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  1. Gigabyte UD3P. Everything works 110% 10.7.2 flawlessly. After doing a restore from my backup drive using Carbon Copy Cloner I can't get the system to boot. Once I've restored a backup the only way I can boot is using my USB boot/install disk. Pretty sure this is an active partition/fdisk issue, but I can't figure it out. The only solution I've had is to completely reformat everything from my USB Lion installer, which apparently puts the proper permissions in place to get things working, but really kind of negates the point of having a working backup. bonfilio-pc:~ bonfilio$ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *1.0 TB disk0 1: EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_HFS Mac OS X 999.9 GB disk0s2 Is the main drive in question. If I bonfilio-pc:~ bonfilio$ sudo fdisk /dev/disk0 Password: Disk: /dev/disk0 geometry: 121601/255/63 [1953525168 sectors] Signature: 0xAA55 Starting Ending #: id cyl hd sec - cyl hd sec [ start - size] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ *1: EE 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 1 - 1953525167] <Unknown ID> 2: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused 3: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused 4: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused it shows me my partition is active. Hitting F12 and selecting the appropriate drive doesn't make a difference. Also, this doesn't seem to be a Chameleon issue as I'm not getting to that point in the boot. I'm having the OSX equivalent of 'BOOTMGR missing, press CTRL+ALT+DEL'.
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    Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 is Available!

    combo .dmg ~5 min @ 2.4MB/sec over wifi <3 fiber
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    Switch to ATI 4850 1GB after install on 9500GT?

    Fingers crossed, should be fairly simple. Do these all in 1 session (i.e., don't reboot/shutdown until everything is done). Keep your 9500GT installed. add <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> and remove your EFI-id in /Extra/...boot.plist -then- download Zeus http://www.groths.org/?page_id=108 click Driver tab. choose ATI 4000 series, select Lion 10.7.1 click Download if you get an error for whatever reason, just run the QECI_1071.pkg file manually Once all of this is done, shutdown and swap cards. When you boot, do a -v for a bit, make sure you don't see any errors. -- If you start up in 1024x768, double check your boot.plist for GraphicsEnabler=Yes If you get a kernel panic or a freeze, boot in -x until you get things sorted out If none of this works, download/install Chimera 1.5.4 and use this as your boot loader rather than kakewalk. Keep the above steps (GE=Yes, QECIpkg installed) EP45-UD3P w/ 4890 (formerly 9800GT)
  4. Not sure if the Fusion problem is lack of direct Lion support, but I also experienced the same thing (v3.1.3). I know this really doesn't help, but switch to Parallels. It's worth it. Parallels has a competitive side/upgrade price for existing Fusion users ($39 iirc).
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    Installation without working OSX?

    You can use http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=262967 to make a Lion DVD using only a PC. Still working on a way to install it.
  6. *bootable as in.. it boots with 132. We don't have any working Lion 132 discs yet (tho I'm working on one) Working on this method that doesn't require a preexisting Mac install. When the time comes, having to reformat Snow Leopard, get it up to date for App Store, then install Lion is a whole lot of wasted time. edit* Also, burning InstallESD is simple enough on a Mac with disk utility, but once we've got a working DVD, then what? Also, hopefull this will open up Lion to 1st time Hackintoshers. Apple will eventually have a retail version of Lion. There are just too many foreseeable problems not having some sort of physical installation media (dvd or usb). And finally, I'm old school.. upgrade installs suck. And an old boy scout.. be prepared -- There are 2 ways of doing this.. (1st - copied from MacRumors - requires a Mac - haven't verified this method) 1. Copy the InstallESD.dmg from the Lion Installer.app someplace eg /tmp 2. Open terminal.app and type in the following command hdiutil convert -format UDTO /tmp/InstallESD.dmg -o /tmp/Lion.iso 3. rename Lion.iso.cdr to Lion.iso 4. Copy it to a Windows PC 5. Burn with ImgBurn ( ww.imgburn.com ), a Single Layer 4,7GB DVD-R is enough (2nd - my way - doesn't require mac, works w/ Windows - verified - requires 7Zip support, UltraISO) 1. Copy ...\Install Mac OS X Lion.app\Contents\SharedSupport\InstallESD.dmg (~3.5GB) to temp1 2. Use Peazip or 7Zip, navigate to the InstallESD.dmg (~3.8GB) INSIDE of the first InstallESD.dmg. Extract to temp2. 3. Use UltraISO and either burn temp2\InstallESD.dmg directly to disc, or convert temp2\InstallESD.dmg to ISO and burn that. If you get an UltraISO 'not a valid image format' error, you're trying to burn the wrong InstallESD. -- Using my chameleon 4 disc (Kakewalk 3.0) I get about 2 dmesg pages of the normal -v text before a reboot (no kernel panic). I'm now working on updating my Kakewalk disc (unless MrJanek is already in the process ) to all of the new Lion boot stuff.
  7. Turn on your ethernet in your bios. That's the mac/id needed.
  8. Not sure if this is the right place for it.. but meh.. Any thinking that it will be possible to cludge Rosetta from SL into Lion? I know most people say 'time to upgrade your apps', etc.. but that's just really not a route I'd like to take ($$). I still fire up Cinema 4D R8.5 regularly [ppc, was $1800+ new out of pocket - an upgrade is about $2500 minimum] as it works great under Rosetta and it flies - even under emulation - on hardware now. Ideas?
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    10.6.6 is out

    Mini-rant.. I hate when people use 'bricked' incorrectly. Having a fixable computer issue is not 'bricked'. If your power supply melted down and fried your hardware, that's bricked. If you were flashing your bios and a toddler came in and pressed the reset button (and you don't have a dual bios board), that's bricked. Bricked = hardware has permanently become as functional as a brick. That being said, 10.6.6 works great on my UD3P!
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    OS X 10.7 is Lion

    Underwhelming. As much as I love my osx/hack, not liking the direction Apple is taking the desktop. Hrm...
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    Adobe CS5 or Final Cut Studio

    Get CS5. I've used Final Cut Pro professionally since version 2 and have loved every minute of it. It's the best. But unless you already own Photoshop, 99% chance you are going to need PS as well, so get the Adobe Production bundle that includes both PS and Premiere Pro and save some cash. Everything you can do in one you can do in the other, the main differences are minor workflow variations and add-on plugins.
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    netkas.org closed due to DMCA violation

    That's what makes it a good April fool's joke
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    [Solution] ATI HD4890 on 10.6.2

    FWIW.. this also worked for a 4860 (device-id modded to match a 4890). (more info here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=212027)
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    Got a 4860.. anyone get it working?

    Got it working with full QE/CI! Fairly simple, but a hard hack is necessary. You need a working Windows installation that can recognize the card. Essentially, you need to hard change the device ID of the card from 0x9462 (the 4860 device-id) to 0x9460 (the 4890 device-id) using GPUz (to dump) and RBE (to edit) the bios. !!!!!BACKUP THE ORIGINAL!!!!! Reflash the card and you're good to go. If you don't know what GPUz and RBE are w/o googling, don't try this hack. Simple adding 0x94621002 to info.plists (as I tried above) will not work with the ATI4800 kext as there is no 0x94621002 QE/CI code path. Each device-id has it's own QE/CI specific profile - there isn't one generic profile that drives everything. Fortunately, the 4860 and the 4890 share the same RV790 cores so the 4890 profile will drive the 4860. Once you've got your device ID changed, use any of the online 4890 install guides. The simplest and most direct I've found is this: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=206137 WARNING - Don't try this if you plan to dual boot. The card will work fine under OSX but will no longer work properly under Windows short of reflashing back to the stock bios. Windows ATI Catalyst drivers (currently 10.2) are smart enough to recognize the 4860 is not really a 4890 despite the device-id stating it is (probably based on the differing shader counts). Consider this only for a fulltime Hack Pro. I'll only take responsibility for screwing up my own card so I won't provide my modified bios but if someone does screw up their card (and it's not bricked) and needs a stock backup - pst me. As long as the computer didn't crash in the middle of flashing, recovering a non-working card is dead simple. Chipset Model: ATI Radeon 4890 Series Type: GPU Bus: PCIe Slot: Slot-1 PCIe Lane Width: x16 VRAM (Total): 1024 MB Vendor: ATI (0x1002) Device ID: 0x9460 etc