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About commanderkeen08

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  1. Pattern of MLB (Main Logic Board)

    Even stranger, just like that, everything is working again. Didn't change a thing
  2. Pattern of MLB (Main Logic Board)

    I was using self generated
  3. Pattern of MLB (Main Logic Board)

    anyone else experiencing a weird issue where everything appears normal (no errors, customer code etc) but messages just dont send/receive? Ive been using the 13 MLB for over a month now, no problems. I originally had to call, got white listed. everything worked fine. until recently I just noticed my messages stopped working. I just get "not delivered." I am signed in to imessage no problem. Ive even signed in and out many times without any issue. MLB/ROM are the same. I thought its odd because usually i just get the error occured during activation or customer code error if it breaks but this time nothing. is it possible I was blacklisted? I also cant tell if its related to 10.10.2 or not
  4. what exactly did you do? I tried this but when I tried booting back to the usb after the install I kept getting kernel panics. What kexts did you use? Mind posting DSDT?
  5. ASUS M4A89GTD PRO / AMD Phenom II / iAtkos s3 v2

    Hey man, Just wrote up a guide detailing just about everything I did. Check it out http://markanthonycianfrani.com/how-to-ins...-on-amd-phenom/ It's a quick rough draft so if there's anything that's unclear, let me know. Im in the process of formatting it better. Hope it helps!
  6. Custom PC, can I run OSX?

    Been watching this thread for the last 6 months. I have just about the same exact specs only with an XFX 5770. I've got full QE/CI running on 10.6.7. It's totally doable. Use this tutorial: http://www.kexts.com/desktops/9746-guide-os-x-10-6-amd.html with Mohamed's boot files - http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=231756 and you should be good to go!
  7. ASUS M4A89GTD PRO / AMD Phenom II / iAtkos s3 v2

    Hey man, I think I've got everything working properly. Right now I've got 10.6.7 with full QE/CI. I'm currently in the middle of writing up a full HOW TO as a sort of guideline for myself so I remember everything I did. It was basically a mix between these two great tutorials. http://www.kexts.com/desktops/9746-guide-os-x-10-6-amd.html http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=231756 I used Mohamed's boot files. For some reason, Vervet wasn't working properly. Hoolock worked good but wouldn't display my other monitor on my DVI slot. I ended up using Baboon for full QE/CI with both DVI monitors. Once I figured everything out, getting everything running smoothly on this system was a lot easier than I thought. Hope this helps.
  8. ATi HD5000 BootLoader !

    Thank you! Just writing to confirm this is working perfectly on 10.6.7 and my XFX Radeon 5770. I'm running an AMD Phenom II X4 with a Asus M4A89GTD Pro board. Strange though, almost everywhere I read said Vervet works best but using the Vervet framebuffer for me just stalled on the SL background...wouldn't load anything. Was using Hoolock great but wasn't getting my second DVI monitor to work. Just tried Baboon and looks like I'm getting both DVI slots and QE/CI! thanks again! Haven't been able to get 10.6.8 working properly yet, but I'm happy finally getting 10.6.7
  9. ASUS M4A89GTD PRO / AMD Phenom II / iAtkos s3 v2

    Yep. I'm getting those same vertical lines. I didn't use Multiboot. I've done everything under the sun and I'm stumped. Does anybody even read this
  10. ASUS M4A89GTD PRO / AMD Phenom II / iAtkos s3 v2

    Hey man, I eventually gave up on my OSX mission when I fudged up my install trying to get my 5770 working as well. I've just recently picked up the project again. It looks like we're in the same boat so let's try and figure this out. Good tips that I missed initially. Also disabling CE1 or something in BIOS will speed things up greatly. The Radeon 5770 is now natively supported since 10.6.7? I think and it should be really easy to get running, but I unfortunately still haven't figured it out. I can get 10.6.3 running fine with the methods above using IATKOS. I figured that just updating to 10.6.8 would get my 5770 working OOB like so many others have reported but after updating, my screen turns crazy after booting -v. I am however able to boot in safe mode with the -x flag. I've tried the ATY_Init.kext GraphicsEnabled, not enabled. everything under the sun. but again, the 5770 supposedly runs natively now. Have you had any luck? I'm still working through this myself...
  11. ASUS M4A89GTD PRO / AMD Phenom II / iAtkos s3 v2

    make sure you've got a SATA DVD drive and your hard disk is set it AHCI. I also turned off my firewire
  12. ASUS M4A89GTD PRO / AMD Phenom II / iAtkos s3 v2

    try -f -x -v busratio=20 cpus=1 and try hitting enter when it hangs and give it some time (like 5-10 minutes)
  13. ASUS M4A89GTD PRO / AMD Phenom II / iAtkos s3 v2

    Just wanted to add here that I can confirm a 100% successful install (that I'm aware of so far). I had to do another reinstall and made sure I installed the cardbus driver in iAtkos in order for the onboard firewire to work. After that, everything I need so far seems to be working. My graphics kext still says ATI Radeon HD 4890 but I'm not really concerned with that. I edited my boot plist to change my graphics resolution and busratio=20 and cpus=1. When I originally installed I also disabled the onboard firewire just to be safe. I remember having some boot issues and that helping at some point. My only question is. . . is there anything else I should take into consideration post-installation to speed things up? Honestly, it's a little laggy but I guess I can't really complain when I realize that running osx on AMD and ATI hardware should be impossible. I haven't found too much information on post-installation other than people reporting problems. TL;DR -iAtkos s3 v2 successfully works with an AMD Phenom II and an ASUS M4A89GTD Pro mobo.
  14. ASUS M4A89GTD PRO / AMD Phenom II / iAtkos s3 v2

    Hmmm... I'm not too sure. How long are you waiting with that error? I think my boot might have said that same thing. I'd say give it at least 5-10 minutes. A LOT of those boot errors were solved just by waiting. I went through like 6-7 lines of the "root device" until it was found. Maybe also try the voodoo kernel instead of mach_970. -f -x -v voodoo busratio=20 cpus=1 But I don't even know if iAtkos has the voodoo kernel? I'm still a beginner here and still trying to a solid install going. Once you can boot into the install dvd there'll be an SMBios patch I believe
  15. [EDIT: 9/24/2011] After months of working on this, I've managed to get a pretty solid system running on my ASUS M4A89GRD Pro and wrote a pretty detailed guide over at my blog. If you're interested and have the same hardware configuration, take a look at it over at http://markanthonycianfrani.com/how-to-ins...-on-amd-phenom/ Hey all, I just spent the last few days reading just about every post on this forum. There's very little information on my specific board. I found a thread, but it wouldn't let me reply. I wanted to post my relative success in case anybody else was struggling with the same issues I was. Hardware: Asus M4A89GTD Pro with SB850 chipset AMD Phenom II Quad Core SATA DVD Drive BIOS: Storage Configuration > AHCI I went through iDeneb and Kalyway without any success. I found the iAtkos s3 v2 distro most succesful. I was at first mainly getting reboot loops and kernel panics trying to boot the DVD. I was using an IDE DVD Drive at that point and did some reading and figured it was probably the drive. After installing a new DVD Drive, I still had the same issue. I tried about 100 boot commands and this one finally worked: F8 at bootloader -f -x -v mach_970 busratio=20 cpus=1 the Voodoo kernel was apparantly causing some issues. After this, I got the dreaded "still waiting for root device." My solution: let it wait! I went to go look up some more stuff in Google and voila, a few seconds or so later, it found it. After that, I then got a weird error: "bug: launchctl.c:2325 . . . . systemShutdown false" I let that sit too and it eventually resolved itself and the DVD continued to load. Finally, I could get to the actual GUI to start the installation on my hard drive. This is still a work in progress. I anticipate a lot of kernel panics and troubleshooting still; however, I wanted to post my steps to get to the actual install screen because that seems to be 1/4 of the battle. I'll add on to this post as I work through it. All of my hardware is pretty much fresh out of the box so I hope some of this info can be of use to someone. I'm pretty new to all of this so I can't really say why any of this works, I just know it has up until this point. There's a ton of great information on this forum, it's just so scattered. After installation, you should be able to boot into OS fine using -s busratio=2 cpus=1 From there there are a few issues: 1. The onboard integrated graphics on this board is ATI Radeon HD 4290. This isn't supported at all so there's a very large resolution of 1024 x 768 or something. A Radeon HD 4800 something kext looks like its loaded in its place. Looks like I'm going to need a new PCI video card. Looking at a ATI Radeon HD 5770 or 5870. They both look like they are supported. 2. No network / Internet Easily fixed with kext utility. (I used this kext from another forum and it worked) 3. No audio I haven't tried to fix this yet but it looks like the VoodooHDA is going to work. I'm still trying to figure out how to get all 4 cores running.