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About StrungOut420

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    Hey John, I have a Gigabyte Radeon HD6870, using the Duckweed config with four ports (everything seems to work like it should) and I get a little lag when things animate. For instance, the dock magnification, minimize/maximize, and dragging windows around by the title bar. They move, but it's all stuttered and "jittery". So last night I decided to turn of dock magnification, and that seemed to alleviate the issue entirely. Nothing was jittery any more, and everything was smoothly animated. Maybe that will help enough until someone can figure out what's up? -- Nick
  2. I have a GB GA-EX58-UD5 that has been running Snow Leopard flawlessly since 10.6.1... With the release of Lion and iOS5, I decided to follow the upgrade path found here. All went very well! I was psyched how easy it actually went down, and how everything continued to work. Then I got brave (or stupid, not really sure which). I decided to download and install SleepEnabler.kext.10.7.X that has been released through this Google Code page. I installed it with KextHelper and after about three seconds, it KP'd and that was it for a few days. I ended up restoring from a Time Machine backup (from an external drive) not realizing that it would mess up my bootloader (at the time Chameleon RC4). So after playing around for a few hours, I decided to try and save my Lion disk by installing Snow Leopard again on a separate, internal HD. That went well. Now I could boot from the SL disk and select either SL or Lion and it would boot into either. No problems... But here's my problem: my Chameleon bootloader (Chameleon 2) is now my Snow Leopard drive (which I want to use for something else). I tried to install Chameleon 2 onto my Lion drive, copy over the entire Extra folder (Extensions.mkext, smbios.plist, org.chameleon.Boot.plist, Themes folder and modules folder), and then let the system boot from that drive directly.... Chameleon loads, and I can select either disk, but when Lion tried to load, the white and great Apple logo comes up, the spinner does it's thing, and then I get the "DO NOT" strikethrough-circle symbol... So I don't get it. What's different between the two drives and installations of Chameleon? Thanks for reading this, if you did. If not... TL;DR I have a Chameleon 2 bootloader on two separate disk drives (one Snow Leopard [for recovery], One Lion [for my main system]), with identical /Extra folders on the root of both drives, and only one disk actually boots properly. Could it be that Chameleon needs to be on the first disk in the system?
  3. Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

    Haha!! That's the first thing I wondered when I saw that graph! I mean, we've got to be at least 1%-2% of that number, no?
  4. My Hackintosh Build

    Wow Zaap! Thank you so much for your write-up! I truly appreciate it. And you've got a really good point about that setup... why not build in the redundancy?! It is a great idea--one which I will implement... My only question is this: Being a bit of a Leopard noob (I've only ever gotten to play with Tiger), can I setup Time Machine to backup my system to a Windows Home Server? I've built a WHS from some spare machines I had in the basement, and it actually works really well. It backs up all my computers without a hiccup, and I plan on using it on the Windows-side of my system. I've read that there is compatibility with OSX and WHS, but I'm not sure if it's done through Time Machine or through a Mac version of the WHS Console. I'm assuming that you can set Time Machine's setting to backup to whatever folder (on whatever drive/computer on your network) you want? This way I can have WHS/Time Machine do my OSX backups, and WHS do my Windows backups... Also, I see in your sig under "Main Hack", you've got a machine similar to mine in terms of RAM and Processor power. So I gotta ask, how's it run? Is it unbelievable?? I'm upgrading to that build from a 2.8GHz Pentium 4 with 2GB of RAM, so I expect to see a major difference, but I'd still like to hear your opinion. Once again, thank you very much for the install guide... I should be good to go once I get all the hardware in house and put together.
  5. My Hackintosh Build

    So should I install OSX first, or a flavor of Windows first? I'm guessing it doesn't matter because I'd be catching the machine before it booted from the hard disc... Any suggestions as to a bootloader?
  6. I've been reading through these forums for months now, and after attempting (not succeeding) to install OSX86 on my HP DV9074CL, I've decided it was time to build my next machine. Here are my potential specs: Intel Core 2 Quad, Q9550 Yorkfield, 2.83GHz, LGA775 GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R Motherboard 8GB (4 x 2GB) G.SKILL DDR2 1066 SDRAM (PC2 8500) ASUS GeForce 9800 GT, 1GB 256-bit GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0 x16 (2) WD Caviar GP 500GB SATA Hard Drives My goal is to have a dual-boot machine (OSX on one drive, Windows Vista or 7 [64-Bit] on the other), in which my day-to-day stuff would be done on the OSX side, and my business stuff (mostly AutoCAD, Revit & SketchUp work) would be done on the Windows side. Yes, I know that I can run SketchUp on the OSX side. Any thoughts, comments, suggestions, etc... would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance! *Edited video card, because I found a better one...
  7. HP dv9000 AMD NFORCE SATA...drives undetected..

    Hmm... I'm going to try that procedure using Zephyroth first, and then I'll try doing it with the Leo4All... I'll post back after I get the chance to try it...
  8. HP dv9000 AMD NFORCE SATA...drives undetected..

    Wow! An actual, alive and breathing thread!! I've got an HP DV9074cl (see specs in sig), and I've tried Kalyway 10.5.2, iDeneb 10.5.5, Leo4All v4... and Zephyroth (sp?) 10.5.1... I've had no success with any of them... Kalyway 10.5.2 installs completely, and when it goes to reboot I get the gray screen with the white Apple logo and the spinning pinwheel... and then nothing. It just tells me I need to reboot my machine. I've gotten this version to recognize my trackpad and keyboard one time during the GUI Installer... All the other times I've gotten in, I've used a USB Mouse and no keyboard. Frustrating. Zephyroth sees my trackpad and keyboard on almost every boot into the GUI Installer, but it won't let me 'erase' (i.e. format) my second HDD. It always tells me that the "Volume is Unmountable" or something like that... I've even tried formatting the drive using Kalyway, and then rebooting using Zephyroth, but still no luck. I'm willing to try anything to get OSX86 to install on my machine, but so far it looks like it's no happening... But I'm definitely in on the discussion...
  9. Perfect (or almost) HP DV6000 & DV9000 AMD install

    Final Thoughts So that's it. I've given up. After probably about 10 separate attempts to install various distros, I'm calling it a day. I just can't seem to get OSX86 to work on my DV9000... I'm not sure why it won't work, and I thought at times that it would... I got pretty far. To the point where the install went well, and after reboot it loads into the gray screen with the white Apple logo, but the pinwheel spins and spins, and the Welcome Screens never shows up, rather a message comes up that says I need to restart my computer. I don't know why it doesn't work, but it doesn't, and I'm getting too old and too frustrated to actually enjoy hacking this hard... So until someone comes out with some kind of magical installer/distro, I guess I'm SOL. Good luck to all who attempt this, and well wishes to those who succeed. Peace {censored}.
  10. Perfect (or almost) HP DV6000 & DV9000 AMD install

    Thanks for the support! I'll tell you, when I gave up last night, I was bummed out... But here's my next "plan of attack"... Thought #2 Tonight, I'm going to try something a little different. I'm going to install Windows Vista first. Since I have two HDD's I'll let the Vista installer format them and make them usable again. (During one of my last attempts, I can't remember exactly how I did it, but I got both drives formatted without a file system...) Once Vista is installed, I'll try to get OSX going... If I still can't get it to work, I'm going to try other Distro's... Even though I'm pretty sure I won't have TrackPad and KB support...
  11. Perfect (or almost) HP DV6000 & DV9000 AMD install

    Update #3 Boy is this stuff fickle. This DV9000 has no idea what it wants, or how it wants to function... So I tonight I tried to reinstall again, but for some reason I couldn't get the DVD to boot... again... It's insane... and it's driving me insane as well... I tried all the options: straight boot, -f -x switches or any combination thereof, different BIOS settings (Boot Orders, Boot Passwords, ESC Key)... Heck, I even got into the GUI installer a few times... but with no KB or Mouse (er, I mean TrackPad), I couldn't get anywhere with it... So I'm going to keep trying until I figure out what happened, what went wrong, and how to get this installed. I'm beginning to see why some of the more experienced guys have spent 30+ hours trying to get this to work... We'll see what happens...
  12. hp Pavilion dv6000 series AMD

    If anyone made it this deep into this thread and is looking for some other ideas, check out this thread. I've been posting there and have made some minor advancements (so far) and if I get somewhere good, updates will be posted there.
  13. Perfect (or almost) HP DV6000 & DV9000 AMD install

    Thought So the folks over in the DV6000 & DV9000 Intel Only thread are facing a whole slew of their own issues, but reading through that thread gave me some direction as where to go next. It seems that Kalyway 10.5.2 doesn't appreciate spaces in the hard drive volume name. When I was installing, I named the drive "Macintosh HD", so I'm going to try it again tomorrow night with the name "Leopard" instead. I know, I know... very original. Keep you posted.
  14. Perfect (or almost) HP DV6000 & DV9000 AMD install

    Update #2 So I reinstalled again, followed the directions on customization to the letter... rebooted and used the -f -v cpus=2 switches... and it hung up on me at after the following couple of lines: AirPort_Brcm43xx: Ethernet address ??:??:??:??:??:?? [i took the numbers out because that's what we do on the internets] Dec 9 14:01:56 localhost mdworker[80]: (Error) SyncInfo: Boot-cache avoidance timed out! CODE SIGNING: cd_invalid_page: p=141[lssave] clearing CS_VALID Then I let it sit for like 15 minutes and nothing... Then I rebooted and tried it with the only the -f cpus=2 switches... Well I'll be darned!! It loaded almost instantly into the white screen with the grey Apple logo... The little pinwheel was spinning... and spinning... and spinning... And after about two minutes the screen dimmed and a window popped up that said I need to restart my computer... So either I can't boot because it hangs in verbose mode, or it tells me I need to reboot. Thoughts?
  15. Perfect (or almost) HP DV6000 & DV9000 AMD install

    Update #1 Tonight I gave it another whirl... I booted from the Kalyway DVD and it went into the GUI installer without having a mouse of KB plugged in, which was a major first... I got into the Installer and low and behold, I HAD TRACKPAD AND KB SUPPORT!! YAY!! I went through Disk Utility and formatted my HD (Mac Journaled, IIRC) and followed the rest of the instructions in the tutorial above... I couldn't believe how fast it actually installed... it was like magic! Then the machine rebooted, and I entered the switches in... And I ran into my next problem. After it ran through the next phase of scrolling text, it hung up something like "IOKitWaitQuiet timed out writing to Kernel"... and then it just sat there... I let it idle for a good 10 to 12 minutes before I hard-reset the whole machine. Just when I thought I was going to get a Welcome Screen too!!! So after the hard reboot, I turned it back on and tried it again, and then it was telling me that com.Apple.Boot.plist could not be found... So I'm thinking I might need to reinstall again... and follow the directions again... from the beginning... again... And no, I'm just messing around. This in no way frustrates me! I love this stuff!! I'll love it even more when I can dual boot (or boot camp) OSX and Windows XP... and bring it to Christmas dinner and have all my tech-savvy relatives envy at my killer laptop... If anyone has any thoughts, ideas, word of encouragment... they would be greatly appreciated!!