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  1. I would take a screenshot, but there's not much to show. It's the gray (textured) Mac login screen, but nothing appears on the screen. No apple logo, no buttons at the bottom, no users, no password box, no clock or airport. Nothing. I've let it sit here for about 15 minutes, but nothing. This happens after apply the battery fix (from here: http://www.osx86.net...do=file&id=2284, note that this is not the same as the one from http://www.insanelym...howtopic=259702, which didn't work for me). The battery fix from osx86 actually worked, but when I rebooted, I get the problem above. What could cause this to happen? Am I missing any kexts that could cause this? I'm running Lion 10.7.3 on a Dell Studio 1558.
  2. Quick update... I confirmed that the DW1510 does work OOB. Turns out that the IONetworkingFamily.kext that I installed was causing problems. I reverted back to what Lion installs, and it works like a charm!!
  3. Hey Charlie, I installed the dw1510 today, but it didn't work OOB. I also can't apply the bcm43xx_enabler.sh b/c it appears Lion does not include the AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext. Could I use the one from 10.6.x or would I get a KP (I've read at least one other user that tried this and got a KP)? Is there anything else I could try?
  4. RE: Wifi After all the trouble I've had trying to get a USB adapter to work, I'm definitely going to take your recommendation. RE: Audio I did get it working. I did one step at a time and it was all good. RE: Battery Ok, good to know I can try others. RE: Bluetooth It's not that important...last on my list for now. RE: [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] I was selecting more than I should have, which was the main cause if the KPs. If I'm really suspicious, I've started installing one item at a time, but now that I'm getting a little more familiar with it, there really isn't a lot in there that could mess me up. It was other kexts I was installing at the same time, I believe. RE: Chameleon Thanks for this insight. I really have been wanting to use the Chameleon Wizard, and I figured it would be good to update to the latest, but I wasn't sure whether I would screw something up. Now, at least if I do, I know I can get back to where I'm at now with not too much hassle. Thanks for you response! I really appreciate the help, not to mention all the work you have done to help me get my laptop up on OS X!!
  5. I read on this page (http://wiki.osx86pro...10.7.2#Wireless) that the Trendnet 648UBM wireless usb adapter should work for Lion 10.7.2. So, I decided to try it for 10.7.3. I downloaded from the Realtek site using the RTL8188SU chipset driver. I then got a kernel panic. I'm no expert at reading kernel panics, but it looked like a problem with ACPI, so I installed the AppleACPIPlatform.kext. That got me past the panic! So I thought all was well...final step, set up wifi. Unfortunately, that's were I'm stuck. I got to the Preferences > Networking, and the usb wifi adapter does not show up. What do I need to do to get the usb adapter to now show up in the networking section?
  6. Hey guys, I need a little help with some of the kexts. First off, I'm very new to OSx86, so I don't know much about kexts and how they work--I'm learning though. First off, thanks so much for the guide--I wouldn't have gotten anywhere with out it!! Ok, first off, my build--Dell Studio 1558: Intel Core i5-520M 2.4 GHz 4GB DDR3 1066 MHz ATI Radeon HD 5470M 1GB 320 GB 7200 RPM HDD Creative SoundBlaster X-FI MB 1.2 Intel Wifi Link 6200 Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Module (2.1) Where I'm at and how I got here: I had already imaged my system via USB using the steps from tonymac (http://tonymacx86.bl...lion-using.html) before I found this guide, so I did not use Charlie's walk through (in case there is the assumption that I had). I've gotten the display working well (using http://www.osx86.net...&id=1442&page=2, both Chameleon download link from this page, as well as the kexts for the display). Installed kexts using Kext Utility. I installed the Networking, Fake SCM, and PS2 kexts from Charlie's link in the original post of this thread. So, I've got a stable system, with the display @ 1900x1080, keyboard, trackpad, and nic working. Just to note, I did try installing all of the kexts from Charlie's zip and got kernel panics, so I started trying kexts in groups (keyboard/mouse, audio, etc), but didn't past keyboard and mouse. Here is where I need help: Can't get Wifi working -- critical Can't get audio working stable (get kernel panics) -- critical What to do when I get a kernel panic? How to uninstall kexts? - critical Can't get bluetooth working (not critical) Can't get battery working (not critical) [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] installs / Chameleon versions (not critical) Let's start with the easiest one: #1 - Wifi: I honestly don't care if I get the built-in wireless working, of if I have to buy a USB Adapter to work, but either way, I need Wifi. I've tried the bcm43xx_enable.sh, but no luck. I've only tried it once, though, so I will try again later. Otherwise, can anyone recommend a USB Adapter that they have tested and know to work? Next, not so easy, but critical: #2 - Audio: I've tried so many things to get the audio working, I'm about to go insane. I actually got it working last night, rebooted a couple of times to ensure I didn't get kernel panics, then used CCC to back up, then suddenly, neither the original nor the CCC backup would work...unless I booted in safe mode, which then didn't have audio (not sure if that is normal). I've tried the following: Only successful one so far (but turned out to not be stable): Install VoodooHDA 0.2.72 from [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]: Lion. Reboot. Got kernel panic. Rebooted in safe mode. Added AppleHDA.kext (was not there yet). Rebooted. Success (briefly). *NOTE: Later, these steps did not work--they ended in kernel panic. Install audio kexts from 1558_audio_r2.zip - resulted in kernel panics. Install audio kexts from another site's files for 1558 - resulted in kernel panics. #3 - Kernel Panics / Uninstalling Kexts What can I do if I get kernel panics, and booting in safe mode doesn't work? If booting in safe mode does work, how can I back out changes previously installed? Can I just delete a kext from S/L/E? Or do I need to run a script or do something special to "unregister" it somehow? What about backing out options checked in and installed by [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]? #4 - Bluetooth I have a the 365, which made the list, but the kext didn't work for me. Is there anything else I need to do other than install the kext? #5 - Battery Tried installing the kext in the original post, but did not work. Any ideas? #6 - [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] installs / Chameleon versions Should I be able to install all the options in [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] mentioned in the original post and not get kernel panics, even though I installed OS X differently (again, via USB and Mac App Store)? Should I be able to safely update to new versions of Chameleon (now or in the future)? Is it just the bootloader, or something else also (which could set me back to zero)? Any help is greatly appreciated!
  7. So, the image works GREAT right out of the box. Unfortunately, I downloaded the iPhone SDK and found out I needed one step up from 10.5.2. You must have 10.5.3 or higher to install the iPhone package. So, I tried doing the system update a number of times as mentioned in his original posting (http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=96277&st=0&start=0), but it kept giving me an error in the middle of the install, which killed the VM Image (had to revert to snapshot). I decided to download the 10.5.3 update manually and install, hoping stepwise would help, but I kept getting the same error that hasn't really found a good solution: "The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. You will need to power off or reset the virtual machine at this point." I've searched through and tried this thread: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=34554 The only thing I haven't done is checked my BIOS to disable VT technology. What is this and why is it useful? I've also tried this page, but not much help either: http://######.com/index.php?option=...0&Itemid=45 And I'm guessing I don't have to worry about applying a patch for SSE2 or SSE3 b/c I have an intel processor, correct? Here's my setup: GA-P35-DS3R v2.0 E6750 Core 2 Duo @ 2.66GHz (SSE/SSE2/SSE3) Anyone have any ideas? Do I need to just bite the bullet and try to create a fresh OS X 10.5.6 image following ~pcwiz's steps? Any help is greatly appreciated!! FYI, here's a screenshot of the errors I get when restarting after the error is encounted when installing the updates (mentioned above):
  8. Sorry, didn't really know what to title this, but didn't want to scare anyone off with RAID in the title. My main concern in trying to install OS X on my PC is messing up my current machine. I have two internal hard drives (750GB), and I currently run them in a RAID 0 configuration. The first partition of the RAID is for my OS and is not redundant (so that I can reimage whenever I want and not worry about losing files). The second partition is the redundant section, which contains all of my media files, development files, etc. that I want backed up. I don't want to have to change any of this, so I was considering installing on a separate external hard drive. Here are my two questions (so far ): Is there ANYTHING at all in the setup guides that are required which could hurt my current setup? What is Kexts? What about my disks being in RAID? [*] What is AHCI for and why is it needed? I don't want to change from my RAID setup, so I hope I can get around this somehow. I have a GA-P35-DS3R v2.0, E6750 Core 2 Duo, X1950 Pro vid card, Audigy Platinum with front panel, 2x 750GB SATA Seagate drives, Sata lite-scribe DVD RW. Any info is greatly appreciated. I'm so worried I will do something, set a setting, or install something that will mess up my current rig.