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About dscarty

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  1. Already answered: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=17336
  2. NoPe you can't install an unpatched version of OSX on a PC laptop. Yep you can install a hacked version. I recommend JaS ver 10.4.8 to you. Search for the torrent and when you've downloaded the file burn it to DVD. Kalyway Leopard will probably work on your laptop but it's pretty bloated, loads slowly and won't finish loading using battery on my laptop. Make your life simple and dedicate a hard drive to OSX before you try partitioning & dual booting. Once everything is working then take it to the next level. So many people in this forum are trying to over complicate without getting a basic install to work. good luck Brand: Asus Z71A Processor: Intel M RAM: 1 GB Graphics: Intel HDD: 40GB OS: Leopard
  3. Glad to hear that 10.4.8 is working for you. Thanks for the info on the Intel 2200 wi-fi card. I have a 2200 that I tried to bring over from Red Hat but couldn't get it to work. The fix was changing to a Broadcom card and modifying kext (no kext mod necessary in Leopard). So I'll look for the iwidarwin package that you mentioned. Or maybe I'll just put the 2200 card in and see if Leopard knows about it.
  4. I had the same problem on my Asus Z71A but got lucky. When I thought the install had failed (at DMOS: Starting) I held down the power on/off button for 13 seconds and the install continued. I'm typing this reply on the Asus w/kaly 10.5.1 & wireless working. Here's the link with a description of what happened: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...mp;#entry581010 As wacky as this may sound it did work for me. Leopard won't finish booting on battery on my computer by the way but finishes when plugged in. Which is why I'd say if you can't get Leopard installed you might try JaS 10.4.8. It works very well and is what I was using before Leopard. By the way your Intel wi-fi card will never work. You need a Broadcom card and kext mod to get it working. You'll find info about that in this forum. Best Wishes
  5. I see now what's being attempted. You'd like to hook the laptop drive up to a desktop computer. So the adapter you need attaches a 2.5" laptop drive to a 3.5" ribbon cable inside a desktop computer. An adapter like this: http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=HD-108&cat=HDD should do the job for you. Best Wishes
  6. I'd suggest you get Kalyway OS X 10.5.1 on DVD and install to the whole hard drive using MBR choice in disk utility. You should be good with your cpu cause there's SSE3. The ATI graphics is probably in the supported options list. Nvidia is preferred but I know that Intel graphics works so...... There's a whole lotta choices. You don't need an 3.5 to 2.5 IDE adaptor for anything.
  7. If you're using the whole hard drive for OS X make sure it's formatted MBR instead of Guid. (In Options for formatting in disk utility). I had the same login screen as you when I formatted with Guid. Also choose SSE2 if your processor doesn't have SSE3
  8. Kalyway 10.5.1 Here's what worked for me: f8 w/ "-v" at the boot from cd to see verbose when the install gets to DMOS: STARTING if I don't do the next step I get cpu shutdown I count to 15 seconds and hold the power button for a few seconds then let go (otherwise computer will shutoff) If things go right I hear a little sound from the boot cd About 30 seconds later the install continues All I can figure is there must be a timeout that I'm getting around When I get to the normal install screen I used the drop down menu to run Disk Utility and chose to erase my hard drive (I'm using all of it) I went back to installer Then I searched around and saw 3 choices one of which is new install of OSX the other 2 choices are grayed out (not available) Just before installation begins there is a custom choice button I chose SSE2 and MBR to boot Everything seems to be working (no kext patching for wireless) The first round of installation I chose Guid boot and that strangely brought me to a login screen that I couldn't get past (I didn't have that problem on this install) Previously I had 10.4.8 running but was unable to install 10.4.9 due to needing an SSE2 simulator. I couldn't get iAtkos to install but it looks like there are some workarounds I's suggest always using the verbose boot that I mentioned earlier to see where the boot hangs Hardware: Asus Z71A laptop w/Intel graphics chip Alviso 915GM Intel M750 1.86Ghz processor 1Ghz RAM Azalia compliant audio Broadcom 4311 Wireless Card 40Gb ATA hard drive Here's a link with info about this laptop: http://www.overclockers.com/arlticles1230/ There's a Z71V available that has Nvidia graphics Also for Mac because this laptop has a VGA port you have to connect pins 6 & 12 (numbered right to left, top to bottom) w/paperclip I know that sounds crazy but it works This laptop has been a good workhorse but the Intel M chip doesn't support SSE3 so I can't recommend it going forward I hope this helps someone. Think of this as a test drive and buy a Mac when you can.
  9. JaS osx86 installs, yet does not boot

    If you're able to open disk utility try the "erase" option. If you can erase the hard drive you've selected you should be able to go to the "partition" choice next and format the drive with the formatting that makes OS X happy = Mac OS Extended (Journaled). If you can format you should be able to install the OS. Good Luck
  10. JaS osx86 installs, yet does not boot

    you say "doesn't boot" Is that the case or do you start to boot and get stuck in blue screen? If the later is the case do you have VGA out on your notebook? I had to short out 2 pins on my notebook to get everything to work. Apparently Apple pins out the VGA differently than PCs. In this case maybe you can disable VGA out in the BIOS. The pins are 6 & 12 which I connected with a paperclip. Worked well for me hope it's the magic bullet for you.
  11. I'd suggest trying to modify the kext/Info.plist according to the insructions below: Edit the following line in this file Open a terminal window type the following sudo -s (Press Enter) Enter your password & (Press enter) type the following sudo nano /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleAirPortBrcm4311.kext/Contents/Info.plist (Press Enter) Locate the following lines or similar <string>pci14e4,4311</string> <string>pci14e4,4312</string> Add this line <string>pci14e4,4320</string> <string>pci14e4,4324</string> Once you add this line press CTRL+O and (Press Enter) Press CTRL+X to exit you should be back to your terminal windows now type the following chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions (Press Enter) chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions (Press Enter) rm /System/Library/Extensions.* (Press Enter) reboot (Press Enter) You computer will restart when it is done you will see an airport Icon in the top right bar now configure your wireless network you're done. The 4311, 4312, 4320, 4324 are numbers on individual Broadcom chips on wi-fi cards. Just add the number of your chip there. If you have an Atheros wi-fi card/chip there is a kext for that too. Look in /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AirPortAtheros5424.kext/Contents/Info.plist Same drill as shown above for Broadcom Realize that you're using Leopard Beta and I'm not. This is from 10.4.8 but should work if you have the same files. Your mileage may vary.
  12. The Kensington base doesn't use fans or a usb plug in but let's you swing the laptop up at an angle to make typing easier and let the laptop cool thru the base. It folds flat for storage.java script:add_smilie(%22:yoji:%22,%22smid_102%22)