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  1. Thanks for this great guide. I managed to install SL and updated to 10.6.2 with most of the features working with no problem. But, I do have a problem now though. I installed Window 7 and when it rebooted itself as part of the installation near the end I got a "Disk Error" message and I wasn't able to boot SL or Window 7 at all. I had to use the Boot132 CD to boot back into SL. While I was back in SL, I erased the Window 7 partition to see if that'd fix it. Now I got a "Non-System Disk" message. I can only boot back to SL with Boot132 CD. Does anyone have this problem before? UPDATE: I installed Window 7 again in the second partition and it worked this time. But now my system boots straight into Window 7 with no option to select OSX. Anyone has a clue how to fix this? UPATE: I've found a solution and I'm able to dual-boot now. Here: post #6
  2. [Guide] Using DSDT with the Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L

    All I did was restarted my system. I didn't change anything as far as I'm aware of. Unfortunately, I don't have a back up OS X in another partition. One of the NTFS drives has Vista installed. I haven't booted in Vista in months and I tried to do that again after this problem occurred and I got BSOD before Vista even got booted. I couldn't even boot it in safe mode. Something must be wrong with those NTFS drives. I haven't looked into them, yet. OS X seems to work normal other than the fact that I can't use my NTFS drives and my SATA DVD drive anymore. And this is strange, auto sleep in OS X has never worked for me before this problem started, but now it works. I lost some and gained some, not sure if this is good or bad.
  3. [Guide] Using DSDT with the Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L

    Hi, I followed this guide for my 10.5.7 install. My system ran flawlessly for months, but a few days ago I began to notice that it took a very long time for my system to go to sleep. I did a restart and now OS X is unable to mount my NTFS drives. It's also not detecting my SATA dvd drive, either. Everything else seems to be working fine...and the time it takes for my system to go to sleep is back to normal. Any idea what I can try to fix this? Re-installing certain kexts? Any help/suggestion will be appreciated.
  4. Whoa...I was looking into my hidden EFI partition right before you posted this. All the required kexts were in /Extra/Extensions, but I noticed that they weren't the same size as the ones in forEFI folder that I got from you. They must had gotten corrupted during the transfer with Terminal. I replaced all of them except UUID.kext and everything's back to normal. As for my previous install, I believe AHCI was still off 'cause Vista was suppose to reboot to complete the process. I forgot to mention that I did turn it back on before I tried using the boot132 CD, but it just hung at "Verifying DMI pool data" instead of rebooting. Anyway, I'm pretty content with what I have right now. I'm still dual booting with Vista on another HHD. I just thought maybe I could remove one of the drives from my case and turn it into an external drive to clear some of the clutter. No big deal...
  5. Well, I followed the guide and installed OS X first. Everything went great. I was able to update and got my sound with DSDT. It was the smoothest OS X installation I've had so far. Then I proceeded to install Vista on the WINDOWS partition and everything started going down hill from there. I went into the issue with Vista not recognizing the WINDOWS partition. So I formatted the WINDOWS partition to NTFS and turned off AHCI. Vista picked up the partition and it proceeded to install just fine. At the end of the installation, Vista required to reboot to complete the process. From there, my system went into reboot loop. It rebooted itself every time when that "Verifying DMI pool data" came up. I tried booting it with the boot132 CD, but that didn't help. I didn't know what else to do, so I wiped the whole drive with KillDisk and started up from scratch again. Anyway, I just wanted to get a clean install of OS X only this time. The process went great again, but there's something strange shows up this time that I didn't see in my first 2 installs. Somehow, all my HHD partitions show up as removable drives and not the usual metallic looking ones. Also, Restart doesn't work...it just hangs in a black screen. I haven't tried Shotdown, so I'm not sure if it works or not. Everything else works fine, though.
  6. [Guide] Using DSDT with the Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L

    It turned out that all I needed was the LineIn app. Anyway, I decided to use the DSDT.aml that I made with tmongkul's guide so I didn't have to use the patched AppleHDA. I removed the patched AppleHDA in S/L/E and replaced it with the original copy and did a Repair Disk Permissions. After that, I got 6 black restart screens in a single day. For whatever reason, I decided to do another Repair Disk Permissions and I got another black restart screen while the process was running. So, I ended up not being able to boot into OS X even with Verbose boot. After a day or two trying with no luck, I decided to start everything from scratch again. This time, I'm using blackosx's dual boot on same HHD method. I'll report back to the appropriate thread if I'm successful.
  7. Has anyone ever had this problem? My Vanilla Retail 10.5.7 with Chameleon v2 RC2 install went fine for a while. All of a sudden, I got 6 random restart screens today. I notice that the problem started after I did some Disk Repair Permissions. I started testing my sound 2 days ago with DSDT and I used some patched AppleHDA.kext in System/Library/Extensions. When I was done with the test, I put the original AppleHDA.kext back in S/L/E and restored the file by doing a Disk Repair Permissions. I did that a few times, and I began to get all these random restart screens today. Earlier tonight, I did another Disk Repair Permissions and I got another restart screen while the process was going. So right now, my system won't boot to OS X. It hangs at the gray Apple loading screen. I've tried booting it with Verbose boot, but it ended up in a black blank screen.
  8. ALC889A, Gigabyte (Intel): now having a working front mic

    Wow...I don't how to express my gratitude...thank you so much for your help. It literally took less than a minute from Google search to playing games with sound on my Xbox 360 with OS X.
  9. ALC889A, Gigabyte (Intel): now having a working front mic

    tmongkol, I'm using Line In. The first pic shows Line In when it's not in used. The second pic shows how Input Level reacts when I have a game running...it actually fluctuates accordingly to the volume of the game. But, I don't hear any actual sound. I've also tried using Internal Microphone with the pink port. Input Level reacts the same with no sound. I know my audio cable isn't broken, 'cause I can my games with sound with both the pink port and the blue port in Window.
  10. ALC889A, Gigabyte (Intel): now having a working front mic

    Well, the install seems fine. I'm using DSDT.aml and the gray labeled ALC889a LegacyHDA.kext. I got all the devices to show up in Sound Input, but I don't think "Internal Microphone" and "Line In" are working. They seem to recognize the audio cable from my Xbox 360 when I have it plugged into either the pink or the blue port. The "Input Level" actually responds to my Xbox 360 when I have a game running, but I don't hear the actual sound. Any idea?
  11. ALC889A, Gigabyte (Intel): now having a working front mic

    @tmongkol, Great. The drag and drop in Terminal didn't give any space. It works fine now. I got both dsdt.aml and dsdt.asm. I'll try it later and see how it goes. Thanks for the help.
  12. ALC889A, Gigabyte (Intel): now having a working front mic

    Hi, Did anyone run into this problem here? I can't compile the dsdt.aml file. I followed the PDF and I'm stuck at page 13 where it involves Terminal to compile the dsdt.aml file. It keeps saying "Missing input filename". Can anyone spot what I did wrong from the following log. Both iasl and dsdt.dsl files are located in the DSDT folder on my desktop. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
  13. [Guide] Using DSDT with the Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L

    thiagomorales, My DSDT.aml is made with ALC889a with HDEF checked in the Koalala's patcher. Does that make any difference? I did try all 4 LegacyHDA.kexts, but I get no audio device in System Preferences with every single one of them. I'm actually using a patched AppleHDA.kext right now. I do notice that when I have the jack plugged into the line-in port (blue), the Input Level in Sound actually responds to the buttons that I press on the Xbox 360 controller. But, there's still no sound coming out. I guess my only option right now is to compile a new DSDT.aml using tmongkol's method.
  14. [Guide] Using DSDT with the Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L

    I know...I almost gave up trying. I've read many posts of a successful DSDT installed, but I haven't come across any post where someone actually had all the audio ports tested with it. My Xbox 360 is connected to my LCD monitor using a VGA cable and I get audio through the pink audio port on my GA-EP45-DS3R. This set up has been working flawlessly for me in Vista for the past year or so. Apparently, not quite in OS X, yet. Well, at least the distorted sound waking back from sleep mode is gone.
  15. [Guide] Using DSDT with the Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L

    After many trials and errors, I finally got that Internal Microphone to show up in the Sound Input. The bad news is that I don't think it's working. I still can't get sound for my Xbox 360 that's hooked up to my LCD. Having to boot to Window every time just to play some games with sounds is such a pain...and I do play a lot of games. Oh well...
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