GA-EP43-DS3L - Leopard - Kalyway
Thanks, thanks and thanks!!! :)
I have better than 20 years in the PC world building since the PC days but this has been an interesting experience. I should be ashamed of myself but I love the apple/pc commercials which may have added to my need to do this.
In any event a couple of weeks ago I pulled out of the closet a not so old but slow Gateway dual core pc and thought hey I will give it a go. Well after a few days and half a dozen or so installs using Kalyway 10.5.2, iDeneb and iAtkos I finally got a fairly good working system using Kalyway. Only the “sound” was not working.
Now I was really jazzed and thought time to upgrade the XP SP3 system and create a dual boot to OS X.
1. Motherboard: GA-EP43-DS3L
2. Intel 8400 3.0 but easy to OC
3. RAM 4GB 800 DDR2 x 2 but upgradeable to DDR2 1200
4. WD Black 1TB SATA for XP and storage plus a WD 500GB (from old XP) for OS X and storage
5. LG SATA DVD Writer
6. Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT (this proved to be a problem child)
I really appreciate all the direction but as one contributor said so well, READ READ READ
In my case that is a hard one since I am almost always WAEF…
What seemed to be a simple install using Kalyway 10.5.2 on the Gateway turned into many, many installs, but I have learned a lot and there is so much more to learn. I mean I started out with thinking what is a “kext”, “pkg” or something that has a dmg extension. It is like entering my first debug session to do a low level format on a 5MG hard drive, let’s see was it g=c800:5 or something like that.
For the Gigabyte motherboard with the GeForce 9500 GT card I ended up using iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5 with “Meltim” suggested settings:
Skip Apple SMBIOS
Skip X11(you can add that later)
Add Intel AHCI(think you need this if you want to run AHCI mode, I run my disks in IDE-mode)
Add Nvkush(under graphics)
Use 9.4.0 StageXNU instead of vanilla.
Everything worked as long as I booted in safe mode since I had a sandbox_init 1100 error.
Of course I had no nVidia Video and no sound.
Using 10.5.5 now allowed me to install 10.5.5 Open GL Framework.pkg in preparation for the nvidia 9000 Series Driver V2.pkg which was a fix for my 9500 GT card.
But lo and behold when I installed the Open GL Framework.pkg it fixed my sandbox_init 1100 error and the need to boot in safe mode. Next the 9000 Series Driver V2.pkg and NVDarwin.kext and amazing video. Looking good on 22 in LCD.
As a dear friend of mine use to say, “even a blind squirrel can occasionally find an acorn!”
For audio so many suggestions I tried but finally installing these gave me digital sound with no problems.
Or was it something I had installed before those two? Hmmmm…
xBench results 255.94 without hard drive test…
Model MacPro 3.1
I have not recently checked the console for a look at the log files to see if any lingering errors are there and I have to press the on/off button to take it out of sleep mode but I am a happy camper.
I owe it to the hard work of many others, thanks again! Oh, I did right away download Firefox for Mac, sorry I can’t help myself…