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About zosobao5150

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  1. Thanks for the input guys. I am having them send back the device, no upgrades. That was my gut feeling, which you confirmed. I am also unsure what to do with it. Perhaps use it as a shim?
  2. ok guys. Real quick question. I had to send my v1 efix back to taiwan. Question...should I just have them repair it, since it is still under warranty or should I upgrade it anyways? I am running 10.6.1 SL with chameleon, so its not like I need the chip anymore....should I just have them send it back repaired so I could sell it? Would I get more money out of the v1.1? (assuming I pay 89 for the upgrade?) Thanks
  3. I don't think that there is a technological advantage of one vs the other. You can use the usb stick, but why would you really want to? I also think it is easier for the experts here to focus more on one type of installation method, as opposed to supporting both. I initially got my OSX working again, after efix module died, via the usb method. There was nothing wrong with it, other than it took up a USB port. When I upgraded to SL, I put the bootloader on the hard drive. Works fine as well.
  4. Welcome gestalt. It's really not a terribly difficult process to get SL working manually. There are really good guides here, and members who want to help. If you get to a point where you need help, I'd like to suggest that you provide your hardware specs in your signature. Good luck.
  5. Have you already tried to patch the DSDT based on using a downloaded bios file for your motherboard, available via gigabyte?
  6. My system does not automatically sleep either. I am using a Samsung Lightscribe optical unit. Not sure if it's the board or the drive.
  7. Did you read through this guide? You shouldn't have to set the framebuffer for a Nvidia card. I followed it for two computers, and both are running SL, without problems.
  8. I believe a UUID generator can be used for software development. It is also part of this forum's 'Chameleon EFI - Flic's Method,' which states how to install Chameleon on a USB stick. I will post some info on the 1st post.
  9. Good one jib77. I will redit the original post we get additional replies here.
  10. Please note that these tools have, in many cases, been referred to in OSX installation guides here on the forum or elsewhere. Using the tools, without knowledge of how they are used when installing or editing OSX, could result in an inoperable system. Tools: DSDT OSX - Based AML/DSDT Editor/Compiler : http://translate.google.com/translat...US248%26sa%3DG Koalala's Windows- Based ACPI Patcher (used to patch bios and DSDTs, and to compile an AML) : http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=142434 PDF Guide for Patching Your Own DSDT via Koalala : http://redirectingat.com/?id=292X457&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mediafire.com%2Fdownload.php%3F3ekqd5nlml5 EP45-UD3P Snow Leopard Install Package - Allows for automatic terminal work, instead of manual. Should be ok for other Gigabyte boards, please follow Lifehacker guide : http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/lifehacker/2009/09/EP45UD3P_Snow_Leopard.zip OSx86 Tools Utility: http://pcwizcomputer.com/osx86tools/ MKext Tool: http://www.apple.com/downloads/macos...mkexttool.html Chameleon - various versions: http://chameleon.osx86.hu/ UUID Generator - part of this forum's 'Chameleon EFI - Flic's Method,' which states how to install Chameleon on a USB stick: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/mo...848&vid=462151 Boot CD used in this forum's "Snow Leopard Install Guide" : http://redirectingat.com/?id=292X457&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mediafire.com%2Fdownload.php%3Fkhmtjjzgq2j Blackosx's support files v1.7: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?4jzazmdyngm BootCD Maker - Create your own boot CD for Leopard and SL (web site in french, just download file and instructions are in english). Uses dsdt and CAN be used to boot BOTH the Install DVD as well as an alternate to booting from stick or EFI, or hard drive. No issues with CMOS getting reset with properly patch dsdt.aml: http://www.darwinx86.org/application...69-bootcdmaker IaslMe - awesome utility to compile and decompile dsdt.... http://www.mediafire.com/?jchmtymqlmd Kext Utility - 10x better/easier than Kext Tools. drag and drop any Extensions folder to automatically create an mkext and fix permissions... http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/ind...owtopic=140647
  11. I bettcha this is all cosmetic stuff. You could probably correct it if you need to, but if it works, why fix it? My MB was also PEG for graphics card. You have PCI express indicated and a lane width of 16x, so I would guess that your card data transfer is optimal.
  12. Mike, I just wanted to thank you and others here for such great guides. I was able to get SL installed relatively easy. I still haven't checked Time Machine, however everything else seems to be working great. I did not have sound at first, so I did the steps at http://www.efixusers.com/showthread.php?t=213 This resolved the sound issue. My advice to anyone doing this is to simply read the directions three times on each step, make sure you fully understand it, and then go for it. For others...I did have an issue with my Chameleon install. It kept saying that it had failed to install. However, the Extra folder had been created. I was unable to figure out the reason for the install failure, but in the end, everything ended up working. The update to 10.6.1 went without a hitch. I now need to figure out how to make the Chameleon boot screen the way I'd like. For example, I would like it to default/boot to my Vista drive after so many seconds of inactivity. I would also like to get rid of the drives on the menu that are not bootable. Google has not come up with much, so any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  13. I was told that you absolutely have to do a clean install.
  14. Is everyone installing to a clean hard drive? I have so much stuff (apps,etc) on my old efix built hard drive that I would rather chose the upgrade path in snow leopard, rather than wiping the drive. Is this possible? Also, do I need to add a partition to my efix related hard drive to install the bootloader? I would like to upgrade to SL, but don't want to lose stuff. Thanks
  15. I actually saw the post and wondered how long it would take ASEM to delete it. I almost replied to it, but I figured maybe they would ban me. Oh well.
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