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Very Quick Questions About 10.4.8 JAS Install


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I have 10.4.8 installed via upgrades from the old (10.4.3??) kernel. My understanding from what I've been reading here is that the JAS 10.4.8 DVD posted last week contains the newest kernel. OK, here are my questions for those of you with experience with this update:

 

1. I've got a very stable install right now. (My intel hack box crashes less often than my Powerbook...) Is this new kernel worth installing? Is there some great benefit to running the new kernel?

 

2. Do I have to go through all of that complex install through VMware again or is there an easier way? I've noted that simply double clicking the installer doesn't work, it just reboots my current install.

 

3. Will I have to reinstall all of the kexts again? (e.g. to get my sound working, etc.) I have the Intel 945GNT board with a Pentium D840 and am running a SATA RAID 0.

 

Thanks a lot for your info and opinions.

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Yes, the new kernel offers better support and brings you that much closer to a real mac.

 

You may have to reinstall some kext, but maybe not. Its all trial and error in the osx86 world, its all a matter of the hardware your using.

 

These days you shouldn't have to use VM unless you want to, and if there is no problems with your copy of the DVD, you should have no problems with the install.

 

Good Luck :thumbsup_anim:

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I'm not sure if you can install in place, or 'upgrade' usually people install on another drive or partition. Also your RAID 0 is it software RAID in disk utility? just curious about that, how well it performs.

 

10.4.8 with the 8.8.1 kernel does bring you a lot closer to a real mac, it'll speed up rosetta if that matters to you. And people are finding ways to get more graphics cards working and things like that. I have 10.4.8 installed on another partition and I'm slowly moving over, my old install is very, very stable and I'm not willing to give it up yet.

 

So I'd experiement first if you have a spare drive. Otherwise you might wait, eithe way, make sure you back up your extenesions folder, so you don't have to re-patch anything, and backup your user folder whever you do decided to do it.

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Sorry for the late response--been out of town.

 

I'm not sure if you can install in place, or 'upgrade' usually people install on another drive or partition. Also your RAID 0 is it software RAID in disk utility? just curious about that, how well it performs.

 

It's software RAID and it's VERY fast. I've been quite happy with it. Never booted from it, though.

 

10.4.8 with the 8.8.1 kernel does bring you a lot closer to a real mac, it'll speed up rosetta if that matters to you. And people are finding ways to get more graphics cards working and things like that. I have 10.4.8 installed on another partition and I'm slowly moving over, my old install is very, very stable and I'm not willing to give it up yet.

 

So I'd experiement first if you have a spare drive. Otherwise you might wait, eithe way, make sure you back up your extenesions folder, so you don't have to re-patch anything, and backup your user folder whever you do decided to do it.

 

I have 4 drives, but 2 are RAID, and one is a backup for that. The other is my boot disk. So I don't really have an extra. But I would like better video performance than I am getting from the motherboard's 950 chip.

 

Good Luck :P

 

Thanks Joe.

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A word of caution about the newest JAS release.

 

I have the Intel D945GNTLKR motherboard. Ethernet worked perfectly.

 

I installed the release, and install went without a hitch, direct from the DVD.

 

However, when I restarted, the networking went away. I figured that I would just have to patch the AppleIntel8255x.kext and everything would be fine.

 

Nope. I patched it, and nothing. I got a fresh copy from the installer using Pacifist and patched that, following the directions exactly. Nothing. Tried again. Reset the caches and repaired permissions. Nothing.

 

I've been working on it for 12 hours and have gotten nowhere--ethernet's dead.

 

If you have a working install using this board, you might want to think twice before trying this update.

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Try using your old working KEXT from another version of OSx86.

When i installed de 10.4.8 Jas DVD (fresh install) i dont have network, i only replace the kext (with kextlad, kextcache, etc) with my old OSx86 version (10.4.6 Goatsecx) and network works again !!!

 

Try this, and tell us later if works for you

 

Good luck

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Try using your old working KEXT from another version of OSx86.

When i installed de 10.4.8 Jas DVD (fresh install) i dont have network, i only replace the kext (with kextlad, kextcache, etc) with my old OSx86 version (10.4.6 Goatsecx) and network works again !!!

 

Try this, and tell us later if works for you

 

Good luck

 

I tried the kext from the 10.4.7 install disk; added the prod/dev ids and repaired permissions--no luck.

 

Built-in Ethernet's still dead.

 

And I just figured out that it killed USB, too. So no way to download fixes on that machine and no way to download them onto another machine and transfer them with a thumb drive, either.

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