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PeteGibbons

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  1. Asus P8P67 Pro install guide

    Hi Andy and Gang! I recently got a P8P67 Deluxe, used Andy's CD, threw on a few kexts from Tony's Multi, and I got a nearly fully working rig! I love it! One thing that that doesn't seem to be working for me (and I don't know if anyone else has had any questions about this) are my eSATA ports, neither of which seem to be working. Chameleon recognizes the eSATA drive during boot, but SL doesn't seem to acknowledge it. Is there any way we can get this to work? I have the JMicron kexts, both the SATA and eSATA kexts installed from [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], but unfortunately it's a no-go for my external lacie. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks all! -Pete
  2. Hi, thanks for the tip. Signature added and I played around with Uinstaller a little, worked quite well, at first! I downloaded the Asus P5B Deluxe package and installed that on my retail drive before booting from it. I also did the DSDT and Chameleon EFI v9 1 which also worked well. I kept getting messages saying that 3 kexts weren't installed correctly and that they didn't function. Also, no kexts for my video card so that didn't work and it didn't recognize any of my JMicron ATA drives (no kexts for that too, would be my guess). So I installed the 10.5.6 kext package via Uinstaller on that retail drive. At reboot it all crapped out, got the "you need to hit restart now" sort of thing. So here's my questions: 1. I haven't tried booting -v yet at the boot prompt, but let's say that works. Is there a way I can remove those kexts that seem to be causing problems? If so, how? Is there any way to diagnose which kexts are the "wrong/broken/making my OSX break" and how can I go about reverting/removing them so I'm at an older configuration and thus be able to try again? 2. Can I install Chameleon v2.0 over the version 1.0 that comes with Uinstaller and still get it to work okay, meaning I can continue to use Uinstaller and put on kexts or does chameleon 2 have different directories which will keep Uinstaller from doing the kext installtions? 3. I want to try installing JCool's (or whoever he is) video graphics for ATi (he's written some drivers for my card) but they're just installers. Will this work or will it break everything again? I know most of you will say "dude, just try it...that's the way it's gotta go and yes it's gonna screw up multiple times before you get it right!" and I do realize that and am of course willing to put the time into it but I'm just wondering, if people have done these things before, what advice and ideas they can give to make this as efficient as painless as possible. I no longer have an external optical drive anymore so if I screw up too much, I can forget OSX86 forever because of my JMicron issues (and I know chameleon has written some patches to put on a retail DVD or other DVDs but those files have since dissapeared from his server). Thanks again in advance, all help is always appreciated! Pete
  3. Hi nevrozel! Unfortunately that system didn't work for me; earlier I tried installing Kalyway on one partition and retail on another and put Chameleon on BOTH partitions; every time chameleon loaded it loaded the one on the Kaly partition and would load kaly fine but would NOT load leopard; I assume because the kexts weren't there or they weren't installed correctly (though I did use the method explained by karaakeha1 and did the post patch.sh or whatever...yes, yes, I did name the folders and directories correctly in the file before applying it all) and after a few attempts at doing it, trying kexts and putting them in different possible areas, etc, etc, the whole thing locked up and wouldn't boot from the HD at all (no chameleon, no nuthin') so I had to start from square one again. Any suggestions? I'm going to try retail on a totally seperate HD and try to do chameleon on that HD and then seperate kaly and retail so that I can keep kaly safe should anything bad/wrong happen to retail it won't screw up kaly. Good luck to you all! Pete
  4. Hi karaakeha1 and the community. You guys are totally great and this whole project is stellar! I have some questions that have been asked by a number of users on this forum but have not been answered. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED! I really like that one can install retail via image on a new HD and go that route. However, I'm not sure (and as great as karaakeha1 has been and as helpful as his post is, I know I'm not alone in saying that his tutorial lacks a number of details and it is difficult to read his diction) how a number of things should go: 1. Install retail leopard on a completely other hard drive (formatted GUID and the whole damn drive is one partition just for the OS). Done. Great. 2. Install Chameleon 2.0 - okay, that's fine, but are we sure we just want to use the installer and go that route? What about Munky's method of installing on the EFI partition? Would that be better/more helpful? Would that be safer? I know how to follow the directions and can look at other posts for specifics on installing using Munky's method, but Chameleon 2.0 just has an installer, not the individual files for installing yourself. Where can I get the individual files? What about installing it on a completely separate partition altogether? 3. Install your kexts. Okay, here's where it gets really confusing. The new 10.5.6 retail on the new, separate HD does NOT have a user account. karaakeha1 talks about putting it in the user account folder of the new HD with retail, but since I've never booted from the retail (yet) I don't have a user folder on that HD. What should I do? Copy my current kalyway user folder over there? It's not that simple,though, is it? 4. You can't just insert kexts into the /extra folder or wherever the necessary files go, can you? We have a whole extensions folder that is in system/library that OSX might be accessing but we also need necessary kexts to allow our PC hardware to function/communicate correctly, yes? How does all that work? EFIStudio doesn't run correctly on the kalyway HD, not in the sense that we need to run the Retail (with chameleon) first then start adding in our kexts. But even in -x -s -f modes the retail OS still does not boot for us (many have complained of this). What do we do then? We have no user account to boot into so no kexts specific to our user account (as karaakeha1 has said for us to do) and yet we can't boot without the kexts installed in the first place? I know I'm not alone with these questions. ANY HELP at all would be SO appreciated! Thanks in advance! My hardware: Asus P5B (with all the JMicron IDE troubles, my DVD reader/writer uses IDE) SATA HDDs (one for MacOS, one not running atm for vista, another NTFS for "media" (has my music and movies on them at the moment) plus a few more externals for testing and installing retail 2 gig RAM e6600 Intel Core 2 Duo ATi x1900xt 256 mb (using ATi inject at the moment (no qe support, another thing I'm trying to fix)
  5. com.apple.Boot.plist not found on my computer

    This is most probably an error stemming from your DVD drive being on an IDE interface and not a SATA interface. If you already had a mac running then you could probably use a chameleon patch (go to the Chameleon patch and search for JMicron IDE DVD drives or something similar) to help you install Kalyway or a retail DVD on your computer. It's a huge pain in the arse and it's unfortunate that IDE drives behave this way toward OSX installs. My suggestion is you try to find an external USB or FireWire drive in order to install your OSX then you can revert back to using your internal once you get the OS up and running and you start applying your kexts among other things. Good luck...
  6. Okay, quick question. Any help would be appreciated! I have Kalyway on one partition and a native 10.5.6 on another partition of the same hard drive. Chameleon, which has been installed via the installer, is on both partitions. When I boot, Chameleon opens and recognizes BOTH partitions (I believe the actual Chameleon that is booting is the one from the Kalyway partition) upon boot. If I boot into Kalyway it works fine. If I boot into native 10.5.6 then it locks up upon start (I get the grey screen saying "You must restart your Mac. Hit restart button" etc etc. I am quite sure 10.5.6 locks up upon boot because of the lack of kexts and other necessary files to run on my system. I want to allieveate this. Can I take all the Kalyway Kexts (located in my library/extensions folder, I assume?) and install them (while running the Kalyway partition) onto my retail partition and get it to boot appropriately (using this thread's software or something similar?). Any advice or ideas on how to do this? Thanks in advance! Asus P5B deluxe (with all the JMicron issues...kext installed on Kalyway) e6600 Intel Core 2 Duo 2 gig ram IDE (in AHCI mode) SATA WD hard drives (Chameleon sees all of this, it's great!) Other questions? Let me know, please! Pete EDIT/UPDATE!! I use MacLoader to install the Kext files (just the standard ones I have) and it asks, in terminal, which partition I want to use and which bootloader I want to use. Remember Have Chameleon on both partitions (the MacHD (which Kalyway is on) and MAC (which retail is on). At prompt, I ask it to make MAC active boot, with MacLoader loading those kexts in that partition, etc, etc. When I go to reset Chameleon still loads from the MacHD partition (which I assume is so because MacHD becomes the default timeout loader). If I select MacHD at Chameleon then Chameleon loads fine, but if I choose MAC I still get the hangup "please researt your computer" at boot. Any thoughts? PS (edit 2) I DO get the "uuid not found error 35 errors" in MacLoader
  7. Boot 132 image for IDE DVD drives?

    Okay, so I'm going to try using Kalyway 10.5.2 (though I didn't want to go flavored or modded or illegal, etc) and perhaps try Chameleon's patch. But Chameleon's patch is no longer hosted, anyone have advice on what to do about finding the patch or perhaps how to manipulate it into the image? I'm really sorry for pestering especially since I've seen a lot of head biting on posts for "dumb noobs" like myself (though for someone who hasn't been able to install anything I think I'm a pretty seasoned person here). Again, any help or suggestions about any of this will be appreciated. Surely I'm not the only one who has an IDE DVD drive! Pete
  8. Boot 132 image for IDE DVD drives?

    Here are my detailed specs: Asus P5B deluxe mobo (LGA775 socket with the P965 chipset) Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo 2 Gig Ram ATI x1950 video card 2 WD HDDs - one is my media drive NTFS, NOT hooked up at the moment. - The other is my blank, non-formatted WD for OSX86. My windows one is also unhooked and, for the time (I plan to get chameleon running eventually) is also unhooked. - All HDDs are hooked via SATA (when they're hooked in) and are AHCI when I attempt to do OSX, but I have to have them at IDE (emulation) when I run windows ANY help at all would be greatly, greatly apprecited! Even if it's just a link (I'm still scouring the web for other conversations about this but am not really getting anywhere...the closest I'm getting are these posts/announcemnts from Chameleon but they're only patches and they aren't even hosted on the website anymore (and are patches for pre-patched OSX86 non-retail flavors anyway)... Thanks again...
  9. Hi all, Please, before you bite my head off, hear me out. I know there are instructions on building your own .iso boot132 file but I do not have OSX and I only have my IDE DVD drive (it's an LG DVD-+R DL). I'm just wondering if anyone has any information or might be able to help with getting me a patched boot 132 with the chameleon jmicron fixed cd boot files for booting a retail DVD from my IDE DVD drive (believe me, I've tried googling for it, I can't find it). I can't use the standard simple boot132 because all I ever get is the "choose the boot options" and nothing at all works, no 90, no 9f, no wait until the DVD stops spinning then it enter, etc, etc. It just jumps back and fourth between the "boot:" and the "select hex..." etc, etc, etc. I've read in and out about the different boot methods using the generic.iso and the bably-xxx-xxx.iso (or however it's spelled) and I've also used a corrected/kexted Asus P5B boot132 loader (provided on another post) that also doesn't work. I can't get past the "enter the hex for boot" / darwin boot prompt and I am nearly 100% sure it's because I'm using an IDE DVD drive. I don't want Kalyway or JaS or any other pre-patched flavors. I can't boot into OSX elsewhere and just make a new self-patched image, I need to work with what I have so any help would be absolutely appreciated! Thanks so much in advance! Pete
  10. Can you reinstall OSX (with chameleon) on the SAME DRIVE that your current install is on? In other words, I'll do the bare basics install with boot-132 and OSX retail DVD and get that going. Then I'll follow these directions to reinstall OSX yet again, but I can't do it on the same drive that I'm currently running the native OS on can I? How can we go about doing this because I only have so many HDDs?! Thanks in advance... Pete
  11. Hi all, My apologies if this has been answered. I promise I've searched for it! I have found lots of posts talking about using a leopard retail DVD but, in my case, I have a retail (well, retail...not really it's part of a "hardware bundle purchase" for another Mac I have) 2 CD distro of OSX 10.5.2 Does anyone know if this will work with the boot 132 setup and, if so, do we need some special ktexts? My hardware is totally fine for boot 132 from what I've read, but I don't know if this 2 CD thing will make a difference compared to what everyone else appears to currently be using, which is a DVD9 of leopard. Any help would be appreciated!
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