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    Default have slight problem.. parallels desktop KP and no SATA

    As the title says, Snow Leopard is working great, other than the kernel panic i get when I start a virtual machine in parallels desktop and that I have no sata dvd drive support.
    What I mean is I can see the SATA hard drive I have installed in the computer, can access it and everything, but I cannot see my SATA dvd-rom. Well, thats not entirely true. Profiler sees it, (when it works... profiler tends to freeze and stop responding... grr..) but it won't recognize DVDs, doesnt acknowledge that a disk is in the drive. if I click the eject button in the taskbar on top, it hangs.
    so thats my first problem.

    My second problem is with Parallels desktop 5. I can get it reading the windows 7 "bootcamp" partition, but it will hang at the startup repair screen (normal with even real macs, supposedly) then it will kernel panic. something about a memory descriptor. or decryptor. any ideas on this one???

    my hardware and software is follows:

    AMD Athlon X2 64 2.8GHz 5600+ Dual Core processor
    4GB Patriot memory
    Abit NF-M2SV motherboard
    Realtek 5.1 onboard audio
    512MB XFX Geforce 7950GT 512Mb PCi-E video card
    500GB Seagate SATA hard drive
    120GB Western Digital IDE hard drive

    Software:
    Mac OS X Snow Leopard [Hazard] (on one partition on the 120GB hard drive)
    Mac OS X Leopard [iDeneb 1.5] (on the other partition on the 120GB hard drive)
    Windows 7 home 64-bit (on one partition on the 500GB hard drive)
    Ubuntu Linux (on the several different partitions that linux takes... ) (on the 500GB hard drive)

    can I get a little guidance here? As for the kernel I'm using, I have no idea which one I'm using... I could be using the XNU, or I could be using the QOOPS, no clue.
    OH.... ONE MORE THING. Marvins AMD Utility crashes every time I run it. I am running with NO updates. could that be an issue?
    Intel core 2 quad q6600 2.4ghz
    ASUS P4K motherboard
    4GB DDR2-800
    eVGA GEFORCE 9800gtx
    500GB Western Digital black SATA
    2x250GB
    OSX SNOW LEOPARD 10.6.8
    OSX LION 10.7
    Windows 7 64 bit
    Windows 8 dev. Preview 64 bit (SUCKS!!)



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    Quote Originally Posted by ozziesironmanoffroad View Post
    As the title says, Snow Leopard is working great, other than the kernel panic i get when I start a virtual machine in parallels desktop and that I have no sata dvd drive support.
    What I mean is I can see the SATA hard drive I have installed in the computer, can access it and everything, but I cannot see my SATA dvd-rom. Well, thats not entirely true. Profiler sees it, (when it works... profiler tends to freeze and stop responding... grr..) but it won't recognize DVDs, doesnt acknowledge that a disk is in the drive. if I click the eject button in the taskbar on top, it hangs.
    so thats my first problem.

    My second problem is with Parallels desktop 5. I can get it reading the windows 7 "bootcamp" partition, but it will hang at the startup repair screen (normal with even real macs, supposedly) then it will kernel panic. something about a memory descriptor. or decryptor. any ideas on this one???

    my hardware and software is follows:

    AMD Athlon X2 64 2.8GHz 5600+ Dual Core processor
    4GB Patriot memory
    Abit NF-M2SV motherboard
    Realtek 5.1 onboard audio
    512MB XFX Geforce 7950GT 512Mb PCi-E video card
    500GB Seagate SATA hard drive
    120GB Western Digital IDE hard drive


    can I get a little guidance here? As for the kernel I'm using, I have no idea which one I'm using... I could be using the XNU, or I could be using the QOOPS, no clue.
    OH.... ONE MORE THING. Marvins AMD Utility crashes every time I run it. I am running with NO updates. could that be an issue?
    You have so many questions, my friend. I try to give some and remind me if I miss.

    1. First problem looks like SATA chipsets/controller problem, halfway working/hanging. Remember you have problem with the installer due to SATA controller for HDD. So sometimes it works but not dependable.
    Suggestion is to see if you can check BIOS update or just try an IDE DVD drive for testing.
    2. For Parallel desktop, it could be software issues and OSX86 configuration. You could try to just assign a virtual partition from SL and install a fresh Win7 with its DVD disc, only a few GB, as bootcamp really troublesome, and also use Win7 x32 for better performance/stability.
    3. My Athlon is 4800, 2.5 Ghz but I Oc'ed it at 3.25 Ghz. No Marvins Utility. Updated with latest, directly from Apple via Software Updater to 10.6.4.
    As for kernel, the Legacy 10.6.2 is fairly stable but the latest one, 10.6.4 Legacy/Annapvirth seems so stable and fast, the best one so far. It's not crashed, even once, during the last couple month or so.
    5. You could download those kernels and test it out with your system, even without an system update. Just call the kernel name as boot option at Chameleon boot screen.
    But for best stability and performance (particular with VM app.), OSX system version and kernel version should match.
    Last edited by ratvn; 08-24-2010 at 05:43 AM.

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    thanks for the reply. and for dealing with my questions... i know i ask a lot heh, thanks.
    the closest i have come to figuring out my sata dvd-RW issue is that snow leopard only supports apple burn, not generic burn. i even had issues in leopard with it, though i could read the drive, it just would stop responding after a couple minutes. i still have the IDE dvd-rom, and that works just fine in SL.

    as for the new kernel, update directly from apple update, but DONT reboot until i have the kernel placed in the hard drive, correct? and name the kernel at chameleon, or else i will have bricked my installation... ?
    main reason i haven't tried much is cuz im sick of reloading, and waiting until I get an external HD (this weekend) to make a time machine restore point.

    as of now i am running on SL 10.6.2, but scared to update to 10.6.4 lol

    edit: the IDE will read stuff, but burn is NOT supported.
    Last edited by ozziesironmanoffroad; 08-26-2010 at 03:41 AM.
    Intel core 2 quad q6600 2.4ghz
    ASUS P4K motherboard
    4GB DDR2-800
    eVGA GEFORCE 9800gtx
    500GB Western Digital black SATA
    2x250GB
    OSX SNOW LEOPARD 10.6.8
    OSX LION 10.7
    Windows 7 64 bit
    Windows 8 dev. Preview 64 bit (SUCKS!!)

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    No, don't update it yet.
    There are more to it than just kernel issue.
    All it takes is just one bad kext then your system would be down.
    You need to do some preparation prior to using Apple software updater, particularly with AMD system.

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    thats about what i was thinking..

    though i did try to back up the hard drive to another partition on my windows drive... kernel panic'd at about 2GB. and did succeed in killing my windows partition... again.. seems like. i havent tried booting into it from chameleon, but i do know when i let it boot by itself it will boot to the windows, then stops with 'missing operating system'.
    another one for todays glitch list.

    im half tempted to reload it fresh (one more time) and just select EVERYTHING available for drivers. (complete install, minus the intel bootloaders and kernels). i did that on my dell, and it runs almost as well as my buddys iMac core 2 duo, have NEVER got a KP on it, every drive works, it boots in 10 seconds. who knows...
    Intel core 2 quad q6600 2.4ghz
    ASUS P4K motherboard
    4GB DDR2-800
    eVGA GEFORCE 9800gtx
    500GB Western Digital black SATA
    2x250GB
    OSX SNOW LEOPARD 10.6.8
    OSX LION 10.7
    Windows 7 64 bit
    Windows 8 dev. Preview 64 bit (SUCKS!!)


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    It looks like you really want to play with your OSX.
    1. Use some utility/software like Carbon copy cloner or disk utility to backup your whole SL volume, while running your Leopard. If anything goes wrong you can just simply restore it.
    2. If you like to reinstall your SL, and since you still have your Leopard running, I would get you a link for retail SL DVD installation method using your existing Leopard.
    It would serve as a guide for genuine mac system files/OSX86 files allocation, numbers of required patches/fixes, along with method of kernel change/substitution, which would guaranty a direct update without much trouble.
    If it works then it would be the best SL installation and performance for your hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    It looks like you really want to play with your OSX.
    1. Use some utility/software like Carbon copy cloner or disk utility to backup your whole SL volume, while running your Leopard. If anything goes wrong you can just simply restore it.
    2. If you like to reinstall your SL, and since you still have your Leopard running, I would get you a link for retail SL DVD installation method using your existing Leopard.
    It would serve as a guide for genuine mac system files/OSX86 files allocation, numbers of required patches/fixes, along with method of kernel change/substitution, which would guaranty a direct update without much trouble.
    If it works then it would be the best SL installation and performance for your hardware.
    whoops... didnt mention that leopard isnt installed anymore... when i reloaded SL to try to get rid of the KP of parallels before i posted this, i ended up giving it the entire 120GB of my IDE drive. ive been looking at retail guides, but most of em are confusing, as im not a huge terminal kind of guy. though i do have a retail disk... once i get another SATA hard drive, ill play with retail on that. maybe today.. i dunno. (payday.. gotta love that! money money!). also that this 120Gb is starting the death clicks, so i know i dont have long lol.

    what added benefits does retail have over a distro, anyway? i know its easier to break a distro install over a retail, but i dont understand why.

    oh... and i didnt break my windows install... im in it now.
    Intel core 2 quad q6600 2.4ghz
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    4GB DDR2-800
    eVGA GEFORCE 9800gtx
    500GB Western Digital black SATA
    2x250GB
    OSX SNOW LEOPARD 10.6.8
    OSX LION 10.7
    Windows 7 64 bit
    Windows 8 dev. Preview 64 bit (SUCKS!!)

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    It's a cleaner install as there are less kexts (better performance), and you know all the required OSX86 kexts/files installed. So for system updating, there is less chance of conflicting.

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    Oh... That makes sense.
    Now I was thinking... My Sata issue.. I remember when I was putting Leo on my amd, you reccomended logging the "got boot device" command upon booting the install cd.. How would I go about getting that? I can install fine from the sata DVD; just can't read it afterwards. So I figure if I can find the driver it uses to load up, then that's my driver for post install.
    I ask cuz the text scrolls so fast.. Is there a way to pause it, or view it post boot?
    Intel core 2 quad q6600 2.4ghz
    ASUS P4K motherboard
    4GB DDR2-800
    eVGA GEFORCE 9800gtx
    500GB Western Digital black SATA
    2x250GB
    OSX SNOW LEOPARD 10.6.8
    OSX LION 10.7
    Windows 7 64 bit
    Windows 8 dev. Preview 64 bit (SUCKS!!)

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    minor update: i no longer seem to be getting the boot lag, though the blue screen is still apparent, though only for maybe 30 seconds now, and once the desktop appears the keyboard and mouse are fully functional. i updated the kernel to the 10.6.2 kernel (as im using 10.6.2), and telling chameleon to load the Legacy_Kernel.
    still getting the 'waiting for root device' error once in awhile though.

    didnt get the drivers from the installer log, but i took a pic of it loading up the disk in -v. when i get out of the showerr (bout to take one) ill load em up.
    Intel core 2 quad q6600 2.4ghz
    ASUS P4K motherboard
    4GB DDR2-800
    eVGA GEFORCE 9800gtx
    500GB Western Digital black SATA
    2x250GB
    OSX SNOW LEOPARD 10.6.8
    OSX LION 10.7
    Windows 7 64 bit
    Windows 8 dev. Preview 64 bit (SUCKS!!)


 

 
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