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Eastwind

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  1. Eastwind

    Asus P5N7A-VM

    Hey PP, For the audio issue, have you tried [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 3.1 to install the ALCXX kexts? I can't recall if it was here or at TonyMacx86 that I read a solution for that. I'll see if I can find what I read in the meantime.
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    Simple Hackintosh

    Try the Shuttle SFF barebones, really easy to build and everything works. Add a few kexts, configure BIOS and you're up and running. Also consider the Asus P5N7A-VM too. There's a plenty on that here, just use the really crappy search function. I have made both and they are equally simple. The Shuttle is more limited, but everything on it (that I need or know of) works.
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    Asus P5N7A-VM

    I can't. But with Mac, this install was far easier than the Gigabyte board I tried earlier. Beg, borrow or steal a Mac for 20 minutes and you're good. This boards pretty easy to make a Hackintosh, no question.
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    Asus P5N7A-VM

    I had a Linksys WUSB-G working. You will need the RT2500USBWirelessDriver.kext too. For some reason I had to unplug/re-plug to get it to work. There was a point that it worked perfectly, but as you might have read pages back, I sometime rush at things without documenting what I did. Not the best way to figure things out. Oh, I seem to recall that you need a specific version of the WUSB too. I can't recall at the moment. Look around as this is a cheap dongle option that works, even if to just some degree.
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    Asus P5N7A-VM

    FrodoKenny, I used Uinstaller to install the kexts in my system with the new DSDT and didn't pay proper attention. Later I saw I failed to remove NVkush. Maybe that did it. I was careless in my updating and in trying to get back to a stable system, which made things worse. If you want to add a warning, maybe something like: Pay attention and read. Don't be like me(Eastwind). Maybe call out the kexts you need to remove? I'll give it another shot, but I'll do the kexts one at a time for compatibility. Then I'll try the DSDT. That way if something goes awry, it'll be easier to revert back and know where a problem might lie.
  6. Eastwind

    Asus P5N7A-VM

    Interesting. I found that installing FrodoKenny's work without being careful to read and properly backup results in hosing your system and eating up a few hours of your evening. I'm patiently waiting for 5.1 sound. Everything else is gravy.
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    Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

    I figured out my BIOS flashing. I borrowed a Sandisk USB flash stick and it worked perfectly. It didn't like my other one. Go figure. As for the restart, thanks. I had that kext, but I never installed it. It works great now. I used the Linksys as it was sitting in a drawer. I didn't expect it to work so easily. I really don't need wireless, but I will hope to get WOL working so I can leave this sleeping and spin it up remotely. We'll see. As to the 4GB issue, yeah, honestly, it's way way above me. I read the threads on the 32-bit vs 64-bit mapping and while I understand the words, the rest is out of my league. I saw that netcastle posted a link to Engadget that discussed the 9400 having an issue, so maybe things will work out. If they don't and I need more that 2GB, I'll get a separate video card I guess. I just tried to copy from the USB drive to the SATA HD on a USB/SATA, put it in the the case and still, it's not working. It simply won't boot. I cloned the drive, installed Chameleon PC_EFI, but still, it won't boot. I installed Chameleon after putting it in the case. Think that matters? Any ideas welcome. Edit: I reinstalled and basically started over. It worked fine. Hmm. Cloning just doesn't work for me I guess.
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    Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

    It always worked for me, but I suspect that it has to do with what DiaboliK has said several times, this board is best used with the MBP restore disc for compatibility.
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    Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

    I want to say thanks to you all. (especially Signal64, DiaboliK, netcastle, stan78) Maybe is it just me, but having a hackintosh in front of you makes this thread more meaningful and understandable. I read it several times, and it never made as much sense as when I could actually try this out. I did most of this while I had a cold and I may have made a few errors in my recollection. My setup: E7AUM-DS2H 2 GB DDR 800 RAM 2.5GHz E5200 Samsung Spinpoint 1TB SATA Lian Li PC-351 Thermaltake 500W PS Samsung SATA DVD So here is where I am. I have a functional 10.5.6 build running off an external USB HD. I used a MBP restore disk from a friend (the nicest laptop I have seen) and partitioned the USB HD in 2 partitions. I used the MBP restore to one partition. I swapped out the OSInstall.mpkg (in Signal64's post #204) and I installed on the 2nd partition. I updated to 10.5.6 on the 2nd partition and I used UInstaller to set the timeout to 8 seconds, made my resolution to 1024 x 768, the Chameleon PC_EFI v9, the EFI Time machine fix. The Time Machine fix never worked for me. I always got an error message. I installed Signal64's DSDT too. I booted into safe mode ( - x) and I installed NVKush and the kexts from grub-dfe.iso using Kext Helper b7. I rebooted and it hung at the AppleACPIPlatform.kext , so I used the kexts from Signal64 (7301_ACHI.zip). At that time, I was careless in adding some kexts and it crashed on startup. DialboliK corrected my screw up, as I installed dsmos.kext and AppleDecrypt.kext. You need one or the other. I fixed that and it booted fine. I installed the audio fix that stan78 posted, which worked fine. Sleep works, audio works, shutdown works, but restart doesn't. I have 2GB RAM installed, I haven't even tried 4GB and I hope that we'll have a fix so I can install the rest, though I don't think I really need it. I have no QT issues, HD plays really well, Plex runs smooth, flawless really. I have a Linksys USB wireless that works well, but only after plugging in after booting or unplug/replug. It is running via the RALink RT2500USBWirelessDriver.kext. Bluetooth runs perfectly, so far running a BT mouse/keyboard. I cloned the USB HD using CCC and SUperDuper! and it simply will not boot. The root shows it isn't a boot drive, the icons give that away, without looking anywhere else. I haven't been able to install to the internal HD, I don't know why, but it simply will not boot. It hangs endlessly in BIOS, something I believe that netcastle and Signal64 both experienced. Since my external USB is a 2.5 and IDE, I can't use it to format my 1TB SATA. I have a USB/SATA enclosure that I am going to use tonight to install to and hopefully, that will get me booting properly. A few issue that are bugging me: I can't update the BIOS with a USB flash drive. I wiped it, installed FAT32, but the MB will not see it. So, I am behind 1 revision on the E7AUM. I am borrowing another USB flash drive to see if it doesn't like the brand. The wireless USB work, but I have to do the unplug/replug thing. Once this is installed as the HTPC, that isn't goingto work for me, but I will probably use ethernet. I'm expecting that I'll have the WOL issue, which sucks, as I want to be able to access my HTPC remotely. I hope I'm wrong about that. Overall, I am quite happy with how things have progressed. There were a few days of frustration, but I hope the worst is behind me. That's all for now. Again thanks to the many of you that helped get me this far. Koala- If you can solve the 4GB issue that would be fantastic!
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    Grey screen and dark grey Apple

    If you can get the -v to give you some output, then you might have something you can ask more specifically for help. It might even give you an idea of what to search for. Try that and see if you can see what is happening when the kernel panic happens and hopefully someone smarter than us can help you.
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    Grey screen and dark grey Apple

    I think you and I *might* have the same issue as I posted here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...p;#entry1110714 We both have kernel panics going on to be sure. The -v should give you all text and I'd guess that if that you shouldn't see the splash screen, just text. Try again to see if you can get the messages displayed.
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    Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

    I'm limited in my experience, but here are a few thoughts. First, can you increase the computer volume? I realize you may have done that already, but I have to ask. Second, can you use the optical out? Do you have an A/V receiver as well or just the TV?
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    Gigabyte's Nvidia 9400 powered M-ATX MOBO

    Good catch, Netcastle. I goofed. Twice. Now what do I do with the 4GB of RAM if I get the Gigabyte? I am committed now, I have most everything ordered, but the board and the power supply. I really want the 9400 chipset, but I want this to be an operational HTPC more than a hobby. More than anything I was undecided about the case. I finally went with the Lian Li 351:
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