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About omnichad

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  1. I'm actually probably going to RMA it and put the replacement one up on eBay. I couldn't even install Windows 7 on the thing. It actually stopped being able to see the DVD in the middle of the install, despite actually showing the hard drives and DVD-ROM drive during the beginning of Windows Setup. I managed to install Windows 7 on an IDE drive, but couldn't even install a Leopard distro onto IDE either. I spent probably 16 hours straight with the board, and I just simply gave up! I tried literally anything imaginable. I have a GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P on the way today. Even though I can't afford it, I can't afford to lose another night of sleep over this MSI. The mail-in rebate is a plus. I saw this board all over the forums, and even found a Boot-132 for it. Works for me, because I have DDR2 memory anyway.
  2. I'm trying Leo4all right now to get at least 10.5 running. I got an instant reboot until I booted using cpus=1. During the verbose boot I see that it got root device from some long string, wherein I noticed the strings "AppleIntelPIIXATARoot" and "ICHx" Hope that helps. UPDATE: Leo4all and Kalyway both got through the installer process with SATA in IDE mode, and both failed to boot in IDE or AHCI. Hangs at "Using XXXX buffer header and XXXX cluster IO buffer headers"
  3. Summary: SL DVD can't see any SATA drives New to Intel/Vanilla installs but have a working AMD Hack. I bought an MSI X48C Platinum motherboard and an Intel Core 2 Quad. The motherboard has the Intel X48 Express chipset with an ICH9 southbridge. I have SATA set to AHCI mode. I have disabled the onboard IDE controller, and I'm sure these ports are controlled by the ICH9 chip. DVD Drive in port 1 and hard drive in port 0. When I boot to a Chameleon Boot-132 or Empire EFI or any other bootloader CD, I can see my drives just fine. When I eject and put in the Snow Leopard DVD, I can select it. In verbose mode, I get the following error repeated over and over: EBIOS read error: Error 0x09 Block 0x(varies) Sectors 0 I also have a Snow Leopard install already on the HD, but for my AMD Hack. If I try to boot with an insane number of flags (to be safe): -v -x -s I get "still waiting for root device," same as when I boot with just -v. I get the idea that I must need some .kext just to get the Snow Leopard DVD to see both itself and the install drive. I don't know where to go from there. I don't have a USB drive large enough to copy all of snow onto. Just big enough for a bootloader. Have tried running the bootloader from CD or USB and it doesn't make any difference at all. I have tried IDE and all manner of other settings in the BIOS with no success.
  4. My PC never went to sleep. This is on a fresh boot.
  5. I've got a successful install going of Snow Leopard, and everything except sound working. My motherboard is a Biostar TA780G M2+ with a SB700 Southbridge, using the ALC662 sound codec. So far, nothing works for me to get sound. I have tried VoodooHDA 64-bit, and get choppy, static-filled noisy audio. I have tried HDEFenabler which does nothing for me. I tried to patch my DSDT and that failed miserably. 200+ errors that I don't know how to fix. My leopard install works fine. I had manually patched AppleHDA.kext using instructions long lost. But of course I can't use that patched kext in 64-bit Snow Leopard. Does anyone have working sound with an ALC662 sound chip? Anyone know what I'm missing?
  6. ALC662 for Asus P5B SE

    I'm looking too! My mobo is a Biostar TA780G M2+. I have no hope of patching my DSDT, no way to make it compile. I have tried a 64-bit VoodooHDA, which gives very choppy, but audible sound. I've looked everywhere, and I don't know if anyone's solved this for Snow Leopard 64-bit.
  7. Or upping or lowering the RAM voltage. Some motherboards don't supply enough RAM voltage when you have too many sticks. If you raise the voltage, it can often help compensate for that.
  8. AMD Help (SB700 and 780G)

    Take out 2GB. I'm in the same boat. 4GB requires 64-bit addressing (just googled it, and lost forum post link). Until you can find a 64-bit chipset driver, you'll have to run in 2GB. I have an SB700 too, so if you find a 64-bit driver, post here!