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  1. Hi everyone, I've been around the forums for a while but never found the need to post a topic for myself until now. I searched around but couldn't find anything similar so I figured I'd ask the audience. First of all, here are my system specs.. i7 920 Asus Rampage ii Gene XFX GTX 280 6gb Corsair Dominator @1600 150gb Raptor @10,000rpm I've been following one of the guides in the wiki and trying to use the myHack installer (Link) with a restored image of the SL disk on a flash drive. I am able to boot to the installer fine, but once setup starts it begins to run very, very slowly. At first I thought the system was hung up, but after letting it run for hours it finally dropped to 29 minutes. I've let it run now for 24 hours, which has the progress bar at about 98% with the message "10 minutes remaining". The interesting thing is that when I tested an install on my external hdd, everything worked perfectly and it ran right through in the allotted time, but for some reason it doesn't like my raptor. I've run consistency checks on it, the drive works fine in windows, and i've even used the WD utility to write all 0's just for completeness. The only error codes that come up are in the very beginning of the install where it states the following, From disk utility -NSDocumentController's invocation of -[NSFileManager URLForDirectory:inDomain:appropriateForURL:create:error:] returned nil for NSAutoavedInformationDirectory. Here's the error: -Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=642 UserInfo=0x10888e450 "You can't save the file "Autosave Information" because the volume "Mac OS x Install DVD" is read only." Underlying error=(Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=30 "The operation couldn't be completed. Read-only file system") From Mac OS X Installer -Looking for system packages -no system packages found -No or Invalid system receipts found on /Volumes/Snow Leopard -Attempting fallback using /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/SystemMigration.framework/Resources/FallbackSystemFiles.plist -Finding system files... -Writing system path cache. -Error writing cache to /Volumes/Snow Leopard/Library/Caches/com.apple.FindSystemFiles.plist -Failed to enumerate /Volumes/Snow Leopard/Library/Caches, cannot prune ( - "com.apple.user*pictureCache*" - ) After some google-ing it seems that people with legit macs get this error when experience hdd failure. I tried this on two raptors and it produced the same results, so I can't imagine they are both on the fritz since the work fine with windows. Also some people were experiencing this with aftermarket RAM, and once the original sticks were replaced it installed fine. (I haven't explored this yet because I've been letting the installer run). So my question is 1. Does anyone have any ideas? and 2. Even if the installer finishes sometime in the next week, what are the chances of the install actually working? I would really like SL installed on my raptor, but I'm almost to the point of giving up and rma'ing / trying it with a non-raptor drive. I've just come so far that it would kill me to quit the installer now. I apologize for the extremely long post, thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to read it.
  2. asfastas63

    GeForce 200 series support

    Regarding EFI Strings and multiple monitor support, Following aquamac's guide worked to perfection, though I did make a stupid user error mistake that had me deleting the com.apple.Boot.plist changes in single user mode and trying again. These were the values that worked for me for both the in.plist and out.hex. Sorry for the exceedingly long post, if there is a better way to put it up then someone let me know and I'll edit it. Also take note that I don't take credit for any of this, all I did was follow aquamacs great instructions. For XFX GTX 280 in.plist <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0x3,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)</key> <dict> <key>@0,compatible</key> <string>NVDA,NVMac</string> <key>@0,device_type</key> <string>display</string> <key>@0,name</key> <string>NVDA,Display-A</string> <key>@1,compatible</key> <string>NVDA,NVMac</string> <key>@1,device_type</key> <string>display</string> <key>@1,name</key> <string>NVDA,Display-B</string> <key>@2,#adress-cells</key> <string>0x01000000</string> <key>@2,#size-cells</key> <string>0x00000000</string> <key>@2,compatible</key> <string>NVDA,sensor-parent</string> <key>@2,device_type</key> <string>NVDA,gpu-diode</string> <key>@2,hwctrl-params-version</key> <string>0x02000000</string> <key>@2,hwsensor-params-version</key> <string>0x02000000</string> <key>@2,name</key> <string>sensor-parent</string> <key>@2,reg</key> <string>0x02000000</string> <key>NVCAP</key> <data> BAAAAAAAAwAMAAAAAAAABwAAAAA= </data> <key>NVPM</key> <data> AQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA== </data> <key>VRAM,totalsize</key> <data> AAAAQA== </data> <key>device_type</key> <string>NVDA,GeForce</string> <key>model</key> <string>NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280</string> <key>name</key> <string>NVDA,Parent</string> <key>rom-revision</key> <string>Hack Pro</string> </dict> </dict> </plist> out.hex dc0300000100000001000000d00300001500000002010c00d041030a010000000101060000030101 60000000101060000000101060000007fff040014000000400032002c006e0061006d00650000001 00000073656e736f722d706172656e74220000005600520041004d002c0074006f00740061006c00 30069007a0065000000080000000000004036000000400032002c00680077006300740072006c002 0070006100720061006d0073002d00760065007200730069006f006e00000008000000000000021c 000006400650076006900630065005f0074007900700065000000100000004e5644412c4765466f7 63650e0000006e0061006d00650000000f0000004e5644412c506172656e7422000000400030002c 06400650076006900630065005f00740079007000650000000b000000646973706c6179100000006 006f00640065006c0000001a0000004e5649444941204765466f7263652047545820323830220000 0400031002c006400650076006900630065005f00740079007000650000000b000000646973706c6 7912000000400032002c007200650067000000080000000000000222000000400032002c00640065 076006900630065005f0074007900700065000000120000004e5644412c6770752d64696f6465200 0000400032002c0063006f006d00700061007400690062006c0065000000160000004e5644412c73 56e736f722d706172656e7422000000400032002c002300730069007a0065002d00630065006c006 0073000000080000000000000020000000400031002c0063006f006d00700061007400690062006c 0650000000e0000004e5644412c4e564d616314000000400030002c006e0061006d0065000000120 00004e5644412c446973706c61792d413a000000400032002c0068007700730065006e0073006f00 2002d0070006100720061006d0073002d00760065007200730069006f006e0000000800000000000 0226000000400032002c0023006100640072006500730073002d00630065006c006c007300000008 000000000000114000000400031002c006e0061006d0065000000120000004e5644412c446973706 61792d4220000000400030002c0063006f006d00700061007400690062006c00650000000e000000 e5644412c4e564d61631e00000072006f006d002d007200650076006900730069006f006e0000000 0000004861636b2050726f100000004e00560043004100500000001800000004000000000003000c 0000000000007000000000e0000004e00560050004d0000002000000001000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000000000000
  3. asfastas63

    GeForce 200 series support

    Just got my 280 set up on my iPC 10.5.6 build. 1. Deleted the following kexts. GeForce.kext NVDANV40Hal.kext NVDANV50Hal.kext NVDAResman.kext NVinject.kext 2. No reboot, install package, then install enabler. 3. Swap cards, reboot, and viola! Note: As previously stated, multiple monitors does not work, and will not display anything if both cables are plugged in. Pull out the cable and one display works fine. Thanks to netkas and everyone on this thread, I've been waiting for this for a long, long time!