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This doesn't take a long time. I don't know why you'd want to make it faster. If it's because you're lazy or don't want to learn about the process this probably isn't for you,

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ok thanks,

install went fine... but at first boot after loading some modules

"still waiting for root device"
or
"ebios read error device timeout"

edit:
after checking sata config and install sata drivers it looks like this:
http://image-upload..../b4eb96711c.jpg

edit2:
must it be on a primary partition? because i installed it one a logic one

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updated to 10.6.6

no problems didn't even have to use my backed up sound kept????

im using old school config sorry if anything just back up applhda.kext and hdaenabler.kext and hit the button ( ps no sleep enabler on my config )

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must be on primary
what extensions you enabled when installing from iatkos?

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updated to 10.6.6 using software update

went fine, had a bit of problem with start and had to reboot but fine since, just to update if anyone still deciding about running the update.

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updated to 10.6.6 using software update

went fine, had a bit of problem with start and had to reboot but fine since, just to update if anyone still deciding about running the update.


Thanks
Will update today

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hey guys, me once more.
i don't think that i will ever made it to 10.6.x because the usb-drive isn't booting up. as i told you on the last pages, whatever i do: when i boot from my sandisk 16gb cruzer i get a black screen with the blinking underline command that move to the third line and then nothing (i've tried it with all the last chameleon versions from 639 to 699).

yes i've done the steps in the tutorial and yes i know how to work with bios settings and os x for a long time, but why is this fck {censored} not booting up? is it the mainboard? how can i test the usb-stick? when i use my macbook and boot up via alt key the usb drive is displayed with the titel "snow leopard installation dvd" or something like the official titel of the snow leopard dvd.

and starobrno1's installation guide http://www.insanelym...p...52&st=1100# don't work either, but i've tried it only ones on my second hdd over a month ago. dunno maybe i've done there something wrong. but for all the steps above: i'm pretty shure that i'm doing it in the correct way :-/

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hey guys, me once more.
i don't think that i will ever made it to 10.6.x because the usb-drive isn't booting up. as i told you on the last pages, whatever i do: when i boot from my sandisk 16gb cruzer i get a black screen with the blinking underline command that move to the third line and then nothing (i've tried it with all the last chameleon versions from 639 to 699).

yes i've done the steps in the tutorial and yes i know how to work with bios settings and os x for a long time, but why is this fck {censored} not booting up? is it the mainboard? how can i test the usb-stick? when i use my macbook and boot up via alt key the usb drive is displayed with the titel "snow leopard installation dvd" or something like the official titel of the snow leopard dvd.

and starobrno1's installation guide http://www.insanelym...p...52&st=1100# don't work either, but i've tried it only ones on my second hdd over a month ago. dunno maybe i've done there something wrong. but for all the steps above: i'm pretty shure that i'm doing it in the correct way :-/


Hey,

So when you first get the thumb drive ready you know that you've got to partition it, and I'm sure you have. But for the sake of having it covered, I'll throw it out there once more.

You get 3 options in Disk Utility:
- GUID
- Apple
- MBR

You HAVE to do GUID for the Snow Leopard install. End of story. If you want to verify that your image is good, you can partition it this way, restore the image to the thumb drive, and try booting it in your Macbook.

I will warn you, if it's a newer Macbook, it can be very stubborn about what it will boot from. I found with mine that I couldn't boot anything before 10.6.3 and it would ONLY boot the original disk that came with the computer. I tried my genuine 10.6.0 Snow Leopard disk and it would not boot it. So whether or not the USB boots on your Macbook isn't necessarily the deciding factor on whether or not it will work, unfortunately. If it's not one of the unibody ones and it doesn't boot the USB, then perhaps you may want to try a new USB drive. I use the Sandisk Cruzers without a problem.

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ok guys, i will try to use another usb-stick first, i will lend out the 8gig stick from my dad when i'm back home. thanks for all your help i really appreciate it! maybe i'm so lucky and it's only the stick. but i don't think that this will solve the problem because i've tried a chameleon installation on another 1gig stick but that didn't booted up, too. btw.: i have used a macbook first generation for the bootup test with the 16gig cruzer and around 5min. of apple logo (after i've startet the bootup from the cruzer) i've stoped it because i thought it was enough to prove that the chameleon bootup works with it. should i try it again and wait until i see the installation routine from SL?

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i have used a macbook first generation for the bootup test with the 16gig cruzer and around 5min. of apple logo (after i've startet the bootup from the cruzer) i've stoped it because i thought it was enough to prove that the chameleon bootup works with it. should i try it again and wait until i see the installation routine from SL?


Make sure you get to the GUI. Maybe you've got a bad image? 5 minutes is a long time too.

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Hi everybody,

After using this motherboard since a while now, I discovered strange things about GFX performances. Everything else is working fine and fast :D
First of all, here's my rig :
P6tse
i7 960
6go DDR 1600 kingston hyper X
installed with files provided here, dsdt from i7 965 (which is the same for i7 960), P6t se kexts (fakescm and p6tse.kext) chamelon RC5 provided here (many version tried). no smbios.
apple.com.boot.plist used
<key>DSDT</key>
<string>/Extra/DSDT.aml</string>
<key>GenerateCStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GeneratePStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1920x1200x32</string>
<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>boot-uuid=B889B66B-628D-3252-8FA4-7AA8A14E59A7 rd=*uuid</string>
<key>Quiet Boot</key>
<string>no</string>
<key>Timeout</key>
<string>1</string>

I use boot-uuid to be able to start from different hard drives with the same boot, the only way for me to reach the right partition. Btw, If anybody know another way to proceed...you welcome.

here's my GFX:
geforce GTX 285

cable lenght : x16
speed link : 2.5 GT/s
from PCI Info

Now the problem.

With a fresh install of SL 10.6.3 I ran cinebench 11.5 and the results are 28. Then If I update to 10.6.5 my results are falling to 15... without doing anything else
I tried from scratch again and same results. This WE I had the unportunity to try this with a P6T deluxe V2 and I had the same results....

Anybody to help me with that problem ? it's really boring me.

Thank you guys

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someone on the 10.6.5 update topic had the same issue
his solution: erase everything and install again and use comboupdate
dont know if it will work

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Thanks for your reply, but it Won't work. I already did that... I also tried last nvidia drivers, but it doesn't work at all...

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Hi everybody,

After using this motherboard since a while now, I discovered strange things about GFX performances. Everything else is working fine and fast :)
First of all, here's my rig :
P6tse
i7 960
6go DDR 1600 kingston hyper X
installed with files provided here, dsdt from i7 965 (which is the same for i7 960), P6t se kexts (fakescm and p6tse.kext) chamelon RC5 provided here (many version tried). no smbios.
apple.com.boot.plist used
<key>DSDT</key>
<string>/Extra/DSDT.aml</string>
<key>GenerateCStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GeneratePStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1920x1200x32</string>
<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>boot-uuid=B889B66B-628D-3252-8FA4-7AA8A14E59A7 rd=*uuid</string>
<key>Quiet Boot</key>
<string>no</string>
<key>Timeout</key>
<string>1</string>

I use boot-uuid to be able to start from different hard drives with the same boot, the only way for me to reach the right partition. Btw, If anybody know another way to proceed...you welcome.

here's my GFX:
geforce GTX 285

cable lenght : x16
speed link : 2.5 GT/s
from PCI Info

Now the problem.

With a fresh install of SL 10.6.3 I ran cinebench 11.5 and the results are 28. Then If I update to 10.6.5 my results are falling to 15... without doing anything else
I tried from scratch again and same results. This WE I had the unportunity to try this with a P6T deluxe V2 and I had the same results....

Anybody to help me with that problem ? it's really boring me.

Thank you guys


Yes you simply need to add your device ID in GraphicsPowerManagement.kext the MacPro3,1 & 4,1 has keys for the GTX 285 but they are set to a different vendor ID.. Solved my problem :)

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k next try: guid cruzer with 8gb and os x 10.6.4 retail dvd restored. boots up via alt into setup on my macbook black first generation. but not! on my p6t. a friend of mine has installed a vanila-kernel on another asus mobo (dunno the name) and it only bootet into the usb-stick with chameloen, when he used mbr.
i will try it again, again and again ... for heaven's sake.

even without any other usb drives, usb printer, cardreader or any other devices in the usb-ports and without any hdd connected to the sata ports, no bootup from usb. 3 lines blinking underline

next interessting part: thought about a bios update from 0808 to 0908. so i've put the rom onto the guid partioned usb-flash drive, bootet into the ez flash 2 bios utility and geting the error: There are no any existing drives!
har: my p6t-se can't read guid?


next question: when I use my old chameleon installation on my raptor where 10.5.7 is installed, i can select the usb-flash drive where my SL is restored to with the needed kexts, boot.plist etc.
when i select the usb-drive within this chameleon bootloader, which extra folder is used? the one on my raptor (where chameleon is booting from), or the usb-kexts?

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Hey, so my 4850 is starting to have problems (crashes every once in a while), so I'm in need of a new graphics card. I may spend 20 measly dollars on one to get me by in the near future, then buy a new one, but I want one that will be able to play most, if not every game at 1920 x 1080 res at medium high-high graphics settings. It also needs to work with Snow Leopard, of course. Any suggestions? DX11 would be a plus, but I'm not sure how Snow Leopard handles the new Radeon 50006000 series or the GTX 400/500 series, but those would be preferable. Thanks everybody!

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Hey, so my 4850 is starting to have problems (crashes every once in a while), so I'm in need of a new graphics card. I may spend 20 measly dollars on one to get me by in the near future, then buy a new one, but I want one that will be able to play most, if not every game at 1920 x 1080 res at medium high-high graphics settings. It also needs to work with Snow Leopard, of course. Any suggestions? DX11 would be a plus, but I'm not sure how Snow Leopard handles the new Radeon 50006000 series or the GTX 400/500 series, but those would be preferable. Thanks everybody!


Do NOT get a Fermi card (GTX4xx/5xx). They're "supported" but my experience with them has been dreadful. Nothing but random KPs and freezes. I've heard the 5770 is a good ATI card to use, otherwise if you can get an older GTX 285 that's a good choice too.

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Hello all,

I have a very interesting problem that I am encountering. First of all, I did have a working snow leopard installation a few years back which I followed Searay's guide for the Asus P6T non-deluxe motherboard. Everything was working wonderful. After a few months I formatted the snow leopard install and installed windows 7 instead. In the past few months I have bought an OCZ VERTEX 2 120GB SSD and installed windows 7 on their, making it my primary boot hd and storing all the bulky stuff on my 1TB hd.
I have decided to install snow leopard again onto my 1TB hard drive, so I followed this guide
I go to boot from the usb flash drive (boot loader) and I get the backslash rotating for a millisecond and freezing in this position "\" and the cursor blinking underneath it. And that's all it does. I left it for about 30 min and nothing happened. Now the weirder part, I unplugged my hd, ssd, and DVD drive (all SATA) rebooted and the boot loader magically appeared. I own the same system I used before to install snow leopard, the only difference is the ssd. I tried unplugging the ssd and the same backslash and blinking cursor occurs. Once I unplug all sata drives I can load boot loader, etc. What is going here? Any one encounter this? Please if any one can help I would greatly appreciate it.

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Hello all,

I have a very interesting problem that I am encountering. First of all, I did have a working snow leopard installation a few years back which I followed Searay's guide for the Asus P6T non-deluxe motherboard. Everything was working wonderful. After a few months I formatted the snow leopard install and installed windows 7 instead. In the past few months I have bought an OCZ VERTEX 2 120GB SSD and installed windows 7 on their, making it my primary boot hd and storing all the bulky stuff on my 1TB hd.
I have decided to install snow leopard again onto my 1TB hard drive, so I followed this guide
I go to boot from the usb flash drive (boot loader) and I get the backslash rotating for a millisecond and freezing in this position "\" and the cursor blinking underneath it. And that's all it does. I left it for about 30 min and nothing happened. Now the weirder part, I unplugged my hd, ssd, and DVD drive (all SATA) rebooted and the boot loader magically appeared. I own the same system I used before to install snow leopard, the only difference is the ssd. I tried unplugging the ssd and the same backslash and blinking cursor occurs. Once I unplug all sata drives I can load boot loader, etc. What is going here? Any one encounter this? Please if any one can help I would greatly appreciate it.


Try Chameleon RC5. You're using an older bootloader--either PCI EFI or Chameleon RC4. There are some significant improvements.

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Just updated to 10.6.7.

No visible issues. Sound works without a need to reinstall the patched kext.





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