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  1. I can't get that install disc to load. It fails almost immediately. How did you get it to boot? I too have the xps m1730
  2. Every time I boot I have to brighten the screen on my laptop as it automatically goes about 30% dim on me. Is there a fix for this? I am using the Graphics Enabler option for my Nvidia 8600m GS card (if that makes any difference). If anyone has a fix for this little thing that would be sweet. Thanks..
  3. HP DV Series Whitelist BIOS hack

    I ran the update anyway, and it seems to have taken. I'll wait until I get the new card and have installed it to confirm if it works or not. So far the only noticeable difference is it seems my fan is on constantly now whereas before it wouldn't be after fully booted up. Is this something else that was changed by the patched bios?
  4. HP DV Series Whitelist BIOS hack

    I installed and have working 10.6.2 (the snow leo hazard release). I have a Dell 1490 on it's way. My laptop is an HP DV9500 CTO (dv9000 series). Before reading this I had already updated the bios to the latest 59A from HP's web site as I had read that it was recommended for installing snow leopard. My questions are: Can I flash the bios with the patched bios after already flashing it with 59A? and in C:\swsetup I have the following subfolders SP36292 SP36812 SP36881 SP36971 SP38171 SP38161 SP39222 SP41966 sp42153 sw_ver My last question is where do I place the "30CCF59(patched).WPH" file, and does it need to be renamed to: "30CCF59.WPH" before completing the update? Thanks! I believe I found the correct subfolder under swsetup\sp42153 Before attempting the reflash with the patched bios I just wanted to see if anyone would suggest that I don't do this after already putting HP's 59A on here first. Thanks again.
  5. Thank you. I think I found something good, and will give it a go. It is a 10.6.1-10.6.2 release. It should finish tonight, and I'll try over the weekend when the fun is always which options will work and new drivers to find. :-) Thank you for the tip.
  6. sorry to ask again, but is that a no on there being any snow leopard install disc for x86 hardware? I've been looking for a while to find one, and was hoping if there were any out there that someone could help me with a keyword to search for as I haven't found any snow leopard installs for searches like: OSX86, iAtkos, etc...
  7. This may not be the right place to ask, but where snow leopard was brought up, is there a single install disc that can be found? All the usual searches for OSX86 only are Leopard. From what I've been reading there seem to be plenty of ways to upgrade from leopard to snowleopard by installing and then modifying them, but is there not just a regular install disc like there has been with prior OSX releases? If so please let me know a keyword to search for so I can find one. Thanks!!
  8. I found "SnowOSX_Universal_10.6(432)GM-v3.5" on line, burned and installed using default as well as minimal options. The installation succeeds however there is a kernel panic on first boot. I'm wondering if anyone with similar specs (noted in my signature) have tried this installation on a HP laptop or if there's maybe a different release/way to go about this. I've been successful with vanilla installs using iatkos versions in the past. Any steer in the right direction would be appreciated. Please and thank you.
  9. iATKOS 5i 10.5.5 Intel DVD

    glad that worked. Did you try the update to 10.5.6 yet? some have reported missing info after the update. I had issues with my sound driver which is ALC268 and now I can't shut down. It doesn't look like there's a patch yet to make that happen above 10.5.4 so I guess we'll see what happens. For now I have to hold the power button down. I'm a bit perplexed. I think the problem might be in having the correct chipset driver. Have you checked what your north and south bridge read? I use a program called siw.exe that you can find through google. It gives you all of the hardware specs, and device id's for your hardware. I know that most intel chipsets are supported ie: ICH chipsets on the south bridge. If you're running a desktop you can see what type of pci card has a supported chipset for your ide drives, or if your sata drives are working you could try to get a sata dvd drive. If it's a laptop you might be temporarily SOL. With my laptop I have two sata hard drives supported with the AHCI SATA driver, but my dvd drive is an ide, and the only ide/ATA driver that seems to work is the jmicron eventhough from any system diagnostics I've done I don't even see that I have jmicron hardware. Sorry that probably wasn't much help but I'm still a bit of a noob myself. I custom built a desktop based off of the hardware compatibility list I read in this forum. With my laptop I think I've mostly just lucked out except with graphics not being supported through EFI and my sound having no shut down fix above 10.5.4 (ALC268). For now the updates from apple work with no patching and if you get that right mix yourself hopefully it'll be smoother sailing for you as well. Cheers!
  10. iATKOS 5i 10.5.5 Intel DVD

    I don't know about the palm rest but if your keyboard is PS2 like mine you may need to select one of the x86 drivers, or enablers that supports PS2. As in the tutorial try to avoid the PS2 driver as that "is not recommended for upgradable systems" Hope that helps
  11. iATKOS 5i 10.5.5 Intel DVD

    I've never had much luck removing or adding kexts post install. I've always just done a fresh install. This install moves much quicker than others so it's less of an ordeal. I'm still relatively new to most of this myself.
  12. iATKOS 5i 10.5.5 Intel DVD

    You can try one of the other ATA drivers vs. the jmicron. I had the same problem with my laptop not showing after install until I chose jmicron which i guess is the correct ata driver for my machine
  13. iATKOS 5i 10.5.5 Intel DVD

    Have you tried the different ATA or the Jmicron driver? It's possible you're having trouble because of SATA drivers. I haven't tried installing with an IDE/PATA drive yet.
  14. iATKOS 5i 10.5.5 Intel DVD

    Did you make sure to select a graphics driver? I haven't tried any install on a CPU that doesn't have SSE 3. I don't know if those systems require different configurations or not. Also is your hard drive SATA or PATA? You might need to do something different if it's PATA. Were you able to get any previous OSX release working? Prior to this distribution I found the iDeneb 10.5.4 to work on my other machines with very little effort.
  15. iATKOS 5i 10.5.5 Intel DVD

    You can try the Nkush driver, or other injectors for Nvidia. I'm not sure which one works specifically for your card