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  1. Take a look at this thread and see if the suggestions there help you out at all: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/291227-osx-ml-10834-in-vmware-89-with-a-linux-host-no-audio-anyone-able-to-help/
  2. This worked for me, thank you very much! I changed the sound.virtualDev entry as described, installed the mentioned audio drivers and rebooted. I then went into System Preferences and enabled the new sound output device and everything was good to go. Thanks again!
  3. Same issue here. Host: Ubuntu Linux 12.04 64-bit Dell Precision T7500 Using Donk's latest unlocker with VMware Workstation 10 build-1295980. I don't get audio using either 10.8 or 10.9 even though the hardware seems to be recognized. Having VMware tools installed doesn't make a difference either. I can get audio from other Windows and Linux guests, but nothing on any OS X guests.
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    $155 Hackintosh

    Thank you for saying what I was thinking... If you can afford one, great. If not, I'm sorry. Thats life.
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    Help with the OSX

    Well, you've got two things going against you: your nvidia chipset and your AMD processor. Not that they cannot be made to work with OS X, its just a little more difficult. Whether or not your actualy MOBO will support it I cannot say for sure as I don't have much experience with AMD (I'm more of an Intel guy). There is a guy around here named Verdant (spelling?) who is the nvidia chipset guru. He has quite a few guides, so I'd say if anyone can help you here it would be him. Your mobo might not be anything like what he is familiar with, but typically he's been all over the nvidia chipset stuff. Good luck
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    unable to install OSX

    If I was you I would look into a more recent Snow Leopard disc than trying to get Leopard running. If you find newer software, you've got a better chance that something may have been improved or fixed, whereas with the old stuff its exactly that; old. And take a look at building your own disc so that you can add what fixes you need for your hardware instead of trying to find a disc with the right magic combination. Might make it a little easier on yourself.
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    A few questions before I attempt this.

    Post the names of the extensions and we can help you out.
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    i7 Hackintosh Build - Advice/Comments

    Not sure why Parallels gave you an unbootable system; I have the newest version of Parallels installed and everything still works fine for me. It even saw my Windows partition as a bootcamp partition. I tried to boot it out of curiosity in Parallels, but it failed (which is to be expected). Everything is still working fine though.
  9. The easier way would be to install Windows first, then install OS X, as Chameleon would recognize that Windows is installed and automatically add that option to your boot screen. If you do not want to reinstall, you basically need to boot your machine back into OS X. I have a thumb drive which I installed Chameleon on, and if my bootloader on my hard drive ever is wiped I can use the thumb drive to boot my machine and fix things. If you have another Mac, you can install chameleon to a thumb drive and then use that to boot your machine into OS X, where you can reinstall chameleon, which will fix your problems. If you don't have access to a Mac, I'd try and get one of the bootable CD's that are out there (I think [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] is the name of the newer more popular one?) and use that in place of a thumb drive. EDIT: Not sure how you installed OS X, but if what you booted from to install used Chameleon, then you could use that. Just interrupt it at the countdown, and it should show your other OS X drive to boot from.
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    need help with installation

    right after you start to boot the dvd there should be a short count down where you can interrupt it (this is before gray/white screen with the apple and spinning circle at the bottom). Press any key to interrupt the count down, and type "-v" without the quotes and then press enter to boot in verbose mode. When it stops making progress and it is hanging as you experienced before, post another picture of what the screen says so that we can see what it is hanging on.
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    i7 Hackintosh Build - Advice/Comments

    No problem; just a side note, don't buy the parts you've listed if you haven't found anyone else that is using them successfully, or until someone explicitly tells you that they are compatible with OS X. I didn't bother to actually look up the motherboard to try and gauge its compatibility because I'm a little under the weather today. I just know others have had success with similar boards, but whether they were that exact model or not I don't know of the top of my head. Good luck, you'll love your Hackintosh
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    i7 Hackintosh Build - Advice/Comments

    Looks like a good build; if you haven't bought the components yet, you might want to checkout the new Hackintosh build they are doing over at Lifehacker (www.lifehacker.com). Their build is very similar to yours, including the i7 processor and 9500 series Nvidia graphics card. Their motherboard also has the 6Gbs Sata and USB3.0 for future-proofness. Since they already have a guide (including a video tutorial) and all the software ready to go, it would probably be a good path for you to choose as it sounds like this is your first Hackintosh.
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    Which distro should I use?

    Instead of waiting for the research to be done for you, why don't you just download as many of the "distros" as you can, and try each of them. For the most part, we will just be taking educated guesses as to what will work for your system unless you have something that many other people have. So your best bet is going to trial and error. Maybe an even better route would be to look at your individual components and build your own image to install from (ie.. on a thumbdrive)
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    Intel 3945ABG

    Unfortunately there is no 100% complete solution for this card; you can check here for the latest updates on where things stand: http://projectcamphor.mercurysquad.com/
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    G5 side window

    Wow, very beautiful. Yet again, another awesome G5 mod from aqua-mac. Ever think about starting a business...
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