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    Snow Leopard on VAIO P(VGN-P90HS) working!

    Hi all, I've been lucky enough to score a cheap Vaio P, and setting about putting 10.6 onto it. Has anyone had much success past 10.6.5? So far I've been able to get plain 10.6.0 running, everything works OK, but it restarts on shutdown - have to manually switch it off. Since it's such a trial and error process, I'm running OS X off a 32GB Mini Lexar USB stick so I can image the drive off my other Mac each time I go further. Picky little laptop, that's for sure. And I'm not trying to be too critical, but this is one confusing thread with all the vaioxxxxx.zip updates floating around - those with working setups, what do you have in your Extras and S/L/E folders as bare minimum? Can someone please explain how to install the *.sh patches, and can I put the latest boot file onto my 10.6.0 install and be confident enough to update to 10.6.5? Thank you
  2. (the wrong cable) - what was it from, is there any evidence of components failing on the motherboard? Have you also checked for any damage to the new drive cable, and to the motherboard connector itself?
  3. So you're basically wanting to build a Hackintosh, like everyone else on here In doing so, your existing G4 tower will require extensive modification for a generic PC motherboard to fit. You will also need to replace the power supply, and your IDE devices (considering that most newer motherboards only have SATA now). JB
  4. I gave up in the end - my previous Minitar Broadcom 4315 PCI 802.11g wireless card worked in any Mac I put it in as a native wireless card, from a lowly G3 B&W to my current Hackintosh. From 10.6.5 onwards however, it simply is not detected any more. Tried every suggestion, replaced kexts from older updates - no go. This also added instabily to my machine, not recommended. Ended up buying a Mini PCI-E to PCI-E adapter card and an Apple Macbook Mini PCI-E card (802.11n, Atheros chipset) and haven't looked back. JB
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    Snow Leopard Graphics Update 1.0

    Major issues here with Gigabyte Radeon 4850 512MB; installing update resulted in graphical garbage after the Apple logo disappeared. Started up in safe mode and installed [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Radeon 4800 10.6.4 kexts again, resulting in kernel panics. Argh Started up in Safe Mode and installed netkas' update - http://netkas.org/?p=515 And thanks to him, all back to normal. Since I couldn't see the SL Graphics Update 1.0 installing, I don't know if it actually updated - however, it is no longer available in Software Update, so I assume it installed. JB
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    4x2GB ram preventing Overclock

    I've seen this happen with Gigabyte boards before - you need to either reset the CMOS straight after installing the new modules, or go into the BIOS before installing new modules, and knock down the RAM CAS settings, and increase the RAM voltage a couple of points.
  7. You don't need the "top floor" screws in the G5 case itself - the screw risers can be pulled off by holding onto them with pliers, then twisting/pulling them off. I kept these risers, and ground them down to the right height to old the ATX tray in place, then re-mounted them in the right place using JB Weld. JB
  8. Thank you for this help. I went and picked up Snow Leopard from an Apple store ... got home and realised it's the 10.6.3 release - will is still boot up OK? Haven't tried it yet, still building the PC - will swap discs with someone to 10.6.0 if not. JB
  9. No - you'll need to flash the card with a compatible Mac ROM - they don't work the same way as a Hackintosh. What sort of card have you in mind? JB
  10. Hi, I'm successfully running JaS 10.5.4 on an Abit Digidice system (Prescott P4 3Ghz, 1GB RAM/120GB HD, PCI wireless card); the system is fast and stable and everything is working well bar decent graphics support. I've three AGP graphics cards, and I've searched all over the forums however none seem to be supported under Leopard (Tiger a different story). All seemingly will not work, or will required lot of work even if I did want to get them to work under Leopard - I'm aware they might be too old. Would any of them work with more time and effort - or should I just buy a cheap AGP Radeon 3850 and be done with it? - ATI Radeon 9800XT (ASUS) - ATI Radeon 9600 SE (ASUS, I think a {censored} 64-bit card) - Geforce 4 MX Does anyone have these cards working fully under Leopard? ... as mentioned, I've had no success with enabling CI/QE so far on any of these cards. TIA, JB