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Guys,

Is it okay to install 10.6.1 software update? Ive used the install to system partition (/extra) in the install script. Don't want to mess anything up as it is running great at the moment.

Thx


Had no problems with the 10.6.1 update but......
When I did 10.6.2 update crashed my system! Had to do a complete new install on different HD. Used that copy of snow leopard to remove all non apple original kext from the first install. After I did that I was able to boot from my original HD without problems. Then I just reinstalled the kext I needed for my sound and Ethernet. It was wierd?

How to install SL with only one blank HDD? It`s possible?

My conf:
Proc - Core i7
MB - DX58SO
VC - Palit 4870


Do the Bios update for your board and you can use the retail disc there is a tutorial on the first page of this string!

I am currently posting this from my freshly updated 10.6.1 /extra install, so i can testify that you are in fact able to install any and all updates once you get everything installed and working.


I noticed that your CPU says it is a 2.7 GHz for some reason apple is pulling that mine is only a 2.33 GHz and my memory is DDR2 and 800 MHz when I have the 920 i7 and patriot 1333MHz ram. Do you have any Idea of how I can fix this, is it under clocking my processor and ram?

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I am currently posting this from my freshly updated 10.6.1 /extra install, so i can testify that you are in fact able to install any and all updates once you get everything installed and working.



I also have the 10.6.1 on my machine. Is it possible to update to 10.6.2?

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Hey guys just a heads up, do not update to Snow Leopard 10.6.2 Apparently it will not boot... I am in the process of reinstalling to try and figure the problem out.

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I did the install suggested by Bernfeld in this post. The update to 10.6.1 was ok and now I am still waiting for someone to update to 10.6.2 first.

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all you need for a perfect 10.6.2 (the same if you're updating from 10.6 or 10.6.1):

1.chameleon 2 rc3 (+pc_efi 10.5, check netkas blog for "boot" file)

2.a "smbios.plist" in "extra", with the right info for better detection of the system in "about this mac" and "system profiler" (if you don't know how to get it, learn or tell...and i'll help...noob way...less effort!)

3.this up to date kexts...see attachment!

p.s.: there's a kext for video in there, if you don't want to deal with efi strings in "com.apple.Boot.plist"

thx to the starter of this topic...good job!...keep it up to date, if you will and can...!

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plus "sleep" 10.6.2(10.2.0 kernel)...

fix audio after sleep...(/etc/ it's a hidden folder!)...

http://thireus.darey...akes-from-sleep

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all you need for a perfect 10.6.2 (the same if you're updating from 10.6 or 10.6.1):

1.chameleon 2 rc3 (+pc_efi 10.5, check netkas blog for "boot" file)

2.a "smbios.plist" in "extra", with the right info for better detection of the system in "about this mac" and "system profiler" (if you don't know how to get it, learn or tell...and i'll help...noob way...less effort!)

3.this up to date kexts...see attachment!

p.s.: there's a kext for video in there, if you don't want to deal with efi strings in "com.apple.Boot.plist"

thx to the starter of this topic...good job!...keep it up to date, if you will and can...!



Thx a lot User! This is GREAT!

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hi,

here's my setup
intel smackover dx58so
i7 975
6gb dd3
a raid 0 Wd500 blu array AT Os level (not bios level raid 0).

The point is:
i can't manage to boot from disk.....
only with CD insterted in....why?
i followed the step-by-step procedure but no luck (even the network isn't working)...
Could it be coz the MOBO tries to boot from A single disk, while they're a raid set??

thanks in advance.

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Just a little update, I have always had big problems with trying to get wireless cards to work on my Hackintosh's, but today I received a nice little usb wirless n thumb drive. I thought I was going to have to get crazy searching forums to get this guy to work, but as it turns out this is a Hackpro's best friend! All I did was plug it in and away it went. I had to install software first but other than that it works like a charm no problems and no sweat. I am sharing this because I have always had issues with wirless internet on these things. So here is what I got
802.11n/g/b Wireless USB 2.0

and these are the drivers, I downloaded them from the Ralink website for this wireless device.
Ralink Application

just install the application, and then plug in your wireless thumb drive, and the rest is smooth sailing, this thing is very fast on a wireless n network. This is also very affordable at $39.99

I guess the only con is that Snow Leopard doesn't see it as a airport card but that doesn't really matter for me. After you have started your mac the Ralink application will open up but once it connects you can close it.

Hope this was helpful to somebody. I just posted it here because I figured it would help out other Intel DX58SO owners, since that is the only hackmac I have tested this on.

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Guys, just confirm you have working Firewire on dx58so? Do you?
Struggling to make it work. Any hints?

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Guys, just confirm you have working Firewire on dx58so? Do you?
Struggling to make it work. Any hints?


I was able to get the firewire 400 to work and also an add in card that supports firewire 800. I didn't do anything special it just worked.

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I was able to get the firewire 400 to work and also an add in card that supports firewire 800. I didn't do anything special it just worked.


Mine spits errors like "ERROR: FireWire unable to determine security-mode; defaulting to full-secure."

Which add in card do you have (i want fw800 as well)?

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I think my guide is so far more simplified and gives a cleaner install of snow. I wrote it on projectosx forums: http://www.projectos...;st=0#entry3173

Any suggestions



Bernfeld thanks for such an easy guide it worked flawlessly. I do have one issue and that's to try to fix the no audio after sleep fix. I went to the link you suggested and I have one issue. It talks about getting the files rc.sleep and rc.wakeup from /etc. I went to the directory and have do not have these file. Any suggestions on what to do to find these files???

Thanks for all you have contributed in the past.

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Bernfeld thanks for such an easy guide it worked flawlessly. I do have one issue and that's to try to fix the no audio after sleep fix. I went to the link you suggested and I have one issue. It talks about getting the files rc.sleep and rc.wakeup from /etc. I went to the directory and have do not have these file. Any suggestions on what to do to find these files???

Thanks for all you have contributed in the past.

Xwing61


1. Install VoodooHDA.kext + SleepEnabler.kext (if are not...but i guess they are...)
2. Install sleepwatcher 2.0.5
3. Make hidden files visible, go to root partition...
4. Go to etc and modify rc. files or just replace with this already modified...
5. Make files hidden again...
6. Try audio after sleep...and yeah don't thank me...thank the guy who made all...

http://thireus.darey...akes-from-sleep

7. Issue...what issue...?

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Dear Participants,
1)I am having the following problem: everytime the computer goes to sleep, I only can wake it by mouse and not by keyboard. Does anyone have the same problem?


2) I am going to buy a magic mouse and an apple wireless keyboard. But first I need to buy a bluetooth USB adapter.
Any suggestions?


SL 10.6.2
DX58SO
i7 920

This is a tutorial for installing a completely updatable retail copy of Snow Leopard on the Intel DX58SO. I have noticed that there are a lot of people with this board that would like to upgrade to Snow Leopard but you have to try and adapt other motherboard tutorials to this motherboard. This tutorial is completely for DX58SO it may work with other motherboards but I'm focusing just on this one.

I would first like to give thanks to digital_dreamer for his tutorial on the Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 which is the major contributer for getting Snow Leopard working on the DX58SO, we are going to be using his patch installer which is tweaked slightly to accommodate the DX58SO motherboard, and here we go!

Before we start I just want to say that I have used this method on two Hackintosh's with the same specs using the same motherboard, and both installs went flawlessly, my specs are...

Intel DX58SO motherboard
Core i7 920 cpu
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT
6gb OCZ 1333 ram

-First of all you are going to want 2 hard drives, this doesn't mean 2 partions, but 2 physical hard drives, we will call the hardrive that will ultimately have SL on it your primary drive and we will call the other your secondary drive, this will have iAtkos or any other previous version of leopard on it.
-Now that you have 2 hardrives you will want to go to your motherboard bios and change a few things,
-Change CPU Cores to "1"
-Turn Hyperthreading Off
-Under the Advanced tab go to drive configuration and change IDE to AHCI
You will be able to turn your cores back to all and hyper threading back on after the install finishes.
-now you want to make sure that your secondary drive is set as your first boot drive in the boot order.
-You will want to proceed with installing iAtkos 5i on this drive, I use this because its an easy install, here is a short tutorial for getting this installed

http://www.hackint0s....htm#post411526

-now that we have iAtkos installed we want to boot into Leopard. Make sure both drives are connected at this point, but use the Secondary drive as the first boot drive.
-Once booted into IAtkos insert your retail Snow Leopard DVD into your dvd drive or mount your iso to the desktop, The iso method is slightly faster.
-With the DX58SO Mobo Patcher, click RUN-PATCH_INSTALLER and type your password

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-Now choose the primary hardrive where you want to install Snow Leopard, make sure you have formatted it with GUID Partion Table partion scheme in Disk Utitlity.

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- Next you will want to choose your install type, I choose EFI Partion

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-Now you will be at the main page where you can have a lot of fun customizing your install but first we should focus on getting SL installed and working.

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-type 1 and press enter, this will go through the whole install process so you don't need to worry about forgetting something important
-You will now need to choose your bootloader, I choose Chameleon 2.0 RC3 since it now supports SL
- You will now be asked if you would like to set target partion as active, this is really for /extra install type but I choose yes anyway, this doesn't change anything because EFI has to be active partion
-Now if you have your retail SL DVD in your DVD drive or your ISO mounted it will open it up to start installing SL on your primary Hardrive, "IMPORTANT" make sure before you start installing the SL you click customize and unlick all of the extra installs, they will cause issues and your install will fail. you can install these after you have installed and booted into SL by opening your iso or dvd and clicking the optional installs folder then optional installs.mpkg
-after SL installs, you will want to continue with the patcher.
-The kext installer will now install all of the appropriate kext for the Intel DX58SO, if you want to add additional kext, navigate to the kexts_10.6 folder and add where you need them, you can find additional kext in the _repository folder inside each category, this is important if you are using a video card other than an Nvidia card.
-Now the installer should update boot caches automatically.
-The next step is the dsdt patcher, run this and you are practically done!
-Now the patcher should be done and you will want to test out your new system!
-Restart your computer, and change your hardrive boot order to boot the primary hardrive with your new SL install.
-you should be able to hear the music as it shows the flying words in other languages. More than likely your video will look choppy and ugly but at least you have sound with first boot!
-Fill out the required information, now you should be on your desktop.
-This step is for your video card, so that you can have full use of your video card including Quarts Extreme and Vram.
-Download the OSx86Toools below, and open it, click Add EFI String/Boot Flag then click GFX Strings at the top, now choose your graphics card, if your card is not in the list and you have a GeForce card click Custom GeForce, type your password and fill out appropriate information, after you have done this click Import String to Boot Editor at the top.

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-now you should see your string at the bottom but before you leave this page set any additional information you would like, I prefer to set my resolution. Now click Apply changes to com.apple.Boot.plist

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-Restart your computer and you should be fully up and running make sure to check system profiler to make sure your graphics card is fully operational.
-At this point you can go back to your bios and turn hyper threading back on as well as turning cores back to all.

This is a website that has a number of kext that are working on Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard Kext's

And that is it! This is everything that I did to get my 2 systems up and running I hope that this helped some other DX58SO owner out there!


If you have any other questions or comments, im sure that they are answered or more thoroughly explained in digital_dreamers tutorial, this tutorial is adapted for the DX58SO motherboard.

digital_dreamers tutorial


I would like to give thanks to some people that made this whole install possible, and that have helped the Hackintosh Community in so many ways!

-digital_dreamer
-Chameleon team
-osx86tools team

and im sure many others but cant think of them at this moment.

These are the files you need to download to use this tutorial.

Intel DX58SO Mobo Patcher <----Updated 10/6/09
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Dear Participants,
1)I am having the following problem: everytime the computer goes to sleep, I only can wake it by mouse and not by keyboard. Does anyone have the same problem?


2) I am going to buy a magic mouse and an apple wireless keyboard. But first I need to buy a bluetooth USB adapter.
Any suggestions?


SL 10.6.2
DX58SO
i7 920


Not here!...microsoft keyboard+mouse (2000+1000)!

Why not buy a whole mac pro!!!...just a thought...The whole idea is to run osx on non apple hardware...and run it flawlessly...!

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Updated pack with new fakesmc.kext...

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I bought a Wireless PCI adapter TL-wn851N...
I am running a 10.6.2 SL...
Although the Airport is recognized, it freezes my SL or gives me KP....
Does anyone know how to solve it?

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First off thanks Juiceman for such a good guide. Using it I was able to get my Hackintosh up and running.

The issue I'm running into is the network kext. I've used the Mobo patch installer to install the Intel Intel82566MM driver and the RealtekR1000SL driver. I've installed them together and one at a time, and nothing helps.

The way I've tested it opening System Preferences > Network. I'm expecting to see a window say I have a new device and to configure it.

Is it possible I'm not doing it right? Once I've loaded the kext file in /Volumes/EFI/Extra/Stored_Kexts and/or /Volumes/EFI/Extra/Stored_Kexts/_For_System what should I do?

Thanks for all your help.

Note: I've downloaded the above mentioned drivers from http://stellarola.tu...repare-yourself as well and loaded them in and it still doesn't work.

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Couple of things.

+1 to confirm safe update from 10.6.0 to 10.6.1 using the Juiceman install script and extra files in extra folder.

I have used Belkin mini bluetooth adapter (F8T016ng) to successfully connect new magic mouse via BT.
My 'Hackintosh' has an Apple 30" cinema display and apple keyboard too. Who says you have to stick to PC hardware to run a hackintosh?

I'm still scared to do a 10.6.2 update as my 10.6.1. is running so stable. If anyone can put together a step-by-step walkthrough based on Juiceman's installer script that would be great!





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