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    Default upgrading 10.5.4 to 10.5.6 on on GT5426E (AMD)

    After sorting out some boot issues outlined here (thanks icchansan and TJ2K7), I have a working LawlessPC 10.5.4 installation on my AMD machine.

    I was able to get my Yukon ethernet working with an AppleYukon.kext, and my ALC888 sound working with an ALC888.pkg package. Some things that aren't working:
    • Still working on getting my nVidia GeForce GT7600 256mb card to display better than 1024x768 (NVinject isn't working).
    • On boot, the screen says there were errors and that it will pause 5 seconds, but then it continues to boot. It doesn't say what the errors are.
    • It takes about 7 minutes for my PC to boot into OS X: 2 minutes of either the grey/white Apple screen or scrolling messages (depending on whether I use '-v' to boot), then 5 minutes of a black screen (regardless of the '-v'), then a blue screen for about 30 seconds, and then finally OS X.
    • The machine also seems to hang on shutdown and restart.

    I would like to upgrade from LawlessPC 10.5.4 to some 10.5.6 distribution in hopes of fixing these problems. At one point, I had iDeneb 10.5.5 installed with most of the same problems, and I tried a few things (detailed here) in hopes of fixing them, but I ended up with a hosed system, and I'd rather not do that again.

    What is a good way to upgrade to 10.5.6 for my particular system (AMD, nForce, see sig)?
    System: Gateway GT5426E | Chipset: MCP61P, GeForce 6100 NVIDIA nForce 430
    Motherboard: ECS MCP61-P AM2 | CPU: AMD Athlon 64 Processor X2 6000+
    Disk (main): Hitachi 320 GB 7200 RPM SATA II | Disk (aux.): IDE 80 GB, USB 250 GB
    Video (main): nVidia GeForce 7600GT 256MB PCI-E | Memory: 4096 MB DDR2, 533 MHz, PC4200
    More system info: here



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    Wow: over 100 reads on this topic, and not a single reply? I guess lots of people are having the same problem with the same system?

    Well, I was able to "upgrade" by using a new install disc from XxX for 10.5.6. Video, audio, and ethernet all work fine, with a Voodoo 9.5 kernel. I still have the other problems described above and could use some help fixing:

    • On boot, the screen says there were errors and that it will pause 5 seconds, but then it continues to boot. It doesn't say what the errors are.
    • It takes about 7 minutes for my PC to boot into OS X: 2 minutes of either the grey/white Apple screen or scrolling messages (depending on whether I use '-v' to boot), then 5 minutes of a black screen (regardless of the '-v'), then a blue screen for about 30 seconds, and then finally OS X.
    • The machine also seems to hang on shutdown and restart.
    Any hints on fixing these would be quite appreciated.

    Other than those, I would recommend trying XxX for 10.5.6 for this and similar systems.
    System: Gateway GT5426E | Chipset: MCP61P, GeForce 6100 NVIDIA nForce 430
    Motherboard: ECS MCP61-P AM2 | CPU: AMD Athlon 64 Processor X2 6000+
    Disk (main): Hitachi 320 GB 7200 RPM SATA II | Disk (aux.): IDE 80 GB, USB 250 GB
    Video (main): nVidia GeForce 7600GT 256MB PCI-E | Memory: 4096 MB DDR2, 533 MHz, PC4200
    More system info: here

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    Yikes @.o, 7min to boot, how did you customize your installation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by icchansan View Post
    Yikes @.o, 7min to boot, how did you customize your installation?
    With the bare minimum, same as previous attempts really. I also installed a kext that was supposed to be a 'fix' for shutdown/restart hangs, but that doesn't seem to have worked. I've had this 7-minute start-up problem with every installation I've tried so far. There must be a fix that actually works?
    System: Gateway GT5426E | Chipset: MCP61P, GeForce 6100 NVIDIA nForce 430
    Motherboard: ECS MCP61-P AM2 | CPU: AMD Athlon 64 Processor X2 6000+
    Disk (main): Hitachi 320 GB 7200 RPM SATA II | Disk (aux.): IDE 80 GB, USB 250 GB
    Video (main): nVidia GeForce 7600GT 256MB PCI-E | Memory: 4096 MB DDR2, 533 MHz, PC4200
    More system info: here

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    So any thoughts on fixing the boot problems? Some thought the problems were due to my motherboard/chipset (nForce), but I don't know how to address that, and the installation completed fine ...

    Also would like to fix the CPU fan, which runs at almost full speed constantly.
    System: Gateway GT5426E | Chipset: MCP61P, GeForce 6100 NVIDIA nForce 430
    Motherboard: ECS MCP61-P AM2 | CPU: AMD Athlon 64 Processor X2 6000+
    Disk (main): Hitachi 320 GB 7200 RPM SATA II | Disk (aux.): IDE 80 GB, USB 250 GB
    Video (main): nVidia GeForce 7600GT 256MB PCI-E | Memory: 4096 MB DDR2, 533 MHz, PC4200
    More system info: here


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    Iono can be an incompatible system, your using voodoo kernel right?
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    Yes, using the Voodoo kernel. My other installs were not using it, but this one is. And all installs seem to have suffered from the same 7-minute delay during boot, same problem with shutdowns and restarts, etc.
    System: Gateway GT5426E | Chipset: MCP61P, GeForce 6100 NVIDIA nForce 430
    Motherboard: ECS MCP61-P AM2 | CPU: AMD Athlon 64 Processor X2 6000+
    Disk (main): Hitachi 320 GB 7200 RPM SATA II | Disk (aux.): IDE 80 GB, USB 250 GB
    Video (main): nVidia GeForce 7600GT 256MB PCI-E | Memory: 4096 MB DDR2, 533 MHz, PC4200
    More system info: here

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    So, after all the attempts I've made, should I just give up on trying to fix these problems? I'm not sure what else to try.
    System: Gateway GT5426E | Chipset: MCP61P, GeForce 6100 NVIDIA nForce 430
    Motherboard: ECS MCP61-P AM2 | CPU: AMD Athlon 64 Processor X2 6000+
    Disk (main): Hitachi 320 GB 7200 RPM SATA II | Disk (aux.): IDE 80 GB, USB 250 GB
    Video (main): nVidia GeForce 7600GT 256MB PCI-E | Memory: 4096 MB DDR2, 533 MHz, PC4200
    More system info: here

 

 

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