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Red Leader

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  1. Fermi Freeze "Investigation"

    I bought an Asus ENGTX560 TI in October 2011 specifically to build my OSX/Windows PC. I don't regret this choice since this card offered the best performance/price ratio and has been able to play smoothly everything, including the most demanding 3D software However the 560TI gave me big headaches since I wanted to install 10.6.8 rather then 10.7. But I learnt painfully that it can't be used on versions older then 10.7. I lost a few days of my time and Rosetta because of this. Since then, I updated MacOS regularly and it's stable enough to use as my main working PC. However in the last months I suffered from more and more fermi freezes and restarts, to the point I was beginning to pull my hair trying to find a fix... Since yesterday I installed your freeze fix app and for the first time the fermi freeze has not occurred for two full days! So the very least I can do now is to say a BIG THANK YOU to dan542!!
  2. OSX86Tools Final Release is Here

    I use OSX86tools and it is very useful. Especially to reinstall a bootloader or activate partitions. However I found a bug, and its workaround : if you get an error message such as "unable to complete command" when trying to use FDisk for example, it is probably because the boot volume name contains a space. To avoid this bug, you simply need to remove any space characters in the volume name, e.g. change "My OSX86 Disk" to "MyOSX86Disk" before using OSX86Tools commands.
  3. iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5 Released!

    try this maybe : http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=&...st&p=763484 and let us know what happened
  4. Thanks karaakeha1. but from what I understand, Vista is much more GUID friendly than XP. (http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/storage/GPT_FAQ.mspx#ELD) Did you try this with XP instead of Vista? Because I followed the sames steps, with two different CD of XP installation. XP recognizes the hybrid GUID/MBR as MBR , but when rebooting, it has never been able to complete. I had used Disk Util to format a hybrid MBR/GUID, and to make 3 partiitions 2 macs and the last one is windows NTFS ot FAT32
  5. Hello Karaakeha1 just a few words to report my success with my new PC - Gigabyte GA EX38 DS4 - Q9450+ OCZ vendetta cooler + 2GB PC6400 CL3 OCZ Reaper - 8800GT ECS sold with built in accellero S1 - 2x SATA 750GB samsung All that in a GMC Toast minitower that is one of a rare PC case that has an elegant design I used your method with two little modifications : The worst thing that happened to me is that I have been pulling my hair for A FULL DAY before I understood that for a unknown reason (until someone can explain maybe?) your supplied dsmos.kext (in LS8v12) was not working in my config. Once I found this, I just installed dsmos.pkg from Leo4all, over the installed retail leopard + combo update 10.5.4 Then it booted really fast and since then it is the best MacOS computer I ever owned! I am serious, I really bought many Macs before switching to OSX86. Second thing I wanted was to have VMWare fusion running XP on boot camp partition. This way I can boot native XP with the same shared partition, at full speed, for 3D games for example. I had also pulled my hair previously because I wanted to run XP on a hybrid GUID/MBR single disk. However I have never been able to complete a XP installation, because when it reboots in the middle of installation, I never found a way to make the installation complete as it does with a MBR drive. It seems that XP mess with the hybrid partition, even though it recognized the target NTFS partition at first. Finally I gave up the hybrid GUID/MBR and choose the plain MBR. Now I could install XP normally. However I wanted to install Leopard from the retail DVD, and as you know the standard installation refuses to install to partitions that do not reside on GUID formatted drives. The solution was to to use Flat Package Editor (within PackageMaker) to remove the checks in OSInstall.mpkg. Everything works great now, and I can run XP software from OSX, it is as close a perfect dual OS system as it is conceivable today. I can run XP software either natively by rebooting, or within MacOS, or even in a Leopard window, thanks to Fusion. Let me finish by thanking you for your guide, and we can also be all very grateful to the talented independent developers making all this possible, Netkas, Kalyway team, Leo4all team, JAS, Toh, the turk team, and all others. They make it possible to build and enjoy the greatest MacOS machines, to use the exact hardware we want, while saving big amounts of money not going to overpriced Apple hardware.
  6. look here for similar problem resolved : http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...;p=763484 you just need to enter the correct ID for your 7800GTX you can find the ID in the hardware profile panel (graphics card/monitors-> vendor /peripheral ID should be something like 0x10de0099 if you resinstall with leao4allv3 you can have 10.5.2 it works with some little issues, so maybe you can stay with 10.5.1 kalyway eithetr way you first install w/o any video options then you use zephyroth nvidia installer, and then you enter the correct 7800GTX ID in the plists. And that's it!
  7. Leo4Allv3 Geforce 6800 NVInject No QE

    Glad it works for you. I have edited the method, I had just forgotten the zephyrot "customize" step!
  8. Leo4Allv3 Geforce 6800 NVInject No QE

    I think I have a very easy solution : tested on my Dell i9300 with 6800Go 256MB first install Leo4allV3 without any video driver selected (select other drivers, and good applications too) Leo4allV3 has almost everything working on the i9300, including network and sound the system boots with a basic resolution no QE/CI after that use this Zephyroth NVidia Universal Installer from : Zephyroth Utilities you must select customize in zephyrot installer, then check the appropriate NVinject (go , go 512, or destktop versions of NVInject, according to the amount of VGA RAM) ; in the case of my 6800Go 256MB, it's NVinjectGo before rebooting you need to edit the NV40 plist : right after "<key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key> <string>" insert "0x00C010de&0xfff0ffff " (one space at the end) also, in NVDAresman plist, right after "<key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key> <string>" insert "0x00C810de&0xfff8ffff " (one space at the end) in both cases the original list follows and must stay untouched Once the plist are saved, just use extensions-repair utility and reboot (no need for terminal etc) You should then have full support for your 6800 including all resolutions, color assistant, QE /CI, rotation and mirroring enabled Also, Zephyroth NVidia is the only one that allows working dual screen with a DVI monitor (VGA connector is not enabled) (natit works but no dual screen support, NVinject has no DVI and no QE CI etc) I think this combination is suitable for any computer, with any 6800 VGA, if you don't have a 6800go, you only have to insert the correct ID of your card (for example, the 6800Go Ultra is 0x00c910de not c8) insert the correct code when using & mask ("& 0xfff0ffff) means the ID fourth digit will be forced to zero) Please let me know if this method works for you....