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  1. After some research, I found that Sony uses software EDID that causes issues in Linux, and through personal experience OSX. The following link details how to fix the issue in Linux. IS there anyone that can figure out how to do something like this in OSX. http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showpost.p...mp;postcount=22.
  2. Sony Vaio CW17FX Help! Experienced with OSx86

    As I have the same issue with Linux no wanting to run right, I did some more research. This link details how to fix the issue of blank screen on Linux with the Nvidia 210M. http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showpost.p...mp;postcount=22. Anyone think there is a way to do something like this in OSX?
  3. Sony Vaio CW17FX Help! Experienced with OSx86

    It's been a while since I've been on here. Yes, I am running Windows 7 off the same HDD. It turns out that Sony uses some sort of weird voodoo when they setup graphics on their laptops. I've had trouble installing Linux also (tried Ubuntu and Mint). It seems that full graphics might be a possibility if I can figure out how to get the OS to recognize the internal display. I will keep playing at it, as this is a hobby that jumps at me every once and a while. Progress, if any, will be posted.
  4. Sony Vaio CW17FX Help! Experienced with OSx86

    I've gotten iAtkos S 10.6.3 installed. I can not boot into OSX and use my Atheros AR9285 wifi. Still working on proper video for my Nvidia GeForce 210M 256Mb and Realtek HD Audio.
  5. I am having some issues getting OS X Leopard 10.5.8 running on my laptop. I have it installed and am able to boot into the loader. There is a pic attached where it hangs. Any help would be great. Thanks.
  6. Installing OS X 10.5.8 on MSI P45 NEO-F

    The fix from iPC is basically just a .kext file. To get it, just put the iPC dvd in and deselect everything. You do not need any kernals, system software, OS X files. Select the old AHCI and install. Thats what I did and everything worked. **Go to the BIOS and set raid from IDE to AHCI** This is very important!
  7. 10.6.2 on MSI P45 Neo-F

    Installed on a fresh retail snow leopard on another partition and installed the 10.6.2 update. It broke the install.
  8. Anyone tried updating to the newest 10.6.2 update for Snow Leopard on their MSI P45 Neo-F or similar motherboard? I don't want to mess up a perfectly working 10.6.1 Retail install.
  9. Any way you can give the bios setting for the P45 Neo-F. I got retail Snow Leopard 10.6.1, but always looking to tweak for better improvement.
  10. MSI P43 Neo3-f Mobo

    I've tried going vanilla, but it never boots and always hangs. Still working on that problem. Funny thing is, the only thing I can get to boot vanilla is Snow Leopard retail install. I don't know why, but I'll probably keep playing with it.
  11. MSI P35 Platinum Install

    Try using JaS 10.5.4 and setting your mobo to AHCI mode in BIOS to see all SATA and IDE drives. I've got a MSI P45 NEO-F and have it working perfectly. When you load a distro, use cpus=1 flag, this can be fixed later by using a different dsdt try my guide and see if it helps... http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...p;#entry1279627
  12. MSI P43 Neo3-f Mobo

    I'm not sure how similar the P43 Neo3-F is to the P45 Neo-F, but I've had great success getting things installed and working properly. I have everything updated to OS X Leopard 10.5.8. I wrote a guide on what I did, might be a good starting point... http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=188736
  13. After much time and research, I have a fully working (except Time Machine, but working on that) Mac OS X 10.5.8 system with the following specs: MSI P45 NEO-F Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS 256Mb 4Gb Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800MHz Realtek ALC888 HD audio Realtek 8111C 10/100/1000 Ethernet 500Gb SATA HDD - Windows 7 160Gb SATA HDD - Mac OS X SATA DVD RW 22x Here is what I did: - Download JaS 10.5.4 and burn the ISO to a DVD, also download iDeneb Combo Update 10.5.8, OSx86 Tools, and VoodooHDA.kext and put them on a USB flash drive for later. Leave the USB drive in the computer as there is a USB issue where it takes 5+ minutes for the drive to mount if not plugged in at system start (this will be fixed later on in this guide). - Go to the BIOS and set raid from IDE to AHCI - Boot JaS 10.5.4, hit F8 at the prompt and type "cpus=1" without quotations and then enter - After a little bit, everything should boot to the install screen. Go to Utilities > Disk Utilities to partition your HDD - Close the Disk Utility and select your newly partitioned HDD - Select Customize and use these options - Intel SSE2 SSE3 9.2.0 Sleep Kernel package - Intel ICHx chipset driver - JMicron Controller - NVKush - RTL8187 network (this works) - DO NOT SELECT AN AUDIO DRIVER. WE WILL FIX THIS LATER. - After the install is successful (I've done this many times, and have only had an issue on a couple occasions), reboot and hit any key for the prompt. Type "cpus=1" "-f" without quotations and hit enter - Watch the pretty Welcome video and follow the prompts to get to the desktop. Once at the desktop, pull OSx86 to the desktop. Backup kexts to file of your choice. Use OSx86 to install VoodooHDA.kext and then restart with "cpus=1" and "-f" at the prompt - Run OSx86 and repair permissions - Open USB drive and pull to desktop Deneb.Combo.Upgrade.v1058 folder to desktop. Open and run iDeneb.MacOSx86ComboUpd10.5.8.pkg. This will update your system from 10.5.4 to 10.5.8. These updates also fixed the USB issue noted before. - Restart with "cpus=1" and "-f", repair permissions with OSx86 - Now chose Deneb.Tool.v10.5.8.mpkg from the iDeneb.Combo.Upgrade.v1058 folder. Select these options - Chameleon v2 RC2 - DSDT Patcher - Install and reboot to the new boot loader. Type "-f" and hit enter. DO NOT USE "cpus=1" now because both CPU cores now work! - Open OSx86 tools and repair permissions Everything should now work except Time Machine (currently fixing)! I hope this helps! I am not sure if this works for all MSI NEO boards, but it should be a place to start. ::EDIT:: Software update will work for all non system Apple programs (iTunes, Quicktime, etc.). Security updates SHOULD be okay, but NEVER DO SYSTEM UPDATES FROM SOFTWARE UPDATE! ::EDIT EDIT:: After much tinkering, I have been able to go vanilla with this system. iDeneb 10.5.8 was the distro I used. The trick to getting it to work is using the old AHCI I got off of iPC 10.5.7.
  14. MSI P45 NEO Help

    I am new at this. So far, I have been able to load up into OS X with the JaS 10.5.4. I've read about sound issues with my motherboard, but I have that solved with a USB sound card. Ethernet works great. But things aren't exactly right. My system: MSI P45 Neo - Intel P45 chipset Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Corsair XMS2 DDR2 4gb Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS 256 Mb 7.1 HD audio - Realtek ALC888 audio codec 10/100/1000 Mb/s LAN - Realtek Ethernet LAN controller 8111C SATA 500GB HDD - Windows 7 RC IDE 160GB HDD - JaS OSx86 Leopard 10.5.4 SATA DVD RW 22x OS X 10.5.4 is installed, and I can get to the desktop with no problems. Problems happen when I try to find my SATA drives, both the HDD and DVD RW. They do not show up on the desktop or the disk utility. During the install, there is no issue loading the installer from the SATA DVD RW to the IDE HDD. Anyone got some advice on getting this to work? EDIT: Some success. By changing AHCPI setting in the bios I was able to get all SATA drives to show up in OS X. The only thing is that this prevents Windows 7 from booting (it blue screens on the splash screen). No luck with getting USB drives and USB HDDs working. EDIT2: USB drives and HDDS now working. By starting the system with a USB drive or HDD active, USB works. If not, it takes between 5-10 minutes for the drive to mount the first time. After that, it mounts as normal.