I have successfully installed 10.6.0 on my Intel DG33TL motherboard. You might remember this board from the intel purchase program a couple years ago. In the past I've had successful installs with Kalyway up to 10.5.6 I believe and iatkos up to v7.
This, however, is a retail install.
I've been out of the game for probably 8 months or so and just came back 2 days ago.
I used the following method linked from osx86project wiki:
Yes it occurred to me that I was using a guide intended for an asus board and not intel.
I suppose this board isn't a popular one because I can't find much new information on it as it relates to snow leopard. It is my hope that posting these findings and requesting help from people far more knowledgeable than I, we can get my existing system up to 10.6.2 with everything working (perhaps wishful thinking).
Here's the rundown in easy image format:
About this mac:
Hardware overview in SP:
Wireless: I'm using a dynex PCI wireless card purchased from Best Buy. Here's the profiler SS
Graphics: I have an 8800gt card by BFG @ 512MB. Dual-DVI. I don't know if SL is just that shiny but it's a bit irritating to read on this screen. Here's what profiler sees:
How can I get the proper card identification here?
RAM: Currently I'm using 4GB of DDR2 667MHz RAM. Profiler sees something slightly different...:
I wish I had DDR3. Can this be corrected?
SATA Drives. I have a 320GB seagate SATA drive. This board uses the ICH9 chipset which appears to be correct here yes?:
USB Ports. Everything looks in order here. I do have working sound with this USB headset but no on board as of yet:
Now to give you a rundown of what things looked like on my USB stick upon install.
Here's the smbios.pslist This is how it was when I downloaded it, I didn't modify anything:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>SMbiosvendor</key> <string>Apple Inc.</string> <key>SMbiosversion</key> <string>TJ428398-42352</string> <key>SMbiosdate</key> <string>2/29/2008</string> <key>SMboardmanufacturer</key> <string>Apple Computer, Inc.</string> <key>SMboardproduct</key> <string>Mac-F42C88C8</string> <key>SMfamily</key> <string>MacPro</string> <key>SMmanufacturer</key> <string>Apple Inc.</string> <key>SMproductname</key> <string>Mac Pro 3,1</string> <key>SMserial</key> <string>0934SX45DZ</string> <key>SMsystemversion</key> <string>1.0</string> <key>SMUUID</key> <string>862F78AF-9B36-50AF-B67A-ABBA8C14A528</string> <key>SMmemtype</key> <string>24</string> <key>SMmemspeed</key> <string>1600</string> <key>SMmemmanufacter</key> <string>Apple Computer Inc.</string> <key>SMmemserial</key> <string>100000000</string> <key>SMmempart</key> <string>1</string> <!-- <key>SMexternalclock</key> <string></string> <key>SMmaximalclock</key> <string></string> --> </dict> </plist>
Here's the com.apple.Boot.plist. Again I didn't edit any files.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1920x1200x32</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string></string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>1</string> <key>device-properties</key> <string>6c0200000100000001000000600200000d00000002010c00d041030a00000000010106000001 0101060000007fff04000e0000004e00560050004d00000020000000010000000000000000000000 0 0000000000000000000000000000000220000005600520041004d002c0074006f00740061006c007 3 0069007a006500000008000000000000201c0000006400650076006900630065005f007400790070 0 0650000000f0000004e5644412c506172656e740e0000006e0061006d00650000000b00000064697 3 706c617922000000400030002c006400650076006900630065005f00740079007000650000000b00 0 000646973706c617922000000400031002c006400650076006900630065005f00740079007000650 0 00000b000000646973706c6179100000006d006f00640065006c0000001a0000006e566964696120 4 765466f726365203638303020475420000000400031002c0063006f006d007000610074006900620 0 6c00650000000e0000004e5644412c4e564d616314000000400030002c006e0061006d0065000000 1 20000004e5644412c446973706c61792d4114000000400031002c006e0061006d006500000012000 0 004e5644412c446973706c61792d4220000000400030002c0063006f006d00700061007400690062 0 06c00650000000e0000004e5644412c4e564d6163100000004e00560043004100500000001800000 0 04000000000003000c00000000000007000000001e00000072006f006d002d007200650076006900 7 30069006f006e0000002e0000006e5669646961204765466f7263652036383030204754204f70656 e 474c20456e67696e65205b4546495d</string> </dict> </plist>
Here's the extensions that were in the extra's folder:
I think that's all the info I need to provide. If you need something different, just ask.
What I want to accomplish is a proper retail install with everything working for this board. So far I'm functional. I have internet, graphics and sound...but as you can see, some stuff just looks screwy.
A couple of noted posts about this particular mobo that I've found:
Modified AHCI Controller for ICH9 - Not sure if I need to change anything at the moment because I think it's correctly identified. Am I wrong?
Link to the Wiki
Note: I believe I'm in 64bit mode currently.
Other note: When installing retail sleo, it said the installed failed at the end and could not properly identify or load the startup disk. However, the computer booted into OSX sleo and I was able to complete the setup.
Final thoughts: I have read about DSDT, Chameleon, and EFI but it's hard to process all this stuff after being out of the game for so long. I apologize for any noobery in this post. I tried to put time into it and give you lots of information. I really can't stand posts that say "Help, it's broke, and I don't know how to fix it" and then give you nothing else.
I hope there are a couple of folks out there who can help me bring the DG33TL to snow leopard for others. I haven't even restarted since I installed. If it doesn't restart properly, I'll be sure to note it
Update 1-05-10 @ 9:09pm Est - Successfully restarted. Noticed upon sending computer into restart that it failed to unmount /home/(can't remember, it flickred and then restarted)