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  1. Wanted: Mac Pro power supply (early model)

    Ok scrub that - turns out it's not the power supply, as I can get it to turn on by connecting the PS_ON pin to ground.
  2. Hi guys I can't get my Mac Pro to power on, the button doesn't respond at all. I suspect the power supply is dead, so if anyone has a spare they're willing to sell, or knows where to buy one at a reasonable price, please let me know. I'm based in the UK but willing to pay shipping from overseas if the total cost is reasonable. Thanks
  3. G5 full atx mod

    Hi I'm certainly interested in the case and possibly some other bits. I'm not looking for a full system as I already have a good working hack that I'm happy with, although I may upgrade in 6 months or so I want to wait until Lion is officially released and bedded in so that I know I'm getting components that are 100% compatible and fully supported by Lion. I'm at work just now so will contact you later to discuss. I'm in the UK so postage shouldn't be a problem. Cheers.
  4. OK thanks I'll see if I can do something similar on my system. My main concern is that I can't get back into Mac, as that's what I use 99% of the time.
  5. I'd set up a triple boot on my system with Snow Leopard as the primary OS, Windows 7 as secondary, and Ubuntu as tertiary. This worked fine for a number of months, but my Windows partition has since disappeared in both Mac Disk Utility, and the Chameleon boot menu. What's strange is that all the partitions still look fine if I boot into Ubuntu and use GParted to view them. See screenshots below. Any ideas what's going on here? I suspect it may be something to do with the GPT/MBR relationship, but I'm not entirely sure. If it helps, here is my partition table from fdisk in the Mac - I presume this is set up so that the MBR isn't used, and the whole disk is configured as one partition: Disk: /dev/disk1 geometry: -1539437/4/63 [-387938128 sectors] Offset: 0 Signature: 0xAA55 Starting Ending #: id cyl hd sec - cyl hd sec [ start - size] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1: EE 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 1 - -387938129] <Unknown ID> 2: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused 3: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused 4: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused Thanks
  6. Universal G5 Motherboard Bezel

    Hi, I'd definitely consider something like this. I quite like the idea of getting a G5 or Mac Pro case to fit my system into, but the back panel issue is one of the main things that puts me off - electronics is no problem, but fabrication is not my area of expertise! Two questions: 1. Will it work with a Mac Pro case as well, or are there enough difference between the two that you'd need a different design? 2. Will it work with both full ATX and Micro ATX motherboards? I'm in the UK, but I'd imagine something as light as this should be relatively cheap to ship by USPS.
  7. I tried this patched kernel (and also the one included in your support files zip - they appear to be the same), and my sound still didn't work. I had a quick look inside the AppleHDA file within the kext using a hex editor, and noticed that there is still one occurrence of 85 08 EC 10, along with three occurrences of 88 08 EC 10. I changed the 85 08 EC 10 to 88 08 EC 10, fixed permissions, then copied the kext to my /System/Library/Extensions folder. OS X immediately picked up the new kext, as I noticed an increase in CPU activity, and after about 30 seconds, my sound started working again (evidenced by the volume control in the menu bar changing from grey to black). I thought this might help some others who may have experienced a similar problem. Thanks for all the good work, and keep it up I just checked VMWare Fusion (running XP SP3) and it works fine for me. I'm running v2.0.5, haven't got round to updating VMWare yet. My graphics card is a 7300GT DDR3, and I'm running 32-bit mode.
  8. Hi guys I recently decided to build myself a new hack, so my previous one is sitting beside my desk doing very little at the moment. I'm considering offering it up for sale, for someone who wants to enjoy the Hackintosh experience, but without the hassle of trial and error getting the right components etc. Specs are (liable to change, as I have various components lying around so I may upgrade bits): Midi tower case with brand new power supply just fitted Asrock motherboard with built-in dual-screen video, working 100% with QE/CI 2Gb DDR2 RAM 2.8GHz Pentium dual-core processor. These apparently overclock quite well, I've never bothered trying. 250Gb HDD (plenty of room and SATA slots to add more) USB sound module with working audio out and line in DVD-ROM fitted I'm based in Edinburgh, and wouldn't be looking for much for this system. It's a great machine for general day to day use, I was running it using two 20" displays each at 1600x1200, and it's very responsive. I'm not much of a gamer so didn't play much more than the odd Call of Duty 2 on it, but I expect it'd struggle with any recent games. Everything else works great on it though, like Photoshop, Word, Dreamweaver, etc. Any interest give me a shout via PM and we can talk exact specs and prices etc. Thanks
  9. Full success with Asrock Conroe945-DVI

    Vanilla kernel doesn't work with Pentium D, it's a different architecture to Core processors and real Macs never used Netburst (Pentium 4/Pentium D) processors.
  10. Very interesting, thanks for that. Is your wireless card the tri-band a/b/g model? I can't remember the exact model, IIRC it's a TrueMobile 1400 or something similar -- definitely a Broadcom chipset. I quite fancy giving this a try on my old D600, not sure how it'll perform as it's only a 1.4 GHz Pentium M with 1 gig RAM. Currently have OS X on my desktop machine running great, on 10.4.10. Can you upgrade the D600 to newer releases of Tiger or does that break it? Cheers.
  11. Hi all My "Mac" is running great on 10.4.8. I have a Samba share containing some music automounted using NetInfo Manager, this works no problem. This is done under the mounts section in NetInfo Manager using the following properties: name debian:/music dir /mnt/music vfstype url opts url==smb://username:pass@debian/music However due to a bug in the FLAC implementation of Amarok (it might actually be the Xine lib, not sure) the share needs to be read-only otherwise the tags cannot be read. Weird I know but that's the way it is... changing permissions on the server doesn't work. I can do this on the command line using: sudo mount -t smbfs -o -f=440,-d=550,-u=501,-g=501 //username:password@debian/music /mnt/music But obviously this is tedious to perform every time I boot. Is it possible to add the read-only property to NetInfo Manager automount, or indeed can I add the command line mount somewhere so it will be mounted by root when booting? I know there are the system-wide terminal scripts etc I want this to be mounted when the OS starts, not just in a terminal, and it needs to be run as root. If only Mac used fstab we wouldn't need to mess around trying to do things that are trivial in BSD Other than this, and a few other small issues, OS X is great
  12. OK thanks for the advice. My hesitancy to put a DVD on the same line as the HD stems from the days when DVD drives had 33Mb/s interfaces with the HD having UDMA-100Mb/s but the DVD would drag the speed down to the slowest of the two. I expect modern drives have fast interfaces to overcome this issue, even though the DVD drive itself doesn't need a high speed interface. I'll have a look at my case to see whether it can accept microATX without hacking, if not I might have a go with the drill Cheers.
  13. Good idea, I never thought of that. I just assumed the layout of microATX was different enough that the rear panel or PCI slots etc wouldn't line up with a full size case. The reason I don't care much for SATA (yet) is that I recently bought a 300 Gb drive that works perfectly well, so I'm in no hurry to replace it. Sure my next drive will be SATA but in real world use for the kind of thing I'm doing I'd be very surprised if there's any noticable performance difference anyway. So if I go with the aforementioned board with only one IDE slot, that means I'm connecting both my main drive, and the DVD-RW to the same cable, which will hurt performance. Is there any way around this, maybe the Pioneer DVD drive that is effectively a Superdrive (for maximum compatibility) is available in a SATA version? I expect it's IDE only but you never know Cheers
  14. Hey guys I quite like the specs and reported compatability of the ASrock Conroe 945G-DVI board, my only real beef being that I'd prefer if there was an extra IDE PATA port. However it's microATX, which would mean buying a new case, and as I've got a perfectly good one that I'm happy with I'd rather not waste money. Besides, unless you need the small form factor, microATX simply reduces your future expansion options with fewer slots and typically fewer drive spaces in the case. So I'm looking for an ATX board with the following characteristics, similar to the ASrock: * Relatively cheap (slightly more expensive is OK) * Onboard video with DVI support * Onboard Parallel ATA, preferably 2 ports * High compatability with OSX86 * Ideally support for Conroe processors, but not a big concern Suggestions greatly appreciated! Cheers Paul.
  15. I don't have a budget per-se, however as I don't use the PC for particularly demanding applications I'd rather not spend a substantial amount to get cutting edge parts, that in actual use won't make any noticable difference. So budget stuff, but still good quality, is the kind of target I'm looking for. Put it this way - if it wasn't for the problems I'm having with the stuff currently in the PC, I wouldn't bother upgrading for another year or so. If I can get both the board and processor for say £150, that'll be good. Then whatever I need to spend on memory (although that's easy to choose so no advice required!) The ASUS P5LD2 looks like a good choice, but it only has one IDE slot (meaning both my HD and DVD-R would be on the same channel) and it's Micro ATX. As I already have a good ATX case and PSU, is it really worth switching to Micro ATX and having to replace the lot? I don't see any advantage, other than smaller size, which isn't really an issue for me, and it seems you lose a few expansion capabilities compared to ATX. However I'm open to suggestions. Cheers Paul.
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