Hey man i havent screwed around with this computer since i got it so im just learning again about all this, anyways I have a fully working
xfx 750i motherboard
xfx 8600gt 512mb
ide 200gb hdd
running 10.6.0 retail
The thing is I need at least 10.6.2 i have all the snow support files 2.3 on a usb key with chameleon 2.0 rc3 i boot off of(i just never transfered anything over to hdd) I tried to go straight to 10.6.4 and i get kernel panic so im glad i did time machine before i tried it now after 2 hrs of restoring im asking am i doing anything wrong or do i have the wrong file list to use anything higher then 6.0? should i have the support files in the s/l/e folder after updating with kext helper?
First of all, assuming you have followed part B in post #1, you should read Part C and D again carefully, as you do not need all the support files.........these parts explain exactly what kexts are needed and where they should go......note that you should have in /Extra/Extensions/:
EITHER fakesmc.kext (v1 or v2) and NullCPUPowerManagement.kext (preferred option)
OR netkas' Snow Leopard dsmos.kext and Kabyl's Leopard Disabler.kext (only if preferred option results in kernel panics)
NOT both or a mix of both...........plus the other kexts mentioned as essential........
Also download and run the standalone 10.6.4 Combo Update installer
..........backup your OS X system to the 2nd OS X volume I hope you have set up (as I recommend) and quit all open applications before running the installer............if you have any problems, then boot in verbose Safe Mode (i.e. boot with -v -x) and then re-run the Combo Update Installer..........running OS X installers in Safe Mode can be very effective at solving system problems because of what Safe Mode accomplishes.......see here
Note that TimeMachine backups will not be directly bootable because the HDD bootloader is not backed up with the OS X system backup.......