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  1. I have been in pcs for 25 years so firmware upgrades are second nature to me. Seeing as the P5Q has had a stable firmware for so long and the Juzzi version was widely used it seemed a no-brainer to me. That being said I completely understand and agree with your points, thank you for clarifying.
  2. I agree 100%. I have noticed that some people are against flashing the BIOS. I had no issue with this and am wondering why some people are so against this. Does it reduce multi-os compatibility?
  3. Not knocking, just wondering. I will try a non-distro method with a leopard retail disk on a spare drive. I am really curious to see if retail can be installed straight up. I will post results this weekend.
  4. I misunderstood your intention. There seems to be a lot of people feeling that they need to start from a patched version and use parts of it. With the bios mod and chameleon you can install retail directly then use OSX86 to install kexts.
  5. You may want to try a different approach. I wanted a simple vanilla install and did not want to go via a patched install. In fact in turned out to be easier that way. This is what I did in a nutshell: 1) Attached a drive via USB interface to my mac 2) Formatted it as an OS X drive 3) Installed OS X on it from an image (use the instructions in the vanilla install sticky) 4) Installed Chameleon 2.0 (don't forget to change install location or you'll bork your mac) 5) Install appropriate kexts using OSX86 tools. For latest kexts check Marionez's posts, the guy is amazing. 6) Now install the right P5X-XX Bios on your Hackintosh 7) Move drive to Hackintosh 8) Boot from USB drive 9) Use Carbon Copy to copy USB drive to the system drive 10) Refine and enjoy. I realize you may not have a Mac or extra drives in which case you will work a little harder to burn and boot a cd or create a usb stick to boot from. Have fun.
  6. Drivers for Nvidia Geforce 9400 GT - Success

    I am also using the Asus EN9400GT with 1GB and it works perfectly.
  7. Dear Yutz, Read my sig. How do you feel? About as dumb as you sound?
  8. I got my Leopard retail up and running, with everything working including sleep and onboard LAN restart on wake so I decided to try my luck with Leopard Server. I installed a fresh 10.5.6 Retail on a freshly formatted disk, installed Server package then updated to Leopard Server 10.5.6 on my macbook. I connected the drive to my server, installed chameleon and required kexts then rebooted in verbose. The system won't boot and I get this error: ALF ALERT: sockwall_cntl_updaterules ctl_enqueuedata rts err 55 Can anyone tell me what kext is causing this error? Thanks!
  9. I got my Leopard retail up and running, with everything working including sleep and onboard LAN restart on wake so I decided to try my luck with Leopard Server. I installed a fresh 10.5.6 Retail on a freshly formatted disk, installed Server package then updated to Leopard Server 10.5.6 on my macbook. I connected the drive to my server, installed chameleon and required kexts then rebooted in verbose. The system won't boot and I get this error: ALF ALERT: sockwall_cntl_updaterules ctl_enqueuedata rts err 55 Can anyone tell me what kext is causing this error? Thanks!
  10. Had over 10 shutdowns with no issues. This is THE sleep fix.
  11. 10.5.6 Installation Woes

    Chameleon will let you select the drive you wish to boot with so you won't need to swap out drives. Also the bios reflash thing is only for the Asus p5 series boards, you don't even need one for your board so skip that step.
  12. 10.5.6 Installation Woes

    I have spent a couple of months on this board learning how to put a Hackintosh together. Many of my posted questions where never answered and many where but never was I flamed the way the Turd flamed Peter. There was absolutely no call for that. Furthermore Osx86 tools by PCwiz is an invaluable tool that saves me a lot of time. Just becasue I can poke around doing a sudo this and chmod that it does not mean that I like it, in fact, that's why I like OS X. Your comments about PCWiz where really uncalled for and you should apologize. Don't worry, I am not holding my breath. By the way, I have 4 real Macs, but I am sure you will make an issue of that as well. Peter R. After spending much time on this board I realized that there are some very entrenched directions for installing OS X on a home made Mac. I choose to explore the vanilla option and it really has been painless. I have to say that owning a real mac or having access to one definitely simplifies things. All I did was: 1) Attach a usb drive to my mac 2) Format it as mac os extended journaled 3) Installed 10.5.6 to it 4) Installed chameleon 4) Flashed my bios on my PC 5) Removed the usb drive from it's housing and installed as the sata boot drive 6) Booted And it worked like a charm! I did have to search for drivers and such but I got lucky in that I found everything I needed. I even have the onboard lan and sleep working perfectly with the help of Marionez excellent atheros driver and ACHI fixes. Any way have fun!
  13. Drivers for Nvidia Geforce 9400 GT - Success

    I am getting about half the speed of others on this forum although everything seems to work. I am running 10.5.6 with Chameleon 2.0 RC1, for more detail please see my sig. I installed the driver package from the first post but I am not sure that was the best option after completely reading this thread. From what I understand 10.5.6 now supports the 9000 series natively. Is this correct? If so how can I remove the old drivers and roll back? I have a fresh install of 10.5.6 on a seperate disk, can I pull the kexts from there? If so which ones? Thank you.
  14. Potentially stupid observation (in that I am stupid): Can you control digital volume at the source? I have some high end audio gear and volume can only be controlled at the amp because there is no way to 'reduce' a digital signal, it is either on or off. It's not like analog. Again I am not sure of how it works on pc's because I don't have gear to test. Network now comes back after sleep, absolutely OUTSTANDING and a big THANK YOU!!!! It may have even fixed the random shut down issue. I was able to recreate the shut down problem by doing sleep, wake up, shut down. Now it seems to work fine but I will confirm after some more tests. Cheers!
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