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About SilverZero

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  1. You'll be able to install SL just fine with a bit of either effort or waiting for the easy packaged installation guides to emerge, but if you're thinking of selling, sell it now to get better resale value. You can always build a new system if you want it, but if you want to sell your current one in another year, it'll be worth much less.
  2. stuck at AppleIntelCPUManagement

    Having a similar hangup with the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement kext timing out. Tried NullCPUPowerManagement, tried removing AppleICPUPM, no good. All kexts are in /S/L/E. What else can we try on this? UPDATE: Removing fakesmc and replacing it with dsmos seems to have fixed it! I did remove AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement, but not the -client sister kext.
  3. snow leopard on a netbook

    Yes, it is possible. I installed it on my Lenovo S10, but I broke it and haven't been able to get it booted again. Just a matter of finding the right kexts. The actual installation is easy.
  4. Hi all, I've got an 8gb USB stick to which I can either restore my retail DVD, or install a Slimbuild + Chameleon bootloader. What I'd like to do is have the bootable USB stick contain the retail image as well, so it would boot and install all from the single USB device. The goal is to have a compressed image file containing only the bootloader and initrd from Slimbuild, made for a specific machine, that can be distributed for others to copy their own retail DVD onto. And it's all being done from TransMac in Windows. Any ideas on this?
  5. Triple boot gone wrong

    I have GRUB installed on hd0, OSX on hd1, and I can boot into OSX from GRUB using the PC_EFI_v9 method detailed by wmarsh around here. Look him up, look for his guide. I actually modified it a bit, and I'm now tinkering with a new installation, so I'll check in next weekend when I've got my ducks in a row to see if I can help more. For now, look to wmarsh. He's got it dialed. The key, I think, is that GRUB needs to pass off the boot process to something that can emulate or initiate EFI, and then OSX has what it needs to boot. I may be wrong, but I know it works for me.
  6. Buying first mac

    I gotta disagree. It's more expensive, less powerful, and has a dramatically reduced screen size: 15" MBP: 13" wide x 7" tall = 91 square inches 24" iMac: 21" wide x 12" tall = 252 square inches The iMac also has higher max resolution (1920 x 1200 for the iMac vs. 1440 x 900 for the 15" MBP). Even though the 17" could match that resolution, it's still a smaller screen by a large margin. Unless portability and battery power outweigh EVERY OTHER CATEGORY COMBINED, the iMac wins hands-down.
  7. Buying first mac

    http://www.ilugger.com/ This was just the first result when I typed "imac case" into Google. There may be other options.
  8. Why is this site slow?

    Please don't claim to represent Jesus when you're swearing and omitting punctuation in your titles.
  9. Buying first mac

    Even if you've got money to burn (which you're suggesting you do), the iMac is the better choice for you. Here's why: -If you don't care much about carting it around, portability is not an issue. This is the only advantage the MBP has in your case. -If you're interested in performance, you can spend less on a maxed iMac and get better components (higher CPU speed, more and more expandable storage space, etc). -Here's the kicker: If you're wanting to do any serious photo or audio work, you're not just going to want performance. You're going to want SCREEN SPACE!!! A 15" notebook will never even compare to a 24" iMac. Even the 17" MBP would be a waste of money. Trust me, when you're ready to move up from GarageBand to Ableton Live, you're going to want some acreage to get that "big picture." Especially when you start adding those VST instrument windows. Expose and Spaces will only get you so far toward managing that stuff. Don't even think about it. Max out a 24" iMac ($2600 for 4gb RAM and 1TB hard drive off the shelf) and spend the rest of those (hundreds) of dollars you would have dropped on the MBP on a new guitar, keyboard, or Firewire mixer/interface. Or even a second 24" display. Screen size is KING if you're trying to get some serious work done. (That goes for gaming, too.)
  10. That was helpful, but if you're aiming at a learning crowd, it's very fast. (I know it's only 3 steps or so, but I had to pause to see what utility you were using, which option you chose inside OSX86 Tools, etc.)
  11. EFI Strings - Where do the kexts come from?

    Cool, that makes sense. My big confusion was whether the proper kexts were included OOTB, even on a retail install. I never really knew what the injectors were until I started reading up on it, I figured they were just patched drivers/kexts. Now I get it. Now I just need to understand which files do what within the system (like the various .plist files people often talk about). I'm off to the search page! (Maybe I'll be back.) Thanks again!
  12. Hi all, So I think I understand most of this, at least basically. Let's use my GeForce 7600GT as an example device. I can use NVInject to detect my video card, and it will "inject" the proper strings into the device tree. But the device tree only uses this string to properly utilize an existing kext - is that correct? And if so, then by going the EFI strings route, I bypass the work of NVInject and put the proper string in myself, but it STILL has to go through a kext for the video card, right? So does OS X include proper kexts out of the box, or are they something that can be found elsewhere, kind of like you would download a specific driver in another OS? In other words, I can figure out the EFI string and put it in alright, but how do I know that the right kext is there for my card in the first place? I'm trying to get my head completely around everything I can, so I don't just stumble through anything without knowing what I'm really doing and why I'm doing it. Thanks for your help!
  13. InsanelyFaq?

    That was unnecessarily judgmental. When I was a noob I read everything I could on the wiki. It didn't help me much, because all the people who know the answers hang out on the forum instead of writing wiki entries. Not all noobs are clueless about forum etiquette. But I think you're probably right, if people are interested in writing a FAQ, they might as well put that effort into updating the existing wiki, especially because it's so weak right now.
  14. [tutorial] How to install OSX86 onto USB key

    Any issues with making the drive bootable? I suppose there's a possibility I could make it bootable via GRUB. . . . I'll try this when I get home. Thanks!
  15. NTFS partition is read/write in SL

    And just in time for WinFS! (I know, it's not replacing NTFS. . . .)