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  1. cantyjeffrey

    Mac OS X Lion (Developer Preview) Released

    Haven't heard back from anyone yet who is trying to install DP2 with a fermi card. Anyone with any ideas? Help? Thanks.
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    Mac OS X Lion (Developer Preview) Released

    Hey guys, I am wondering if I can get some help. I had DP1 installed no problem using the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] method but 2 weeks later, removed it since there was no support for fermi based cards. Now DP2 shows promise, and I followed the same procedures as DP1, patching the OSInstall.mpkg, adding and changing permissions of fakesmc.kext, etc. But when I use [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 1.4 I get the 'PCI CONFIGURATION BEGIN' error. So then I tried going the route of XPC and using that, I get a solid underscore that does nothing (left it there for 15 minutes to make sure) - so I am at a loss of what steps I need to take to get this running. If you are familiar with the lifehacker Snow Leopard build that is pretty much what I have with the exception of a GTX 470 Video card. Motherboard is a EP45UD3P Gigabyte - I am sad to say that I am very much a 'n00b' in terms of DSDT's and adding EFI strings and all that mess, so if anyone could offer up an "idiots guide" of what I need to do to get the installation to run, that'd be greatly appreciated. I have read every single line of this topic and tried a few things, and have been reading up on nekas blog too with his new boot file, but I have no clue even if that would a) work or how to set any of that up. Anyways, go easy on me - We all started off as ignorant as I am, and I have tried searching for solutions, would just appreciate some help on getting DP2 on my system. Thinking outside the box, I have the 9800GTX+ lying around somewhere and I believe (correct me if I am wrong) that DP2 would install no problem with that: so could I install with that card, install the new nvidia drivers, pop the new card back in, restart and be good-to-go? Or since I had no problems getting DP1 on my computer, should I install that first and then try to upgrade? Thanks so much for your help, ladies/gents!
  3. cantyjeffrey

    Mac OS X Lion (Developer Preview) Released

    check through the posts, it's been mentioned quite a few times. look for blackosx's posts, i got the solution from him. sorry I can't be more help, but I am not digging through 14 pages, lol. perhaps look or send him a PM? good luck!
  4. cantyjeffrey

    Mac OS X Lion (Developer Preview) Released

    Okay, guys - I now have native resolution on my GTX470 with dual monitor support. Originally, I had followed the steps via netkas' blog, but it still wasn't working. Adding/installing the ATY_Init.kext from netkas is what did the trick. If you don't want to hunt around for the correct kexts, you can get them here: http://cl.ly/0l1S2T2b2x1V3y2B2o0E <---Fermi Drivers http://netkas.org/?p=640 <---64-bit ATY_Init.kext Hope this helps some people out, Let me know if it does or not...
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    Mac OS X Lion (Developer Preview) Released

    Thanks for the help, fantomas1 - I actually sent a post there as well. I realize QE/CI wouldn't work but if I could at least get native resolution, that'd be a lot better than what I am working with presently. I guess I am missing something, or it's possible I will just have to wait for more hackint0shers to join the 10.7 band-wagon.
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    Mac OS X Lion (Developer Preview) Released

    A few things: I got 10.7 up and running using the [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] method. However, I am using a fermi card and can't seem to get anything higher than 1280x1024 resolution, and I wasn't sure if anyone was able to solve this yet - also, its showing I have a 5mb video card, so I am not sure if I am supposed to edit something on my system to fix this, and then install the nvidia fermi drivers again? The other thing is I was wondering if we constantly have to use the flashdrive to boot into the installation, or if I missed something during the installation guide. I am assuming that we have to keep the drive in until Chameleon releases something that is compatible with Lion. Right? Anywho, if anyone is curious, I am using the EP45UD3P motherboard from Gigabyte, all the same components as the Lifehacker tutorial build, with the biggest exception being a fermi video card. Worked perfectly in Snow Leopard - but I can't get full resolution or dual monitor output in 10.7 Any thoughts, ideas, solutions, suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
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    fermi/gtx 480/gtx 470

    For People With Lifehacker Snow Leopard Build I opted for the GTX470 but I am sure following these steps will put you on the same page as me: Current Screenshot, Running in full resolution 1920x1080 Alright, well first - I majorly FUBAR'd my hackie, so I had to take out my card, put in the old 9800GTX+ and reinstall Snow Leopard via the USB thumbdrive/Stellarola's v3 installer package. After the installation was complete, I immediately updated my computer to run 10.6.4 and restarted (still booting from thumbdrive) After restarting and on 10.6.4 I went and downloaded this file - which is the Chameleon RC5 Installer Package, and installed this to the root of my drive (Make sure to go to 'Customize' and what I checked was 'Themes' and also made sure 'GraphicsEnabler' was checked, which will then make an 'Extras' folder in the root of your drive)- I DID NOT install the v3 installer from Stellarola to my harddrive. After the installation completes, it will log you out - Restart the computer yet again, and boot via your thumbdrive... After Chameleon RC5 was installed I opened up the Extra folder on my Harddrive and on my Thumbdrive and then deleted everything that Chameleon RC5 put in its Extra folder, and then dragging over the Extras from the thumbdrive onto my harddrive's Extras folder. Now I removed the thumbdrive, set the BIOS to boot from the HDD first, and sure enough the computer fires up. I then ran Software Update again and downloaded the Graphics Driver Update that it found for me. Now everything is working as WELL as it can, from my understanding - it's not perfect yet, but for those who have the same build as me, maybe this will help you out a little bit. I went ahead and uploaded my 'Extra' folder which can be found here because I now have a question for someone well versed in hackintosh magic: Question: Everything seems to be working the best it can now, however when I am seeing Chameleon boot up, it isn't at the full resolution and was wondering what could be done to fix this - I didn't use the bootloader folder in the fermi package from the OP because all the terminal jargon was confusing me and I didn't know if that was why my bootloader is so small on my screen. I would like it to be 1920x1080 and then I will officially be a happy camper. Anyways, hope my information happens to help someone and save them several hours of pain, frustration, tears and consumption of ho-ho's and ice cream. -Jeff
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    fermi/gtx 480/gtx 470

    I gave up - I put the 9800GTX+ back in my lifehacker build, reinstalled OSX SL completely, so right now I am sitting with a 100% fresh install. At the current moment I do not have ANY bootloader installed to my root of the drive, I am still booting with the USB key. Any suggestions on where to begin now that SL is freshly installed? Currently upgrading to 10.6.4 - then I guess I would install the chameleon on OP? What would I do for the Extras folder on my thumbdrive? Copy it over when I have the new bootloader installed to my harddrive? Sorry if these are n00b questions, but I am going to be getting rid of the 9800GTX and giving it to a friend, so I want to make sure I get everything installed smoothly because I couldn't get SL installed without taking out the GTX470 and replacing it with the old card. Anyways, all/any help is immensely appreciated! -Jeff
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    fermi/gtx 480/gtx 470

    Hey thanks rush, quick question though - you said leopard - did you mean to say Snow Leopard? Thanks again for the quick response, I will look into it -
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    fermi/gtx 480/gtx 470

    Ok forgive me guys, but I have been reading all 38 pages of this massive topic and I am lost. I have the retail lifehacker installation, upgrading from a 9800GTX to a PNY GTX 470 and had it working to an extent on my existing install, but then decided to just do a fresh installation of SL - MY QUESTION IS SIMPLE: Step one says to install Snow Leopard 10.6.4 - but how does one do this exactly? My thumbdrive is loading the kexts and stuff I guess from the thumbdrive, or maybe its the GPU itself that is putting my hackie into a KP, but for whatever reason I can't get to the installation screen. Someone! Anyone! Please help - I have been at this since 6PM last night with 0 sleep and I am about to take a hammer to this piece of {censored} card! BAH! Any reccomendations - What do I need to do now to get a fresh copy of SL on my computer again?
  11. Nobody with any ideas? I am trying to do a retail install now via the USB drive and I get a panic I am guessing because it is loading the old kexts for the 9800GTX and I have the GTX 470 installed. Would appreciate ANY ideas at this point. It's 3AM and I have work to do tomorrow...
  12. Hey ladies and gents.. So I ran out today and purchased a Nvidia GTX470 upgrading from the 9800GTX+ which was in the original Lifehacker build after doing some extensive research on here, it looked as though it was supported. Needless to say, I followed the massive fermi post on the forums and when I restart into SL the resolution is skewed and the device is just a generic driver it seems. When I was doing this, I got an error saying that the drivers were installed incorrectly, so that might be a problem, but anyways, my real question is this, I guess.. If I can't make this work using Stell's v3 installer, what are my best options for installing this from scratch. As in, wiping my installation and installing directly from the CD... Would this be a better option? Anyone experienced with the lifehacker build and stell's installer/upgrading from the 9800GTX would be GREATLY appreciated! I have work to do tomorrow and I think I just [bleep]'d myself. Thanks in advance, I think my specs are in my signature. -Jeff Also, if anyone could provide a "n00b" approach to installing the latest Chameleon as I hear there are lot of graphic improvements, that'd be appreciated. I'm not sure what version of Chameleon stellarola's v3 installer used, but I could never have the apple boot screen display in 1920x1080 so it'd be nice to have that be taken care of too while I am at it. Sorry in advance if this all is posted somewhere, I don't expect a full on tutorial - I am at a loss as to what I should be searching for on here. EFI and Kext and DSDT are all words that scare the eff out of me. Haha. Any links would also be greatly appreciated!
  13. cantyjeffrey

    Show Your OS X Desktop!

    Sorry it is so small, haha. I get in the habit of changing my wallpaper once a week. Some other mentionables are: and... and lastly.. 1920x1080 resolution
  14. cantyjeffrey

    Lifehacker Guide with GA-EP45-UD3P Motherboard

    Same issue guys. Upgraded 10.6.2 = Black screen. 9800GTX+ and the HP 2159m monitor using DVI-to-HDMI. It is my understanding I could reinstall using DVI cable, but I'd rather not deal with reinstalling CS4 and FCP Studio. Guess you can add me to the "list", heh. And used v3 Installer. Sitting back currently on 10.6.0 until there is a solution.
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    Lifehacker Guide with GA-EP45-UD3P Motherboard

    Alright, so I have come to the conclusion that the problem is with the monitor I purchased and was wondering if anyone has experienced something similiar.... The model of monitor is the HP2159m, and everytime I restart the computer, or re-install SL, the computer initially boots to a light blue screen. After hitting "factory reset" and then turning the monitor off/on, everything is fine. I know the native resolution is 1920x1080 at 60 hertz I believe, and was wondering if anyone knows what might be causing the issue. From what I can tell, everything else is working amazing, wireless, audio, ethernet w bonjour, full video support - the works, the only damn annoying thing is that I have this monitor issue and was wondering if there is a setting that needs to be changed. Anyways, thanks Stella and Adam Pash for this kick ass guide! Just got the parts today, still need to do cable management and then I will take some pictures of the finished product! If anyone can help with the weird monitor issue though, I'd be eternally grateful!
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