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About bbell2000

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  1. x86 Xbench Results Thread

    Final score: 46.21 Mobo: Intel D915GUX HT-enabled 3GHz Prescotts 1Gb DDR CPU Test 18.95 Thread Test 94.48 Memory Test 91.21 Quartz Graphics Test 46.93 OpenGL Graphics Test 198.60 User Interface Test 32.34 Disk Test 50.23
  2. Installation Success on Custom Machine

    I had the same problem. I originally installed by dd'ing the tiger-x86.tar.bz2 disk image. That worked, but I didn't have both CPU's or Quartz Extreme. I extracted the marklar-tiger iso from deadmoo, applied bender's patch and installed without the sse2 patch. That got me Quartz and both CPU's. HTH.
  3. I was just about ready to buy a MacMini when I stumbled on the OSX86 how-tos. While I'm new to OSX, I'm not new to Linux, Windows or building computers so I decided to take the plunge. I wanted a native install and did not want to mess with VMWare. I also wanted to use a spare 80Gb hard disk and didn't want to sacrifice the entire drive. I couldn't use the Windows install method (laptop, no USB disk enclosure) and my Linux boxes couldn't accommodate the extra drive, so I had to find a way to do everything on the new machine or across the network. The guides at http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.ph...le_And_Accurate and http://www.shuddertrix.90megs.com/wiki/index.php/Real_Native gave me enough info to fudge my way through. I started with tiger-x86.tar.bz2 on my laptop and unzipped it using tar (I have cygwin installed). I first tried ZipZag, but it couldn't handle files larger than 2Gb. I booted the new machine with ubuntu (the latest version of slax wouldn't recognize my network card). I used cfdisk to create a 7Gb partition at the end of the hard drive, ran mkfs to create an ext2 file system on the new partition, mounted the new file system on /mnt/tmp and used smbclient to copy tiger-x86-flat.img to the new drive. I then used dd to copy the entire disk image to /dev/hda. When the copy was complete, I was able to boot tiger. Since I have SSE3, I undid the CoreGraphics patch using the download from http://files.filefront.com/CoreGraphics_SS...;/fileinfo.html. To get the rest of my drive back, I rebooted into ubuntu and ran cfdisk to create a new logical partition (type AF) for the rest of the drive. I then rebooted into OSX and used the disk tool to erase the new partition. I haven't yet burned any CD's, but everything else I've tried so far is working -- including sound, network and iTunes.