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Some of you might remember the DG33TL Motherboard from the Intel Retail Edge purchase program back from 2007.
If you don't remember It wont matter, You are still in the right place.

Whats Working:
  • Restart
  • Shut Down
  • Onboard Sound
  • Onboard Networking Card
  • Running in 64 Bit
  • Time Machine
  • Updates (10.6.3)
  • Dual Boot using 2 different hard drives (see Extras section below)
  • Virtualize Windows 7 x64 from 2nd partition (see Extra section below)
Whats Not Working Yet:
  • Sleep: After install go to Preference > Energy Saver | Computer sleep: NEVER
  • Onboard Video
What Has Yet To Be Tested:
  • Restore From Time Machine
  • Dual Boot From a Multi Partition Hard Dive
Minor Issues:
  • Sometimes but rarely the computer will hang at the White Screen with the Apple Logo and the Spinning thing (what you see after the Chameleon boot loader) a hard restart usually fixes this. (could take more then one try)
I tried to make this easy by going step by step; you don't need to know how to use terminal.

To Install:

You will need:
  • The Following Files:
    The kext you will need: Attached File  Extra.zip   738.03KB   628 downloads The kext installer: Attached File  Kext_Helper_b7.app.zip   1.2MB   388 downloads The Boot Loader: Attached File  Chameleon_2.0_RC4.zip   882.04KB   403 downloads And Only if you have certain nVidia cards, the following file Attached File  NVEnabler_64.kext.zip   30.73KB   300 downloads (See Video Chard Section For More Info)
  • Access to another working Mac
  • USB Drive: at least 8GB
  • PCIE Video Card
  • Retail Snow Leopard Disk
  • SATA Hard Drive
Step A: Create The Image
  • From the Working Mac
  • Insert Leopard Disk
  • Open Disk Utility
  • On the Left Select "Mac OSX Install DVD"
  • Click File > New > Disk Image From "Mac OSX Install DVD"
  • Save the Image (Image Format = Compressed | Encryption = None)
  • Once the Image has been created and saved, in Disk Utility, make sure nothing is selected on the left then click Verify (top left of the window) and choose the image you just Created of "Mac OSX Install DVD"
  • Once Verification is done leave Disk Utility open and go to Step B
Step B: Setting Up the USB
  • Insert USB Drive
  • In Disk Utility select the drive on the left then click Partition on the right.
  • Under "Volume Scheme" select "1 Partition"
  • Click "Options" and make sure "GUID" is selected.
  • Name Your Drive & Click Apply
  • Once Partitioning is done leave Disk Utility open and go to Step C
Step C: Creating the USB Boot Drive
  • Using Chameleon provided in the files above and start the Instillation
  • When you reach the option to "Change Install Location" make sure you select your USB Drive and continue instillation
  • Sometimes right at the end of this install it will Fail, but don't worry, it should still work.
  • When the install finishes, using the files provided above, Unzip Extra.zip
  • Copy & Paste the unzipped "Extra" Folder, replacing the preexisting "Extra" Folder, onto the USB Drive.
  • Copy both Chameleon & Kext Helper into the Extras Folder on the USB Drive (You will need booth soon)
  • Go back to Disk Utility
  • On the Left Select your USB drive
  • On the Right Select Restore
  • Drag over your "Mac OSX Install DVD" to the Source Section
  • Drag over your USB Partition to the Destination Section
  • Make sure you UNcheck "Erase Destination"
  • Click Restore
  • Once the restore is done, go to Step D
Step D: Bios Setup
  • Go to the Computer You want to install Snow Leopard On & Insert the USB Drive
  • Boot up the Computer
  • Press F2 to enter Bios
  • Go to Advanced > Drive Configuration > Configure SATA as: AHCI
  • Hit Escape
  • Go to Boot > USB Boot: Enabled
  • Go to Boot > Boot USB Devices First: Enable (You can change this after you finish this entire install guide)
  • F10 to Save & computer reboots and go to Step E
Step E: Installation
  • After the computer restarts from Step D you should eventually see Chameleon boot up.
  • Select your USB drive and press Enter
  • Once you see Snow Leopard Install boot up, choose your Language and press the Blue Arrow ..>
  • At the top tool bar click Utilities > Disk Utility
  • Select your Hard Drive on the left
  • Under "Volume Scheme" select "1 Partition" (multi partitions have not been tested)
  • Click "Options" and make sure "GUID" is selected.
  • Name the drive (make sure there are no spaces in your drive's name)
  • Click Apply
  • Close Disk Utility
  • Finish the Install
  • Sometimes, right at the end of the install, it might Fail with the following error "Install Failed"...."the installer could not start up the computer from the disk" This is fine, Just Restart the computer.
  • Leave your USB Drive plugged in and go to Step F
Step F: Patching Snow Leopard
  • After the computer restarts from Step E you should eventually see Chameleon boot up.
  • Select your Snow Leopard Hard Drive and press Enter
  • You should eventually see the Welcome to Snow Leopard video and then see Setup Prompts
  • Once you go through the setup, open your Extras Folder on your USB Drive
  • Open Kext Helper, provided in the files above
  • Open Extensions Folder
  • Drag the .kext files from the Extensions into the largest field in the Kext Helper Program
  • Type in your password
  • Click Easy Install
  • After the install has completed close Kext Helper
  • Open Chameleon
  • When you reach the option to "Change Install Location" make sure you select your new Snow Leopard hard drive.
  • Restart your computer after Chameleon has finished the Install
  • Unplug your USB Drive before your computer reboots after Snow Leopard has shutdown.
  • Go to step G
Step G: Update & Finishing Up
  • The only thing left is to get your video card working. Read the Video Card section below, then move on.
  • Once your Video Card works you can updated Snow Leopard to 10.6.3 using Software Update
DONE!

There also are Extras/Help/Video Card information below for continued customization.
If you got this working, let us know; If not keep reading.

Video Card:
It seems the biggest problem when installing is Video Card Issues. This is what I and people In This Thread have come up with.

  • Geforce 6000, 7000, 8000 Series Cards: I have supplied the NVEnabler 64 kext in the files posted above. [again, works for most of these Nvidia Cards] Install this Video Card kext using Kext Helper and restart your computer.
  • If you have another Video Card you will need to find the proper kext for your Video Card on your own and install your Video Card's kext using Kext Helper and restart your computer.
If you cannot find your kext or are still having issues here are some other suggestions:
  • Edit boot.plst to include graphic enabler=yes.
    Path to file is: /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist
    Drag the file to your desktop, edit using text editor,
    Add the following lines to boot.plst:

    <key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
    <string>Yes</string>

    Save the file then copy it back to where it came from and replace the original.
    Restart Your computer.

  • ATI HD4670: In order to install, Snow Leopard had to boot with -x (safe mode) at every reboot until 10.6.2 combo update was installed. 10.6.2 supports ATI HD4670, previous versions of Snow Leopard do not.
Extra / Help:

What each kext does (to the best of my knowledge):
  • AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext | Has to do with the hard drives
  • fakesmc.kext | It emulates SMC device
  • Intel82566MM.kext | Onboard Ethernet
  • IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext | Has to do with the hard drives
  • IOATAFamily.kext | Has to do with the hard drives
  • NullCPUPowerManagement.kext | Has to do with DSDT
  • OpenHaltRestart.kext | This fixes restarting errors
  • PlatformUUID.kext | Deals with UUID Errors
  • NVEnabler 64.kext | PCIE Video Card (nVidia Only)
  • VoodooHDA.kext | Onboard Audio
Dual Boot:
I got Windows 7 x64 working on a different hard drive then where Snow Leopard was installed
The steps I used were as follows.
  • Unplug the Snow Leopard hard drive from the Motherboard
  • Install Windows 7 on separate hard drive
  • Plug back in the Snow Leopard hard drive
  • Set Bios to boot Snow Leopard hard drive before Windows 7 hard drive
  • Chameleon should now see both hard drives
  • If you want to see your Snow Leopard partition on Windows get these HFS+ Drivers or take them from your Snow Leopard Disk
Virtualize Windows 7 x64 from 2nd partition in Snow Leopard:
If you have a working Windows Partition (that you can see in Finder) and want to virtualize it in Snow Leopard follow these steps:
  • Boot into the bios
  • go to Security > VT Technology: Enabled
  • Press F10, save and the computer turns off.
  • Turn back on the computer & boot to Snow Leopard
  • Install VMware Fusion v3
  • VMware Fusion should see your Windows Partition as Boot Camp
Set a default Hard Drive with Chameleon
  • First open Disk Utility
  • Right click on the partition you wish you make default and Select Info
  • Take note of the Disk Identifier (IE: disk0s2)
  • Edit the boot file
  • Path to file is: /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist
  • Drag the file to your desktop, edit using text editor,
  • Add the following lines to boot.plst:

    <key>Timeout</key>
    <string>#</string>
    <key>Default Partition</key>
    <string>hd(X,X)</string>

  • In the above code set the Timeout Time by changing # to the seconds you want it to countdown before booting.
  • Set your Default Partition by changing the X's to the proper Hard Drive Disk Identifier settings.
  • Example: disk0s2 would be hd(0,2)
  • Save the file then copy it back to where it came from and replace the original.
  • Restart Your computer and make sure it worked.
Notes:
  • Like some of you, I am not a super genius when it comes to these things; it was a whole bunch of patience and trying different things that made this work.
  • I have done this about 5 times, and each time it has worked, so it should work for you.
  • If it does not work, tinker around a bit: unplug all extra peripherals, take off anything from the motherboard thats not needed for it to boot, double check your bios, use search and use the rest of the community for answers to your questions (like I said I am not super great with all this)
  • Try booting with -x -v and see what your error messages are. (-x is safe mode, -v is verbose mode)
  • It has been reported that removing all Hard Drives but the one which you are Installing Snow Leopard on might help the instillation process.
  • If you still cant get it working you can watch the video I did (link below) to make my initial USB Drive. (After doing this so many times I decided to post my own steps)
  • This guide borrows from this video, but there are some important steps not included and the proper kext are also not given in this video [Link To Video]
  • The video card I used was a PCIE PNY nVidia GeForce 8600 256MB
  • The USB Drive was a SanDisk Cruzer Micro 8gb
  • Intel DG33TL Website
  • DG33TL OSX86 Wiki
However you ended up getting this to work for your setup, let us know how you did it.

Good Luck

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Worked perfect. Except........

Will not boot without using the usb to load boot loader. I loaded cham 2.0 to the drive and it loads but it freezes at the grey apple logo (never gets to the spinning thing below). Any thoughts?

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Worked perfect. Except........

Will not boot without using the usb to load boot loader. I loaded cham 2.0 to the drive and it loads but it freezes at the grey apple logo (never gets to the spinning thing below). Any thoughts?


without the usb plugged in
try -v -x boot flags
see what happens

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Thank you for the post!!!


10.5.6 works like a charm...

am all exicted to upgrade to snow lepord.. will be following your guide...

may be tomorrow i would be updating it...

thank you!! will get back for help if required.


Mac os x work like a charm in DG33TL ..... ;) am loving it..

Thanks to all who have put in all the guides.. that help new bees like me ...

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thank you thank you thank you!
will be back in paris this weekend and will try to install using this guide
cheers
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I tried your method with an 8gb usb flash drive. Chameleon boots up fine, I select my USB drive and then it just freezes. Tried booting with flag -v -x and it seems to be freezing on a line USBF. Any suggestions? my system has a 8600GTS card in and wouldn't boot without the nvenabler64.kext in the extra folder either.

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I tried your method with an 8gb usb flash drive. Chameleon boots up fine, I select my USB drive and then it just freezes. Tried booting with flag -v -x and it seems to be freezing on a line USBF. Any suggestions? my system has a 8600GTS card in and wouldn't boot without the nvenabler64.kext in the extra folder either.

I am not a super genius when it comes to these things; it was a whole bunch of patience and trying different things that made this work.
Unplug all extra peripherals, take off anything from the motherboard thats not needed for it to boot, and double check your bios.
If you still cant get it working you can watch the video I did (link below) to make my initial USB Drive. (After doing this so many times I decided to post my own steps)
The borrows from this video, but there are some important steps not included and the proper kext are also not given in this video [Link To Video]
And as always, use search and the rest of the community for answers to your questions (like I said I am not super great with all this)

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Thanks for the help, I have tried everything I can think of, I am assuming it may be the flash drive. It is one of those mini-hd/flash drives sold a while back ago and I am thinking somehow it is causing conflicts. I did have two questions for you, in your BIOS do you have HPET off or on? And do you have Legacy USB off or on?

Many Thanks

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thanks again not4you2, great guide, but no joy after three failed attempts to install SL this weekend. fortunately i was practicing with an external usb hd so i didn't trash my previous 10.5.8 install. i followed your instructions pretty faithfully except i partitioned my destination drive into two partitions, not one. first time worked okay except for video (i have an ATI hd4670 which is supposedly supported in SL but is a source of much trouble); had to boot into SL in safe mode: SL seemed to recognize the network out of the box (i.e. before i installed the kexts and rebooted) and went ahead and downloaded 10.6.2 update without me asking. so by the time i rebooted i had installed the kexts, chameleon, and the 10.6.2 and i guess that was too much; osx just hung.

after that i got inventive and tried to reinstall using the latest boot file from netkas (pc efi 10.6), for the ati 46xx card support, but that just hung at boot.

third try i hosed hosed the pc efi 10.6 boot file, reinstalled chameleon (which seems to generate its own boot file), and after a few misadventures (installed kexts but no network), i installed the 46xx mpkg and ended up with kernel panic. kept getting error messages with respect to that install: ati4600.kext and atihd2000.kext were not installing properly.

gave up after that. next week i'll start over. need to sort out the video, i think.

i noticed on big difference between your method and the other usb install guides (including the video you link to) is you do not install a specific boot file to the destination drive. i know chameleon seems to generate its own boot file when you install it. any reason for that?

cheers and thanks for your help

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subywrx111

Legacy is enabled
HPET is disabled


Frogfeet

Sorry you are having some issues, I am glad you were able to have it boot for a while (until you rebooted): Try Doing your kext, restart, then update 10.6.2
also,
When I used the Youtube Tutorial I would constantly get Install Errors after replacing with the BOOT file that the other guide provides. When I skipped this step, I had no errors when installing.



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Ok i have snow leopard installer up but for some reason it is not recognizing my hard drives. I tried both ACHI and SATA configuration on my bios. Any Suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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Ok i have snow leopard installer up but for some reason it is not recognizing my hard drives. I tried both ACHI and SATA configuration on my bios. Any Suggestions? Thanks in advance.

You should have your BIOS set to ACHI
To be clear it needs to be a SATA drive not IDE
Does your BIOS see your hard drive?

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Wow, thanks for the awesome guide not4you2. I think I got everything working flawlessly. I'm even dual booting Windows 7.

Here are my specs:

Intel DQ35JO Motherboard
Intel Q6666 Quad Core Processor
Nvidia GeForce 8800 Video Card
640gb Western Digital HD (OS X)
160gb Western Digital HD (Windows 7)

I followed the guide exactly, and didn't have to change anything and it all worked. Thanks for the great resource! I tried about 100 other guides before coming across this one.

Thanks a ton!

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subywrx111

Legacy is enabled
HPET is disabled


Frogfeet

Sorry you are having some issues, I am glad you were able to have it boot for a while (until you rebooted): Try Doing your kext, restart, then update 10.6.2
also,
When I used the Youtube Tutorial I would constantly get Install Errors after replacing with the BOOT file that the other guide provides. When I skipped this step, I had no errors when installing.

thanks not4you2. after going over my notes from my failed installation attempts and reading up on various install guides here, i'm convinced the closest i got was the first attempt, and the problem was my HD4670xt video card (which is a whole separate problem). will start over again this weekend when i get back home and post results.
cheers

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hello everyone i have followed the guide to spec but everytime i boot from the usb to chameleon 2 RC4 and usb drive for install the grey apple logo screen will pass and then i just see a black screen.

Hardware
DG33TL
Q6700
EVGA GTX 275 1792 MB
4 GB DDR2


any thoughts??
i have tried -x,-v and even -32 and still same effects.
I am thinking something to do with my GTX 275???


thanks in advance!

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any thoughts??
i have tried -x,-v and even -32 and still same effects.
I am thinking something to do with my GTX 275???


when you do -v -x you should not see the apple logo at all, you should start to see what looks like a black screen with white text loading.

also,

it might be your video card, try looking for a kext specifically for your card

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hello everyone,
I have followed the guide, but when I boot from the stick with "-v" my PC stops at this point: http://twitpic.com/13nzco.
My Hardware:
DG33TL with E6550
Radeon 2600XT
SATA HDD on AHCI
PATA DVD-ROM + PATA DVD-RW
2x 2 GB DDR2

any ideas?
thanks in advance!

Thomas

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when you do -v -x you should not see the apple logo at all, you should start to see what looks like a black screen with white text loading.

also,

it might be your video card, try looking for a kext specifically for your card


after some researching i used graphics enabler and it worked. i am still looking for kext for my card.Someone had wrote a kext for gtx275 896mb card. do you think that will work???

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after some researching i used graphics enabler and it worked. i am still looking for kext for my card.Someone had wrote a kext for gtx275 896mb card. do you think that will work???

Can you explain what you did for the Graphics enabler, so i can add it to the guide.

Also, you can always try another kext but you run the risk of a crash when you reboot (but you could just reinstall)

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Can you explain what you did for the Graphics enabler, so i can add it to the guide.

Also, you can always try another kext but you run the risk of a crash when you reboot (but you could just reinstall)

Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/
com.apple.Boot.plist
Edit with text edit and add

<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>yes</string>




this should fix the black screen after apple logo.

also i fixed my EVGA GTX275 FTW 1792MB graphics card working.









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