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@maccosmo
:D

enjoy vaio P





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My Install Procedure is ...

(0. make vaio recovery DVD disks.)
1. shurink VISTA partition from VISTA with diskpart.
2. boot from gparted live cd.
3. create two hfs partitions on empty area(#3:16G,#4:10G)
4. format partition #4 hfs.
5. copy entire retail dvd to partition #4(be careful copied files uid/gid)
6. copy osx86 standard kexts( dsmons, ps2 and etc...)
7. copy vaio p specific kexts( download topic link)
8. replace OSInstall.mpkg to enable MBR partition install.
9. append boot options to com.apple.Boot.plist, "cpus=1 rd=disk0s4")
10. install bootloader( mbr and pbr and /boot )
11. boot leopard installer from partition #4
12. install leopard to partiton #3
13. before reboot, install and overwrite kexts on pattions #3(installed #4 step 6. 7.)
14. append boot options to com.apple.Boot.plist, "cpus=1 rd=disk0s3")

this method saves VISTA and Instant mode.
but so complex.

I hope someone find more easy way and post here :)


Hi ryu123,maccosmo ,
I have a few questions,
1.How to install chameleon without using SL?
2.How to boot leopard installer from partition 4?

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Hi ryu123,maccosmo ,
I have a few questions,
1.How to install chameleon without using SL?
2.How to boot leopard installer from partition 4?


1.You can use dd
2.You can select with chameleon

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1.You can use dd
2.You can select with chameleon

Im trying to install chameleon but i have a little bit problem
Im using this tutorial

fdisk -f boot0 -u /dev/rdiskX
dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdiskXs2
cp boot /

when i tried to kick in the first comman it says
-f invalid option...

the second one seem to be okay

the third one, no idea , just write the command line

after reboot my p , still cannot boot the chameleon
can you help me/

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Hi, i'm a noob in linux world but i'd like to install snow leopard on my p21z (bought in italy) with a 80gb hard disk (no ssd).
Is here a complete guide that explains me step by step what i have to do exactly?
I've seen ryuu's guide but i don't really know what are the KEXTS and i don't want to keep vista on my hd.
Someone who helps me? ;)

tnkz a lot!!!

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(You can ignore this, if you'd like. I never got this working, but switched things up, and now I have a new problem.)

The first time that I installed Snow Leopard on my Vaio P, I did the following:
  • Copied a retail copy of Snow Leopard to an 8 GB USB drive
  • Downloaded and installed Chameleon 2.0 RC2 (perhaps 3) to that USB drive
  • Downloaded vaiop20090910 and copied boot, DSDT.aml, and Extra to the root of that USB drive
  • Booted my Vaio P with that USB drive

and installation worked with no problem.

Now, many months later, I'm doing the following:

  • Copied a retail copy of Snow Leopard to an 8 GB USB drive
  • Downloaded and installed Chameleon 2.0 RC4 to that USB drive
  • Downloaded p20100327us and copied DSDT.aml to the root of that USB drive, as well as the contents of the Extra folder to the /Extra folder
  • Attempted booting my Vaio P with that USB drive

A second after the Apple logo comes up, the hard drive light and the USB drive light stop flashing. The spinning "loading" wheel spins for about a minute, and then a small "cancel" symbol (like this: ⦸) appears. The wheel continues spinning, but nothing happens.

I've been trying replacing some kext files with the ones from vaiop20090910, but I haven't had any luck.

Any suggestions? I've tried going through all of the pages on this topic, but I just can't seem to find any related information.

Can anyone save my life?

ALSO: Because I *can* get my Vaio P running using my old setup method, should I just do that, then use Kext Helper 0.7 to update the kexts to the current ones?

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@ryu123


Im trying to install chameleon but i have a little bit problem
Im using this tutorial

fdisk -f boot0 -u /dev/rdiskX
dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdiskXs2
cp boot /

when i tried to kick in the first comman it says
-f invalid option...

the second one seem to be okay

the third one, no idea , just write the command line

after reboot my p , still cannot boot the chameleon
can you help me/


fdisk with -f option is OSX's command.
I said "USE dd!!"

# dd if=boot0 of=/dev/sdx bs=440 count=1

You relaize rdiskX?
In the linux rdisk is usally sd and X is disk number.
OSX use numeric nimber but linux is alphabet.

If you have single disk drive,
internal hdd is sda and usb drive is sdb.
so it's
# dd if=boot0 of=/dev/sdb bs=440 count=1

Be carefully installing chameleon, if you specify wrong drive,
internal hdd become unable to boot.

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fdisk with -f option is OSX's command.
I said "USE dd!!"

# dd if=boot0 of=/dev/sdx bs=440 count=1

You relaize rdiskX?
In the linux rdisk is usally sd and X is disk number.
OSX use numeric nimber but linux is alphabet.

If you have single disk drive,
internal hdd is sda and usb drive is sdb.
so it's
# dd if=boot0 of=/dev/sdb bs=440 count=1

Be carefully installing chameleon, if you specify wrong drive,
internal hdd become unable to boot.


@ryuu123

Sorry for the question, I will try it as soon as possible

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fdisk with -f option is OSX's command.
I said "USE dd!!"

# dd if=boot0 of=/dev/sdx bs=440 count=1

You relaize rdiskX?
In the linux rdisk is usally sd and X is disk number.
OSX use numeric nimber but linux is alphabet.

If you have single disk drive,
internal hdd is sda and usb drive is sdb.
so it's
# dd if=boot0 of=/dev/sdb bs=440 count=1

Be carefully installing chameleon, if you specify wrong drive,
internal hdd become unable to boot.


I have tried installing Chameleon as you said but unfortunately by my mistake maybe something is wrong. After the vaio sign appears, a black screen with a sentence, "boot0 : done" appears in an instant and then staight to the windows logo.

I had review my step, replacing OSInstall, copying the boot file and all...can you help me guessing where the mistake I had done, please? :)

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The first time that I installed Snow Leopard on my Vaio P, I did the following:

  • Copied a retail copy of Snow Leopard to an 8 GB USB drive
  • Downloaded and installed Chameleon 2.0 RC2 (perhaps 3) to that USB drive
  • Downloaded vaiop20090910 and copied boot, DSDT.aml, and Extra to the root of that USB drive
  • Booted my Vaio P with that USB drive

and installation worked with no problem.

Now, many months later, I'm doing the following:

  • Copied a retail copy of Snow Leopard to an 8 GB USB drive
  • Downloaded and installed Chameleon 2.0 RC4 to that USB drive
  • Downloaded p20100327us and copied DSDT.aml to the root of that USB drive, as well as the contents of the Extra folder to the /Extra folder
  • Attempted booting my Vaio P with that USB drive

A second after the Apple logo comes up, the hard drive light and the USB drive light stop flashing. The spinning "loading" wheel spins for about a minute, and then a small "cancel" symbol (like this: ⦸) appears. The wheel continues spinning, but nothing happens.

I've been trying replacing some kext files with the ones from vaiop20090910, but I haven't had any luck.

Any suggestions? I've tried going through all of the pages on this topic, but I just can't seem to find any related information.

Can anyone save my life?

ALSO: Because I *can* get my Vaio P running using my old setup method, should I just do that, then use Kext Helper 0.7 to update the kexts to the current ones?



Well, I might be saying something stupid, but it seems to me your new USB drive is simply missing boot.... I had to re-install my vaioP recently (I did my first install according to post #209) and messed everything up just because I kept trying to install only the most recent package. You actually need stuff from the old release. Grab boot from one of the old packages and I think you should be fine.

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Well, I might be saying something stupid, but it seems to me your new USB drive is simply missing boot.... I had to re-install my vaioP recently (I did my first install according to post #209) and messed everything up just because I kept trying to install only the most recent package. You actually need stuff from the old release. Grab boot from one of the old packages and I think you should be fine.

That's what I found to be confusing. I downloaded the p20100327us package, and didn't see boot in there. I FINALLY found out that post #196 on this thread by ryuu123 says that he excludes boot because the boot info was accepted by Chameleon, so adding boot is no longer necessary, as Chameleon writes that information.

What I DID fail to notice was that he said that one needs something called pcefi by netkas, so I will be looking for that, seeing where to include that, and giving that a go.

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Successfully booting into Mac OS X installer but i cannot install to my hfs partition. When selecting which disk to install the OS it has a yellow triangle mark and says that i have to repartition it to GUID. What should i do?

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Successfully booting into Mac OS X installer but i cannot install to my hfs partition. When selecting which disk to install the OS it has a yellow triangle mark and says that i have to repartition it to GUID. What should i do?

{censored}! When I tried installing the September 2009 ryuu123 pack, I totally forgot to do the GUID partition. THANKS FOR REMINDING ME!

K, so what you have to do is format the drive with a GUID partition BEFORE installing OS X. To do this:
  • Start the system up with the USB drive plugged in, so the installer loads.
  • At the menus at the top of the screen (I can't remember which menu it is, specifically... perhaps Utilities), open Disk Utility.
  • On the left, select your hard drive.
  • On the right, choose Partition (in the middle).
  • Under Volume Scheme, change it from Current to 1 Partition.
  • Beneath that, click on Options.
  • Make sure GUID Partition Table is selected, and click OK.
  • Now click Apply. The drive will be set up as a GUID partition. This is the partition type needed for Snow Leopard to boot.
  • You can now close Disk Utility, and continue with the Snow Leopard install as you usually would.


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K yeah, so I installed Chameleon RC4 to the USB drive, copied Extra and DSDT over to the USB drive, and copied Netkas' boot over to the drive (replacing the one put there by RC4). The Apple logo appears for a few moments, and then just kernel panics (non-verbose style). Not sure what's going on.

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Hello all,

After successful SL 10.6 installation I tried to move it to version 10.6.4...
But after rebooting I got this error:

...
From path: "uuid",
Waiting for boot volume with UUID 95FA1803-...-...30
Waiting on <dict ID="0"><key>IOProviderClass</key><string ID="1">IOResources</string><key>IOResourceMatch</key><string ID="2">boot-uuid-media</string></dict>
com.apple.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib kmod start
com.apple.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib load succeeded
Still waiting for root device
Still waiting for root device
Still waiting for root device
Still waiting for root device
...

Can it be fixed? if so, can somebody help me with it?

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Hey guys,

I'm from the Vaio F series threads and was wondering if you guys could help us out with the SNC driver, seems like you're pretty familiar with the SNY5001 SNC. What I was wondering is if you could provide the source code for it (I can't seem to find anything anywhere), and how it works ;)

I tried running the SNC kext on my F and got some unrecognized symbols...

Heheh, anyway, the thread for the 'generic' SNC research (that should help all vaio owners), is here:

http://www.insanelym...howtopic=225051

Thanks very much!

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if you could provide the source code for it


Attached.
Attached File  SNC.zip   32.49KB   59 downloads

, and how it works :)


Read and realize the source code.No secrect is here.

thx.

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hi folks, i am trying to install 10.6.3 on sony vaio p17h (bought in china), but after the installer launched, it seems that the mac os x installer cannot find my harddisk, anyone encountered similar issue or knows how to fix it?

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does anyone knows if a Vaio Vgn-p21z can support snow leopard? it has only 1.3 processor.. Thank You..!

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Read and realize the source code.No secrect is here.

thx.


DUDE! AWESOME! Thanks :whistle:

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does anyone knows if a Vaio Vgn-p21z can support snow leopard? it has only 1.3 processor.. Thank You..!

answer him plz, I also have ... except the 1.3GHz processor also it has (at windows) two temperature mode: balance (slower&comfort) and powerfull/perfomance (speed&hot) - detailed configuration

need last detailed instruction for install/setup snow leopard 10.6.4 (or update to it) for vgn-p21z (hdd version):
0) how to made image by apple dvd snow leoaprd - step by step [without flash-usb/sd/hg] + files;
1) optimal resize main partition at vgn-p21z for free space, 10-20 or 32GB?
2) vmware install and configurate if need, and use new partition at free space and expand to it image from 0);
2) when install kexts and chameleon + files;
3) as I understand now need set boot flag to this new partition or configure boot for it at xp/vista/w7 (boot.ini/bcdedit or other soft);
4) configurate osx for vaio p hardware (may be fhd video (QE/QI) and lan);
additional easy version:
1)-4) for SD/HGduo - model by/at hdd, may be more practical os at card-memory (slower hdd but as ssd and mobile + may be use second card for personal/user files and speed x2)
additional experiments:
5) install parallels desktop for mac;
6) add partition by windows or install new + linuxes if need;
7) test all features, may be now aero work;)
8) test her bootmanager for boot to virtualized os without virtualization (powerfull);
9) rejoice :hysterical:

ryuu123 and maccosmo you you can do it, we trust


need Office for Mac 2011 use :hysterical:


thanks by vgn-p1*-3* users





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