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    Toshiba NB200 Thread

    I'm in the process of setting up my newly aquired NB200, so I'll add some comments as I go. Currently upgraded to 10.6.5, which allows the original Atheros Wifi to work! All that's needed is the appropriate LegacyAtheros.kext http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...4570&st=20# Haven't tried the dsdt method from that post yet, but I plan to. Bluetooth is broken in 10.6.5 but in 10.6 it works with ToshibaBluetooth.kext http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=156596 I haven't finished investigating what breaks it in higher version, but I think the break came in 10.6.3 and may be related to http://code.google.com/p/netbook-installer...odified%20Stars My sleep is currently not working however, it goes to sleep fine but immediately wakes. I've got sleep&charge off but legacy usb is still on, I've seen a suggestion that might be the cause, yet to check. I've needed legacy usb to install/boot till now. More to come I'm sure! Andrew
  2. Top work for a first effort. This works perfectly on my toshiba nb200 with 10.0 snow leopard. Unfortunately it's not working on 10.6.5 (which I need to make my wifi work!) Any ideas what's broken it in newer versions? Thanks, Andrew
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    Atheros AR9285 fix for Snow Leopard - Mavericks

    Hi, Just want to say thanks for the info. This works with Toshiba NB200 wifi adapter, although I'm just using LegacyAtheros.kext from the earlier post here so far, I'll get to the dsdt a little later (have a few things to fix there). Cheers, Andrew
  4. Sorry I hadn't been right through your install process simply because I have a working osx-in-vmware so long as my partition type is left as 0xaf, it boots just fine without modifying anything in the vmware workstation folder so I'd avoided that in case it stopped working. That being said I see the advantage to having it installed properly so have just done that now, and sure enough I don't need your iso attached to the cd, I get darwin bootloader just fine. Same situation though in that it can't see my mac drive. I'll keep playing with ideas and see if I can make something work. I'd played with diskpart in the past and couldn't seem to find anywhere to get gpt guid information on the partitions, it'll make new ones sure but any of the get info style stuff gives partition type from mbr but no guids to check. Now that I think of it though one partition information command did list the type as 0x07 but down below it identified it as HFSJ - at the time I assumed it was macdrive's driver reporting it as such but perhaps it's reading a (valid) guid and decoding it to that. Thanks for your hard work and time, Andrew
  5. Hmm, it hadn't even occurred to me that macdrive might change the guid's as well as the mbr, do you know any windows utilities that would print out the current gpt layout as visible to windows? I tried willmo's guid technique from that other page again using the vmware created xxx-pt.vmdk as the mbr.vmdk component of the hand made vmdk file and vmware doesn't complain about the mbr being changed now, but I just got an Operating System Not Found from vmware, which could mean a messed up gpt or a mistake elsewhere. I also tried this with your darwin.iso set to the cd and can get the darwin bootloader up, but I'm back to it only seeing the windows partition, I assume it's working from the mbr not the gpt. If I could get a bootloader on a cd image that uses gpt and ignores mbr, and feed it the gpt as per willmo's guide, then it might work. Either way I've attached a copy of both the hand made vmdk (OSX.vmdk) and a copy of the physical partition vmdk as made by vmware (OSX-3.vmdk) with just the mac partition (disk0s3) enabled. disk0.guids is the output from the ruby script posted on the other guid instructions page. Thanks, Andrew edit: another possibility is just wait for grub2 to fix snow leopard support and just use it to boot the mac partition, i can make it ignore the mbr no worries, force it to load chameleon boot file directly. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...189079&st=0 OSX_vmdk.zip
  6. would you be referring to something like this? http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums.../m/274002236931 I tried that myself and vmware still complained about the partition map being changed, as I grabbed the mbr from mac, and it still compared it to the current (macdrive fake) mbr. I googled for ages to try to find a way to disable vmware's partition checking but didn't find anything. The problem with disabling macdrive is it requires a reboot to do so. My shared data partition between mac/windows is hfs+ (so that I can use timemachine to backup) so I need macdrive to be able to do any work in windows. Just checked, I had the macdrive version wrong before, I have version 8. OSX was installed directly on the macbook as a normal mac install. Drive is GTP (mbr hybrid obviously) - which reminds me, the other way I should be able to boot the drive is if I can get the bootloader to see the gpt partition map rather than the mbr, and/or would there be any way to use boot-uuid= specifier in conjunction with the vmware cdpreboot booter? Oh, and thanks for the heads up about the virtual drive / iso thing, I had no idea. The virtual drive is how I always did it way back when, I didn't realise vmware knew to find it elsewhere, I'll have to try that. Thanks, Andrew ps. sorry for hijacking your thread gregorykay, but I'm completely planning to help you get your setup working too. If you're not using macdrive let me know and I'll try to get you going. as a start, here's my vmx file for you to compare to / start from. OSX_raw.vmx.zip
  7. How strange, I was just about to post a topic on this very subject, and all of a sudden this is at the top of the list. I'm already doing this, booting my actual os x installation in vmware workstation 7, in windows 7 (x64), from the physical disk, on a macbook pro. I have a couple of questions which I'll get to in a sec. Basically as donk said look at his thread, it's a wealth of information. I originally did this probably 6 months to a year ago on a previous installation of this computer, with xp and leopard, but now I'm using workstation 7 on windows 7 and snow leopard. I call it vmware reverse bootcamp for lack of a better name, and I'm planning on writing a nice little howto, but in short all it takes is to make a vm with all the right settings in the vmx (look through the thread, I'll post mine later) and then add a new hard drive to the vm that's pointing to the physical disk. You can use either full disk or partitions, selecting partitions makes sure you can't fry your windows partition however. Then use one of donk's custom darwin.iso's to boot (set the cd rom drive to it). I'm using the one from http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...t&p=1287390 currently. Oh yeah, you will also want to go to disk management on windows and remove the drive letter from the mac drive if it's mounted via any sort of hfs driver otherwise vmware says you can't use is as it can't sync it. Now the catch. I use Macdrive in windows. Macdrive has a twisted up way of working in that it shows a fake mbr to windows where all mac drives have a pid of 0x07 same as ntfs, something to do with the way it's driver works. It also locks this mbr so that you can't manually change the pid back to 0xAF for mac (this fake mbr disappears when you reboot, so it doens't actually touch the real mbr). This means that if macdrive is enabled when you run vmware then the darwin bootloader on donk's modified iso it can't find your mac drive to boot. switch off macdrive and reboot, and the same vmx boots just fine (although you have to re-add the physical disk as vmware sees it's partition as changed). Does anyone have any idea how to make darwin.iso find a partition that's not set to 0xaf? I've tried a lot of things, including talking to macdrive support (who haven't been helpful as yet). Tried disabling the drive in hope that macdrive doesn't see it, didn't help as macdrive locks the entire drive (ie can't even touch the windows partition). Tried modifying the vmdk files to trick vmware into thinking the drive had a 0xaf but then vmware just cracks the sads that the partitions have changed and you have to delete the drive from vmware and re add it. Tried making a separate disk with chameleon installed and a copy of mach_kernel & stuff with boot-uuid=<blah> on it to try to boot the mac disk, and it's complaining about mac os x server not being installed (haven't completely given up on this route). and a few others, all to no avail. Ideally I just want to change cdpreboot on donk's iso to let it see 0x07 partitions as a mac partition and boot it, or change the id to something else such as ab, darwin boot, and change the bootloader to find it instead - this also stops macdrive from grabbing it. Any ideas would be much appreciated, as soon as I get this macdrive issue sussed I'll make a separate topic with a proper howto, as I'm surprised not more people have wanted to do this. Bootcamp in vmware is great, running the same install of windows side by side mac, this allows me to do the same thing but with windows having full graphics acceleration for cad, but still use mac for all the things that add productivity. Cheers, Andrew
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    Divide into two discs?

    I tried the shrinking tutorials myself, both with using disk utility to make r/w images and delete files, and with carboncopycloner to exclude some things, both methods made disks that looked fine but wouldn't boot for me (MBP early 08). I ended up getting a successful install by simply expanding the dmg onto a usb drive (actually I made a separate partition on a usb drive I usually use for timemachine) and booting off that, worked a treat and seemed much faster than a dvd to install from. Andrew
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    10A222 Server fun and games

    Found one bug (repeatable issue) with the iSight drivers. In Photo Booth selecting iSight as the source brings up a screen of garbled gui elements (ie no actual video). The garble shifts and changes but is always a mess. In Quicktime Broadcaster selecting iSight as the source brings a kernel panic. Using my external webcam for either program works fine. Other than that everything seems to be running fine still.
  10. So I've got 10A222 Server on my macbook pro (early 2008) as of 2 hours ago, and initial impressions are good. Took some effort to install, booting into installer kept turning my backlight off as soon as it got to the first installer screen. Black screen that you could just see the interface in, if the ambiant light was just right. A full pram and smc reset fixed that problem, and it installed without a hitch. I'm using my same home directory as the old leopard installation (it's on a seperate partition) and it seems to like that well enough, all my prefs seem to be in place, haven't noticed any problems on that front. The only thing it stuffed up was the time zone. I set it in the usual setup wizard after first installation, but then it had reset to los-angeles when I actually got into finder. Minor issue to be sure, once I'd changed it again in sys-prefs it held no worries. The coolest thing though is 4 finger gestures are working on the trackpad. These apparently aren't possible on this old laptop (according to earlier apple reports) so who knows if this is a feature (upgrade to snow leopard for these features) or a bug (they forgot to disable kext support on the older trackpad hardware), either way I'm happy about it. My boot camp partition still runs in vmware happily, so I can keep working no worries (need boot camp for engineering work). I haven't tried any of the server stuff yet, but if I like them enough I'm planning on pushing work to migrate to an os-x server, because I'm the admin and would much prefer to manage an os-x based server than the current hodge-podge linux one I set up many years ago. I must say, everything does feel snappier, which I am very happy with. Hopefully I'll find an upgrade before the serial runs out on feb 28. Andrew
  11. Another tip, leopard seems to be very picky about the amount of ram it has to run on. I had my vmware set to give it 750MB ram and it was unusable, ie it'd take 2 minutes for spotlight to pop out when you press command-space, and other 10 minutes to actually search for something when you type. Just useless. I upped the ram to 1050MB and it'd flying along now, I wouldn't call it anywhere near native (the graphics will hold it back a lot) but it's completely usable. Oh and my reccomendation of deskspace above, I've found I like CubeDesktop more, it seems more stable, programs stay on the desktop they're assigned to etc. Andrew
  12. and I reckon this will probably work, or work without too much effort, to get vmware to boot my native hard drive with a second small (virtual) hard drive to hold the bootloader: http://mydellmini.com/forum/type11-efi-met...ethod-t331.html My vmware will boot with his .iso as the boot image, using donk's template for the rest. I haven't tried running/changing the script on the .iso to load a bootloader into a drive yet though, could be good though. I guess it doesn't really make any difference if the bootloader is on a virtual cd or a virtual hard drive really though. Andrew yeah ok, so my mkisofs line above doesn't seem to work. It made a bootable image, and the bootloader worked, and automatically loaded os-x off my hard drive, but then I got apple logo and neverending spinner, it dodn't actually boot. So it's probably trashed the permissions of something on the image or something, not sure why it hasn't worked. edit2: maybe the mkisofs line above works, maybe it doesn't, I can't boot my os-x with my boot.iso or the original donk one now, something's trashed my vmware. Still boots normally though. edit3: starting afresh from the template got it booting again, I've got no idea what I broke in the last profile. Good news is my boot.iso works fine, so the mkisofs line above works great to rebuid donk's image if needed for anything
  13. Hi Donk, all Kudos on the great walkthrough, I'm now running a reverse boot-camp-vmware setup, botting into windows and running my os-x partition in vmware. This is great because I can still use os-x for day-to-day stuff, and my windows-only cad software runs at full speed/full acceleration. One tip for this arrangement, DeskSpace is a great spaces counterpart for windows, so that vmware sits in it's own 'deskpace' just like vmware-fusion sat in it's own space in leopard. I've got Shared Folders working in my virtual-os-x (running on workstation 6.5) by changing my login users uid to 9 (which is the hardcoded uid in the shared folders stuff, probably a bug). In system prefs->accounts, you right click on a user and go to advanced, and change the uid to 9 (mine was 503 initially). Then in terminal chown -R 9 /Users/<username> logout and login and shared folders it working and scorched: http://macosx.com/forums/howto-faqs/287382...-using-osx.html I installed mkisofs with fink, which I already had installed. I copied DONK cd (mounted on desktop) into a folder in home. Edited isoconfig/isoconfig.cfg in text editor to add the =80 bit. Then in terminal: cd ~/DONK; mkisofs -b ISOLINUX.BIN -no-emul-boot -boot-load-seg 1984 -boot-load-size 4 -iso-level 2 -J -joliet-long -l -D -relaxed-filenames -N -V Boot -v -x .DS_Store -o ../Boot.iso . Regards, Andrew edit: oh, and adding <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1440×900×32</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>3</string> to my mac installations' /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist made things a lot smoother starting and full screen on my MBP, and doesn't seem to interfere with the mac booting natively.
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    Switching Command with ALT in Windows

    Hi, I've used a couple of things to do this in the past, autohotkey is popular and I use it to implement a shift-delete for delete key (as opposed to backspace) so that it can be used one-handed as rather than the two handed fn-delete. It can also do an alt-win swap but I found it buggy for that, sometimes it dodn't quite trap the keys right, and sometimes they didn't work properly. The tool you want for the key change is remapkey.exe from the windows 2000 resource kit. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en just install the kit, then run remapkey.exe from start->run and go from there. It's a realy easy to use gui program to swap keys around and works perfectly on my macbook-pro running xp-sp2 Andrew
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    Help I broke Mums' Hackintosh

    hiyall, I'm the brother who set it up originally. Unfortunately I can't remember what drivers were needed for it, so I told him not to do a full reinstall. I think he's off to do a one by one file replacement as needed. I did set up the machine with pc-efi 8 so the vanilla kernel should run (cheap intel board, gigabyte brand by memory), although I think I left it running a patched kernel for shutdown/reboot reasons. It's probably 6 months since I set it up, so memory is hazy, and I set up another different computer a couple of months before that, so the two are getting confused in my mind as to which was which. But hey, I'll let my brother do the hard yards to fix it, and hope he doesn't delete mums files in the process (home is on a separate partition, so should be safe). He doesn't actually have an install dvd to boot from, which makes things that much harder. I know I should have done a backup of the install when it's was running, but I ran out of time to finish off the computer properly when I first set it up (mum had a once in a month chance to pick it up, so she did). When you read this asc3ntion, once the install is working, use disk utility to make a backup of the main partition onto your big hard drive, then it'll be safe for next time you break it. Andrew