Machine was toast

Well thanks solely to my tinkering with getting Netflix to work on my Hackintosh, I toasted the machine.  Or at least I got it into a state that it wouldn’t boot.  I got to the Apple symbol and that’s it.

I tried fixing my Netflix/Silverlight issue by attempting to fix my ‘About this Mac’ window – figuring that the installer in the Microsoft Silverlight was not seeing what it expected and not installing correctly.  I download OSx86 Tools and started to mess with that program to see if that tool could change the appropriate settings.  Well, it looks like I hit the wrong option/button, whatever.  After the next reboot, my machine wouldn’t come back up.

To get it running again this is what I did:

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Hackintosh and 10.5.6

Felt a little brave today and decided to attempt a 10.5.6 upgrade of my machine on the first day of the OS release.  Using the directions that I’ve posted about before, I was able to successfully upgrade with only a couple of gotchas.

Remember – backup everything first!  I again used SuperDuper and my handy-dandy Acom Firewire drive to ensure that I could bring back my existing setup.

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Setting Adium Away Status with Quicksliver

If you’ve read this blog before, you know that I love the Quicksliver application.   To date, the existing bundled plugins and readily available plugiQuickSilverns have met my needs.  Although lately, I’ve notice that I really would have like to have a shortcut to set my Adium online status to Away.  After a little bit of Goggle-ing I found a number of solutions.  However, none seem too clean as you needed to use an outdated plugin (if you can find it) or write some script.  I did find a useful blog entry that allowed me tackle this problem a little differently.

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Hackintosh and 10.5.5 Upgrade

JT: Just a quick note – this article is a bit long in the tooth and uses some possibly archaic processes.  If you want up to date info – look to the OSx86 Project.

Okay – I took the plunge today to upgrade my box to 10.5.5 from 10.5.4.  Using the directions that I’ve posted about before, I was able to successfully upgrade with only a couple of gotchas.

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