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  1. Congrats, e60! Thanks for all your help hackintoshing the e7aum, from which I'm writing this post.
  2. e60, I just tried the steps on that site you provided, and they totally worked. Thank you so much... This new card makes my Windows installation reboot spontaneously (even after updating the drivers), so I may just have to use Hackintosh all the time... Again, thanks! -katapaltes UPDATE: Just installed 10.7 Lion per Oleg's Chameleon file and links above. I had to remove the GT 430 that e60 *just* helped me get working, or else the install wouldn't proceed. After the install, I patched (copied two new files into) AppleHDA.kext using Oleg's links on this same page and now I have sound. Now booting with the USB stick to 1080p with sound. Not sure if QE/CI is working or not as widget launch doesn't produce ripples, but Chess application works... -kat
  3. Hi everyone, I just added a discrete video card (GT 430 for $20 after rebate per SlickDeals). Of course, this goofed up the video and it only displayed in 1024x768 afterwards. Can anyone say what I should replace in my existing installation (done following all the instructions in this thread, but with e60's mods so I could use a stock F4 BIOS) to get video working properly? Would it be replacing the boot file or the DSDT file, perhaps? Or perhaps I can do the installation from scratch using a generic Gigabyte Hackintosh install now that I don't use the 9400 IGP (or maybe that's not possible because the 9400 *is* the chipset)? Konfused, -Kat
  4. I tried VoodooHDA and got a continual, low-volume buzz/hiss in the background. That was worse than any brief popping sound every few minutes. I had to restore LegacyHDA.kext and AppleHDA.kext, and i'm not sure I got everything back, but audio works. Well, it's finally happened. After four or five years of hackintoshing, I'm tired of experimenting. I'm not messing with my setup anymore. It's mostly working, and I'm tired of this .
  5. e60, thanks for your response. I'm up and running now, and booting from my hard drive (vs. a USB stick). I don't get that pop sound right before a song or other audio in Windows, but I guess I've gotten used to it in this new Hackintosh installation, so no worries here. Note: I didn't get it when I used the install in the very first post in this thread either, but that was using different versions of kext(s)/BIOS/Chameleon. Rebound, you should be able to copy the BIOS to a USB flash drive and update the BIOS by pressing a Function key at the motherboard's boot-up (POST) screen. I can't remember if it's F2, F3, or a different Function key... If you're running Windows on your system (dual-booting), you can just update the BIOS to F4 by downloading and running @BIOS from Gigabyte. That's how I did it. -kat
  6. Thanks, Rebound, for your offline help on this. I'd already tried the steps you gave me, but trying them again from your notes told me I'd have to try something else. The problem was with Chameleon wanting to boot my original installation no matter what I tried (the installation created using dlach's guide). I ended up having to CCC my new installation from hd(0,3) to where the dlach install was previously - on hd(0,2) - and update the Default Partition in /Extra/com.Apple.boot.plist. Now that I'm booting in 32-bit mode (still seemingly needed for NTFS-3G), all I need to do is figure out why there's a slight pop before any audio. At this point, I'm running the setup specified by e60, above, including the DSDT.aml for 256MB video. Anyone know how to get rid of this small pop?
  7. Thanks, e60. I did the steps detailed on that page, but it seems I would still need to do the fdisk/dd/cp steps (with the boot* files) to get Chameleon on the disk. Do you have any advice on that? Oleg's ChameleonBoot image doesn't have those files on it, and I'm not sure which Chameleon files to use out in the wild... Again, thanks. -k
  8. Hey olegischinski, e60. Thanks for the Chameleon, DSDT, etc. So far, so good. Using your steps, I installed a new OS X installation alongside my old one after flashing the BIOS to F4 and using an RC5 thumb drive. I have a question, however. How do I install RC5 to the hard disk so I can remove this thumb drive? -kat
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    Rebranding Atheros AR5006EG to a Vanilla Card

    kdrrdgn, I just got my Apple-branded AR5BXB6 installed this morning and it's working perfectly - I'm using it right now. I heard on one site that the Dell 1390 works as well. One fellow had a problem with an early version of the card, so he got a later version and it worked: http://www.computersolutions.cn/blog/2009/...n-snow-leopard/ The card I pulled out of my Samsung Go was labeled "AR5BXB63." My attempts to rebrand it were unsuccessful (rebranding it as a Broadcom card without knowing it was downright foolish). I never bricked the card, and Linux was always able to find it somehow. Everything seems to be working perfectly now, although I haven't used it long-term. I would recommend this card; it seems like using an Apple card is a safe bet. (eBay ~ $9.00). With the Samsung Go, after you've put the back cover back on, you may have to push down lightly over the speakers to get those last two tabs to snap into place.
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    Rebranding Atheros AR5006EG to a Vanilla Card

    Hi kdrrdgn, everyone. I have the Samsung Go (N310) with its AR5007EG as well, and I followed the very thorough rebranding steps on the first page and I got the same kernel panic referencing Broadcom. I'll probably try replacing one of the remaining IDs as others have done or yank the Broadcom kext. Is it even possible that a sub-vendor / sub-device ID on an Atheros card be the same as that on a Broadcom card? Is it possible that NetbookBootMaker put those two numbers into the Broadcom kext intentionally (and perhaps incorrectly)? Makes me wonder if I should reinstall but either not use NetbookBootMaker or just use it selectively. Out of desperation, I bought a AR5BXB6 card, but I'm seeing reports that it might not work either.
  11. I see now that the max and min frequencies on my Q9300 are the same, while my NBI-installed netbook has a min value that is half the max value. So this VoodooPState.kext won't conflict with the required NullCPUPowerManagement.kext? I have no reason to be concerned other than the words "NullCPUPowerManagement" seem to be at odds with this Voodoo kext that lowers the power consumption of the CPU. :-) I have nothing more than that on which to base my concern..
  12. I completed my install today after weeks and weeks of following this thread. Thank you to everyone who contributed. After replacing the Chameleon boot file with the most recent working one from adidasprince, I brought my machine back up to 4GB and ran the memory test recommended in the very first link. No lockups, but I did get a bunch of malloc errors, starting with megabyte 3507: malloced meg 3505, res 0xffc00000 malloced meg 3506, res 0xffd00000 memtest(195) malloc: *** mmap(size=1048576) failed (error code=12) *** error: can't allocate region *** set a breakpoint in malloc_error_break to debug malloc meg 3507 failed I'm guessing this is simply because no memory is available above 3.5GB, and there isn't really a problem. I'm using 256MB of memory for video, the default, but perhaps that amount is doubled as mentioned in this thread. Should we all be using 512MB for video if we have 4GB+ RAM? Anyone notice any benefits with our IGP video?
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    MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo Released

    I would love a Merom processor were it not for the fact that it is designed by our Israeli "friends." They should have good R&D over there what with America sending them $500 annually for every man, woman, and child over there ($3 billion - $3.7 billion every year). -kat With friends like Israel, who needs enemies? The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy
  14. Office Depot has the Presario V3000T (Core Solo with GMA 950) for $399 (after 3 rebates) + ~$50 shipping/handling/BTO (build to order). The price is good through today (9/23/06), but others have said they've seen that price elsewhere. Delivery time is about three weeks, I've read. It's not the base model Celeron V3000T, but then again it's not a Core 2 Duo ("Merom", which is actually a good thing if you don't want a CPU designed in Israel.) I've decided not to get one because I want a MacBook running XP and OSX, but I thought I'd pass it on. [EDIT] Oops. Sorry, the original Core CPU was also designed in Israel. Forget that... [/EDIT] This would seem to be a good laptop for OSX86, but Search doesn't reveal any discussion on "V3000T". More info: • Intel® Core™ Solo processor T1350 • 512MB DDR Memory • Reads and Writes DVDs & CDs via the double layer drive • Integrated 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN • 14.1" Widescreen • Free HP F380 All in One Printer Configuration Code: 01111978 http://officedepot.shoplocal.com/officedep...officedepot.com http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping...=computer_store -kat With friends like Israel, who needs enemies? http://ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/Research/wpap...f/rwp/RWP06-011
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    10.4.7 installation succesful and good news.

    "SSE3" will never show up in System Profiler on an AMD-based PC, but it is actually there and working - you just can't see it. "SSE3" will show up in System Profiler on an actual Intel PC, I believe. Is that what you're talking about? -kat