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About PacketCollision

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  1. I'm giving up and selling my 1340, and putting the money toward a MacBook Pro. Thanks for all your work bcc9! I had high hopes for this computer, but it never lived up to my expectations.
  2. OK, so I spend the last 24 hours (with a little bit of sleep in there somewhere) trying to get my 1340 to install Snow Leopard, to no avail. First I tried booting with the 1340 boot-132 CD mentioned in post #1, swapping my retail SL DVD shows up as APPLE_HFS and gives several "HFS Signature not present" errors then says "Can't find Mach Kernel". I then tried restoring my DVD to a USB key, and booting the boot132 CD with the USB key plugged in. That at least shows up, as the proper name, so I boot from that, and the it gets to initializing AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement and then says "still waiting for root device". USB Key is pulsing, which means it's not mounted. Third, I thought, "OK, fine. I'll boot directly from the USB key." So I copy the kexts and whatnot from the Preboot image on the boot 132 CD (I also tried adding all the necessary ones manually from post #1), install Chameleon, boot from the USB key, choose it in the Chameleon menu, wait for the installer to load, and when it finally does, I choose Disk Utility to partition my HD, and suddenly I get the dreaded spinning beach-ball, and my USB key goes from the nice flashing activity light to the pulsing that means it's not mounted anymore. The system sits there until I give up and force it off. I then tried using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], which kernel panics somewhere in the graphics driver kexts. Then I tried downgrading my CD drive firmware to DW10 (from DW50), but I got the same error as the first time. Any ideas about why I am having so much more trouble than others? I know my SL disk is good. It's a real retail disk, purchased from Apple, and I've used it to installl SL on other computers. I have had SL running on this laptop, but I did it from a Leopard install, and I don't have one of those anymore. I guess I can always install a temporary Leo install and use that to do an upgrade again, but it seems silly when so many have installed this correctly. Sorry if this is a repeat of a previous problem. I read through this thread as best I can, but I may have missed a post along the way. If so, I'd appreciate even a simple "there's something a few pages back, look again". Thanks in advance for any help! Edit: Just in case it matters, my computer's specs are as follows: 2.53Ghz C2D P8700 4Gb RAM GeForce 9200M GS (the funny hybrid-sli one) with 256M dedicated graphics RAM Dell Wideless 1510 Wireless-N card Atheros AR5008X Wireless-N card 500 GB HD.
  3. You'll have to redo the AppleHDA hacks, but otherwise I think all should pretty much work. I'm going to redo my tripple-boot install tonight (it's finally time to fix the mess I made of the partitions a long time ago, update my bios, and see if Chameleon fixes the cmos reset issues I was having with grub2), and I'll try to document everything clearly so we can confirm that everything is working from a clean start. I'll mention if there are any issues with applying the 10.6.5 combo update.
  4. As a first step, would installing Chameleon to a USB key and booting that, to see if the problem goes away be useful? I'm reluctant to switch to it as my primary bootloader if I can get grub working, because I've found it to be finicky in the past, especially when it comes to coaxing windows to boot under BIOS and a GPT disk, but I'll do it (or chainload chameleon from grub) if that will fix the problem. I only have a little experience with programming bootloaders (I've done some work on SYSLINUX), but if we can confirm that the problem is in the difference between chameleon and grub, I'll see what I can do to rectify it.
  5. When booting my 1340 (which is using Ubuntu 10.04's default installed GRUB2 as the bootloader) after shutting down OSX 10.6.4, I am experiencing the CMOS reset too. I haven't tried shutting down/booting without the power adapter yet, but I'd be happy to help with a fix if bcc9 or anyone can point me in the right direction. I'm currently on BIOS A11. BTW, GRUB2 otherwise works perfectly, and handles /Extra/Extensions and DSDT with no configuration. I simply installed OSX and Ubuntu, and both showed up in the grub menu working correctly out-of-the-box.
  6. I just thought I'd chime in with my success story. I'm still using 10.5.x on a Dell XPS 1340 laptop, and the HD is GPT partitioned. I installed the Ubuntu Lucid beta with GRUB2, overwriting my Chameleon install. It automatically populated the menu with entries for OSX, and it boots perfectly, video and all. It uses my DSDT file, and loads kexts in /Extra with no additional configuration.