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About faraz.yashar

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  1. 10.5.8 Upgrade Screws with my Second Hard Drive

    I just tried switching the drives so that now OS X is installed on the 150 GB drive. This time nothing starts up. I get an Apple with a circle and a cross through it on loading. Any ideas at all or will this be my umpteenth topic that goes unanswered?
  2. Help with Dell Optiplex GX270.

    Get Boot 132 Generic ISO, burn it to a disc. Boot the computer using that CD. After the prompt loads, switch to the installation disc. Hit enter, and where it asks you which drive you want to boot from, hit enter for the default drive (should not match the disk numbers). Then you'll be prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, and everything should work from there. Cheers!
  3. I've tried everything. I have manually update to 10.5.8 and used the iDeneb Combo Update. For whatever reason when jumping from 10.5.x to 10.5.8 (yes, that includes 10.5.7 to 8) my secondary hard disk gets irreparably jacked up from the perspective of my OS X installation. Here's an example of some of the nonesense: I've change the OS X partition to disk0, I've used the secondary disk as a time machine drive and then made the update. In EVERY circumstance this happens. My 150 GB drive turns into a 130 GB drive, sometimes with no partition, sometimes with a larger partition that the displayed disk size. Is there some way to manually fix this or is there anyway to add a second internal disk after installation of 10.5.8?
  4. iDeneb 10.5.8 Combo Update vs. Manual Update

    Discoveries: The iDeneb 10.5.8 Update may severely screw with any secondary disks or partitions that you may have on your make. The update is fast, but good luck trying to get everything else back in place. It turned my 150 gb Time Machine drive into a 130 gb drive with an unreadable 148 gb partition. Way to go iDeneb!
  5. How to do a Time Machine Restore with the ToH fix?

    I managed to get another iPC disc working.
  6. How to do a Time Machine Restore with the ToH fix?

    My Kalyway disc hangs whenever I click "Continue" at the "Restore Your System" page. The iPC disc goes through the preparation process for several hours and fails.
  7. What boot loader are you using to get into your system? And what build of OS X did you install with?
  8. Is there any difference between using the iDeneb 10.5.8 Combo Update or manually updating the system through each upgrade pack other than convenience? I think the iDeneb Update leads to a slower build, but I'm not quite sure.
  9. So I managed to severely #$@% up my beautiful installation by installing the wrong USB fix... I wisely did a backup with Time Machine. The only problem is that my computer requires the ToH fix to use Time Machine and that doesn't come built in by default on any of my installation CD's. I do own Leopard and Snow Leopard installation discs (aren't I a good little Hackintosh boy?), and I can load them using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] if necessary for a solution. The hacked builds I have are Kalyway 10.5.2 and iPC 10.5.6 Final.
  10. Do you have any secondary kernels sitting on the drive? If not, install one and try booting with that kernel to see what happens. Also, make sure you use the Boot 132 Generic disc since I think you've killed your boot.plist.
  11. Sluggish After Upgrade with Some Weird Side Effects

    Solved: Graphics drivers had to be reinstalled to support hardware acceleration.
  12. Sluggish After Upgrade with Some Weird Side Effects

    I used the disk utility on an install disk to nuke the hard drive that had Chameleon loaded. I think the partition tables got really screwed up in my OS X installation. Even using fdisk didn't help. Now for the question of why the hell does 10.5.8 run like a cow compared to 10.5.2-10.5.7??
  13. Sluggish After Upgrade with Some Weird Side Effects

    The only idiot I'd be keeping away from the partition is me, and since I wanted to change the boot.plist for Chameleon, this is extremely inconvenient.
  14. I upgraded to 10.5.8, and I'm running the latest voodoo kernel on a 2 GHz P4. Sadly, 10.5.8 runs like a freakin' cow compared to 10.5.2-10.5.7. Is there any way to fix this or did the ol' Leopard get insanely fat? Old news... I decided to nuke the drive using Disk Utility on my install disc and rebuilt the partitions. If you have any idea how this happened feel free to chip in.
  15. Retail Install from 10.5.7 CD

    I just gave it a shot. The install hangs at the Apple Logo at the Mac OS X installer boots up.