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Lt. Xenodite

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  1. So basically, I have constant disk reads of around 12MBps to my NTFS partitions, even when indexing is turned off on all of them (and searching them doesn't even work). I am using MacFUSE and NTFS-3G on a 10.5.7 retail install. I had to disable file system caching for a problem I was having accessing the NTFS partitions a while back (I don't remember what exactly), so that may be contributing to the sluggish NTFS performance I am also having. Then I noticed that Paragon is having a sale this weekend only, in which Paragon NTFS is $15. Has anyone tried it, and can you compare it to MacFUSE/NTFS-3G? Thanks. Edit: also, there are always two ntfs-3g processes each taking up at least 10% CPU.
  2. Has anyone had success getting the 7th and 8th SATA ports on the ASUS P5Q Pro (maybe also similar P5x boards) working in Leopard? These 2 ports run off a SiliconImage Sil5723 onboard controller and required no driver install in Windows. Seeing as how I failed to get RAID on these ports recognized in Leopard, I thought I'd try using them as normal ports (since I have so many drives). It may also help to know that these 2 ports are not detected in the BIOS or the boot menu (the only thing that references them is the Drive Xpert configuration that changes the ports between normal/RAID0/RAID1 modes). Is there a kext I could put in to support the Sil5723? Thanks.
  3. That didn't fix it, but thanks for replying.
  4. NTFS-3g is CONSTANTLY pulling a read of ~10-15MBps to my NTFS partitions. When I unmount them, the disk activity stops. It's getting rather annoying when all I hear is the drive heads whipping back and forth all day and night. Spotlight indexing is turned off on the NTFS partitions. Any ideas? Thanks. Edit: I'm not accessing those partitions frequently, either. And the ntfs-3g process is using around 13% CPU.
  5. Nobody knows? Really?
  6. I have a TSSTcorp drive on SATA, might be the same one. Using a vanilla install with replaced system.kext and seatbelt.kext. ASUS P5Q Pro Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2x2GB DDR2-1066
  7. I have vanilla Leopard 10.5.7 installed on my SSD. Wanting to be able to access my RAID array from Leopard, I tried switching the array from the Intel ICH10R controller to the Silicon Image Sil5723 controller, which, according to this, this, and this, should need no drivers and should be completely transparent to the operating system. Unfortunately, my Leopard install does not detect the array (not even in Disk Utility), even though it needed no driver installation in Windows. Does anyone know how to fix this? Specs: ASUS P5Q Pro 2x2GB DDR2-1066 XFX Radeon 4870 Various hard drives Thanks.
  8. So I just installed 10.5.7 retail from my iDeneb installation to another partition. Booted with -v and I get a couple errors, which include "mDNSResponder[24]: Couldn't read user-specified...", "display: family specific matching fails", and the most odd one, "hfc_btree_open: BTOpenPath error -32730". That last one is odd because it is documented in only one place: the source code for hfs_hotfiles.c. There is also an "unable to probe /dev/disk1s1" error. I believe the boot volume is disk4s3. I am able to boot with -s and modify stuff. I have tried disabling the onboard NIC, verifying the disk in Disk Utility in my iDeneb install, and doing sudo vsdbutil -a /Volumes/leo (which gave me the same BTOpenPath error again). The offending source code: /* Open the B-tree file for writing... */ error = BTOpenPath(VTOF(vp), (KeyCompareProcPtr) hfc_comparekeys); if (error) { printf("hfc_btree_open: BTOpenPath error %d\n", error); error = MacToVFSError(error); } Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
  9. This problem has been solved. I was able to partition while booted from the Leopard DVD after completely defragmenting with TechTool, and I have installed Linux So I'm trying to get my Macbook (early 2008, base model) set up for triple-booting Leopard, Linux, and Windows XP. I've been using Boot Camp for about a month or so, and yesterday I used Boot Camp Assistant to remove the XP partition and make the Leopard partition 100% of the drive. Fine. After that, I was following this guide, and installed rEFIt to be able to choose from three operating systems on boot (as Apple's included bootloader only lets you choose Leo and Windows). Immediately after that (without restarting, maybe I should have) I tried to partition using diskutil from Terminal, with the following command: sudo diskutil resizeVolume disk0s2 60G "MS-DOS FAT32" "Linux" 30G "MS-DOS FAT32" "Windows" 21G After going through Verifying, Resizing Volume, Adjusting Partitions, it finally giving me an error: "Resizing encountered error on disk disk0s2 Macintosh HD: No space left on device (28)", even though my drive is 120GB (around 111.8GiB) and I entered 60 + 30 + 21 GiB = 111 GiB. As per the above guide, I then tried: sudo diskutil resizeVolume disk0s2 60G The above command should resize my main volume to 60GiB and leave empty space after. It also fails the same way. I then tried doing it using Disk Utility, but it gave me the same error. (Keep in mind that I am in Leopard during all this). I then attempt to restart, to see if maybe rEFIt changed something. I could not restart, due to my Mac not finding a boot drive (flashing folder with question mark). After a while of troubleshooting, I finally burned a rEFIt emergency CD and booted. I selected something like "Repair boot record" and restarted, which got rid of the flashing folder problem, but gave me "Error loading operating system". I booted from the rEFIt CD again and selected "Boot from hard drive", which finally got me to boot Leopard. I went yet again into Terminal and tried a repairDisk, but I don't think that worked (since I was running off the internal drive). I booted from my Leopard CD and opened Disk Utility and tried: repairing the disk, repairing permissions, and partitioning. Repairing didn't find any errors, but partitioning gave me the same error as before, even though it is impossible to partition more than available in Disk Utility. I am currently sitting in Terminal, running off my Leopard CD, trying to figure out how to fix this. I have tried searching Google to no avail Anyone have any idea on how to fix this? I could even do a reinstall if necessary, since I have a backup (good old Time Machine). Summary: Can boot from drive after booting rEFIt CD. Can boot from Leopard CD. Error when trying to partition. Goal: make 3 partitions. Thanks much! Josh Update: If I choose my boot partition as the Startup Disk while booted from the Leopard DVD and let it restart, it boots successfully. If I try to restart after that, I get "Error loading operating system" again. Right now I am in Leopard off the hard drive, backing up and seeing if getting rid of rEFIt works (by renaming the EFI folder). After this I shall restart, see if that last error goes away, then try using iDefrag, as I have heard that might work so I can partition. Edit: successful boot by choosing Macintosh HD as Startup Disk and renaming EFI folder. No more "Error loading operating system"!
  10. Got it working! How I did it: reinstall (partitioning manually before) but selecting only the JaS AMD ATA package and the other one that you can't deselect. Now I need to get 3d graphics working and dual core detection!
  11. OK, so I decided to be brave and try installing Tiger (later, Leopard) on my new Gateway MT6451. Specs: AMD Turion X2 1.6GHz 1GB DDR2 RAM 120GB ATA HD ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 Initially, after I installed and tried to boot, it stopped at the flashing cursor "_" screen forever. I fixed that by installing again, but in Disk Utility partitioning it manually so the disk would have MBR instead of GUID table. Now, I can get to the prompt where you can specify boot flags. If I leave it, it goes to the gray Apple logo screen, the indicator spins for a couple minutes, then it stops spinning. Have to force shutdown. I can get verbose with -v, single-user-mode with -s, but I cannot get into safe mode with -x. I remember checking all the ATI video cards to install only, but in -s I go into /System/Library/Extensions and there are no ATI kexts, but there are NVDA kexts. I tried what I found in another thread about moving all the NVDA kexts to another folder, but that didn't change anything. In verbose mode, it gets to something about mDNS and then LoginWindow.app, but stops after that line. I had suspected a kernel panic before, but don't see anything regarding it. Additionally, if I boot into -s and try "diskutil repairPermissions /" (or any diskutil function), nothing happens, it makes a blank line and I have to press CTRL-C to get a prompt. I'd appreciate any help with this. Thanks, Josh
  12. Software Updates.

    If you're using Intel, I think everything (except kernel as you said) is safe, but for AMD, I wouldn't get combo updates unless you get the edited AMD version from torrents.
  13. I have two SATA2 320GB drives set up in RAID-0 to give me a 640GB drive. The RAID is set up in hardware (NForce4 chipset) and I can access it fine from Windows. I want to be able to access the RAID drive from OSX. Whenever I upgrade to a new version of OSX (10.4.6-->10.4.8-->10.4.10), sometimes one of the volumes (320GB) from the RAID array appears on the desktop. Seems I can read and write to it, but I don't, thinking that would risk corrupting the array. So in a nutshell, OSX can see the individual drives that make up the array, but not the array itself. I need a way to be able to access the array from within OSX. Any help at all is appreciated. Thanks, Josh
  14. 10.4.9 or 10.4.10 update on AMD?

    Already looked at that post, I'm in the middle of downloading the tubgirl full dvd now.
  15. I was wondering if anyone knew of any possible way to update (not full reinstall, unless there is a way to reinstall but keep all my stuff) from 10.4.8 with Darwin 8.8.1 to either 10.4.9 or 10.4.10 on an AMD Opteron SSE/SSE2/SSE3? I have searched, and one thread says that the Tubgirl update will work, but I'm wondering if anyone's tried it and if it worked, or if there are other choices. The one I'm looking at is titled OSX 10.4.9 DELTA UPDATE AMD TEST1 at TPB. Thanks