.StaticA., on Jul 15 2010, 06:08 PM, said:
Thanks for your reply.
Please excuse my noobness here, but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do with AsereBLN - how and where do I install it? Also shouldn't I mount the Snow Leopard image to the thumb drive (in this case I'm using an external HDD) before
copying the Extra folder onto it?
Just so you know, there's two 1tb SATA3 HDD's in the machine, one working with Windows 7 (which I'm using right now) and another completely unformatted HDD ready to install OSX on for a dual boot. Of course I unplug the Windows HDD when I'm doing this (as well as switch the OSX drive to SATA port 0 and remove all but 4GB of RAM). I do have 9800GT video card lying around though so I'll give that a go.
This is all quite confusing for me. I've learnt a lot in the last few days, but it seems I still have a bit to go.
Well I swapped the video card out and managed to install it! After swapping them back again I'm still able to boot into OSX, though I can't set the resolution to anything decent (I'm guessing I need a kext for the GTX470).
Of coure I have absolutely no ethernet, audio or PS/2 keyboard functionality either, and probably a few other things missing too. Is it just the kexts I need to get this stuff working? I don't quite understand all this DSDT stuff, will I need any more of that at this stage now too?
The kext files all just go in the MacHD/Library/Extensions folder don't they?
AsereBLN is a bootloader, just like Chameleon. You install it to whatever drive you are booting from, which is probably your SL drive. here is a package version: http://www.tonymacx8...=...208&start=0
You would then copy the Extra folder (to the same drive you install the bootloader on to) over and that is pretty much all the drivers you need for most installations.
You want to do the Extra folder first, because if you copy an SL retail image to a single partition if often seems to lock the volume so you can not copy additional files on to it. You could probably do it in either order, but this seems easier to me. (I attached an Extra folder for you on my last post)
If you read this thread you can either choose the 64-bit kext System/Library/Extensions (use kext utility), or you can run the .pkg 32-bit installer from realtek. (internet)
You also need to use kext utility to copy a bin-modified AppleHDA.kext into S/L/E. It is linked within this thread. Just look for someone saying, "I got my audio working with this!", etc.
Get a USB mouse/keyboard. Real Macs dont use PS2 and they are not expensive. You can use kexts, but why pollute your build to save $10.
Guide for Fermi support: http://www.insanelym...p;#entry1500646
Basically, you have a lot to learn and you can either do it now or when your system breaks you will have no idea how to fix it. I suggest you do a ton of reading, even if you get your system operational, in order to understand WHY it is working with these files. You don't need to learn to code, just how to use Chameleon, what it does and what files work with it.
This guide is very helpful for newbs even though it is a different motherboard. http://www.insanelym...howtopic=180954
Don't DO anything since it is motherboard specific, but it has a lot of information on the how and why.