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About vincentjames501

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  1. Mounting a journaled partition

    I get then when trying it. mount_hfs /dev/disk1s2 /Volumes/Media GetMasterBlock: Error 13 opening /dev/rdisk1s2 GetMasterBlock: Error 13 opening /dev/rdisk1s2 mount_hfs: Operation not permitted
  2. A long time ago I created a HFS+ partition with linux. It appears that I didn't do something correctly. It's a little to late to reformat it as I have nearly a 700GB on it of data. Below is the information as it appears in disk utility. Name : disk1s2 Type : Volume Disk Identifier : disk1s2 Mount Point : Not mounted File System : Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Connection Bus : SATA Device Tree : IODeviceTree:/PCI0@0/SATA@1F,2/PMP@0 Writable : Yes Capacity : 860.62 GB (860,618,448,896 Bytes) Owners Enabled : No Can Turn Owners Off : Yes Can Be Formatted : Yes Bootable : Yes Supports Journaling : Yes Journaled : No Disk Number : 1 Partition Number : 2 Output of mount I typed: mount /dev/disk1s2 output: mount: /dev/disk1s2: unknown special file or file system.
  3. HD4850 Issue

    For some reason I can’t seem to get netkas's new 10.6.7 and QE/CI patch for radeons to work on my Asus EAH 4850 512MB on 10.6.7 . Once I install the ati4800 kext I simply can’t boot (I've tried different combinations of the atiradeonx2000 kext). It just hangs. My device id is 0×9442. I’ve also tried modifying the original kext file and changing 0×94401002 0×944a1002 to 0×94421002 0×944a1002 with the same result. I've also tried the following: 1) [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 4xxx for 10.6.6/5 - Yields to where I can't even boot, even with -x -f flags 2) Adding graphics enabler yes to com.apple.boot.plist - Yields a gray screen 3) ATY_init doesn't seem to do anything 4) ATIFrameBuffer kext install yields same result as [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 5) Evoenabler yeilds same gray screen issue According to the netkas blog someone managed to get my exact card working on 10.6.7 (I had it working a long time ago on 10.6.2 but never backed anything up) Thanks, Vince
  4. The one piece of advice I can say is that you must make sure your bios settings are exactly as described above and on first install/first boot just wait what feels like an eternity, go get lunch or something and come back before you can judge whether it is truly stuck.
  5. I find this very depressing that nobody found this useful :-(
  6. Introduction Recently I've been trying to get Snow Leopard on a friends ASUS P6T Non-Deluxe with an i7 920, after countless attempts I've finally got snow working with all cores just like a normal mac machine. I've basically taken a little from nearly every tutorial on the internet so hopefully this tutorial will work for you too. By following this tutorial hopefully you will never see a dreaded kernel panic as I did so many times and you'll have everything working (Including all 4 cores and HT)! What You'll Need: 1) iAtkos v7 Leopard Installation DVD 2) DSDT Patcher Here 3) OS86Tools Here 4) EFI Stuido Here 5) A Retail Snow Leopard DVD or .DMG file 6) Kext Files/USB Boot scripts Here The Outline Pretty Simple Outline: 1) Setup BIOS 2) Partitioning Drive(s) 3) Install Leopard 4) DSDT Patch - Leopard should be fully working after this point 5) Create Bootable USB Flash Drive For Snow 6) Install Snow 7) Installing final kext - Snow should be working flawlessly after this point Setup BIOS Ok, initially we are going to have to set the bios up to install leopard. To make things simple reset the BIOS back to default settings and only change these parameters to avoid errors upon install. 1) On the main BIOS window go to "Storage Configuration>Configure SATA as" and set to AHCI 2) Go to "Advanced>CPU configuration>Intel HT Technology" and set to Disabled 3) Go to "Advanced>CPU configuration>Active Processor Cores" and set to 1 4) Go to "Advanced>CPU configuration>A20M" and set to Disabled (more than likely already disabled) If you've set everything back to default before changing what's above, everything from this point on should be good to go! Partitioning Drive(s) There is quite a bit of room to do as you please here. For me, I used one hard drive and had one partition for Snow Leopard and one partition for Leopard (feel free to use separate hard drives). Please ensure that there is nothing on the disk that hasn't been backed up because following this setup process will erase the disk. 1) Insert the iAtkos v7 installation disk (verify that the DVD Drive is set to boot first) 2) At the menu press F8 3) At the prompt type "busratio=20 cpus=1 -v" (without the quotes) (the busratio is different for different cpus other than the 920) 4) Wait patiently and please report if there are any hangs getting to the install screen 5) Once booted, go to "Options>Disk Utility" 6) Click on the drive you'd like to install leopard and snow leopard on and click the "Partition" tab (This is if you are installing leopard and snow on the same drive, otherwise just format the two drives both as a GUID partition table) 7) On "Volume Scheme" select "2 Partitions" 8) Click on Partiton 1 and at the bottom push "Options" and select "GUID Partition Table" 9) Feel free to name the volumes as you please (for this tutorial I chose "leopard" and "snow") and make sure that both have "Format:" set to "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" and simply push "Apply" when finished 10) Close out of disk utility Install Leopard 1) Continue with the installation until you see the "Customize" button on the bottom left of the window and press it. 2) Select "Network>Wired>Realtek>Realtek R1000" 3) If you know which graphics driver you need feel free to select it from here 4) Leave everything else as is and continue with the installation. It should take between 10-20 minutes to complete so just be patient. Once the system reboots do the following: 1) Pull the iAtkos v7 DVD out so it doesn't boot to it 2) You should hopefully see the Chameleon Bootloader and just press one of the arrow keys to see the drives. 3) You should see here your "snow" and "leopard" partitions we created earlier - select the partition which you installed leopard to and type this before pressing enter: busratio=20 cpus=1 -v -x (Note: if you are confident that the graphics driver you selected is correct the -x flag isn't necessary) 4) Wait for what seems like forever (It took me close to about 8-10 minutes) and you will see the Introduction video if you booted with -x otherwise you will see the snow setup after a while. 5) Set up leopard however you so please At this point you should have a working leopard partition. To boot to it just use what you typed above (Don't worry we will get all 4 cores working and make is so you don't have to type anything here shortly). Once inside leopard your ethernet and sound should be working fine (again, on a P6T Non-Deluxe). So now we need to patch the DSDT in leopard. DSDT Patch - Leopard should be fully working after this point This is all we need to do in order to enable all 4 cores and HT 1) Extract the "DSDT_Patcher1.0.1e.zip" contents to your OSX desktop in folder named "DSDT_Patcher1" 2) Run the DSDT patcher file and when asked enter "0" to emulate Darwin OS. 3) Open the terminal and type: cd Desktop/DSDT_Patcher1 -> Press Enter 4) Now type: nano Debug/dsdt.dsl -> Press Enter 5) In nano, delete all lines that start with "Alias" (there are 3-5 of them IIRC) 6) Press Ctrl+o and then Enter to save the file, then press Ctrl+x to close nano. 7) In the terminal now type: ./DSDT\ Patcher Debug/dsdt.dsl 8) Run the patcher again, you will get 3 errors about files not existing or already existing, that's fine, don't worry about it 9) In terminal again type: cp dsdt.aml /DSDT.aml 10) Close terminal. If you get an error about not having privileges just type "sudo" before the command and enter your password! We're almost done here, just one more step - Modifying the com.boot.plist file 1) Open EFIStudio that you downloaded earlier 2) Click the "boot.plist Editor" 3) Overwrite what is there with this (Note: change busratio to the appropriate value if you have a CPU other than a 920): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>busratio=20</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>1</string> <key>device-properties</key> <string></string> </dict> </plist> 4) Save The Changes 5) Reboot - Make sure to enable all cores and HT You should now be able to boot into leopard without having to type anything (it should take less than a minute). If you receive a kernel panic or it doesn't boot try booting with the "-v -x" flags and report where it hangs! Create Bootable USB Flash Drive For Snow For this section I will be primarily following this wonderful guide http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=189052 . So if you'd like to see more pictures or alternative instructions take a look at that tutorial. 1) Ensure that the flash drive is AT LEAST 8GB! 2) Open Disk Utility from leopard 3) Click on the flash drive and click the "Partition" tab 4) Under "Volume Scheme" select "1 Partition" 5) Set "Name:" to "Installer" and "Format:" to "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" 6) Press "Options" and select "GUID Partition Table" 7) Press "Apply" 8) Now either insert your Retail Snow Leopard DVD or mount a Retail Snow Leopard .DMG 9) Now click the "Mac OS X Install DVD" and click the "Restore" tab 10) For "Source" just drag the "Mac OS X Install DVD" to it and for "Destination" just drag "Installer" to it 11) Press "Restore" and sit back and watch until it's complete. Install Snow Ok, now it's time to actually make the USB bootable 1) Unzip the P6T SE Essentials that you downloaded earlier 2) First, go to the folder and go to "ScriptFiles>Ready" and move smbios.plist to just "ScriptFiles" 3) Open "2_Boot Prep" and type "Installer" (or whatever you named the thumb drive) 4) The drive should now be bootable, so reboot and go to the BIOS and set it to boot from the USB drive 5) In Chameleon loaded from the USB drive select "Installer" and boot with -v 6) From here just install snow to the "snow" partition or whatever you named it (needs to be GUID Partition Table) 7) Once it is installed just reboot back to the thumb drive 8) Select the snow partition and boot with "-v" (if it fails try "-v -x") If you have trouble booting to the snow leopard installer, try doing the following (This is what I had to do, I was having the IOAPIC hang issue what many think is related to the memory): 1) Go to disk utilities in leopard 2) Right click on the thumb drive and copy your "Universal Unique Identifier:" 3) Open the smbios.plist in the "ScriptFile" directory 4) Change this: <key>SMUUID</key> <string>00000000-0000-1000-8000-00146C8ECD91</string> and insert your Universal Unique Identifier in the <string></string> 5) Also change these to the appropriate value. In my case I had OCZ memory at 1333MHz: <key>SMmemspeed</key> <string>1333</string> <key>SMmemmanufacter</key> <string>OCZ</string> 6) Change the com.apple.Boot.plist to this: <?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>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GUI</key> <string>No</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string></string> <key>Legacy Logo</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>1</string> </dict> </plist> 7) Download this DSDT.aml Here and overwrite the one in the folder 8) Rerun "2_Boot Prep" and try to boot to the snow installer again Installing final kext - Snow should be working flawlessly after this point Ok, hopefully you are now in Snow and we can finish the final process to get this working flawlessly. 1) First let's try this: Download chameleon RC4 from Here and install it on your leopard partition 2) Take out the thumb drive and try to boot into snow with just the chameleon on leopard (use -v and report any errors you may have) Hopefully you were able to boot with out the thumb drive, if not, do the following: 1) Boot back to the thumb drive and load snow 2) Open "3_MacLoader" From the P6T SE Essentials folder 3) Push "Y" and Enter 4) Type "snow" and press Enter twice 5) Try to boot again with out the flash drive And finally, if you are still unable to boot into snow without the thumb drive do this: 1) Boot back to the thumb drive and load snow 2) Go to the "Snow/Extra" directory 3) Modify the com.apple.boot.plist with the one in the troubleshooting above. 4) Modify the smbios.plist like the troubleshooting above (This time use the Universal Unique Identifier for your snow partition). 5) If you have a directory called Extensions inside "Snow/Extra" skip this next step 5b) Copy the "KEXTs" folder to "Snow/Extra" and rename it to "Extensions" 6) Finally try to reboot without the thumb drive and hopefully you are golden. Please let the community know if you have any issues so we can help resolve them. Maybe someone who finds this tutorial useful can provide some pictures (I'm not going to redo the install :-p)?
  7. [GUIDE] Snow Leopard Retail 10.6.X on P5Q Series

    Worked for me! Thanks!
  8. 10.5.7 Update - Now Kernel Panic

    Hey guys, I just tried to update to 10.5.7 on my hackintosh from 10.5.6 using the downloaded 10.5.7 update installer. About half way through the install failed and when I restarted I had a kernel panic. I still have full access to the files of the drive through windows. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Also it appears that my /system/library/extensions folder is gone. I do have a backup however of all my extensions. Is there anything I can do to recover this? Any information you may need I should be able to provide. Thanks, Vince
  9. A Simple Guide to the 4830/4850/4870/4870x2/4890

    I have installed the drivers, installed the patched motmot, but I still can't use dual monitors. When I unplug the dvi2vga dongle the screen goes blank? Thanks, Vince
  10. A Simple Guide to the 4830/4850/4870/4870x2/4890

    Is there any way to run dual monitors with a 4850? I want to get rid of having to use the dvi2vga dongle. Thanks, Vince
  11. 48x0 latest status

    Thanks for the update. Just a quick question. I have a 4850 and I was wondering if there was any way I could run dual monitors? I don't like having to use the dvi to vga and it makes it a hassle switching between windows and leopard. Thanks, Vince