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  1. pedagogy.......cool word, just looked it up. ped·a·go·gy /ˈpɛdəˌgoʊdʒi, -ˌgɒdʒi/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[ped-uh-goh-jee, -goj-ee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –noun, plural -gies. 1. the function or work of a teacher; teaching. 2. the art or science of teaching; education; instructional methods. Yes you have taught us well Master Zulu.
  2. I have the Jas 10.4.8 ppf1 installed on an 80 GB IDE drive and it runs from that just fine (on a GA-8i915P Duo Pro). If you use an IDE drive, just make sure it's on your primary IDE controller. Set the HDD to master and any DVD-ROM to slave. I dont see why 10.4.8 shouldn't allow IDE, I use an old genuine G4 PowerMac running 10.4.9 at work and it certainly doesn't have any SATA HDDs.
  3. Thanks for the help Zulu Walker. I updated the yukon kext with the codes you provided, alas I'm still getting no onboard LAN loving. I used that 3rd party app Everest (which is pretty gosh darn cool) to inspect my system but haven't been able to find the Device ID and device Model codes for my onboard LAN. May I ask where you were able to find the ones you listed for my motherboard? Or if you know where I should navigate to in Everest that may help also. One thing I did notice in Everest is that the NetXtreme LAN ports are listed as 'BCM5750' Finally, will the section of code that I need to update the kext with be only the 4 digits, or is it possible that it's longer? thanks again mate.
  4. Well Zulu, I figured out how to make the changes to the yukon kext, unfortunately they didn't help OS X to recgonise my onboard. Sinve my board is a GA-8i915P Dup Pro as opposed to a GA-965P-S3, do you think that maybe I need to be changing the 8053 and 4362 to something other then 8056 and 4364, repectively? Not too worry, even if I cant get the onboard LAN working, turns out there's more then one way to skin a cat as they say....... i just installed a D-Link DFE-528TX PCI network card. The card works perfectly, is detected as built-in ethernet immediately. If you're reading this and are still having trouble getting your LAN working, then one of these cheap little NIC cards is definately the way to go, even if only as an interim measure until you can fgure out the onboard LAN.
  5. .....never mind. Figured it out and managed to make the changes.......not that they helped.
  6. 10.4.8/8.8.1

    ......it's been all over the place like a dogs breakfast! The actual install was fine with OSX booting from IDE HDD no problems. The problem for me has been modifying kexts or plist or whatever in order to get exxentail hardware components working that weren't supported natively...such as my lousy sticking LAN ports! Yeah my motherboard (a GA-8i915P Dup Pro) has two ports and do you think I couod get either one of those suckers working....NO! But that's entirely due to my lack of expertise with Terminal, as I'm having trouble making the necessary changes to the plist etc. If you know your way around terminal how about giving this a read and throwing me a freakin' bone. http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=44742 thanks.
  7. I'd probably go with a Pentium 4 at this stage, like the P4 C530 that I'm running. It's 3.0 Ghz and 775 socket, socket so the motherboard that you get will be able to run the 775 Duo Cores down the track like you want. You could probably get a 3.0-3.4 Ghz P4 pretty cheap these days. As to motherboards, I've been doing a lot of reading myself and I'm leaning toward a Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 board. It's got some nice specs and supports the Duo core processors whilst still letting you run the older P4s for now. Not everything works natively with the boards, but like almost every other board you just have to follow the guides to apply the fixes. The intel board that you've listed though has very similar specs, and from what I've read intel boards have a better chance of achieving full native hardware support. Other then that, check the compatibility list on wiki. http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/HCL_10.4.8
  8. Hey, I'm attempting to get my onboard LAN working on my gigabyte GA-8i915P Duo Pro motherboard by applying the modifications to the Appleyukon.kext listed here (http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=44742) Following the guide, I open terminal, paste in 'sudo nano /System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleYukon.kext/Contents/Info.plist' and hit enter. I'm asked for my password which I provide and hit enter. I then get the contents of the info.plist displayed and as is good as i can find and replace 8053 with 8056, and 4362 with 4364. However I run into problems trying to save the modified plist. How do I save it properly? Do I just go file>save? I suspect into because I cant navigate all teh way to where it needs to be saved. i know this is a stupid basic problem but any help wold be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  9. Hey Zulu Walker, could you (or anybody else) please be a bit more specific with the use of terminal to update the yukon.kext. I'm attempting it now and although I used terminal just fine in the past am having some difficulties; I open up terminal and paste in '/System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleYukon.kext/Contents/Info.plist' and hit enter. It asks me for my password which I supply and hit enter. The text of the plist file is displayed and I can move up and down reading through it. I manually searched through and found two entries for 8053, which I change to 8056 as per your instructions. Next I can find one entry for 4362 and i changed that to 4364. However here is where I get stuck whilst tryng to save the updated file. How do I save the file? If I go file>save it asks me for a file name and where to save it, but I figure that's not the way I'm meant to do it. I've tried scrolling to the bottom of the plist and typing 'save' (without the quotes of course and hitting enter but that doesn't seem to do anything. I see on the bottom of the terminal window there are option for 'writeout', 'copy line' etc, am I meant to use one of these options? If so what is the key combination I use in addition to the letter, is it the apple key, option key, control? Thanks
  10. thanks for the reply Zulu. "...and it seems this mobo ain't as popular for OSX86, but what the hell, I'm glad it OCs like a beast and pretty damn cheap for the features. Am I the only one with a GA-965P-S3?" Nah I've seen a couple of other people, such as Errand Wolfe, with a GA-965-S3. Errands onboard LAN doesn't work but he/she got around this by using a PCI network card. I'm about to try the LAN fix you detailed now for my GA-8i915P Duo Pro, but if that doesn't work I'll just buy a D-Link DFE-528TX NIC adapter. From the hardware compatibility list this adapter seems to work straight up. JonBOY I installed the Jas 10.4.8 onto a Western Digital 80GB IDE drive and boot from it perfectly fine. I haven't applied any patches or fixes, I just had to change it such that it was set as the master device on the primary IDE channel.
  11. Hey Zulu Walker, any suggestions on how I can get my GA-8i915P Duo Pro working properly? my BroadCom NetXtreme gigabit ethernet ports as well as my onboard audio aren't working at this stage. Thanks
  12. Hey DJ Beast, did you have any luck getting your GA-8i915P working properly? I'm running a GA-8i915P Duo Pro and Jas 10.4.8 SSe2/SSe3 has failed to run my onboard audio and my network ports (I have dual LAN). If you have found any solutions for either of these I'd love to hear them. Cheers Just some additional info for anyone that may be able to throw me a bone........ If I open system profiler, both my network ports are listed (eth0 and eth1). However inside system preferences neither of these ports is detected. The option to enable 'built-in ethernet' is disabled. This is a shame as OSX is otherwise running very smooth, even my nVIDIA GForce 6600 GT is working properly. Thanks
  13. OSx86....best version to try?

    Hey thanks Alucard, that dreamlinux looks interesting. I'll continue with the OSx86 but I'll definitely mess around with the Dreamlinux too, I have a couple of spare HDDs sitting around so I might as well. Is that dreamlinux free? I've never actually mess around with linux, but all reports I've heard are that it's good, is dreamlinux the way to go or are there other linux versions i should look into first? hopefully free
  14. OSx86....best version to try?

    thanks for the reply guys, I'm gonna give the 'JAS10.4.8.AMD.INTEL.SSE2.SSE3.PPF1' version a go. The version I found is 'JaS.Mac.OS.X.10.4.8.AMD.Intel.SSE2.SSE3.PPF.1.Defiant.diskutil.biker880.ich7-R.patch.Integrated.iso', hopefully this version will do the trick. I tried a VMware image of 10.4.1 a while back and had all sorts of dramas. I plan on buying a 24" G5 iMac in the not too distant future, but at the moment I have to keep swapping between Mac at work and Winblows at home. Be great to get the Jas version of OSx86 working at home in the meantime.