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About OOSSXX8866

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  1. Booting vanila's dvd.

    Thanks BigPimpin for your response, My post yesterday was rather spontaneous, and I'm sure I could have thought it through a bit more. You do have a good point about hardware support. Even though the rumoured device promises to boot off of a stock dvd it doesn't mean we all get full hardware support. The forums will still be full of people with their particular problems with their computers. And as noted in another post some of us will still carry on a usual without buying anything. I guess time will tell what the device is and what its capable of. I still can't imagine it being anything more than an EFI hack, and yes I do have a Magic 8 ball. As far as your comment about the community goes, I had to laugh about your AOL refugee comment! But the cool thing is that you don't have to know what your doing to be a part of this community, In fact I would say your only real requirement is that you don't know what your doing!
  2. Booting vanila's dvd.

    You've got a point there. I've calmed down since yesterday
  3. Booting vanila's dvd.

    Hello to all, The beginning of the end? I can't help but think that if this is true - which I think it is, then the repercussions would be swift and severe. On the "PRO" side, it would probably solve just about every installation issue anybody has with OSX86, especially if it is a robust implementation. I wonder just how small the list of Post Install hacks would shrink to. Probably next to none, with the odd exception, depending on the hardware you chose to run with. Imagine how the need for this wonderful website would shrink. No more posts for hacks, guides, and tips to install OSX86. Just buy this USB device and your good to go! Probably a great money maker until an image of the USB stick shows up as a Torrent. Assuming there are no special hardware locks - which I wonder about. On the "Con" side my fear is that this marks the beginning of the end for the Insanely Mac web community now that the Holy Grail has been found. And I believe that it is the solution we have all been hoping for. Its a pure bios hack, as I perceive it, and it's the most elegant solution. I can only imagine the amount of hard work that went into the creation and testing of such a device. Large Props to the creators. In hindsight, I think this was inevitable and although I certainly didn't have the knowledge to invent such a device, and a large part of the OSX86 community didn't either, it was the shared goal whether we knew it or not. Now I don't really know who made this and how it was created, and wether or not this wonderful community contributed directly or indirectly to this breakthrough, but I am keen to see if and how it works and at the same time I am hoping that it isn't the end for the osx86 community. I've certainly enjoyed all the challenges and the community spirit I've witnessed on this site. I hope it lasts. What say ye??
  4. I flashed my 7300 GT 512 with mac compatible firmware, months ago. Desperately trying to find the link for you to get the image file. Works like a charm. Everything screen rotation etc. I'll forward the link once I find it. Added: MacVidia is the site. down currently. Just search the card when the site is up again...
  5. I too can confirm it can be done. My old G4 MDD has 6 hard disks in it and no DVD. Its my file server in the basement! Cooling may be a challenge tho....
  6. why did you make a hackintosh?

    It had to do with cost. In Canada I paid about $3500 for a G4 MDD DP 1.0ghz about 5 or 6 years ago. (I still can't believe I spent that kind of money on a computer, but i had a moment of weakness and took the plunge.) Loved the machine inspite of the quirks (noise and heat). Now I'm running a BadAxe2 with a Quad processor etc. (see specs) and the investment was about $1600 bucks, counting upgrades since the original configuration. It's simply great value for money. Also I now have the use of alot of PC componentry for the case, keyboard, mouse and so on, not to mention future considerations for watercooling and overclocking. Having said that, it's also been a great learning experience. Kext files, EFI bootloader, making my own brazilmac disks, etc. I damn near started making my own Leopard disk and was researching it heavily, when the first disk came out, so I abandoned the project shortly after.... Heck, just yesterday I modified a kext file in the MMD G4 to change the temp settings in the AppleFan.kext file, Never would have done that before... Overall it has been worth all the grief, since it took about a year for the support to mature enough for 100% compatibility. EFI being the key to it all. (I pray for RAID Booting!) Lastly, I have to say that the community I have found here has been wonderful. I may not have been a big contributor, since I'm not a programmer or expert hacker, but I love this site and I have read it all as a lurker. A big THANK-YOU goes out to each and everyone on you.... Steve Jobs, ( if you happen to haunt this site) please forgive me for straying. I did however buy my Original Leopard Disk, if that's any consolation...BTW I read about your recent brush with Cancer, I hope you recover well.
  7. Greatest albums of all time?!?

    Favorite Albums: 1. Pros and Cons of Hitchhicking - Roger Waters Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qefgOPS3rS8 2. The Doors Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbI5K0AzNHI 3. Little Creatures - Talking Heads Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQXsuAey-NE 4. Joshua Tree - U2 Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OCxE22DOac 5. The Man Who Sold The World - David Bowie Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o57fTpEegI favorite songs of the moment: George Harrison - Bangladesh Link: The Beatles - Hey BullDog Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGrEZH7j1bQ Gorillaz - Dare Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCy928QJCDE Citizen Cope - Pablo Picasso Link:
  8. Greatest MOVIES of all time ?!?

    1. Lawrence of Arabia 2. Blade Runner 3. Shawshank Redemption 4. Akira 5. Life of Brian
  9. You can be both! I don't think they are mutually exclusive...

    I second that!Also check out Citizen Cope..
  11. Nice thread...nice scripting... Open question to all: I've been wondering....I've noticed that my brazilmac install disk has an OSX original postinstall script it runs upon completion of the installation. Is it possible to hijack this script by simply editing it and cleverly adding some extra lines from the very script we are all talking about? Or at the last second call in the other script to make the changes? It might even be possible to sneak the patch files into a directory, in an editable image of the install DVD, before burning it . Once the disk is burned, we could simply install everything right off of the DVD automatically before the reboot..It would make for a clean install DVD with no extra steps....... I'm "rooting" for a solution Thanks <-(Pun intended!)
  12. GUID and MBR

    Hello BJMoose, I've been lurking in the "Badaxe2 + EFI + GUID" install guide for a week and its clear that GUID is now a possibility with your install guide and the advent of EFI updates since August... But the question for me now is why go to the trouble of using GUID. Am I going to notice anything different from MBR partitions? I expect to here benefits like "it's closer to a real mac" and "it's faster", but are there any other benefits that make it worth the effort to install on GUID??? Not like those aren't good enough reasons in their own! Just wondering if there is more to it... Thanks, OOSSXX8866
  13. I can confirm this aswell! You have no idea how long it took to figure this out! For a while I thought I had bad boot disks..
  14. BadAxe2 + iSight?

    yes! it works, I'm now at 10.4.10 with new kernel and Photobooth works well. Skype too!
  15. Any success with this problem? I have the same thing happening with my Badaxe2 board aswell.....I'd hate to have to plug in another keyboard each time I want to enter F2 or F10.....