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I have just updated Snow Leopard to 10.6.1 using Apple Software Update - crossed fingers and all worked fine!! :D

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I tried installing Snow again from inside snow using this guide. It installed, but I cannot get Chameleon to install, says failed? Any ideas


Install with this guide Blackosx

He has a bootcd available that will do a 100% vanilla perfect install.

Don't use the OSInstall.mpkg anymore... it causes way to may KP's and doesn't install correctly leaving hidden folders exposed and Disk Utility to not work.

Hands down the most current and highly successful method is with Blackosx bootcd!!! :D

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I think i may try the BLACKOSX method as I just came across permissions and ownership issues after my update to 10.6.1

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I think i may try the BLACKOSX method as I just came across permissions and ownership issues after my update to 10.6.1

My recommendation: wait for tseug, he will show us the way. I've been very happy following his guides from 10.5.5 on up.

- can I boot again after install of 10.6. to my old 10.5.8 install with the new chameleon 2 rc3 r658 ??

Yes, you should be able to select your old 10.5.8 installation from the Chameleon GUI and boot from that disk. I still have a 10.5.7 install that I can boot from via Chameleon, as well as 10.6.

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BlackOSX method worked out great. Not only that, it's the more thorough and well written guides or series of guides out there. Often times other guides are a bit ambiguously in the way it is written.

I think the most important thing is getting a good DSDT files for your motherboard/graphic. BlackOSX also has a good guide on how to accomplish this.

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OK so 10.6.1 update is out - anyone updated yet?


Yes. No problems.

I think i may try the BLACKOSX method as I just came across permissions and ownership issues after my update to 10.6.1


Could you be more specific?

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...Don't use the OSInstall.mpkg anymore... it causes way to may KP's and doesn't install correctly leaving hidden folders exposed and Disk Utility to not work...


I installed Snow Leo using OSInstall.mpkg from another Snow Leo machine (MacBook Pro), don't have any problems. No permissions problems, Disk Utility working. I am trying 10.6.1 update via Software Update right now, I will report the results ASAP.

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I installed using the boot cd method, using SL as the host OS, all fine on the new install, including 64bit kernel and DU works. 10.6.1 update also fine.

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Update to 10.6.1 using Software Update 100% succesfull on GA-P35-DS4! :)

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10) Open /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist in an editor. Put arch=x86_32 in kernel flags in /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist. Keep the file open.


but can´t we put arch=x86_64 instead of 32? in case of 64 bits compatible CPU's? (Intel Q6600)

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but can´t we put arch=x86_64 instead of 32? in case of 64 bits compatible CPU's? (Intel Q6600)

See post #20 earlier in this thread. If you're OK with no Bonjour, then I guess yes.

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Update to 10.6.1 using Software Update 100% succesfull on GA-P35-DS4! ;)

So, no rerun of tseug's GA-P35-DS4 Snow Pack.pkg required?

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So, no rerun of tseug's GA-P35-DS4 Snow Pack.pkg required?


Nope

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Everithing's gone well but at the end I got the bad KP.
Any ideas ?? ;)

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Everithing's gone well but at the end I got the bad KP.
Any ideas ?? :wacko:

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You're running the 64 bit kernel which means you did something wrong.

I'm releasing a boot CD approach later today, once I'm done testing. I recommend you try that instead.

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You're running the 64 bit kernel which means you did something wrong.

I'm releasing a boot CD approach later today, once I'm done testing. I recommend you try that instead.

First, thanks for your time Tseug.
Secondly, I added the kernel flags as warned, so what's wrong with it?

Probably I got it installed wrong 'cause I run the installer from a 10.5.5 osx ?

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First, thanks for your time Tseug.
Secondly, I added the kernel flags as warned, so what's wrong with it?

Probably I got it installed wrong 'cause I run the installer from a 10.5.5 osx ?


You did boot from the drive containing the SL partition, right?

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You did boot from the drive containing the SL partition, right?


Yes, correct, I got only one drive with three partitions.

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See post #20 earlier in this thread. If you're OK with no Bonjour, then I guess yes.

Well, using the modified ifconfig from here bonjour is working just fine in 64 bit mode

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Boot CD approach now available. Guide updated.

I decided against adding the new Realtek network driver as it breaks network in 64 bit kernel mode. I guess we have to wait for a 64-bit version.

Chameleon RC3 is now included in the installer.





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