JaS removes NX check from 10.4.8 Kernel!

October 21st, 2006 No comments

This means it will be possible for mobos with no NX to boot the new kernel!

Congrats JaS!

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MacGeek hits 1000+ visitors!

October 20th, 2006 No comments

I have to say W0W! MacGeek just hit the 1000+ visitors in 8 days.
Every thousand visitors, we’ll put a pin-up on this blog.
How do you like our first one? Sexy, isn’t it?

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10.4.8 Kernel under dev/testing

October 19th, 2006 2 comments

Apple released the source code of the new 10.4.8 kernel!
Dated 14-feb-1970! LOL

For those who wants to play with the sources, you can download here:

Semthex has begun hard dev to bring this kernel on our hacks.
So we could get a complete 10.4.8 clone.

HPET and EFI have been successfully disabled, so a lot more boxes will be supported!
The main efforts right now are focused on some legacy support.

The next step semthex is workin’ on is get the kernel boot in single user mode
on a box with SSE3, and no NX/XD.

Give semthex some support: http://semthex.freeflux.net
Me and JaS are testing and will report soon.


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JaS 10.4.8 Intel/AMD combo SSE2/SSE3!

October 14th, 2006 22 comments

JaS has done some amazing work again!
He just released his 10.4.8 combo updates for Intel/AMD bundled in 4 packages.

  • 2 packages for Intel SSE2 only and SSE2/SSE3 users
  • 2 packages for AMD SSE2 only and SSE2/SSE3 users

This means you can update from any OS X 10.4.x to the latest JaS 10.4.8.
A full 10.4.8 DVD is to be expected soon… Stay tuned :-)

Download them right here:
Download JaS 10.4.8 Intel SSE3 Combo Update
Download JaS 10.4.8 Intel SSE2 Combo Update
Download JaS 10.4.8 AMD SSE3 Combo Update
Download JaS 10.4.8 AMD SSE2 Combo Update

Important note for Intel SSE3 users only:

If you get an error where you can’t get past the blue screen, just do this:
Boot with following options: -v -f -s -x then type in
mount -uw /
mv /system/library/exrensions/r2d2.kext /system/library/extensions/
and let it boot up in safe boot

If you got a GMA gfx card:

While in safe boot mode, mount the 10.4.6/10.4.7 JaS install DVD
Run the following package:
Run Disk Utility, repair permissions and reboot.

If you run Pro applications:

Open 10.4.7 combo update (from apple)
with pacifist (http://www.charlessoft.com)
Install the iokit.framework

Important note for Myzar DVD users:

You must apply the AMD combo packages only!
Even if you run on intel!

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Easy dual/triple boot

October 14th, 2006 2 comments

How to dual boot (or even triple) boot JaS OS X 10.4.7 with windows or linux?

  • If your primary partition is Linux, or you have linux installed:

You should install grub (linux bootloader) at the MBR.

Then add the following lines into menu.lst assuming that you installed OS X on your first harddisk on the second partition (hd0,1):

title JaS 10.4.7
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader --force +1

If you installed on third partition, you should replace (hd0,1) by (hd0,2)

  • If you primary partition is windows, its still possible to use this method!!!

Download and install: http://grub4dos.sourceforge.net/
Follow this examples: http://grub4dos.sourceforge.net/wingrub_examples.html
Use the same menu.lst config as above.

I’m actually using this method as chain0 never worked for me.

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Make bootable clone with RSyncX

October 12th, 2006 No comments

We are going to setup a bootable clone of your startup partition on another backup partition.
First, get the software, it’s just a GUI that enables easy backups with OS X out-of-the-box
command-line utility : rsync.


Setup a backup partition to hold ur bootable clone.

Be sure that ‘Ignore ownership on this volume’ is not checked. You can verify it by right-click on your backup partition, then expand ownership and Permissions.

Now fire up the RSyncX progie, it’s under Applications->Utility

Supposing that ur startup partition is called hackintosh-1 and your backup partition is called hackintosh-2, apply the following settings:

Fire the synchronise button.
After a while ur bootable clone should be done.
Please try to boot ur clone to test it. Just press F8 at boot and select ur backup partition.
To update ur clone, apply the same setup, but instead of ‘Archive’, select Update, so it will only copy the files that have changed. It’s much faster than doing a complete archive again.


You want more, have a look at RSyncX forums : http://xnews.soad.umich.edu/RsyncX_Forums/

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