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  1. Hfs+ Partition error

    As I understand it what OSX86 wants is an FDISK/GUID (PC/X86) partition but formatted in Apple's File System. If the partition type is Apple there is said to be a problem on an x86 PC (As I can attest). Read and Heed: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303220 The telltale warning "You cannot install Mac OS X on this volume..." alert in Installer seems to have been stripped out of the recent OSX86 installers. The conversion of the partition from Apple to GUID is done by a simple erasing of the Apple partition in the OSX86 installer. Avoid pain by installing from 10.4.3 as that installer will tell you if you goofed by displaying "You cannot install Mac OS X on this volume...".
  2. Maybe you guys are installing on the wrong partition type as I described here: http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?s=...ndpost&p=133471 I installed OSX 10.4.3 and upgraded to 10.4.5 . Working fine in VMWare on an Intel dual core machine.
  3. When you get to the point where no drive is available to install OSX onto go back a step. Invoke Disk Utility at the very top of the virtual window. Now create a partition (Mac Journaled) on the virtual drive of at least 10GB. Now you have to make sure you created an FDISK/GUID partition and not an Apple Powermac partition. ( http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303220 ). If you create the wrong partition type OSX86 will install but it will not boot even though info says it is bootable (It will boot, just not on an x86 machine). My 10.4.3 install tells me if the partition is wrong. The later installs are silent on this. 10.4.3 won't let me install OSX86 on the wrong partition type. The later osx versions let me install anyway, but they won't boot.
  4. SAM Multimedia error and ACPI Panic

    I ran into the SAM multimedia error quite a bit and burned a number of DVD's and different speeds and on +/- and +/-RW disks. I didn't get rid of the SAM error completely until I reorganized the hardware: OSX Hard Drive on IDE Master, DVD drive on IDE Slave (both hooked on the same cable). After that it worked on all the disks I had burned.
  5. By accident I discovered another way to do it. I had installed OSX86 10.4.5 on my AMD64 machine. Then when I got the Intel 945GNT with Pentium D920 I moved the hard drive over to the Intel machine. On the IDE controller was a blank hard drive on Master and an empty DVD drive on Slave. The OSX drive was hooked up as SATA in IDE mode. Since the OSX SATA drive was the only bootable device listed in the bios it went there and booted. Seems to be running nicely. (I'm using the onboard Intel GMA950 video, not an ATI card. Don't know how that impacts things).
  6. Nothing works... I'm desperate!

    What happens next? It doesn't seem to have failed here, it's still identifying devices. My system has gone on to boot in spite of the "family specific matching fails" message.
  7. My bios allows me to set the boot drive order and to choose any IDE or SATA drive to boot from. So I can boot 6 different OSes without any software loader.
  8. ok what am i doing wrong?

    The debugger worked for me in 10.4.3. Darwin boot options- Boot: debug=0x144 -V (zero x 144, not oh).
  9. Decompiler

    IDA Pro 5.0 Disassembler http://www.datarescue.com/idabase/5preview/index.htm IDA Pro 4.9 Screenshot http://www.datarescue.com/idabase/pix/idalarge.gif gdb- http://developer.apple.com/documentation/D...man1/gdb.1.html otool- http://developer.apple.com/documentation/D...n1/otool.1.html nm- http://developer.apple.com/documentation/D.../man1/nm.1.html
  10. Careful with pre-patched ISO images

    Well, it's always worth a try using the old reverse global warming treatment. Throw it in the freezer overnight and see it if changes it's attitude when it thaws out. If Maxtor won't replace/repair your drive go to ebay and get a couple of dead drives that are identical. If they died from mechanical causes the electronic controller boards should be ok. Take one off and mount it on your hard drive.
  11. I couldn't get rid of the waiting for root device message until I put both the DVD & Hard Drive on the primary IDE controller and disappeared the other IDE controller(s). My bios had an option to turn each IDE controller on/off. BTW the Darwin debugger still worked in 10.4.3. Boot from 10.4.3 and enter the boot options "debug=0x144 -v". I found it very helpful.
  12. Got 10.4.4 Install DVD WORKING!

    Apple confirmed Thursday it has included such a warning in its Intel-based computers since it started selling them in January. The embedded poem reads: "Your karma check for today: There once was a user that whined/his existing OS was so blind/he'd do better to pirate/an OS that ran great/but found his hardware declined./Please don't steal Mac OS!/Really, that's way uncool./© Apple Computer, Inc." Apple also put in a separate hidden message, "Don't Steal Mac OS X.kext," in another spot for would-be hackers. "We can confirm that this text is built into our products," Apple issued in a statement. "Hopefully it, and many other legal warnings, will remind people that they should not steal Mac OS X." http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/ptech/02/17/a...hacker.poem.ap/ I suppose the "we stole it sucker" module is a message to Apple. Anyone check to see if Maxxuss wrote a poem there?
  13. upgrade 10.4.3 to 10.4.4

    I booted from the 10.4.4/5 install DVD and an Upgrade button came up. So I upgraded from 10.4.3 to 10.4.4 and then it automatically updated to 10.4.5. My applications from 10.4.3 still worked.
  14. waiting for root device?

    I think the OSX partition has to be active in order to boot. But when mine wasn't active I got a a B0 error, not waiting for root.
  15. waiting for root device?

    Back in 10.4.3 I could enter a Darwin Boot option: debug=0x144 and get a lot of useful information. But it doesn't work in 10.4.4 qand 10.4.5 . Was Darwin gutted for the installer in 10.4.4?