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About EmSquad56

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  1. Update: MacZFS does work in lion without issue, however, Lion does not share non-HFS volumes over AFP. This is incredibly frustrating, and annoying. Needless to say I'm not going to delete all my data and restore it to a new HFS volume...especially one that doesn't have redundancy! Also, lion server is a joke. I'm happy I was able to get everything working in Lion, but I'm going back to Snowkitty.
  2. It took me days to figure out how to get a fully working (sleep included) 10.7.2 install on my (base) lifehacker build...no single post made a step by step solution for me so I'm posting it here in the hopes that it'll help you out... Let's start with my hardware: Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.83Ghz Mobo: EP45-UD3P Rev 1.6 RAM: 4GB Patriot DDR2 SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 (highly recommended for speed) GFX: Gigabyte AMD Radeon 6870 (Swapped out my 9800GTX for this card so I could get native HDMI working...pretty sure there aren't any issues, other than the infamous DVI-HDMI issue with lion and the 9800 so my guide should still work) Step 1: It was a mess trying to upgrade directly from my 10.6 install so I made a clone of my working 10.6 HDD to another spare drive I had using Carbon Copy Cloner. We'll come back to this in the later steps of this guide... Step 2: Use Kakewalk 4.1.1 for this board. AGAIN use Kakewalk. It has native support for the EP45-UD3P which helps with the DSDT stuff Step 3: Follow the directions for a CLEAN install of 10.7.2. You'll have to format your drive but don't worry because you have all of your data cloned on that spare drive mentioned in step 1. Step 4: The Trendnet Gigabit card is no longer recognized in 10.7, but if you have the rev 1.6 mobo, the ethernet ports are recognized so you're good to go. Step 5: Once you have internet, download [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 4.1.0 Lion Edition from TonyMac86's site. http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/02/[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]-ultimate-post-installation.html Step 6: Launch [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and ONLY check the following: System Utilities Realtek ALC8xxx (Make sure everything in the dropdown menu of this box is checked) Lnx2mac's Realtek Gigabit Ethernet 2.0.6 for 10.7 IOUSBFamily Rollback Click Continue and let [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] do all of the heavy lifting. Install the Lnx2mac driver and Restart. Your sound issues should be resolved by now. If not, run [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] again only checking Realtek ALC8xxx Step 7: To resolve the sleep issues (the biggest headache EVER!) download sleep enabler from this link: http://www.osx86.net/view/1771-sleepenabler_for_10.7.1_-_10.7.2_latest_beta.html Here's the most important part: Drag the full Sleepenabler.kext folder to /System/Library/Extensions. Your computer will ask you for your password...so enter it. Run Kext Utility and restart. Step 8: Plug in your cloned backup of your 10.6 system and use migration assistant (/Applications/Utilities) to transfer your apps, settings, BG, etc. Step 9: Once your transfer is complete, go into your main HDD drive and delete the folder "Extras (from your old...something or other)." This just gets rid of the old extras folder and causes less confusion for your hack. Step 10: Enjoy. App store works, iTunes Matching works, MacZfs works...and is glorious for software Raid 5 storage, SLEEP WORKS...HELL YEAH!!! (Wakeup from network, timed sleep...it all works) Hopefully this helps you guys out. Let me know if you have great success...it'sa niiiiice.
  3. EmSquad56

    OSX86 Freezes when I Start to type

    I looked up my system and I'm pretty sure that it supports SSE2. I just reinstalled the OSX (JaS10.4.6) and it still freezes up on me. I'm going to try a different keyboard, but I don't think that'll help. I'll let you know. I am also kinda new to this stuff since I got my mac last year and haven't looked back at my Dell ever since. So I don't really know what the "Kernel" and the other thing you mentioned are. Please explain. Thanks for looking into my issue....it's damn frustrating...cause I had it working...and then lost it like Rex Grossman in the superbowl Sidenote: When I did get the keyboard to work, and I was able to get darwin loaded correctly, OSX opened and then said "Please connect a keyboard to your computer" and there was a huge keyboard picture on screen. I just restarted my system and everything was fine OK....I tried a new keyboard and that didn't work.
  4. I can't type in the terminal for some reason because it keeps freezing up on me so I need another route to be able to dual boot my system (OSX/XP). I have read other threads on how to do this, but I have a small twist.... When I turn on my computer (Dell Dimension 8250), I get an error like this "Cannot load Operating System" or something along those lines. Is there a way to boot using an XP cd...without running that damn Chkdsk and be able to use the windows booter...or get into XP and install a program that would help with the dual boot. Basically, I'm trying to get around having to use the OSX86 boot cd because it freezes on me. thanks for your help ahead of time
  5. Dell Dimension 8250 Intel Pentium 4 2.4ghz, 512mb Ram, all original parts from the factory (Including keyboard). I tried installing OSX86 on my Dell, and after a few tries, I got it to work....but sadly...it froze after a few minutes and then wouldn't boot. I tried to go into the terminal and configure darwin, but every time I try to type something the computer completely freezes. It also freezes when I go into the disk utility and try to name my Mac Partition. Like I said before, I tried it so many times that it finally let me type something, which is the reason why I got OSX86 to run in the first place, but since the failure, I can't get it to let me type again. So I'm basically saying that everything runs smoothly until I try to type. I've spent all day looking for threads on this subject but I have yet to find one.....Somebody please help me.