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Hi,

 

i'm trying to build a mini home server with this small and cheap mobo : microATX gigabyte GA-D525TUD (link)

Basically i want a nas plus a few very basic services.

any advice about how to install osx 10.6.x server on it ?

 

i tried half a dozen methods but i was just able to boot it with 10.5.8 client without network support.

i also tried with pcefi 104 , chameleon 2.rc3 and hazard 10.6.2 server distro but it just keep rebooting during startup (after the chameleon screen)

 

what kernel, what minimal set of kext should i use ? i do not need audio or Q/E fully working, only network, sleep, basic vga display and, ideally, jmicron sata.

 

 

cpu : intel D525 (atom 2 cores @ 1.8GHz)

chipset : intel NM10 (2 x sata)

gpu : intel GMA 3150 (vga only)

LAN : realtek RTL8111E

sata-ata : jmicron jmb 363 (2 x sata raid 0, 1) + ata)

audio : realtek acl 888b

 

2GB DDR3 800MHZ

2.5' 100GB sata HDD

 

thanks !

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Hi,

 

Sorry, I cannot really help, but I was considering getting the same board for similar home server use. I thought I might add another PCI controller for a 4x1500GB RAID 5.

 

Please let me know if you got it working after all.

 

Thanx,

 

D.

 

Btw, just found this looking around here: apparently there is a driver for the RTL8111E in development, beta w/ installer is available. check this: http://lnx2mac.blogspot.com/p/realtekrtl81xx-osx-driver.html

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  • 3 weeks later...

uh, it's almost working... but i gave up with snowleo server.

 

The box is running 10.6.2 client, 32bit mode, atom kernel, chameleon RC4 and a very basic set of extras ( i used Snow_Leopard_Client_Server_10.6.2_SSE2_SSE3_Intel_AMD_by_Hazard.iso )

 

network : i tested the new genuine rtl installer and the one you linked : both basically worked.

samba and screen sharing work well, but afp does not. bonjour problem, i guess. I tried to force promisc mode but it does not help

 

jmicron sata does not work yet.

 

it is a quiet and stable yet powerfull very little box, up for 10 days now. but it needs some more work to become a real miniHackServer.

 

 

cheers

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Hey man, I'm trying to setup 10.6.3 Snow Leopard on the same motherboard.

 

Using '[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] legacy' I can get it to boot but '[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]' does not seem to enable Chameleon or any other boot behaviour.

 

I can only get it to run via the '[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]' disk.

 

What bootloader did you use? There are so many.

 

Any help would be great

 

CHEERS

matt

 

 

 

 

*************************************************************************

 

News UPDATE

 

Ok, I've managed to get Snow Leaopard 10.6.5 running on an Intel Atom 1.8ghz Dual Core CPU (D525) On a gigabyte GA-D525TUD Motherboard.

 

It's been a hit and miss journey but following the "sandy bridge" tutorial on the TonyMac website I managed to finally get it up and running how I wanted.

I have been trying to get this combo working for a month!

Haven't got very much help at all from the forums only to tell me that "10.6.5 will not support Atom CPU".

I could get it it boot, sound and networking all working but no "reboot" without [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Legacy disk. Now after the above instructions and the Sandy Bridge installer. I'm RUNNING!!!

Shuts down and reboots just fine, with sound and networking

The whole package is stuffed into a Thermaltake SD 100 Micro ITX towere and only owes me around $300 all up. There are cheaper towers you could use I guess.

How about this for a "Mac-Mini Substitute"??

 

Used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Legacy Version (to boot her up and start the Snow Leaopard installation)

 

Combo update to 10.5.6

 

[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] ([url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] mode)

 

realtek audio and Lan Kext

 

I'm positively stoked !! Does this mean Dell mini's and EEEpc notebooks can take advantage of this too?

 

All the best

 

Matt

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Hey man, I'm trying to setup 10.6.3 Snow Leopard on the same motherboard.

 

Using '[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] legacy' I can get it to boot but '[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]' does not seem to enable Chameleon or any other boot behaviour.

 

I can only get it to run via the '[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]' disk.

 

What bootloader did you use? There are so many.

 

Any help would be great

 

CHEERS

matt

 

 

 

 

*************************************************************************

 

News UPDATE

 

Ok, I've managed to get Snow Leaopard 10.6.5 running on an Intel Atom 1.8ghz Dual Core CPU (D525) On a gigabyte GA-D525TUD Motherboard.

 

It's been a hit and miss journey but following the "sandy bridge" tutorial on the TonyMac website I managed to finally get it up and running how I wanted.

I have been trying to get this combo working for a month!

Haven't got very much help at all from the forums only to tell me that "10.6.5 will not support Atom CPU".

I could get it it boot, sound and networking all working but no "reboot" without [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Legacy disk. Now after the above instructions and the Sandy Bridge installer. I'm RUNNING!!!

Shuts down and reboots just fine, with sound and networking

The whole package is stuffed into a Thermaltake SD 100 Micro ITX towere and only owes me around $300 all up. There are cheaper towers you could use I guess.

How about this for a "Mac-Mini Substitute"??

 

Used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Legacy Version (to boot her up and start the Snow Leaopard installation)

 

Combo update to 10.5.6

 

[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] ([url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] mode)

 

realtek audio and Lan Kext

 

I'm positively stoked !! Does this mean Dell mini's and EEEpc notebooks can take advantage of this too?

 

All the best

 

Matt

 

Hello jofersine !

 

I just bought an intel D525mw motherboard with 4gb of ram.

I'm interested on installing SL but i didn't managed to boot from the SL dvd with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] legacy version. It stacks on logo's apple loading.

Can you describe your installation, it would be very nice :rolleyes:

 

Thank you !

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Hi,

 

I just assembled a Foxconn netbox consisting of D525 1.8 ghz dual core atom and intel gpu. I tried using the netbook boot installer 8.4rc and pre8.5 with snow leopard dvd image restored on a usb key and could not get past the installation. at the end said failure and rebooted to a blinking cursor...

 

So I tried to install the dvd directly onto an external hard driver using osinstall.mpkg and then running netbookmaker installer on that installation. This time my netbox erred with 'unsupported chipset' and use arch i386 (which i did but) still failed with kernal panic.

 

I also tried using the iportablesnow usb install and that one said 'expected two cores'...

 

So if anyone has successfully managed to get leopard working on this particular chipset please detail how you did it..

 

thank you.

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Hello jofersine !

 

I just bought an intel D525mw motherboard with 4gb of ram.

I'm interested on installing SL but i didn't managed to boot from the SL dvd with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] legacy version. It stacks on logo's apple loading.

Can you describe your installation, it would be very nice ;)

 

Thank you !

 

Got the same motherboard here and same problem... Anyone was able to make it work ?

 

I've tried [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] legacy, with different verison of snow leopard but none seems to work, can't even install.

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