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    Kalyway OSX86 10.4.10 Installer

    I have an AMD TL-50 with SSE3, although no version ever has recognized the SSE3, still it has worked well with SSE2. I installed the AMD patch and got no joy. For funnies I installed with the original disk without the AMD options since in the past the Intel options worked for me and the AMD didn't. I selected the default installation options and AMD and SSE2 patch options. After extensions configurations, I get hundreds of segment faults.
  2. First, if there is such an animal as a hackintosh, surely we should have the equivelant term for the Windows side of things. I suggest Hackinwin. Installing Windows O.S. on a Macintosh machine is surely the equivilant of installing Mac O.S. on an IBM compatible. Except legally? While Apple did the logical and correct thing, creating bootcamp when someone finally managed to create the first Hackinwin, which was if you can't beat'm - join'm! It gave them control over the process. But interestingly enough, I believe Apple has set themselves up for a flurry of legal arguments. Can permission and support for Vista and XP installions on Macs lead to the impression of "implied consent" in doing the exact reverse, installing Mac O.S. on a "P.C."? I think we're also geting very close to anti-trust acts where companies, will be forced to divorce hardware from software. This barbaric practice of only allowing certain one O.S. on a computer is equivalent to forcing people to sign contracts to only watch certain channels when they buy a TV. Communication companies will fight this of course. The logical extension is that you shouldn't be able to sell a phone and then lock it so you can only use it with their company. Any lawyers out there that can give us any insight into what might happen in the future in regards to this topic?
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    Mac OS X 10.4.8 on HP NX6125 ...

    in /library/preferences/systemconfiguration/networkworkinterfaces.plist backup file change en0 to en1 then change the integer 0 to 1. save changes update owner and group to root:wheel if necessary reboot
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    HOTiSO Mac (OSX 10.4.6) x86 onto Vista/XP

    I don't know if you resolved your problems yet but... I added a boot.ini with a fake entry for windows XP. Then I put chain0 in the root drive of Vista and added an entry for chain0 to boot.ini Vista then configured a boot using chain0 which works fine for me. I also have the 200m video, no one has come up with anything great for it but the closest is Callisto B003. I entered my vendor and product IDs per instructions but did not enter any hex code. Callisto was able to configure it from there and it allows me to change resolutions but no QE. Also, I have found that sometimes its better to start with an older version of OS X and then upgrade. What is also VERY handy is to make your computer a triple boot. I installed Umbuntu. If any thing goes wrong I can boot into Umbuntu and copy/delete/edit files on my OS X partition. Try various versions of the kernel. If an older installation works, then you can try newer kernels by entering them at the command line during the boot (I name them by version e.g. kernel_10.4.7). If the kernel doesn't work then you can use the default kernel.
  5. I've got the same device and have had no luck for months - fortunately the Griffin iMic works great. It's plugs into a USB port and works like a charm, you can use a headset or plug in external speakers. Since it also has mic input you can use Skype too. As a plus its plug-n-play in Windows and Ubunutu Linux. My computer is triple boot and I can use the iMic in all three OS.
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    vista chain 0 edit

    I do not have what you want, but I can guess maybe your problem is that you only have Vista and OS X and have lost your boot loader to boot OS X. create a text file called boot.ini and put it in c:\ then add the following text into it. This will trick Vista into running the boot loader and give you the choice between Vista and OS X [boot loader] timeout=30 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS [operating systems] multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Stub" C:\chain0="Mac OS X"
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    Freeing space on the startup disk

    Yes you're right. It seemed to work for others, and XPostFacto is a gem, but when it came down selecting my installation partition - if it wasn't the first one and <8GB it wouldn't let me choose it. As a side note: Using XPostFacto and bootx I was able to tripleboot an old wallsteet between OS 9, Tiger, and Ubuntu.
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    Help with shrinking a partition.

    It is often desirable to make the first partition a small FAT32 partition. Some installations of Windows (and other OS) will insist on it. So if there's any possibility you'll be swapping around OS make an initial FAT32 of at least 128MB. You'll probably be happier with 512MB.
  9. I've seen some people having problems because they didn't allocated enough disk space when originally installing OS X. I've been through this because my Wallstreet had an 8GB barrier for the startup disk installation. The following suggestions may help keep your startup disk lean and mean. 1. Use Swap Cop to move your swap space to another partition (I'm not brave enough). 2. Uninstall localized languages using Monolingual or other tool. 3. Remove unnecessary printer drivers. 4. Create another applications directory at the root of another partition. a. Some applications can be installed anywhere, but some have to be installed on your startup disk. When installing new software attempt to install on the duplicate Application directory. b. Move existing applications from your startup directory to your duplicate if possible (you can move back if you break it). c. Add your duplicate Applications folder to the finder's go menu for simplicity. 5. OR --- More sophisticated - move your entire Applications folder to another partition and create a symbolic link from the root of your startup disk. This worked well for me for weeks until I ended up reinstalling for another reason. 6. One could move and create a symbolic link for their home directory also in theory. I saw a thread for doing something similar to this somewhere on this site. Warning - make a backup of your partition before attempting these steps. P.S. A few tips. When installing new kext files, or editing existing ones - Simply rename the old ones such as sudo mv AppleHDA.kext AppleHDA.kext.orig. There's no point into deleting kext files you may need again later, simply renaming their extensions will deactivate them. After installing OS X or an upgrade archive your entire /system/library/extensions/ folder so that you can restore kext files if needed. As you upgrade through 10.4.3 to 10.4.4 etc., you'll have extension archives for each version. Keep a detailed record of modifications you've made to get your system to work plus a copy of those programs, scripts, and kexts you used to make them. Some you may never find again. Burn all of them to a CD. If you screw up your installation, having those records and items handy will make the reinstall a breeze.
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    Lose Wireless and DVD after second reboot

    Go to /library/preferences/systemconfiguration then edit networkinterfaces.plist. Change en0 to en1 and change integer 0 to integer 1. Fix disk permissions, then reboot. Go to networking and it should detect your wireless.
  11. I installed 10.4.5, then found 10.4.6 , 10.4.7, and 10.4.8 and installed then sequentially (of course).
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    Callisto install question

    http://www.3dexpress.de/ I found this link at Wikipedia when searching edid. I hope this can help you.
  13. I've have this notebook in a dual boot configuration. Wireless works great. Video is just the default. Sound doesn't work, but an iMic works great for that. Boots with cpus=1 all of the time. Still working on the dual processors, does run sometimes with both. The APCI battery fix works with this book. USB works.
  14. Mariuxz, double check your vendor code, I'm not sure but I thought vendor and dev codes were 4 digits in length?
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    SSE2 + SSE3 during installation

    Also, I have the AMD Turion 64 X2. CPU-Z reports it has SSE3. When I boot Mac (deadmoo) it shows SSE and SSE 2 during the verbose startup but not SSE3. Anyone know if that's because of the SSE2 patch? If I removed it (and how?) would I be able to use SSE3?