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Hey can someone check my print screen and tell me if i succeed ?

yes you do, congrats

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Thank you Yehia Amer
Here what i did...
-##### cpus=1 busratio=12 -x
-after retail installatio boot back with ##### cpus=1 busratio=12 -x
-install combo update 10.6.3
-install ##### : select under ########## for unsupported cpu , select √ Disk Utilities
-reboot
- download and install extra from Empire EFI V1.085 R2 (if you can't boot in mac or your usb doesn't work after restart boot with Empire EFI V1.085 R2(everything work except graphics ) install extra and from Empire EFI V1.085 R2 and reboot )
You can find Empire EFI V1.085 R2 in previous page of this post Yehia Amer link it to me on page 2 of this post

(If you succeeded my opinion is to download carbon copy cloner and clone (or similar app) your disk to an empty external or 16gb usb for safety)

I didn't install any dsdt because i have no idea how. I tried to install the 1 that Yehia Amer attach in zip file with ##### but after a restart i received panic

Two more questions
1)which .plist is the best for our laptop? i use the imac (dv7t-3000 i7 720 qm pm55 230m 4gb ddr3 )
2)After 30-60 min of usage i have almost less than 500 mb of ram free, after i use iFreeMem i have 1.2-1.5 gb free Is this normal ? I tried parallels desktop and i went out of ram. a friend of mine with mac C2D use parallels with strong programs like autocad and works fine. Any suggestions i will appreciated



Thanks again

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hi my problem is that when i replace the boot CD with snow's DVD and enter install , some white texts start to scroll for 1-3 seconds then suddenly my laptop reboots like nothing happened . i also tried ##### same result .any solutions ?

the -x did help a little ,but after 3 minutes of loading files the same thing happened .... i also tried two different dvd's

HP dv6
core i5 m430 quad @2.27
nVidia G105M 512 MB
3GB RAM
320GB HDD

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please somebody help me
I also tries -v , -x -v ,and -x -v cpus=1 but nothing works
and i noticed that with -x the extensions seems to load and after that I saw" no dsdt"and some other texts before it reboot immediately

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I also discovered that my chipset is Intel pm55 , and also tried kakewalk CD method ,same results

any help will do !!!

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Restart computer with tonymacx86-P55BootCD
At Chameleon prompt, replace CD with your Mac OS X Install Retail DVD and press F5.
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Hi, I have done everything correctly in step one( bios options, boot w. tonymac cd, and used retail version of snow leopard) but i am getting a kernel panic prompt(see attached)...

Any ideas?

i would greatly appreciate any feedback or ideas thanks so much!!!

---
I am working with a hp dv8t-1000 8gb ram, intel i7...

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I successfully entered the Installation wizard by using ( cpus=1 busratio=17 -x -f -v ) ,17 for core i5 430m ,
but after that the snow disk failed to install because it couldn't copy the files necessary .

anything besides that my Snow DVD may be damaged ?!!! ....

I successfully entered the Installation wizard by using ( cpus=1 busratio=17 -x -f -v ) ,17 for core i5 430m ,
but after that the snow disk failed to install because it couldn't copy the files necessary .

anything besides that my Snow DVD may be damaged ?!!! ....

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So, I have dv6t-2300 and I was able to get Snow Leopard installed using this guide, but only if I use the hard drive internally. If I try to boot from an external hard drive, I get an, "EBIOS read error: Device timeout" error.

First I tried installing from the external hard drive and everything seemed to go well until after the install was finished. Then after the restart, I started getting the error when I tried to boot into that external hard drive.

After doing quite a bit of reading, since nobody seemed to have a definitive answer, I finally figured out that it had something to do with me using an external hard drive. So, I took the hard drive out of the external enclosure and put it inside the laptop and it booted using “–x cpus=1”

My main problem is that I still want my original hard drive to be inside the laptop, with Windows 7 and all of the software and games that I have loaded into it, while Snow Leopard boots from an external hard drive. I was wondering if anybody had any ideas. The only thing that I can think of is that there is a special kext that might be used to allow booting from an external hard drive.

Any help would be appreciated! :P

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Please someone try this kext http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1460172 I think it would fix wifi not working. I'm gonna buy this laptop and having wifi working is crucial for me.

EDIT I see you're using an old version of voodoohda, please try the latest one http://www.projectos...p?showtopic=355 I also think getting mic to work is just a matter of pin config.

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All right, I figured out the "EBIOS read error: Device timeout" error problem. The error was because I was booting from a USB external hard drive specifically. As soon as I used an eSATA external hard drive, I was back in action. Though, you can't boot with eSATA drives through the BIOS configurations, so I still have to use the tonymacx86-P55BootCD-nv2xx CD.

Now, I have proceeded with the guide up to STEP 3 and am wondering what I do with the remaining items in the "tonymacx86-snowleopard" folder, such as: boot, DSDT.aml, and the contents of the "System - Library - Extensions" folder. I haven't tried anything with boot or DSDT.aml, but as soon as I try to place the contents of the "System - Library - Extensions" folder into /System/Library/Extensions/ and try to repair permissions, everything locks up and I am unable to reboot back into Snow Leopard after having to restart the machine.

My main concerns are with the contents of that folder, are they needed or not? If so, are all the kexts needed? If not all are needed, then which ones are? Also, I have an idea what some of the kexts are for, but could someone enlighten me on there purposes?

I think that I have figured out that I need to delete AppleHDA.kext since I am using VoodooHDA.kext. Though, I am definitely confused on whether I need both Intel82566MM.kext and RealtekR1000SL.kext since I have a built in Realtek ethernet. Can anyone verify my presumptions and maybe even explain a little bit more for me.

Thanks in advance. ;)

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Thank you Yehia Amer
Here what i did...
-##### cpus=1 busratio=12 -x
-after retail installatio boot back with ##### cpus=1 busratio=12 -x
-install combo update 10.6.3
-install ##### : select under ########## for unsupported cpu , select √ Disk Utilities
-reboot
- download and install extra from Empire EFI V1.085 R2 (if you can't boot in mac or your usb doesn't work after restart boot with Empire EFI V1.085 R2(everything work except graphics ) install extra and from Empire EFI V1.085 R2 and reboot )
You can find Empire EFI V1.085 R2 in previous page of this post Yehia Amer link it to me on page 2 of this post

(If you succeeded my opinion is to download carbon copy cloner and clone (or similar app) your disk to an empty external or 16gb usb for safety)

I didn't install any dsdt because i have no idea how. I tried to install the 1 that Yehia Amer attach in zip file with ##### but after a restart i received panic

Two more questions
1)which .plist is the best for our laptop? i use the imac (dv7t-3000 i7 720 qm pm55 230m 4gb ddr3 )
2)After 30-60 min of usage i have almost less than 500 mb of ram free, after i use iFreeMem i have 1.2-1.5 gb free Is this normal ? I tried parallels desktop and i went out of ram. a friend of mine with mac C2D use parallels with strong programs like autocad and works fine. Any suggestions i will appreciated

Thanks again



1) macbook pro 6,1
2) be sure that your ram is recognized well , use the AsereBLN bootloader or maualy edit the .plist

Restart computer with tonymacx86-P55BootCD
At Chameleon prompt, replace CD with your Mac OS X Install Retail DVD and press F5.
---
Hi, I have done everything correctly in step one( bios options, boot w. tonymac cd, and used retail version of snow leopard) but i am getting a kernel panic prompt(see attached)...

Any ideas?

i would greatly appreciate any feedback or ideas thanks so much!!!

---
I am working with a hp dv8t-1000 8gb ram, intel i7...


try using Empire EFI

I successfully entered the Installation wizard by using ( cpus=1 busratio=17 -x -f -v ) ,17 for core i5 430m ,
but after that the snow disk failed to install because it couldn't copy the files necessary .

anything besides that my Snow DVD may be damaged ?!!! ....

I successfully entered the Installation wizard by using ( cpus=1 busratio=17 -x -f -v ) ,17 for core i5 430m ,
but after that the snow disk failed to install because it couldn't copy the files necessary .

anything besides that my Snow DVD may be damaged ?!!! ....


if this message appear after coping files so it is normal, just proceed the steps , but if the DVD can't copy so you burn it wrong


Please someone try this kext http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1460172 I think it would fix wifi not working. I'm gonna buy this laptop and having wifi working is crucial for me.

EDIT I see you're using an old version of voodoohda, please try the latest one http://www.projectos...p?showtopic=355 I also think getting mic to work is just a matter of pin config.


i will try them as soon as possible

All right, I figured out the "EBIOS read error: Device timeout" error problem. The error was because I was booting from a USB external hard drive specifically. As soon as I used an eSATA external hard drive, I was back in action.

Now, I have proceeded with the guide up to STEP 3 and am wondering what I do with the remaining items in the "tonymacx86-snowleopard" folder, such as: boot, DSDT.aml, and the contents of the "System - Library - Extensions" folder. I haven't tried anything with boot or DSDT.aml, but as soon as I try to place the contents of the "System - Library - Extensions" folder into /System/Library/Extensions/ and try to repair permissions, everything locks up and I am unable to reboot back into Snow Leopard after having to restart the machine.

My main concerns are with the contents of that folder, are they needed or not? If so, are all the kexts needed? If not all are needed, then which ones are? Also, I have an idea what some of the kexts are for, but could someone enlighten me on there purposes?

I think that I have figured out that I need to delete AppleHDA.kext since I am using VoodooHDA.kext. Though, I am definitely confused on whether I need both Intel82566MM.kext and RealtekR1000SL.kext since I have a built in Realtek ethernet. Can anyone verify my presumptions and maybe even explain a little bit more for me.

Thanks in advance. :)


don't copy DSDT.aml it is still bugy

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Please someone try this kext http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1460172 I think it would fix wifi not working. I'm gonna buy this laptop and having wifi working is crucial for me.

EDIT I see you're using an old version of voodoohda, please try the latest one http://www.projectos...p?showtopic=355 I also think getting mic to work is just a matter of pin config.



I tried that wifi kext to no avail. Sorry, unless I added it wrong or needed to add my devide id or something more complicated than just using Kext Helper b7. If anyone else can get it to work though, please let us know. Thanks.

Though, I am happy to report that I used the VoodooHDA-0.2.56 kext and I have my microphone working if I hook up a mic to the front microphone port. Though, the built in microphone does not seem to be working. I guess you win some and you loose some. lol

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I tried that wifi kext to no avail. Sorry, unless I added it wrong or needed to add my devide id or something more complicated than just using Kext Helper b7. If anyone else can get it to work though, please let us know. Thanks.

Though, I am happy to report that I used the VoodooHDA-0.2.56 kext and I have my microphone working if I hook up a mic to the front microphone port. Though, the built in microphone does not seem to be working. I guess you win some and you loose some. lol


thanks for your feedback
1) what is your wireless device ??? :(
2) the microphone port is already working on the last VoodooHDA , the problem is the built in microphone

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thanks for your feedback
1) what is your wireless device ??? :)
2) the microphone port is already working on the last VoodooHDA , the problem is the built in microphone


I have Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 AGN. I even tried inputting the device id into the Info.plist, but that didn't seem to work either. Do you have any ideas?

Also, I have finally finished STEP 3, leaving the files: boot, DSDT.aml, and the contents of the "System - Library - Extensions" out of the equation and am successfully booting into my Hack-a-Mac, but only if I use the tonymacx86-P55BootCD-nv2xx CD. Since I am booting into an external eSATA drive, though, I have to use the Windows 7 boot loader to boot into the external hard drive so that I can even get to the PC EFI 10.1 boot loader since I don't want to use the tonymacx86-P55BootCD-nv2xx CD. As soon as I try to boot without it, I get to the PC EFI 10.1 boot loader just fine that way, but as soon as it tries to boot into Snow Leopard, it just reboots the computer.

I am back in Windows now, and I can't for the life of me figure out why I can only boot into my Hack-a-Mac hard drive with the tonymacx86-P55BootCD-nv2xx CD, but not with the PC EFI 10.1 boot loader. Thanks for anybody who can shed some light on the situation. :)

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Another thing, I have the dv6t-2300 and I was wondering if anyone has found a compatible wireless card that works with that model. According to the HP website there are only four wireless cards that model will accept and they are part numbers 518434-001, 572509-001, 572520-001, or 593837-001. Does anyone know what the differences are or if any of them work with Snow Leopard? Mine personally is the Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 AGN, but I don't know what the part number for that one is to correspond. :P

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yehia Amer do you mind telling me how you got the video card working with full QE/CI?
I have a booting hackintosh system updated to 10.6.3 with Legacy Kernel but my video is not working properly. I have a GT230M, Thanks in advance

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Here's a clean, working DSDT. Insert your devices and will all work :)
Machine:
HP Pavilion dv6-2090er
IDT 92HD75B3X5 (VoodooHDA), Realtek RTL8168D/8111D, Broadcom BCM94312HMG(No working) 2 * 2048 DDR3 1333MHz, Nvidia GeForce GT230M 1024Mb, Seagate (ST9500530NS), DSDT, boot - Chameleon_2_RC5, OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.4 (Build 10f58) (x32 & x64) + Windows7x64 (AHCI), Mac model MacBookPro6, 1 (smbios.plist)
Attached File  DSDT.zip   34.97KB   152 downloads
Sorry for the English

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Here's a clean, working DSDT. Insert your devices and will all work ;)
Machine:
HP Pavilion dv6-2090er
IDT 92HD75B3X5 (VoodooHDA), Realtek RTL8168D/8111D, Broadcome BCM94312HMG(No working) 2 * 2048 DDR3 1333MHz, Nvidia GeForce GT230M 1024Mb, Seagate (ST9500530NS), DSDT, boot - Chameleon_2_RC5, OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.4 (Build 10f58) (x32 & x64) + Windows7x64 (AHCI), Mac model MacBookPro6, 1 (smbios.plist)
Attached File  DSDT.zip   34.97KB   152 downloads
Sorry for the English


your have almost the same hardware like me the only different is the wireless card, i tried your DSDT but still gives me KP if i don't use CPUS=1 with the Vanilla Kernel
so i have some questions
1) do you use Vanilla Kernel, or a patched one
2) is this DSDT works with 10.6.3 (with 10.3.1 Kernel) or only 10.6.4
3) if you can say what exactly you do to the DSDT it will be great
4) your english is good :D
thx for your feedback, and hope you answer soon

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your have almost the same hardware like me the only different is the wireless card, i tried your DSDT but still gives me KP if i don't use CPUS=1 with the Vanilla Kernel
so i have some questions
1) do you use Vanilla Kernel, or a patched one
2) is this DSDT works with 10.6.3 (with 10.3.1 Kernel) or only 10.6.4
3) if you can say what exactly you do to the DSDT it will be great
4) your english is good :ninja:
thx for your feedback, and hope you answer soon


1) I use vanilla kernel (not board) -10.6.4. In com.apple.Boot.plist: cpus = 1 busratio = 12
2) DSDT works with 10.6.0 - 10.6.4
3) In the DSDT, I just removed all that Lights when compiling

p.s My DSDT not you just embed it for review!
to look for differences with their DSDT and change its + to register their devices - video, audio, USB, SATA ....

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1) I use vanilla kernel (not board) -10.6.4. In com.apple.Boot.plist: cpus = 1 busratio = 12
2) DSDT works with 10.6.0 - 10.6.4
3) In the DSDT, I just removed all that Lights when compiling

p.s My DSDT not you just embed it for review!
to look for differences with their DSDT and change its + to register their devices - video, audio, USB, SATA ....


1) using "cpus=1" makes the System use only one core of the CPU, so this is not a good news :ninja:
that's why we use a patched kernel (for more info see this link HP insyde bios CPUS=1 fix, that's the kernel fix

to make sure if all the core are working or not

[*] Go to /Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor
[*] press on the application icon right click
[*] choose monitors then floating cpu window then vertical
[*] if you see all the cores but only one working (you are having my problem )
if you see all the cores and they are all working (green indicators in all the 8 cores you are a lucky man )

Don't forget to give me a feedback





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