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About laz77

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  1. Hi, I'm not sure what caused this particular error; probably some kext missing, since I was not following a particular guide for my mobo, but a bunch of different guides. (Sorry if I can't be more helpful here, but I'm not sure what exactly causes this error message).
  2. I finally solved the issue by following this guide. Regards.
  3. Hi Giorgio, first, thanks for the guide. I'm having a problem trying to flash my BIOS (on an asrock G31M-S R2.0); I booted with a DOS floppy, but when I execute "AFUDOS.EXE G31M-S130.ROM", I get the following error message: -Error: Problem opening file for reading. Has anyone else experienced this problem, or does anyone know how to solve this?. I've also tried upgrading from the BIOS itself with the instant flash utility, but it seems it doesn't recognize the file as an update file. By the way, my BIOS firmware is v. 1.80, and I took the afudos program from the oficial asrock BIOS update zip. Thanks in advance for any help! edit: Nevermind, I finally managed to flash the BIOS from windows and booted Snow Leopard... Man, I must say it's astonishing! It runs wicked fast, even faster than my native linux and windows installations. Thanks a lot for the guide, it works 100% once one has flashed the BIOS. Something weird though, is that the BIOS screen still says the firmware is version 1.80, but as long as it works, there's no problem. Regards.
  4. Hello people, I installed OS X 10.6 in a PC with an asrock G31M-S R2.0 motherboard and a Nvidia 7300 GT graphic card, but the boot process gets stuck with the following message: "netkas presents fakesmc, a kext which emulates smc device". These are my complete specs and setup: Motherboard: Asrock G31M-S R2.0, as I said before Processor: Core 2 Duo E7500 Graphics card: Nvidia 7300 GT RAM: 4GB First HDD (160 gb): windows and Linux Second HDD (320 gb): First partition=HFS partition (200 mb, unused). Second partition: OSX (32.47 Gib). The remaining disk space is for data. This was the procedure I followed: Burned the Empire EFI iso (v. 1.08) to a cd. Booted with this cd, replaced it with the OS X install dvd and made the installation from there. The installation went fine, the only thing is the installer was really slow to react to mouse clicks in some occasions. After the installation was complete I booted it with the empire EFI cd (selecting the OSX installation at the Empire EFI screen). After this, I installed chameleon 2.0 RC4 as detailed in the readme file, created an "Extra" directory inside the OSX partition root directory (/). Then I copied smbios.plist, com.apple.Boot.plist and dsdt.aml (obtained from my linux install /proc/acpi/dsdt file). Then I copied the following kexts inside /Extra/Extensions: CPUInjector.kext, Disabler.kext, fakesmc.kext, NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, OpenHaltRestart.kext, PlatformUUID.kext, SleepEnabler.kext and VoodooHDA.kext. After this, I fixed the permissions of /boot and /Extra/Extensions/* with chown and chmod. Now the problem is, if I try to boot my second HDD (where 10.6 is installed) from the mobo boot menu, I see the chameleon menu, but when I select the OSX partition, I see a lot of boot messages, but then it gets stuck with the message above ("netkas presents fakesmc, a kext which emulates smc device"). I'm not sure, but maybe there's something wrong with the files and kexts I used? (I took some of them from blackosx's guide, and others from the chameleon's support files, but maybe they're not meant for my specific hardware?) Something worth mentioning: If I use the empire EFI cd, I can boot the OSX installtion, but I must wait about 5 minutes until the system is usable, since it doesn't respond to the mouse clicks for about this time interval (only movements). Once the system begins to respond, I can use it, but some times it gets stuck with no aparent reason for a while with the coloured thing spinning (mostly when copying files from one place to another or when handling files from an USB thumb drive, etc., but it's a rather random thing). Any ideas about what could be wrong and how to fix it? Thanks in advance!
  5. Introduce yourself

    Hi, new user here. Linux user for years, and currently getting involved in the OSx86 world too (trying to set up my OSx86 install properly). Greetings!