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About Skeletor916

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  1. convert .dmg to iso for burning on PC

    I was definitely in this boat before I installed Snow Leo and it can be pretty frustrating. A lot of the programs that say they can convert dmg to iso do it and result in a disk that doesn't work. That said, UltraIso appeared on the list of said programs many times so I recently gave this a shot using a dmg for Snow Leopard. Converted to iso and burned it in ImgBurn and the result was indeed a coaster. Instead of using UltraIso to convert the dmg, I would suggest burning the dmg to dvd directly in UltraIso to avoid any translation issues. I wanted to do this myself but ran out of DL disks and managed to find an old working Snow Leo disk. Either way, if you find success, please report back.
  2. So apparently I can only post in this forum. Feel free to move it if you so desire. Wanting to dual boot Snow Leo and XP on my HP Mini 311-1000NR. Read somewhere that this would work on a GPT partition table if XP was on the 4th partition. So I booted the Snow Leo disk and my partitions are as follows: 1) 200mb for the bootloader 2) ~75gb for Snow Leo 3) What is essentially a dummy partition so XP could be on partition 4 4) ~75gb for Win XP Booted the Snow Leo disk using BootCD-altps2.iso and installed Snow Leo without issue. Updated to 10.6.3 first because directly going from base to 10.6.4 wasn't working. Now 10.6.4 works fine. Ran the HPM311DP_063010HF6RC4.pkg package and everything is well. Installed XP onto partition 4 and everything there is fine as well. Now I can boot into Windows XP from the Chameleon bootloader that appears when I boot my Mini normally, but when I try to boot into Snow Leo, the computer just reboots itself. I can boot into Snow Leo (and XP) using the BootCD-altps2.iso disk, but obviously am trying to avoid having to use the disk. In my finite wisdom I thought it wise to use the com.apple.Boot.plist file that was on the BootCD-altps2.iso disk and stick it in Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration because it worked for both, but that didn't work. Honestly, I know nil about configuring the bootloader save editing the com.apple.Boot.plist and the edits I made in trying to get it working have not worked thus far. What should I do from here? Forgive me if this has nothing to do with the bootloader, I am just operating under the assumption that it is the bootloader because I can use the BootCD-altps2.iso disk to boot into Snow Leo. Thanks!
  3. HP Mini 311 - Support Questions/Requests

    So it would be worth a reformat and reinstall to use the GA release? The one I installed with was the RC2. What exactly is stopping the use of other cards? I have a Dell 1370 in another laptop I can swap out if it would work. I believe it has a bcm4318 chipset. Just trying to save some money, you know?
  4. HP Mini 311 - Support Questions/Requests

    First off, proto you rock and should have my babies. I followed the guide and had a quite functional 311-1000nr on half of my hard drive with the other half running W7. Now I think I want to stick solely to SL but have a couple of questions. Forgive me if this was included somewhere and I missed it, but is there/will there be any support for those of us (me) who have the BCM43xx wireless G card? It ran quite well OOB with iPC 10.5.6 and any help on that front would be quite appreciated. And since I'm rather new to OSX does your RC2 and install method come out with QE and CI? Admittedly, I don't know how to tell but I remember reading something somewhere about Chess being a good indicator. I played a game and everything went swimmingly. Thanks again!
  5. For some reason my osx86 machine freezes when I'm doing intensive things like repairing a large par2 set or extracting a big ole image file. I really have no idea where to go/what to do to diagnose this, since I'm rather new to this whole Mac OSX thing. System: Motherboard - Asus m2r32-mvp CPU - AMD Athlon 64 x2 4400+ 4gb of DDR2 800mhz ram Hard drive is a Seagate ST3400832AS 400gb SATA drive Video card is a x1950xt, I forget what brand. I have my bcm4306 based Motorola WPC1810G recognized as Airport and some LG dvd-dl burner. I don't really know what to include with diagnosing this problem, so I ran xbench on some things and my results are below. But I don't really know what to do or where to start, any ideas? Thanks a lot, this forum has been crazy helpful in getting my rig this far! **EDIT: forgot to add that I installed with Kalyway 10.5.2 Results 76.53 System Info Xbench Version 1.3 System Version 10.5.2 (9C7010) Physical RAM 4096 MB Model MacPro3,1 Drive Type ST3400832AS CPU Test 85.67 GCD Loop 134.49 7.09 Mops/sec Floating Point Basic 97.72 2.32 Gflop/sec vecLib FFT 49.63 1.64 Gflop/sec Floating Point Library 112.67 19.62 Mops/sec Thread Test 133.28 Computation 112.71 2.28 Mops/sec, 4 threads Lock Contention 163.04 7.01 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads Memory Test 138.88 System 140.95 Allocate 200.46 736.15 Kalloc/sec Fill 129.52 6297.76 MB/sec Copy 116.62 2408.71 MB/sec Stream 136.87 Copy 139.49 2881.07 MB/sec Scale 136.62 2822.61 MB/sec Add 136.37 2905.06 MB/sec Triad 135.07 2889.47 MB/sec Disk Test 38.62 Sequential 107.22 Uncached Write 113.23 69.52 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 113.59 64.27 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 82.65 24.19 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 132.03 66.36 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 23.55 Uncached Write 7.24 0.77 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 70.38 22.53 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 95.64 0.68 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 142.44 26.43 MB/sec [256K blocks]
  6. So I bought the f5d7050 v4000 for use on my 10.5.2 kalyway desktop. Installed fine, drivers load fine, connects to my wireless network... But it will quickly stop working once I fire up Safari and go to download Firefox. Always. After I start making use of the internet it will disconnect and the WLan configuration thing and System Preferences > Network will no longer see the card. Requires a reboot to get working again. I installed the USB fix package, ZDA211MacUSB_install_4_5_7_0.dmg and ZDA211MacUSB_install_4_5_9_0.dmg Before going out and getting a new wireless card, what should I do?