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  1. Okay, I believe I figured it out after pulling out all my hair. It appears that if you install the 10.6.5 update to a bootable USB device it only patches the boot portion of the disk. What gets installed to the compter is still plain vanilla 10.6.0. I had to pull the hard drive and put it into my other Hackintosh and apply the 10.6.5 update all over again to the installed partition. Once I did that the system booted without issue, all 8 cores and 8G of memory working right out of the box. Even the bluetooth and built in webcam work!
  2. Okay, I am able to install from a USB harddrive tha I restored my DVD to and made it bootable with Chameleon. I then applied the 10.6.5 combo patch to it so it would see my hardware. I can install just fine, sees the graphics and all but when I try to boot the installed OS it gets to "Starting Darwin x86_64" and just resets the computer. Does anyone have any ideas? Running a Dell Precision 4500 with a core i7 940XM and Nvidia Graphics. Thanks to anyone with any ideas.
  3. Have a D620 running tripple boot with XP, 7 and OSX 10.6.5. I'm getting one of these to replace it at work and was wondering if anyone here has tried to install OSX on it or if i'm entering virgin territory. Thanks for any help or direction.
  4. Okay, here goes. I've got the system in my signature running just fine under 10.5.8. I got a second Hard drive and I'm trying to install SL on the identical hardware. I've gotten everything working except the graphics which is an nVidia 6800 XT. I've tried using NVenabler and edited NVDARESMAN.kext and NVDANV40hal.kext as posts have recommend, with no luck. I've tried using the GraphicsEnable in Chameleon, with no luck. Basically it seems that no matter what method i try to get the video to work it just hangs it. If I remove the NVenabler or the GraphicsEnable from com.apple.Boot.plist I can at least boot into 1024x768. On verbose boot it just hangs there forever after getting a message about waitforservice on the CPU powermanagement. Now by hangs I mean completely hands, no keyboard response nothing. I have to hit the hard reset button on the system to reboot it. I've been reading and reading and tried just about everything. Can anyone offer some assistance? I have loaded the following kexts: In E/E - AttansicL1eEhternet, ElliottForceLegacyRTC, EvOreboot, FakeSMC, IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector, IOATAFamily, NullCPUPowerManagement, OpenHaltRestart, SMCBIOSResolver,AppleACPIPS2Nub, AppleIntelPIIXATA2, ApplePS2Controller, AppleVIAATA In S/L/E - NVenabler Thanks, Spunky
  5. Okay everyone I really need some help with this one. Finally got SL installed on my HP 6530b. Dual boots with Windows 7 just great. The issue is that no matter what I try I can not get the laptops keyboard and trackpad working for anything. I've tried the Vodoo PS2 drivers and all, no matter what it will just not load them. I've read something about an AppleACPIPS2 or something kext but nothing for sure. Since most laptops have PS2 keyboards and trackpads has anybody posted something about this or am I just stuck. Yes I know a USB mouse and keyboard will work but it kinda defeats the point of having a laptop if you need to carry around a keyboard and mouse with you. Thanks
  6. Video Converstion

    Okay, here we go.... In the process of moving from windows to mac. Built out my hackintosh as outlined in my signature. What I am trying to move over to the mac is as follows: - Rip DVDs to MPEG format (I do this my extracting the raw vob file for the movie and then renaming it to move.mpg). - Take the MPEG from above and convert it to a nice compressed format for storage on my media server (avi using the divx codec seems to be the best). So, anyone out there got some recommendations about what's best to do this? Thanks in advance.
  7. I've got a nice plain vanilla install of Lepord 10.5.6 using iPC final as a utility partition/workbase. I've got all my custom kexts loading from /Extra with the exception of AppleHDA.kext and a small edit to the NVDANV40Hal.kext to add my card's id to the list. With that being said all I need to do now is add my card's EFI string to the Boot.plist file along with the time machine fix. My question is, could I apply the EFI strings and then move the modified Boot.plist into /Extra and restore the original virgin Boot.plist, thus preserving my almost virgin install. I know if you do the EFI boot partition you can put on there inside the /Extra directory. I was wondering the the same hold true for the /Extra directory on the boot drive. Thanks.
  8. I really need some help with GeForce 6800 card

    After many, many, many reinstalls I can finally report success. Many thanks for this go to the member ~pcwiz for actually taking the time to help me out and answer my questions. Here is the solution that I used to get my card working with 10.5.6. Did a base reinstall without selecting any video drivers. The only things I had to select where the "ICH10" and the "VIA/MARVELL/....." from chipset, the "PS/2 Keyboard" fix. After install I booted into default resolution, 1024x768. Installed Universal OSx86 Installer from the IPC DVD (could have selected at install but I didn't). Added the EFI string for my video card to my com.apple.Boot.plist. Opened a Terminal window and did a "cd /System/Library/Extensions". Did a "ls -ld NV*" to make sure all the NV kexts where there. Did a "cd NVDANV40Hal.kext", then a "cd Contents". Did a "vi Info.plist" and added my cards ID (0x00c310de) to the string list. Follow the guide here for info on editing a kext to add your device. http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.ph...t_Patching_List Did a restart, hit F8, entered -v -f and let it boot up.
  9. Okay, I installed iPC 10.5.6 Universal Final on my system outlined in my sig. For the life of me I can not get beyond 1024x768 graphics using the Natit package. I have tried NVDarwin, NVInject, NVKush (all of which worked just great with the same hardware on 10.5.5). All I can get to is "starting /usr/sbin/ocspd" and then it hangs. I have tried using EFIStudio to add my card info to the com.apple.Boot.plist and nothing, same place it just hangs. I have tried adding my card's ID (0x00c110de) to the NV kexts. It's seeing the card when I do a "boot -v", but then just locks up hard when it tries to start eh graphical desktop. Does anyone out there have any clue or have any ideas for me to try? Please, someone out here has to have an idea on what I'm missing. Thanks in advance.
  10. First off, I'm not asking about specific hardware here. I am simply trying to see if I have digested what I have read before I jump in and shoot my self in the foot, kill my cat or blow up something. Congrats to all the great people and all their contributions. Now to the down and fun stuff. Here is what I believe I have managed to put together. Please feel free to correct me if I am completely off base. Goals: - To have a vanilla install on a partition so that I can use the Software Update functions. - Use PC-EFIv9/Chameleon (apparently they are the same thing) for my boot loader. - Create a /Extra folder to put all the kexts needed for my hardware in so I don't taint my vanilla install. My steps as to proceed so far: 1 - Read 2 - I have installed a downloadable release (currently iPC 10.5.6) on a small 25G partition to use as a utility/repair/save my butt area. 3 - Boot into my "utility" area. 4 - Create a new partition (100G) to perform a vanilla install on as outlined here: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=86167 5 - Create a /Extras/Extensions folder and copy the kexts I need into it. 6 - Correct the permissions on my Extensions. 7 - Generate an Extensions.mkext. 8 - Hide my Extensions directory. 9 - Reboot into my new install. Again, I'm sure I'll have many more questions. Just curious as to if what I've read has sinked in and I am understanding this correct. Does anyone have any comments? Thanks....
  11. Hey there. I two am working on trying to get my P5QC motherboard install working perfectly. Here is what I have figured out thus far: 1 - No way around it, need the hacked bios for your board. 2 - Don't use IDE drives. Make sure your HD and DVD/CD drive are SATA. 3 - Set your IDE settings in the bios to AHCI. 4 - Disable the onboard NIC and IDE device. Get yourself an add in NIC like a Netgear GA311 (works OOTB). Here is a quick write up I've been working on based off the iDeneb 10.5.5 release. It as links to the drivers I used for most everything. Hardware: Motherboard: Asus P5QC (BIOS is hacked version 1406, see below) CPU: Intel Dual Core 3.0GHz Harddrive: 1 x Segate 500GB (SATA) CD/DVD: Pioneer DVD Drive (SATA) Video: Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT 256MB Audio: RealTek ALC1200 (onboard) Network: Software: iDeneb 1.3: Check your favorite torrent site or news groups. P5QC 1406 hacked bios: http://www.osxcores.site50.net/index.html AFUDOS 2.11: Google search for it and download. Kext Helper: http://www.cheetha.net/Kext_Helper/Software.html Audio Kext: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?act...st&id=38967 DOS bootable floppy: Make one or Google search for one. Good Reads Before You Begin: OSX86 on Intel P45 chipset?: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...480#entry793185 10.5.5 OSX86 Tutorial From a Mac n00b: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...rt=#entry881733 BIOS Settings: Main -> Storage Configuration -> Configure SATA as = AHCI Tools -> Drive Xpert Control = Disabled Tools -> Express Gate = Disabled Advanced -> Onboard Device Configuration -> Marvell IDE = Disabled Advanced -> Onboard Device Configuration -> Atheros GigaBit LAN = Disabled Boot -> Boot Device Priority = 1:Removable Device, 2:DVD Drive, 3:Hard Drive Options to Select during install: Patches 10.5.5 Ready -> Chipset -> ICHx Fixed Patches 10.5.5 Ready -> Video -> NVidia -> NVKush NOTE: NVInject also worked for my setup but Kush gave less errors at boot. Updates for NVKush can be downloaded from: http://diabolik1605.com/DHF/ Basic Prep and Install: - Create bootable floppy. (It will be tight but you should have enough room for the bootable stuff, flash utility and the hacked rom.) - Copy AFUDOS 2.11 to floppy. - Copy the 1406.ROM to floppy. - Boot to floppy and flash the BIOS. (You need the older version of the flash utility as the flash untility on the motherboard will not let you downgrade or replace a BIOS with the same version.) - Enter "afudos /i1406.ROM /n" to flash the BIOS. - Reboot the system (I did a full power off). - Enter the BIOS and set the settings noted above. - Put your iDeneb DVD in the drive. - Reboot. - When prompted to boot from DVD, hit F8 and enter "-v", then press enter to boot into the install. - From here you should pretty much follow any OSX install guide to install the software. NOTE: Make sure to select "Customize" and select the options above changing the video card to match yours! - Reboot when prompted. - Enter your information if you wish. Audio Install: - Copy Kext Helper to your desktop. NOTE: I used a USB stick to get the program and driver files to the system since we have no ethernet yet. - Drag and drop the two audio kext containers onto the Kext Helper icon to launch. - Enter your password and select "Easy Install". - Reboot. - Audio should be working now.
  12. This topic is dupliccated and outdated. I have since resolved the issues. See the thread here: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=142502