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About Frayedends

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  1. TimeMachine fails backup

    Ok, I got an issue I've been struggling with. Maybe someone's got an idea. I have a HP proliant ML 115 that I set up 10.5.4 server on using the Leo install. Out of the box, couldn't get any network working, because the internal (board-mounted) broadcomm adapter just wouldn't initialize at all. Even tried patching kexts, no avail. So I disabled it in the bios, and popped in an intel 82557 card in it and it works as en0. Kinda. There's an obvious problem somewhere, and I think it's in the IONetworkingFamily.kext. First off, for some reason applications cannot poll the en0 interface mac address. It's there, and I even go as far as to set it with a startup script, but I constantly get an error from WPWebServices that it can't determine the mac address for en0, AND I get a ton of error 45's thru finder and when I try to select a TM backup disk. I have a TC on the network, works good for other units, but this server can see it - but can't connect to it. I've tried several ION kexts, and there's no attributes on the package, so I'm not sure wtf is going on.. However, one of the weird things that takes place is this. If you go into finder, and connect to server, no matter what you enter in the box, it returns the popup box saying the address is not formatted correctly and should begin with afp://, http://, etc. So it can't connect outbound that way. At all. Whatever the problem it affects TM too. Ideas?
  2. I never tried to install via USB, so not sure about that. To the other 2 above posters, I don't have that 600m anymore, so I can't troubleshoot much, but I did end up finding out there are more than 1 hardware build for that model. The melting screen issue I hadn't seen myself, and my unit had a mobilty radeon M9000 in it, with 256mb. It could be a hardware issue, or maybe it's got something to do with the driver package that's in the installer. Wish I could help, but I don't have the unit to test on.
  3. Wow. Just wow. I read through all of this, and it amazes me to what extent people have feelings or opinions based on complete and utter falsehoods and rumor-mongering. First off, I'm not going to touch on Linux, it's not relevant in this discussion at all. Second, there is no comparison between Microsoft and Apple in this regard. Microsoft licensed it's disk operating system back in the 80's, and it was IBM - not Microsoft - that held the rights to the technology in the PC, and they made the decision to license it, so mass-produced clones could be made. Third, Apple is a public company. This is essential to understanding the motivation behind the business decisions that are made. Apple suing Psystar is their right to protect their market share, and their livelihood. Psystar can countersue all day. It's their right too. The upcoming final ruling is going to have some major impact. First, if Apple wins this battle, they will have set a precedent. Since they design, contract, and build their hardware - they own the rights to how it's used. If they win this legal challenge, they will also have the right to bind their operating system to their hardware. The operative word is "their". They don't keep the price high on purpose. The keep it where it needs to be, whether you or I like paying more for a mac or not. They need that to generate the return on investment, fund R&D for new products, and keep the shareholders happy. Remember, public company - it's the shareholders that own the bottom line. If Apple could sell mac's for $500, they would. If they can make the required profit. Unfortunately, when you manufacture something in limited quantities, it costs you more. Manufacture generic for the masses, it's less. Even if they're using parts, components, and other stuff that's freely available and used by other makers, it's done to spec, and in the end they pay more for it. I'm sure Apple pays a higher price for chips from Intel than does say, HP or Dell. All because they buy fewer of them. If they lose this suit, it will open the door for mac clone-makers to sell mac clones at the corner store to compete with PC's. While this might be great for competing with the PC market share, it'll mean less revenue for Apple, and in the end, the Mac made by Apple will probably be reduced to a simple machine, and you can bet OSX development will come to a standstill. The loss of that revenue stream from the mac sales will kill them, and decisions will be made. I would guess they would get out of the business, and concentrate on other things, like ipods and iphones, and other new gadgets. Apple would cease to be a computer maker, and OSX would die along with it. If you doubt me... Who here remembers OS/2 Warp? Game, set, and match. All around, it would mean more competition in the industry, but jobs will be lost at Apple, and major changes made. The beloved OSX would go the way of OS/2. Count on it.
  4. @downtodun: Might wanna check your install again. If nothing else, re-partition the drive and run it again. I'd think there's something you might have missed, in the graphics area. The Natit ATI drivers are there, expand all the graphics trees and you'll see them. @spaceagedevice: How much RAM does yours have? Mine has 512Mb, but I know some were produced with 256. That would cause it to run slower. Also, try cleaning your drive with some compressed air. My drive sucks too compared to other notebook drives, so I understand the slowness. As for the beach ball effect, at what point does it stop moving forward in the installation? You can select the agreement, but does it move to the next screen, to select the components? Can you get to the reboot? I know I had skipped the verification portion of the install, where the media is verified. It was 2 hours into verification and only half way, so I skipped that step and I'd deal with it if it failed. I think the actual time copying files was a little over an hour and a half. It's a long install on a 600m lol
  5. dell inspiron 600m

    Try searching first. Just about any answer you're looking for is here, if you search for it. Here's your answer: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=86407
  6. I'll tell ya this.. I had bought a mac mini a couple years ago and thought it was horribly slow, and just didn't compare to a PC. I gave up on Macs after that, until I had it with MS and their constant security issues, settings getting cleared, and poor driver availability for x64 XP. Vista and it's hardware requirements disqualified it too. I built my 1st Hackintosh a few months ago, after spending a few weeks reading thread after thread. The fact I've worked with BSD since the 4.1 days made things much easier, since I knew that OS pretty well. Then I decided to try to do my Dell 600m laptop. I had Debian Etch on there, but it didn't work well - graphics were really slow, and the network would freeze up sometimes. Ok, so OSX isn't perfect - but I did get everything working on it aside from the wireless. My AMD hackintosh has worked so well for me. It ran things so well, I decided to dump my Scalix mail server (on Debian) for an OSX one, that I could also use as a fileserver. OSX Server on an HP Proliant - works great, RAID works, data is secure, I have more space, and I could go on for a while about it. Bottom line is this. My 1st Hackintosh is in need of replacement soon. Instead of building a new Hackintosh, I'm actually going to buy a MacPro. I'm gonna buy another one to replace the ProLiant later on, and let the ProLiant do other things running linux. That Dell laptop? Screw Dell. They suck, and my next purchase will be a lightweight Macbook or Air. I'll still keep the others. My daughter has the mini now, and steals my laptop from time to time. I'll give her my 1st hackintosh as an upgrade for the mini, and let my son have that. Either way, I won't every get rid of my Hackintoshes, but the fact the community has come so far has enabled me to leave Winblows behind.
  7. Yeah, I was going to suggest reburning at a slower rate. The drive in my dell has always had issues with some disks, where drives in desktops don't. If it's working now, great! Keep it going and it should work. Hopefully you have the IWI2200 wireless, cause it'll work for you then.
  8. One of a few things is causing that: 1. When you start the install, after selecting your options... are you letting OSX do the check on the media or are you skipping through that part? I skipped through. 2. If you're skipping, the DVD could be bad, or it could be the download you used. Either is possible. 3. You're having hardware check issues, like the guy in the linked post. I've seen that sort of problem before, where a RAM module has a few bad registers, it can corrupt a data transfer, or even the act of opening an archive and unpacking something it can be mis-written to disk. Since you can't pull all the ram, I'd suggest getting a ram testing utility off the internet and try that. Not much else you can do, unless you've got the ram upgrade it it, and you pull that module. 4. The drive is bad. Which means trying to do a network boot and install. My guess.. Bad RAM, and that's bad. 600m's aren't exactly new, so bad RAM isn't such a far fetched problem.
  9. 10.5.6 Released!

    Wheeeeee 10.5.6!! 2 down, 2 to go! Uh.. If anyone's managed to do this on an Apple software raid volume, which it boots into (chameleon), lemme know. Saving that for last.

    No worries, I figured the card had something different about it, but I really don't need it. I just popped in an Intel card which works perfectly, and I don't need the onboard at all anymore.
  11. Heh. Got it So far so good, and yes - it did take an Intel PCI network card.
  12. Broadcom 570x and 575x

    Heh.. And I'm looking to find a way to make 14e4:165a work. It's the 5722 adapter, which hasn't been seen here before. Problem is, I've done the hex exit trick, done the NVRAM bypass hex, added the card to info.plist, yet still nothing. It shows up, shows connected, but mac address is 00's, and it cannot be changed. Ping to loopback works, ping to own IP works, but anything else is no route to host, yet the routing table is set up. It also won't config itself, I must do it manually by ifconfig command each time.

    Well, I'm about to open a new can of worms. Trying to fire up a Proliant ML115 with OSX server to see how it works. Managed to get an OS installed and booted, however configuring the thing is hard, since you need a working net connection in order to get through the server setup. The machine has an onboard Broadcomm NetExtreme 5722 (yes, 5722) Gigabit adapter. There isn't a reference to it here, however I was able to obtain it's device id as 14E4:165A. It's totally unrecognized by any default driver. Here's what I've done: Tried various versions of the 5751 kext. Hexedited the device id to read "5a 16". Replaced every instance of that. Added that dev id to the info.plist file. Now, it is recognized during boot, however dmesg reports this: Wakeup - Reset Adapter Failed Enable - Failed resetAdapter - FTQ initialization failed plus a bunch of registers failing. The device shows in the network manager. the device can be configured, however any config in network manager does not stay. I have to do it manually, including setting the default route. I can give it an IP, the default route, and everything it needs, however the mac address (like others here) is 00:00... and I cannot change it by lladdr as "network is down". 'ifconfig en0 up' just returns the initialization errors. Kinda at a loss now. I've tried just about everything, including the new Voodoo kernel (which helped stop kernel panics), and the new AppleSMBIOS and SMBIOSEFI. I can see it. I can ping localhost, and my own IP, but anything else reports network is down - destination unreachable, no route. Yet, I have added the route manually, and it shows. Ideas now?
  14. boot to safe mode. touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone passwd root (enter new password) rebooot & log in.
  15. I'm workin on an ML115 right now. Having chipset issues. It's got an Nvidia NFP3400, and it seems none of the existing Nvidia chipset drivers seem to work. I'm trying to debug it.