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  1. ringterlit

    Intel DP43TF and Snow Leopard

    Thanks, I'll check that out too... Dan
  2. ringterlit

    Intel DP43TF and Snow Leopard

    Dood.. Thanks for all the good info, will give it a try. But you are correct, neither my MacBook or my Nephew's MacBook Pro allow for native 64 bit booting. I'll try your method and see what I come up with... Slan, Dan
  3. ringterlit

    Intel DP43TF and Snow Leopard

    Damn, for the life of me I can't get it into 64 bit mode. I was only using the same kexts as you and it hangs if I try to get it 64 bits. (I posted the error in another post.) I have the same issues of if everything is plugged into the USB it works fine, no hot swapping. Are you installing from a SATA DVD? I bet that is one of my problems. I can only get it installed through a Time Machine backup. I have never installed from the SL DVD. As a matter of fact this really works flawlessly using Time Machine. My nephew is down on vacation and his Time Capsule power supply fried. He brought it to me to see if I could save any of his data. I ripped that sucka apart, used my method for installing, and loaded his entire MacBook Pro on my Hackintosh. He is elated to say the least. What is the method you are using for installing the DVD? What kind of SATA DVD do you use (I've read it makes a difference.) If I can get this into 64 bits by buying a SATA DVD I'll do it. But if it something else then I'll just save my money for an i7 chip and board and go from there. Thansk and slan, Dan
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    DP43TF - 64bit mode

    Ok, here is where I'm at with this confounding machine. Snow Leopard 10.6.2 in 32 bit mode only. Everything works except that I can't get it into 64 bit mode. Here are my specs: Intel DP43TF Core 2 duo 3gh 4 gigs memory nVidia 8800GTS 640 megs (working fully by using hex code in Boot.plist) Kexts: fakeSMC Intel82566MM IONetworkingFamily NullCPUPowerManagement OpenHaltRestart VoodooHDA PC_EFI 10.5 Chameleon 4 I tried running it in single user mode -x arch=x86_64 and every time it hangs with these two lines: Waiting for DSMOS... acpi_smc_platformplugin::registerLPCDriver - failed to locate SMC driver Any direction on how to get this into 64 bit mode would be greatly appreciated. This works perfectly in 32 bit mode. I was under the impression that if you use all 64 bit kext that it would work. As far as I know the 6 kexts that I am using are all 64 bit. Slan, Dan UPDATE: I booted with only ONE kext, fakeSMC, and I still get: Waiting for DSMOS... acpi_smc_platformplugin::registerLPCDriver - failed to locate SMC driver No KP, just sits theres. I'm done trying to get this into 64 bit., I am going to buy a new mobo and try again. Slan, Dan
  5. Hi all. I have 10.6.2 working well (still no 64 bit though) and I have Time Machine backing up hourly to an external FW. My problem is I can't restore anything. I hit the icon on the Dock and TM will build the center Finder, Mail, etc window. But it then just stops. I can, after about a minute, hit the tab key and it will allow me to erase the center window and resume work normally. I was wondering if anyone else has seen this problem. Thanks and regards, ringterlit Intel DP43TF Core2Duo 3ghz nVidia 8800GTS 640meg 4gigs Crucial ram OSX 10.6.2 (vanilla) Ok, I just discovered something. Time Machine IS working trying to restore. However, and it is a BIG however, it is not loading the fancy graphics for me to choose what I want to restore. If I move my cursor all the way to the right and move it up a little bit and touch the screen, the center panel changes to the selected backup. If I hit the lower left the Cancel button kicks in and returns me to my Desktop. So my question is does anyone know where and what the graphics are for TM? Thanks again... ringterlit UPDATE: Ok, first off Happy New Year everyone and thanks to all "Hacks" out there who helped with all the loaders, kexts and general knowledge of OS X. Now to the above problem which is not missing graphic file or the like; it was the fact that Q/E had stopped working. And what a pain trying to get it working again. Got it working and all is well with Q/E and everything that uses it. So here is what I learned with this "adventure": First, the Intel mobo DP43TF is just absolutely horrible and I advise not to use for a Hackintosh. Second, there is a tremendous amount of information on the net that I believe anyone can put one of these together. So here is where I an leaving this now, everything works great in 32 bit mode except sleep. I cannot get this to boot in 64 bit and I have no idea why it won't or where to begin. I did all the flag settings and kexts and still no go. So I'll enjoy this Hack until I buy an i7 chip!
  6. ringterlit

    Intel DP43TF and Snow Leopard

    Believe me I was glad to help. My next thing on the agenda is to try and figure out why it won't go into 64 bit mode. Someone on the Wiki OSx86 page said they have 64 bit working. It may be the PS/2 keyboard stopping it. I'll keep you posted. Regards, Dan
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    Intel DP43TF and Snow Leopard

    Hey again: koushka, I should have been clearer that I have a PS2 keyboard plugged in so that is how I get around USB Legacy being turned off. I needed Legacy on when I used my Apple keyboard on one of my installs. You see this is a very stable motherboard from Intel. They follow strict guidelines to conform to the general business community. That is the reason you don't see a more flexible BIOS such as Award on these boards. I bet once you get SL installed and running the way you want it will be a great Hackintosh. Boy but getting there has been rough. But it has been a very good learning experience. I hadn't picked up a UNIX book in over twenty years but I needed it to get through to the EFI partition and manipulate files that only the system can touch. I will be building another one but I will use a Gigabyte board and an i7 chip. Time to start saving. Slan, Daniel Sean Reilly (aka ringterlit)
  8. ringterlit

    Intel DP43TF and Snow Leopard

    First off, thanks for replying. Ok fellas, here is where this stands as of right now, Christmas Eve. I have 10.6.2 running on my DP43TF in 32 bit mode (can't get it to 64 bits but who cares for now). I too have the same symptoms with the USB's hanging, waiting for boot device, etc... and what not. I tried all the Vanilla guides and NONE of them worked. So here is how I did it. 1.) You need a TimeMachine backup of 10.6.2 on an Intel Core2Duo. (I have two other Macs so this was not an issue for me.) 2.) Download the Rebel EFI iso from those stealing scumbags at Pystar (Yes, I know, but I tried everything else including Empire EFI and all of the following: Empire EFI (waiting for boot device) Chameleon 2, 3, and 4 (USB hang) MacLoader_SL_04 (KP with the DSDT.aml file) MyHack_Installer_1.0_RC4_v55 (waiting for boot device) SuperHai Installation guide (constant reboot) 3.) Boot off the Rebel ISO with USB's on, Legacy Disabled 4.) Select your language and hard drive. 5.) Go to Utilities and restore from a good Time Machine backup. After that you are good to go. I screwed up a few times with bootloaders and kexts in S/L/E that I had to redo the machine but it has worked every time. (I think I am on the 4th reinstall from a Time Machine backup and it has worked every time.) So here is where I am at. No 64 bit, haven't a clue. Yesterday morning it would recognize the 640megs on my nVidia 8800GTS but today it only sees 512meg. The only thing different I did was to get it to boot off the hard drive instead of the DVD or USB drive that I built. This little thing is going to drive me batty but I will find out why it lost the other vram. Here are the kexts that I am using for 10.6.2: AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext ApplePS2Controller.kext fakesmc.kext Intel82566MM.kext IOATAFamily.kext IONetworkingFamily.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext NVkush.kext OpenAHCI.kext OpenBlockDevice.kext OpenCompatible.kext OpenHaltRestart.kext OpenInstall.kext SleepEnabler.kext Let me know if you need anymore information. Merry Christmas. Dan
  9. First off, after nearly throwing this Intel MB DP43TF in a lake that I live on, OS X 10.6.2 works on it (near perfectly). But getting here was no picnic. I tried just about every Vanilla installation guide out there and I couldn't get it to work. Either it would hang on "Waiting for root device" or USB bus would not free up the BIOS. I tried (in to articular order): Empire EFI (waiting for boot device) Chameleon 2, 3, and 4 (USB hang) MacLoader_SL_04 (KP with the DSDT.aml file) MyHack_Installer_1.0_RC4_v55 (waiting for boot device) SuperHai Installation guide (constant reboot) Needless to say I was frustrated beyond all hope. I even tried Tiger and Leopard and I got the same {censored}, "Waiting for boot device" or USB hangs. So I download Rebel EFI (didn't want to but figured I give it a try). I booted with Rebel EFI and got past the waiting for boot and the USB hangs. It lets me start installing SL but fails with a KP somewhere at the 17 minute left to go mark. Tried it 5 times and 5 KP's. (Now someone said, I think it was Pradeesh on the Prasys Empire EFI blog, that it was hanging on some video EFI card compatibility check. But since it was installing from the retail SL I didn't know how to stop the check.) So I reboot with Rebel EFI and get to the installing part again and decide to check out some of the utilities and all in all it appeared that this mobo should work. So I am going down the utility list and see the last one, "Restore from Time Machine backup". I said what the heck, give it a try. (I own an alum iMac and a MacBook) So I restore from the TM of the MacBook and it says to reboot. Now I know it won't see the EFI boot partition but I boot anyway and it says "missing OS or something like that. So I said let me try Rebel EFI again and throw it in there and reboot. This time it sees the SL DVD AND my Hackingtosh drive. I boot off the Hackintosh drive (knowing full well this is going to crash and burn) and much to my surprise I see my logon window for my MacBook on my desktop. I log on, run permissions, check things and it appears to be working fine. (It even installed the RAW camera update right from the Apple site.) So I tried getting the HD to boot (used the fdisk thingy, partition ID and what not) and it won't work. I installed Chameleon_DFE_for_hardisks but it just hangs on the Darwin bootloader. So I need some help. I need to know how to get my nVidia 8800GTS 640meg vid card to work (used EFI Studio and that was a no go) and I need to install the VoodooHDA.kext to get my sound working. Also if I could boot off the hard drive that would be nice too. Thanks for your patience. Dan
  10. First off, after nearly throwing this Intel MB DP43TF in a lake that I live on, OS X 10.6.2 works on it (near perfectly). But getting here was no picnic. I tried just about every Vanilla installation guide out there and I couldn't get it to work. Either it would hang on "Waiting for root device" or USB bus would not free up the BIOS. I tried (in to articular order): Empire EFI (waiting for boot device) Chameleon 2, 3, and 4 (USB hang) MacLoader_SL_04 (KP with the DSDT.aml file) MyHack_Installer_1.0_RC4_v55 (waiting for boot device) SuperHai Installation guide (constant reboot) Needless to say I was frustrated beyond all hope. I even tried Tiger and Leopard and I got the same {censored}, "Waiting for boot device" or USB hangs. So I download Rebel EFI (didn't want to but figured I give it a try). I booted with Rebel EFI and got past the waiting for boot and the USB hangs. It lets me start installing SL but fails with a KP somewhere at the 17 minute left to go mark. Tried it 5 times and 5 KP's. (Now someone said, I think it was Pradeesh on the Prasys Empire EFI blog, that it was hanging on some video EFI card compatibility check. But since it was installing from the retail SL I didn't know how to stop the check.) So I reboot with Rebel EFI and get to the installing part again and decide to check out some of the utilities and all in all it appeared that this mobo should work. So I am going down the utility list and see the last one, "Restore from Time Machine backup". I said what the heck, give it a try. (I own an alum iMac and a MacBook) So I restore from the TM of the MacBook and it says to reboot. Now I know it won't see the EFI boot partition but I boot anyway and it says "missing OS or something like that. So I said let me try Rebel EFI again and throw it in there and reboot. This time it sees the SL DVD AND my Hackingtosh drive. I boot off the Hackintosh drive (knowing full well this is going to crash and burn) and much to my surprise I see my logon window for my MacBook on my desktop. I log on, run permissions, check things and it appears to be working fine. (It even installed the RAW camera update right from the Apple site.) So I tried getting the HD to boot (used the fdisk thingy, partition ID and what not) and it won't work. I installed Chameleon_DFE_for_hardisks but it just hangs on the Darwin bootloader. So I need some help. I need to know how to get my nVidia 8800GTS 640meg vid card to work (used EFI Studio and that was a no go) and I need to install the VoodooHDA.kext to get my sound working. Also if I could boot off the hard drive that would be nice too. Thanks for your patience. Dan OK, I got the Video Card and Sound working. I only have to figure how to boot off the Hard Drive and I'll be golden...
  11. Hi all, long time lurker first time poster. I have an: Intel DP43TF mobo (with the latest BIOS released two weeks ago by Intel) Intel Core 2 Duo - 3gig nVidia 8800GTS 500meg 4 gigs of Crucial ram I have tried every combination possible to get this to install and it still hangs at "Waiting for root drive..." I have read every error message in this forum about USB's, video, SATA ports. This is going on four days now. I didn't want to ask for help (wanted to figure it out out my own) but it is beyond my capabilities. I've used EFI PC 10.5, Chameleon 2.0 RC4, MacLoader_SL_04, myHack_Installer_1.0_RC4, Empire EFI_v108, RebelEFI, etc... What I really want to know is, has ANYONE gotten an Intel DP43TF to install any version of OS X? I've done every possible BIOS setting on this board. I've moved the SATA drive through ports 0 to 5, shut off USBs completely, etc... Any help would be greatly appreciated. Regards, Dan
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