Will my update be much different? Do I still need to backup the kernel as I am not using a legacy one? What do you use to install new kexts?
well if you have a working vanilla install then you should be ok. Probably still need the 10.6.3 sleepenabler.kext just d/l 'kext utility' and all you do is drop the kext on top of the app and it will back up and install.
Use osxtools to back up your current kernel just in case you cant boot. Also its always a good idea to use CCC to clone your drive before making changes.
What can I say, you are a genius! I successfully installed SL last night using Hazard CD with all the settings you recommended (apart from the legacy hardware, as predicted). In only a few hours I was putting together some tunes in Logic 9 like a pro (NOT!).
I have two more things I want to achieve:
1.) Install my new firewire card and get m-audio firewire solo working (I am praying my new card works!)
2.) Install SL from scratch using retail disc and only required kexts
I will keep you posted as I will hopefully get my new card today.
I can't tell you how happy I am! Runs like a dream, nice and quick (helps with 4GB RAM). One question I did have was whether you are running the 64bit version?
Again thanks very much!
Genius? hahah you wouldn't say that if you saw my trial and error method in action. Persistent is more like it.
Im running in 32bit mode, its more stable on a legacy kernel from what I understand.
Im jealous of your vanilla capable kernel.
Actually I bought a TP-link gigabit ethernet card but cant get it to work yet, strange most people say it works out of the box. Which ethernet are you using? and do you have a 15-20 pause when booting?