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  1. FIXED!!!!! Started over from scratch. Reformatted the drive inside the Hackintosh as per Life Hacker guide. Followed all steps in Life Hacker guide except I used a different version of Stell's magic installer as found in this forum posting. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/lofiversi...hp/t183502.html and on the very last page at the very bottom is a version of Stells magic installer. http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/4133/EP45UD3P%2...ard%20TEST2.zip He calls it test 2. Supposedly it's different than the one on Life Hacker. Some other notes. Motherboard is the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P V1.6 BIOS is Version FDa GFX card is installed in top most PCI-E slot Rosewill RC-400 NIC is installed in bottom most PCI slot. Thanks to all of you who helped me through this journey. :-)
  2. A few things to check if you haven't already. 1. When the computer is booting up or at anytime do you ever see the light come on in the CD drive? 2. Do you hear stranger noises coming from the CD drive? If you see a light or hear noises from the drive.... that's usually a good indicator that the drive is receiving power. If NOT... check your SATA power cable. Make sure it's fully plugged in. If that don't work... use another SATA power cable from the power supply to hook up the CD ROM drive. If that don't work.... if you have a spare machine or access to one.... plug the drive in and test it on that machine. If still nothing.... there is a very good chance that your drive is dead. I would call the company you bought it from and ask for an RMA for a defective drive. Best of luck. :-)
  3. Tony, When I go to System Profiler, and click on FireWire, mine reads FireWire Bus: Maximum Speed: Up to 400 Mb/sec
  4. Man... Gotta help a brotha out. I can't believe that I'm still unable to get any network. Made sure the video card was installed in the top slot. At first Rosewill RC-400 was in top slot right next to video card. NO NET Moved Rosewill RC-400 to bottom PCI slot. NO NET Upgraded BIOS as per previous post to version FDa. Rosewill still in bottom slot. NO NET Moved Rosewill to top slot. NO NET Enabled both onboard LAN ports via BIOS. Tried Top LAN Port. NO NET Tried Bottow LAN Port. NO NET Not sure what the heck is going on. I'm at my wits end. Please help. The lights on the Rosewill will come on when the cable is plugged in. The lights on the onboard LAN Ports come on when the cable is plugged in. Checked the cable and even replaced it for a know good cable. NO NET The way I'm checking for NET is by going to Safari. It comes up with a "You are not connected to the Internet" I run Network Diagnostics and check Ethernet, and then Use Ethernet Check box..... it says not connected to Ethernet. I also went into Utilities, Network Utility and under the info tab where it says "Select a network interface for information. The only device listed was FireWire (fw0). Let me know if I can provide anymore information in diagnosing this problem. All the best. :-)
  5. Okay here's a solution if you can get to a windows machine... I know... I know... start - run -regedit - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Currentcontrolset\control\storated­evicepolicies in right side u will be getting writeprotect option, just right click that and modify the value from 1 to 0 Still working on finding a Mac solution comparible to the windows version. Also... many users have reported this as happening and when contacting the manufacture of said drive, the manufacturer says it's faulty hardware and sets up an RMA to replace the device.
  6. So just remove the PCI card, reboot, go into BIOS and enable both onboard Ethernet Ports?
  7. saciron

    Help with SL Install: EP45-UD3P

    Alex, Try looking through this forum. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=187440 Apparently, you're not the only one having issues with this. If you're running Version 1.6 of the Motherboard, here's a link to download the latest BIOS Update. http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/gigabyte-latest-bios-28441/ As always, best of luck. :-)
  8. saciron

    Help with SL Install: EP45-UD3P

    Try plugging the thumb drive into another USB Port. If using the front USB ports, try the back etc. If that doesn't work, you could always start from scratch just to be sure. 1. Format the drive. 2. Repartition as found in the Lifehacker guide. 3. Restore the image to the USB drive. 4. Run the magic utility and make sure the USB drive is the destination drive. 5. Make sure all BIOS settings are correct. 6. Stick the drive in and reboot. (cross fingers) :-) I followed the Lifehacker Guide and had no problems with the USB part. Good Luck
  9. First of all thanks Adam for such a comprehensive guide on creating a Hackintosh. I'm having some issues though trying to get the network card to be recognized. I followed this guide on Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/5351485/how-to-build...start-to-finish Then used the "magic" install utility on this guide, to eliminate the need for terminal programming. http://lifehacker.com/5360150/install-snow...acking-required Everything is working fine except for the network card. It's not even shown in system profiler. Unfortunately at the time when I purchased the components from New Egg, the Trend Net TEG-PCITXR was sold out, so I purchased the Rosewill RC-400 card which according to this website it compatible with Snow Leopard. http://stellarola.tumblr.com/post/17087638...atible-hardware I disabled the onboard LAN in BIOS as instructed and made sure all other settings were correct. When you plug in the CAT cable to the back of the NIC, the lights come on. Downloaded the drivers from Rosewill site, installed them to Hackintosh system. Still no luck. Tried moving the card physically from one PCI slot to another. No luck. Did a bit of research and very confused. Not really sure at this point what the issue is or where to go from here. Any help is greatly appreciated. Ya using the rev 1.6 of the board. No NIC for me either. Haven't done a BIOS update though. Do you feel that would be necessary?
  10. saciron

    lifehacker guide

    Everything working except for Network Card. Installed the Rosewill Gigabit LAN PCI Adapter RC-400, which Stella says is compatible. No luck. About this Mac reports that no ethernet card is installed. Please help.