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About GaryThePCGuy

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  1. Alright so status update. I thought when i built this rig the first time i used the usb. Found the dvdrw that i actually used, plugged in pata drive and installed. She is back up and running so any issue i posted about previously were issues lying between the key board and the seat (me) lol. So now to fine tune this thing. Be prepared I'm sure for some questions about patching dsdt and getting my graphics to run proper. Heres the first few: Should i do all the patching on the dsdt as a first step in fine tuning the build? You mentioned the GFX0 patch i believe? Where can i find info for this? Ive installed the geforce kexts and still my graphics are super laggy, especially scrolling thru finder or a safari page. Is this something that will be fixed with a dsdt patch or should i look elsewhere?
  2. ok. so now when i try to run the installer i get pat the boot loader, and start loading/reading files. i get a memory allocation error non recoverable just after the process reads applekextexcludelist in s/l/e specs evga 790i ultra sli xfx geforce 8600 gt 2gb ram seagate barracuda 200gb
  3. could you clarify this? where am i looking for the "kernel"? N.B.2. The kernel file is no longer called 'mach_kernel' but simply 'kernel'; nor is it located in the BaseSystemBinaries.pkg anymore. It now has to be extracted using Pacifist from the Contents of Essential.pkg (which is within the Contents of EssentialSystemSoftwareGroup package folder, which itself is within the Contents of EssentialSystemSoftware package folder), where it resides in System/Library/Kernels.
  4. nagtive ghost rider…i havnt because I've tried three different drives. i reformatted and reinstalled w same results. i was taking a gander at the yosemite guide you've written and seem maybe a tad more simple and am trying to decide wether to keep going w macs or try for yosemite. its just irks me that this machine ran mavericks before no problem and now I'm having issues.
  5. i need some help understanding how to do this part…. N.B.4. The 'Kernel' key string MUST BE CHANGED from <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> to <key>Kernel</key> <string>/System/Library/Kernels/kernel</string> N.B.5. The 'Kernel Flags' key string MUST BE CHANGED from <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>-v</string> to <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>-v kext-dev-mode=1</string>
  6. question...does it matter if i pull my hdd out and format via another mac or can i just use disk utility on the installer? Currently the only running mac i have is a mac book and i have no way of hooking it up (my external case crapped the bed)
  7. im gonna go for it again today. it should be noted that i had 3gb of ram installed so i took out the odd ball 1gb stick. im also gonna try a differnet hard drive, no dvdrw plugged in and dissconnected the usb panel on the front of the case. I forgot to mention that the installation process has been slow. like 2 to 2.5 hrs slow. I dont recall it taking that long the last time i built this setup!
  8. no dice. get the still waiting for root device just after usbmsc indentifier (non-unique) specs= evga 790i ultra sli xfx geforce 8600 gt 2gb ram seagate barracuda 200gb
  9. ok so i had to re-install my mavericks os on my evga 790i ultra. i got everything to install and when i rebooted...well now i get stuck at : "Still Waiting For Root Device". it comes right after "USBMSC Indentifier (non Unique)". ive tried the following flags one at a time: -v PCIRootUID=1 -v PCIRootUID=0 -v GraphicsEnabler=Yes -v npci=0x3000 -v -x GraphicsEnabler=yes npci=0x3000 still no luck!
  10. ok...so i got blackintosh back up and running. issues: no audio. loaded applehda.kext vodoo and adfix all separately and none seem to work. when i boot from chameleon it boots verbose automatically. slow waiting for it to boot. evga 790i ultra sli