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  1. -f did no good I was finally able to get it to boot with -legacy I should also add that when I boot without the -legacy flag, my HDD's audibly power down at the moment that it would normally say "Jettisoning kernel linker." With the legacy flag, it boots right up, faster than beta2. @gorg I've been running with 8Gb of RAM on an Athlon X2 for quite a while, now. You don't have to run leopard in 64-bit mode for it to be able to use >4Gb. However, you need to make sure that your chipset driver is up to date. I've only found one NForce driver that was fixed to be able to access >4Gb of RAM. All the other ones would KP whenever you'd cross the 4Gb boundary.
  2. I can't get RC to boot outside of safe mode. It hangs right before "Jettisoning kernel linker." would be printed. In safe mode, it boots fine. I will do a more thorough evaluation when I get home tonight deja_dejas_macpro31.local.tar.bz2.txt
  3. Dxn

    Voodoo Kernel BETA 2 - Available now

    My understanding was that leopard is purely 32-bit, but can run 64-bit apps if the CPU supports it
  4. Dxn

    Voodoo Kernel BETA 2 - Available now

    I had a similar problem, and it was related to the chipset drivers, not the kernel. Try booting into safe mode (-x). You might be able to work with the large files if the offending kext isn't loaded. Otherwise, finding a fixed chipset driver is probably your only option.
  5. Dxn

    Voodoo Kernel BETA 2 - Available now

    Great work! I can't wait to load it up.
  6. Dxn

    Voodoo Kernel BETA 2 - Available now

    @ "for desktop users it may be much easier to switch from AMD Board to Intel" As a long-time AMD user, I'm not ready to spend hundreds of dollars converting to an Intel system. I'm extremely grateful to the entire Voodoo dev team for creating a kernel, which by its second beta has made leo as stable as vista for me. This has allowed me to really put leo through its paces. Thank you to everyone who has worked on this!
  7. Dxn

    Voodoo Kernel BETA 2 - Available now

    You have to set permissions, too. You'd be better off to download ~pcwiz's Osx86 Tools. It has options for backing up and installing kernels. Also, thanks for the link, Merc. Makes sense
  8. Dxn

    Voodoo Kernel BETA 2 - Available now

    Okay, the responses regarding 64-bit and >4Gb memory got me thinking. What is the point of using 64-bit software, if not to allow users to utilize larger amounts of RAM? If that can be accomplished without native 64-bit support, what is the purpose of 64-bit? Does the emulation of the larger address space cause a noticeable performance hit?
  9. Dxn

    Voodoo Kernel BETA 2 - Available now

    Ah, good to know. Coming from windows, where you need a 64-bit OS for windows to use more than 3Gb of RAM, I didn't realize that leopard worked that way.
  10. Dxn

    Voodoo Kernel BETA 2 - Available now

    How hard would it be to enable AMD64 support for chips that DO support SYSCALL? Also, I'm experiencing an interesting phenomena: as an AMD user, there is no 64-bit support enabled in the OS as far as I can tell (my install didn't come with chess, but the hardware flags indicate that there is no support). However, when I stress my system, I've seen Leopard use as much as 6.5Gb out of the 8Gb of RAM I have installed. My understanding was that without 64-bit support, it could only utilize 4Gb of address space. Furthermore, I was encountering kernel panics due to my chipset kext because it was using the 32-bit getPhysicalSegment() function while trying to access 64-bit address space when loading large files into RAM (solved by using a kext that called a 64-bit compatible function). If there is no 64-bit support on AMD, why would it seem as though Leopard thinks it's running in 64-bit mode?
  11. Brilliant! You have managed to solve the last source of freezes and kernel panics for me! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I can finally cast off the chains of Windows
  12. Dxn

    Voodoo Kernel BETA 2 - Available now

    Will there be any issues mixing patched and unpatched binaries with beta3? Or will it just intercept any cpuid messages and translate them on the fly, so it doesn't matter what the cpuids of the binaries are?
  13. Dxn

    Voodoo Kernel BETA 2 - Available now

    Using Beta2 (not Beta2b) Test 1 - Passed (Both power-button sleep and apple-menu sleep) Test 2 - Passed Test 3 - Passed thus far Test 4 - FANTASTIC!!! Everything is MUCH more stable (was able to play WoW for a couple hours without a kp or div-0 error, as opposed to getting one after about 20-30 minutes before) Test 5 - Passed Test 6 - N/A Test 7 - Not Tested This is by FAR the most stable kernel. I have not had a single kernel panic since I installed it, which is amazing. I've also had absolutely no mouse drift like I used to get after about 20-30 minutes. I will leave my system on overnight to see if it becomes unstable after a longer burn-in, and will report any issues. I tried to upload my system info, but I get the "Upload failed. You are not permitted to upload this type of file" error
  14. My devices are recognized perfectly if they're attached before booting, but if the system was booted without them attached, some are not recognized. Is there any way to scan the USB devices after the system is already running?
  15. Dxn

    USB Problem =[

    Possibly. I'm using the voodoo beta 1 kernel and the vanilla System.kext
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