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  1. OSX on HP Z600

    Hello there, sorry for taking such a long time to answer, I haven checked here in a while. @Coelacanth: That sounds like a much smoother way to do it, glad that worked for you. I tried a similar approach but I absolutely failed i.e. got stuck without root device. Un- and reinstalling hardware components and messing around inside the machine was really what vexed me the most about this whole thing. Of course I now have a working install on an external disk which I can restore from any time, but going from my MBP17 2008 with 10.6.3 never worked. As for Lion, I never managed that. I tried once, but it wrecked my install (hang on boot). As I have an MBA with Lion and I must say that even though nice, it is not all that different from SL, I have not invested much time. I might try for an upgrade when I have more time on my hands (and rebuilt my tolerance for frustration), though Mountain Lion probably will be out by then. @HerrRML: I'm afraid I cannot really say if that will work or not, but I can understand why that would be advantageous. I'd just give it a go with memory installed, what can it hurt? (Somewhere in the middle of the thread) I managed to install once without having to remove memory past 4GB, but I could not repeat that success during later attempts (on 2cpus/12GB etc). It might work differently on various BIOS/firmware versions or even PCB revisions (mind you I have the older version of the Z600 PCB that won't even take 56xx CPUs). The way I described was the only way I personally could reliably and repeatedly reproduce a successful install. I was really getting tired after all the failed attempts and went with what always worked for my rig. But if I were you, I'd try rlf's suggestion first (maxmem option) or even without any special parameters at all or just -x. In truth, if you work from a fresh disk (which I recommend, possibly buy a cheap one for the install), all you can lose is time (and your nerve). It can be something you absolutely would not think about that ruins the install (for me the firewire card was the most surprising thing at the time, though afterwards it did make quite some sense, of course). Also I would check if one of the newer Cham/xxxxx/xxxxx disks works out of the box. So many options Hope you manage! crackpot
  2. AMD's Raedon HD 6950/6970?

    sorry, i don't know, i just follow the news on netkas. i have a 5770, mysqlf. i am just waiting to be able to get a 6950 and use it without trouble.
  3. OSX on HP Z600

    Update on current situation (first post).
  4. AMD's Raedon HD 6950/6970?

    As you might have heard it was posted on netkas recently that 10.8 will finally have 6950/6970 support out of the box. Late to the party, but still happy news.
  5. OSX on HP Z600

    If you tell me the specific problem you have, I might be able to help you. The only really important setting is to use SATA RAID/AHCI on the ports.
  6. OSX on HP Z600

    Hey, I'm currently at work, but I'll make some screenshots and try to put them up or if you can tell me what you need specifically, I'll write them down. Most important is to put SATA into RAID/AHCI mode and otherwise to be aware that YOU CANNOT INSTALL FROM THE ONBOARD SATA PORTS. You MUST use a different SATA controller for the first time install, for BOTH the install dvd-rom and the hard disk. If there is some way with a newer version of [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] etc. I don't know about it. I invested around 20 hrs and tried a lot of things, but the only way it worked is to install from a JMicron-based supported controller, subsequently add the kexts for Intel controller and then continue from there. regards phish
  7. Using two DIFFERENT graphic cards between OS X / Windows?

    Hello there, I have pretty much the same problem. I have a 6950, which is workinger great in Win7 and Linux, but I'm running 1024x768 on OSX. Since I still have a 5770 from another machine around, I was considering putting in the 5770 for OSX to use. I agree that this seems crazy/overkill, but I was wondering if it would be possible to hide the 6950 from the OSX bootloader/system. cheers ip
  8. OSX on HP Z600

    For those interested, I have put up my /Extras folder + /boot on kexts.com, as a result of a rather long PM conversation where I was helping someone out to get his up and running. Just search for z600 on kexts.com. If you manage to get a Quadro 4000 running, glad if you post your solution here. regards cf
  9. OSX on HP Z600

    Another update after some weeks of satisfactory working: I have attained 64-bit mode. Why did I want this: So I can run VMS with lots of memory. After having switched from ATY_Init (which was a previous source of problems), the onlyremaining problematic kexts appeared to be - LegacyAppleRTC - My WD Studio II "Turbo" driver How To: 1) remove problematic kexts (32-bit); find them in System Profiler, 64bit = no. However some are meant to be 32-bit (BSDKernel, System6) 1.1) Don't forget to run Kext Utility, as always. 2) Try a boot with parameters arch=x86_64. Some suggest the use of -force64 too, but I do not need that 3) If it works, put the arch in your com.apple.Boot.plist als Kernel Flags Sidenote: Also, once I was in 64-bit I had to go for the 2.1.7 MacFuse so not to lose NTFS-3G support for my shared NTFS disks. This remedied a hang of Disk Utility when the WD Studio was connected, as well. Shutdown and restart are still working. I'll try sleep next thing (this seems to be a neverending story).
  10. OSX on HP Z600

    - correct powerdown/shutdown (restart works) This was resolved (to my utter shame ) by simply disabling "S5 wake on lan" in the BIOS, where S5 of course is shutdown state. However, I am surprised that did not impede Linux and Win7 to get it right. No matter, Z600 shutting down fine now, restart still working. Still no go on the sleep front, I get blank screens but fans keep spinning, SleepEnabler cannot be loaded (I tried three versions from kexts.com) regards cf
  11. OSX on HP Z600

    Two of the three issues I could resolve: 1) I got sleep to work always by removing all but one copy of SleepEnabler.kext in /S/L/E and rebuild cache etc.etc, you know the drill. I then had to remove it because of the 10.6.5 update, though - which by the way worked flawlessly 2) I managed to get triple monitor setup working. I have an XFX 5770 and a Sapphire 5770 FLEX (not simultaneously, Z600 can't take that powerwise and space inside would've become too cramped anyways; and who needs 6 displays? but i digres... ) XFX 5770: - Linux: triple monitor works with radeon driver and passive/active adapter (DVI,DVI/HDMI,DP) - Linux: triple monitor works with ATI/fglrx driver and active adapter (DVI,DVI/HDMI,DP) - Windows: triple monitor works with active adapter (DVI,DVI/HDMI,DP) - OSX (ATY_Init,Vervet): no triple, but any two Sapphire 5770 FLEX: - Linux: triple monitor with any adapter and any combination of three ports, both for radeon and fglrx driver (DVI,DVI,DP OR DVI,DVI,HDMI, or DP, HDMI, DVI...) - Windows: triple monitor with any combination of ports; same as Linux - OSX (ATY_Init): no chance, only dual possible. Tried even editing the Info.plist (@2, etc.) in ATY_Init.kext, no game. The solution for OSX - OSX: triple monitor ONLY with DVI,HDMI,DisplayPort + active adapter (!) and WITHOUT ATY_Init (!). Even though this is the flex version, any other combination e.g. DVI,DVI,DP or DVI,DVI,HDMI does NOT work. So, pick the DVI-D, the HDMI (with the enclosed HDMI->DVI adapter) and DP with an ACTIVE DP->DVI adapter; the cheaper Sapphire SingleLink active adapter for around 19€ is sufficient even for 2048x1152 (DELL SP2309W). Even though the card should be capable of other combinations (that's why I got the FLEX in the first place) This is the ONLY ONE COMBINATION that works for me. Note: the FLEX runs also a bit faster, quieter and cooler than the XFX 5770. Might be specific to my sample, who knows. Now for the WITHOUT ATY_Init.kext part: - get Cham 2.0 RC5 (629+) and install - get the boot file from Kabyl (find references to it on several forums), and put in / (e.g. here http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=231768) - remove ATY_Init.kext (of course, you should back it up) - run Kext Utility - Change GraphicsEnabler to YES in boot plist (I had to have it to NO for ATY_Init to work, otherwise fan going full throttle and blank screens, followed by reboot,I'm sure you've been there) - Hope for the best. Next steps: - Re-enable Sleep on 10.6.5 - 64-bit mode - correct powerdown/shutdown (restart works) - Possibly bite the bullet and start creating a DSDT for the Z600 and get rid of the kexts.
  12. OSX on HP Z600

    OK, so I am still facing the same (minor) issues: 1) Sleep only works if I explicitly load SleepEnabler.kext (as root) after I have booted. Wakeup works nicely, resleeping and rewaking also works. But I have to kextload it the first time. Strange. 2) Shutdown is not working. Restart is OK, but with shutdown the machine seems to power down completely, then (about a second afterwards) it comes back alive again. I'll check if any connected peripheral causes this (e.g. when I turn OFF my DELL monitor with integrated webcam, that is the cue for the machine to wake from sleep, probably because the USB-hub/webcam send a signal on poweroff). Shutdown in Gentoo: no problemo. 3) The non-triple-monitor problem. I'll give it another go with a Sapphire 5770 FLEX, which is supposed to be capable of three simultaneous DVI outputs but if that doesn't pan out, I'll just have to live with 2 monitors. cheers cf
  13. OSX on HP Z600

    - No cigar on 64-bit which is kind of obvious now, since ATY_Init is 32-bit - Booting from my grub2 (on disk0) works via chainloading. Just create an entry like this set root='(hd2)' chainloader +1 (that's with having OSX on third SATA disk, of course, hd0 = linux1,hd1=linux2,hd2=OSX)
  14. OSX on HP Z600

    I have now a working bootable install! (reminder: If I mention vendors/brands it is not to advertise them, but to make it easier for others to reproduce and follow) I started completely over with a clean install, DVDROM and target disk connected to a JMicron (0x197b 0x2363 JMicron JMB362/JMB363 AHCI Controller), this time splitting the hard disk into 2 partitions. One partition I keep as backup for each step of progress I make on the working system. Currently working hardware OnBoard BCM Ethernet Onboard Intel HDA Audio Bluetooth dongle USB USB Wireless Mouse USB Apple Keyboard ATI XFX 5770 1GB with 2 monitors ICH10-R RAID (onboard) Note: After I had done all the steps -to the last comma- as suggested by tonymac the last time (i.e. removing parts of the hardware), I simply did not want to go through that again also because pulling cards all the time poses the danger of damage to the hardware and is really time consuming. The install went smoothly anyway with all of the following hardware present. I am not saying that tony's suggestions are invalid in any way, just that it wasn't necessary for my setup to pull the hardware. LogiLink JMicron controller in PCIe Slot 1 XFX5770 in PCIe Slot 2 SB Audigy in PCI Slot 2 (not working though) 6GB installed 1x 1TB Seagate ST31000528AS HP34 Barracuda 7200.12 connected to SATA port 0 1x 1TB Seagate ST31000528AS CC38 Barracuda 7200.12 connected to SATA port 1 1x 80GB Seagate ST380013AS 3.05 connected to JMicron 1x HPDVDROM connected to JMicron Important steps: 1. Getting USB to fully work is not that easy, I backed up the IOUSBFamily.kext from the System/Library/Extensions and moved it to /Extra/Extensions; there inside the .kext (Contents) I replaced EHCI,OHCI,UHCI with the versions from kexts.com. Take care though, when messing with /S/L/E. 2. I never got the hard disk boot to work from the JMicron; I don't know why, but I tried everything I can think of, no cigar. However with the Intel RAID controller working I decided to try something different and simply plugged the Hard disk into an nboard SATA port of the ICH10R and - it works! So: INSTALL with DVDROM and Disk attached to JMicron (for me it worked only with DVDROM on the inner and disk on the outer port; might be different on yours), for BOOTING move the hard disk to the onboard-ICH10R Controller. Yay! 3. for graphics support, you have to put GraphicsEnabler=No and install the ATI5xxx kexts into the System; use kext helper b7 (from [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url]) to install; they are going into /System/Library/Extensions not /Extra/Extensions! If I run with GraphicsEnabler=Yes, I get blank screen and full fan spin, followed by a reboot. 4. Never forget to run Kext Utility or System Utilties from [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] before trying another boot 5. My current list of kexts /Extra/Extensions: AHCIPortInjector.kext ATAPortInjector.kext AppleVIAATA.kext EvOreboot.kext IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext IOATAFamily.kext IOPCIFamily.kext IOUSBFamily.kext => copied and modified (!) JMicron36xATA.kext JMicron36xSATA.kext JMicronATA.kext LegacyAppleRTC.kext LegacyJMB36xSATA.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext SuperVIAATA.kext fakesmc.kext /System/Library/Extensions: AppleIntelHDGraphicsGA.plugin AppleIntelHDGraphicsGLDriver.bundle AppleIntelHDGraphicsVADriver.bundle AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB.kext AppleIntelHDGraphics.kext AudioAUUC.kext IOGraphicsFamily.kext IONDRVSupport.kext System.kext ATY_Init.kext ATISupport.kext ATIRadeonX3000VADriver.bundle ATIRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle ATIRadeonX3000GA.plugin ATIRadeonX3000.kext ATIFramebuffer.kext ATI5000Controller.kext AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext AppleIntelGMAX3100FB.kext VoodooPS2Trackpad.kext VoodooPS2Mouse.kext VoodooPS2Keyboard.kext VoodooPS2Controller.kext 6. my /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>arch=i386</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>No</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>1</string> <key>Legacy Logo</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>EHCIacquire</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>UHCIreset</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>SMBIOS</key> <string>rd(0,0)/Extra/smbios.plist</string> </dict> </plist> Note: the com.apple.Boot.plist on your disk will not be read when booting with [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url]-DVD (and selecting the disk); it boots but the [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url]-DVD has its own com.apple.Boot.plist which it reads and has maxmem=4096 in place as a kernel flag, so you will only see 4GB of RAM. Now I get all 6GB with the native hard disk boot and the file above. All your settings in your hard disk Boot.plist are in vain if you boot from the DVD. Things to try next: - Boot in 64bit mode (trying that right after sending this post) - 3 Monitors simulatenously <NOTE> Note for ATI XFX 5770 - also of interest for linux users: It appears that there is no way for an ATI 5770 to get three monitors working without an active adapter (DisplayPort->DVI,DisplayPort->VGA). BUT: The funny thing is I do have it working on Linux (Gentoo) with the opensource radeon driver. My setup is DisplayPort: Adapter LogiLink:DisplayPort->MiniDisplayPort + Adapter:MiniDisplayPort->DVI->BenQ T905 DVI: ->Dell SP2309W DVI: Adapter Apple: DVI->VGA->Samsung SyncMaster 192V (DisplayPort->HDMI also works, but gives me a red line on the far left on the monitor, so I chose this) The trick is that when you start X with the radeon driver, you will only get an image on DisplayPort and DVI-0, but if you simply execute (and put this into a Gnome Startup Item): xrandr --output DVI-1 --rate 75 --auto And the third screen will be there! You can also do it manually by selecting the third screen in gnome Display setup and selecting a different refresh rate, clicking apply and then simply revert this change right away. The screen/card just needs a little nudge, apparently. Maybe there is a way for OSX, too, even though I have just ordered a Sapphire DP->Single DVI adapter for € 20, maybe that will do it without the tricks... </NOTE>
  15. OSX on HP Z600

    Update: I have now a(n almost completely) working installation. Woot! Details: Strangely enough one of the main points to success was to change the connectors on the SATA controller (LogiLink with JMicron 20363 chip) i.e. swap DVD and HDD (used a spare disk for this). After that installing went smoothly. BUT: normal disks could not be seen, no usb (rather a bummer), only mirror graphics, USB does not work, so you MUST use a PS2 keyboard. Then: installed 10.6.4 update, no problems there. Then: kext injection part 1) [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] Note: For graphics you have to take the Ver...-think, not the U... (Uruk Hai? No.) Still no go on the USB and disk frontier. Also did an [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] here Then: kext injection part 2) manually Went to kexts.com. Downloaded everything USB and SATA controller relevant. Yes! Working USB, working USB bluetooth dongle, my linux SATA disks (on the ICH10R) popping up in disk utility. => The key for the SATA here was AHCIPortInjector.kext, I think. kexts I installed (not all might be necessary) AHCIPortInjector.kext AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext AppleUSBEHCI.kext AppleUSBOHCI.kext AppleUSBUHCI.kext AppleVIAATA.kext EvOreboot.kext fakesmc.kext IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext IOATAFamily.kext IOPCIFamily.kext IOUSBFamily.kext JMicron36xSATA.kext JMicronATA.kext LegacyAppleRTC.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext VoodooPS2Controller.kext Next steps / remaining problems: - 6GB are recognized in System Info, but only 4GB are shown as available; i don't think it's a 32-bit issue, but could be - HDA internal is working, SB Audigy is not => looking for driver - I still can only boot from the DVD; if I boot from hard disk I get "still waiting for root.."; string since my kexts are found when I do from DVD. Need to look into this some more, maybe I need a preboot.dmg ; simple rd= does nothing. - I have 3 screens connected to the XFX 5770 (DVI,DVI->VGA,DisplayPort->MiniDisplayport->DVI); this works in Linux as a multihead with radeon driver, even though the Displayport adapter is passive (you have to do a little trick, though). In OSX only 2 out of 3 are working in multi, but all 3 in mirror. Maybe I can fix this. This thing is really fast! cheers fish