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Cliffton Beach

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  1. Boot Think up and running here. Used the boot0 and boot1h options to install on a separate partition on my MBR partitioned drive. I've got XP (system), another NTFS partition for data, the bootloader partition and OSX. With CHameleon I get all four to choose from, while with Boot Think I can have it only show XP and OSX. I had to set the XP part. to active for Boot Think to count it as bootable. This tells me that two windows installs on one drive won't work if you set Boot Think to hide unbootable partitions, as only one can be set active at a time. A limitation sure, but for my setup it works. It would be nice to have some configurability to more closely control which partitions get shown (either in this or Chameleon) and how they are labelled. Hopefully a future version of one of these loaders will allow that. kexts all in /Volumes/EFI/Darwin/S/L/E and working fine.
  2. ps/2 keyboard help

    USB sucks for keyboards. I mean, it's great for everyday use, but blows chunks when you want to have several keys held down at once. With USB you can have a max of 6 keys (plus a couple modifiers) held at once and registered by the computer due to USB bandwidth limitations. With ps/2 you can have them all held down at once, if the keyboard supports it. Since very very few do, USB is "good enough" for almost everybody. But if you have an n-key rollover capable keyboard, you have to use it with ps/2 to get the benefits. http://www.deckkeyboards.com/forum/viewtop...p?f=2&t=520
  3. Keyboard and Trackpad fix "AFTER" 5.2 update?

    All working well? Including reboot? If so, would there be a possibility for someone to pack up the acpiplatform, nub etc that work with ps2 and reboot? There are so many of them floating around I'm not sure which is which anymore on my machine.
  4. No reason it shouldn't work. I moved a Tiger install from an internal to an external (to make room for Leopard ). I just used diskutil to make an image then restored it to a different partition. Had to mess around with the bootloader a bit, bit it wasn't too bad. Like smorf suggested, a new install wouldn't be terrible. You can import your settings and files from the old install. Of course that won't import system files you might have changed since installing, and I don't know if it gets all your apps. Really I see nothing wrong with just copying it over. Just be prepared to understand your bootloader. Which one do you use to choose your OS on startup?
  5. Keyboard and Trackpad fix "AFTER" 5.2 update?

    This works for me, in that PS2 KB and mouse work. But reboot does not work. I have an AppleACPIPlatform.kext where reboot works with 10.5.2, but no PS2. Is there a solution for 10.5.2 that allows reboot to work and PS2?
  6. [How to] Install 10.5.2 Update [TUTORIAL]

    PS/2 mouse and keyboard work after this, but now reboot doesn't work. Same result with appleacpiplatform.kext from brazilmac (same one maybe?) PS\2 mouse and KB work, but no reboot. Is there a way to have ps2 input and working reboot with 10.5.2 yet?
  7. [How to] Install 10.5.2 Update [TUTORIAL]

    Success installing on a brazilmac install that had previously been patched to 10.5.1 using EFI + MBR. PS2 mouse and KB work fine. Haven't checked reboot yet. About this Mac has wrong CPU speed (4 ghz instead of 2.4) and more info is broken. I'll mess around with .kexts I guess. Any suggestions from people with about this mac working? Or is that anyone?
  8. Confirmation of MacBook Air?

    Fake! Fake! Fake! ..wait, what? haha simetimes you just gotta believe.
  9. Apple Patents WGA-styled Anti-Piracy System

    There is a few things wrong with this. Dealing with different distros is a problem only for a company that wants to release binary only software. The Linux distros are all source compatible. An open source app that runs on one will run on another. Supporting distro X is then done by distro X. But we don't even need to be talking about Apple releasing software (open or not). Open specs would be nice. Documenting the iTunesDB would be nice. The guys behind libgpod have made a library that enables various apps (gtkpod, amarok) to work with the iPod pretty darn well, and have done so with no specs. Providing then with specs would be all Apple would need to do. They pointedly have not done so, so we are stuck constantly reverse engineering each new iteration of the iTunesDB. That's Apple in a nutshell. More on topic: I hope Apple doesn't go the route feared by some of the more doomsday posts in this thread. Linux is in no way ready to step into Apple's shoes easy-usability wise. I'm fine with it (and very thankful I have enough computer knowledge to work easily with Linux), but it will be a while before I can ever recommend it as a worry free OS to someone for whom I won't be there for constant tech support.
  10. Nvidia 8800 Series. Which one works?

    There is no 8800gts 640mb g92. The g92 GTS will have 512 MB vram. Also, you are missing the 256 MB version of the 8800gt (g92) And just so no one is confused: the g92 GTS is not yet available. For the next couple weeks any GTS you can buy will be compatible with hackintosh. Probably longer as the new card will possibly be as out of stock as the 8800gt has been. Of course, the g92 version is far faster, so hopefully it will be compatible soon.
  11. The Wife killed my Hackintosh! Grrr!

    Sorry to necro post, but this isn't a problem for me, and can easily be prevented. 1: run as a limited user. When elevating privileges instead of typing your own password for sudo, you su to a user who does have sudo priveleges then sudo from there. Installing something in system Apps dir requires you to type the admins name and password instead of just your password. System updates can't be done without knowing the admin's password. It's not that much harder to do than running as a user with sudo privileges, and prevents anyone from running system update without your knowledge. 2: use the EFI patch. Unless an edited kext needed for your hardware is replaced you can survive a system upgrade in fine shape (this assumes you aren't using SSE2 or AMD). If a kext is replaced it's a simple matter opf restoring it, if you've kept a backup of every edited kext you installed (just a good idea) I do both, 2 for the convenience and 1 for the simple security. I'd highly recommend 1, 2 is pretty nice as well.
  12. Intel Wireless driver

    What are the odds of ever having WPA2 PSK support? I don't mean to be demanding, I would just need that before I could use this driver. I think your work so far is amazing and all, just curious about the WPA2
  13. Remarkable Ubuntu Poll

    This is what happens when you aim your distro at newbies. That is to say when you aim to attract new users from Windows land with your distro. You end up with a lot of people who don't know what they are doing. Linux just isn't ready for primetime yet, unless someone does like Apple and sells a limited set of hardware preloaded with Linux. As long as it has to work on any of millions of hardware combos, it isn't ready, not for Joe Average anyway. And that's exactly who Ubuntu is attracting. I'm sure most distros would have similar results if they had the sheer volume of Linux newbs giving them a try. Ubuntu works well I think, but there is IMHO slightly too much hype, attracting people who really aren't ready for Linux yet (or vice versa). That will help them improve but I'm not sure it helps the image of Linux too much.
  14. Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Leopard How-to (Updated 1/10)

    I combined the EFI thing with the 10.5.1 update (that is to say I got the vanilla kernel by running the 10.5.1 update) and I'm up and running. I'm still using AHCI on the purple ports, and it is a bit slower to boot now. Might try IDE like a poster above me. Xbench disk performance isn't bad, with every category 90 or above aside from one (IIRC the 4k random writes) which is like 9 haha. And that's with a RAID 1 card between the Mobo and the hard drives. Reboot doesn't work. I've never tried sleep ever with any version of osx86 This whole thing is getting awfully close to just working.
  15. Using Leopard 10.5.1. disk1s1 = linux, disk1s2 = osx, disk1s3 = XP. disk1s5 is my data partition. Lilo is in the MBR as my bootloader. With VMWare Fusion 1.1 I was unable to get anything going. Choosing a boot camp partition and run or settings cause Fusion to try to create a VM profile but it never finished and after killing Fusion the VM wasn't runnable. Fusion 1.0 worked better, I was able to create a VM profile. I set the Windows partition active, but on starting Fusion it ran Lilo from the hard drive's MBR (and failed). I finally followed someone else's advice and downloaded a SuperGrub ISO and set the VMs CD drive to "Use Disk Image". When I started the VM I pressed f2 to access the "BIOS" and set it to boot from CD. Once SuperGrub started I was able to choose to boot the windows partition. Works fine, though I don't have access to the data partition (disk1s5, a fat32 partition) from within the VM. It's all a bit of a hassle. If it were really important for me to have a windows VM for certain apps I'd probably just install Windows in a regular VM and forget about getting the "boot camp" partition running in VMWare. It's doable at least.. Also, now that I have a VM set up, I can run it with Fusion 1.1. I just can't get it set up in the first place with 1.1. 1.0 seems to be necessary to start, at least for me.