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  1. best pci video card for osx86?

    7600GT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814130062 I have not tried this EVGA brand, but most of the 7000 series of nvidia based cards are working great(except for sleep)
  2. Bill Gates dares us!

    Looks like an exploit already.
  3. Partitioning trouble

    I assume you are talking about step 5? "make sure you have enough unallocated disk space after your first primary partition" is the key phrase. You have to use the unallocated portion of your drive. If you already have all of the free space partitioned and formatted then it won't work like this guide describes.
  4. It looks like there may be a way now to read just about any kind of file system- look here.
  5. I heard there are some problems with MACDrive-I don't think I would use it-maybe somebody will correct me.
  6. Format partition you want to share as fat32 so both OSX and XP can see it and read and write to it.
  7. chain0 not working

    Once you get your boot.plist copied back- Here is how I got my boot working the way I wanted, with XP on the first partition and OSx86 on the second, using XP boot loader, chain0, and Darwin bootloader. This assumes you have set the OSX partition to active and you create your chain0 at the root of C: Here's what I did: 1.Booted into XP and followed these instructions (Toward the bottom where it says "chain0 built from Debug" Closed Command Prompt. 2.Edited the boot.ini at the root of C: to look like this: [boot loader] timeout=0 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect c:\CHAIN0="Mac OS X" 3:Booted into OSX and edited boot.plist to look like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Timeout</key> <string>2</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string></string> <key>Boot Graphics</key> <string>Yes</string> </dict> </plist> Rebooted and got Darwin boot loader menu for 2 seconds where I can choose to boot into XP or leave it alone and boot into OSX. What it does: 1.creates chain0 and copies it to root of c: 2.Tells XP bootloader to boot from 2nd partition and hands off boot process to chain0 with no delay(timeout=0), which in turn hands it off to Darwin boot loader 3.Sets Darwin bootloader to show the boot options for 2 seconds and then boot into OSX if nothing is selected. If you want darwin boot loader to display for more than 2 seconds, just edit the line that says- <string>2</string> where 2 is the number of seconds you want to display the boot menu.
  8. Is everything else working out of the box, except ethernet? Sound, USB, SATA, Video(CI,QE), ide? Thanks
  9. Dell XPS 410 Resource Extravaganza

    slave-zeo is putting together a how-to for this machine and will post it along with some benchmarks as soon as he gets them done. I'm hoping it will work with the new 10.4.8 JAS install with the new kernel without too many patches or extra hardware.
  10. Dell XPS 410 Resource Extravaganza

    slave-zeo, I see in your sig that you now have 10.4.8-is this the new kernel and was it a clean install? I am considering getting an XPS410 just like this one and was wondering what all hardware I would have to buy with it to get it 100% working with a fresh install of the new kernel 10.4.8. It looks like at least a sound card and network card? Would I need a firewire card also? Thanks