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    2009 Live DVD

    This is awesome! I've been trying to use modbin's method as well as follow the X Dev team notes and create my own for about a month now. I wish I had known about this method back then. Hats off to you, bud.
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    NForce SATA Controller

    ikari - what kind of devices are your HD and your DVDRW... SATA? if you are able to make your HD external, try that to be able to install. this will be a short term fix for the install. once you install externally, boot externally using safe mode ("-x") then change the kexts. After you successfully do this, change out to running internally and the drive should be read-write. The major problems right now are people mis-placing the kexts or not properly setting the permissions. if you need more help on this method, see this post.
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    NForce SATA Controller

    I've been having the same problem with my SATA DVDRW drive and CDRW/DVD drive. They both work fine before I re-kext using MeDevil's ATA kext. I only have SATA ports on my motherboard and thus was forced to use a SATA-to-USB adapter cable to connect my HD externally and install. Everything works when it is running externally (without the kext, and without the Ge* and NV* kexts in Extensions) but you can understand why I wouldn't want to run my computer via an external cable if I didn't have to. The only way to do this is to use the kext-fix and then the optical devices don't work. The specifics of my drives are noticed through System Profile: LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1S: Firmware Revision: 9L08 Interconnect: ATAPI Burn Support: Yes (Generic Drive Support) Profile Path: None Cache: 2048 KB Reads DVD: Yes CD-Write: -R, -RW DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RAM, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO Media: Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds and TSSTcorp CDRWDVD TS-H493B: Firmware Revision: D200 Interconnect: ATAPI Burn Support: Yes (Generic Drive Support) Profile Path: None Cache: 2048 KB Reads DVD: Yes CD-Write: -R, -RW Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw Media: Insert media and refresh to show available burn speeds A few notes... when I connect the devices externally through the before-mentioned cable, I am able to use them just fine, but again I don't want to be relient on an external solution. Also, I have tried to switch around the configuration of the drives and even attempt to run with just a HD and one Optical device so I know it isn't the controller. Any Ideas? Thanks.
  4. Awesome, let me know how it works out for ya. Any issues, let me know and I'll see if I can point you in the right direction or if you have similar hardware to me I can just tell you what I did and used to fix mine.
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    Calling Apple Tech For HACKONTOSH

    link doesn't work... PAGE NOT FOUND...
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    Disk Utility stops responding!

    I think the guys that are having problems might be the ones where their only option is to use the SATA drives because they don't have IDE ports on the motherboard. So far I have yet to find a PCI-IDE card that is supported. The cable I bought to allow me to manipulate the SATA drive externally was this one. You don't have to use this one... this should be a starting point for finding the right adapter for you. After I installed to the disk, I had to use the procedures I outlined in another post... but I'll post them here too: Disclaimer... this worked for my system, and as such I am not responsible for how it handles in yours. I wrote this guide simply to help you understand how to make your own system work... 1. Boot into Zephyroth 10.5.1 DVD 2. Install OSX to (now) external USB-to-SATA HD disk with MBR bootloader (configured through disk utility/partitions)... when finished with installation: 3. Reboot into installation DVD 4. Open Terminal: a. diskutil list b. fdisk -e /dev/rdiskX where X is the drive # you installed to seen in step A c. update d. f Y where Y is the partition you installed to seen in step A e. w f. answer y g. q h. reboot 5. Boot into OSX using "-s" flag: a. mount -uw / b. rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/GeForce.kext c. rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/Ge*kext d. rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/NV*kext e. exit 6. Go through account setup process 7. When asked about Network Connection, specify none... finish setup 8. you should now have booted into OSX via your external... now to alter it so you can change it to internal. 9. find the AppleNForceATA.kext file that was in the zip file from above and place it on the desktop. 10. Open Terminal: a. cd Desktop/ b. sudo cp -Rf AppleNForceATA.kext /System/Library/Extensions/IOATAFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins/ c. sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/IOATAFamily.kext d. sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/IOATAFamily.kext e. sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/iTunesPhoneDriver.kext (since I don't have an iPhone I don't really care to see this message pop up when I boot) f. sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions.mkext g. sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache h. sudo reboot 11. If working correctly, shut down and reconfigure via Hardware... external to internal Hope it works for ya.
  7. alright guys, I got it working. Now it all depends on your SATA controller. Mine was the MCP61 (nForce430) controller and I got it working by buying the Ultra USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Cable Adapter Once I had the SATA drive connected externally via the USB cable, I was able to manipulate the drive to install. After you do this, you'll have to make some kext changes to make sure the SATA controller will work later, otherwise you'll be stuck using the USB cable the whole time. You can see how I did this here If you have any specific questions to my methods, PM me or start looking through the forums. many others have gotten theirs to work via different methods and I know you'll probably have to tweak it a little just to make it fit your system.
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    What am I doing wrong?

    Nevermind... I got my system running just fine now after making sure I changed the AppleNForceATA.kext file to the one supplied by MeDevil. I then had to go and delete all NV*.kext and GeForce*.kext files from the Extensions folder to get mine running. It's all good now. See my post here for how I did it.
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    What am I doing wrong?

    I'm getting the exact same readout of the kernel, but thats all you are showing. the error is found below the section: Debugger called: <panic> Backtrace blah blah blah for me its telling me one of the Backtraces terminated because invalid frame pointer 0 I also notice that right before it goes into a kernel_panic mode it is going through the following commands: ACPI_SMC_CtrlLoop::initCPUCtrlLoop - pmCPUControl (PMSETSTATETABLE) returned 0x637a300 panic(cpu 0 caller0x001A8387): Kernel trap at 0x45f5a5bc, type 14=page fault, registers: CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x00000000, CR3: 0x01a9a000, CR4: 0x000006e0 EAX: 0x00000000, EBX: 0x05835800, ECX: 0x00000000, EDX: 0x00000000 CR2: 0x00000000, EBP: 0x45d9be08, ESI: 0x05835800, EDI: 0x00000000 EFL: 0x00010206, EIP: 0x45f5a5bc, CS: 0x00000004, DS: 0x0000000c Error code: 0x00000000 I have no idea what this is referring to or how to make it stop sending it into a panic. my system is: Dell Inspiron 531 Athlon64x2 4000+ @ 2.1Ghz NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE 3GB DDR2 SDRAM @667MHz 250GB S-ATA @ 7200 rpm (working with MeDevil kext) CDRW/DVD & DVDRW - SATA (working with MeDevil kext)
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    Disk Utility stops responding!

    Just an update from earlier... I am now running Leopard through SATA; how I did it is a little messed up though. My first incline was to install to an external HDD and see if I could get SATA to become read/write while I run it and thus reinstall to a SATA Drive, but now I am trying a new method. I ust purchased an adapter to allow me to run a SATA drive as an external USB so I am once again installing to an external drive, only this time, I will rehook the SATA HD to the motherboard and run it from inside and through the SATA controller to test if I can get the read/write capability once it is installed. I've found that I can run the computer from the USB connection though if I have to and retry different methods to get the SATA ports working correcty.
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    Injecting Drivers Into an Install DVD

    I agree with all the other users praising this post. I was at a loss and unable to make sense of what the other posts were telling me to do. From a true NuB (but slowly catching on to OSX via the Macbook), THANKS!
  12. I am having the same problem too. I'm also looking at the forum NForce SATA Controller to figure out what is going on with my SATA controller. I am thinking of installing to an external USB HD so I can then boot up and use the knowledge learned to try it out. I am unsure of how to do this however... I have a little more searching to do. If anyone knows where I can look, please point me in the right direction. Also, I would try to do this editing on my macbook but I am afraid I'd screw something up because I am so new to this. Any help would be graciously accepted.
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    Disk Utility stops responding!

    I don't think its something that is wrong with the chipset... just that the package doesn't support SATA writing. Its making me want to try to install to my external just to have OS X running on the comp. I hate the thought of it so I guess I'll just keep searching for a better SATA package or remake an install disc.
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    Disk Utility stops responding!

    hey guys, thought I'd try to throw some out there too... I've been trying to install to my system for some time now with multiple mods and still am getting no where. I'm running vista in one partition (165GB) and have created another partition on the disk through windows diskpart from the command promt: diskpart list disk select disk 0 (where "0" is the number of the disk I am trying to install to) list partition (this is where I check to see that I have space to create a new partition) create partition primary id=af (I read on another post that when you do this the "af" format should give you a format that can be read/modified from diskutility in the installer) I am unable to finish any modifications because my diskutility stops responding as well. I think it may be caused by an incompatibility from my SATA controller or the fact that my controller will not let me modify another disk on the same controller as the DVD I am installing from. (it should be noted that all of my devices - HDs, CDRWs, DVDRWs - are SATA as I do not have an IDE controller/ports on the motherboard) One thing I've had problems with, that you guys may be able to do though, is go through f8 and make sure your partition is bootable and mounted. Mine will not mount so I have major problems there. use fdisk to rewrite the entire drive to the hfs format. if all this doesn't help, I am trying out FreeBSIE which is FreeBSD but the live CD version. download the cd and run it without installing. use the partitioner built in and reset up your hard drive the way you want it. I'll keep ya posted as to my progress but maybe some of this will help. My thoughts on why this is happening... I think the SATA controller is only allowing me to use one drive at a time - either the DVD-ROM or the HD - to make any changes to it. I am trying other versions of OSx86 to see if this is limited to just those makes. HOWEVER - remember that I am only just starting out with OSx86. as of right now all of this is coming from help I've found through other posts.