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About KeyMs92

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  1. Ethernet connection lost after 7.3 upgrade

    Yeah, I don't have a clue either. Maybe it would be useful if you could pass me your chameleon plist file. If it still doesn't work, the problem is not there. It might also be useful if you could upload the kext files (all the ones in the package you compiled except the nvidia one). This may seem a bit much but I noticed that having certain kexts installed/uninstalled also affects having ethernet or not. Feel free to upload any other files that may be relevant. If we can't find what's wrong, we can always try to replicate what's right Just so you know, I didn't do the kext installing twice the last couple of times I tried. I downloaded the Combo update in advance, updated and then did MBeast/kext install/repair permissions. That said, I had the same ethernet problem before that although I didn't it test it as thorough.
  2. Ok, the two problems I mentioned earlier were not really problems for the most part. What is a problem is that I can't connect the ethernet after I upgrade to 7.3. I'm surprised Tim (TimK1764) did not experience this. I've already created a seperate thread so feel free to reply in any of these two threads.
  3. Hi, I've followed this guide to install Hackintosh on my PC (XPS 410). It works exactly as according to the guide until the upgrade to Lion 7.3. Then, for some reason, I lose my ethernet connection ("Cable Unplugged"). I suspect this has something to do with the Chameleon settings in the "Extra" folder since ethernet does work when booting from the install disk. I've already compared both org.chameleon.Boot.plist files to see if I could find any 'wrong' setting doing lots of trial-and-error but I wasn't able to find anything. FYI: I'm using a Intel82566MM.kext to get ethernet (there's a download link in step 11 of the guide). Once again, ethernet works fine when booting from the install disk so I don't think the kext file can be the problem... but I'm open for any suggestion! Thanks in advance.
  4. XPS 410: Windows 7 boot BSOD from Chameleon

    Alright, after a lot of trial/error I found out that the problem is caused by installing the IOATAFamily.kext. After I install that, the Windows 7 partitions and disk become completely invisible. The kext file is included in this package. The package also includes the rest of the kext files I'm currently installing (besides [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]). I'm wondering what you make of it.
  5. XPS 410: Windows 7 boot BSOD from Chameleon

    Ok, forget 'perfectly'... The problem I have is that the disk that includes the Windows 7 partition is not detected inside Hackintosh. Chameleon recognizes it, but inside Hackintosh it doesn't show up (I tried 'diskutil list' ). I get the sense that it has something to do with the BIOS settings once again. Although there are only 2 options, RAID AUTODETECT/ATA and RAID ON I get increasingly confused annoyed as hell by them. I basically have 2 questions: Does this problem indeed have something to do with those settings, and second, which settings do I have to choose for the OS X and the Windows 7 installation/boot? FYI, I'm using a seperate disk for each OS. Lastly, you mentioned that raid auto is probably AHCI. Isn't it the other way around? I believe RAID implies AHCI, so RAID must be AHCI. The other setting might or might not be AHCI.
  6. XPS 410: Windows 7 boot BSOD from Chameleon

    Ok, I went for it and reinstalled Windows 7. Everything is now working perfectly
  7. Hi, A few days back I installed OS X Lion according to this guide. While OS X seems to work pretty well, I can't get my head around booting Windows 7. Whenever I want to boot Windows 7, I have to set 'Raid on' in the BIOS in order for it to work. Equally, OS X can only boot when I set it to 'Raid/Auto detect'. This means I have to switch this settings every time when switching OSs. Either OS X or Windows 7 must support the other setting. The BSOD I get is just the default 'A problem has been detected...' one without any error code. Some help would be appreciated
  8. Alright, I’ve solved the “out of range” error by using either DVI or HDMI. This allowed me to succesfully boot up Hackintosh using Chimera. I had one small hiccup where the ethernet connection was apparantly gone. I’ve no idea why I didn’t have this problem using the install CD, but.. I was able to solve the problem by setting “32-bit (i386)” in Chameleon Wizard. There are still some things to be solved. For a start, I now get black borders around the BIOS screens and apple logo boot screen. I suspect this problem has little to do with Hackintosh and more with how DVI/HDMI handle the resolutions as opposed to VGA. I think VGA scales the image whereas DVI/HDMI do not. A more serious problem is that I still have the feeling that the image quality is not quite right yet. Especially when looking at small text the image seems somwhat out of focus with more grey anti-aliasing around it. BTW, this issue is unrelated to using VGA, DVI or HDMI. As far as I could see the image quality of videos, photos, graphics look perfectly fine. I compared it with a Win7 laptop and saw no difference. I stress ‘image quality’, because I do notice hickups once every few seconds when I play videos. I suspect these issues are related to kext files, but I’m not sure.
  9. Ok, I decided to flash my GPU to the first BIOS version and guess what? It works! I can boot normally without any errors and the screen resolution is perfect. I was able to upgrade all software (including Lion) and do all things that I wanted to try. In system info I could see that the GPU was detected. However, there are some problems... I still get the 'out of range' error when I boot from the hard drive. I suspect Chameleon doesn't properly recognize my GPU. Maybe I need to install a kext file or change some settings, I'm not sure. Strangely, when I boot Hackintosh from the install CD I can boot without any problems (so that's what I'm currently doing). Another problem is that I get an 'DVD player quit unexpectedly' error when opening the DVD player app. Many people consider this the 'ultimate test' to check if the GPU is properly installed.. well.. apparantly it's not I don't know if these two problems are related but just to let you know.
  10. Thanks for your reponse, I'm glad I remembered to check this thread again Could you elaborate on what kind of problems I'll experience when I try to get my GPU to work? Is it a matter of 'not working at all' vs. 'totally working' or small details that cannot be solved? Does it also depend on the type/brand of 5770 card? Quite a few people seem to have gotten the 5770 to work but maybe they're just smart or lucky : ) I also found this interesting guide, although I'm not sure I dare to try it out. EDIT What's weird is that most 5770s have model number HD577XZNFC while I have a HD577XZNFB3, which is apparantly a lot rarer.
  11. Hi, I would like to install Hackontish and maintain my existing copy of Windows 7. Right now I'm using a SSD with Windows 7 and a HDD with only data. Let me explain what I did: Firstly, I moved all the data from the HDD to an external HDD in order to use the HDD for Hackontish. I then unplugged the SSD and made the sure the HDD is connected to SATA0. After that I followed this guide step by step, up to and including step 9. Lastly, I plugged in the SSD in SATA4 (or any SATA port after SATA0). As you can see, I wasn't able to complete the guide. Let's say the installation in step 9 is just finished and I've plugged in the SSD. The system reboots and I press a key to get to the Chameleon boot selection screen. I'm then able to select Hackontish as well as Windows 7. Selecting Hackontish: When I boot normally I get the 'forbidden sign', when I boot with the flags "-v -f -x" I end up with the infamous "Still waiting for root device". Selecting Windows 7: I see the Window 7 logo for one second and then the system restarts. However, when I turn turn RAID back on (it had to be turned off in the guide) Windows 7 does start up normally. The RAID setting doesn't matter for Hackontish: it doesn't boot in either case. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.
  12. Thanks for your response! Are you still unsure if the ATI card will work with OSX? BTW, I'm using the HD 5770.
  13. Hi, What version would you recommend I try first with my PC? The latest reported working version I was able to find is 10.5.8. It could be that this is indeed the latest working version but it seems more likely that fewer people are using this PC over time. Part of the problem is that the motherboard on this PC is a Dell design, which makes it difficult for me to check for which versions it is supported. In any case, here are the specs. If you still have some questions, I'd be happy to hear them. Thanks in advance.