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  1. Hello. I have successfully installed Leohazard's 10.6.2 Snow Leopard on my netbook using an external DVD drive. When I boot into verbose mode from Chameleon, it loads without any problem. Then there's the problem. I get the sound of the OS X Setup Intro, but while this is playing there is just a blank grey screen. I was wondering if anyone could help me solve this. I have no idea how to fix this without being able to get into the OS without an interface, only Single User Mode works and I have no idea what I need and what to type to get this to work. I've tried various installations and have been troubleshooting this for days and nothing seems to be doing the trick. I hope you can help me! Regards, Jonathan.
  2. Hello. I have successfully setup my hackintosh with Hazard 10.6.2 and everything is working flawlessly, except my internet. I have the wireless USB adapter listed in the title, but can't get it to work. Under System Profiler its listed, and says its manufactured by Atheros, so I guess there is an Atheros chip on board but I have on idea how to find out which one. I was wondering if it would be possible to get this working? I have searched all over the internet and can only find ways to get Ralink USBs working, not Atheros. Thanks, Jonathan. ================================================================================================= UPDATE: After searching the internet and finding very little information on this adaptor, I did make one discovery. It is best to use an Atheros chip in PCI Cards, but for USB Adaptors it is best to have a Ralink chip as they have their own wireless utility for OS X. On this basis, I gave up trying to make this work. Instead I went out to Argos and bought their cheapest USB Adaptor at £9.99. It is the TP-Link TL-WN723N. I bought this due to first looking at this post and deciding to take a chance on the driver. I followed the install, and although it isn't working at rocket-fast speed, it is working at a highly acceptable speed and the biggest plus: I'm writing this post from my Hackintosh now!! Also the speed is very much due to my router being the furthest away from my computer as you can get in the house (but it still gets a great signal as it's wireless N!) and my internet runs very slowly, at very best it is roughly 2.4Mbps. I think that post was worth a special mention and not only is it one of the cheapest wireless N adaptors, it must be one of the cheapest USB adaptors for hackintosh anyway! So this is another USB adaptor you can add to the working list - I'm running on 10.6.2, but there are drivers from 10.4-10.7. Very happy!! This isn't the best fix for the adaptor, but at £9.99 it's definitely worth going out and buying!
  3. Ati 4550 HD 10.6.2 to 10.6.4 success

    I'm afraid this isn't working for me in 10.6.6. I added my device id to the kexts (0x954f1002), edited com.apple.boot.plist, replaced all the files and ran kext utility, then rebooted with -f -v and I get a kernel panic! I booted in command line and removed the files, then it boots up brilliantly. Any ideas why this is happening? My graphics card is an XFX HD 4550, does this have something to do with it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  4. You are most welcome, I'm so glad that it helped someone!
  5. Hello. If you're like me and have a working hackintosh (well done!) but have no internet on it, you may be searching everywhere looking for a kext for your wifi adapter. My wifi adapter is a D-Link DWL G510 Rev. C, which is impossible to get to work on mac. When I found this out, I was trying to get my phone to work as a modem as it has unlimited internet, but then I though of a better option. What about network bridging? Here is how you do it. What you need: A second computer with an internet connection. A hackintosh and your second computer with a spare Ethernet port. An Ethernet cable. Any Mac OS that supports Ethernet. Windows Vista or 7 on your second computer (for this tutorial, there are ways for XP or older. Search on Google "XP Network Bridging"). Now, if you meet those requirements we can go on! 1. Connect your Ethernet cable to your second computer running Windows. 2. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network and Sharing Center. 3. Now on the side click "Change adapter settings". 4. While holding down CTRL, select your internet connection and your Ethernet port. 5. Right click one of the selected connections and click "Bridge Connections". You may need to enter and Administrator password or provide confirmation. To the Mac 6. On your hackintosh, load System Preferences. 7. Under Internet and Wireless, click "Network". 8. You should see your Ethernet port listed on the side. You can now plug in your Ethernet cable to your hackintosh. You should see one of the connections listed on the side turn orange, then green. 9. You are connected! Note: You don't need to load system preferences every time you connect. I suggest you take out the Ethernet cable when you shut down and connect it when your Mac has loaded to the desktop. This is not required though, it's just a precaution that I take. Note: This should work with a proper Mac and should work vice-versa although I have not tested it. I do hope that this helped somebody, it certainly helped me and I'm typing this on my hackintosh now! I don't know if this is in the best place, but I can't post anywhere else, but if a moderator thinks it's best to move it then please do. If you have any problems, please leave a comment and I will get back to you. Regards, Jonathan.
  6. Thanks so much, this worked a treat! I tried to install the 10.6.4 update with a smilar method but it didn't work, the PC simply wouldn't boot, only in safe boot (and I didn't really want that...) This works brilliantly, startup is a bit delayed compared to normal but that isn't at all a problem to me as it's only by about 10-15 secs and it still boot up quicker than Windows. My sound normally needs a package to be installed to make it work, but with this it worked out of the box! My video card still doesn't work (ATI Radeon XFX 4550 PCI-e), but it's only minor. Any apps like that I can boot in Windows, although any help with this would be appreciated. Thanks for this guide, it's very helful!
  7. I think what you have to do is go into the BIOS and change what partition boots first. You then have to make the HFS+ partition boot before the Windows partition. Then you just have to go into BIOS and change what boots first every time you want to change OS. Sounds the only logical option, unless you know of any other way that does the same thing. The most logical option would really be to change "boot.ini" from Windows, but obviously, the HFS+ partition does not display in Windows because it is not a format that Windows recognises. Hope this helps, Jonathan.
  8. What network cards work?

    The Netgear WG111 works with the driver from their site. The D-Link DWL-G510 Rev. C2 doesn't work at all (unless I find a driver which will be a miracle). It has the Ralink RT61/RT2561 chip which has a name as not working (it only works on PowerPC at the moment).
  9. help with ralink RT2561/RT61

    Sorry to bring to life an old thread, just feel I should say something. The WMP54G is infact a PCI card by Linksys. Maybe there is some light at the end of the tunnel after all, if this post is legit. I will test this with a D-Link DWL-G510 Rev C2 under 10.5.2 and report the outcome. EDIT: OK, looks like I can't, the link's dead and I can't find another one. The file is called 'STA_CardbusPCI-D1.0.4.0 UI-' so if anyone has that file please can you upload it and give me the link. Thanks, so appreciated.