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About eggfoam

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  1. Wow, assembly programming ... I took a couple classes in college where I needed to do that, and that was plenty for me. I don't know if you've checked out the Cocoa/Obj-C environment at all, but it's one of the most pleasant language+framework combos I've ever used. It's a far cry from assembly or even straight C (though you can always use that if you need maximum speed) and it doesn't beat you over the head with its object-orientation like Java does... Thanks for this info, MAJ. I'm planning to do a couple of different install methods later this week before I set up my system for real work. I'll see what approaches work best and post here. I suspect koalala's Windows-based DSDT patcher (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=142434) might help, since it doesn't need to run on the target box as long as you can extract the initial DSDT from the target box (which is also possible under Windows). But it's unclear to me exactly what types of modifications it can do, so I'll have to wait until I can sit down and fiddle with the various tools. Thanks, proengin, good to have confirmation. The CMOS reset becomes relevant *next time* you boot after booting SL without the DSDT fix, right? So is there any problem with generating the DSDT during that first-boot session that resets the CMOS? Much obliged for all the advice -- Best, eggfoam
  2. Thanks for all this great work, MAJ! I've been looking through your script to learn more in advance of my mobo arriving for my first build on Thursday, and I'm really impressed with the sheer amount of functionality you built in. (I'm a pretty experienced programmer, but I haven't done much shell scripting. The if/fi construct always weirds me out a little. ) Anyway, I have a quick question. Since the DSDT patching must be run on the machine it's intended for, and Snow Leopard borks the CMOS if you boot without a patched DSDT, does that mean I need to install Leopard on my new rig before Snow Leopard so that I can create a patched DSDT? Or is there a way around that that I'm missing? It seems like a chicken-and-egg problem if you're trying to install only 10.6 and not bother with 10.5. I have a MacBook running SL that I can use for all other steps of the scripted install. Or can we use koalala's DSDT patcher from Windows to generate an acceptable DSDT before attempting to boot SL for the first time? Thanks! -eggfoam
  3. Hi all, I'm new here, contemplating a new build. I see a lot of people are succeeding with the Gigabyte X58 mobos, but I would prefer the Intel DX58SO. Has anybody managed a *retail* Leopard install updated to 10.5.7 on a system built around this mobo and a Core i7 CPU? I've Googled extensively and it seems like people haven't had much success (though maybe not many people have tried). It seems like it should work well, since it is probably closer to Apple's i7 Mac Pro mobos than the Gigabyte ones would be. Thanks, Eggfoam