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  1. Well, not really tricked, but here is my dilemma: I am running Lion 10.7.1 on my Hack, and, my printer is the Lexmark X1150. Now, the only driver on Lexmark's website for the X1150, is for up to OS v10.3.x only. The driver, as seen here. Notice, it is an old PowerPC HQX file, meaning you need Rosetta to install it, which, starting with Lion, Rosetta is no longer supported, or included with the OS. So, I swapped hard drives out, and put my SL drive in, booted from that, and downloaded the driver to try it. As you might imagine, all went well. So, I hopped into System Report, under Software and Applications to take a look at the Lexmark files installed by the installer to see of what, "kind" they were, to see if all the files were of the PowerPC persuasion or, hopefully not. To my surprise, as you can see in my attached image, that not only are the files of the, "Intel" kind, but they are also x64 bit. And to boot, I have no interest in printing, I seek only to use the scanning aspect of the "all in one" printer, and it worked flawlessly in SL after the installation. So, obviously, my question is, is there any way to transfer the pertinent Lexmark driver files, from my SL hard drive, into Lion, and have Lion accept, or load the files, being that there is no way that I will be able to legitimately load the drivers in Lion without Rosetta? Thanks for your help.
  2. Using Lion, and the Asus P5k-Deluxe, and the built in sound card is the: ADI AD1988B Have been Googling for weeks on end to find a viable solution to get my sound working in Lion. Idealistically, I want the sound device to show up in System Profiler/System Report, as truly what it is, the AD1988B, as opposed to using Kexts that get some of the sound options working while it still says under Hardware, and Audio, that you have no audio device. So, Im looking for a way to get the EFI String for my AD1988B. What program will do this for me in Lion? I have tried all the EFI Studios, (1, and 1.1). I have tried OSX86 Tools. These will give me the EFI String for my Video card only, not HDEF sound. Anything that will work in Lion, that will truly give me my sound card EFI String? Thanks.
  3. Currently using Asus P5K-Deluxe WiFi, and have tried every humanly conceivable possible way to get Lion installed. I have read, and followed almost every article that Google could find, from xMove, to USB stick installations, etc, you name it. All fell short of working. However, after many weeks of trying, I finally found a method that actually worked located here: http://myhack.sojugarden.com/guide/ So, go figure, I finally get a method that works, self boots, the installer starts, the whole nine, and then, I get to the part where I am asked which drive I want to install Lion on, and my two ATA drives, (ATA, not SATA), are not listed. The installer did, however, see my SATA drives. Now, when I installed SL with a retail disk and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], SL's installer let me see, and install to my ATA drives. Allow me to state, that, all of my BIOS settings, (IDE to AHCI etc), are the same, as when installing SL. Could anybody please help me, as to how to alter the relevant files on my Lion USB installation flash drive, to see my ATA drives in my system, as available options to install to? Thank you
  4. MaLd0n, Great guide, ...I think. I am following your guide to the letter, and all goes perfectly smooth, but everytime I get to the part, "Run the installers Extra Lion and Chameleon RC5", Extra Lion DP4 starts to install, gets only a quarter of the way installed, and just sits there. No errors, no warnings, and I have re-wiped the USB stick via a fresh start over of your instructions, three times now, and still the same thing. And yes, I made sure it installed to the USB drive. Everything else installed on the USB drive flawlessly. Its sitting at the Installing Extra Lion DP4 screen, with only a quarter of the blue installation line, and thats it. Do I really need to install Extra Lion DP4? I wish not, because I would have had this installed by now, a long time ago. Thanks again
  5. Update: 07/10/2011 Solution found for my, "no burners seen" problem. I needed to install the correct Kext file, for ATA and SATA support, which, matched my motherboard. And I found them right here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...261152&st=0 Works like a champ now!
  6. Greets, Need help in converting the GM Lion InstallESD.dmg to an image file in Windows 7 Ultimate x64 so that I can then burn a Lion install DVD. The GM Lion InstallESD.dmg file has a HASH of (b5d3753c62bfb69866e94dca9336a44a), so I know its the original, and in original shape. I actually downloaded two of the DMG files, from two different sources, both have the same HASH, and I have tried both files, in the following trials. I have tried converting this file to an image file with 3 of the leading, and, recomended converters, and non of them will touch it. First I tried, "dmg2img". Using the following formats from a DOS command prompt started as Admin: dmg2img -v -s c:\InstallESD.dmg c:\InstallESD.img dmg2img -v -s c:\mac.dmg c:\mac.img dmg2img keeps immediately giving me an error, ""ERROR: Inflation failed". So, dmg2img is out. Next, onto Transmac v10. Transmac, when trying to open the InstallESD.dmg file simply tells me, "Unknown disk image format". Alrighty then, here you have a program, supposedly designed to do, just this, and it doesnt even acknowledge a DMG file. Most excellent, so much for Transmac. Next I have read others saying they had to open the DMG with UltraISO. UltraISO immediately returns, "Invalid or unknown image file format!" UltraISO is out, it does not handle DMG files. So, how do I convert this DMG into an IMG file?
  7. Albert, First and foremost allow me to thank you for your, "Unlocker". Worked like a charm. Not new to computers, just new to this interesting world of running the Mac OS on a PC. Only one problem, that I am aware of thus far, which is actually of importance to me, and Im hoping that maybe you might have an answer for me. At the end of this post, I will list all of my hardware and software to possibly help you diagnose my problem. Long and short of it, Im using that pre-installed Mac OS X Lion Developers 3 from Mahmood, and VMWare Workstation in Windows 7 x64. I have no problem entering the Mac OS, but within the Mac environment, I have no cd/dvd burners listed. In my system, I have 2 of them, both of them SATA. I have them turned on in VMWare/Settings/Hardware Tab/CD-DVD (IDE)/, I have both, Connected, and Connect At Power On selected, as well as the correct drive letter of my main burner. Yet when I look in System Report in the Mac OS, and under hardware, and Disc Burning, it says, "No disc burning device was found. If the device is external, make sure it's connected and turned on." Both drives are internal SATA drives. Any help with this? Thanks. Main System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 VMWare Workstation v7.1.4-385536 Motherboard: Asus P5K-Deluxe Cpu: Intel QX9650 Quad Core Memory: 8 Gig of DDR2-800 DVD Drives/ Both SATA (Optical): (Main) TSST Corp CDDVDW SH-S223F (ATA) (Secondary) HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H20L (ATA) One last question, if I may sir. If I have the original Mac Retail (non server) Install OS DVD, can I still load it into a virtual environment, on a PC, using VMWare Workstation, and your Unlocker? Thanks again.