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About TheRealPorkchop

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  1. iDeneb Combo Update Needed

    Ok, so someone was nice enough to point out the location for getting that combo updater, I appreciate that sir, thank you. Well, I can't seem to get it to work correctly, it's been a long time since I've fooled with this stuff. So here's the deal and maybe someone will stumble across this and can help me out. I'm working with a Dell Dimension 4600, P4 @ 2.8ghz, 3gb RAM, nVidia GeForce 4 MX440 (I know), AC97 audio, ICH5 INtel 82801EB, Intel Pro/100 VE LAN. There are two SATA ports on this motherboard, however I'm running the ATA right now but I'm considering switching to SATA as a last resort. This is a Hackintosh I'm building for my kid, I can't justify dropping what I paid for my Mac Pro desktop right now for a computer for him, yes I know there are cheaper alternatives too and I was thinking this would be one. Ok, I've tried iAtkos V7 and V1.0 ir2. Kalyway 10.5.2, iDeneb 10.5.8 LE, iAtkos S3, iDeneb 1.5.1, iPC PPF5 Final (10.5.6) and iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5 with very little success (mostly). The only one of these that I've gotten to install and boot to a usable desktop has been the iDeneb v1.3, which is 10.5.6 and that doesn't seem to play with iTunes and an iPod. So that's why I was hunting the Combo Updater, thinking I could easily hit 10.5.8 and from there, the whole iPod problem would go away and hopefully (even outdated), my kid would have something usable in the Mac line. Whatever is built into that v1.3 disk of iDeneb seems to be missing from the 10.5.8 version. How can I figure out what's missing and possibly fix it? I looked through the disk on my Mac but I don't really know what I'm looking for and had to use Terminal to show hidden files. Is there a way to compile the stuff from that v1.3 into the 10.5.8 and then burn one disk that would work? Is it possible to update that 10.5.5 disk to 10.5.8 and it actually work, using the Combo Updater from iDeneb? Or is there another distro out there that I've overlooked that will bring that setup to 10.5.8 without much hassle? A vanilla install won't work on that computer, I don't think. But I do own legit, store bought copies of everything from Leopard to Mountain Lion before anyone starts yelling that I'm pirating software. Yea, I'm using the distros to get this installed but I've not figured out an easy way to do it with my retail copies and I have paid for those, so I'm not totally ripping Apple. That hardware is so old that I don't think it's possible to get a vanilla install.
  2. iDeneb Combo Update Needed

    I know it's outdated and everybody has probably moved on to Lion and such but I'm tinkering with an old P4 machine. I got iDeneb 10.5.5 on it, trying to get it updated to 10.5.8 but I can not find my copy of the combo updater nor can I seem to find it anywhere on the net. Does anybody have it that can upload it somewhere so I can download it? Or does anybody know of a working link, seems the DOT ORG site is no longer in service, which most links point to. Thanks in advance...
  3. Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M work around

    Not to be a jerk but searching the forums for "gma 4500" will turn up lots of threads on this subject and reading the countless pages of posts usually helps too. Far as I know, the only possible solution to this problem right now is located in this thread : http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...mp;hl=gma+4500m Other possible solutions would be to take a BFH (big efing hammer) and beat your laptop into tiny pieces and buy one that has supported hardware...haha. OR... buy a real Mac laptop. And this is meant to be funny and give you a laugh, not tick you off cause I'm not trying to be a SA this morning.
  4. Intel GMA4500 / GL 4x Express Chipset

    I recently "acquired" a Toshiba laptop with the Intel GMA 4500M graphics chip. I own several real Mac's, started out with doing the Hackintosh thing and ended up buying one Mac cause I liked it so well. Then ended up buying more and more of the darn things but anyway... I just enjoying worrying the living hell out of myself trying to get OSX to run on a PC, have nothing much better to do with my free time. I will agree with someone else that said they regret buying the laptop they did cause of this chip. Personally, I don't give a flying {censored} about QE or CI just as long as I can get the correct resolution working. If I wanna play a game, I got a custom built PC for that and an Xbox 360. If I wanna watch DVD's or whatever that bad, then I got a desktop Mac Pro and a Macbook Pro that I can use, not to mention the same Xbox 360 and an actual DVD player hooked to my TV. But I understand the point behind everyone else wanting/needing those things to work on their Hackintosh. With that said, I haven't tried the fix/solution on page 1 of this thread yet on my most recent Hackintosh victim. But I will and maybe I'll be satisfied with the result for my personal needs. The only other laptop that I can say is a nightmare to install any OSX version on is an HP DV series, especially with an AMD processor. I have less hair and I'm 50lbs lighter because of that experience. HP... you made me lose so many nights of sleep because of your crappy laptops...hahaha. Good luck guys, maybe somebody else with plenty of time on their hands will find a solution to this problem.
  5. X11 post install

    Pop the disk back in there and restart the computer. Let it load up like you are going to install from scratch. Don't go into the disk utility and go straight to the customize part. If at the very top of the list you have the option to uncheck the actual OSX install, then uncheck that, I don't know if that version/distro gives you that option or not. I know some of the others will, they call it "essentials" or something like that, seems like one of my iDeneb distros list it that way. If you can uncheck that, then you will be able to go back through all the fixes, kext, bootloaders, etc., and install the X11 by itself. This would be a good time to install any other programs that you might have skipped or missed like the OSx86Tools or KextHelper if you missed those. You tell it you're finished and in about 1 minute or less it'll say it was successful and restart. And there you go, you now have X11 installed on your machine. If that isn't an option because you can't uncheck the actual OSX install, then put the disk in there and navigate through it and find the installer package for X11. I've not personally had much luck trying to install kext and bootloaders this way but it might work for X11 though, give it a try. I haven't personally tried what you're needing to do because on all my installs I pretty much check all the extra software or whatever even the stuff I had no idea what it was.
  6. Updates - What is safe to install?

    Thanks, I appreciate the answer. I got a Time Machine backup so I guess we'll see and I'll report back just so everyone else knows for sure. I knew from experience that the security update was a bad idea. Don't know why I'm not getting emails for subscribed topics/replies. Nothing hung the spam/junk mail filter either. Thanks!
  7. Installed Kalyway 10.5.2 and can't update further....

    I don't know if it'll work for you or not but maybe you should try the iDeneb Combo Update. I'm using iPC PPF5 Final and I used their updates to make it from 10.5.6 to 10.5.8 without much trouble. One thing that you have to do is run that update and then when it says to restart, don't. Leave that window open or minimize it to the dock. Then open the toolkit that is included in the download and it'll offer you kernel choices and fixes/kext, etc.. Or, you can use OSx86 Tools to reinstall your kernel. You can use the same or KextHelper to reinstall your kext/drivers. I'd recommend you use the toolkit included with the Combo Updater. First time I did an update, it wouldn't reboot. So I popped the install disk back in and let it boot back up. Then just pick the drive you already installed on, don't format it or nothing and pick "customize" or maybe they spell it "customise". You pick that. Then at the top of that list it has the actual OSX program listed, the essentials or something they call it. Uncheck that, cause that would wipe your install. You just go down that same list and pick your kernel and bootloader again, pick your kext or whatever. Then tell it to install, it'll do it really quick like in less than a minute and reboot. I do this when I'm testing kernels and bootloaders or when I've screwed something up and it won't boot again. I'm a retard and don't know how to use the terminal.
  8. I saw something similar in another thread but I wanted to start my own as not to hi-jack anybody or derail a thread. I installed iPC 10.5.6 PPF5 Final, used iDeneb Combo Updater to get to 10.5.7 and then used their next Delta Updater to get to 10.5.8 successfully. Well, I say successfully, it takes a long time to finally make it back to the login window. But regardless it boots back and seems to be running OK, though I haven't really tested it yet. My whole quest for 10.5.8 over 10.5.6 was rather stupid, Safari 4.0.4 - yea. Now, I was curious to see what the updater would pull in so I fired it up and I've attached a pic of what the update window contained. I know from past experience just tinkering and messing around with this that you don't want to install the security updates. That is, you don't want to do them and just think all will be well and you'll reboot and be off and going again. But what about the other stuff in the update window, what is safe to install and what is not? I have Time Machine backups of my 10.5.6 install, 10.5.7 install and I'm going to make one of this 10.5.8 install as well. But I'd like to keep going with my testing to make sure things are stable before I do another backup and I'd like to install these updates too if possible, if they won't cause issues. Thanks!
  9. I don't know about your hardware and I don't even know about the version you got. But I do know you better be prepared to do some reading, a lot of reading. And most likely, you won't get a working install on your first few tries. And you'll probably have to download other versions, like iDeneb 10.5.6 or iPC PPF5 Final 10.5.6 until you get one that will boot, install and reboot again. Read. Look for others with a setup like yours and see what they got working and what wouldn't. I can tell you that I went through 9 version until I found one that would "act right" on my HP AMD laptop. It's a lot of trial and error until you figure out the right combination. And it's a lot of reading until you find someone that has the knowledge to truly help you with their experience. I'd try one of the version I listed above if I were you. Read about PPF patching and all that good {censored}, cause you probably gonna have to do some patching to get your version to work right.
  10. nForce LAN driver

    I wanted to add my experience in so far and my grateful thanks to you for this. On an ECS nForce 570 SLIT-A board with the Marvell 88E1116 LAN controller, this works fine so far. I remember reading about downloading big files and having problems with some other driver but so far I haven't had that happen with this one. A little tinkering for a first-timer in the Networking settings, making sure to reset the router/modem, and you'll have a working LAN again. Thanks so much!! And thanks to Verdant for directing me to this thread.
  11. hp Pavilion dv6000 series AMD

    Alright, well I tried that and I either didn't do it right or it doesn't work on this model. I figure with my luck, it ain't gonna work on this model, just nice...real nice. Anyway...I'll try again and report back. I thought about taking the chip out of a mouse and trying to make a dongle for this and see if that would work. If I could take one and flash it with the stuff from a keyboard and a mouse, then that would probably work if I could package it into a USB thumb drive somehow.
  12. AMD installation

    I'm not sure but I think you need a patched version. Like iPC PPF5 Final. Or start looking for iDeneb patches and the PPF-o-matic patching do-hickey thing, whatever it's called.
  13. I'm gonna be brief with this to start with, I'll list all the spec's and stuff when I'm at my actual desktop. I've got iPC ppf5 final installed on my desktop which is an ECS nForce SLIT-A 570 Intel board with nForce chipset. The graphics card is an nVidia 7600GS. It doesn't seem to matter which kernel I've picked so far, I've picked 3 different ones, the system keeps going to sleep. Or it seems like it's sleep, a quick "pop" of the power button and I'm back at the desktop until another 30 seconds or so goes by. The install took awhile and it took awhile to get it to load back up to finish the install. This problem showed up during the first boot while you're filling out the registration and "transfer my settings" stuff. At first I thought the computer had just shut down and so I restarted it, but then it happened again and when I hit the power button and my finger slipped off, it came back up to the finishing screen. So I continued to do this until I had finished those selections and had made it to the desktop. The drives show up, sound works, ethernet isn't working yet but I can't keep the screen up long enough to figure it out. I tried the StageXNU kernel first, then the ModBin kernel, last kernel I've tried right now is the VooDoo kernel. All 3 yield the same problem of it going to "sleep" or that's what I'm calling this problem. It can sit for an hour and you can hit the power button and it fires right back up to where it left off, weird. I thought actually getting a Hackintosh to sleep was the problem, not the other way around. Could this be due to my choice of video driver? It's actually shutting the processor down too because the fan is stopping until I hit the power button again. So that leads me to believe it's a sleep issue. I'm not sure yet what is working and what isn't cause I can't get past this problem to find out and report my findings. Thanks
  14. hp Pavilion dv6000 series AMD

    Thanks a lot, I'll try that and see how it works out for me. I appreciate you coming back and answering the post, thank you. I too hope to have a real Mac soon but this is kinda fun while being a PITA at the same time, ha-ha. Zenn12 - Your setup seems pretty close to what I've got with my HP DV6000. What version of Leo4All are you trying to use? I used the Leo4All v4.1 for my install and it's the only one that would even come close to loading and working. And it does take it's dear sweet time and at times you'll think it's completely stopped but it hasn't. About the only difference I see between yours and my laptop is the chipset. I think yours is 5 series and mine is 4 series. Sadly HP doesn't give any options in the BIOS to change anything suggested for booting OSX. If you aren't using the V4.1 then I'd suggest you try that. Man, I've got like 9 or so different distros trying to find one that will install and work on different computers that I have. And this thread was the most helpful for the HP with an AMD processor with the Nvidia chipset. So don't give up just yet...you might have to find another distro. But like I said too, you might have to keep quitting the disk utility and going back into it and trying again until it will format that drive or partition. Something to try, I've had to do this in the past cause of the same thing you're talking about until I found a better working distro...Hirens Boot Disk. Find yourself one of those on the internet. Download it, burn the ISO using ImageBurn and then boot that into the HP. Use the Partition, option #1 and then try the first one, Partition Magic. If that one doesn't work, try #4 which I believe is Partition Commander. Use one of those to partition your drive if you're trying to dual boot and/or just to format that partition to Fat32. I did that when I couldn't get OSX to format the drive so I could get on with the install trial. And as a side note... I got my HP dual booting with Vista & OSX very easily using the Hirens disk, more simple than anything else I've seen on here or any other forum. Might have just been luck but it's working. Install Vista first and then used Hirens to partition the drive, then installed OSX. Boot back and get OSX up and running and then shut down and boot back off the Hirens disk. Then set the Vista partition to active and when I boot back, hitting F8 would give me the boot option of Vista or OSX. Simple, took about 5 minutes to do and it's not failed yet. But like I said, might have been luck and might not work for everyone or anyone else.
  15. hp Pavilion dv6000 series AMD

    I want to first thank the guys who worked so hard in this thread and posted all the very helpful information, thank you very much for your time and efforts. I've got an HP DV6409wm that has the AMD processor, Turion 64 x2. The chipset is nForce MCP51 or 430, whichever you want to call it. The graphics is nVidia 6150 GO. Wireless is Broadcom and ethernet slips my mind right this minute. I too tried many, many distros of Leopard. The iDeneb 10.5.7 and iPC versions were the only two that I could get to boot and install. iPC was the one that I had the most trouble with however and I think maybe that was due to what I read in the first 4 pages of this thread. The PS/2 keyboard and mouse issue, where you have to have them plugged in or else the boot won't happen. After about 9 days straight now, many downloads and countless hours, my HP has Leo4All v4.1 running which is 10.5.4 I believe. However, I too have to plug in a USB mouse and keyboard or when the laptop boots, the onboard keyboard and trackpad do not function. After OSX boots, I can remove the keyboard and mouse and everything seems to be fine so far. WiFI is working perfectly, resolution is somewhere in the neighborhood of right though in Windows Vista I believe it's running at around 1400 by something...only about 1280x800 in OSX but it still looks pretty good compared to when I first booted up earlier tonight. This thread is pretty old and I apologize for bringing up such an old thread but I have a few questions that hopefully some of these guys can answer if they are still around this forum. Has anything come up that lets you get past having to use the external USB keyboard & mouse? Is there a newer version of OSX that will install or is there a way to extract whatever it is that makes this version work and put it into a newer version, like 10.5.8 maybe? Is it possible that some of the other versions that I installed and couldn't get to boot will work if the keyboard and mouse are plugged in or is that just with the Leo4All version 4.1 install? I'm not sure I follow what you're saying but I know sometimes I had to quit the disk utility and start over many times until it finally would unmount the drive to format the partition that I used for my install today. It kept saying it was unable to unmount and I had to just keep trying over and over until it finally just took. I don't know why it was that way but it was.