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  1. XenServer 5.5 Update 2 runs quite well on pre-2008 mac minis. XenServer 5.6 installs fine, but network is broken. However, running XenServer on a machine with 2 GB RAM is not funny at all Regards Sven
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    Offically Install DVD

    There is currently no way that i am aware of to boot an unpatched intel mac os on a pc. You coud either get one of thode shiny JaS or uphuck releases, they are known to work pretty well, but it would be illegal to download them. If you don't want to do that, you could make a fresh start, like our DVD-releasing friends did: (MacOS and Darwin experience strongly recommended!) 1. Prepare a PC MBR-based partition table on an empty hard drive 2. create one or more primary partitions, mark the one to boot from as bootable 3. go to your mac-owning friend, connect the drive externally, format your partition as HFS+J, get some information about the partition, where it is located (/dev/disk2s1 for example) 4. Load up the DVD (but don't launch "Install OS X"!) 5. from /Volumes/<name of dvd>/System/Installatin/Packages/ launch OSInstall.mpkg, select your empty and bootable partition as target 6. you need to get a semthex or netkas mach_kernel, IRC is your friend 7. you need to get and copy some PC-specific booting stuff to usr/standalone/i386/ boot boot0 boot1h boot1u chain0 These are usually found on the hacked DVDs, the darwin ones won't work you also need /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist 8. you need a Darwin tool named "startupfiletool", should not be hard to get 9. Unmount (but don't eject your drive) 10. launch Terminal.app, type dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdisk0s2 !!! where rdisk0s2 is the one from step 3 !!! startupfiletool -v /dev/rdisk2s1 /usr/standalone/i386/boot 11. Go home, try booting 12. Apply patches and drivers for your hardware
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    Intel Q965 / ICH8DO - Out of luck

    It is probably ACPI driver and/or BIOS related. Hirez, woud you do m a favour and try booting with -v debug=0x144 io=0xffffffff and tell us how far it gets? Cou could then disable AppleACPIPCI.kext to see if it gets any further There is one other thread that might be of interest for you: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...mp;#entry378435
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    ACPI problem, wont install

    I've got an Acer Veriton 6900pro with Q965 / ICH8DO with behaves exactly the same way. After disabling AppleACPIPCI.kext the DT was enumerated without crashing, but without PCI devices booting isn't really exciting... I think it's a buggy BIOS. Even Ubuntu 7.04 won't start until i use "irqpoll" as kernel option. Is there anything like "irqpoll" in current XNU kernles?
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    Intel Q965 / ICH8DO - Out of luck

    I have had some hope for 10.4.10, but that didn't fix it. Made an update to 10.4 10 w/ 8.10.1 kernel today, same result. :censored2:
  6. @Hirez My Acer Veriton 6900 won't work either. (Q965 / ICH8DO), but that's not specific to the uphuck release. I've set up some boxes already, and i am familiar with plist tampering, tried everything. Maybe, for us Q965/ICH8DO owners, a solution will be found. http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=56156
  7. I've got a new box (Acer Veriton 6900pro): Intel Core2Duo 1,86 GHz Intel Q965 w/ GMA3000 ICH8DO (4 SATA Ports at 0x28208086, 2 SATA Ports at 0x28258086) I just cant't get it to work... Tried netkas' 8.9.1 kernel, semthex, have been adding the device ids to AppleAHCIPort.kext - no luck. Booting from USB - same result. It freezes after Waiting for Boot Volume with UUID=[...] Waiting on <dict ID="0"><key>IOProviderClass[...] Keyboard NumLock not responding, i assume it hangs even before activating the kexts. I am using a sata drive with a working 10.4.9 system from another hackintosh. Is there anyone with a working setup on a Q965/ICH8DO, or am I out of luck? Thanks n0rad (not to be confused with that N.O.R.A.D. guy)
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    OSX wont boot from external USB HD

    Should work. The Installer has no problems with USB, and JaS' DVD did boot very well in my USB DVD drive (with root=disk1s3 given). However, newer OSx86 versions show some weird behaviour when Booting off USB. Sometimes I had to unplug/plug the drive in order to boot properly. Just give it a try and let us know wether it works.
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    OSX wont boot from external USB HD

    alexp, the mac os x kernel doesn't know about the BIOSes ability too Boot USB drives, it tries to boot off ATA/SCSI until it dies. I did encounter this problem myself while trying to install from an USB DVD drive. Fortunately, you can probably get this solved. You have to set your root device manually, eiter at boot time or in com.apple.Boot.plist: 1. Find out the drive and partition number where your installation resides Numbering scheme ist simple, diskNsM where N is the n-th hard drive beginning at 0, while M indicates the partition number (the first partition is 1). So if you have one internal drive and installed on first partition on USB drive it should be disk2s1 2. At boot prompt, type root=disk2s1 -v (see above!) 3. if it doesn't work, repeat from 1. 4. if it works, edit com.apple.Boot.plist Don't expect too much performance from Mac OS X while running from USB! Concurrent reads ad writes un USB HDDs are f***ing sloooow.
  10. i also get diskarbitrationd errors, booting hangs at blue screen with mouse pointer visible and movable. i have 915GM with Pentium m ULV 1.2 GHz system is JaS SSE2 10.4.8 with native extensions and r2d2 removed. i noticed that the boot process on my second test partition with native 10.4.8 got further than with previous betas, but not past blue screen either.
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    A Guide to 8.8.1 SSE2

    I've got beta9 running on my intel915-based notebook using JaS 10.4.8 SSE2 and Apple original kexts. I had to use AppleRTL8139Ethernet from 10.4.7, AppleIntelIntegradedFramebuffer from 10.4.5 AppleIntel915* from 10.4.5 IO80211 from 10.4.5 for wireless Atheros miniPCI card impersonating Airport There are some issues, but I don't know if they are sse2/kernel related: - "about this mac" crashes and logs me out instantly - Finder and Mail only show dates like 01-01-1970 - System clock is correct - selected text background is black insted of blue - quicktime does start, but won't play OT: today i got kicked and banned without warning from #kernel because of my nick (which i've been using in irc and insanlymac since august 2005 and it's not going to change). There are some really bold BOFHs in irc who would'n even think about asking. So this is for that BOFH if he can read: I am _not_ that leopard guy that called himself N.O.R.A.D. . I did not and will not pretend to be.
  12. Hey... it's a Mac! As with any mac hardware, just put it in and enjoy sven