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About inertia_djs

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  1. Hi everyone, I currently run a Leopard install on my setup which I made about 4 years ago, in which I followed a tutorial to manually modify the DSDT table (using WinHEX, MMTools etc) in my bios and re-flash it. The only modification I made was to remove the ALIAS lines from the DSDT table so that it recognised all 4 cores. This all went well and I have been happily using it without upgrading, as of course it would break the install. Now I'd quite like to upgrade to Lion, and have bought the installer from the App Store, but was wondering what my best install option is, so thought I'd put it out here. I've been reading up on the options (as the methods have completely changed since 2008), and have a couple of questions. So should I: (BTW My setup is detailed below). a) Re-flash the bios to an original (unmodified) and install with say, multi_bst... The problem I foresee with this is that there isn't a DSDT file in the tony_dsdt database, so I'll have to make my own anyway. b ) Keep my modded bios (or modify it further) and install chameleon, then do a couple of kext patches afterwards. c) Another option (XPC / myhack etc)? I'm really looking for it to be a solid system in the end (with reliable RAID & sleep). I'm not looking for the "easy and quick method", I don't mind putting the leg-work in, just want to make sure I start off on the right tracks. So my question is really: Is my best option to read up on DSDT and SMBIOS modification and further modify my bios to make it as apple-like as possible, because that way when I do a major update it will still be seen by the operating system as the same, and I'll have to fix fewer kexts? Or are there some major problems with this idea that I'm not seeing and should I save myself a lot of time and go with a mainstream method such as multi_bst? Mobo: ASRock P45R2000 (P45, LGA775, ICH10R) CPU: Q6700 GFX: HD 2600 XT (Gigabyte) RAM: 2gb DDR3 Ballistix HD1: OCZ 60gb [system Drive] HD2/3: 2 x 500gb WD drives in RAID 1 (mirror) Cheers
  2. just tried my own mod following david tsu's walkthrough and flashed and it seems to be working well, booted straight into osx by accident afterwards because i had installed it previously (when it would previously hang at the 4096..buffers.. point) but forgot that the flash cleared bios settings so usb legacy was disabled, sitting there smashing the keyboard to no avail. was quite suprised to see it boot straight in though. going to reinstall anyway just to be sure. i think one of the main issues with doing your own mod is ensuring the modified module is exactly the same length as the original, i found it easier to compare the original and modified side by side in decimal rather than hex, changed by clicking on the address line column in Winhex. my original module length was 22924 and following the walkthrough precisely gave me a modified module which was 22923, one short. Easy to correct but if un-noticed i imagine would have caused a fair nuisance. also the location of the dsdt table varies between motherboards, the walkthrough says search the Single Link Arch bios module but mine was in the ACPI AML module, which began with DSDT (only 1 occurrence) and i used the very last character of the last line as the end point (happened to be ....WhPHPWh) although there were 2 cases of WAKh in the last few lines. if anyone needs a modded bios for an ASRock P45R2000 feel free to PM me. dual gigabit worked OOTB with iAtkos 10.5.5 but sound will need a little more persuasion. immense thanks goes to everyone in the community, this forum contains a colossal amount of information and although it's not exactly a thrilling read, it's most definitely worth it
  3. @ acidd23 The instructions are from david tsu's, on page 25 of this thread, post number 487. were you following the instructions through on the modules i uploaded? i have a feeling my bios has the dsdt table in the acpi module rather than the single arch as with david tsu's walkthrough
  4. hi everyone, been following david tsu's method for bios modding my asrock p45r2000 (link: http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Mode...2000&s=775) it has Intel P45 + ICH10R Chipsets. Installs kalyway 10.5.2 no problem but first boot after that hangs at the "using... buffer... 4096" stage so trying to mod the revision 1.80 of the bios. I've got as far as these steps: I have extracted the single link arch bios (module 1b) and searched in winhex for dsdt but it only finds one instance (line 49616) and no cases of WAKh (or even WAK) in this module. It is 397 thousand lines long. I have also extracted the ACPI aml (module 10) and searched that which starts immediately with "DSDT" (line 0) and ends with two cases of "WAKh" on lines 22896 and 22912. Could not find any cases of "WAKh." though. The module is 22912 lines long. Really not sure where to go next (obviously want to get this right first time!) If anyone can help me out with this one that would be awesome. Here are the links for my Single Link Arch BIOS module (sarch1b) and ACPI AML module (acpi10) respectively: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?1sb2jtwcitz - Single Arch http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?bnjzzcu1kp9 - ACPI Extracted using MMTools 3.19. my setup: Asrock P45R2000, Intel E1200 dual, 2gb Crucial Ballistix DDR3 one stick, XFX 7900gt, 300gb Maxtor SATA, Kalyway 10.5.2, IDE LG Dvd Drive P.S. On a side note would changing my DVD drive to an SATA one be a necessary for Kalyway? Cheers!
  5. OSX86 on Intel P45 chipset?

    Hey got as far as this part trying a bios mod, first compile attempt gave an error: "Error 4081 - Use of reserved word ^ (_T_0) " Changing every instance of (_T_0) to (T_0) allowed it compile with no errors or warnings, just saying "No back ptr to Op: type 8" a few times. So it's compiled and i've opened the hex file in a text editor and didn't understand what you meant by: Please tell me you don't have to go through 2800 lines just cutting the hex values out? cheers!
  6. would been eternally grateful if someone could help me out with a bios mod for my asrock p45r2000: http://www.asrock.com/mb/download.asp?Mode...T=B&ID=2089 Bios 1.80, Northbridge - Intel P45, Southbridge - Intel ICH10R, Audio - Onboard ALC890, Network - Onboard Realtek RTL8111B/RTL8111C. Processor: E1200 RAM: 1x Crucial Ballistix 2GB DDR3-1333 GFX: XFX 7900GT 256mb HD: IDE 80Gb WD Partition 1: Vista; Partition 2: Kalyway 10.5.2; Partition 3: Fat32 (Data) 2x SATAII WD 1TB in Raid 1 Can easily swith OS hard drive to a 300gb SATA one if it will be easier, also currently using an IDE DVD drive too, the install worked fine, just the first boot where it hangs, for it so does this mean i won't need to get an SATA dvd drive? Cheers for any help!