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About macaddict1234

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  1. Help with 5970 QE/CI

    Ok i've installed 10.6.4 using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], installed the snow leopard graphics update, then ran [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to put in custom kexts for the 5970, ran it again to repair permissions, haven't done anything with DSDT afaik (cos i haven't a clue about it and it doesn't seem to be necessary). System: Motherboard: GA-x58a-UD3R i7-930 6gb ram (OSX recognises only 4gb of it for some reason) graphics: XFX 5970 (2x 1gb) Oh running 64-bit mode, graphics enabler = yes and it boots fine at the correct resolution. Don't think there's anything i missed out Anyway following all those steps i managed to get it to recognise my card properly in system profiler (2nd gpu disabled) its running at max resolution for my monitor which is 1920x1080x32 so everything is fine i just don't have hardware acceleration, i've ran OpenGL Extension viewer and it shows it's running on Apple Software at the moment even though my card is recognised in the profiler. So i know QE/CI aren't enabled, my question is; How do i enable hardware acceleration and fix it so i have working QE/CI for my system? Any clues people, i've read about 10,000 posts on insanelymac.com, kexts.com, tonymacx86.com, netkas, etc etc
  2. 10.6 retail on Acer 5738g ATI 4570

  3. 10.6 retail on Acer 5738g ATI 4570

    *bump* Additional information its a PM45 Mobile chipset, core2duo T6600 which i've read should work with the bootloaders i've tried so it must be the graphics card that's causing the grey screen... is that anyone that can tell me how i modify kexts for the graphics card, there is a 3650 mobility on kexts.com but i dont know the code to modify, what program to do this with or how to add it to the ISO, do the kexts that live in preboot.dmg get loaded into the memory before you insert the Snow Leopard retail dvd? also heard of people starting in -v (verbose mode and being able to type things into the linux kernel to solve their woes, but i also don't know how this is done). Any help guys?
  4. Really getting fustrated trying to install OSX on this laptop. It's an Acer Aspire 5738g with the ATI mobility 4570 (512mb) graphics card. I've read hundreds of guides and pages online about this, but there must be something the guides aren't saying because i get the same issue every time. I've tried getting a working USB bootloader sorted but my laptop refuses to boot from a USB just giving a black screen with a blinking line at the top left... this would be my prefered method so i dont have to go through so damn many cds trying to get this working but i've since given up on this Bootloaders i've tried on CD: The latest chameleon RC4 bootloader [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] ATI [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Supported Results: Always the same, i burn the ISO to CD, everything works fine when i boot from a CD up to the Chameleon Screen where you eject the disk, insert the retail snow leopard disk press f5 to rescan and boot from the Mac OSX Install Disc. After this i get the Apple Symbol with the grey loading spiral then it works for a bit and produces a grey grey screen, then does nothing. I've tried editing the com.apple.Boot.plist to change Graphics Enabler from "Yes" to "No" but this has no affect, same outcome... So what's the problem? Is there anything else i need to add to the ISO before burning the bootloader to CD for my system? If so can you be SPECIFIC in your replies what i have to do and how i do this don't just say "oh you need to add such and such kexts". Edit: Essentially i'm looking for an ISO of a bootloader for my system that won't just give me the f*ckin grey screen when booting from my Snow Leopard Retail disc.
  5. Any News On ATI Mobile Radeon HD 4650?

    I'm also looking for this for a mobility 4570 though so far this is the best fix i've found: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...p;#entry1371268 No Quartz extreme or Core Image though should be able to run it at full resolution with this.
  6. Ok thanks, i've done a lot more reading on hackintosh's and it's my understand that all the bootloaders and chameleon and whatnot do is install a modified version of OSX with kexts injected for their particular hardware. I've seen people not able to even install OSX because they've had problems not getting a bootloader that caters for their hardware so i wondered would it be possible to use a mac to do a clean install of OSX 10.6 to a drive, then update it to 10.6.4 in the software update and just inject the kexts myself from a repository like kexts.com? Just thinking this way i'll have OSX installed no problem, i'll just need to mess around with drivers essentially to get my system to boot from that HD or is there something else that needs to be done with the BIOS? p.s. in case you're wondering, i have access to a friend's mac and my main computer atm is a windows pc, but i have a clean hd with no OS on it i could use for drive to dual boot onto OSX on the same system, or that's my hope
  7. Ok... well it said installing snow leopard on 10.6 intel core 2 duo, which i have. So where would i go for a guide that caters to my system, or would you be so kind to tell me how i can change your bootloader or the kexts or something so i can run it on my system. Done a lot of reading of different guides at this point and it seems there are so many hardware compatibility issues that it would be rediculously hard to find a guide that actually caters precisely to my own system, and i'd be better off finding one that's as similar as possible then just modifying it, but so far i've found nobody that has said... "oh by the way download this utility and change blah where it says blah to your system". Any help would be appreciated.
  8. Hi yeah i've tried burning some bootloaders to CD using Verdant's guide, i used a utility called "Infra Recorder" and successfuly burnt one image to disk which was successful up to the screen where it prompts you to press F5 to rescan and swap disks to retail snow leopard disk but when i press return to boot from my Retail 10.6 disk it produces a grey screen with lines (this was using ATI 4570 mobility external VGA to a monitor at 1920x1080). Tried again using a lower resolution with just the laptop screen itself 1366x768 i think this just produces a grey screen no lines, i've left it for 10-15 minutes so it definately wasn't still loading from the disk. p.s. this was after the screen with the chameleon and the whirling circle thing. My original question was how i can make a bootable pen drive not cd (as i've wasted a few disks trying to get a working one, had the problems listed above), i have a kingston 16gb i'd like to try it on, so how exactly do you burn an image file to a pen drive?
  9. without using a mac to do it, on windows 7 how do i create a bootable USB flash drive to put the preboot iso onto? I've already wasted several cds trying to get a working preboot to get my snow leopard to install... Do i just drag the contents of an ISO to a FAT32 pen drive and boot from it?
  10. Hi i read through your guide and have managed to burn the bootloader iso to cd and it comes up correctly named Legacy Boot CD, i manage to boot from the CD it comes up with the screen that prompts me to switch disks to my snow leopard install disk, so i then put in the disk and press return to boot from the snow leopard disk and it loads as far as the grey screen with the frog and the whirling OSX symbol then the screen goes totally grey with lines at the bottom. I'm running this system: Acer 5738g laptop Mainboard Acer JV50 Intel C2D T6670 Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 Any idea what could be going wrong or what i need to do to make it boot? is my graphics card not recognised or something?