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About Mel11235

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  1. I just purchased a 16GB Corsair Flash Voyager memory stick, and it is brutally slow on my i7 hackintosh. I used Disk Utility to restore my OS X Install DVD image onto it, and it too 11 hours! I have been unable to find any meaningful info on slow USB transfer speed problems (I spent a half hour googling it). Does anyone know of a solution to this problem? Tx
  2. GeForce 200 series support

    OK, so I got my GTX 285 working, full hardware acceleration, quartz extreme. Serious question: now what?
  3. GeForce 200 series support

    Could someone PLEASE tell me how to download the GT200 Drivers from http://fileshare.in.ua/2058748 The site is literally Russian, and I clicked every link I dared to, but got nothin'. Thanks much. (does anyone know why these drivers are so hard to get?) [edited for grammar]
  4. PROGRESS REPORT: Turns out all I had to do to make the method 1 install go smoothly was to set SATA RAID/AHCI Mode in my BIOS to AHCI. All my drive size problems went away, and the X58 MOBO Path Installer worked flawlessly. I now have a fully working 10.5.8 Retail install. Thanks to all the brilliant people that make this happen (including Mac).
  5. Thanks Schizo, I am not able to get 10.5.6 working properly, so am unable to try the expand thing. After following the steps outlined in method 1 of this thread, I managed to get 10.5.6 to boot *just once* by turning on SATA ACHI (or some abbreviation to that affect) in my BIOS. Again, it only booted once, and it took (no kidding) over 10 minutes to do so, and once it did, I did not have a dock at the bottom of the screen. I tried rebooting many times after that, with no other changes, and no dice...just a gray screen with moveable mouse pointer. It was in the Kalyway 10.5.2 distro that I was seeing the 128Gb problem, but interestingly (or weirdly, more like it), after I had done the failed 10.5.6 retail install mentioned above, when I selected my Kalyway drive from the Chameleon boot screen and booted into it, DiskUtils then showed the correct sizes of all my drives. Color me confused. I'm gonna try the whole thing over again, using method 1.
  6. Thanks, Mango. The combo updater to 10.5.7 seems to belong in the 'chicken before the egg' category. How do I apply an updater if I can't get an older version installed? I finally was able to get a hacked distro working: Kalyway 10.5.2. No sound (don't care), and my 250+ Gb hard drives are both reported as 128Gb by DiskUtils. I searched high and low for a solution to the 128Gb problem, but the only solutions I found related to 10.4.x installs, which did not apply to me. Nevertheless, I went ahead with this thread's instructions for doing a retail install, ignoring the 128Gb problem. The 10.5.6 Retail disk installation hung half way thru, just after completing the 'Essentials' installation. No errors, no explanation. I had to 'force kill' the installer, which left my target drive mounted and un-unmountable, so I restarted Kalyway and carried on with the rest of the procedure as if nothing had gone wrong (I went on the assumption that the core retail OS had been installed properly). I installed the 10.5.7 combo updater, and finished the remainder of the patch installer script, seemingly successfully. When I now try to boot my new retail install, I get the standard white circle with a line thru it. I am not sure how to approach resolving this problem, as the chameleon bootloader menu doesn't seem to allow me to do a -v startup. At this point, I'm dead in the water. Thanks again.
  7. I had purchased an OS X 10.5.6 Retail disk at the same time I built my i7 system, and from what I gather from this thread, a 10.5.7 retail is a requirement for i7 installs. Is this correct? AFAIK, Apple doesn't sell a 10.5.7 retail disk...it is provided only with new systems. Furthermore, a 10.5.7 retail disk is not available in any of *my* usual places. Is an i7 install only possible for the privileged few that received a 10.5.7 disk with a real Mac? Just wondering, and thanks...
  8. Driver for nForce4 LAN

    I'm not having any luck with this. Could you please have a quick look at my log, below? Note that I tried using just 'forcedeth.kext' first, with similar results to using 'forcedeth-nockd.kext'. Note also that I posted absolutely everything log entry, as I didn't know what was important/unimportant. Last login: Mon Jul 27 04:45:36 on console aa-fdsafdss-macpro31:~ aafdsafds$ tail -f /var/log/system.log Jul 27 04:45:47 aa-fdsafdss-macpro31 iCal Helper[128]: _CFGetHostUUIDString: unable to determine UUID for host. Error: 35 Jul 27 04:45:47 aa-fdsafdss-macpro31 kernel[0]: CODE SIGNING: cs_invalid_page: p=131[mdworker] clearing CS_VALID Jul 27 04:45:47 aa-fdsafdss-macpro31 mdworker[131]: _CFGetHostUUIDString: unable to determine UUID for host. Error: 35 Jul 27 04:45:48 aa-fdsafdss-macpro31 kernel[0]: CODE SIGNING: cs_invalid_page: p=132[mdworker] clearing CS_VALID Jul 27 04:45:48 aa-fdsafdss-macpro31 mdworker[132]: _CFGetHostUUIDString: unable to determine UUID for host. Error: 35 Jul 27 04:45:49 aa-fdsafdss-macpro31 backupd-helper[133]: _CFGetHostUUIDString: unable to determine UUID for host. Error: 35 Jul 27 04:46:23 aa-fdsafdss-macpro31 TextEdit[135]: _CFGetHostUUIDString: unable to determine UUID for host. Error: 35 Jul 27 04:46:27 aa-fdsafdss-macpro31 AppleSpell[136]: _CFGetHostUUIDString: unable to determine UUID for host. Error: 35 Jul 27 04:46:34 aa-fdsafdss-macpro31 Terminal[138]: _CFGetHostUUIDString: unable to determine UUID for host. Error: 35 Jul 27 04:46:35 aa-fdsafdss-macpro31 login[139]: USER_PROCESS: 139 ttys000 Jul 27 04:46:58 aa-fdsafdss-macpro31 login[150]: USER_PROCESS: 150 ttys001 Jul 27 04:47:48 aa-fdsafdss-macpro31 sudo[161]: aafdsafds : TTY=ttys001 ; PWD=/Users/aafdsafds/Desktop/forcedeth/build/Release ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/usr/sbin/chown -R root:wheel forcedeth-nockd.kext Jul 27 04:48:04 aa-fdsafdss-macpro31 sudo[162]: aafdsafds : TTY=ttys001 ; PWD=/Users/aafdsafds/Desktop/forcedeth/build/Release ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/bin/chmod -R 755 forcedeth-nockd.kext Jul 27 04:48:21 aa-fdsafdss-macpro31 sudo[163]: aafdsafds : TTY=ttys001 ; PWD=/Users/aafdsafds/Desktop/forcedeth/build/Release ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/sbin/kextload -v forcedeth-nockd.kext Jul 27 04:49:03 aa-fdsafdss-macpro31 com.apple.launchd[95] (0x109810.Locum[164]): Exited: Terminated Jul 27 04:49:03 aa-fdsafdss-macpro31 quicklookd[165]: _CFGetHostUUIDString: unable to determine UUID for host. Error: 35 Jul 27 04:49:04 aa-fdsafdss-macpro31 kernel[0]: CODE SIGNING: cs_invalid_page: p=166[lssave] clearing CS_VALID Jul 27 04:49:45 aa-fdsafdss-macpro31 /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit[135]: Had to sleep for 200 milliseconds to clear transactions race for -102/(.TemporaryItems/folders.501/TemporaryItems/(A Document Being Saved By TextEdit),(null)) Jul 27 04:50:17 aa-fdsafdss-macpro31 /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit[135]: Had to sleep for 200 milliseconds to clear transactions race for -102/(.TemporaryItems/folders.501/TemporaryItems/(A Document Being Saved By TextEdit),(null)) Thanks for any assistance.