Installing Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Using Hazard's Snow_Leopard_10.6.1-10.6.2_SSE2_SSE3_Intel_AMD DVD on a GPT SATA HDD on an Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus MOBO
NO WARRANTY IS IMPLIED OR GIVEN AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THESE STEPS WILL WORK FOR YOU AS THEY HAVE FOR ME.
THIS GUIDE IS ONLY for INTEL CPUs NOT AMD CPU SYSTEMS AND THE SYSTEM INSTALL SELECTIONS USED IN THE GUIDE ARE FOR AN nFORCE CHIPSET MOBO. CERTAIN SELECTIONS WILL NEED TO BE DIFFERENT FOR AN AMD CPU AND/OR INTEL CHIPSET MOBO.
I have used the final patched version (original and PPF patch both obtained via Google searching...... ) of the Snow_Leopard_10.6.1-10.6.2_SSE2_SSE3_Intel_AMD_by_Hazard Snow Leopard......this distro is made from the Retail Mac OS X 10.6 DVD with updates 10.6.1 and 10.6.2.
It is claimed to support most of the modern hardware for Intel and AMD (AMD users need to patch CPUID's with Marvin's AMD Utility) and includes the Intel Atom fixed kernel for 10.6.2 update, support for Intel Pentium 4 with Legacy Kernel, SATA Fix and more.
Note that the distro Install DVD boots by default into 64bit mode AND like ALL single-layer DVD distros, is a "stripped-down" version of the Retail OS X Install DVD containing NO Printer Drivers........
1. Boot PC from Hazard Install DVD
2. When Darwin bootloader appears, press F8 and at the boot: prompt, type
If you have any problems, try
-v arch=i386 cpus=1 maxmem=2048
but only use maxmem=2048 if you have > 2GB RAM installed on your MOBO
3. Use Disk Utility to set up at least 2 OS X volumes of equal size (minimum 80GB, partitioned/formatted as GPT/Mac OS Extended (Journaled); one as OSX_Main and the other as OSX_Backup
Note that without modification this distro install DVD cannot be used to install Snow Leopard onto MBR/Mac OS Extended (Journaled) partitioned/formatted HDD volume(s)
4. Select OSX_Main as your target install volume in the Select a Destination popup-window
5. Click on Customize button in the Install Summary popup-window, and select as follows.
NOTE any Customize options not listed below HAVE NOT BEEN SELECTED!
Kernels > NONE
> Chameleon_Boot_Loaders > Chameleon_RC4
> Boot_Options > Graphics_Enabler
You can choose to use Graphics_Enabler (BUT ONLY if you have a nVidia graphics card...otherwise choose no Boot_Options unless you know you need to choose certain boot options....)
Graphics_Drivers > NONE
UNLESS you have one of the ATI or Intel graphics cards using a driver in the list of options.......
OR if you have a nVidia graphics card BUT have not chosen Graphics_Enabler in Boot_Options; in which case, choose as follows:
Graphics_Drivers > NVidia_Graphic > NVEnabler
NOTE: I have found that both Graphics_Enabler and NVEnabler work with my GeForce 8600GT 256MB graphics card giving CI/QE (as seen from the transparent top menu bar) but Graphics_Enabler works more cleanly during bootup, as the bootup screen shows......
Audio_Drivers > AppleAzaliaAudioAD1988b
If you do not have a AD19988b audio chipset/codec, choose the listed option your MOBO audio chipset/codec requires, BUT if you are not sure which available option(s) for your audio chipset/codec to choose, then choose VoodooHDA_v2.5.3......HOWEVER, if your chipset/codec is not listed, then choose the AppleAzaliaAudio option (2channel output).......
Note: I have found that choosing the AppleAzaliaAudioAD1988b option results in VoodooHDA.kext (0.2.1) being loaded also......this produces speaker "crackles/pops" during booting but you do get sound output with the top menu bar speaker icon activated with volume control......however, in System Profiler > Audio (Built In) appears as "No Built-in Audio."....
Network_Drivers > nForceLAN
unless you know exactly which of the listed drivers your MOBO onboard LAN chipset requires........if your chipset is not listed, then choose NONE.......
CMOS_Reset_Fix > ElliottForceLegacyRTC
SATA_ATA_FIx > NONE
>EITHER OpenHaltRestart OR EvOreboot
NOTE: The PS2 option is ONLY needed if you are using a PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse......
(Normally needed if you have a 8xxx or 9xxx series nVidia graphics card)
Additional Fonts OPTIONAL
(Rosetta is required if you have PPC apps that you need to run on your Intel CPU mac)
6. Click on Install button.............if you wish to, you can skip the "Checking Installation DVD" process........but it is recommended that you do not.......
7. After the installlation process finishes, you will see an Install Failed warning appear in a popup window.......just ignore this warning........and click Restart button......
IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE:
A. This distro Install DVD, while successful (booting from a PATA or SATA DVDRW), produces a messy Snow Leopard installation because all the patched and/or non-Apple kexts are put in /System/Library/Extensions/ rather than in /Extra/Extensions/.......so that /S/L/E is no longer an untouched pure Apple kext, i.e. vanilla kext, folder.......
B. The Extensions.mkext file used during bootup from the DVD and from the Snow Leopard installation on the GPT/Mac OS Extended (Journaled) HDD volume is a problem.......primarily because it loads the SuperNForceATA.kext from Extensions.mkext.......this produces a looping error on bootup:
08/04/2010 17:09:51 kernel FEDE - SuperNForceATA: createChannelCommands( 0xac25400)
08/04/2010 17:09:51 kernel FEDE Casteo a IOAABUSCommand64
08/04/2010 17:09:51 kernel FEDE Obtengo el comaqndo DMA
08/04/2010 17:09:51 kernel FEDE obtengo el descriptor de memoria
08/04/2010 17:09:51 kernel FEDE entro al ciclo
with the FEDE messages filling up the Console All Messages log.......and slowing down booting to the Desktop..........
8. Reboot the PC and when the Chameleon boot-loader screen has "framed" your Snow Leopard OS X volume icon, type
-v -fand this should appear to the right of "boot:" on the bottom LHS of the screen......
Note: If you wish to, you can then reboot with just
-vand see the difference.......
9. Navigate from the Desktop to /System/Library/ and find an Extensions.mkext file (49.3MB) and 'drag and drop' it to Trash......
10. Now go to the /System/Library/ Extensions folder.........find and 'drag and drop' to Trash, the following files:
See B. above
Does not enable sleep on nForce MOBOs AFAIK and also prevents updating to 10.6.3
11. Download and run the Mac OS X Update 10.6.3 Combo Package Installer.......after successful installation.......click on the Restart button.......as is usual the PC will reboot twice......
Note: The AppleNForceATA.kext now in /Extra/Extensions/, based on its size, appears to be the original AppleNforceATA kext version 1.0.3 by MeDevil, i.e. neither slashack's nor AnV's version 1.0.4 variant......
So, if you have any kernel panics in use, then you should replace it with either slashack's or AnV's version 1.0.4 variant......to be found in my Snow_Leopard_Support_Files_V2.3......
12. Once everything on OSX_Main is running Snow Leopard 10.6.3 just as you want it to, you can then use Disk Utility or Carbon Copy Cloner v3.3 to clone it to the OSX_Backup volume......
Despite a successful installation and updating to OS X 10.6.3, MY RECOMMENDATION is to do a full vanilla Snow Leopard Retail OS X Install DVD installation, with the necessary non-vanilla kexts placed, if at all possible, only in /Extra/Extensions/, using my nForce GUIDE to INSTALL Snow Leopard (10.6) on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel Core2 Duo or Quad or newer CPU MOBO, which explains how to do a successful installation of Snow Leopard 10.6 using either a USB flash drive installer method, or my nForceSLBoot132DVD method........