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  1. Yeah, your in good shape. That hardware looks like it will be pretty much 100% working in the end. I'd recommend doing a retail install with an actual Snow Leopard disk, and do the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]+[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] method, as it's the preferred method nowadays. If you do have a Snow Leopard retail DVD, you can follow this great guide here from tonymacx86: http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/04/ibo...ac-os-x-on.html
  2. 10.6.6i Hazard Freeze

    Oh dothacker, your terrible. Heres a guide to the preferred method of a retail install.
  3. Copy file from mac to win

    If your on Windows and need to copy files from your mac drive, Paragon HFS is much better than MacDrive or HFSExplorer/TransMac. It's actual HFS+ drivers for windows so there is no program running in the background. If your on Mac and need to write to your windows drive (OS X does not support write to NTFS out of the box) you can install Tuxera NTFS or NTFS-3G. NTFS-3G is free but does not run in 64-bit mode. Tuxera NTFS has a 15 day trial and supports 64-bit mode.
  4. 10.6.6i Hazard Freeze

    Also I'd recommend you use the video card. OS X hates integrated graphics.
  5. Random Kernel Panics on my hackintosh

    The BSD process associated is always WindowServer. And I'm seeing GeForce.kext/NVDAResman.kext/X3100.kext often. And in every kernel panic I see IOPCIFamily and IOUSBFamily. OP, try repairing disk permissions and verifying your hard drive in Disk Utility if you haven't already. I think this might have to do with corruption of the actual OS/harddisk or random memory corruption like said by TIMMAYOSX. Also you mentioned that the amount you've been getting has increased. This strongly suggests there is something wrong with your hardrive or memory.
  6. Boot with -v and tell us what it stops on. Sounds like theres a kext that's giving you incompatibilities and as a result, kernel panics. Also try booting with busratio=23 or cpus=1.
  7. Alright so I was updating a friend's machine to 10.6.8, and it KP'ed during the "Registering updated components". It wasn't due to a kext, it seemed like OS X wouldn't let the kexts load immediately, saying something about version 10.0 already being present. Thing is though, it boots into 10.6.8 just fine. App Store loads, Safari loads, etc. (This was an update from 10.6) Everything's fine. My question is, should I be worried? Is there anything I should do?
  8. 8800GT no go

    Try going into your BIOS and disabling your onboard video. Also try updating your bootloader. And are you using EFIStudio for EFI strings? For me, my 8500GT only worked when I used EFIStudio.
  9. Because if your booting the HDD it would make sense to load the com.apple.Boot.plist off the HDD rather than off the USB.
  10. 2nd Boot Failed

    Ah...I see the problem now. OP, first thing you want to do is go into your BIOS, and enabled AHCI. There should be something that says like "Sata RAID/ AHCI mode" or "Configure SATA as". After that boot with these flags only "cpus=1 busratio=20 -v". If that doesn't work add an "-x". You were missing "busratio=20" in your boot flags, that was most likely the problem if you didn't already have AHCI enabled.
  11. 2nd Boot Failed

    Post your specs. Like said above try only -v. Make sure standard stuff is enabled in your BIOS also (ACPI 2.0, AHCI). Sounds like an issue with your CPU.
  12. Hi todesto, I had this same problem awhile ago. It's an easy fix. Right click on Finder in the Dock and click on "Go to folder". Paste this in there "/System/Library/CoreServices/loginwindow.app/Contents/Resources". Drag the folder "AboutThisMac.nib" (in the attachment) into the window that pops up, then log out, and back in. You should have the regular About This Mac window back. AboutThisMac.nib.rar
  13. Still Waiting for root device

    Exactly. EasyBCD only adds an entry to the Windows 7 bootloader (BCD) to load Chameleon off the Mac drive. Also its better to use USB keyboards/mice rather than having to deal with the headache of getting PS2 stuff to work. If it doesn't work automatically then it will be a bit difficult to get working. As far as the "Still waiting for root device" error, I got this error on an old PC of mine that was using IDE drives. I fixed by installing a kext for my southbridge, but that method is probably dated by now. It's much easier just to use SATA configured as AHCI.
  14. Lol...you see the "_MACOSX" folder when you open it in windows. Both kexts are exactly the same, so install either one.
  15. OCZ Vertex SSD

    It seems to detect the drive as a Removable Disk. Try patching your DSDT and updating your bootloader.