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Deleting kexts?


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Apparently a possible way to solve my 128GB hardrive problem is to delete a certain kext file.. However no-one seems to mention how on earth you locate and banish one of these illusive buggers..

 

Can this be done via the console during install? I have the .iso burnt onto a DVD and im trying to install from that. Or do i have to delete the kext before burning to DVD?

 

I cant delete after install as it's the disk utility not seeing my HD partitions thats the problem.. I could install to the 128GB volume it can see but then i'de wipe my windows install which i cannot do.

 

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Oh sorry i should have said, this is going on a homebuilt PC.

 

Q6600

Asus P5k-E

Western Digital 250GB HD

8800GT

 

Actually you may be just the man to help given your specs.. When installing on your pc, did the disk utility see your hardrive as one 128GB volume?

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Actually you may be just the man to help given your specs.. When installing on your pc, did the disk utility see your hardrive as one 128GB volume?

No, it saw it as a 500GB volume.

 

So after the DVD boots, you go into Disk Utility, select the HD and click Partition it only see 128GB? Or it won't let you make a partition over 128GB although it see the full 250GB of your HD?

 

Found this searching on 128GB: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...63&hl=128GB

 

Found this searching on P5K: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...80&hl=128GB

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Yewp read both of those threads, thats where the idea of deleting the kext came from.. It's mentioned in the first thread you posted.. Problem is, i have no idea how to locate said kext to delete it!

 

If a bios downgrade is required to make this work i wont bother. My current bios is rock stable with my overclock and i wouldn't want to go pissing it off. I hope that's not the case.

 

I've partitioned my drive for to allow 130GB to windows, NTFS, 80GB FAT32 to OSX, and the rest FAT32 as a file sharing partition.. When i go into Disk Utility, it only sees a 128GB volume with "Untitled" underneath. None of the partitions i have set.

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