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  1. New AMD DVD for leopard

    Yeah - just looked at your sig and found the info! Wish I'd known that before and sorry for spamming my success! The problem is you know where to look and I didn't! Faced with an 82 page thread and many posts with mosly useless sigs they just get mentally filtered out. I used google, and your wiki never showed up! The forum has a poor search results page as well. I'm not new to searching the web for technical info but there's so many posts of trial and error where the real information is hidden in the middle it is very difficult to find what you want. I'm sure there's people that can relate to that Zephyroth's got a username on tpb which I assume is where he 'released' the DVD (it's where I got it from) - how about a link to the wiki there? Or a post about known issues? Or edit a post on the first page of this massive thread to keep up with the latest info...? Just a few suggestions to stress it further. I'm off to play with my new Hackintosh
  2. New AMD DVD for leopard

    I have finally got this installed on my system after about 100x reboots and a lot of web searching Hardware: AMD x2 3800+ Processor 2Gb RAM Asus A8N-SLI Premium Mobo with 1303 BIOS nVidia 7800 GT with 256 Mb RAM PCIx 250Gb eSATA HDD attached to nForce SATA internally Marvel Yukon enabled on mobo Install: Boot from DVD Partition HDD as MBR (3 in my case: 30Gb for boot, 30Gb for boot backup, the rest for stuff) Install to partition with no extras reboot again to DVD Make bootable: once DVD loaded fire up the terminal (eek!) type: diskutil list and note down the HDD partition number and name fdisk -e /dev/rdisk$ where $ is the disk number update f 1 w q /usr/standalone/i386/startupfiletool -v /dev/disk$s1 /usr/standalone/boot again replace the $ Replace dodgy kexts: cd /Volumes/YourHDD/System/Library where YourHDD is the Volume name mkdir Extensions.disabled cd Extensions mv GeForce* NVDA* forcedeth* ../Extensions.disabled (the forcedeth driver was causing lockups and the GeForce crashed!) cp -R /Volumes/YourUSBStick/kexts/* . (adds the skge.kext and leo_vid_kexts with pre-edited Info.plists from a USB stick - google is your friend!) chown -R root:wheel * chmod -R 0755 * remove Extensions.mkext and the files from Extensions/Caches (take care with that rm command, never cut and paste!) diskutil repairPermissions /Volumes/YourHDD/ reboot Et voila - be treated to the Leopard welcome animation in full resolution with QE/CI enabled...! Thanks to all the peeps providing the info to get me running!
  3. New HFS+ boot volume

    Hi, I initially installed to the PATA drive as I was having no luck at all with installing to the SATA, no drivers on the DVD for nForce4 chipsets and SATA drives I *could* patch my JaS install DVD to include the drivers and reinstall that way... ...but I'd like this way to work then I have a backup to break with a 10.4.9 update!
  4. Hi there, I'm having problems with my Hackintosh, Anyone know how how to install the Darwin Bootloader onto a disk? I installed JaS 10.4.8 on my AMD (nForce 4) using a PATA drive I had lying around, and now I want to swap to my larger, faster SATA one... This is what I've done: Installed JaS 10.4.8 (WOOT!) Added the nForce4SATA kexts from here (worked like a charm, thanks bikedude!) Partitioned the SATA drive in Disk Utility, (boot: 65Gb, data: 400Gb, all HFS+), all mount no problem Duplicate my old PATA -> new SATA HDD using SuperDuper! (also tried CCC) Boot using Hiren's Boot CD 8.9 (from tpb ), marked partition as 'active' Reboot, selected SATA disk in BIOS to boot from: system freezes, no Darwin Bootloader Reboot, tried booting from PATA, but entering new drive as root volume (rd=disk0s1) at the prompt - WORKS! So I've got a new SATA drive with no Darwin Bootloader on it I've tried using 'fdisk -u /dev/disk0s1', and even creating an old style 8Mb 'boothfs' partition in front but no joy (this gave me a 'HFS+ Partition Error'). Anyone have any ideas!??
  5. Hi! This post helped me figure out my SATA woes, towards the end of the thread there's a few patches which may help. I haven't tried the ppfs as I had a PATA drive to install to, the SATA driver works like a charm on my Asus A8N-SLI but that's post install like you mentioned! Good luck!
  6. Command key on a regular keyboard?

    Hi there! I had a bit of trouble with my keyboard too, the windows (yuck!) key was the command key and " and @ were transposed (amongst other things). I wanted the Alt key to be command (command-1 .. 9 to switch between firefox tabs, much easier than Ctrl-x in windows)... To change your modifier keys: Apple -> System Preferences... -> Keyboard & Mouse... -> Modifier Keys... To fine tweak your keyboard layout (if necessary) I used a great app called Ukelele. Hope that helps!
  7. Anyone got CI/QE on 7800GT?

    Got it working!!! Used the 'Nvidia 10.4.8 Accelerated Kexts' torrent on oid!!! My JaS install DVD didn't include all the supporting files.
  8. Anyone got CI/QE on 7800GT?

    Hi there, I'm having trouble getting CI/QE running on my 7800GT, I've done a search and found a few success stories but no details, I was wondering if anyone can suggest any pointers...! My hardware: Asus A8N-SLI AMD 3800 x2 BFG nVidia 7800GT 250Gb PATA HDD I installed using 'JaS.10.4.8.AMD.Intel.SSE2.SSE3' :pirate2: Most of the hardware works out of the box, sound, networking, etc... hostaname:~ root# uname -a Darwin hostname.config 8.8.1 Darwin Kernel Version 8.8.1: Sat Dec 9 22:18:27 AZOT 2006; semthex:/nebukadnezar/BUILD/obj/RELEASE_I386 i386 i386 I've grabbed all the different versions of Natit/Titan/Neo's installer which gives me native resolution, but no QE hostaname:~ root# dmesg ... NVDANV40HAL loaded and registered. display: family specific matching fails display: family specific matching fails NVDA::probe(display) Natit: Starting. Natit: Setting @0,NVMT=<data not shown> Natit: Setting device_type=NVDA,Parent Natit: Setting @1,device_type=display Natit: Setting @0,compatible=NVDA,NVMac Natit: Setting @1,compatible=NVDA,NVMac Natit: Setting @0,fboffset=0x00020000 Natit: Setting @1,name=NVDA,Display-B Natit: Setting @0,name=NVDA,Display-A Natit: Setting NVCAP=<data not shown> Natit: Setting @0,device_type=display Natit: Setting model=GeForce 7800 GT NVDA::start(display) <1> NVDA::start(display) <1> failed ... I've tried putting my vendor ID (0092) into the NVDANV40Hal and NVDAResman kexts, the GeForce.kext initially wasn't on my system, so I grabbed it off my install CD using Pacifist and edited that also... ...no CI/QE. Any suggestions?!!
  9. Hi there guys! I have: Asus A8N-SLI nForce4 Motherboard AMD 3800 x2 Spinpoint 250Gb SATA II HDD I'm trying to get the latest AMD release of 10.4.8 installed - it fails at varying points of the install with a 'Device blocking bus' error (worked with PATA)! This thread lead me to here... What's the status of your nForce driver? Do you guys need any further feedback or do you have it nailed?