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  1. Help with HDD not dectect, GA-945GZM-S2

    Same board same problem, mine is rev 2.1 and cannot find a way of setting AHCI in the bios for sata. I think the only way to get this working is to use PATA that I've found. JT Please let me know if you run into anything.
  2. A REAL Windows Activation Crack!

    That depends on whether you used the software bios emulation or actually hacked your bios to include the right information... Hacked Bios Images JT
  3. USB Thumb Drive Boot Selector

    Thanks for the tip on XOSL gotoh, do you know if what I'm proposing will work?
  4. Question related to dual booting and using a usb drive as the OS selector - I have not seen this covered in this forum yet. I am aiming to use a bootable usb drive as the OS menu using GRUB. I am aiming to partition my hard drive into two partitions (NTFS - Windows 2000 and HFS - OSX). The NTFS partition already exists and Windows 2000 is installed. I would like to leave the first partition as active and if the usb drive is not booted from, Windows will boot by default. With the usb drive connected, I would like the option to select with of the OS's to boot from using GRUB. I was thinking this would be the process: 1. Boot from a linux livecd and partition the drive (create a primary partition of type af after the primary and active ntfs partition). 2. Boot from the OSX DVD and use disk utility to create the HFS partition and install to it. 3. Boot from a linux livecd and use parted to set the NTFS partition back to active. 4. Install and edit the GRUB menu on the USB drive to allow the selection of either of the partitions on the harddrive. 5. Ensure the bios is set to boot from the USB drive first, cd/dvd second and hard drive third. Has anyone done this, or does this sound realistic before I spend time and screw up my laptop? Thanks JT
  5. Question related to dual booting and using a usb drive as the OS selector - I have not seen this covered in this forum yet. I am aiming to use a bootable usb drive as the OS menu using GRUB. I am aiming to partition my hard drive into two partitions (NTFS - Windows 2000 and HFS - OSX). The NTFS partition already exists and Windows 2000 is installed. I would like to leave the first partition as active and if the usb drive is not booted from, Windows will boot by default. With the usb drive connected, I would like the option to select with of the OS's to boot from using GRUB. I was thinking this would be the process: 1. Boot from a linux livecd and partition the drive (create a primary partition of type af after the primary and active ntfs partition). 2. Boot from the OSX DVD and use disk utility to create the HFS partition and install to it. 3. Boot from a linux livecd and use parted to set the NTFS partition back to active. 4. Install and edit the GRUB menu on the USB drive to allow the selection of either of the partitions on the harddrive. 5. Ensure the bios is set to boot from the USB drive first, cd/dvd second and hard drive third. Has anyone done this, or does this sound realistic before I spend time and screw up my laptop? Thanks JT
  6. I have an ASUS A8N-SLI Premium with the SIL3114 Raid controller onboard. I was wondering what I need to do to get this controller to recognize the SATA drives I have as non-raid (IDE)? Is there specific drivers that I need to use with OSX to get it to recognize the non-raid drives? Do I need to flash the MB bios with a bios that contains a non-raid SIL bios? By that I mean downloading and editing the ASUS bios and replacing the raid SIL .bin file with the IDE SIL .bin file as per instructions like these - What installation source/method should I use to permit the installation to the drive once I can utilize it in a non-raid configuration? Thanks for all the pointers if you have one...! JT
  7. Sata Hard Drives Don't Show Up In Disk Utility?

    The work being done on the nForce4 Sata drivers... who is working on this and where is the work being done? In this forum? Can you post a link to the discussion. Thanks JT
  8. MacOSX_10.4.8DVD AMD SSE3 TEST 1 on piratebay!

    Ah {censored}, just when I thought I'd have a working OSX86 system. So PATA/IDE is the only work around? What about the SIL 3114 sata controller? I could put the disks on that controller instead of the Nvidia one... Do any of the installations work with either of these SATA controllers? (10.4.6/7?) Thanks
  9. Did reburning the ISO work to solve this message? I am getting the same message on an ASUS A8N-SLI Premium.
  10. MacOSX_10.4.8DVD AMD SSE3 TEST 1 on piratebay!

    I am having some challenges with the installation of the AMD iso. I have confirmed the ISO MD5, and burned it at slow speed. On installation the installation process verifies the disk image. I select the appropriate options, and the installer begins to copy files. It installs the base system, The installation process fails while copying/installing with the message - "Please try installing again." This installation is being done on the following hardware: ASUS - A8N-SLI Premium AMD Opteron 165 (overclocked to 2.4) 2GB (4x512mb PC3200) RAM 3 Sata drives (2 76GB samsungs, 1 200GB Seagate) connected to the nvidia sata controller Is there any way to determine the causes of the installation problems, and figure out a solution? Thanks JT
  11. Quartz Express on GMA 950 in 10.4.6?

    I'm getting the same black screen / grey bar problem with an IBM T43 with the GMA915 chipset after connecting an external monitor. Which kexts should I try to move or delete? I assume by deleting the AppleIntel915 kexts I would lose QI/QE support, at least then I could troubleshoot from the OS instead of from the command line. Any help would be very appreciated, thanks JT
  12. Can someone confirm that jumping 6 and 12 of the VGA connector will get past the blue screen problem on a T43 with the GMA900 video? I plug in a monitor and it gets past the blue screen but then hangs on a black screen with a mouse cursor and a grey bar on the far right. It seems like its booted properly just no display. Any help? Thanks
  13. I have a quick question regarding the best approach to take. I have 2 partitions currently under a windows 2000 install. In order on the disk: An 8 GB NTFS partition, marked active with windows 2000 system files. An 20 GB Extended NTFS partition, mostly empty. 20GB of free space. I'd like to dual boot Windows 2000 and OSX86. This is what I was thinking would work: 1. Boot OSX install DVD 2. In the install use disk utility to partition the 20GB free space at the end of the disk for OSX 3. Install in the new partition 4. Reboot - and use the OSX boot menu to start either win2k or OSX. Questions: 1. After the install, will OSX boot? or will windows 2k boot? 2. If I wanted to start Win2k by default using the OSX boot loader what would I do? 3. If I wanted to start Win2k by default using the Win2k boot loader what would I do? Thanks JT
  14. Kismac Wifi Scanner / Cracker Unibin

    I am assuming that all of us that have enabled broadcom wireless adapters by modifying the included kext will only have active mode. Mine tries to enable passive mode but fails. Linksys WPC54GS card. Any hope that I can get this card functioning in passive mode? how can the driver put this card into monitor mode? is this even possible with this card on linux? Thanks
  15. Looks good, but get a 945 based board though, I bought a 915 board when we first started testing this, and it now has no upgrade path to the dual core intel chips... The INTEL-D945GTPL board seems pretty good, and not much more expensive and compatible with your selected processor. When you want to boost the performance, switch it out with a mid-range duo chip. Spend upgrade money on good memory too, that is key.
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