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  1. aceshigh

    10.9 Kernel [XCPM-free]

    how does one go about transplanting this file? I'm now not too sure if i did it correctly, as I'm still unsuccessful at getting installation usb to load installer on a g3220. it used to freeze on xcpm: registered (left it for hours), now it doesn't produce that error but it stops at hfs: mounted USB on device root_device. tried a bunch of flags but still hangs here. any thoughts or input?
  2. I've got this board and the dsdt that a fellow hackintosh-er made for me, so credit goes to him i'll put it out there in case there are any others using this board, I thought I was the only one, its a great rig, been running ML forever on a 2-core 2 thread celeron forever (msi h61m-p31 + g1610 Ivy bridge Celeron, GeForce 210 1GB 64-bit DDR3, 8gb corsair @ 1333 due to chip), intel ssd. lemme know if youve got any q's. msi_h61-p31g3_DSDT.aml.zip
  3. Title says it all really. I have a bunch of these machines i had bought on sale with 2.2ghz pentium c2d chips, 2gb fast ram, evga 7200gs, 60 gb sata2 ssd, and dvdrw. Kk so threw in the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] loader, started up osx 10.6 install from a thumb drive, after a minute i was at the familiar install screen. partioned the disk guid 1 piece. and began installation. Took about 12 minutes. got the green light rebooted, used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to start up the ssd. within seconds i was at the welcome video, did that whole bit and landed on the desktop. I ran [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 3.4.9 and clicked only easy beast and did the install. restarted and it started up from the ssd. I rran 10.6.8 combo update, took a few minutes, then it prompted me to restart. I ran [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] again and did again only [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. restarted and 10 seconds later at the desktop, ran [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and did voodoohda and hdarollback, sound works and now pretty much everything works. And its Fast. this was literally 1000 times easier then i planned for, i feel punked almost. I have 3 more of the identical setups ill be installing on once i grab 3 more ssds. This surely does not feel like a almost 5 yr old setup that cost me less than $90 tax included. xbench and geekbenches very nicely. video worked without any tinkering. app store everything is great, anything u click on the dock is in front of you in milliseconds.
  4. This board is very compatible with OSX, I've installed Leopard on it, and soon Lion. Someone else has already done Lion with success. Google "p35-s3g lion guide"...
  5. Thx a lot good sir. I've got this same aged board with an oc'd q6600 @ 3.2ghz and was still running leopard 10.5.2 on it and had been looking into updating but didn't want to ruin a perfect running osx system. So how did you get this working? What bootloader did you use? did you install Lion or do a upgrade? Thx again, you've at least given me enough confidence to convince me not to upgrade my system. Also what video card did you use? any input with that? Thx again!
  6. aceshigh

    Help out a newbie!

    I don't know Sh*t, but just venturing a wild guess, try using a sata HD and disabling the IDE controller in bios, and change the settings to run sata as ahci mode.
  7. So I layed around with the system a bit longer and I believe that I've found the following too be true: Something is wrong with the dsdt.aml file (I know nothinging about what this does or how to fix it. (In kakewalk I selected a gigabyte motherboard when i restarted booting from the SSD, the bootloader kicked in, chameleon loaded, and when I let it load osx it goes until it gets to a blue screen (right before the desktop pops up) and hangs there. I tried modifying the apple.boot.plist but that just prevented the computer from hanging at the [pci configuration] segment of boot. There's something on the kakewalk/OSX SL install disk that is allowing me to get to the desktop so what is causing this and how can I transport it to the SSD so it boots from HD and do I need to use a dsdt.aml for my configuration??? I'm using a E2200 with ecs 945gct-m1333 board, 7200 gs and 7300 gs vid cards (have both)2 gigs of 800mhz ram, and a SSD. Ethernet was working from the get go. I used voodoohda and sound is working, and i could only get 1024x768 on the on board graphics. when I inserted the video card, it gave me 7300 SE in system profiler and full resolutions. I played chess so I imagine QE works. PLS any Help
  8. Hey all, so a few years back i built a few of those osx hackintosh boxes from the 80 dollar Fry's special's they were running forever. I had 4 going, running osx 10.5.2 rock solid, sleep, shutdown, restart, time machine, dual display video cards with geforce 7300 gs 256mb. Pretty much everything worked. I had been using my macbook pro 13 as my main computer for a while now, and i figured the leopard 5.2 needs upgrading since it can't run most of the stuff like safari 5 etc. So i figured i'd try my luck at Snow Leopard, instead of wasting time trying to figure out how to update leopard without breaking the install. I read a lot of the great threads on this board and others, lots of "how to" guides. etc. Then I went out and bought an SSD yanked out the Sata drive I had in the machine, disconnected the ATA DVD/CD since I figured SL wouldn't have any native support since no mac hardware since SL has had any ATA connections. Anyway most of this was just guesswork. I went into Bios as well, turned of ata controller, changed some settings to reflect what other users of this board had recommended. I made a thumb drive restore of OSX SL 10.6 on one part of the partition and left a bit of room for a bootloader. I used kakewalk to prepare the thumb drive. and Oh i did this all on one of the other leopard machines. Boot loader fired up, I saw the OSX Install icon, waited and within a moment installer had launched. I partitioned the drive, named it, and told it to install, and 12 minutes later it gave me a green thumbs up. I restarted, had ethernet working so i dled 10.6.5 update package, installed it, applied kakewalk patch, restarted and now I'm at 10.6.5. I did this reinstall 2 more times just to make sure it really wasn't a fluke, and the subsequent times I downloaded and applied 10.6.7 and 10.6.8 ver 1.1 Now I am at 10.6.8 app store works, everything is great so far, monitor displays proper resolution . etc Only one problem, When I restart the computer and allow the bootloader to initiate on the SSD osx fires up and trips out and stalls. When I run the thumb drive, then at that point I have Install OSX and SL SSD when I select SL SSD it says cannot find kake_Kernel, then takes me back to both drive choices, and when I click install OSX it fires up the installer, at the installer I select select startup disk, select SL SSD 10.6.8 and restart the computer, and 20 seconds later I'm at my desktop. ???? What am I missing.???
  9. aceshigh

    Issues with Dvd drive

    Hey all, Great news.......about a month back I was able to pull off a flawless install on a core 2 quad 6600 (@ 3.0ghz) on a gigabyte GA-P35-S3G motherboard. I used the 10.5.2 distro and I must say that the installation was flawless. I just booted from the disc, partioned guid, and 10 minutes later it restarted and loaded OSX. I did not need to make any tweaks. Now I've got 2 post installation issues. My dvd drive which I installed from was working fine (duh i installed from it), but now when OSX starts up, and I go to the menu bar and click on the eject Icon it says no drive. When I go to system profiler and click on ATA its blank, when I click on disc burning, says i dont have one....... I've checked in bios it lists my Phillips drive as a ata device......however when osx loads its not there. Anyone know wats up with that???? Also another 2 minor issues. the onboard sound is Realtek AL662 codec. I cannot find a audio patch to get sound working........and the LAN is Realtek 8111B chip (10/100/1000 Mbit), which works, but I remember reading something about patching this to get bonjour and filesharing working....... I've tried this board out with EVGA 8600GT ssc 256meg ddr3 pcie card. everything worked, QE, coreimage, dual displays, dual outs, all resolutions. And I've tried it with an EVGA 7300gs 256meg ddr2 pcie card, with all res, QE, Coreimage working. I haven't had time to try it with dual displays yet since my sister is borrowing one of my 24 inch monitors. Some help would be GREATLY appreciated....... I really love this community......thanks to all the great advice and knowledge that is freely passed around and given here, I've put together 4 OSX systems......3 core2duos and one core2quad........all cores working, and this morning I xbenched the quad core, and it returned a result of 249. Rock on!!!!
  10. I've done this on three of the ecs 945 boards with the E2200s , and the sound is flawless.....give some more details as to the version and bios of the board u have........if nothing else......try swapping the board for another one (if you bought it from frys)........
  11. hey all sorry haven't been here that much lately been out of the country.....well I've succeeded in getting 3 of these machines (all E2200s with the ecs 945gct ver 3 boards) running on leopard 10.5.2 I've recently got my hands on some 7200gt and 7300gt vid cards......how do I go about installing this card???? I imagine im going to have to do some sort of driver install .......anyone with experience doing this......I'm backing up one of the systems with SuperDuper at the moment in case I "f" it up i can just restore painlessly.....
  12. I'm having the same issue with sleep. in fact mine is a bit more bizarre. Sometimes when i put it to sleep it wakes up instantly, and other times when it goes to sleep, theres no way i can wake it up. mouse/keyboard/powerbutton nada. I've gotta kill the power and then start from bios again. Another thing that I've noticed. sometimes for apparently no reason osx starts up with 1600x1200 resolution, instead of the 1920x1200. when i go to display preferences to change it, i dont have any option for 1920x1200, nor 1680x1050. i get these odd resolutions like 1920x1440, and if i choose that my screen goes blank and defaults back to 1600x1200 after 15 seconds. If i can get these two problems worked out I'm gonna be VERY satisfied. I've run xbench and i got a score of 174. Quite impressive. I know if this board was OC'able by even a bit, i'd break the 200 mark. Also and lastly, is there ANY graphics card that is as compatible as the the onboard GMA950. I get QUARTZ EXTREME and CORE IMAGE with the 950. but im afraid that if i install final cut or something and want to do some editing it might not be able to handle it. When im browsing stuff in Coverflow, it also takes a moment or two for the image/doc/etc to sharpen. could this be because of the graphics card? I also tried increasing the shared mem for the graphic card to 128megs, but System Profiler still shows it as 64megs. dunno about that. as far as the dude whos stuck in endless loops. i was there myself a week ago. try going into bios and where u have the video controls there are 3 settings i believe. i'm not by the comp at the moment but as soon as i changed it to "fixed" something, osx booted up right after i restarted. I'm running parallels on this rig and damn its impressive. The comp is still so responsive with both OS' even though the chip doesnt have virtulization, it still damn smooth. on saturday i'll be back home and run some sandra benchmarks to see how it performs in virtualization. does anyone else get an error when trying to select Boot Camp from System Preferences. I get some kind of something isnt installed error. I hope my weeks of struggling can benefit someone else. but as i mentioned there are still a few things I'd like to get resolved. Lastly does anyone know if the intel speed step {censored} to reduce clock and voltage and energy usage works under OSX???? I used my watt meter and with a 600 watt coolmaster, e2200, and maxtor sata hd, the total system draw flucates between 55-60watts in idle. I'll pay attention to it during a benchmark to see what loaded draw is. I'm big on saving elec, so the standby and speed step would be of great interest if anyone has solved it.
  13. "UPDATE" ok i got the resolution to set at 1920x1200. however the other questions are still on the table . ducman seeing your success with this particular hardware, shine some insight plz.
  14. Good call ducman, i set bios to default, fiddled with the mem for vid card and wow i was totally in shock, osx loaded up, crisp clean osx leopard video, did the registration bit and im posting this from osx. I did the patch thing so now my sound works too!!!! so off the bat: ethernet works quartz and core image standby shutdown restart even xbenched @175 only prob now is resolution, i dont have an option for 1920x1200. its a 24inch display so i wanna be able to utilize every last pixel. at present ive got it running at 1600x1200 it does give me an option for 1920x1440, but then my monitor reports no signal. also out of curiosity. im not to familiar witht this board but is there a way to increase the vid ram past 64megs? \\\ secondly what would be the easiest means to go about duplicating this install and putting it on 3 other carbon copy systems? can i just image the HD and then copy image on the other disks? also regarding dualbooting, i want to skip that and run parallels , i mean basically using the osx as a solid reliable primary daily system>/?plz advise. thx again
  15. thx for the help bro, but still im not getting anywhere. i cant imagine what im not doing right? u think the sata is the issue? ive already reinstalled a gazillion times. irony is i bought 4 of these combos to have them all be mac/pc hybrids.............im still stuck on #1.