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  1. I'm connected to the Internet!! So heres the catch. I needed to install 10.6.3 -> Combo Update 10.6.5 -> Install 10.5 kernel -> Copy kexts in /E /S/L/E -> repair permissions. The other big catch is that the Atheros card WONT connect to any other network except a 802.11g with WEP or WITHOUT any encryption. I tried all odd combinations but it did not connect to anything other than g/WEP combo. Edit: Forgot to add the benchmark results
  2. I am using WPA on 'n' network (2.4Ghz). I tried all configurations including opening up my network (no encryption at all) and yet it did not work!
  3. I dont have the lan cable plugged in and I did overwrite all kexts, repaired permissions and rebooted. Nothing! I am going to try and reinstall Snow Leopard and update it using the combo update before installing it into the foxconn and see if that makes any difference. One question though, are you guys connecting to a 802.11g router or 802.11n? What security is on the router? WPA/WPA2/WEP?
  4. The way I did it was installed 10.6.3. Got the foxconn booting. Then installed the combo update for 10.6.5. I installed the kext over and repaired permissions and rebooted but its a no-go! I am able to see the card, I am also able to see the wireless networks but I'm just not able to connect to them!
  5. Good news! I was able to get everything working EXCEPT the wireless =( The gotcha for the initial install process was most likely that I was using Leopard 10.5.8 instead of Snow Leopard (10.6.5). So its important that we follow this entire installation process on atleast 10.6.3 and ideally 10.6.5. For the wireless problem, I am able to see my wireless network. I am able to select it and enter my password BUT it doesn't connect. It immediately gives an error which says "Connection timeout". Its pretty irritating that I can see the wireless networks but cannot connect to them. Any ideas?
  6. No luck =( Followed each and every step. Now I think its because I am doing this on a 10.5.8 system instead of 10.6.5.
  7. I verified that the bios is set to AHCI (Infact I reflashed the BIOS with the exact one that you had posted). Then I created a new GUID partition and formatted it using disk util. Installed 10.6.3, dropped the /Extras folder and 4 kexts in /S/L/E and also replaced the mach_kernel. I'll try to repair permissions using kext util (I was actually using disk util to repair permissions) But I should've atleast gotten to Chameleon's boot prompt, right?
  8. Hi Breathless, I tried both methods. Its a no-go! I also tried looking at the partition in Gparted (Ubuntu) and it seems that it is set as Primary & Active. BTW, can you point me to the utility to fix permissions as well?
  9. Breathless, thanks for the pointer. I will try it tonight. BTW I am making the partition and everything from Leopard 10.5.8 Macbook Pro. I'm selecting GUID partition as the option. Shouldn't do it correctly.
  10. Actually you should run DOSFLASH.BAT which came along with the BIOS update. BTW I'm not able to even get to the Chameleon boot screen. My machine just hangs with a black screen with a cursor blinking on the top left corner. Any suggestions?
  11. Thanks to both of you for all the hard work on this. What are the figures like on a Mac Mini?
  12. wow thats an amazing guide, breathless! Thanks a lot!
  13. I've been trying to get OS X on my Foxconn NT-330i. I dont care if its 10.5 or 10.6. Heres a link to the vendor site: http://www.foxconnchannel.com/product/Bare...330i/index.html Heres the lspci -nn output: 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Host Bridge [10de:0a82] (rev b1) 00:00.1 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller [10de:0a88] (rev b1) 00:03.0 ISA bridge [0601]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 LPC Bridge [10de:0aad] (rev b2) 00:03.1 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller [10de:0aa4] (rev b1) 00:03.2 SMBus [0c05]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 SMBus [10de:0aa2] (rev b1) 00:03.3 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller [10de:0a89] (rev b1) 00:03.5 Co-processor [0b40]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Co-processor [10de:0aa3] (rev b1) 00:04.0 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller [10de:0aa5] (rev b1) 00:04.1 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller [10de:0aa6] (rev b1) 00:06.0 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller [10de:0aa7] (rev b1) 00:06.1 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller [10de:0aa9] (rev b1) 00:08.0 Audio device [0403]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 High Definition Audio [10de:0ac0] (rev b1) 00:09.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Bridge [10de:0aab] (rev b1) 00:0b.0 SATA controller [0106]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 AHCI Controller [10de:0ab9] (rev b1) 00:0c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0ac4] (rev b1) 00:10.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0aa0] (rev b1) 00:15.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0ac6] (rev b1) 00:16.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0ac7] (rev b1) 00:17.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0ac7] (rev b1) 00:18.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0ac7] (rev b1) 03:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation ION VGA [10de:087d] (rev b1) 05:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet [1969:1063] (rev c0) 06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002b] (rev 01) Its basically an nvidia ION based system which uses Atom 330 processor. I have 2GB RAM installed and connected to a Dell 2209WA (1680x1050) monitor. I have tried guides to installing Snow Leopard on similar systems but I keep failing. So I would like to start from a clean slate. Here are the things I have: 1. Snow Leopard 10.6 2. Leopard 10.5 DVD 2. 16GB USB flash drive 3. Macbook running 10.5.8 I want to use the USB flash drive to install. I know I need to create a partition and restore Snow Leopard / Leopard DVD to it. Then I need to install Chameleon bootloader. But now here are my problems: 1. Chameleon bootloader I get doesn't seem to have an installer app 2. Where do I get kexts which are needed to boot my box? 3. How do I know what kexts are required for my machine? 4. Whats a DSDT and do I really need to modify it? If you were to go about trying to install OS X on this box, what are the steps you'd follow? Help me out guys, please! Thanks
  14. Heres an update. Foxconn tech support gave me a BIOS which has the SATA mode option unhidden. Now I can select AHCI, IDE or SATA operation. But the issue is not that we dont have AHCI option enabled. I think its more of a USB problem. The reason for this conclusion is that I created a 10.6 USB Install Disk. Then installed Chameleon and finally used netkas' bootloader. I also found a patched 10.6.2 kernel which allows Atom support but after all this the boot process hangs with an error similar to "UIMInitialize - could not get chip to halt within 100 ms". This is the killer because I am booting off of USB and the USB subsystem is not initializing and hence we get "Still waiting for root device". Anybody got any ideas?
  15. Ok the link I posted is a dead-end unless we can find a kext that supports Nvidia MCP79 IDE mode, we're screwed.