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I'm forcing the kernel to run 32 bit, not SL. The only reason is to enable RealtekR1000.kext which in turn enables Bonjour. If you don't care about Bonjour you can run in 64 bit kernel mode.


Ok, so I could just delete the realtek kext that the installer installs in ingnore that step.

Which is the right link for your installer? The first link fails running the "postupgrade script for snowjob" the second link in post number 9 is dead?

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Ok, so I could just delete the realtek kext that the installer installs in ingnore that step.


You don't need to delete it. It will only load in 32-bit mode but there should be no adverse effects in 64-bit. Note that you can use 8 GB RAM in either mode.

Which is the right link for your installer? The first link fails running the "postupgrade script for snowjob" the second link in post number 9 is dead?


The link in the guide should be correct. /var/log/installer.log should tell you why it failed. Search for ".rb".

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Ok, here is the last section of the install log. It looks like it got a hpet runtime error.

Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: Parsing completed
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: Disassembly completed, written to "dsdt.dsl"
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: ./patcher.rb:264:in `patch_hpet': No HPET Device found (RuntimeError)
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: from ./patcher.rb:189:in `patch'
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: from ./patcher.rb:219:in `verbose'
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: from ./patcher.rb:189:in `patch'
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: from ./patcher.rb:184:in `patch'
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: from ./patcher.rb:344
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: from ./installer.rb:6:in `require'
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: from ./installer.rb:6
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: from /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall:12:in `require'
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: from /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall:12
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]:
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: Intel ACPI Component Architecture
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: AML Disassembler version 20080926 [Oct 4 2008]
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: Copyright © 2000 - 2008 Intel Corporation
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: Supports ACPI Specification Revision 3.0a
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]:
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: Handling RTC Device...
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: Patched!
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: Handling RTC Device done
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: Handling HPET Device...
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro Installer[1304]: Install failed: The following install step failed: run postinstall script for snowjob. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance.
Sep 6 18:33:09 xx-mac-pro Installer[1304]: IFDInstallController 85B590 state = 7
Sep 6 18:33:09 xx-mac-pro Installer[1304]: Displaying 'Install Failed' UI.
Sep 6 18:33:09 xx-mac-pro Installer[1304]: 'Install Failed' UI displayed message:'The following install step failed: run postinstall script for snowjob. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance.'.

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Ok, here is the last section of the install log. It looks like it got a hpet runtime error.

Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: Parsing completed
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: Disassembly completed, written to "dsdt.dsl"
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: ./patcher.rb:264:in `patch_hpet': No HPET Device found (RuntimeError)
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: from ./patcher.rb:189:in `patch'
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: from ./patcher.rb:219:in `verbose'
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: from ./patcher.rb:189:in `patch'
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: from ./patcher.rb:184:in `patch'
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: from ./patcher.rb:344
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: from ./installer.rb:6:in `require'
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: from ./installer.rb:6
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: from /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall:12:in `require'
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: from /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall:12
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]:
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: Intel ACPI Component Architecture
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: AML Disassembler version 20080926 [Oct 4 2008]
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: Copyright © 2000 - 2008 Intel Corporation
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: Supports ACPI Specification Revision 3.0a
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]:
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: Handling RTC Device...
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: Patched!
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: Handling RTC Device done
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro /Volumes/Snow/private/tmp/scripts.8gSN/./postinstall[1315]: Handling HPET Device...
Sep 6 18:33:08 xx-mac-pro Installer[1304]: Install failed: The following install step failed: run postinstall script for snowjob. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance.
Sep 6 18:33:09 xx-mac-pro Installer[1304]: IFDInstallController 85B590 state = 7
Sep 6 18:33:09 xx-mac-pro Installer[1304]: Displaying 'Install Failed' UI.
Sep 6 18:33:09 xx-mac-pro Installer[1304]: 'Install Failed' UI displayed message:'The following install step failed: run postinstall script for snowjob. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance.'.


That's pretty weird. Do you have a DSDT.aml in your installing system? Does it also do this using the standalone patcher?

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Anyway, if anyone else get errors from patcher.rb in /var/log/install.log, download and install the standalone DSDT generator. This should bail out as well. Attach the output and the dsdt.dsl file to a post in this thread and I'll look into it. :P

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I'm having some troubles with the GA-P35-DS4 Snow Leopard Installer though.

It fails running the "postupgrade script for snowjob". Any thoughs?


I had this same error. Looking at the log I saw that the /Extra and /Extra/Extensions folders did not exist on my target disk.

I don't know if this is because I installed Chameleon as EFI instead of Standard or not. Maybe someone can look more in to it. Also, I haven't finished the install yet to see if selecting EFI is a problem in general. Will comment back in a bit.

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Yep the installer tseug provided assumes you don't install Chameleon to EFI partition. Probably wouldn't be too much to modify it to allow you to select EFI or Standard - I may look at it myself once I get everything setup.

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I had this same error. Looking at the log I saw that the /Extra and /Extra/Extensions folders did not exist on my target disk.

I don't know if this is because I installed Chameleon as EFI instead of Standard or not.


It is. If you don't follow the guide you're on your own :)


Yep the installer tseug provided assumes you don't install Chameleon to EFI partition. Probably wouldn't be too much to modify it to allow you to select EFI or Standard - I may look at it myself once I get everything setup.


The easiest way to install to EFI would be to install to standard first and then move over the stuff afterwards. I try not to include too many options because I don't want to have to test them.

I'm using patcher02beta5 is yours the same one?


No. Then again, who know? (a diff would tell you, of course, but that would almost be too easy :D)

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How do you run your DSDT patcher? Do I need ruby on rails installed?


You need to run it in the terminal. That is, type ./patcher.rb from within the patcher directory.

I added your boot file and now I can boot to 32bit & 64bit WOOT WOOT!!!
I was using Netkas v10.1 boot but I couldn't boot in 32bit only 64bit.

What version is your boot file and where is it from?

Thanks!


I got most of the kexts from here: http://www.insanelym...howtopic=182227

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Thanks Tseug for this Package.
I will try this soon.
Meanwhile, I did a successful installation of 10.6 on my own and started playing with it, and after installation of iLife 09, I had many problems and KP. :thumbsdown_anim:
I was wondering if you have ever experienced system crashes using 10.6 as delivered with your procedure ?

Thanks !
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Perfect install :thumbsdown_anim:

I've been installing on PC since 10.2, this was the first time I heard the music in the welcome movie.
Big big appreciation, well done, after so many installs, this one deserves my applause.

The whole process took 14 minutes.


For those of you that didn't understand, in step 11, the keys and hex are added to /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist
(That's why you should keep the file open in the editor).

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Can you put a screen from the System Info Categories Video ? I just wanna to see when QE/Ci is active .
Thx

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anyone know if snow leopard server would work the same way?

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First of all thanks for this tut - works great :(

After several guides, I tried this one and first time success - thank you.

MoBO: GA-EP45-DQ6
Proc: Q6600

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Can you put a screen from the System Info Categories Video ? I just wanna to see when QE/Ci is active .
Thx

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It seems I cannot generate a dsdt? Tried also with the standalone dsdt patcher same error No HPET Device found (RuntimeError)

Here's the ouput when I tried to use the stand alone. Strange because Hpet is enabled in BIOS as 64bit.

[codebox]Intel ACPI Component Architecture
AML Disassembler version 20080926 [Oct 4 2008]
Copyright © 2000 - 2008 Intel Corporation
Supports ACPI Specification Revision 3.0a

Handling RTC Device...
Patched!
Handling RTC Device done
Handling HPET Device...
/Users/xx/Downloads/patcher/patcher.rb:264:in `patch_hpet': No HPET Device found (RuntimeError)
from /Users/xx/Downloads/patcher/patcher.rb:189:in `patch'
from /Users/xx/Downloads/patcher/patcher.rb:219:in `verbose'
from /Users/xx/Downloads/patcher/patcher.rb:189:in `patch'
from /Users/xx/Downloads/patcher/patcher.rb:184:in `patch'
from /Users/xx/Downloads/patcher/patcher.rb:344

[/codebox]

I have attached the dsdt.dsl file.

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Hi,
At this moment i have 10.5.8, and want to do a clean install and use Snow Leopard.
I would like to buy a new harddrive, is a 1TB drive supported?
thnx

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What should this look like
Put arch=x86_32 in kernel flags in /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist. Keep the file open.
not sure what you mean by kernel flags

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It seems I cannot generate a dsdt? Tried also with the standalone dsdt patcher same error No HPET Device found (RuntimeError)

I have attached the dsdt.dsl file.


I have created an update based on your dsdt (and other stuff). It should work now.

Guide updated.

Can you put a screen from the System Info Categories Video ? I just wanna to see when QE/Ci is active .
Thx


It is, but for some reason it does not show up in system profiler. However, ripple effect on dashboard (CI) and cube fast user switching (QE) works.

Hi,
At this moment i have 10.5.8, and want to do a clean install and use Snow Leopard.
I would like to buy a new harddrive, is a 1TB drive supported?
thnx


Although I have not tested it, I see no reason for 1 TB to not be supported, as long as it is SATA.

What should this look like
Put arch=x86_32 in kernel flags in /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist. Keep the file open.
not sure what you mean by kernel flags


I've added a codebox to show you what I mean.

Guide updated.

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I have created an update based on your dsdt (and other stuff). It should work now.

Guide updated.


Tried again with the new installer.

Epic! worked first time. I'm writing this from 10.6.

Big thank-you tseug





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