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About PrairieCanuck

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  1. NC6400 wired ethernet almost working

    Worked perfectly! Thanks!
  2. NC6400 wired ethernet almost working

    Thanks for the reply... I'm not concerned about getting the wireless working...I'm okay with just getting the wired working. the command to set the MAC address manually works great! The only catch is that I have to call ifconfig manually after I boot up...let me back up a bit to explain. After fighting with the AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext kext a few days ago, I removed it and re-added it back in. Ever since then, the kext won't load during boot. I have to manually do a kextload AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext after I boot up. Once I do that, I can, also manually, do the ifconfig call to set my MAC address. I don't want to do those 2 steps manually every time I boot, so I need some help to get those into a boot startup script. You said to put the ifconfig command in rc.local. There was no rc.local when I checked. So, I created one. When I put the kextload AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext command in rc.local, it loads the kext properly on boot up. So, I put the ifconfig command to set the MAC address in there too, after the kextload command, but it does not recognize it. It seems that at boot up it only executes the first command in the rc.local file...or maybe there's some other reason it's not picking up the ifconfig command. Any ideas on how I can sort out my kext loading and MAC address setting at boot time so I don't have to do it manually after every boot? I'm just a hair away now from my goal of having wired ethernet working flawlessly!
  3. NC6400 wired ethernet almost working

    I did an lspci -nn to check: .... Broadcom BCM5753M ... Intel 3945ABG .... so the wired is a Broadcom and the wireless is an Intel...no realtek chip here... thanks for the reply...any other ideas?
  4. Hi, I followed the instructions here: http://wiki.osx86pro...ortables#NC6400 for my NC6400. Everything went great except for the ethernet configuration. It picks up an IP from my router via DHCP and I can ping other computers on the LAN, including the router, but nothing outside the router. I'm guessing it has something to do with the 00:00:00:00:00:00 HW address that is bound to en0. DNS seems to work - using nslookup resolves domain names to IP addresses just fine. Anyone have any ideas or can help me troubleshoot this? Thanks in advance...
  5. iATKOS S3 install on NC6400

    My latest attempted featured the selection of a few more drivers/options which yielded the difference of the Apple symbol in the middle of the grey screen, the grey circular progress indicator, and the mouse pointer as the rainbow spinning pinwheel...instead of the blank grey screen after the first boot after install. I still endured the same song I listened to last time. And still its hung and nothing past the grey screen. So, it seems like my choices were closer? Any thoughts on what options to try for my next install? Retry the RTC patch? Select all options? I've had success doing that kind of thing before on a VirtualBox install with a different distro...maybe it would work here too?
  6. iATKOS S3 install on NC6400

    Hi, I'm trying to install Snow Leopard on my NC6400 and I chose the iATKOS S3 distro because I found this link: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.ph...ortables#NC6400 Here are my experiences to share and also questions for those in the know: I disabled dual CPUs in the BIOS. This seems to be what got the DVD to boot. When it finally booted, I followed the install guide (see link above) for choosing install options and only installed what it said. I left RTC on even though the guide said not to...I was swayed by the description on the installer saying RTC needed to be there. Anyway, it hung after the boot "waiting for root device". I think I tracked this down as a HD/SATA issue, so the next time I installed, I picked all the same options, minus ANY RTC options, chose all the SATA/IDE options, and installed. When I rebooted, I got to the grey/silver screen and got the "Stayin' Alive" music playing. That sounded promising...After the song finished, the grey screen stayed and nothing changed. I started trying some keys and got the "screen reader" or whatever it is called to start talking to me explaining how the screen reader works in Mac and to use the arrow keys to learn all about it. But, still no display (other than the grey screen). Does this sound like a display driver issue? It does to me since I didn't choose any "VGA" options when I installed. Should I pick one of those? An intel one or ones to match my video card? I wonder why the guide didn't explicitly say other options selected (display, network) during install, unless that install didn't require them? Seems unlikely, though... Anyway, my next attempt is going to have a few more options selected, one being an intel VGA option, unless someone things I'm going down the wrong path here? Any thoughts/suggestions/comments before I try that? Thanks...
  7. Installing iATKOS_S3_v2 help

    I also have an NC6400 and tried the same distro you did. I see the same files you are showing on your screenshot (I burned the image using Windows, as well). My laptop is able to boot from the DVD though. You may want to check the MD5 checksum of your iso. I did that with mine and verified it was correct. I'm currently trying to troubleshoot my installation...having some trouble getting it installed... Sorry I couldn't be more help than a voice of hope...
  8. DNS Problems

    I tried that but it didn't work...but my solution was to disable (uninstall) Shrew Soft VPN - it mucks with the DNS when I run VMs in VirtualBox. I hope this helps someone else...
  9. DNS Problems

    I've got the same problem - running iDeneb 1.3 10.5.5 on VirtualBox 3.1.6... I'm so close to getting networking going but just held up by this wacky DNS issue...is it a driver issue for sure? or something that I can configure? any ideas?
  10. Windows + VirtualBox = MAC OS

    I'm stumped with the same problem - can't access router or beyond but can access other machines on the LAN just fine. my machine specs: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...product=4006020 running iDeneb 10.5.5 in VirtualBox 3.1.6 the mac address shown by ifconfig is 00:00:00:00:00:00 but nothing happens every time I attempt to change it...the change doesn't stick. any ideas what I could try?