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  1. I recently installed iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5 on my AAO. It installed without any problems but when i t to boot it up it would exit quickly and reboot. So I tried using the mach_kernel from the install DVD to run the installation which worked fine using these commands hd(16,1)/mach_kernel -v rd=disk0s3 this loads perfectly everytime. I then had to replace the kernel on the HDD to the one from the DVD which works. So I changed the kernel on the HDD to the one from the DVD. But it still doesnt work. It keeps saying: waiting for root device If someone could help me I would greatly appreciate it. the HDD has three partitions, 6gb, 50.5gb, 50.5gb on a MBR partition scheme. I have an external HDD that works fine, but wwanted it to be on the internal (the external is GUID) please help???? Torrentmasta
  2. internal hdd not in finder

    I am running OSX86 from an external usb HDD. In the finder it does not show the internal drive. Is there a fix for it to see the internal. I'm using an acer aspire one.
  3. [tutorial] How to install OSX86 onto USB key

    It should be noted that a USB key should not be used as a full time OS, more of like a back to experiment. USB keys have a limited number of read and write cycles. If your count gets to zero your key could be rendered unusable. USB wiki ***added to original post***
  4. [tutorial] How to install OSX86 onto USB key

    I ended up with like 900mb of free space on the drive after installation. The only thing i installed along with the OS was x11. The drive itself was bootable without any problems because i used the ideneb disc. It installed chameleon on the disc.
  5. Here is a total newbie guide to install OSX86 onto a USB thumb drive. ***It should be noted that a USB key should not be used as a full time OS, more of like a back to experiment. USB keys have a limited number of read and write cycles. If your count gets to zero your key could be rendered unusable. USB wiki*** ***requires a working installation of OSX to do this*** Requirements: A USB thumb drive (i'm using a 8bg model) A installation DVD 1. Insert your USB drive into your computer that is running OSX, it should appear on your desktop. Next, open a finder window and go to utilities, then open Disk Utility app. This is where we will format our USB drive. Select the USB drive from the right hand side, then choose options and select GUID Partition Table. Next, select 1 partition, give it a name and select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) as the format type and then click apply. 2. Now our drive should be formatted. However, with thumb drives owners enabled is turned off. In order for OSX to install to a drive owners enabled must be yes. Right-click your drive on the desktop and get info. You will see that ignore ownership is checked off, you must unlock the lock, enter your password when it asks and de-select the ignore ownership, then lock it back up Now your drive will show that owner enabled is yes. 3. Now it is time to install OSX onto your USB thumb drive. Normally if you insert your install DVD and double click the installer it asks you to reboot and boot from cd. There is a better way to do this that does not require to boot from disc or the need to reboot after completion. Now click menu and go to your utilities folder and open Terminal. Enter this command in the terminal shell: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE This exposes the hidden files and folders on your OSX installation. This helps us because we can go to the OS installer package which does not need to boot from disc. 4. Now insert your disc, it should appear on your desktop (i'm using ideneb v1.3 10.5.5) Now that you have exposed the hidden files on your OSX it should show a bunch of folders when you double click your disk now we want to open the installer mpkg so that we dont need to restart. We go ideneb>system>installation>packages>OSInstall.mpkg 5. Now double click the OSInstall.mpkg, agree to the terms, now change install location and select your drive. Now let it install, it will take a while so be patient. After it completes your should see this. Now after the installation is completed, you should open a terminal window from your utilities folder and hide your hidden files again. defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE Now you should be able to plug this drive into your computer and change your bios to boot from usb and OSX86 should load up. 6. Certain applications in OSX require that a root user has been enabled. I noticed that it was not enabled and I couldn't use any sudo commands in terminal or using kexthelper for example. Open a finder window in your utilities folder and open directory utility, then click the file menu and select enable root user. Hopefully this is helpful. ****Part 2: Replacing your kernel on your USB**** From day one using ideneb disc gave me problems. I tried it on a desktop computer, then a laptop and both had the same problem. The OS loads up fine and completes the installation. But when i tried to boot up the OS it would never load up, always giving a kernel panic. I thought to myself that ideneb loads a mach_kernel during install why not load that kernel at boot time to boot up the OS. I tried it and it worked no problem on both the desktop and the USB key install. This explains how to replace your kernel on your USB install. first if you need the hidden files exposed on your USB key and the disc your copping the kernel from. Now click menu and go to your utilities folder and open Terminal. Enter this command in the terminal shell: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE next i copied the kernel from the disc to my desktop. Then I changed the permissions on the kernel I want to copy and the kernel on the USB drive. Right-click mach_kernel from your USB drive and get info and right-click the mach_kernel from the desktop. Then unlock the lock and enter your password if you have one set. and then change the permissions on both mach_kernels to read & write for all three. then i copied the kernel from the desktop to the USB drive I then changed back the permissions on the mach_kernel from both locations. Read & Write Read Read This worked for both my desktop hackintosh and my USB key. As far as I know its the ToH:xnu kernel I am running from both hackintoshes now. Good luck to all. Torrentmasta
  6. Here is a total newbie guide to install OSX86 onto a USB thumb drive. ***requires a working installation of OSX to do this*** Requirements: A USB thumb drive (i'm using a 8bg model) A installation DVD 1. Insert your USB drive into your computer that is running OSX, it should appear on your desktop. Next, open a finder window and go to utilities, then open Disk Utility app. This is where we will format your USB drive. Select your drive from the right hand side, then choose options and select GUID Partition Table. Next, select 1 partition, give it a name and select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) as the format type and then click apply. 2. Now your drive should be formatted. However, with thumb drives owners enabled is turned off. In order for OSX to install to a drive owners enabled must be yes. Right-click your drive on the desktop and get info. You will see that ignore ownership is checked off, you must unlock the lock, enter your password when it asks and de-select the ignore ownership, then lock it back up Now your drive will show that owner enabled is yes. 3. Now it is time to install OSX onto your USB thumb drive. Normally if you insert your install DVD and double click the installer it asks you to rebbot and boot from cd. There is a better way to do this does not require to boot from disc or the need to reboot after completion. Now click menu and go to your utilities folder and open Terminal. Enter this command in the terminal shell: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE This exposes the hidden files and folders on your OSX installation. This helps us because we can go to the OS installer package which does not need to boot from disc. 4. Now insert your disc, it should appear on your desktop (i'm using ideneb v1.3 10.5.5) Now that you have exposed the hidden files on your OSX it should show a bunch of folders when you double click your disk now we want to open the installer mpkg so that we dont need to restart. We go ideneb>system>installation>packages>OSInstall.mpkg 5. Now double click the OSInstall.mpkg, agree to the terms, now change install location and select your drive. Now let it install, it will take a while so be patient. After it completes your should see this. Now after the installation is completed, you should open a terminal window from your utilities folder and hide your hidden files again. defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE Now you should be able to plug this drive into your computer and change your bios to boot from usb and OSX86 should load up. 6. Certain applications in OSX require that a root user has been enabled. I noticed that it was not enabled and I couldn't use any sudo commands in terminal or using kexthelper for example. Open a finder window in your utilities folder and open directory utility, then click the file menu and select enable root user. Hopefully this is helpful. Torrentmasta ****Next guide will be how to replace kernels on your USB drive****
  7. Acer Aspire One

    I have owned a AAO for like 6 months and it performs like garbage, I have a software problem that keeps happening over and over no matter how many times i format and start over. So far i have formatted it twice and its happened again. Now its going back to the manufacterer to see if there's a hardware problem. I have been on the aceraspireuser forums and apparently i'm not the only one with the problem. On a second note i would love to try OXS86 on this laptop and see if it performs better then M$. Buyer Beware Acer Aspire One 1.6ghz intel Atom 1gb ram Windows XP 120gb hdd
  8. iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5 Installation Problems

    do you know what your your hdd is? (diskXsY) Primary ide (master/slave), Secondary ide (master/slave)? I had a similar problem after installing ideneb... after install i used the kernel from the ideneb disk to load the OS from the hdd. i put the dvd in the drive loaded it, pressed F8 and on the command line i used hd(2,1)/mach_kernel -v rd=disk1s2 and it loaded the kernel from the dvd not from the hdd.
  9. ideneb v1.3 10.5.5

    I downloaded a ideneb disc and would like to know what extra kexts were added to make this disc boot up? Is there any documentation anywhere that someone could link to for me to read up on. I know it's using a patched kernel to run as well as some kexts, i know the kernel but can't seem to find out what kexts where added. My thought was that i would make a custom boot132 disc using the same kernel/kext combination and load them from the ramdisk during boot up. I have a working install of ideneb but cannot use software update as it breaks the install, i was hoping to make a boot132 disc so i can use software update. Torrentmasta
  10. Currently I have not changed anything about this installation. I still use ideneb dvd to boot hdd install using the kernel supplied from the ideneb dvd. I should change it so i dont need the dvd anymore. I will read some more about the efi installation method.
  11. After trying to install this OS for about 2 weeks now I finally got it working. I tried posting questions in new threads without almost no help from the community which was very dissapointing. I basically had to struggle along on my own till i could figure things out and get them working. I tried several different distro's of OSX install discs (kalyway 10.5.2, ideneb 10.5.5, a retail disk). In the end I could only get one working (at least right now). I could only get ideneb 10.5.5 to boot up using a kernel from the cd called "mach_kernel". So i have no clue what patched version of the kernel is being booted up, all I know is it is renamed as mach_kernel. I tried tons of kernels/kext's combinations and couldnt for the life of me get any of them right. Finally I just installed a almost vanilla install, all i added was a stageXNU kernel, but since i am specifiying a different kernel at boot time, i guess its irrelevent which kernel i installed. The whole things really was getting the trick to using the boot command line, I was having trouble identifiying which was my diskXsY. After checking disk utility and having it report back incorrect info i was somewhat confused. I thought about it logically. 1. I have a disk that boots to the installer, and installs the OS. 2. That means that I have a working kernel, which is passed at boot up time to load installer. 3. I thought about my diskXsY like this, X=ide pathway (primary=1, secondary=2) Y= master/slave (master=1, slave=2) 4 . At boot time when i was using the boot cd it was calling the boot cd hd(2,1)ideneb 10.5.5 blah blah blah.......which was confusing me 5. What i ended up doing was booting up ideneb 10.5.5 disk passing only verbose mode as a argument. boot: -v 6. Installer starts, go to disk utility and partition disk as GUID. Then I installed the OS with only the stageXNU kernel checked off in the customize options. 7. Installer finishes up and gives me the green checkmark to go ahead. 8. After restart the OS won't boot. I didn't have any clue why, it seemed to install fine. After trying countless combinations of kexts/kernels and having absolutely no success at all. I tried like 4 distro's of boot cds (BOOT-KABYL-BUMBY, SSE2_3, boot_dfe_modbin, boot_patched, RetailIntel), and none of them would work. 9. After coming to the realization that I have a WORKING kernel which was used to boot ideneb. I then had to get it to load at boot up. 10. Finally, booted OS. I put in the ideneb dvd press F8 hd(2,1)/mach_kernel -legacy -v -f rd=disk1s2 after I used those arguments it booted up like a charm. hd(2,1)/mach_kernel refers to the kernel thats is on the ideneb disk i forget excatly what -legacy refers to -v = verbose mode -f= not sure disk1s2 = disk 1 means primary ide, 2 mean slave I hope this helps, as I had fun but frustrating experience. Good luck to all.
  12. kernels location

    where are the "stageXNU, sleep, speedstep, sse3" installed to? the root of the drive?
  13. i am having trouble getting ideneb to boot from hdd. Someone told me to try changing kernels but im not sure if i am doing it right. It keeps saying loading mach_kernel even if i change it at the boot prompt. If i specify a kernel shouldn't it say it loading the specified one? any help on the syntax of changing kernels at boot prompt would be helpful. UPDATE: as i was getting frustrated as to why this was not working, i decided that i would explore the mac HDD through windows. As i explored the root of the drive i saw there were no other kernel files there. Perhaps i installed it incorrectly, i will try again and see if it makes a difference. I would like to know if someone who has a working install if there other kernels were installed to the root or somewhere else? Torrentmasta
  14. ideneb v1.3 10.5.5 rebooting issue

    I tried your suggestion, but i am not sure if i am doing it correctly. i entered on the command line boot: "vanilla" (nothing) boot: "StageXNU" (nothing) and all the rest that were listed. Is that the correct way to enter it on the command line? Pardon the Noobiness, i am not all that familiar with OSX command line. Torrentmasta
  15. I recently tried installing ideneb v1.3 10.5.5 leopard on a Dell Dimension 8100 desktop. It went through the installation without much of a problem, but when the computer tries to boot into the OS it just keeps rebooting. I tried a variety of boot options (-v, -s, -x) but it doesn't show anything. I just did a regular install without doing any customizing it. I went through pages and pages of the forums and it seems quite a few people have this issue, but not a single person has responded to anyone's questions for help. We (the people who are having this issue) would really appreciate some help in this issue as it is frustrating. I have tried several different hardware configurations to see if it made a difference but to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I can provide the hardware specs of the machine if it is helpful. I am going to try a earlier version of OSX and see if that boots (kalyway 10.5.1), i will provide some feedback later. Torrentmasta
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