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About larry100

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  1. PCI Configuration Begin

    Hi, I've got this error installing Lion on a ION based PC and on a HP Compaq Elite 8100 equipped with a NVidia 9400 GT card, so, in my case, it seems to me NVidia related. Nothing solved 'til I put the following kexts into S/L/E: http://prasys.info/legacy_kexts_by_nawcom.zip Hope this would help. L
  2. Lion with atom ion N330 ? POssible ?

    [EDITED Many times due to the editor messing up the formatting..] Hi,ok, so here we are.. first of all, give a look here: http://www.insanelym...howtopic=178372 All credits to shorting for his fantastic guide! As you can read in the mentioned guide, the prob with the ION is the inability to perform a boot in order to install the OSX. So the best solution would be to open the box, pull out the HD, perform the install, then put it back into the case and then cross the fingers. Anyway, at first, be sure to have the correct BIOS: 1.50d, you'll find it at the link above. Set it as shown into the guide. About Lion install, I've got a ESD media and I used myHack to setup an install media, you can get myHack from here: http://myhack.sojugarden.com/ The point here is the following: on the ION ASrock 330 I was unable to boot from either USB or DVD. With Lion is even more complex 'cause the ESD Image is not bootable at all.So, first, you need to create a bootable and installable media, then you need to perform the installation from there. So, I partitioned my HD in order to have a small partition to use for install: about 8 Gb. I created a bootable image there, using myHack, I booted the PC and then, from there, I installed on the real "target" partition. It's a two step process but it worked. In particular, the customization you've to do for creating the boot image are to be replicated into the installed image, before rebooting. Ok, so, let's go. Now, stated that you're on a running OSX system, act this way: mount the Lion ESD disk, be sure to know on which partition of which disk you want to install Lion, and on which one you'll put the Installation image, mount the latter and run myHack on it (follow the guide). Let it run (it will took a while), choose a generic Extra dir install when prompted, once finished do the following (on the target install partition): download and install atom enabled lion kernel and put it into / from here: http://www.osx86.net...el__10.7.1.html Edit /Extra/org.chameleon.boot.plist this way: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>ForceHPET</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1280x1024x32</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>npci=0x2000</string> <key>PciRoot</key> <string>0</string> <key>SystemType</key> <string>3</string> <key>USBBusFix</key> <string>Yes</string> <string>SMBIOSdefaults</string> <key>yes</key> </dict> </plist> Into the /Extra/Extensions folder put the following kext: EvOreboot.kext FakeSMC.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext Patched_10.7_AppleRTC.kext Note: myHack installs an old FakeSMC, get a new one here: http://www.insanelym...howtopic=269558 Now the most important change: get the following kexts http://prasys.info/l...s_by_nawcom.zip and put them into S/L/E, be sure to check permissions. Ok, if you've done all correctly, your Lion setup partition should be ready to boot.Give it a try, you should be able to run the install application so far, do it: select the REAL target partition and let the installer do its job. At reboot, choose again the installer partition, this time from the utility menu run the Terminal App and reapply the hacks described above on the just installed partition. Reboot, this time from the chameleon menu choose the freshly installed partition and you should be there. Probably you'll find a bit of general slugginess even if the ION GPU is recognized: don't worry, download the 10.7.3 combo update, install it and reboot... it will work without any need of changes I hope this would help you. PS Sorry for my english : PPS I used this way to install (using two partitions, the target one and a smaller one used to create a "setup" media) 'cause I already had SL working on the PC. Having that, it was reasonably easy to do all the job and experimenting on a segregate partition to finally be able to setup lion.On a blank disk, performing the install on a different PC, there's another option: download the last Pacifist app (V3.x), mount the ESD image, go into the Packages directory and run Install on the OSInstall.mpkg. Be sure to select EssentialSoftware package eventually adding other single options later (don't install everything at once, I get many errors on the package install doing that). When Pacifist finish to install, apply the hack I've mentioned before, and you should end with a working system too (I've performed such kind of install on a HPCompaq Elite 8100 system, so it's somewhat tested). Once again, I hope this helps you, eventually let me know. PPPS I continue to mess up the topic due my noobiness on editing and composing it... LionInfo.tiff
  3. Lion with atom ion N330 ? POssible ?

    Hi, I own a ASRock 330: http://www.asrock.com/nettop/spec/ion%20330.asp I succeded in installing Lion 10.7.3 on it just the last WE: everything is working flawlessy but the AUDIO subsystem. Even the VoodooHDA sounds crappy and noisy, so I use an external USB sound interface. Abount the installation: it was a pain!!! and I've been force to hack it a bit. To install Lion I was forced to install SL first, no way to install Lion directly. If you are interested I can post some more detail about it, let me know. Cheers, M
  4. Well, I've installed two different machines: a quad core desktop PC, with NVIDIA 9400 GT GPU, 1T hard disk 7200 rpm and 4Gb RAM and the ION 330 from ASRock. Both were configured with Vanilla Leopard 10.5.8, and both upgraded to Snow 10.6.1. Now, let's say that on the Desktop PC, the move from Leopard to Snow highlighted some speed enhancement. I didn't run any benchmark, but just the normal usage provided a good feeling of speed and responsiveness. I used some photo retouch app and audio editing app very satisfactory. On the ION, such feeling is reversed, the move to Snow resulted to me in some sluggishness more. My opinion: the move to snow is reasonable where the hardware is pumped enough to gain from the move to 64 bits, without loosing any feature. Maybe, on the ION, it would be better to wait and see if anyone can find a solution for the HT issue on Atom. As you can see, it's not a very technical analysis, but I'm quite sure about it: I moved the ION back to 10.5.8. L.
  5. Hi everyone, just to say I've just finished booting Snow Leopard Retail on AsRock 330 successfully. Tools used: 1.ChameleonRC3 manually installed. 2.Into Extra/Extensions I've installed same kext as for 10.5 but 64 version. 3.Into BIOS I've disabled Hyperthreading, 'cause S/L won't support it, KP if you forget to. 4.After installing the software on the ION disk, and before actually boot it, I've removed AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement*.kext from /System/Library/Extensions 'cause it seams the ATOM is not recognized, causing KP. All this done, I've rebooted and Snow raised fine. I've just upgraded to 10.6.1 and still working smoothly. Annoyances: with CPUPower management not present, I've to disable energy saving, else once the system turn off display I can't turn it on again. still sound problems, still relying on VoodooHDA. As told, hyperthreading turned off. Please, let me know if anyone can provide any clues on thos matters. Cheers and happy hacking! L.
  6. Great guide!!!!!!! I've just finished to setup the OS X on a triple boot system with Windows 7 RC, Kubuntu 9.04 and OS X 10.5.8 with kernel, seatbelt and system kexts coming from 10.5.6. I've got some pain with Hyperthreading because I didn't noticed the setting to be used into the BIOS: be sure to have the option No-Execute Memory Protect to ENABLED into BIOS. About USB:it works smoothly with the provided bios 1.50d, thx a lot for it!!! Just a note: to avoid need for a GUID partitioning scheme (I had an already partitioned and partially installed disk) I've used a modified OSInstall.mpkg, works fine. I've some issue with restart (system just shutdown but hang with power on and I've to push power button), same with sleep. It seams fakesmc does not work for all cases, great job anyway. Thanks a lot once more for this precious guide. Cheers, Larry