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  1. Thank you to those who provided feedback regarding the odd problem in trying to install Windows XP on a system using this board after the BIOS settings were set per the directions in the first post of this thread (Weaksauce's guide). I am happy to announce success in installing XP now: 1) I reset all bios settings to default -- no AHCI and no native mode on SATA drives. 2) I installed Windows XP 3) I followed the instructions on this web page: hxxp://www.msfn.org/board/The-compiled-FAQ-and-guide-thread-t121503.html&p=785969#entry785969 4) I re-set all of the bios settings to what weaksauce directed us to do. 5) I booted into Windows (at which time it 'found new hardware, and allowed installation of the driver that is modified by following the directions on the page referenced in #3) 6) I re-booted again into windows (just to be sure), and then finally, 7) I booted back into my super-stable, fast hackintosh 8) Patted myself on the back (a step I have learned from weaksauce). I was surprised to see what an ordeal it is just to install XP on this board while setting the sata drives to AHCI. So I hope that my findings will help someone else along the way. Thanks again! Craigolio
  2. Here's what may seem to be a strange question: Has anyone installed Windows XP on a sata drive using this board? That is, I have followed Weaksauce's excellent guide and I have a flawless OS X system that works with sleep and is updated to 10.5.4 and is running smooth as silk with this board. I have subsequently installed Windows XP in a Parallels virtual machine (using a virtual hard drive). But when I try to install Windows XP to an actual hard drive, I get the dreaded BSOD stating that "a problem has been detected ad windows has been {censored} down to prevent damage to your computer. Stop: 0x0000007B" I have many hard drives laying around, and I get the error no mater which drive I try. Note however that all of my drives are sata drives - not IDE. Is there a sata driver that needs to be loaded (as in 'press F6 to load an AHCI or RAID driver' during the windows installation)? Or is there something about the bios settings that the guide in this thread uses that would prevent installation of XP?? I sure cannot find any drivers for the board on the company's website. I have even gone so far as to completely remove the drive that has OS X on it from the machine to reduce variables. This just seems to be a very strange problem! Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Craigolio
  3. 9800 GTX working in OSX86

    Hey Aquamac - Based on this thread, I bought a BFG 9800GTX+ from newegg for $199. I followed your GFX Strings guide and I have a fully working graphics system (QE/CI/rotation, etc) on my hackintosh running retail OSX (via the Boot 132 loader method). Kudos to you for the guide! Thanks, Craigolio
  4. EFI strings for ATI graphics cards?

    Just a quick note to echo the question above. In fact, I was going to post the same question myself! I have an ATI HD 2600XT. It works fine using the 2/23/08 Natit, but sleep does not work using that kext in 10.5.4, so I am hoping that using an EFI string will make the card work and give me my sleep! Thanks to anyone with info. Craigolio
  5. Hello - I bought this motherboard and the recommended ethernet pci card based on the stellar reports from folks in this thread. I, like another guy in this thread, broke down my badaxe II based system to build this one, primarily because I could not successfully get my badaxe II to sleep. I've been a big fan of Weaksauce's work for a long time! Thanks! I have a few issues with this install, and wonder of I could get some help: 1) After installing Kalyway 10.5.2, the hard drive will not boot unless the Kalway DVD is in the drive. That is, if I try to boot without the DVD in the drive, I am presented with the following error: boot0: GPT boot0: HFS+ boot0: booting boot0: done HFS+ partition error How can I make that problem go away? 2) After steps 5,6,7 and 8 (which I did all of these steps and then rebooted - should I have rebooted in between each step?) I get an error on booting into Leopard titled "Disk Insertion" "the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer" (Initialize - Ignore - Eject). The disk it is referring to is my separate sata hard drive that has my Windows XP installation. I don't want to have to reformat it. Have any of you experienced (and solved) this problem before? 3) Lastly, my machine does not wake from sleep. I suspect it is because my video card is the ATI HD2600 XT (256mb). I am using the Natit.kext file from netkas's web site. I read elsewhere in this thread that someone may have used a patch from the Kalyway 10.5.2 DVD to get that to work. But since my card is one that is used in stock Apple hardware, is there any way to insert an EFI string into the com.apple.boot.plist to make it work? The jack-leg place I ordered this board from sent me an open-box one without me having ordered an open-box one, so I guess it could be a defective board. But I thought I'd ask if these are simple problems to fix before going through the hassle of sending it back. Thanks for any advice! Craigolio
  6. Thanks for the great guide! I am still not clear after reading the whole thread whether sleep works after following all of the steps. That is, when I am done with the steps in the guide, and I am enjoying 10.5.2 Leo, will sleep work? The next thing I am not sure about is: if I follow this guide, is there a step-by-step guide to update to 10.5.4? (And still have sleep work?) Thanks! Craigolio
  7. DFE's BOOT-132 Resources Thread

    Sorry guys. I can't seem to figure out how to link to a post! *blush* Here is the link to the file, with all the props to a guy called K.I.S.S Good luck!! hxxp://www.4shared.com/file/53547099/b8769aab/BOOT-KABYL-BUMBY.html
  8. Modified boot-132 Bootloader

    Could I ask two questions? (Ok, three counting that one). I was able to boot up the Kabyl.iso file found earlier in this thread. Using that CD, I successfully installed Leopard from my Retail DVD. Whoo hooo! Awesome! I installed it onto a GUID formatted hard drive on my home-built Intel Badaxe II system. Then, I downloaded PcWiz's OSX86 tools, and used it to install Chameleon onto the hard drive. After successfully installing chameleon, I went into terminal and kept typing " cd .." until I found my way to the root folder (yeah, see I don't know much about this stuff.) After verifying that I was in the root folder (by typing "ls" and seeing that I had found the folder that holds the file named "boot") I typed "rm -f boot". After that, I used finder to open up the root folder of my hard drive, and then I put the kabyl.iso cd back in the machine, opened it in another finder window, and copied all of the files from that cd to the root folder on my hard drive. It asked me for my password before it would copy the files. I rebooted without the cd, and BLAM! It works! So I am thrilled. My two remaining questions are: Is there a way to remove the step during bootup at the Darwin boot prompt? That is, is there a way where the boot could be set to automatically boot up to the default Leopard partition unless I, say, Hit F8 or something?? My other question is: My hard drive icon (and info) shows up on my desktop as an external drive, but it is not. Does anyone know which kext I would have to use to make it show up as an internal drive?? I have updated the vanilla system using Apple software update, and now I am running 10.5.4. I installed the appropriate version of Natit for my ATI HD 2600XT, and it works like a charm. Sleep even works on the machine! (Although I did have a weird problem with the keyboard yesterday after waking from sleep - hopefully it was a fluke.) Thanks so much to the guys who figured this stuff out. My machine is screaming its so fast! Sincerely, Craigolio
  9. DV9760 HP

    lbdutch - I had a similar problem with an HP dv9700. The 'solution' was to use the iAtkos intall DVD. I had the install failure using te ToH install DVD and also with the Kalyway DVD. Good luck! Craigolio
  10. hp dv6000t laptop

    I just wanted to add that any help towards a fix on the F.45 Bios would sure be appreciated. I am working on an HP DV9700 that has an Intel Core 2 Duo processer. I am trying to add the Gigabyte Aircruiser N300 (Pre-n) wireless card to the laptop. I have tried flashing the laptop with the patched BIOS versions mentioned in the previous posts in this thread (F.16, F.28 etc) but they will not flash on to my laptop. It seems that the only BIOS's that will go onto this machine are F.33 and F.45. When I apply the methods described for 'fixing' the earlier versions of the BIOS's, I run into a problem. That is, when I open the F.45 BIOS, there are no "BIOSCOD4" files or anything like it. Instead, there are only "HOLE01" or "HOLE02" files. I searched all of thise files for Device ID or Subsys ID, but no luck. Anyway - If someone knows how to help on Bios Version F.45, that would be great! Thank you! Craigolio
  11. I am about to pull my hair out. I have built multiple 'hackintosh' machines for fun. But I was working on a friend's laptop - a brand new HP DV9700 that has an Intel T7500 processor, 3gb of ram, 250gb hd, and a Geforce 8400. I have tried the ToH RC2 10.5 Installation DVD, the iAtkos 1.0iR2 DVD, and the Kalyway 10.5.1 install DVD - but all three DVD's start up fine, allow me to select the hard drive for the install, allow me to 'customize' the install, and start the install. But each and EVERY time (regardless of customizations), the install stops and gives a huge error page that says "The Installer could not validate the contents of the 'Essentials' Package." I read elsewhere on the forum that this could be related to the computer's memory. It has a 2gb memory chip as well as a 1 gb memory chip. The computer must have some memory in it to boot. I have tried with the 1gb chip, and with the 2gb chip. I also tried using a 512mb chip from my Dell, and a few other chips I had laying around - all result in the same problem. So I installed Leopard onto an external USB drive, and tried to boot that drive using the HP. It did boot, but it gives a kernel panic each time, stating somethinng about a kernel trap 14. Besides that, I am not sure what good it would do to get Leo working frmo a USB drive. I have exhausted my arsenel of tools, and now I beg for wisdom from the community. I am going to feel so sad for my friend if I cannot get this to work for her - she is so excited at the prospect of having a 'hackintosh'. Please help if you can! Craigolio
  12. Hmmm . . . nothing. Am I asking the wrong question? That is, should I not be using an Win XP box as a print server, but instead use some dedicated piece of hardware for the task? I really don't know! Thanks for any help!
  13. I am trying to use my hackintosh in a Windows Server 2003 environment, with every other computer in the network being an XP machine. If I can make this work, then I will be authorized to buy several (real) macs for the office. But I have a few problems: We use a Richoh Aficio 3235 printer/copier/scanner etc. in the network. It uses 'user authentication' so print costs can be itemized. Ricoh does not have an OSX driver that supports user authentication, according to their support pages. Is there a way to setup some sort of hardware or software solution wherein the OSX machine could send it's print job to a windows machine (or something) and that machine would take it and send it to the Ricoh printer (using user authentication, i.e. using the windows printer driver) on behalf of the OSX Leopard machine? To fill in any questions: the Ricoh printer is connected to the Domain via a fixed IP address. That is, when setting up a windows machine to print to it, first I connect the windows machine to the domain, then I add a new printer, then I setup that new printer to print to an ip port at 192.168.100.243 I know very very little about servers, so any help would be appreciated. I can tell you that simply sharing the printer on one of the windows xp machines does not work. When I try that, I am able to set the OSX machine to print to the XP shared printer, but it does not work. The XP machine print spooler shows that it is receiding a job, but the job does not print. I am at my wits end! Surely this is possible! Thanks for any help!! Craigolio
  14. Guys - Please accept my apologies if this is the wrong forum for this thread, but my problem seems to be a cross-platform issue. I am trying to print from Leopard to a Ricoh Aficio 3235 in a small office environment. The problem is that Ricoh has no OSX driver that supports 'user code authentication', which I need to keep active for billing purposes. So my question is: Can I set up some sort of virtual print server on either my Windows 2003 server or just a networtworked computer and have OSX send the print job to that printer? I have successfully installed Parallels, and I can save files from OSX to the virtual windows and print from there, but it is a pain in the (ummm) neck. I would love to be able to print directly from OSX to this giant color printer. I may not even be asking the question correctly, but hopefully someone will understand what I am talking about. My network uses a domain, and the printer is connected to that domain, if that helps. I have been successful at connecting OSX to network drives - - just not to this printer. Thanks!
  15. I have a Hackintosh running Leopard 10.5.1 (native via EFI v5.2) and dual booting XP on a separate drive on a Bad Axe II motherboard. I mention the motherboard because as many of you know, this board supports 'crossfire'. It (obviously) does not support SLI. So, I am trying to figure out the best card I can get for about $300. I see that recent developments have made the ATI 3870 work with Leo, and that would be pretty nice, plus I could 'crossfire' it later to make the windows rig scream. But I really want to have good video performance out of Leo, because I plan on having some fun with video editing (home movies of the kids, etc). I have read where some folks think that the ATI x1950 may actually outperform the newer, higher end ATI cards in OSX, and that they may in fact outperform the nVidia cards as well. I am open to the idea of a GeForce 8800 GT, but only if I can be convinced that a single one of those cards cannot be outdone by a pair of 'crossfired' ATI 1950's. So - does anyone have any real life or even benchmark testing of different cards in OSX?? Thanks!! Craigolio
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