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10.7.4 + AMD + nForce

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Success story after 4 days of painstaking work.Just to get QE/CI up and running and im all good. Old AMD Athlon X2 64 4200+ with a cheap-ass 30 euro ASRock piece of crud motherboard boasting the nForce 630 chipset. 733832_10151809434983508_2127501944_n.jpg


First tinkered with VMWare Workstation and 10.6.8 snow leopard,made a virtual hard disk,restored Basesystem.dmg etc etc all the usual stuff.Made a .sparsebundle image,booted 10.5.7 Leopard off a DVD,restored it to a HDD partition,did the terminal work,pulled all neccecary stuff from a USB flash drive.The restore process for some odd reason didnt copy the /var and /Volumes partition so i had fun with that for a few hours but finnaly managed to copy those from another restored image on a USB flash drive.Booted the HDD partition,installed,again back to Leopard and the terminal,fixed it up,and et voala,booted in. 4 days of work total. Btw kernel is Bronzovka 10.7.4 arch=i386, 64 bit userland functioning. What can i say,it was a challenge.Now off to setup meself some Mountain Lion goodness on a proper Intel i5 3570K :)

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Which are your specs? If your graphics card is onboard, there's no hope at all to get QE/CI working. But if you have/buy a cheap nVidia or ATI card, your chances improve considerably. Since you won't be trying Mountain Lion on this machine, at least for now, i recomend a cheap G210: will work OOB with GraphicsEnabler=Yes and all ports will do fine, as well as sleep and wake with a proper SleepEnabler. HDMI audio will be easy with latest VoodooHDA.


Please post your successful build here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/285110-amd-working-builds/


All the best!

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Hi the connatic.


Cheers for the reply and the helpfulness,don't you worry man,Gainward 9600 GT GS up and running full on :) Was just posting a success if anybody has some old similar hardware,not to give up,it can work,a bit sketchy process but it pays off heh.Will post it there,thanx for the reminder.



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