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About Braddman

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  1. Any standard PC will do anything a MAC will do. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise, because it's just hype. My wife is a graphic designer and she prefers MAC so I moved her from PC to Mac, and did an i7 Mac Mini with 16gb ram and SSD Storage and she does Photoshop and Illustrator on it with no problems at all. We have both MAC and PC in the household and the fastest machine in the house for graphic design is the PC we have, it has the i7 3770 4 core (8 thread) Processor, a Samsung SSD, and 32gb RAM, and it was half the price of the Mac Mini.
  2. Mountain Lion installs fine on a Late 2009 C2D 13" Macbook. Working like a charm.
  3. I just bought the Lacie D2 BluRay for my company. It comes with MAC software, so I'm assuming it is compatible. It was about $380 bucks.
  4. Intel PRO/100 VE NIC

    It's definitely enabled in the bios, and I haven't changed anything in the bios ever..dunno, it worked before that software update then it just said cable unplugged for one reboot, then never worked again.
  5. Intel PRO/100 VE NIC

    So check this out, what happened next. I never got this working, so I decided to scrap this machine and put Windows XP back on it and redeploy it at work. So I put Windows XP on, and install the drivers for the Intel 100, and the thing won't obtain an IP address. I tried reinstalling the driver over and over, no go. It says the cable is plugged in, but it just won't work. So I thought, well let me try Windows 7. I installed windows 7, same thing. The adapter is detected, and it won't obtain an IP address. The weird thing is at the bootup, the Intel boot agent says it cannot initialize the boot agent because the adapter configuration is incorrect. This all happened only after I did the software updates. The thing worked perfectly before. Do you think there's a chance the airport updates screwed up the chip?
  6. Intel PRO/100 VE NIC

    I'm using Leopard 10.5.6 because it's the only version I could get to install on this machine. I've tried this about 20 times in a row and only gotten it to work once. I've used terminal, Kext Helper, etc, no luck at all. I was stupid enough to try and do software update after it worked the one time, and it never worked again (that's after reinstalling Leopard from scratch over and over. In other words, it didn't work, so I reinstall, try the kext again, and no luck.) I tried both the IONetworking kext, and just using the 8255 kext alone. The ony time it worked was just editing the original 8255 kext and not using IONetworking at all. I haven't been able to repeat that ever.
  7. Intel PRO/100 VE NIC

    OK Edit-- I don't have an Extra folder, that's what was losing me...SO..I did the following: If it doesn't work or you want to use the kexts in S/L/E, edit in both IONF and AI8255x info.plist, the string in the key OSBundleRequired like this: before <key>OSBundleRequired</key> <string>Network-Root</string> after <key>OSBundleRequired</key> <string>Root</string> Now..I'm ready to put the kext in Extensions. Do I copy the kext file over THEN run KextHelper on it, or just run Kext Helper, drag the kext into it from the desktop and be done?
  8. Intel PRO/100 VE NIC

    OK I tried following the guide but got lost at one point, here's what I did. -Copied IONetworkingFamily.kext to the desktop (from SLE because I didn't have any other ones.) -Checked inside, no AppleIntel8255x.kext, so I used one I had that had previously worked. Copied that into IONetworkingFamily.kext inside the PlugIns folder. -Edited the info.plist inside that kext and removed all strings but my correct ID (0x27dc8086) which worked once before. -Saved info.plist That's where I got lost. You said something about an EXTRA folder in the guide, I wasn't sure what to do, so I copied the modified IONetworkingFamily.kext back to S\L\E and then tried both Kext Helper and the terminal to install it. Using terminal, it said the kext was already loaded. Rebooted, still nothing. Can you help? Edit- Just checked, which driver are you referring to in your guide?
  9. Intel PRO/100 VE NIC

    Hey brother- I haven't tried your guide yet, but man am I having issues. I'm using a HP dx2300 with the built in Intel lan, and I used the kext in the first few posts to try to get it working. After repeating the steps a few times, voila, it worked all of a sudden. Then I got the stupid idea to update airport from software update and it said cable unplugged after that. I never got it working again so I reinstalled 10.5.6 ideneb and never got it working after that either, it never recognized the ethernet adapter again even after I repeated the exact same steps I did the first time. I just don't get it. I'm going to try your guide but does anyone have a fresh IONetworkingFamily.kext they can send me or upload?
  10. Final cut pro 6 crash on Hackintosh

    Mine says it's EN0 but the only way I could get FCP open was to remove QMASTER. Now FCP works but compressor doesn't, it crashes at startup still. Any ideas?
  11. OSX is pinging my CDROM every X minutes

    Mine does the same thing from time to time. The only way to make it stop is to insert a DVD in the tray. Mine is USB. Right now it's not doing it, so I have no idea what causes it.
  12. How do YOU back your machine up?

    CCC doesn't work without reinstalling Chameleon. As a matter of fact I never got it working period. I cloned a drive then reinstalled Chameleon on it and it still wouldn't boot. Only disk utility has ever worked for me.
  13. I've tried everything on the Golden Master release, but it won't get past the NETKAS message after it gets past the install. It just freezes up right there, even with the 32 bit flag or safe mode. Not sure what to do from this point.
  14. How do YOU back your machine up?

    Only thing I've ever found that works is already having a second copy installed on another drive and using Disk Utility to back up, using the restore option, just restore your working installation to an different drive. You can then use that same utility to reinstall if you ever have issues, however, it won't boot unless you reinstall chameleon on it. So after you restore, you still in an install CD that has Chameleon on it, reinstall Chameleon, and it will boot. Thats the only thing I have ever got working but it takes a second, working OSX installation to do.
  15. Downloaded, installed on ECS G31T-M, Q6600 processor, installs fine, but on reboot and trying to enter the operating system it stops after the NETKAS warning. Won't get past that point for any reason. How do you start 32 bit mode? Is it just X32 at the command line? I'll try that when I get home.