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    I just installed Kalyway 10.5.2 on a GA-P35 Ds3L / Q6600 / 4gb RAM system; all's well except that the Q6600 is detected as a single core CPU. I had set up Kalyway on my other GA-P35 Ds3L just a couple weeks ago, pretty much identical machine yet it's Q6600 is showing correctly as 4 core. FWIW both are GO step Q6600's OC'd 2.91ghz. I don't recall the Options I chose for the setup, should I re-enter the setup via the kalyway disc and select options I may have overlooked, or can I fix this within the present install?

    I didn't select any boot options at all, either on this latest GA-P35 Ds3L rig or when installing Kalyway on the first GA-P35 Ds3L machine. Both machines are identical in every way(mobo/RAM/vid etc) hardware-wise, and BIOS settings are all the same:
    Limit CPUID=disabled
    No-execute=disabled
    C1E=disabled
    TM2=disabled
    EIST=disabled
    ACPI=SI
    PME=Enabled
    HPET=32 bit


    Used same Kalyway disc as well. I did try cpus=1 but there was no effect...

    Edit: both machines running BIOS v. F7
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    Thats a pretty old distro you should try with retail, follow munkys guide, is a sticky

    Here someone reporting success

    Here a pretty old guide but should work without problem too

    Btw cpus=1 is to run with just one core, so dont use it or select it in your future installations

    Good luck and report back your progress
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    Quote Originally Posted by icchansan View Post
    Thats a pretty old distro you should try with retail, follow munkys guide, is a sticky

    Here someone reporting success

    Here a pretty old guide but should work without problem too

    Btw cpus=1 is to run with just one core, so dont use it or select it in your future installations

    Good luck and report back your progress
    Thanks for the links. When attempting to install via my Retail DVD I get the "EBIOS..." message which I understand is caused by a failure to read the DVD properly. As I have switched DVD drives and still get the same, I'm thinking that the Retail disc is the problem. I bought it off ebay new(all authentic, unsealed) and my Macbook will read the disc fine, so I ordered some DVD+R discs and am going to burn a copy, which hopefully will work as it should.
    In the meantime I've been giving iDeneb v 1.4 a try, but when booting in verbose mode I'm seeing that "failed to load com.Apple driver...ACPI".

    My weekend is over...will keep looking for solutions.

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    Update:

    Great news- finally some success with the Kalyway build: got an excellent link to leopardsoup which gave the correct BIOS settings for the GA-Pxx DS3x series boards; I couldn't have been much further off, changed about 3/4 of them and was able to get the proper # of cores using the -v cpus=x arguments at boot. However, they would not 'stick' and it became apparent that I'd have to edit the boot .plist.

    Having gotten thus far, I decided to re-try iAtkos v.7 rather than spend the time applying updates to 10.5.2. iAtkos worked beautifully with the correct BIOS settings, now have 10.5.7 on a couple C2D & CQD rigs. A big thanks to Apple, and to all the dev's plus those who posted with help.

 

 

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