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Posts posted by unimatrix725

  1. My Hackintosh on Lion has been working fine for months.... Then for no reason (I hadn't updated anything) I suddenly can't boot. I used boot flags to find the stall on [PCI Cofiguration Begin] so tried all boot flag fixes.

    npci=0x2000 and npci=0x3000 don't help. When I try pci=off it gets past [pci config begin] but stalls shortly after on this...

    Smc::smcReadKeyAction ERROR $num kSMCKeyNotFound(0x84) fkeyhashtable=0x0

    Previous shutdown cause: 3

    Smc::smcinithelper error: MMIO regMap == NULL - fall back to old smc mode

    Console 1024 x 768 @ 0xf7000000

    I've tried every boot flag I can find and not sure what else to do. It won't start in any mode. Sometimes hangs forever, sometimes just switches off.

    I have windows on a seperate HDD in the same system and that is booting fine, so I am certainty not a hardware failure.

    Any suggestions or ideas? I didn't build this hackintosh, I bought it, so not sure of set up but it's been working fine for the best part of a year. It was on snow leopard but I upgraded to Lion following the online tutorials. I've been on Lion since its release with no previous problems until this.

    I don't have a Lion disc... I do have a SL disc.

    Thanks for your help.


    USE THIS COMMAND via Terminal:

    bdmesg | grep PCI-Root-UID

    Terminal will say:

    Using PCI-Root-UID value: X

    Take that result and use as below.

    PCIRootUID=1 npci=0x2000

    PCIRootUID=1 npci=0x3000


    PCIRootUID=0 npci=0x2000

    PCIRootUID=0 npci=0x3000

    It may help since npci by itself is not working, It worked for me. I have even heard of adding:

    UseKernelCache=No with the above combos.

    If all else fails use:

    PCI Configuration Begin Fix - Downloads - OSx86.net

    It is yet another remake from snow, I cant recommend it really as it is 10.6.x based. Others have said it works, I just prefer adding flags to my boot plist. I have my Chameleon setup on my EFI Partition, that way it is safe in the event of format, etc. (Basically Read Only as if done correct it is never mounted or visible)

  2. I am using a ASUS GTX 560 1GB. I would like to know if and how to get this working properly under os x 10.6.6-10.6.8? I keep seeing mentions of there is only a Lion Version, yet I still see sporadic posts on using this with 10.6 (no one will post directions). If nothing else the correct EFI Strings would be great. I also use Chameleon 2.1r2305 on an AMD PhenomII x4 BE with an ASUS M4N82 Deluxe mobo (the remade 7xx chipset now known as 980a SLI) capable of Tri-SLI. I would have went with a DDR3 board at the time, except that DDR3 ram was nearly 2x as much as the DDR2 RAM & Board. I appreciate any and all help in advance.

    Here is the detailed info via Sys Profiler-


    Type: GPU

    Bus: PCIe

    PCIe Lane Width: x16

    VRAM (Total): 64 MB <---Way Off!

    Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)

    Device ID: 0x1201

    Revision ID: 0x00a1



    Resolution: 1024 x 768 <--- A Shame thats all I get!

    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)

    Main Display: Yes

    Mirror: Off

    Online: Yes

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