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About J.D.

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  1. I'm running the Jas 10.4.6 on VMware WS 5.5, on an older P4 2GHz Machine. It isn't exactly fast, but I only have 512m ram, allocating 256 to VMWare OSX. I guess I should be happy that it works... It is on an Abit BG7 MB, with UDMA drive. OSX seems to be using the AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext driver for this drive, which sounds correct I suppose, but I was wondering how I know if it is using UDMA and not PIO mode? I recall when installing OSX a Vmware popup said it was using some older disk access method, but maybe that was because it used the Generic ATA driver while installing, but now uses IntelPIIXATA after install? I'm not sure. In XBench, I get some pretty bad numbers with 4k blocks: Results 22.58 System Info Xbench Version 1.2 System Version 10.4.6 (8I1119) Physical RAM 256 MB Model ADP2,1 Drive Type VMware Virtual IDE Hard Drive CPU Test 31.80 GCD Loop 43.92 2.32 Mops/sec Floating Point Basic 49.96 1.19 Gflop/sec vecLib FFT 25.17 830.28 Mflop/sec Floating Point Library 23.12 4.03 Mops/sec Disk Test 17.50 Sequential 17.77 Uncached Write 10.64 6.53 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 53.71 30.39 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 10.38 3.04 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 62.08 31.20 MB/sec [256K blocks] Random 17.24 Uncached Write 6.39 0.68 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Write 33.80 10.82 MB/sec [256K blocks] Uncached Read 39.44 0.28 MB/sec [4K blocks] Uncached Read 48.53 9.01 MB/sec [256K blocks] Any hints on how to speed things up?
  2. Worked for me as well, thanks for the tip!
  3. Hi I downloaded the popular 10.4.6 Jas ISO I installed it, with "custom" options, choosing the SemjaZa patches in the installer (and deselecting languages and printer files to save space) The install from the daemon tools virtual dvd drive finished without problem. When it reboot, it had the b0 problem (no boot drive selected), which I fixed by setting the boot drive as described here: http://buddhistnerd.blogspot.com/2006/06/n...te-friends.html But now I get this error: *** Virtual machine kernel stack fault (hardware reset) *** The virtual machine just suffered a stack fault in kernel mode. On a real computer, this would amount to a reset of the processor. It can be caused by an incorrect configuration of the virtual machine, a bug in the operating system, or a problem in the VMware Workstation software. Press OK to reboot virtual machine or Cancel to shut it down. On the first boot, after it verbosely loads lots of stuff and switches resolutions. The top half of the vmware window is garbled, the bottom half is black) The same happens with "-s" boot option for single user mode. I've tried -v -x platform=X86PC. I have the paevm = "TRUE" fix in the vmx file. I use VMWare Workstation 5.5. When OSX boots I see: ... PAE enabled CPU identification: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.00GHz CPU features: FPU VMA DE PSE TSC MSR PAE MCE CX8 APIC SEP MTRR PGE MCA CMOV PAT PSE36 CLFSH DS ACPI MMX FXSR SSE SSE2 SS EST CPU extended features: Local APIC version not 0x14 as expected Enabling XMM register save/restore and SSE/SSE2 opcodes ... (Older P4 2Ghz desktop chip, no "NX" feature if that matters -- I notice the old maxxuss patches had a special thing for non-NX non SSE3 chips ...) Any hints? Do I need some different kernel for non SSE3 non NX chips or anything specific like that? (I had assumed Jas 10.4.6 had it all built in) Thanks.