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  1. zefram69

    RAM causing kernel panics

    I think you may be right. The symptoms are the same. When I go over 2G used, I do get a big ole' crash. This gave me a chance to go through the kexts I use, and the updated versions are: /Extra/Extensions/ACPIMonitor.kext - org.slice.ACPIMonitor (1.0) /Extra/Extensions/FakeSMC.kext - org.netkas.FakeSMC (3.1) /Extra/Extensions/IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext - org.chameleon.plist.IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector (1.0) /Extra/Extensions/NullCPUPowerManagement.kext - org.tgwbd.driver.NullCPUPowerManagement (1.0d2) /Extra/Extensions/NVClockX.kext - org.usrsse2.NVClockX (1.0d1) /Extra/Extensions/PlatformUUID.kext - com.superhai.driver.PlatformUUID (1.0) /Extra/Extensions/SuperIOFamily.kext - org.mozodojo.SuperIOFamily (1.0d1) /Extra/Extensions/SuperIOFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/F718x.kext - org.mozodojo.F718x (1.0) /Extra/Extensions/SuperIOFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/IT87x.kext - org.mozodojo.IT87x (1.0d1) /Extra/Extensions/SuperIOFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/PC8739x.kext - org.slice.PC8739x (1.0) /Extra/Extensions/SuperIOFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/W836x.kext - org.mozodojo.W836x (1.0d1) However, I'm still getting panics. Any idea what else could be at fault?
  2. I've been having random kernel panics since I set up my Hackintosh. The panic has always been with pmap_pv_remove. The other day, it came upon me to remove a stick of RAM and see if that solved my problem. It in fact did. I've been able to do things that I wasn't before (update Apeture, copy an HD movie, etc). I've tried placing the RAM into different slots, but with two sticks it is not stable. I've run memtest and geekbench, and neither found a problem. I can use either of the two sticks, and both work equally as well. I tried: Dual and Single Channel Setting the memory timing parameters manually/automatically Turning on/off Quiet & Cool Turning on/off Spread Spectrum But none of that worked. As my sig says, my mobo is MSI K9AG Neo2-Digital and the RAM is two sticks of Patriot DDR2 800MHz 5-5-5-12 timing 2.0v RAM (PDC24G6400ELK). Any ideas at all??? Edit: as a note, this system ran perfectly stable with Ubuntu previously... Seems to be something with OSX's specialness? The model of the computer is set to iMac9,1.
  3. zefram69

    10.6.3 on AMD

    Works for me! I used PC EFI 1.6 with chameleon 2rc4 and also the chocolate kernel. Empire does have some special way of loading an AMD specific kernel, but it wasn't working for me. I used a USB key to do my install, so I could play around with the installer itself. Everything works for me except sound (which I hope to fix tonight). Good luck!
  4. Yet another update! Finally got it working. I reinstalled with Empire EFI partition on the USB key, but that didn't work too well. I re-reinstalled with PC EFI 10.6, and that worked with the chocolate kernel. I had used a bunch of the kexts from Empire, just to be sure... I'll start a new thread one everything is working 100%. Right now, no sound and only 1024x768 video. Thanks for the advice along the way.
  5. A bit of an update. I tried some other kernels and tried to see if I could progress. I tried: pcj 0.9 pcj 1.1 chocolate kernel test7 voodoo legacy kernel I'm wishing these all had versions. The 0.9 gave nothing, wouldn't boot. test7 and voodoo had kernel panics. The rest gave me a grey screen when the boot was done. One interesting thing, pcj mach_kernel in 64 bit mode is what I've been using to install. In 32 bit mode it just gave the grey screen with no hope of loading the installer. I did manage to get a couple of panics with the stalled install. One was a page fault, so not that interesting. The other is a fault with pmap_pv_remove with a null pv_list in pmap_internal.h line 666 (ominously). Does this tell anyone anything?
  6. That guide didn't work for me, the test7 kernel isn't recognizing my CPU. Also, the guide was for someone who already had OSX installed... and I don't on that computer (only a MacBook). It did give me the idea of patching my DSDT, which worked! So, now I'm using Chameleon 2rc4 with pcj v1.1 kernel. I get through the installer, format the hard drive, but I can't get it to install. What happens is that the installer copies the pkg files to the hard disk, uncompresses BaseSystem.pkg and then HANGS. I don't know what it's doing. It's not even panicing most of the time, it just never moves on from that. I can then restart and use Terminal to see that the files have been decompressed... but whatever the installer is supposed to do after that never completes. Any ideas? Would it be an idea to force the install on the hard drive and then see if I can get it working after that? Thanks for the help so far, ratvn. John
  7. I'll throw my hat into the ring and hope you can give me some advice. I've been lurking for a while trying to find something that works. My setup is: MSI K9AG Neo2-Digital AM2 AMD 690G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM (PC2 6400) Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s I've tried different combinations and nothing has worked so far. It'd be hard to tell you exactly what I'm trying, as it's all a blur. With Chamaleon bootloader and whoever made kernel v0.9 and v1.1 recently, the furthest I've gotten is a kernel panic with the message "Should have 1 Threads, but only found 2 for Die 1." Using the associated System.kext as well as: DSDT.aml fakesmc NullCPUPowerManagement PlatformUUID Also using the retail DVD, modified about how the LifeHacker article stated. Any suggestions?