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About hiroo

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  1. DiskWarrior 4 Patcher for Hackint0sh

    DW is now at v4.3. Any chance of somebody looking at this patcher and updating it? Mr. Unknown hasn't logged in since Jan 2010.
  2. i've been researching parts for the exact same requirements, except that i was hoping to use an atom board for power savings since i wasn't sure sleep and WOL would work. Most new Atom boards with D510 CPU and NM10 chipset use really low power but i can't find anything from people using hackintosh successfully on them. There are some successes using Zotac Atom+Ion boards, which do have 4 SATA ports. But reportedly the Ion chipset uses more power than the NM10. This Lian-Li mini case can take 6x3.5" hard drives. I would be open to going the mATX MB and desktop CPU route if it opened up some doors to WOL or stability/compatibility. Did you make any progress on your project?
  3. I'm running that board with cartri bios and 10.6.4 and it works ok. I just enabled sound using the AppleHDA and HDAEnabler kexts that Breaking Bad (I think) posted. I had to put them in S/L/E because they wouldn't load from /Extra/Extensions. However, I can't get sleep to work. I thought Cartri's BIOS was supposed to enable this automatically but when I put the system to sleep (either by Apple menu -> sleep or pushing the power button), it sleeps the disks and monitors but the video card fan kicks into high gear and doesn't stop. Then, I can't get it out of sleep using keyboard or power button and eventually end up restarting using the reset button. In fact, I'm unclear on how to tell if Cartri's bios is really doing anything or if the OS is really connecting to it or what. Any clues on this aspect?
  4. Backup Solution for OSX86

    I just finished a full reinstall after an attempt at installing usb wifi drivers ended up screwing everything up. I want to keep a bootable backup of my working install on a partition of another internal hard disk, so I made the partition and used carbon copy cloner to copy everything over. this already saved my behind by giving me a 10.6 install to boot off of after a 10.6.3 update prevented booting from the main drive. this way, i just booted from the backup and fixed kexts until it worked again. however, i'm wondering how to keep the backup up-to-date. Currently it has a working 10.6 vanilla install. Now my main drive is updated to 10.6.4 and I want to back that up as well, and can expect further updates as they come out. I don't want to backup the whole thing every time because it will get very big after I finish installing apps and the backup partition is smaller than the main drive, so i just want to back up what I need to boot or restore the system on the main drive if it becomes unbootable. what's the best way to do this without a full clone every time I update? which directories are actually needed to backup? I figure /System and /Extra, right? What else?
  5. ok, got this working. based on Gringo Vermelho's advice, I: - moved the dsmos.kext out of /E/E (don't know why this was a problem since it was there on 10.6.4 before the reinstall and it worked ok) - rebuilt the mkext using kext utility and rebooted and ran the 10.6.4 combo updated, rebuilt mkext, rebooted fine and it's working ok now. thanks for the help and suggestions all.
  6. kexts in S/L/E should be vanilla since I didn't put anything in there in /Extra: - com.apple.Boot.plist (where I put the EFI string for my Nvidia card) - dsmos.kext - smbios.plist - Extensions.mkext - Extensions - AHCIPortInjector.kext - AppleIntelPIXATA.kext - ATAPortInjector.kext - dsmost.kext - fakesmc.kext - IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext - NullCPUPowerManagement.kext - OpenHaltRestart.kext - PlatformUUID.kext Not sure why dsmos is in two places; I may have backed it up at some point. Where should it be? Is there any reason I would need to update dsmos for the 10.6.x update since that seems to be where it is crashing?
  7. Updated to 10.6.4 using combo installed from a working vanilla SL 10.6 install from the retail disc and the errors start after the DSMOS section as shown in the attached picture. I noticed on my working 10.6 backup with verbose boot that the "dsmos:" is "using dict Settings_0" rather than Settings_4 as shown in the pic. I read through a bunch of other 10.6.4 update threads and I don't have any SleepEnabler installed. I also tried reverting back to 10.6 (worked) and then updated to 10.6.3 using combo installer and got pretty much the same crash on boot except now it is using "dict Settings_3". I previously had 10.6.3 running on this hardware without any problems. Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L Q6600 Cartri 0.7m BIOS chameleon RC4 installer from cartri.net site Any clue how to fix this?
  8. argh, after days of messing with kexts and reinstalls, on the assumption that if it could detect ethernet cables, the hardware was ok, i finally pulled the box out and looked at the hardware. the only thing i could find was the cable from the rear case fan that I had bunded together with a twisty-tie was tucked down against the motherboard near the ethernet port. I moved the cable, plugged the system back in and bam, DHCP IP assigned and it's working. The best I can figure is either the wire inside the twisty-tie was shorting something out or electromagnetic interference from the bundle of cables was just right so the port could send out but not receive back. just goes to show, anything can go wrong, no matter how unlikely. keep in mind that this system was working for over a month so something must have just shifted a bit to cause this. the thing that clued me in was when i turned on IDE and LAN Boot in the bios in a random attempt to get something to work. the system started trying to boot from LAN and showed a DHCP attempt after POST, before any OS loading. I figured that if it couldn't get DHCP before any OS was loaded, then it must be hardware. now i have to finish my reinstall when nothing was wrong in the first place.
  9. I tried the boot disk from this post and it boots ok (tho it gets a ramdisk error i think) and i can swap the disk to the retail SL disc but when i select that and hit enter, the machine reboots and i end up at the chameleon screen from my previous install on my hard disc. i did burn to cd rather than dvd, could this actually make a difference?
  10. yeah, i tried disabling the green LAN function in the bios and still nothing. it is really weird since it worked out of the box the first time, although on that one i hooked up the drive to my macbook and installed it from there and then transplanted the drive into the hack. the second time i used a boot cd and installed from the retail disc on the hack machine itself, but got the failure right at the end of everything. i thought the cartri bios might help this but it doesn't. do i need to enter DSDT=cartri every time at the Chameleon screen to activate the cartri bios fixes?
  11. i had a fully working system with SL except for sound using a GA-EP45-UD3L. Ethernet was working but I messed something up installing wireless drivers for a usb wifi device and could only get a set assigned IP afterwards even though the port was recognized in system profiler and the system's MAC even showed up in the router's DHCP client list. I decided to do a full reinstall and flash Cartri's bios at the same time. I used the process in this thread and it went smooth except that the SL installer said Fail at the very end, but the system did boot up ok and I installed the special Chameleon installer on Cartri.net. But the Ethernet port still only gets a self-assigned IP address and the port isn't recognized in System Profiler. I don't remember doing anything special to get the Ethernet working the first time but I could be remembering wrong. Anyhow have pointers on getting Ethernet working?
  12. ok, i'm pretty sure at this point that it isn't a kext problem, but higher up in the networking stack, because: - the Ethernet status changes instantly if I unplug the ethernet cable and when I replug it, it changes again, going through not plugged in, to status cannot be determined and finally self-assigned IP. - the HackPro's MAC address shows up in my router's DHCP list. I went into my router control panel while the ethernet to the hackintosh was unplugged and saw that it actually did have an IP address assigned for that MAC address. I deleted that lease so the HackPro wasn't in the list any more. I plugged in the ethernet cable again and it went through the process described above and ended up with a self assigned IP. I refreshed my router's DHCP list and the HackPro's MAC address is back in the list on the router! - I noticed that the HackPro shows up in my Macbook's Finder windows under SHARED as "MacPro-MACADDRESS". This same item shows up on the HackPro's own SHARED list. If you click on it and try to share screen or connect file sharing, nothing happens. So it seems like the problem does not lie with kexts or drivers but something in the networking stack is messing up the handling of the DHCP assignment. It's a different ballgame now...any suggestions now? Thanks.
  13. Hope somebody can point me in the right direction to get this working again. I have a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L motherboard that was running a vanilla Snow Leopard install fine for over a month now. I actually installed it on the disk using a genuine Apple MacBook, installed chameleon RC4 then put the disk in the hackintosh and got everything working. Ethernet worked right from the start and I didn't have to do anything AFAIK. The Ethernet is hooked up to a Buffalo router running as a bridge to my main router. All of this was working fine until... Today, I opened it up to make some additions: - added one more HD for total of 4 - installed PCI-E x1 eSATA card based on SiliconImage 3132 chipset - installed Realtek 8192S chipset WiFI N USB adapter from monoprice (selected because a couple of user reviews said it worked fine on Snow Leopard) Software-wise, I installed: - SiliconImage3132.kext for the eSata card When I first booted this up after the hardware and driver installs, the drive connected to eSATA showed up right away so I knew the Silicon Image board was working fine. I opened Safari and got no internet connection. Network prefpane showed no Ethernet cable connected (although it was plugged in). But after a few replugs of the cable (no effect) and a reboot of my router/bridge, suddenly an IP address showed up and everything was working fine. I then proceeded to try to get the USB WiFi device working (the idea was to eliminate the need for the router/bridge and connect directly to my main router over WiFi). I ran the installer for the drivers that came with the USB WiFi and it installed RTL8192SUI.kext in System/Library/Extensions and a GUI in /Applications. After rebooting, the USB WiFi still wasn't working, and my wired Ethernet no longer worked. It now consistently detects a cable but DHCP fails and it goes to a self-assigned IP address. I tried switching cables, rebooting router/bridge and testing the same connections on my MacBook (works fine). I ran the uninstall on the Realtek drivers with no change. I also removed the SiliconImage eSATA drivers with no change. I removed the (en2) interface from Network prefpane, removed the IONetworkingFamily plist and rebooted to let it rebuild and then re-added (en2) but still nothing. My Firewall is off. System Profiler still shows the Ethernet Controller kext loaded from /System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins/AppleRTL8196Ethernet.kext It seems like I should be back to my original config, but I'm out of ideas...any suggestions on how I can get this back working? Thanks.
  14. anybody have any success getting an Parallel IDE hard drive to mount on the Mac side using this motherboard? I could have sworn I saw it mount before but now am having trouble getting the Mac to see that drive, even as unmounted in Disk Utility.
  15. oops, the sig is from a way old build...never changed it. the mb i'm talking about is the one for this thread, GA-EP45-UD3L. I think trying out sleep messed up something in the boot process and when i select it in chameleon, it just hangs the process. this is the first build i've used chameleon for, so wanted some clues on how to fix this and get it booting again.