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Hey :-)

I tried this guide of Blackosx, and got Snow Leopard working - well for a few seconds, since i get a KP shortly after the desktop shows up.

I tried the fixes with booting into single user mode and do chown etc. - no success, still KP shortly after finder comes up.

I had another problem installing Snow Leopard from disk image: the printer drivers won't install, i have to deactivate printer drivers, only then I can install from SL Diskimage.

Can somebody please give me some advice as how to avoid those kernel panics? Or what I should do, to be able to fully install snow leopard, incl. printer drivers?

Thanks

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Hey, i am a few hours in SL and i can say stable and no KP.

Only thing that will not work is sound. Cause I do not have a running WINDOWS System i am not able to make a dsdt.aml File with Sound Option.

Is there another way to do that? Can someone explain how?
I am on a GA-EP35-DS3...

pls :rolleyes:

Hi derpuma

Well done for getting SL installed and working. This guide has served its purpose for you.

For generating a DSDT... you don't have access to any Windows PC? how about installing a VM on your Mac? If my DSDT guide doesn't help you then you will have to do some searching, there are plenty of threads on InsanelyMac about DSDT and I am sure someone else out there has your mobo and can help you.

Like I said before, it's great that SL can be installed on other mobos with this guide and the more people who try it, the better. But as far as supporting extra stuff like audio for other mobos goes, that should be in another thread. I say this just to help keep this thread clean and for the purpose it was written for which is the GA-EP45-DS3L.

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Can somebody please give me some advice as how to avoid those kernel panics? Or what I should do, to be able to fully install snow leopard, incl. printer drivers?

Hi Professor

As you have already done the Single User mode fix, have you tried the Kext Utility option?

I haven't tried installing with Printer drivers (I did it once ages ago and found i didn't really want 100's of drivers on my system, so never again). Maybe someone else can help with the printer drivers?

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Is DSDT absolutely necessary or is it only for Gigabyte mobo's ?

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Hi derpuma

Well done for getting SL installed and working. This guide has served its purpose for you.

For generating a DSDT... you don't have access to any Windows PC? how about installing a VM on your Mac? If my DSDT guide doesn't help you then you will have to do some searching, there are plenty of threads on InsanelyMac about DSDT and I am sure someone else out there has your mobo and can help you.

Like I said before, it's great that SL can be installed on other mobos with this guide and the more people who try it, the better. But as far as supporting extra stuff like audio for other mobos goes, that should be in another thread. I say this just to help keep this thread clean and for the purpose it was written for which is the GA-EP45-DS3L.

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Hi Professor

As you have already done the Single User mode fix, have you tried the Kext Utility option?

I haven't tried installing with Printer drivers (I did it once ages ago and found i didn't really want 100's of drivers on my system, so never again). Maybe someone else can help with the printer drivers?


Well, i started kext utility from my Leopard partition. It repaired my Leopard system. Since I can't start it on Snow Leopard (early KP), I don't see any way to get it to repair my Snow Leopard. Or am I doing something wrong here?

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Is DSDT absolutely necessary or is it only for Gigabyte mobo's ?

You will need a DSDT so you can add a patch for the CMOS reset bug.
But you can still use device (EFI) strings for video and ethernet if you want.

Well, i started kext utility from my Leopard partition. It repaired my Leopard system. Since I can't start it on Snow Leopard (early KP), I don't see any way to get it to repair my Snow Leopard. Or am I doing something wrong here?

Does your Snow Leopard install KP at exactly the same place everytime? If you boot win Verbose mode does it give you any clues when it does KP?

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You will need a DSDT so you can add a patch for the CMOS reset bug.
But you can still use device (EFI) strings for video and ethernet if you want.


Does your Snow Leopard install KP at exactly the same place everytime? If you boot win Verbose mode does it give you any clues when it does KP?


yes, a few seconds after the finder shows up. Since the finder shows up, i have no verbose output anymore, it just crashes.

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yes, a few seconds after the finder shows up. Since the finder shows up, i have no verbose output anymore, it just crashes.

Have you tried it with just a minimal of kexts, maybe try just with fakesmc.kext only? or maybe even trying only with netkas' SL dsmos.kext? to see if it's a kext issue?

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Have you tried it with just a minimal of kexts, maybe try just with fakesmc.kext only? or maybe even trying only with netkas' SL dsmos.kext? to see if it's a kext issue?


Well, I did a fresh install, to get everything right from the start, but now my installation has a kernel panic right on loading during the first seconds. I for sure have something done wrong, but it's too late to find out now what it was. Will try again another time. Thanks for your support!!!

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Did you remember to include the PC EFI v10.1 boot file?

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Blackosx,

First off: Thank you for all your work on these guides, without them I would have never got my hackintosh running!

I am having a bit of trouble with getting snow leopard up, this is the following error I am receiving:

Running fsck on the boot volume....
panic(cpu 3 caller 0xffff8002cbf74): Kernel trap at {Hex and register locations} ...

Error code: 0x00000...0002

Debugger called: <panic>
Backtrace (CPU 3), Frame: Return Address {...}

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: fsck_hfs

Mac OS version:
10A432

Basically it seems when I run fsck_hfs on the snow leopard volume it kernel panics... I have done all the dsdt.aml patching and SMBios.plist editing, PlatformUUID stuff, Ignore Ownership etc....nothing seems to work

Thanks

Update: booting in x32 mode gets me past the welcome video, but I still get a KP....I am surprised I can't get that far with x64 mode, I have a core 2 quad with 64bit support

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Thanks aread22 :wacko:

It's just a shame this guide isn't as fool proof as my other ones, and I don't know exactly why everyone is having all these problems. My Snow Leopard system is running sweet and I have now switched over to using it as my main machine. There must be some common underlying issue as to why the system with KP when reaching the desktop? (sorry, I was rambling...)

Anyway, for you, fsck failing is a strange one. Have you tried running First Aid on the Snow Leopard partition in Disk Utility from 10.5.X? And even now you have managed to boot in to the system to see the welcome video, does the fsck still error?

What hardware are you running? I guess you have HPET set to 64-bit in the BIOS?

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Thanks aread22 :welcomeani:

It's just a shame this guide isn't as fool proof as my other ones, and I don't know exactly why everyone is having all these problems. My Snow Leopard system is running sweet and I have now switched over to using it as my main machine. There must be some common underlying issue as to why the system with KP when reaching the desktop? (sorry, I was rambling...)

Anyway, for you, fsck failing is a strange one. Have you tried running First Aid on the Snow Leopard partition in Disk Utility from 10.5.X? And even now you have managed to boot in to the system to see the welcome video, does the fsck still error?

What hardware are you running? I guess you have HPET set to 64-bit in the BIOS?


Hardware;
Gigabyte GA-Ep45-DS3R (Only major difference I see from DS3L is ALC889a and Raid, but I use a firewave for sound and have the onboard sound and raid disabled in the bios)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700
8GB 1066Mhz Mushkin Ram
Nvidia 8800GTS 640MB
Hard drives set to AHCI and HPET set to 64-bit.

I have tried the first aid and have even tried to install Snow Leopard on two other drives, they both bomb out with fsck_hfs errors when running in 64bit mode...I made some progress with 32bit mode, I was able to finish the setup assistant...but it still bombs out right before the desktop

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Thanks for confirming your hardware.
I have just been doing some reading and would you be willing you try something to see if it makes a difference? It will mean wiping and re-installing SL again.

What it is, is to enter single user mode and enter the mount, chown and kextcache commands at the very first boot. Do not let it boot first to see the welcome video and wait for it to KP. Can you let me know if that makes any difference?

Thanks

EDIT: So just to recap the steps to try:
• Install SL
• Install Chameleon, then add boot file, kexts, DSDT, SMBIOS, com.apple.Boot.plist (also UUID stuff)
• Reboot into Chameleon, highlight SnowLeopard, down arrow to select Single User mode and press enter
• type...
mount -uw /
chown -R 0:0 /System/Library/Extensions
kextcache -v 1 -t -m /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext /System/Library/Extensions

Note: The purple statement should all be on one line with a space when the line breaks occur here

While your here, also try this....
kextcache -v 1 -t -m /Volumes/Cham/Extra/Extensions.mkext /Volumes/Cham/Extra/Extensions

Reboot

Then see what happens.

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Thanks for confirming your hardware.
I have just been doing some reading and would you be willing you try something to see if it makes a difference? It will mean wiping and re-installing SL again.

What it is, is to enter single user mode and enter the mount, chown and kextcache commands at the very first boot. Do not let it boot first to see the welcome video and wait for it to KP. Can you let me know if that makes any difference?

Thanks


I will try that tonight when I get home from work...and don't worry I will reinstall SL as many times as it takes to get it right!

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...and don't worry I will reinstall SL as many times as it takes to get it right!

Lol... That's the spirit.. Same as how I approached it :rolleyes:

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Hey Blackosx,

appreciating what your sharing here, as it seems ur one of the first with a guide that seems to work for most with 10.6

im still having troubles thou, and maybe im doing stuff wrong or maybe its just random.

again, i got a DS3P which has nothing different then the ds3l xept for some more ports.

i followed your guide, still got random KPs at ±5 mins after booting.

im using an dstd.aml thats made by dsdtpatcher gui app, is it possible for me to use that or should i manually build my own?

also, would you be so kind to post you bios settings, because i think that this makes a difference.

im gonna try to install SL till it works right! allready lost my main volume due to some stupid error on my side (deleting wrong partitions etc :) ) so i thought it was best to update to the realdeal right away instead of installing a fresh 10.5 all overagain.

and are you on any irc? would be nice to have a bit faster contact or someit ;)

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Thanks to your tutorial blackosx and some other threads and playing around I got it to work on my GA-EP35-DS3L v2 with everything working.

Details are here.

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If you have a modded BIOS is DSDT still needed?

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@YoYelloW - Hi and thanks ^_^
Yes I can post my BIOS settings when I get back to my hack. But I have an older post showing 2 of my BIOS pages and I don't think I have changed them since then.

No, I am not on irc, I just get on this when I get a chance. But maybe we can sort something.


@elitee - Well done, Thanks for letting everyone know. For the record, can you remember anything in particular that you did extra to this guide that got it working for you? was it the Extensions.mkext?

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@h4ck1nt05h

I tried your method for getting sound from my ALC888 but i get kernel panic, but when i tried same method with 64bit I was able to boot into SL and i was able to see sound out put devices see the attached picture for more details, but problem is I can not get any sound from the speakers or headphone.

Please help me...

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