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  1. OK so I got OSx86 installed and got everything working except my DVD-ROM and DVD-RW drives that are on a single IDE port. I have this set up as AHCI in BIOS, I would like to get them working on AHCI without having to change to IDE. However I also tried IDE and would be fine using it this way but wasn't able to get it working by making it IDE either. I tried the drivers in the sticky http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=95309 From the 3rd page, however the original post's link is no longer available. The kexts from the 3rd page didn't work, I tried all 3 of them at the same time. Does someone have these drivers on a valid link or let me know where I can get them or maybe if I should be trying something else. I am on an P35 motherboard which has the ICH9 chipset, more info in my sig. EDIT: OK I got this working with the drivers in this thread http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=70071 And by selecting IDE for these ports in BIOS. This is really weird considering I got OSX installed FROM A DVD when it was selected as AHCI. There obviously has to be a way to get the ROM drives working if it was able to install in the first place. OH well, working now and I'm happy So everything Works now on my Hacint0SH, awesomeness
  2. I was able to get it installed to my SATA drive, my config is in my sig. Of course, it stopped working after a reboot, but for the 4-5 hours I was in OS X it was running fine. Read about that http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=61803
  3. So I downed and installed 10.4.10 the tubgirl version over the weekend, everything went suprisingly smooth. I have tried since a version of Myzar 10.4.4 to get OSX on my machine and I think the hurdle was always that I have nothing but SATA hard drives. I was patient and figured this would be resolved eventually. Tried 10.4.7, 10.4.8 by JaS without success. But FINALLY, tubgirls version has succeeded, everything works except the sound (which is also weird because its supposed to be supported but says I have no sound) So what went wrong then? I have no clue. I've gotten pretty knowledgeable and more so with the help of this forum, and I've ran into things I simply can't explain. First I installed and explored a bit, installed a few things. Firefox, Azureus, started browsin other things - installed MacFuse or some such program thats supposed to let me read and WRITE to my NTFS drives and after reboot the OS kept in a loop and wouldn't boot. HMMMM, i figured MacFuse must install some drivers that messed things up - no big deal, try to reinstall. Well after a quick reinstall my computer freaked. It wouldn't boot, it gave a normal BEEP and everything but wouldn't even go into BIOS. WOW. Well I've been building computers for a long time now and never seen anything like this. Not very humble I know, but I consider myself an expert. I was freaking out. Any way all I had to do was disconnect the SATA drive that I had been using for OSX and it would boot again. Had to go into windows and hot swap the drive while windows was running so I could format it. Well I didn't give up, figured something might have been leftover from the previous install even though I removed the partition and started a new one. This time I decided not to install anything, just booted in - cruised the net a little and then booted into windows. Try to boot back into OS X a few hours later and I get a loop similar to what I got above. WTF? I dunno. I didn't do a single thing from when it booted the first time except fake all my registry information that I couldn't seem to bypass and then say no to registering or getting a .mac ID and what not. Everything was fine, my res was exactly what it should be - but during the loops i can tell the res is similar to what the install used with the big mouse curser. I could see the blue screen only for a second. I tried safemode and it worked, but couldn't get to the desktop and didn't know what I could try to get there. I was thinking about trying again. I downed and burned the uphuck 1.4a 10.4.9 and was going to give it a try, but like the JaS .4.8 version, it wouldn't get passed partitioning and mounting my SATA drive. Tubgirls release was cool because I would delete the partition (FAT32) and then just create the HFS+ journaling partition and it would mount and be done. JaS and uphuck try to format the drives it looks like (if the tubgirl one did it was very quick) and seems to freeze at some point. I figure I could boot tubgirls to partition my drive and then boot uphuck to see if it installs and works better. I just dont understand what happened. Seems as long as I never reboot, OS X will sit there forever and run fine - but after a reboot it simply doesn't work. Could it be downloading updates without my permission? It did ask me to install updates once, but I just hit cancel and said no. It might have done it any way I suppose and thats what messed it up - I can't think of anything else. Is there a way to shut them off entirely or block them or something? Any way, I was posting this more as a story to share with you my experience. Kind of pisses me off since I thought all I had to do was get my sound card working (AC97 from NF4 board) but seems I couldn't even get that far. IF you guys can help, thats cool too.
  4. Is that what I have? Because for me it isn't working
  5. Can you please help guys. I downloaded and installed this with very little problem. I think i have nearly everything working now except my AC97 audio. I'm on an Opteron 939 with the EVGA NF4-1 motherboard which is the nForce4 with a Realtek Audio chip - pretty much sure that its the AC97 audio and it doesn't work at all. Can anyone help me get this installed?
  6. AMDZen

    My call with Apple Support

    LOL, awesome.
  7. Where can I find these SATA patches you speak of?
  8. AMDZen

    Porting a NF4 SATA Driver

    Jape. What about the Silicon Image controllers I'm hearing about? Someone said go get a 3112, but upon looking I can't find anyone who has done this really. Some say they have but nobody has told me how. I am willing to buy a PCI or PCI-e SATA card if it will work. Let me know please
  9. I saw the thread http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=25879 and many others concerning this issue. If there is no way to make the motherboard SATA controllers work, can I get a Silicon Image 3112 or 3132 or 3114 controller? All I have is SATA HD's on this comp, and the last time I tried hooking up IDE Hard drives I had lots of problems. For some reason my motherboard doesn't like SATA drives hooked up with IDE drives. Has anyone gotten any PCI or PCI-e controllers working? And if the kext from silicon images site works for anyone, how do I load that so I can install? I'm a real n00b when it comes to this This is my computer: AMD Opteron 146 EVGA nForce4 SLI Motherboard EVGA 7800 GT VidCard SATA Raptor 74 GB SATA Raptor 150 GB (Windows on this) SATA Seagate 300 GB (Data Drive)
  10. I saw the thread http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=25879 This is my computer: AMD Opteron 146 EVGA nForce4 SLI Motherboard EVGA 7800 GT VidCard SATA Raptor 74 GB SATA Raptor 150 GB (Windows on this) SATA Seagate 300 GB (Data Drive) I want to install Mac OSX on my 74 GB Raptor. It is completely empty and I formatted Fat32 so Mac OSX could see it. I boot up on the JaS 10.4.7 DVD from Demonoid, osx sees the drive, I format the drive and sometimes it will format for mac file system and then it can't mount - so it freezes. I restart and the drive will usually be mounted. I say usually because different things happen. I try to install and select the VIA SATA drivers but the install freezes usually 1/4 of the way through. Can I use that to somehow install OSX on my SATA? I have no IDE HD on this computer, only SATA. I am a complete n00b at doing this but I think if your driver works and I can get it loaded that I can get OSX installed on my computer. If you will please help me with this it would be much appreciated. Thanks.
  11. AMDZen

    Porting a NF4 SATA Driver

    I sent you a PM on this so you don't need to reply to both if you see that. I just wanted it on the forum to see if anyone else can help as well This is my computer: AMD Opteron 146 EVGA nForce4 SLI Motherboard EVGA 7800 GT VidCard SATA Raptor 74 GB SATA Raptor 150 GB (Windows on this) SATA Seagate 300 GB (Data Drive) I want to install Mac OSX on my 74 GB Raptor. It is completely empty and I formatted Fat32 so Mac OSX could see it. I boot up on the JaS 10.4.7 DVD from Demonoid, osx sees the drive, I format the drive and sometimes it will format for mac file system and then it can't mount - so it freezes. I restart and the drive will usually be mounted. I say usually because different things happen. I try to install and select the VIA SATA drivers but the install freezes usually 1/4 of the way through. I saw the thread http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=25879 Can I use that to somehow install OSX on my SATA? I have no IDE HD on this computer, only SATA. I am a complete n00b at doing this but I think if your driver works and I can get it loaded that I can get OSX installed on my computer. If you will please help me with this it would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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