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MSI 865GM2-LS, Celeron D 330, onboard gfx+sound


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I stuck a ghost image i found on usenet on the 2nd primary partition of a nice maxtor 300gb drive, set the active partition to it and rebooted. i sat back in amazement as it actually booted up! :(

 

the motherboard is a nice cheap MSI-865GM2-LS, using intel 865 chipset, onboard intel extreme graphics, onboard sata, onboard sound. i was using an intel Celeron D 330 2.6ghz cpu (which has SSE3!). everything worked although dragging windows around seems a bit juddery and the whole thing feels slow.

 

i might see if i can find a bootable dvd and do a fresh install rather than using the ghost image i found on usenet.

 

The motherboard cost me £23 from ebay, the cpu was £55 from www.scan.co.uk

 

here's a url to the board itself:

 

http://www.msi.com.tw/program/products/mai...ail.php?UID=453

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ok, so after doing a bit of hacking i figured out a bunch of things and now it's running sweet!

 

here's some pics of the hacked-up setup!

 

http://www.hydras-world.com/gallery/comput...OSx86_20050825/

 

I hadn't disabled the TPM module, this made everything quick, i also stuck in my 9800 pro card and got that working using the standard vga driver (removed the 9700 driver that caused it to crash/YSOD)

 

I unpatched the coregraphics file and restored the original sse3 version and as you can see from the photos itunes works (and i upgraded it the latest version via the web just for the heck of it too)

 

Here's some stuff i learned:

 

Handy OSX commands:

 

kextload

kextunload

ioreg

nm <file>

 

Redo Setup

 

boot with -s

 

/sbin/fsck -fy

/sbin/mount -uw /

mv /var/db/netinfo/local.nidb /var/db/netinfo/local.old

rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone

 

Restore Original Coregraphics with SSE3

 

cd /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/CoreGraphics.framework/Versions/A

chmod 755 CoreGraphics.sse3

sudo chown root:wheel CoreGraphics.sse3

sudo mv CoreGraphics CoreGraphics.original

sudo mv CoreGraphics.sse3 CoreGraphics

 

 

ATI9800 card (0x1002, 0x4e48)

 

Boot with -s

 

Mount the filesystem as displayed onscreen

 

mkdir /usr/local/backups

cd /System/Library/Extensions

mv /ATIRadeon9700.kext /usr/local/backups

 

this boots using standard VGA driver, card is on PCI not AGP bus.

 

AGP Bridge

 

XP Lists:

"Intel 865G Processor to AGP Controller"

Vendor 8086, Dev 2571

 

"Intel 82801 PCI Bridge"

Vendor 8086, Dev 244E

 

vi /System/Library/Extensions/AppleI386PCI.kext/Contents/Info.plist

 

Speed fix

 

try:

 

boot with platform=acpi|x86pc

 

either:

 

mv /AppleTPMACPI.kext /usr/local/backups

 

or:

 

vi /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist

edit the <string> section just after Kernel Flags

<string>platform=x86pc</string>

 

Root Password

 

root account is not enabled by default

1) Open /Applications/Utilities/Net Info Manager

2) Then Authenticate (Menu -> Security -> Authenticate or Click the lock at the bottom of the window) The password you use must be a admin password

3) Next Click the Menu Security -> Enable root user

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