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  1. Can't edit ACPI settings

    All right, I think I've discovered the cause of the problem. I used my existing hackintosh to load the install dvd to a flash drive. Now, though the install still doesn't begin, the EFIs don't grey out. When using Empire EFI, I see an error saying that ACPI table was not loaded, or something similar. I assume this means ACPI is not configured right. The problem is, my BIOS doesn't have any options related to acpi. What can I do?? By the way, if it's relevant, I'm using a modified install disk that allows me to install SL on my MBR disk without reformatting into GUID. Also, changed the topic title to reflect my discovery. I hope that this doesn't violate forum etiquette...
  2. Can't edit ACPI settings

    Is there a different way to install SL? I seem to be unable to find a guide on insanelymac (sorry, but I have actually looked quite a bit). Is there another EFI I should try?
  3. Can't edit ACPI settings

    I successfully used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]/[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] on my laptop. However, since there is no good kext for my video card, I'm trying to use it on an older desktop (an emachines t5224 if you're interested). It's processor is a Pentium D 820 and it has 2 gigs of DDR2 (for additional specs, check http://www.emachines.com/products/products.html?prod=T5224 Anyway, I've unplugged all externals, switched to AHCI, etc. The computer boots off of [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] just fine, but when I switch disks and hit f5, the borders just sort of grey out and nothing happens. I've tried this with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] supported and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] nvidia, and Empire EFI. What do I need to do?
  4. Intel GMA4500 / GL 4x Express Chipset

    I did in fact read the entire post, and indeed, the whole discussion up to this point. Thus followed my successful use of Deviato's method. I apparently didn't realize that there was a difference between native and screen resolution. Also, I confess that I have no idea what a DSDT table is, or what modifying it would accomplish. I have read posts in other topics (yes, I have tried to research this) that discussed how to alter some file to coerce OS X into using more VRAM. In my ignorance, I thought it was possible that there was some sort of easy fix. I apologize for the offense I appear to have caused. Thanks again for all that you do!
  5. Intel GMA4500 / GL 4x Express Chipset

    Hi everyone! This is my first post, and I'm new to Macs, so please bear with me. Anyway... I'm running 64-bit SL, and I have the Intel GMA 4500MHD. I believe that I have 1820 mb of VRAM. I was thankfully able to change my screen resolution using the method described above, but the system seems laggy. I think that SL is not seeing or using all of my VRAM. Is there a way to fix this? If there's not, are you planning to make a kext for 64-bit users? If not, would I lose much if I just downgraded to Leopard and used the kext for it? Sorry if I said anything stupid or posted in the wrong place I'm not too familiar with graphics cards or OS X. Thanks to you and all of the hackintosh community for all that you've done! My installation has been remarkably easy and straightforward, with the graphics being my final difficulty. I really appreciate your clear (and working!) description of how to change the screen resolution!
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