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About Niatross

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  1. Black Knight: Why are you including all the kexts from S/L/E? Just kextcache the /Extra/Extensions directory and leave S/L/E out of it. Besides, the kextcache from /System/Library/caches/com.apple.kext.caches/startup/extensions.mkext will be loaded after the extensions.mkext in /Extra. You don't need to combine the kexts from the two directories (E/E and S/L/E) into one mkext. Let the extensions.mkext load from E/E and then let the extensions.mkext load from S/L/E.
  2. Why are you running kextcache on both? Just kextcache the /Extra/Extensions directory and leave S/L/E out of it. Besides, the kextcache from /System/Library/caches/com.apple.kext.caches/startup/extensions.mkext will be loaded after the extensions.mkext in /Extra.
  3. Stell, My DSDT.aml only has USB0, USB1, USB2 and USB3 (these are all UHCI). I have no EHCI ports in my DSDT.aml. What do I need to do?
  4. Donk, I am using Fusion 2.0.5. There is an option to install "Mac OS X Server 10.5 64-bit (experimental)". What does the 64-bit mean in this instance? Mac OS X 10.5 does not have a 64-bit kernel. Is VMWare talking about 64-bit applications? Once I choose "Mac OS X Server 10.5 64-bit (experimental)", what command could I type to find out what VMWare means when they say 64-bit?
  5. Donk, I was reading your "manual.pdf" and had a question. BTW: Excellent manual! Virtual Hard Drive Question: I understand that the following command writes zeroes (pre-compacts) the virtual hard disk: dd if=/dev/zero of=/zerofile bs=4096k count=1000000; sync; sleep 1; sync; rm -f /zerofile My question is: Why use the following command to shrink (compact) the hard drive: /Library/Application\ Support/VMware\ Tools/vmware-tools-guestd --cmd "disk.shrink" Why couldn't you shutdown the virtual machine and select "Settings" and then choose "Disk Cleanup" under the "Hard Disks" section? Wouldn't this do the same thing? Note: I have VMWare Fusion 2.0.5
  6. What are you going to do when Software Updates overwrites the IOATAFamily.kext in S/L/E? It seems this fix is only useful when you install it to S/L/E, but will not work on the EFI partition or from a Boot-132 or BootCD. Not good. OSBundleRequired=Root doesn't even help.
  7. The question is: Are you booting from the Boot-132 or BoodCD using an IDE (ATA) DVD drive when installing Snow Leopard? If your booting from a SATA DVD-ROM drive and using a Boot-132 or BoodCD, then you'll have no problems installing Snow Leopard. Also, you'll have no problems if your bootloader is on your SATA hard drive and your copying these kexts (mentioned in this thread) to the /Extra/Extensions folder.
  8. I'm confused. Why did you include a patch zip file along with the IOATAFamily download? Anyway, give us some more detail on this fix. Does it support ICH7-R chipsets? Can anyone in the OSx86 community figure out how to fix the IOATAFamily kext (specifically AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext) for a Boot-132 or CDBoot install. This must be a difficult problem, because no one in the community has been able to step up and figure out the problem. Hopefully "Dune" can. Once you can boot your system from CD, try Boot-132 or BootCD and tell me if your patched IOATAFamily.kext works because on my system it kernel panics. My system has no secondary ATA controller.