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  1. Yes, looks like the right one. I got it from superbiiz.com. It was $25 including tax and shipping: http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=I...d674c02b1d1cd56 You would need to tweak the ktext plist a bit: http://tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=4057
  2. Yes. I was getting that. Ethernet would just die under load. The Network panel interface in System Preference would claim that the network cable is disconnected. Unplugging/plugging the cable would not help and require a reboot. After reboot ethernet would work fine for web browsing and such, but would die again if I tried to copy a file to the microserver. I gave up and bought Intel's Ct NIC for $25. That one works with Apple's own kext. I think the problem is that BCM5723 controller has a few bugs that a driver is supposed to take care off. The FreeBSD driver, the one that the kext os based on, has known problems with that controller (google "freebsd bge watchdog"). There is an official Broadcom driver for Linux, but I do not know how much of that code made it into the kext. The guy who made the kext has a different NIC, so I bet he didn't worry about support for 5723.
  3. AFAIK, Mac OS X does not do software RAID 5. You can look into installing ZFS (see http://code.google.com/p/maczfs/ or http://tenscomplement.com/) and making a raidz, which is ZFS alternative to RAID 5 and has noted advantages over RAID 5. Regarding raidz performance, it would depend on your configuration, e.g., number and speed of individual drives. I see 291/97 MiB/s reads/writes on raidz2. raidz2 is slower than raidz but more reliable (think RAID 6). http://oceansidecoding.wordpress.com/2011/...mance-analysis/ http://oceansidecoding.wordpress.com/2011/...updated-kernel/
  4. Hey rtrtrtrt, I just saw your post. I had problems trying to get it up and running using the CD+DVD. Despite that I had flashed the BIOS, the machine would still not boot the installation DVD (the dreaded "waiting for root device" thingy). I think this is something to do with the port and how it's wired. Even after I got everything up, I could not boot from a HDD connected to that port. Anyhow, I used the USB stick approach. Got it running as I described in my previous post. Get Chameleon Wizard, it simplifies keeping things up to date. I did not mess with the graphics at all. NIC and the custom kext did not work too well for me -- the system would loose the network under heavy network load and require restart. I bought Intel gigabit NIC and used Apple's original drivers. Works like a charm. Had it KP on me couple times trying to use Hardware Monitor and Temperature Monitor. Got rid of them and using the smartmontools to keep an eye on the disks. Works well. Yes, I do observe similar 'waiting for mouse' effect. It's not too bad. I can leave with it as a NAS. I updated my kernel: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/lofiversi...hp/t265181.html Seem like the machine is more stable and has less CPU load during IO. I'm using it as NAS and media server, running headless with maczfs and Plex installed. 6 hdds + HighPoint Rocket 620 + a small ssd for the os. It's pretty stable. Had it lock on me a couple times during the last 2 weeks. No KP. The machine would just freeze -- mouse moves but nothing else works. Required reboots. I have a slight suspicion it's my cheap ssd, but I cannot test it easily. Regarding your reboots with USB drive connected -- check you BIOS settings, make sure USB boot priority is set to low.
  5. Andy, Thanks a lot! I'm running it on N36L Microserver, I see about 10-15% IO speed improvement compared to the Nawcom's version. I have replaced my legacy kernel with the one in the download. Could someone please tell me, if I should've also used any of the other pieces in the distribution? Thank you.
  6. Hi guys! Firstly, thank you for all you hard work! I have 10.6.8 running on my new Microserver. I would not have done it without this guide. Secondly, I'm getting network problems with my setup: I have Microserver to share out a disk using afp and after copying about 40G of data from a Lion machine, the network on Microserver seems to lock down. It starts by spitting out messages like "... -> 3 segments, 2 free, consumer index: 307" into the system log. Then the connection dies. While Network SP panel tells that Ethernet is active, nothing goes in or out. If I deactivate/reactviate Ethernet it comes back disconnected, claiming that the cable is unplugged. Once I reboot it works fine. Here is how I set up the machine: 1. Created USB flash with Retail SL image and applied the latest ModUSB 2. Installed that on Microserver stock drive. Rebooted. 3. Upgraded with SL 10.6.8 combo and legacy kernel 10.8.0 v2. 4. Ran [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] installer to get Kext Utility 5. Installed the kext splonk posted using Kext Wizard. 6. Ran Kext Utility. Rebooted. (machine came back with MAC address resolved!) 7. Installed USB rollback kexts that Saf posted using Kext Wizard. ran Kext Utility. Rebooted. Did I miss anything? Do I need to install/update Chameleon? I plan to put macszfs on the machine and use it as a file server, so I do not need graphics, sound, etc...