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  1. Discordant

    Success! (10.5.6, M2N32-SLI Deluxe, 9800GT)

    I used the 9.5.0 Voodoo kernel, included with iPC.
  2. Seatbelt seems to provide general security services like sandboxing and access controls - and is definitely used by other stuff in the operating system (I first noticed the same problem using iTunes for the first time, which used seatbelt.kext and KPed). So, deleting it entirely is probably not a good idea.
  3. Hey guys, I wanted to post a success story - and thank everyone on this forum. I'm a noob to osx86 and this forum is great. And, maybe this could be a mini-HOWTO for people with the same hardware. At the moment, my machine is running Leopard 10.5.6 with full QE/CI. I've been running it for two days straight without any issues, played WoW for 4 hours yesterday, etc. The information I found here is invaluable, you guys are awesome. For newbies having a hard time, site:insanelymac.com is your friend! Hardware: Asus M2N-32 SLI Deluxe 3gb RAM (Corsair 800mhz) NVidia 9800 GT 1024MB (PNY) Steps: 1) Obtain a copy of iPC 10.5.5, and apply the PPF2 update to it (otherwise Darwin will hang, waiting for a root device). You could also do PPF3 now that it's released. 2) Boot into the CD normally. My drives were connected to the NForce onboard SATA. 3) Set up your drives. I have Windows installed on a separate drive; I dedicated an entire drive to Mac OS X. Make at least two partitions: one for your main install, and another for a failsafe install. I made mine 15gb. The utility/failsafe drive will prove to be totally invaluable, unless you really dig single user mode and/or installing things (I found it was faster to reinstall in the case of hoseage rather than diagnose the issue, especially if you don't install any language options). 4) Install iPC normally, with the following options turned on: Drivers: Latest nvidia drivers from Macbook Pro JMicronIDE (You'll get hang/errors on the first reboot otherwise - at least, I did) RTL8187 AppleNForceATA (I used the normal version, not the test) ALC888 I didn't install any SMBIOS patches or the patched bootloaders. Other stuff: Install all applications Make sure to check off translations unless you need them. Also, DO NOT install any ethernet drivers. forcedeth-v or forcedeth don't work, see below. 5) Reboot, AND MAKE SURE TO BOOT with -f, by typing it into the bootloader prompt. 6) Now is a great time to make a backup image of your install. To do this, run Disk Utility, select the drive you installed (not the partition), and click Restore. Drag the drive you installed into the Source box; drag the drive you are using as your failsafe into the Destination box, and click Restore. After this, this drive will show up in the bootloader, and you can boot off of it in case your main install gets hosed up. 6) Use EFI Studio to generate a EFI string for your card. Select the GeForce 8800 GT 1024MB, click Add Device, then click "write to com.apple.Boot.plist". Reboot. 7) Hopefully, it works! Now you can freely enable Quartz Extreme (I used OSX86 Tools to do that). Reboot again. 8) On a separate computer or a Windows install, download eno's nForceLAN driver http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=125569 - I used 0.62.11n, 0.62.10n had weird issues for me (cable disconnected when it was actually connected, etc) 9) Install the kext. You can do this however you like; I used OSX86 Tools. 10) Reboot again. Hopefully, now, everything is working! I hope this helps anyone who has this board! And thanks again, everyone, for all the great posts.