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Hi guys,

 

I installed the newest kalyway DVD, and well the icon for the Computer Directory is not default one, I've attached screenshot, anyone know how I can change to default? I have no idea why people who work with Kalyway do this =/, I think the point in downloading OSX is so it looks and works exactly as it should, anyway. If anyone can help that would be great :) Thanks!!

 

 

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Greetings from holland,

 

Here is a atachment to copy the icon over you'r home folder.

 

I hope this works.

Just click on the icon of your home folder and select with your right mousebutton show info.

Download my icon and do the same.

Click in the info screen on my icon once (nothing happens) and do command + C (ctrl+c)

Now go to the other info screen (your icon that you want to change) and click also once on that icon and do command + V (ctrl + V)

 

Thats the only option i got, mayby there is a better way.

 

 

Ooh, and sorry for my terrible english :)

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Greetings from holland,

 

Here is a atachment to copy the icon over you'r home folder.

 

I hope this works.

Just click on the icon of your home folder and select with your right mousebutton show info.

Download my icon and do the same.

Click in the info screen on my icon once (nothing happens) and do command + C (ctrl+c)

Now go to the other info screen (your icon that you want to change) and click also once on that icon and do command + V (ctrl + V)

 

Thats the only option i got, mayby there is a better way.

Ooh, and sorry for my terrible english :unsure:

 

 

Thanks for effort bro, It might work but thats not the icon im looking for, I have that one :P, I need the one that looks like a Mac Monitor, I've attached it. Thats how it was on Kalways 10.5.1. and I think thats the default.

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Hi guys,

 

I installed the newest kalyway DVD, and well the icon for the Computer Directory is not default one, I've attached screenshot, anyone know how I can change to default? I have no idea why people who work with Kalyway do this =/, I think the point in downloading OSX is so it looks and works exactly as it should, anyway. If anyone can help that would be great :) Thanks!!

 

 

 

That is strange. I just installed 10.5.2 last night for testing and I don't get or see what you are seeing. Mine seems to be normal hard drive icon. The only thing I noticed though on my install is that I cannot assign or change color on the boot drive.

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That is strange. I just installed 10.5.2 last night for testing and I don't get or see what you are seeing. Mine seems to be normal hard drive icon. The only thing I noticed though on my install is that I cannot assign or change color on the boot drive.

 

 

Hey Extremeae, thanks for input, but your looking in the wrong directory, in Finder if click >> Go>> Computer, then you'll see its Black, I've attached new screeny.. When I was using Kalyway 10.5.1 it was the default one.. Anyway I might give up soon, but I would like to fix it, even though its a small thing, I really don't like how that icon looks.

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Hey Extremeae, thanks for input, but your looking in the wrong directory, in Finder if click >> Go>> Computer, then you'll see its Black, I've attached new screeny.. When I was using Kalyway 10.5.1 it was the default one.. Anyway I might give up soon, but I would like to fix it, even though its a small thing, I really don't like how that icon looks.

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You might be right. Maybe I am looking in the wrong places. I wont be able to double check now since I removed 10.5.2 and re-installed 10.5.1.

 

In 10.5.2, does your Model Identifier show OEM in System Profiler? I've been posting this but so far haven't got an answer/reply yet. In 10.5.1, in the Systen Profiler it shows Mac Pro, not that isn't the same in 10.5.2.

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You might be right. Maybe I am looking in the wrong places. I wont be able to double check now since I removed 10.5.2 and re-installed 10.5.1.

 

In 10.5.2, does your Model Identifier show OEM in System Profiler? I've been posting this but so far haven't got an answer/reply yet. In 10.5.1, in the Systen Profiler it shows Mac Pro, not that isn't the same in 10.5.2.

 

Your right, it showed Mac Pro in 10.5.1, I could always go to 10.5.1 and do combo update, but this is faster for me, probably because of HD drivers, Appz launch much faster..

 

 

Model Name: Mac

Model Identifier: P35-DS3R

Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo

Processor Speed: 3.20 GHz

Number Of Processors: 1

Total Number Of Cores: 2

L2 Cache: 1 MB

Memory: 4 GB

Bus Speed: 1.42 GHz

Boot ROM Version: BOOT.EFI.V80

Serial Number: CK157KMHK5B

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Your right, it showed Mac Pro in 10.5.1, I could always go to 10.5.1 and do combo update, but this is faster for me, probably because of HD drivers, Appz launch much faster..

 

 

Model Name: Mac

Model Identifier: P35-DS3R

Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo

Processor Speed: 3.20 GHz

Number Of Processors: 1

Total Number Of Cores: 2

L2 Cache: 1 MB

Memory: 4 GB

Bus Speed: 1.42 GHz

Boot ROM Version: BOOT.EFI.V80

Serial Number: CK157KMHK5B

 

Well your is better than OEM. :blink: If my would say something like yours, I'll leave it alone too but OEM doesn't sound too appealing.

 

10.5.2 does load much faster, and the DVD boots faster during installation. I might install 10.5.2 again for the fun of it.

 

Also does Time Machine allow you to create system backup on a 2nd partition without deleting the data already on the drive?

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Well your is better than OEM. :blink: If my would say something like yours, I'll leave it alone too but OEM doesn't sound too appealing.

 

10.5.2 does load much faster, and the DVD boots faster during installation. I might install 10.5.2 again for the fun of it.

 

Also does Time Machine allow you to create system backup on a 2nd partition without deleting the data already on the drive?

 

 

For me on Time Machine it asks you to format the XP drive in order to use Time Machine, I don't have any partitions so not sure if it'll work the way you'd want it to, but might.. but the biggest difference I have seen is appz launch is surprisingly really fast compared to Kalyway 10.5.1 + 10.5.2 Combo Patch.. Anyway if u do install GL, mines actually worked perfect after install, didn't have to install any extra drivers or anything like that, but I still can't boot without DVD, but thats probably because of my mobo..

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For me on Time Machine it asks you to format the XP drive in order to use Time Machine, I don't have any partitions so not sure if it'll work the way you'd want it to, but might.. but the biggest difference I have seen is appz launch is surprisingly really fast compared to Kalyway 10.5.1 + 10.5.2 Combo Patch.. Anyway if u do install GL, mines actually worked perfect after install, didn't have to install any extra drivers or anything like that, but I still can't boot without DVD, but thats probably because of my mobo..

 

OSX86 10.5.2 is indeed faster. My system got a xbench score of 204, compared to 184 in 10.5.1.

 

I re-installed 10.5.2 and noitced the icon you mentioned in your first post.

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OSX86 10.5.2 is indeed faster. My system got a xbench score of 204, compared to 184 in 10.5.1.

 

I re-installed 10.5.2 and noitced the icon you mentioned in your first post.

 

yup, btw are you able to boot into leopard without dvd?

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yup, btw are you able to boot into leopard without dvd?

I can boot without the DVD with either 10.5.1 and 10.5.2. I think the booting issue is probably related to the Jmicron IDE controller. DFI board uses the same JMicron JMB368 controller as found on the Mac machines so I don't have any issues booting.

 

Well, I am back in 10.5.1 due to the Model Identifier issues. I'll settle for a correct model identifier; Mac Pro vs OEM. I don't want to encounter any software issues if my machine is identify as OEM.

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I installed the newest kalyway DVD, and well the icon for the Computer Directory is not default one, ... I have no idea why people who work with Kalyway do this =/, I think the point in downloading OSX is so it looks and works exactly as it should, anyway. ...

Agreed. While I am *very* grateful that these guys put the work into assembling the DVDs, these "customizations" annoy the hell out of me. And most of them are ugly as sin, to boot.

 

Anyway ... to get rid of that ungainly black icon, you need to replace two files with the respective originals from an original Leopard DVD:

  • File 1: "yourHD/System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle" > "Show Package Contents" > "Contents/Resources/com.apple.macpro.icns"
  • File 2: "yourHD/System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle" > "Show Package Contents" > "Contents/Resources/com.apple.mac.icns"

HTH :(

 

 

(edited for clarity)

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  • 9 months later...
Agreed. While I am *very* grateful that these guys put the work into assembling the DVDs, these "customizations" annoy the hell out of me. And most of them are ugly as sin, to boot.

 

Anyway ... to get rid of that ungainly black icon, you need to replace two files with the respective originals from an original Leopard DVD:

  • File 1: "yourHD/System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle" > "Show Package Contents" > "Contents/Resources/com.apple.macpro.icns"
  • File 2: "yourHD/System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle" > "Show Package Contents" > "Contents/Resources/com.apple.mac.icns"

HTH :)

 

 

(edited for clarity)

 

i did that and it changed my computer icon to what i wanted and im very happy about that, but it doesnt change if another mac sees it. it still has the standard cinema monitor icon on the other mac. how do i change it so my hackintosh will show up as a mac pro or xserve or macbook or whatever on another mac? im using ipc 10.5.6 if thats any consolation

 

edit: i have figured out a nice solution that works for me. i installed chameleon boot loader 1.0.11 (i think that was the version number) with the dsdt override and smbios patching (its under alternative bootloaders). then all i have to do is add <key>SMmanufacter</key> with <string>Apple Inc.</string> and <key>SMproductname</key> with <string>MacBookPro4,1</string> or <string>Xserve2,1</string> or <string>MacPro3,1</string> depending on what i want into /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist and it changes the icon everwhere including in network sharing on other macs. hope that helps someone.

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