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  1. Hey, I'm not sure where to post this exactly. I figured this was the best place. Anyway I was considering getting a Macbook Pro, but my Dell already is a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB or Ram, etc. So I'm not too far away from a Macbook Pro. I currently have Leopard 10.5.8 installed on my laptop. Upgraded from iATKOS v7. Anyway I was thinking of upgrading to Snow Leopard, to upgrade and in hopes that maybe I can work on fixing my shutdown/restart issue. I keep seeing everyone mention the retail disk and the only thing I can find is the $29 upgrade disc at Best Buy/Apple's online store, is this what you guys are using for retail copies? Also I keep searching and am probably searching the wrong terms, but is there any thread you can direct me to, or can anyone give me q uick lowdown on the advantage of SnowOSX vs. using a retail disk? Thanks for the help guys!
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    Leopard won't boot after attempt to sleep

    Are you running 10.5.7 or did you upgrade to 10.5.8? When running 10.5.7 I luckily had no issues when it came to using sleep, but once I upgraded to 10.5.8, sleep no longer worked. http://thireus.dareyourmind.net/index.php/...os-1058-install I used the SleepEnabler.kext file I got from that site and that fixed my sleep issue. I'm still wishing I could find a way to reboot/shutdown properly with NVidia drivers.
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    10.5.8 upgrade from iAtkos v7 on Intel DX58SO

    This is an odd one for me, but I just updated my 10.5.7 and upon first boot everything looked ok, then it failed. I someway messed it up. I reloaded 10.5.7 and then immediately updated and I didn't even need to reinstall anything and it worked. I used iATKOS v7 as well. Broke my sound and sleep, but got those sorted out eventually.
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    How to get your Nvidia card working in Leopard!

    As mentioned probably by others. Hate to bring up old topics, but this was a fantastic thread. I've tried so many things for hours attempting to get full video card support with Quartz Extreme. I came across this and it worked like a charm with my GeForce 8400M GS. Only thing I did differently was use NVKush instead of NVInject. I've come across people saying that NVKush seems to be better with the 8400M. Thanks again!
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    Shutdown kext for iatkos 10.5.7?

    I'm actually wondering about this too. I found in one thread that this seems to be just an issue related to the Nvidia drivers. If I could find something to fix the shutdown/restart issue I'd pretty much have my OS X install running perfectly.
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    Random kernel panics

    My issues is kind of related to this. I have a Dell Inspiron 1420. I managed to install iAtkos v7 on it. I'm running a triple boot system with Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.04, and Mac OS X(what I'm on right now). Anyway it'll randomly get kernel panics when booting. I haven't encountered a kernel panic while using the OS yet, but sometimes it'll kernel panic while booting and freeze my computer. I'll restart it and try again using the -v and -f options exactly like I did when it froze and now it won't kernel panic and startup. Any advice on what I need to look at for a clue as to what the issue is?
  7. Hey guys, new here. I actually just started using Ubuntu about a week ago and I'm learning a whole bunch of new stuff. I quickly got accustomed to Grub 2 and how to edit the menus, etc. I decided I wanted to try and do an OSx86 triple boot between Ubuntu, OS X, and Win 7. After several tries I managed to get everything working except for OS X. I stumbled across this thread after a google search and I have to say that first post really helped me out. So far it seems like I actually have less trouble booting into OS X than I did before. For some reason when I boot via Grub 2 it will actually shutdown and restart OS X correctly as well. I don't know if you guys figured it out or not, but I noticed that you can have Grub 2 load it with commands such as -x, -v, and -f. I just have it set like this: menuentry "MacOS X (32-bit)" { set root='(hd0,4)' insmod video insmod vbe gfxmode="1440x900x32" xnu_kernel /mach_kernel rd=disk0s4 -v -f if [ /System/Library/Extensions.mkext -nt /System/Library/Extensions ]; then xnu_mkext /System/Library/Extensions.mkext else xnu_kextdir /System/Library/Extensions fi } I had tested it by just throwing -x in there and it booted up in safe mode no problem. Or leave it and just hit the e key on that menu item in Grub 2 and add in whatever command you want it to boot with. Even if you guys have already come across this, I at least wanted to say thanks for the help!