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  1. Up N Running

    epic sentence
  2. Second SATA HDD (Intel ICH7 ACHI)

    Hey puerMG, did you have any luck fixing your second HDD problem? Cheers, Innus
  3. Hey, Is anyone else having problems with audio on their inspiron 9300? I'm using the version of AppleAC97Audio that came with iPC OSx68 10.5.6 but I'm getting intermittent stuttering where sometimes sound will stutter so much it stops completely. Other times it's fine. Apparently the sound card is a sigmatel stac 975x ac97? Just looking to see if anyone else has this Cheers, Ian
  4. Hey, no problem! Glad it helped
  5. Hey all, I required some extra steps to get mine to work from the ones mentioned: I had some major problems getting the graphics to work on my Inspiron 9300 (which uses Geforce Go 6800 256mb) despite following the guide on this thread, and many other threads. Took me several days of research to crack the problem (even though the steps seem quite simple that I'll describe). Note: I could not get iDeneb v1.4 (i.e. iDeneb for 10.5.6) working using the steps above, even though they worked for other people who had the same i9300 with nvidia go 6800 as me :/ .. I used iPC OSx68 10.5.6 (is an internal link ) The main problem I experienced was that often, once I got a stable system running, I could only boot if I plugged in an external DVI monitor: even after applying the steps above, the system would not boot on its own without one. I finally fixed this using the following steps, but I want to share these steps because I found that although the above guides included what I needed to get the system working, for me there were several required steps that were missing, which I'll show now. Using this guide should hopefully help anyone with the same laptop as me who finds they're required to plug in a DVI monitor. You will need: KextHelper (I used version b7) OSx86 Tools Pacifist (I used version 2.5.2) These are all available to install when installing using the iPC disk. Install iPC OSx68 10.5.6 Options: Graphics: leave all unchecked EXCEPT LaptopDisplay Ethernet: AppleBCM440XEthernet Kernel: Voodoo Chipset: ICHx Audio: AC'97 power management: BatteryManager only (AppleACPIBatteryManager?) Fixes: Seatbelt, verbose,ClamshellDisplay if it's there. Applications: select all Can't remember where it was, but the USB option that enables high speed, and the one that adds kext-loading to rc.common, these are described in the descriptions. I think the latter one is under Fixes. -- Hopefully you have installed OSX now, and you can boot it successfully, but because you didn't pick any graphic drivers, it'll be in a low-resolution mode. -- So far we aren't remarkably different to the above guide, except that we've avoided installing any graphics drivers. The other options aren't important really, at this stage, as I found I only had a problem with the graphics. Note: I didn't need to plug into an external DVI monitor. Now, 1) Download Apple Graphics Update, and open and install it using pacifist (choose overwrite all when asked) 2) Download NVinjectorgo.0.2.0Installer and install it. I found that installing using NVinstaller v41 broke my system. If you're following my guide, just use NVinjectorgo.0.2.0Installer. 3) Now, you need to edit some of the .kext files that you've just installed to /System/Library/Extensions. The best way of doing this, I found, was to open the terminal and use nano to edit each one. In each case you're navigating within the .kext to Contents/Info.plist e.g. sudo nano /System/Library/Extensions/NVinjectGo.kext/Contents/Info.plist (another way of doing this is to copy the following kexts to the desktop, edit them there, then use KextHelper to re-add them back in the right place etc) Steps you need to take: 3a) Edit NVinjectGo.kext->Contents->Info.plist <key>IOPCIMatch</key> <string>0x00c810de</string> and (missing from above guide) <key>NVCAP</key> <data> BAAAAAAABQACAAAAAAAABwAAAA= </data> and swap around <string>NVDA,Display-B</string> with <string>NVDA,Display-A</string> (you only need to change these, not the keys/strings around them) 3b) In NVDANV40Hal.kext: <key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key> <string>0x00c810de</string> 3c) Next, open GeForce.kext->Contents->Info.plist and change <key>IOPCIMatch</key> <string>0x00c810de</string> 3d) I didn't need to edit NVDAResman.kext . Now fix permissions etc using OSX86Tools and delete /System/Library/Extensions.kext and restart! fingers crossed... I hope this helps someone, as I couldn't find a set of steps exactly the same as these anywhere: it was a mish-mash of other tutorials. EDIT: I've uploaded an archive containing the working kexts that I think are relevant: insert these using KextHelper, then repair permissions using OSx86Tools p.s. they're not viruses, honest! Just for ease of use =D .Note: this is only a replacement for step 3, you still need to do steps 1 and 2 first EDIT: added a screenshot of System Profile
  6. Tungmeister! wooooooo! Your tip fixed it! I've got all my music back!! Great idea, would never had guessed that simple scan disk could help. You're a hero! also, great tip: paragon works great as a NTFS driver. p.s. cheers JBLanteigne, it might have helped!
  7. that sounds very hopeful! I'll check it out, cheers!
  8. Hey great, I'll check it out! I've had a lot of success with Disk Internals NTFS recovery, as in .. it'll show me all my files are there, but demands $100 to recover them. Pretty steep! If there's anything comparable out there that's a little cheaper or .. well, free, that would be better, considering I don't intend to use this program more than once!! Hurrah! it's found them Ian EDIT: Doh, test disc didn't fix the problem unfortunately. It's more aimed at finding deleted partitions I think, and my partition is still intact. I tried the MBR fixer function but to no avail. Cheers for your help though!
  9. Hey, I was wondering if anyone could offer some advice on this one. First of all: thanks to everyone on this forum, it's been an invaluable resource over the last week getting my hackintosh working. I've run into a fairly serious problem now though, hopefully someone can 'pull one out the bag' for me... I got my Kalyway 10.5.2 install working great, patched the binaries, dual screen, everything seemed great. I plugged in the music-filled SATA HDD from when it was an XP machine, and OSX mounted it fine, but only as read-only. I did some research and used NTFS-3G for OSX to mount the drive as readable AND writeable, and everything was fine. Drive worked, everything accessible, all good, so I used this method to load the XP iTunes library file, and this all worked. hurrah... I booted up the Mac this morning, and to my horror, everything on the music drive (except some Mac directories starting with '.') was gone. Scary feeling.. The drive usage (98% used, 3GB free, or somewhere around there) is still shown correctly though, so I have some hope of recovering the data. The drive is back in the windows machine now, and it's still the same, nothing miraculously re-appeared. I know that I shouldn't write anything to the drive until the data is recovered. I have a backup, but it's from August so I've lost quite a bit of music that I bought online, as well as some other stuff that was on that drive. Any ideas on recovering the data, bearing in mind that the disk usage appears to be correct? As far as I can tell, a bug in NTFS-3G has written the allocation table (or whatever it is in NTFS) incorrectly, effectively hiding the data from view, but no disk-wiping operations have occured so it should still be there,.. somewhere.. I know there are disk recovery utils out there, but I've no idea which ones will help, and which ones might make the situation worse. Essentially what I'm looking for, if such a thing exists, is a way to recover the allocation table rather than the files themselves (which are hopefully still intact). Many thanks in advance, I'm feeling quite sick at losing this music Ian p.s. if it's important: AMD Athlon 3200 Gigabyte ga-kn8-9 motherboard 2GB RAM Geforce 6600 256mb