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About exuptoy

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  1. Macbook install problem.

    Found out how to modify the .plist but it has made no difference. I changed the version to 10.5.2 and tried various build numbers to no avail. Can anyone help? What else does the installation check try to verify? I have already changed the build number and version to match the dvd but it still fails.
  2. Installing 10.5.6 on Samsung NC10

    I did the upgrade to dual boot on my old Acer Aspire one on this very site then the upgrade to snowy wind on my MSI wind via the insanely wind website. Well worth the time to sort it out. Cannot comment on the NC 10 but the experience I have had with both netbooks has just made me go out and buy a second hand Macbook. I love OSX.
  3. Macbook install problem.

    Just found this, would it work obviously substituting 10/5/8 for 10.4.11 and 10.6.0 for 10.5.2 to allow my install discs to run? "It is so much easier just to edit the plist that Installer.app reads: sudo pico /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist Change, e.g., <key>ProductUserVisibleVersion</key> <string>10.5.8</string> <key>ProductVersion</key> <string>10.5.8</string> to <key>ProductUserVisibleVersion</key> <string>10.6</string> <key>ProductVersion</key> <string>10.6</string> if you want to fool Installer.app into thinking you have OS 10.6." Mine shows. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple$ <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>ProductBuildVersion</key> <string>8S2167</string> <key>ProductCopyright</key> <string>1983-2007 Apple Inc.</string> <key>ProductName</key> <string>Mac OS X</string> <key>ProductUserVisibleVersion</key> <string>10.4.11</string> <key>ProductVersion</key> <string>10.4.11</string> </dict> </plist> What should I replace this with and would it work? The disc shows the product as AHT Version (build number maybe?) 3A131 should the second line show 3A131 and the visible version and product version show 10.5.2? If so, how do I modify and save the plist file?
  4. Recently purchased a secondhand 1181A macbook 13 running a fully updated tiger 10.4.11 after building my dual boot MSI Wind u100 netbook about a year ago and getting a flavour of Mac. The problem I have is I am not that good with terminal commands inless I have instructions. I have updated the Mac as far as I am able but still cannot run iTunes10 etc. I did purchase 10.5.2 update disks from fleebay but I am unable to run them as when it gets to the installer language page it fails with the message unable to install on this mac (after the firmware test I assume). Does anyone have a link where I will be able to download and install an upgrade or retail copy of 10.5 (or higher) or is it just a case of wiping my HD to allow the disks to install. I did read in the Apple KB that if there is already a volume there containing osx that it will fail. I think I have a GUID partition not the PPC one as it is an intel machine. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Just another thought, How ironic would it be to be able to boot the mac using the install discs from a u100 running Snowywind. However the u100 does not have firewire to link the 2 together. Is that an issue, can it be done? I do have a formac dual layer external firewire DVD burner if someone can advise what I need to do to these discs to bypass the hardware check/
  5. Just purchased a 1.83 macbook 13 running 10.4 Tiger. I have upgraded from 512m to 2gb and overall I am impressed. However, I am not au fait with the basics of Mac. I have downloaded an image of Leopard called Leopard.Single.Layer.sparseimage (leopard image to fit on a single layer dvd) which I have unzipped with unrarx but I have no way burning back to dvd as the MB only has a combo drive. I do have numerous hard drives and usb sticks here. Can anyone advise how I can mount this sparse image onto the stick or make a stick bootable to install the file. Will a mac even handle a sparseimage from stick? Cheers
  6. Well, I have decided to sell my Mini macbook aka my acer aspire one hackintosh. It is running dual boot winxp / osx 10.5.6. I want to purchase a genuine macbook so it has to go. It has a 120gb hard drive split 60/60 gigs and is a very fast little netbook. I have changed out the wireless card for the dell / broadcom unit which works with airport with no workarounds. All in all a fine machine with the only issues being one of the 2 card readers won't work in MAC but will in windows and the sleep mode causes a KP which can be turned off if required but it doesn't bother me. The win xp is rons tiny xp and is a very fast stripped down version of xp with a fast startup/shutdown. Due to the fact I am in the UK I don't really want to post outside the uk due to the risk in transit. I am looking for £300 GBP no offers. Pic below.
  7. Resolution sorted. Deleted 4 of the kexts which are included in the paulswind pack and noticed clamshell missing. Anyway reinstalled all 5 drivers and voila. Just need to sort out the tap click on the mouse and I'm there! Anyone?
  8. Would Netbookinstaller 8.2 cure my resolution maladies as I am lost. Can anyone help?
  9. Just noticed the resolution is only 800x600 and there is no option for anything else. When checked the extensions file, I noticed there are quite a few drivers in there, ie gma950ga plugin, gma950gldriver bundle, gma950vadriver bundle, gmax3100fb, ga, va and gl drivers, surely this will conflict and I should remove some of these. I made the mistake of adding gma950 driver from pauls wind drivers thinking that it would give me extra resolution settings and just succeeded in hanging on the startup screen and had to do a safe start then delete the file which is when I found all these others. Anyone have any advice for me?
  10. Acer Aspire One 10.5.8 HOWTO

    Just take out the stock wifi and change out to the dell 1390(bcm43xx) works with no drivers. £13.00 including postage from fleebay and 10 minutes to change out.
  11. Finally sorted it by swapping out the wireless card for the 1390 but it was a PITA trying to find a windows xp driver. Got there in the end though. Thanks for all the advice and input everyone.
  12. I had to add new hardware and manually select item then when it showed the item I had to search for the broadcom device (broadcom 5701 gigabit ethernet controller) and save to stick then point it to the software to install it. PITA considering it was meant to be a multi platform device!!!!!! If you are going to use the drivers in post#2 then you have to select network device for a/b/g or it wont work with just b/g , it just won't connect.
  13. Reinstalled everything to make my acer dual boot and when I finished with OS X it finally connected to the net but after rebooting Kismac no longer finds my network. Why? What should I do?
  14. Hi all, Finally finished intalling XxX 10.5.6 last night, wicked distro you guys. Amazing think of beauty. I am still struggling with getting my wireless atheros working, I had a message after installing IO80211Family Kext that there was a new device found. Now I have a yellow dot and AIRPORT ON but even with Kismac it still doesn't find my WPA2 network. I have tried allowing airport to assist me and is says other airport network but when I try to input my password it says incorrect password, I have checked my router and can find no mac equivalent of the password. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I realise it may be in the thread but there is so much info in there for a total MAC newbie I am lost. I may have to upgrade to a 1390 card.
  15. Total newbie. Problems

    Decided to start fresh. This time around much better. I decided to create 2 partitions, part1 ms fat for windows and part 2 mac os extended for hackintosh. I hope this was right Thanks anyway.