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About GregPxC

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  1. I think I tried your suggestion? (I can't get to the installation.. ) And I got a kernel panic which is a step forward I guess... I can post the details if you can't think of anything...
  2. does it matter whats on the usb at all? Nothing will happen to the usb? Just got to make sure... I have about 5 but I have stuff on all of them lol Thanks for the help
  3. quick update on the issue: when I boot rd=disk0 I get a kernel panic but no other rd=diskx commands cause a kernel panic. UPDATE: I attempted iDeneb 10.5.5 to no avail. Same issue... can anyone help me out here, please?
  4. Okay so I am running an AMD Phenom II x6 Processor, 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, 1 TB HDD, and ATI Radeon HD 4290 Integrated Graphics - Just to clear that up. Anyway, I put in the iPC 10.5.6 (I figure I'd try something I know will operate on AMD) and load it up. The first time I did it I got a kernel panic on the apple logo The second time I booted with -v and it runs up until I get this string (I'll just post the 5 lines) USBF 5.488 AppleUSBOHCI[0x6321000]::CheckSleepCapability - OHCI Controller will be unloaded across sleep USBF 5.481 AppleUSBOHCI[0x63bc000]::CheckSleepCapability - OHCI Controller will be unloaded across sleep USBF 5.481 AppleUSBOHCI[0x61a0000]::CheckSleepCapability - OHCI Controller will be unloaded across sleep Still waiting for root device Still waiting for root device (The last line, still waiting for root device, appears every 30 seconds or so, so now it's up to like 20 lines of just that.) Also, when I don't boot -v I get to the apple logo and the load wheel beneath it. It loads for a while and then a square with a red circle and a line through it show up. That might be easier to translate than the -v reading but who knows. Thanks for the help. I did search too btw but apparently I'm not good at searching forums lol I now know this is an error to boot from the specified hard drive/partition If I specify an rd=diskx where x is my guess it doesn't work rd=disk(0-5) I will keep going I suppose until someone tells me how to handle it. Since it's not booting from a hard drive I can't imagine any rd=disk command would work... but you guys can fill me in on that part hopefully
  5. So I don't have access to a mac and I really don't feel like purchasing DVDs to burn the image to. Is it possible to make a bootable USB with OSx86 on it without a mac? If someone could link me to some instructions or walk me through the process here that would be awesome. I have iPC downloaded and extracted to the USB. If it helps at all, when I try to boot from the USB it tells me that bootmgr is missing. So obviously that's the issue. Thanks for the help guys.
  6. ok so I can't really figure out where to start.. I have a custom built desktop and before we start I would like to say that I didn't intend on doing a hackintosh or I would have gone intel but of course I had to make it difficult =P here's what I have to work with: MoBo: GA-890GPA-UD3H CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1055T ATI Radeon HD 4290 Integrated Graphics 4 GB DDR3 RAM I need help pick a distro to start with. Thanks guys.
  7. I would be getting the Zino with these options: 2GB Ram Athlon Neo X2 6850e (1.8GHz) (does this mean 2x1.8GHz = 3.6GHz?) (best option) 250 GB HDD (I have a TB external) ATI Radeon HD 4330 512 MB (Best option) This makes the computer only $434. Let me know if this is good for CS4 or not. Thank you Another option is this: Inspiron 546 Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic SP1, 32-Bit (will upgrade to 7 upon receipt) AMD Athlon™ II X4 630 (2.8GHz, 2MB) 1 Year Basic Service Plan 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz- 2 DIMMs No Monitor 320GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™ Dell 1525 Wireless-N PCIe Card ATI Radeon HD 3450 256MB No Floppy Drive or Media Card Reader Included 16X DVD+/-RW Drive No Speaker Option Dell Consumer Entry USB Keyboard and Mouse No Modem Option Integrated 5.1 Channel Audio Piano Black Yet another option is by HP: p6350z • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit • AMD Athlon X4 620 quad-core processor [2.6GHz, 2MB L2, up to 4000MT/s bus] • 3GB DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM [2 DIMMs] • FREE UPGRADE! 500GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive from 320GB • 512MB ATI Radeon HD 4350 [DVI, HDMI, VGA adapter] • LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive • Integrated 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Ethernet, No wireless LAN • 2 USB, front audio ports • No TV Tuner • Integrated 7.1 channel sound with front audio ports • No speakers • HP multimedia keyboard and HP optical mouse • Microsoft® Works 9.0 • No additional security software
  8. Ok, so here's the plan for the computer I am buying. I want to use this for multimedia (photo, video [particularly HD, but lower will work] and music) I also want to use this for editing. So, I would like it to run CS4 (illustrator, photoshop, and indesign being most important in that order) I have a 32" 1080p Tv (so monitor is NOT an issue, BUT connectivity is) iMac: Cons: - comes with VERY limited connectivity options (and finding a place for a second screen next to my mounted 32" would be an issue, small, but an issue nonetheless) - It bothers me that it won't run OSX Snow Leopard (I have this NEED to have the latest OS or my computer is considered dead to me) BUT Pros: iMac G5 runs CS4 like a champ assuming you get a beefier one The Dell: Cons: - AS far as I can tell the processor may not run CS4 as expected (but that's what I'm here to talk to you about) - Can run W7 like a pro Pros: - small form factor and simply stylish (for easy placement on the shelf below my tv) - basically CREATED for multimedia - Would be able to by NEW (making me feel better about it not being dead until sometime around W9 =]) - MUCH much easier access to upgrade components, i.e. HD and RAM - the video card seems halfway decent with the two options being: - Integrated ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics - 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 I know that these lists are supposed to help me decide but because I don't know nearly as much about iMacs as I do about the Zinos, making the lists is nearly impossible because my knowledge is not equal. So, on that note, please tell me which one and why and be reasonable. ALSO, this is VERY important, IF there is a better solution (used or new) for under $400 PLEASE tell me, I NEED a computer able to run CS4 and soon. Thank you.
  9. scratch that last question. I got NR to a flash drive and it's bootable but because I have OSX on the computer already, when I try to boot from USB (in the Dell BIOS menu) it just takes me straight to OSX still..
  10. new noob question, is the iso that you download that is labeled "ubuntu-9-4.10-netbook-remix-i386.iso" the one that you "burn" to the USB?? or do I have to extract something first? I've never had this problem before...
  11. ok I'll give that a try. I'm a little confused but I'm sure I'll get it. Thanks problem: unetbootin is for windows or linux, therefore bringing me back to square one
  12. Alright so here's the thing, I have a mini 10v running OSX Snow Leopard beautifully, with iLife '09 and CS4 Design Premium, which both took approximately 3-4 hours to install both (using remote disk) I REALLY don't want to do that again, SO, two things: 1. How do I make the downloaded netbook remix .iso file bootable on a USB? (I have been trying different methods all day and I have been searching guides with no real luck) AND 2. How do I make the OSX side bootable again after netbook remix is installed. Any help would be great (I would prefer to have the 1st question answered for now) Thanks in advance! - Greg
  13. Thanks everyone for your help but I have my laptop up on craigslist for trade for a Dell Mini 10v now. Hopefully someone will be interested. That will make this MUCH easier!
  14. Yeah I have a monitor, would I have to use the VGA or could I plug it into my HD tv with the HDMI??