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Hello all,

I'm trying to see if i can allow vanilla to run of nforce boards but i need some more info if people can help. On my Rig (see sig) the kernel when trying to boot it restarts after darwin before the white screen and nothing verbose mode. And I've tried bios option to mirror the same as other vannila guides but no luck.

 

My Knowledge So Far on Vanilla

Installing requires a nforce kernel to see the hd ect

Vanilla only runs on core2 duo or quad

 

I Hope to get vanilla working after the install not before when the right kexts are already in place, I though vannila would load but could get 'waiting for root device' or something but it didn't so i think it's not related to the hard drive controller or ata controller.

 

Any people can help will be greatly appreciated but i do need more than it just won't work so please explain as detailed as possible but i am no noob so don't worry.

 

Regards to all

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You seem a little confused.. nforce currently requires a patched kernel, hence will not boot vanilla. If you want to change this, I assume some bootloader work or similar would be required.. alternately, using a boot-132 method with the kernel on the initrd would work. not vanilla, but definitely chocolate!

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yes i know but i want know why in case i can work around it. because on install i understand there's isn't relay a way around it but after when there's enough kexts to support all the nforce gear why is the nforce kernel still required?

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You seem a little confused.. nforce currently requires a patched kernel, hence will not boot vanilla. If you want to change this, I assume some bootloader work or similar would be required.. alternately, using a boot-132 method with the kernel on the initrd would work. not vanilla, but definitely chocolate!

 

Do all NForce boards require a patched kernel? Could you point me to the link for this please?

 

I have an MSI K8N NEO2 (AMD).

 

Thanks

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The developement of the XNU Voodoo kernel is going on. When the Voodoo guys release their kernel it'll have a on-the-fly Patcher for CPUID's and decrypted binarys. That would mean, that you could install a retail OS-X with that kernel integrated. I'm waiting for it. Actually its a great beta kernel running pretty stable and allow me to do a sleep with my pc :(

And it wakes up! Sometimes the screen stays black or something but mostly it works. Give it a try!

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I'm one of the beta's for that i wanted to use vanilla kernel or allow it without modding for nforce my goal isn't to add another patched kernel or create my own kernel. i want to find out more on the nforce and why it needs the patching and others don't

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I'm one of the beta's for that i wanted to use vanilla kernel or allow it without modding for nforce my goal isn't to add another patched kernel or create my own kernel. i want to find out more on the nforce and why it needs the patching and others don't

 

More correctly, some Intel chipsets in combination with a suitably modified bootloader can use a vanilla kernel, all others can't.

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so with a more modded bootloader vanilla could become more compatible? if so this changes what i was thinking completely and i may try again when charmeleon bootloader releases there snow leopard version because the snow leopard kernel loads but panics on a hackintosh and different people let it slip that the new bootloader that works on snow leopard so it may be backward applicable to allow better vanilla on leopard

 

Also the new pcefi v9 should help, shouldn't it?

 

but have i gone horribly wrong here? Or not

 

And most importantly thanks a lot Hagar for you help

 

 

EDIT My £160 nforce 780i motherboard is dead so i will still work on it if peoplae can provide the info but i lack means to test so it may be the end of my project which never realy started

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