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  1. Realtek RTL8187(L)

    Just ran circles around not being able to save my profile. Ultimately, my solution was to add myself to the permissions for the "/Library/Preferences" folder with read/write access. Upon launch of the RealTek utility, I created a profile and it saved the settings. All was well. Not sure what changed between SL and Lion, but this works now.
  2. Lion on AMD!

    I've been fighting with this for some time. I've come to accept that there aren't any Lion kernels out there yet that support AMD. Can't wait. I have an Athlon X6 Black Edition that runs 10.6.8 with a modified kernel (iAtkos, I think). I also have a Core2Duo laptop that I'm learning Cocoa on that works great w/ Chameleon and the retail Snow Leopard. Can't / don't feel like trying to make it Lion friendly yet. Too many steps involved, from what I'm reading yet.. Look forward to updates! Cheers!
  3. Gateway m-6843 Sleep Issues

    I have a similar problem. I have a Gateway m6755 that works perfectly with the exception of: Integrated WiFi, webcam, CD-Burner, and sleep functionality. The biggest productivity killer is not being able to put the machine into sleep. I haven't verified the BIOS behavior of the OP, but I suspect it might be similar. The hassle is that I either have to just kill it with a 5-second power off, or when I shut down, the machine starts back up automatically. When I attempt to put the machine to sleep, it hangs with a black screen requiring me to power it off manually, again. Anyone with any ideas? I'm going to explore the BIOS settings, but I remember them being very, VERY thin. Thanks, -Sean
  4. Good afternoon, I've been successfully using an inherited Gateway Core2 Duo machine as a Hackintosh running the latest 10.6.8, installed from retail. With just OSX on the machine, I was able to install the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] bootloader to boot into the OSX installation. I had some driver issues, but overall the machine is quite usable. I decided to install the Windows 8 developer preview in a dual boot configuration. Can't find anyone that's tried it yet, to it is slightly uncharted territory. Windows 8 is very close to Windows 7 with regard to the driver model and boot process, so I figured it might work. Here's where I'm at: - I have a GUID partition table with OSX and Windows 8 installed on partitions 1 and 2, respectively. (Partition 0 is the EFI boot partition) - I have tried [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and Chameleon to provide dual boot functionality. Both behave the same way. They see the NTFS partition with Windows 8 (listed as FAT32), yet when I try to boot into it, I get an error: "Non-System Disk ...". - When I issue the Win7/Win8 "bootrec /fixmbr" to restore the Windows boot loader, I am able to boot into Windows 8 just fine. With this configuration, I can use [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to access my OSX installation. This is what I'm doing for now. - I have tried using the Windows based BCD editor to "add" the OSX system via. tboot. When I create the entry by cloning the Windows based entry, I can get to the point where it shows up on the list under the WIndows based boot loader, but when selected, it just gives an error... and "file not found". When I create a new BCD entry (boot sector option), the entry just doesn't appear (this is the most common method I've found). Sorry if this might be vague. So, I have OSX and Win 8 installed, but just can't get a single bootloader to work for accessing both. Any takers? Cheers! -Sean
  5. Good afternoon, After beating on this laptop for a few days and trolling many forums, I've decided to broadcast my efforts to what seems to be a good audience. I've been trying to install an OSX distro on my slightly aged HP zd7260us Notebook computer. I have tried a few distros, including iATKOS S3 v2, Hazard 10.6.6i, Hazard 10.6.2, and even retail DVD. The older Hazard distro and retail DVD seem to reboot during the early start phases. Some of the more interesting boot flags I have attempted are: -x : Safe mode -v : Verbose (obviously useful) platform=ACPI|x86pc cpus=1 maxmem=2048 (Turns out my machine only has 2 gig anyway, so this was a no-op) The Hazard distro seems to let me get to the installer where I can select a disk. I just bought a new 160 GB Western Digital "Scorpio" drive for the experiement (makes it easy to just go back to boring Windows if all else fails). Initially the drive was unparitioned, but I could launch the Disk Utility to erase the disk. This is where the problems start to happen. Observations: - I can erase the disk and create partitions - When I try to verify the disk, it will hang after an initial blip of the HDD light and do nothing. (I've let it sit) - Even if I don't attempt a verify, I go back to the install screen and when I hit install (or configure first), the installing progress indicator appears, but then it just seems to do nothing. No drive activity and no progress. I've also tried booting from another EFI boot disk and installing from an external HD as well as a USB disk. Same behavior. There is a random component to this as well. Other observations: - Occasional hang right after the Broadcomm initialize line appears Based on some of what I have read, it seems that there might be issues with HDD controller compatibility. It's an 82801EB Intel chip (ICH5) that I've seen drivers to correct SATA issues. This is an older ATA drive. So, here's my specs: Model: HP zd7260us http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product...lang=&cc=us CPU: Intel P4 @ 2.8GHz HT RAM: 2048 MB Chipset: Intel i848/i865 – FSB:199 MHz Northbridge: Intel i865P/PE/G/i848P rev. A2 Southbridge: Intel 82801EB (ICH5) rev. 02 NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5700 So... can this end well? I'm thinking that the trick might be to build a custom installer that has certain drivers that work with my hardware. I can also yank the network card out if it might help... Any initial thoughts? EDIT: For what it's worth, I have enumerated the hardware with a copy of Ubuntu I was able to successfully install. Attached is the screenshot showing the device information. At this point, I'm just going to wait and try again another day. I would like to know if there are any red flags or others who have experienced an unresponsive hard drive. Also, I switched out the hard drive to another, older 80 GB and the same thing happened. I also tried to install to the HD using an extenal USB drive adapter, with the same behavior. It seems controller or CPU related.. Cheers! -Sean