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nForce chipset + Intel CPU nForce 650i and 680i chipset nForce 750i and 780i chipset nForce 790i and 790i Ultra Possibly nForce 630i chipset

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Poll: Snow Leopard on nForce + Intel CPU MOBO in Desktop (211 member(s) have cast votes)

Have you successfully installed a working, bootable Snow Leopard system?

  1. Yes, on a Series 7 (750i, 780i, or 790i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using the USB flash drive installer method (34 votes [16.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.11%

  2. Yes, on a Series 6 (650i or 680i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using the USB flash drive installer method (49 votes [23.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.22%

  3. Yes, on a Series 6 (610i or 630i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using the USB flash drive installer method (18 votes [8.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.53%

  4. Yes, on a Series 7 (750i, 780i, or 790i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using verdant's nForceSLBoot132DVD installer method (14 votes [6.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.64%

  5. Yes, on a Series 6 (650i or 680i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using verdant's nForceSLBoot132DVD installer method (13 votes [6.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.16%

  6. Yes, on a Series 6 (610i or 630i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using verdant's nForceSLBoot132DVD installer method (6 votes [2.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.84%

  7. Yes, on a Series 7 (750i, 780i, or 790i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO using OSInstall.mpkg method from Leopard to another HDD/volume (10 votes [4.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.74%

  8. Yes, on a Series 6 (650i or 680i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using OSInstall.mpkg method from Leopard to another HDD/volume (9 votes [4.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.27%

  9. Yes, on a Series 6 (610i or 630i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using OSInstall.mpkg method from Leopard to another HDD/volume (7 votes [3.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.32%

  10. No, none of the above methods has worked for me (35 votes [16.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.59%

  11. I have sold or plan to sell my nForce chipset MOBO to go over to the "light" side....Intel chipset MOBO..... (10 votes [4.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.74%

  12. I have sold or plan to sell my nForce chipset MOBO to buy a "real" Mac (6 votes [2.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.84%

Would you say that your Snow Leopard system is working to your satisfaction (e.g. compared to Leopard)

  1. 100% (60 votes [28.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.44%

  2. 90% (53 votes [25.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.12%

  3. 80% (19 votes [9.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.00%

  4. 70% (19 votes [9.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.00%

  5. 60% (4 votes [1.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.90%

  6. 50% (6 votes [2.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.84%

  7. <50% (18 votes [8.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.53%

  8. Are you running 10.6.1 successfully , having auto-updated without any problems (20 votes [9.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.48%

  9. Are all the standard Apple applications running OK (12 votes [5.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.69%

Is your Snow Leopard system working 100% on

  1. SATA HDD (172 votes [13.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.31%

  2. SATA DVDRW including burning disks (47 votes [3.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.64%

  3. PATA (IDE) HDD (42 votes [3.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.25%

  4. PATA (IDE) DVDRW including burning disks (51 votes [3.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.95%

  5. Video (144 votes [11.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.15%

  6. Onboard LAN (Ethernet) (130 votes [10.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.06%

  7. USB devices (mounting/unmounting), plus USB keyboard and USB mouse (160 votes [12.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.38%

  8. Firewire (54 votes [4.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.18%

  9. PS/2 keyboard and mouse (42 votes [3.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.25%

  10. Audio including Front Panel headphones and microphone (62 votes [4.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.80%

  11. Audio except Front Panel headphones (38 votes [2.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

  12. Audio except Front Panel microphone (27 votes [2.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.09%

  13. Sleep including waking from sleep (24 votes [1.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.86%

  14. PCI NIC (24 votes [1.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.86%

  15. eSATA (20 votes [1.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.55%

  16. Bluetooth (41 votes [3.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.17%

  17. WiFi (38 votes [2.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

  18. Time Machine (53 votes [4.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.10%

  19. Overclocking (34 votes [2.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.63%

  20. Auto Software Update e.g. to 10.6.1 (89 votes [6.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.89%

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You need the mach_kernel on the USB flash drive too.....did you follow:

(11) Now use Disk Utility -> Restore function to load the Retail Mac OS X 10.6 Install DVD (or its .dmg/.iso image file) onto the OSX_10.6_USB_Installer volume.....
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I just followed from part D, and it didn't say I needed to do that. Did I misunderstand the guide or somthing? Can this be done with out a 8+Gb flash?

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Thanks for the reply Verdant.

So basically I skipped over the entire step D, but how am I supposed to add all of those files without having a OSX partition anymore? Terminal is needed for much of it, am I suppose to do it all from the USB installer? And should I have been able to make it to the actual installation without having done Step D? It started installing, but froze at about 20%, so I am assuming it is because I did not do the whole step D.

Also, have you set up your donations for Paypal yet? :)

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You need the mach_kernel on the USB flash drive too.....did you follow:

(11) Now use Disk Utility -> Restore function to load the Retail Mac OS X 10.6 Install DVD (or its .dmg/.iso image file) onto the OSX_10.6_USB_Installer volume.....




I just followed from part D, and it didn't say I needed to do that. Did I misunderstand the guide or somthing? Can this be done with out a 8+Gb flash?


It did in Part C. Section 2. Step. 11........ :)

You have to follow step-by-step from Part B in sequence through to and including Part D......the USB flash drive is a "fake" DVDRW enabling you to boot the Snow Leopard Installer since AFAIK you cannot boot from the Retail OS X 10.6 DVD directly.....but there is a Boot132 method too now....

The Boot132 method may be required if you repeatedly get unexplained kernel panics during the OS X installation on your HDD without much or any useful information in backtrace, relating to specific package extraction (not necssarily printer package extraction)......it is probably due to write errors during the OS X Installer DVD/image restore to the USB flash drive and hence read errors when installing.....

As blackosx has stated in his vanilla guide:

Install methods - I have now included reported successful install options posted by users

It's recommended to install from the BootCD or USB drive as installing with the OSInstall.mkpg method WILL give you errors..

Download the Install Guide PDF and the support files then follow the required steps.

You can now use the Chameleon RC3 BootCD to boot and install from the SnowLeopard DVD!

For Step 3 of the guide 'Install Mac OS X' my guide covers the these three options...
• Boot from BootCD, and install directly from the retail Snow Leopard DVD.
• Using an existing OS X system to build a USB boot drive. Then boot from it and install to a blank HD / partition.
• Using an existing OS X system to run the 10.6 OSInstall.mpkg to a spare HD. (This method is prone to errors).

But there are now successful variations to completing Step 3, kindly posted by users, and these are...
titan4's variation. Using a single HD and a distro (iPC).
shamansanchez's variation. Using a Single HD, 2 x partitions, Boot from USB to launch a restored 10.6 DVD image on HD.
boogi's variation. Using a single HD with 10.5 already installed and a USB.


Thanks for the reply Verdant.

So basically I skipped over the entire step D, but how am I supposed to add all of those files without having a OSX partition anymore? Terminal is needed for much of it, am I suppose to do it all from the USB installer? And should I have been able to make it to the actual installation without having done Step D? It started installing, but froze at about 20%, so I am assuming it is because I did not do the whole step D.

Also, have you set up your donations for Paypal yet? :D


You need access to a Mac or Hack running Leopard, or a Mac running Snow......and you need to follow step-by-step from Part B. through to Part D., and then Part F. and Part. G........

For PayPal donations see link in my signature....... :D

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I do have a macbook by me, but how do I right files to the sata hdd inside my desktop?

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I do have a macbook by me, but how do I right files to the sata hdd inside my desktop?


Sort out the files you need on your MacBook......copy to a USB stick......plug USB stick into Windows7......use TransMac (or MacDrive) in Windows to transfer files to your GPT/HFS+ HDD volume.......

I would also recommend you keeping a Leopard OS X system alongside OS X 10.6 on your desktop PC for "safety" until 10.6 is fully sorted on OSX86...... :(

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OHHH i didnt understand, but i do now!

So i tried one way, where you restore the Retail disc to a partition on your hard drive and use chameleon rc1 to boot to it and then try and it install it that way
i got SL to boot with everything but sound working, acording to the system profiler thing BUT when i was installing it i got a greyscreen of death the first time and a KP the second time. that was my first KP EVER! it was very scary. :(
there wasnt a real way to check what happened when i got the KP, so im just gonna start fresh.

anyways, ill get my 8GB flash drive tomorrow, so i guess ill be reinstalling leo tonight :/


thanks so much dude, youve been a great help!

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Of course! I am retarded I forgot I had macdrive so I can put stuff on there. I will let you know if I hit anymore problems thanks man.

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so i just reinstalled leo, and it wont show me the UUID in disk utility, only the USB serial number, is there anything else i could use to find the UUID?

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I just successfully installed the SL onto a separate GPT HDD by following verdant's guide. However, I can only boot it from usb stick. my computer wont load the newly installed chameleon instead it just load windows 7 on another hard disk. I tried to easybcd but windows 7 doesnt recognize the GUID hd which I installed SL on. I also tried to set the boot flag on SL hd and the computer not even boot. Anyone know how to sort this out?

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I just successfully installed the SL onto a separate GPT HDD by following verdant's guide. However, I can only boot it from usb stick. my computer wont load the newly installed chameleon instead it just load windows 7 on another hard disk. I tried to easybcd but windows 7 doesnt recognize the GUID hd which I installed SL on. I also tried to set the boot flag on SL hd and the computer not even boot. Anyone know how to sort this out?


This problem is probably to do with your GPT HDD ownership.....

Right-click on the target OS X HDD volume icon on your Desktop -> Get Info. If the checkbox next to "Ignore ownership on this volume" is checked then click on padlock symbol to authenticate and UNCHECK the checkbox.

Then to ensure that the target OS X HDD volume's root directory is owned by the root user, go to Terminal and type: (note 0:0 is equiavlent to root:wheel)

sudo chown 0:0 /Volumes/"your target OS X HDD volume name"/

which should enable you to boot from your SL HDD..... :)


so i just reinstalled leo, and it wont show me the UUID in disk utility, only the USB serial number, is there anything else i could use to find the UUID?


You need to highlight the GPT/HFS+ volume icon NOT the USB device icon in the Disk Utility side bar, then click on Info button in the top menu bar........ ;)

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Hey Verdant,

For the advice given above about changing the drives ownership from the desktop...is there a way I could this from Windows 7? I don't have a leopard install on my desktop, but I do have a macbook. Also in the step where you ask to install osx86tools or the efi thing, how can I do that from Windows 7?

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Hey Verdant,

For the advice given above about changing the drives ownership from the desktop...is there a way I could this from Windows 7? I don't have a leopard install on my desktop, but I do have a macbook. Also in the step where you ask to install osx86tools or the efi thing, how can I do that from Windows 7?



I don't think your can do the GFX thing from windows. What graphics card do you have? How much memory does it have? I'll pm you with the string.



And thanks verdant! I totally didn't see that. Lol. I tried like four times to restore the snowleo disk to my flash drive but I Keely getting this one I/O error. So I ripped the DMG usuing the "new image" option in diskutility and I'm going to try and restore that onto the flash drive

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Hey Verdant,

For the advice given above about changing the drives ownership from the desktop...is there a way I could this from Windows 7? I don't have a leopard install on my desktop, but I do have a macbook. Also in the step where you ask to install osx86tools or the efi thing, how can I do that from Windows 7?


When you run the installer on the USB Flash Drive go into Disk Utilities as usual because it should see the HDD you are installing to.....

You can initially try booting without the EFI string under device-properties in com.apple.Boot.plist by booting the HDD with -v -x.....

I don't think your can do the GFX thing from windows. What graphics card do you have? How much memory does it have? I'll pm you with the string.



And thanks verdant! I totally didn't see that. Lol. I tried like four times to restore the snowleo disk to my flash drive but I Keely getting this one I/O error. So I ripped the DMG usuing the "new image" option in diskutility and I'm going to try and restore that onto the flash drive


I normally make my OS X Install DVD images [.dmg] (or indeed any CD or DVD image) in Disk Utility by highlighting the disk in the sidebar -> File -> New -> Disk Image from diskXsY (Mac OS X Install DVD)....leaving Image Format as Compressed and Encryption as None....... ;)

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haha so i got image ripped to my desktop on osx and then restored it with out any errors
and then i boot to the flash drive on chameleon and i boot into Verbose mode
and then i get a KP, and this time i followed all your directions from the start!.

right before the kp it says

Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCpupowermanagement) and then some random numbers and letters

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task



what should i do?

i am dualbooting snow/leo
with cham rc1 on my flash drive with the netkasefi10 boot file

PS
could this be used for future purposes?
http://www.insanelym...howtopic=185823


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i used that thing and i got the same error :/

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I don't think your can do the GFX thing from windows. What graphics card do you have? How much memory does it have? I'll pm you with the string.



And thanks verdant! I totally didn't see that. Lol. I tried like four times to restore the snowleo disk to my flash drive but I Keely getting this one I/O error. So I ripped the DMG usuing the "new image" option in diskutility and I'm going to try and restore that onto the flash drive


Thanks Rohizzle,

I have a Geforce 8800 Ultra with 768mb

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Thanks Rohizzle,

I have a Geforce 8800 Ultra with 768mb


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060000000101060000000101060000007fff04000e0000004e00560050004d0000002000000001000
000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000220000005600520041004d002c0074
006f00740061006c00730069007a006500000008000000000000301c0000006400650076006900630
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203838303020556c747261204f70656e474c20456e67696e65205b4546495d

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haha so i got image ripped to my desktop on osx and then restored it with out any errors
and then i boot to the flash drive on chameleon and i boot into Verbose mode
and then i get a KP, and this time i followed all your directions from the start!.

right before the kp it says




what should i do?

i am dualbooting snow/leo
with cham rc1 on my flash drive with the netkasefi10 boot file

PS
could this be used for future purposes?
http://www.insanelym...howtopic=185823


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i used that thing and i got the same error :/


Your KP referring to com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement is indicating that for some reason NullCPUPowerManagement.kext is not taking over from the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext......?

Let me try a couple of things and get back to you when I can......

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Your KP referring to com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement is indicating that for some reason NullCPUPowerManagement.kext is not taking over from the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext......?

Let me try a couple of things and get back to you when I can......




ok thanks :)
does have anything to do with leo and snowleo being on the same HDD but different partitions

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ok thanks :blink:
does have anything to do with leo and snowleo being on the same HDD but different partitions


My view is that the kext utility did not build the the Extensions.mkext cache file pathway to NullCPUPowerManagement.kext in /Extra/Extensions properly (although it is probably setting the kext permissions correctly which is important)......so delete the Extensions.mkext cache file from /Extra on your USB flash drive OS X Installer.....

If an Extensions.mkext file is not present in /Extra the kexts in /Extra/Extensions will be loaded directly......the Extensions.mkext cache file being more of a convenience than a necessity at bootup in terms of a somewhat reduced bootup time; being a cached version of all the kexts in the Extensions folder, resulting in faster loading of the extensions at boot.

OS X continues to use the Extensions.mkext file until its modified date is different from that of the Extensions folder itself; at which point, it reverts to loading them from the Extensions folder and then re-creates the Extensions.mkext file......in Leopard (BUT NOT Snow Leopard at present) booting with -f forces the kexts to be loaded from the Extensions folder at bootup and then recreates the Extensions.mkext file....





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: nForce chipset + Intel CPU, nForce 650i and 680i chipset, nForce 750i and 780i chipset, nForce 790i and 790i Ultra, Possibly nForce 630i chipset


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