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  1. Bad News for SL. According to ars technica no more updates for SL. I don't use my Catri rig all that much but it nice to have a Mac when you need it. New is not necessarily better and I didn't have very good luck with the Tony Mac Lion system that I built so I'm going to stick with this rig until it no longer works which might be a long time. Or not.
  2. Just thought I'd chirp in and see if anyone is still following this thread. I'm stil using the Lifehacker build I put together in Sept 2009, and in fact, I'm in the process of getting it to run OS 10.9 (It's currently running 10.8.4) I (mostly) succeessfully installed 10.9 on my test HD yesterday evening, using the myHack utility pinned in the 10.9 installation forum. I intend to ensure it's working correctly over the next day or so before I try the installation on my main boot SSD. My Oct 2009 Cartri SL 10.6.8 is alive and well. I built a Lion Hackentosh Tony Mac [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] but it was too high maintenance. Plus I don't need all that cloud BS.
  3. Hey D an W. What's "Clover"?
  4. Anybody still out there running this build? Over 3 years now and mine is flawless. I gave up with Lion Z68 project. Too much work and Lion isn't all that good.
  5. This thread maybe dead but my Cartri/LH Hack sure isn't.
  6. I agree with Lion being underwhelming at least as far as hackintosh's are concerned. As I said earlier the new Lion/Tonymac system that I put together is no where near as good as the old SL Lifehacker/Stella/Cartri system that I've running continuously for over 2 years. No way I'm ever going to switch to the newer Lion hack until a lot of things start working properly like iphoto for one. The new 2500K Z68 system at 4.3 Ghz is hot though. It runs Prime 95 32M in 9 seconds flat. Whereas the old system does it in around 12 seconds at 3.6 GHz. We should keep the thread going out of a sense of pride if for nothing else. Chris
  7. I've been working on a new Tonymac Hack and things haven't gotten any better as far as I'm concerned over our LH builds. The motherboard is the fairly well documented GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 f9 bios and a Mac native Asus 5770. I ended up buying Lion on a stick because I couldn't get the Applestore to let me download Lion on the EP45-UD3P most likely do to the Cartri DSDT free bios. I used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and the correct DSDT.aml specific for the MB and then [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to install various drivers and utilities. The [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] installer works very well and I had Lion running in no time. However, no sound and sleep. (The system sleeps and wakes without any video). iPhoto crashes and the I don't get the right overclock speed in sys info. The 5770 worked right away with the correct 1920X1200 rez though. I tried loading my old 09 iLife and that doesn't seem to work. It installs but no applications anywhere. I'm not sure if the copy of iLife is limited because it's installed on the UD3P system. So at the moment my Cartri Lifehacker system is the better system. I really liked the Cartri bios because after I flashed to it my system became much quieter. Presuambly, because speed-step works. I would recommend before anyone goes to install Lion on their LH/Cartri machine that they make sure they can get back to where they started. I think that you might be able to keep the Cartri bios with the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] installer. The only requirements are that you have the board set for AHCI and HEPT 64. It's certainly worth a try.
  8. I put together a GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3/2500K system and tried using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to install SL. Not so easy. All kind of KP's and grey screens telling me to hold down the power key. Not sure if it's the display port on the GT430 VC or what. All I know this system was a whole lot easier to get running. Looks like I'll be staying with this build for quite a bit longer. Also, this forum is a lot friendlier. I got my posts deleted at Tony Mac just for mentioning Kakewalk. Anybody else having trouble reading this forum using Chrome? I could only see page 1 with win7 box using Chrome.
  9. Good! Glad I'm not the only one staying with a SL Cartri bios machine. On another note. I received the new Startech SATDUPE drive duplicator. There was probably nothing wrong with the other one. Turns out there was a micro on/off button that I missed. The manual says that it's on the power brick but it was on the drive connector and the power adapter was putting out 12 volts so I figured it was dead. That and bad eyesight. The target drive can not be smaller for a sector by sector duplication. I used it to make an exact clone of the WD 640 that had the boot loader on it onto another WD 640. Then I finally figured out the RC4 boot loader installer is in the Cartri bios folder and it made the OCZ-60 Gig solid drive bootable after I used CCC to copy over the system files. Only problem I'm having now is that my desktop doesn't come up on booting till I hit the power button to sleep the computer and again to waken it. Also, the boot is slow even off of the SSD. Any ideas what's going on with the boot up?
  10. The good news was that the Startech drive duplicator http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004NNX6GA arrived in 2 business days. The bad news was that it was lights out dead. Another one is on the way. The reason I'm trying this is because CarbonCopyCloner does not duplicate the part of my master hdd that contains the RC4 boot loader so that the Cartri bios will load on any of my cloned drives. That means that if anything happens to this drive I'm SOL. It seems like I'm blogging to myself here so if anyone still a Cartri system and hasn't moved on to Lion please sign in.
  11. I dropped he drive in and SL saw it right away. I used CCC to copy over everything but the users folder. Then I just copied the Library folder from the user folder so I would have my email etc. I'm running Cartri bios. If I try to boot off of the OCZ solid drive by hitting F12 and selecting the new drive it hangs at the verify DMI pool. It will boot if I select the original drive after hitting F12 and then letting it get the Chamelon loader upon which I can select the OCZ and get it to boot. So CCC doesn't include the Chamelon loader when it clones the drive. Anyone know how to get the Chamelon boot loader on to the new drive? I downloaded and installed Chamelon RC5 bootloader onto the new OCZ SSD and now I can boot of of it. Unfortunately, it boots onto a 1024x768 desktop with now way to change it in system preferences RC5 is missing the Cartri bios setting or something. I wish I knew how to get the RC4 bootloader from my orginal 10.6.8 drive onto the new SSD. I'm wondering if a Startech drive dupicator might be the way to go?
  12. Going to give a OCZ Solid 3 SLD3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC a try. <$100. 60 Gig ought to be big enough. We'll see. I'll keep you posted.
  13. I said earlier that I was not in a hurry to upgrade to Lion. Hopefully, somebody with a lot more computer skills than I have, will write a step by step primer on how get Lion going on our rather old GA-EP45-UD3P socket 775 systems. I saved a pre-Cartri drive so I could go back if I had to but Cartri has been running fine for a year now so I might burn that bridge at some point. I have 4 drives dedicated to this project, one in my system and 3 others for playing with and backups. I gave up with time capsule. I just make sure that I have a previous and or current rev backed up using CarbonCopyCloner. I really like the Chameleon boot loader that came with Cartri. I can choose between 3 different OS's in my box and an unlimited number if I boot off of a USB HDD dock. With a little luck and help from people on this forum we'll keep our systems running and upgraded for a couple more years.
  14. I'm not sure either but we both have sound and that's a good thing. The fix on going from 10.6.7->10.6.8 didn't require a reboot like the sup did.
  15. Thank you for the offer and for your help. Terminal commands in Linux are above my level of computer proficiency. Although, I am thinking about adding a Linux drive to my system. I repeated the 10.6.8 Sup. update on my main system drive with the same result: Replacing the AppleHDA.kext in S/L/E with one from 10.6.7 will not restore sound even on reboot. Running KextUtility v2.3.1 by itself will not restore the sound until after rebooting the system.