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Anil K Solanki

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About Anil K Solanki

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  1. New SSD but stuck on "verifying dmi pool data"

    Hi Delta B Cooper, Many thanks for your reply. I read your signature and felt your pain dude. First I must apologize, because the info I gave about my problem was non existent, how is anyone supposed to help me with the info I provided? So sorry about that, I should know better. Second I have fixed my problem and am now running off my SSD. I used the Kakewalk method of getting OS X running. www.kakewalk.se it only supports a few MoBo's, thankfully I think yours is supported. Becuase it is so easy with this method it's silly. 18 months ago I too had an expensive paperweight, but after 3-4 days of trying the Lifehacker method plus countless others, a kind soul suggested Kakewalk. Thank you whoever that was. It's been plain sailing until my new SSD yesterday. But a little bit of reading made me realise what "verifying dmi pool data" means. Basically the hardware cannot connect to the OS, so I reinstalled Kakewalk from my USB stick and voila! Faster than a politician leaving a brothel! I have been using Mac's for 20 years now, and I have been a professional designer for 15, my Mac is my lively hood, Kakewalk is awesome, I hope it works for you. Good luck. Anil.
  2. Hi there, I have been running my Hackintosh without issues for well over a year now. I have just installed a 60GB SSD boot drive. I cloned my current boot drive to the new SSD, I shut down the computer, swaped the drives, then restart this time booting from the SSD, but, I get stuck at "Verifying dmi pool data". What's the best way to fix this? I am itching to try the new SSD. Any help would be appreciated. Anil. PS. I did a search for "verifying dmi pool data" on this forum but was told the search term was too generic.
  3. Hi, I have updated to 10.6.4 via software update, and everything continues to work perfectly. Sound, video, Ethernet. I hope this is helpful, my Hackintosh build is listed in my sig. Regards, Anil.
  4. Hello, I have the same MOBO as you, in system profiler I get this, Intel High Definition Audio: Device ID: 0x1458A102 Audio ID: 66 Available Devices: Line Out: Connection: 1/8-Inch Jack External Microphone: Connection: 1/8-Inch Jack External Microphone: Connection: 1/8-Inch Jack Headphone: Connection: 1/8-Inch Jack S/P-DIF Out: Connection: Combo S/P-DIF In: Connection: Combo So something is definitely amiss. I suggest your list your entire set-up in your signature. This helps other help you. Regards, Anil.
  5. Hi there, I read your post and thought I would install the .kexts you referred to. Let me state that I have ZERO problems with my Hackintosh, everything works as it should. The only anomaly is the reported temps are 10 degrees higher than they actually are. Well, after installing the Nullcpumanagement.kext I had graphics problems upon start-up, weird pixel blocks & colours. well at that point I decided to "run-away" and revert back to the ZERO problem set-up. No great insights I know, but I thought you might like to know regardless. Regards, Anil.
  6. Hi Delmar, I have been a Mac user for 20+ years, I built my Hackintosh in February of this year. Infact this was the first time I had actually built a computer. For days I tried different methods to get Mac OS X to install with no luck, until I discovered Kakewalk. With Kakewalk, there was simply one extra step, burn a CD, the rest was simply child's play. A regular OS X install. I built my Hackintosh using a Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 motherboard and an XFX ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB video card. I have had zero problems. EVERYTHING works just as it should. But it works better, because going from the stock speed of 2.6 GHZ to my current 3.6 GHZ was simply to change one setting in the BIOS, and boom, mega fast Hackintosh. Apple would charge $1000's for the speed change alone. I too use my Hackintosh to cut movies in FC Studio. My Hackintosh cost $1400 to build. A similar spec machine from Apple would cost over $4000! I have 4 HD's installed. My boot drive with nothing but apps and the OS on it, runs in around 27GB. That includes ADOBE CS4 & FC Studio. I have another disc which is a clone of my boot drive, this is my backup just in case an OS update breaks the Hackintosh. The other two discs are run in RAID 0 mode for media. Keeping your media and the OS separate is an excellent way to run a Mac, for all Mac users. I plan on installing an SSD for the boot drive, and because it only needs 27GB a 40 or 60GB SSD is plenty of space. Before I found Kakewalk, I wouldn't have recommended building a Hackintosh to fellow pro colleagues. But now, if you choose the same hardware as me, I guarantee it will work. And then you will have a machine that will chew through ProRes 4444 like candy! Finally, I built my Hackintosh in a Lancool PC-K58 tower case; Lancool PC-K58 Case I added a 4 bay SATA storage bay from Lian Li, which is actually the same company as Lancool. This makes my Hackintosh very similar to a a MacPro for adding and swapping HD's, but with my set-up there is no need to open the machine. Simply open the front mounted door and swap the HD, simple. HD SATA bay Overall, I am over the moon with my Hackintosh. Sure I did a ton of research and tried to stick as closely with choices of parts to stuff Apple sells, which is why I chose the ATI RADEON 4870 video card. Your budget is plenty. So don't scrimp on the important bits like the PSU and motherboard. Build using the Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 & the ATI RADEON, and watch the size of the smile on your face! "Welcome to flavor country!" Anil.
  7. Hello, I'm afraid there is no support for AMD because Apple doesn't support AMD only Intel CPU's. Anil. Hi, I believe Mr. Janek was asking if there are any Gigabyte MOBO's we would like support for in the future. Well my vote is for something like the Gigabyte H55N-USB3 mini-itx board. This would allow the building of a mac MINI type Hakintosh. Any others who would like to see support for mini-itx? Anil.
  8. In answer your your Snow Leopard question. The family pack is not materially different to a single user disc. With the family pack your are paying Apple extra for the license to install on up to 5 machines. However there is no serial numbers with OS X, so this is purely a good Karma thing. I have installed iLife zero issues. I have overclocked my Core i7 to 3.8Ghz, my Gigabyte EX-58UD5 Mobo made this super easy, I changed one setting and the Mobo took care of everything else, memory voltage etc. Hope this helps. Anil.
  9. This might be the issue, I have copied this from the Kakewalk website. "I'm getting a boot0: error message This happens when you have a partition that is 1TB or more. The only solution to this is repartitioning the harddrive (eg. 2x500GB)." Perhaps this is your issue? Anil.
  10. Hello, Thanks to mrjanek I have a very fast, fully functioning Hackintosh. I was wondering if it's possible/advisable to update the BIOS? I am currently at version F9 on my GA-EX58-UD5 MoBo. The Gigabyte website has a much newer version, F12 of the BIOS. Is it safe to update, or will I need a new DSDT? And possibly mess up my working machine? My apologies in advance if this is a dumb-ass question, I am new to this brave new world. Regards, Anil.
  11. Hi calle, It seems there is something wrong with the ISO Cd you have burnt. Please outline how you go about burning the CD. I know this is basic stuff, but you are getting stuck at the first hurdle, which seems a bit strange. One caveat, I am new to this Hackintosh stuff. Been a Mac user for 20+ years, and Hackintosh is new to me. But I will try and help you. All the best, Anil.
  12. I haven't applied anything. Have you tried reapplying the ATI package that comes Kakewalk. Anil.
  13. hoskoau, I simply updated using software update. In my Hackintosh I have four HD's, I use one as the boot disc, with the system and my apps installed (Around 23GB's). I then clone this disc to another HD. I use the clone as a backup. On my third much bigger HD I have all of my media and work files. On the fourth HD I have Win7. This setup means once I had everything working with my first install of Snow Leopard, I created a clone. The clone allows me to go back if a system update screws everything up! I know this is a belt & braces approach, but it means if I apply a system update I am always safe. And up to now I have had zero problems. In fact, since I discovered the Kakewalk install method, my Hackintosh has been 100% working and trouble free. Maybe I am a lucky {censored}. But I did do tons of research before I bought my components. Another benefit, of only having your OS and apps on your boot disc means the footprint is small. In my case around 25GB's, with Final Cut Studio and ADOBE CS4 installed. This means when funds permit I will put all of that stuff on a SSD. Separating my work & media files from my OS HD was the second smartest move I have made. The first was saving €1800 building my Hackintosh! I am sorry I can't help you more specifically, but if it helps my video card is a XFX 1GB Radeon HD4870. Anil.
  14. Hi Calle, you burn the ISO, then you boot your soon to be Hackintosh with the CD you created from the ISO. You must make sure in your BIOS settings the first boot device is the CD drive. Once you get booted with the CD you can follow the onscreen instructions. Which will include swapping the boot CD and inserting your Snow Leopard (SL) install disc. At this point you will be running the SL installer. Format your internal HD if needed and then install SL. After the install is complete. you will need to restart. But make sure you put the ISO CD back in before you reboot. You will then get to the screen with instructions you saw before. Select the HD you installed SL onto, and boot away. Once you are in SL. The ISO CD will be mounted on the desktop as a normal CD. On that CD will be an installer package to install the boot loader on to your SL HD. There is also a package for ATI video cards in a separate folder. Install that if you have an ATI card. You can now eject the ISO CD. The next time you boot up you will boot straight into SL! No need for the ISO CD! I have only done this once, six weeks ago, so if anyone spots any errors please chime in. Finally, and most important, your BIOS settings must be correct. The first boot device must be set to CD drive! I am a dumb-ass, but I hope this helps you! Anil. PS. My Hackintosh kicks ass! I love it!
  15. My Radeon HD4870 works like a charm! Anil