -R root:wheel Kextname.kext (again do this for each of the four files replacing Kextname.kext with the file name) exit Now you can quit the Terminal application. 10. Now go up a directory to /System/Library and delete the file called Extensions.mkext. OSX will generate a replacement straight away, don't worry. 11. Restart... My screen went black and I thought it had failed, in fact it loads in really fast after that and its a beautiful thing for a man to behold. Please post if you find a fault with this and I'll amend it accordingly.