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  1. OS X Working, Drive not bootable

    Hey guys, My new install of JaS 10.4.8 is working great (aside from the usual occasional niggles), but for one problem. The drive which it is installed to can't seem to load the Darwin bootloader. I have the bootloader installed to another drive, which seems to be working fine, but it means I have to type "rd=disk1s1" at every boot. Is there a way to sort this out? Thanks
  2. Darwin Bootloader not working

    Hi guys, I've just installed JaS 10.4.8, everything working fine apart from the fact that the Darwin Bootloader isn't loading off the hard drive the OS is installed to. The bootloader of a previous install on a different hard drive is working still, so I can boot with the switch "rd=disk1s1" However I'm not sure if it's processing com.apple.boot.plist with my resolution switches etc... when I boot this way, plus it's getting annoying typing it in all the time. Anyone know why it's not working? Something to do with primary partitions or something (specs below)? (AMD Athlon 64 3700+) (2x512mb DDR400) (Via on-board VGA) (250gb IDE - boot) (200gb IDE/250gb SATA/320gb SATA - storage) (Asus A8V-VM SE)
  3. ASUS K8V-VM, driver issues

    Hey, I've got the same board as you - SATA, Audio, IDE all working beautifully. That Chrome9 IGP is a right pain though. On 10.4.6 I got it to boot to 1600x1200x32@60 no problems with com.apple.boot.plist, but no dice this time round. Have you managed to get a working driver?
  4. VIA SATA No longer working

    Thankyou for the swift reply man, but actually I've been able to solve the problem! I thought just starting again might be a good idea, so I extracted the 'virgin' AppleVIAATA.kext from the JaS disc, then set about editing it as I already knew how to do and bingo! There it was. Cheers for the reply though matey!
  5. VIA SATA No longer working

    Hi, I just installed JaS 10.4.8 on my machine. I was previously running 10.4.6, but since the upgrade I can't access any of my SATA drives, which I could before. I've edited AppleVIAATA.kext in all the ways I can think of, I've tried using the exact same .kext which was working under .4.6 but none of it works. I'm still stuck with only IDE support. Cheers guys, hope you can help
  6. Which files are safe to delete?

    Hi, My 10.4.6 install on my WD 200gb drive failed after I updated in a way that I (apparently) shouldn't. So, I've reinstalled to a different drive (Maxtor 250gb), however I can't get the Darwin Bootloader to work on this new installation. The Bootloader on the old install (200gb drive) still works, so I can boot to the other drive using the "rd=disk1s1" switch at the Bootloader prompt. HOWEVER Obviously this isn't ideal, so I was wondering one of two things: Either somebody could please explain to me why my Darwin Bootloader isn't loading from the new install and how to get it working OR Which files it's safe to delete and still maintain a functional bootloader from the old (broken) install. Cheers guys!
  7. XCode Killed my Hackintosh!

    Hi guys, I just installed Xcode (or tried to!) so I could check out the iPhone SDK (would rather dev on my Hac than on my PowerBook) Anyway, whilst finishing the install, running the scripts etc..., it hung (completely frozen, no signs of life at all). So I hard rebooted and then when scrolling through the 'splash screen' - all the 'Regents of the University of California', Jettisoning Kernel Linkers etc... - it hung at 'Darwin Kernel Version 8.4' (I think) and then just sat there, not booting. I've tried -f and -x at boot, but to no avail. Has Xcode patched my Kernel to an incompatible version? I'm running JaS 10.4.6 on an AMD 64 system. Cheers guys, I hope we can solve this one!
  8. Hi guys, I'm running OS X 10.4.6 on an AMD Athlon 64 3700+ (single core). Everything's working fine, but I want to be able to sync up my iPhone to this machine, however when I updated iTunes to 7.0 (the required version for iPhone support) it says I need 10.4.7 at least to run it. The 'usual sources' (BT) just have 'INTEL ONLY' update files for download - could someone put me out of my misery and explain in idiot's terms how to update from 10.4.6 to .7 or above! I'm assuming you can't just download the Apple Software Update! Cheers guys, and to everyone who makes this whole thing possible (JaS etc...), you have my utmost gratitude and respect!
  9. iTunes Migration

    Here's a post-install problem I've been having. My main computer is my PowerBook, and all of my music is stored on my (Windows) server and I just connect to the drive when I want to use iTunes. However, now that I've got OS X on the PC server, the paths of all the music has changed. It's on the same drive, but because OSX is seen as a different "machine" to the former PC where my PB is looking, none of the music is available in iTunes. I've opened all the music locally on the OS X machine and am sharing it to my PB through iTunes sharing. However, I can't copy anything to my iPod or iPhone, can't make playlists etc... Is there a way to point the entire library to a 'different drive' (even though it's the same drive and all the paths are the same....even the drive has the same name!) Thanks guys, hopefully helpful as ever
  10. I've recently installed OSx86 on one of the disks on my Windows XP machine (server, I guess). Because it's a server, and one that runs (ran) Windows, all of the data is on NTFS volumes. I have MacFUSE and NTFS-3G installed and I can access the drives with full R/W support, no problems. However: The drives appear to OS X as network volumes, even though the 'network paths' start with file://localhost/Volumes (owtte) This means I can't share them to any of my Macs or PCs over my network just through OS X's built in sharing capabilities. I'm using SharePoints to share the volumes at the moment, but it's working very, very slowly - not enough bandwidth to watch a video over my WLAN. I have Parallels installed, and thought that maybe it would be faster to attach the drives straight to the Parallels install - bypass OS X altogether and thus remove MacFUSE as a potential bottleneck, as of course Windows XP has built-in NTFS support (duh!) I've never had any problems streaming video from my WXP install on the same machine to my other machines on my network - it seems that it's just working unnaturally slowly and I'm not sure why. [i've posted this in a couple of other sections as this problem could be coming from a few different sources]
  11. I've recently installed OSx86 on one of the disks on my Windows XP machine (server, I guess). Because it's a server, and one that runs (ran) Windows, all of the data is on NTFS volumes. I have MacFUSE and NTFS-3G installed and I can access the drives with full R/W support, no problems. However: The drives appear to OS X as network volumes, even though the 'network paths' start with file://localhost/Volumes (owtte) This means I can't share them to any of my Macs or PCs over my network just through OS X's built in sharing capabilities. I'm using SharePoints to share the volumes at the moment, but it's working very, very slowly - not enough bandwidth to watch a video over my WLAN. I have Parallels installed, and thought that maybe it would be faster to attach the drives straight to the Parallels install - bypass OS X altogether and thus remove MacFUSE as a potential bottleneck, as of course Windows XP has built-in NTFS support (duh!) I've never had any problems streaming video from my WXP install on the same machine to my other machines on my network - it seems that it's just working unnaturally slowly and I'm not sure why. [i've posted this in a couple of other sections as this problem could be coming from a few different sources]
  12. SATA only in Safe Boot?

    Cheers mate, I'll give all those things a go.
  13. SATA only in Safe Boot?

    Thanks bro, you wouldn't be able to tell me where exactly to look for that info on modifying the com.apple.boot.plist would you? So do I just move the Mkext to a backup folder?? Oh yeah, not sure if you'd know off the top of your head before I start a new thread but I've been struggling to get NTFS-3G on MacFUSE to work...any ideas? Or is there a better way to get R/W on an NTFS volume in OS X? Where do OSX86 users stand as far as updates go? I'm using a legal copy of Tiger which I have a license for and everything, and I kinda want to upgrade to 10.4.11 so I can get the new iTunes for iPhone compatibility.
  14. SATA only in Safe Boot?

    Booting with -f works great, thanks very much!! Just out of curiosity, what is the definition of the '-f' switch? And the '-x' one too. Cheers! On another note, is there any way to set it to boot with "Graphic Mode"="1280x1024x32@60" without having to type it in every time! Thanks very much
  15. SATA only in Safe Boot?

    Hi, I've got my OSx86 machine running just lovely - aside from no sound, so if anyone knows how to get a Realtek onboard working (or an SB Live!) that'd be great. When I first installed there was no access to my SATA drives at all. I've got a VIA SATA controller on my 'board (Asus A8V-VM) so using my Windows install (on a separate drive) I found the relevant hardware IDs and edited AppleViaATA.kext accordingly. Here's the problem though: When I boot up normally it comes up with the "IOatacontroller blocking bus" message in the text feed at boot, and when OS X loads I have no access to the SATA drives. However, when I use the '-x' switch at boot (i.e. Safe Boot Mode) all the SATA drives are working. Now this wouldn't be an issue - I'd just use safe boot all the time - but Parallels doesn't work in Safe Boot mode. I have a feeling it's got something to do with the boot drive being checked (permissions repaired?) before the .kext files are loaded at boot, but I could be wrong. If there's a switch to do a drive check at boot that might work? If anyone knows what that might be Cheers guys!
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