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About Juiceman

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  1. I was able to get the firewire 400 to work and also an add in card that supports firewire 800. I didn't do anything special it just worked.
  2. Just a little update, I have always had big problems with trying to get wireless cards to work on my Hackintosh's, but today I received a nice little usb wirless n thumb drive. I thought I was going to have to get crazy searching forums to get this guy to work, but as it turns out this is a Hackpro's best friend! All I did was plug it in and away it went. I had to install software first but other than that it works like a charm no problems and no sweat. I am sharing this because I have always had issues with wirless internet on these things. So here is what I got 802.11n/g/b Wireless USB 2.0 and these are the drivers, I downloaded them from the Ralink website for this wireless device. Ralink Application just install the application, and then plug in your wireless thumb drive, and the rest is smooth sailing, this thing is very fast on a wireless n network. This is also very affordable at $39.99 I guess the only con is that Snow Leopard doesn't see it as a airport card but that doesn't really matter for me. After you have started your mac the Ralink application will open up but once it connects you can close it. Hope this was helpful to somebody. I just posted it here because I figured it would help out other Intel DX58SO owners, since that is the only hackmac I have tested this on.
  3. Hey guys just a heads up, do not update to Snow Leopard 10.6.2 Apparently it will not boot... I am in the process of reinstalling to try and figure the problem out.
  4. Somebody posted about getting your card to work on 10.5.8 will possibly work for snow leopard as well Link
  5. I haven't tried to update with the /extra install. I have only installed sl using the EFI partion. I installed iAtkos with the /extra install type but was not able to update, that could also be because it was iAtkos though. I have a feeling that you will not be able to update, but I could be completely wrong. If anybody else knows the answer to this question please reply, so that we all can know. -Juiceman
  6. For the most part this will work on most X58 motherboards. You might have a to change a few kext around to accommodate your Sound and Ethernet, but this patcher is designed for X58 Motherboards.
  7. hell yeah! glad to hear you got it working for you
  8. Hey whats up guys, I think that I have figured out some of you issues that have to deal with audio and ethernet not working. I just uploaded a new version of the patcher with kext for audio and ethernet that are currently working on Snow Leopard. This is the site I grabbed the kext's from Snow Leopard Kext's Hopefully this helps some of you
  9. I have updated the DX58SO mobo patcher, this is the full patcher with required set up for the DX58SO, this will hopefully work for you this time. -Juiceman
  10. no, to boot windows 7 it has to be set for IDE, but for osx it has to be AHCI
  11. GUID You can create partitions when ever you want delete them and then extend the partition(s) back to the way it was with out losing data... MBR You cant It'll be more difficult to dual boot windows on a drive with a GUID partition scheme tho, so I'd suggest using a separate hard drive if you can, or MBR seems more user friendly towards that as you mentioned One of the DX58SO hackintosh's I built is a dual boot of sl and windows 7, but in order to boot windows 7 through chameleon you have to change boot configuration in bios to IDE... so that is lame in that aspect, I didn't work towards solving that though, the computer was for a friend and he was fine with it. I believe that MBR would be fine to use.
  12. This is a tutorial for installing a completely updatable retail copy of Snow Leopard on the Intel DX58SO. I have noticed that there are a lot of people with this board that would like to upgrade to Snow Leopard but you have to try and adapt other motherboard tutorials to this motherboard. This tutorial is completely for DX58SO it may work with other motherboards but I'm focusing just on this one. I would first like to give thanks to digital_dreamer for his tutorial on the Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 which is the major contributer for getting Snow Leopard working on the DX58SO, we are going to be using his patch installer which is tweaked slightly to accommodate the DX58SO motherboard, and here we go! Before we start I just want to say that I have used this method on two Hackintosh's with the same specs using the same motherboard, and both installs went flawlessly, my specs are... Intel DX58SO motherboard Core i7 920 cpu Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT 6gb OCZ 1333 ram -First of all you are going to want 2 hard drives, this doesn't mean 2 partions, but 2 physical hard drives, we will call the hardrive that will ultimately have SL on it your primary drive and we will call the other your secondary drive, this will have iAtkos or any other previous version of leopard on it. -Now that you have 2 hardrives you will want to go to your motherboard bios and change a few things, -Change CPU Cores to "1" -Turn Hyperthreading Off -Under the Advanced tab go to drive configuration and change IDE to AHCI You will be able to turn your cores back to all and hyper threading back on after the install finishes. -now you want to make sure that your secondary drive is set as your first boot drive in the boot order. -You will want to proceed with installing iAtkos 5i on this drive, I use this because its an easy install, here is a short tutorial for getting this installed http://www.hackint0sh.org/f181/72803.htm#post411526 -now that we have iAtkos installed we want to boot into Leopard. Make sure both drives are connected at this point, but use the Secondary drive as the first boot drive. -Once booted into IAtkos insert your retail Snow Leopard DVD into your dvd drive or mount your iso to the desktop, The iso method is slightly faster. -With the DX58SO Mobo Patcher, click RUN-PATCH_INSTALLER and type your password -Now choose the primary hardrive where you want to install Snow Leopard, make sure you have formatted it with GUID Partion Table partion scheme in Disk Utitlity. - Next you will want to choose your install type, I choose EFI Partion -Now you will be at the main page where you can have a lot of fun customizing your install but first we should focus on getting SL installed and working. -type 1 and press enter, this will go through the whole install process so you don't need to worry about forgetting something important -You will now need to choose your bootloader, I choose Chameleon 2.0 RC3 since it now supports SL - You will now be asked if you would like to set target partion as active, this is really for /extra install type but I choose yes anyway, this doesn't change anything because EFI has to be active partion -Now if you have your retail SL DVD in your DVD drive or your ISO mounted it will open it up to start installing SL on your primary Hardrive, "IMPORTANT" make sure before you start installing the SL you click customize and unlick all of the extra installs, they will cause issues and your install will fail. you can install these after you have installed and booted into SL by opening your iso or dvd and clicking the optional installs folder then optional installs.mpkg -after SL installs, you will want to continue with the patcher. -The kext installer will now install all of the appropriate kext for the Intel DX58SO, if you want to add additional kext, navigate to the kexts_10.6 folder and add where you need them, you can find additional kext in the _repository folder inside each category, this is important if you are using a video card other than an Nvidia card. -Now the installer should update boot caches automatically. -The next step is the dsdt patcher, run this and you are practically done! -Now the patcher should be done and you will want to test out your new system! -Restart your computer, and change your hardrive boot order to boot the primary hardrive with your new SL install. -you should be able to hear the music as it shows the flying words in other languages. More than likely your video will look choppy and ugly but at least you have sound with first boot! -Fill out the required information, now you should be on your desktop. -This step is for your video card, so that you can have full use of your video card including Quarts Extreme and Vram. -Download the OSx86Toools below, and open it, click Add EFI String/Boot Flag then click GFX Strings at the top, now choose your graphics card, if your card is not in the list and you have a GeForce card click Custom GeForce, type your password and fill out appropriate information, after you have done this click Import String to Boot Editor at the top. -now you should see your string at the bottom but before you leave this page set any additional information you would like, I prefer to set my resolution. Now click Apply changes to com.apple.Boot.plist -Restart your computer and you should be fully up and running make sure to check system profiler to make sure your graphics card is fully operational. -At this point you can go back to your bios and turn hyper threading back on as well as turning cores back to all. This is a website that has a number of kext that are working on Snow Leopard Snow Leopard Kext's And that is it! This is everything that I did to get my 2 systems up and running I hope that this helped some other DX58SO owner out there! If you have any other questions or comments, im sure that they are answered or more thoroughly explained in digital_dreamers tutorial, this tutorial is adapted for the DX58SO motherboard. digital_dreamers tutorial I would like to give thanks to some people that made this whole install possible, and that have helped the Hackintosh Community in so many ways! -digital_dreamer -Chameleon team -osx86tools team and im sure many others but cant think of them at this moment. These are the files you need to download to use this tutorial. Intel DX58SO Mobo Patcher <----Updated 10/6/09 OSX86Tools
  13. Good evening everybody, I have been having a lot of trouble getting the wpn311 working with snow leopard, I bought this today because on the wiki page somebody said they had success with this card in 10.6.1 without having to patch or anything... I am not finding myself so lucky. I am curious if anybody had any solutions to this problem? I have tried this method but cant seem to get it to work for me, http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...7&hl=wpn311 the device is blinking so I know its on but cant figure this out. Any help would be greatly appreciated
  14. Juiceman

    No wireless networks showingn*Solved*

    Yes how did you get your wpn311 detected? I have been searching the web for a few days now and the only tutorial that everybody points to is http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...7&hl=wpn311 I guess I just dont understand what to do or something but if you could give a quick tut. on how you got your wpn311 detected I would be greatly appreciative!