PLEASE USE THIS BOOT132 CD AND FILES ATTACHED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE POST.
The BOOT132 CD has been updated. Please redownload the archive if you've had problems booting the Snow Leopard Install DVD.
THIS GUIDE ASSUMES PEOPLE HAVE RESEARCHED THEIR GRAPHICS CARDS AND KNOW WHAT WILL AND WON'T WORK WITH SNOW LEOPARD. PLEASE KEEP GRAPHICS DISCUSSION IN THE GRAPHICS FORUM.
Follow the pictures below (borrowed from the P6T Deluxe thread here http://www.insanelym...owtopic=208724)
1: Boot the System with the provided Boot132 CD and put the Extra and Bootloader files on a USB stick (you'll need them later).
2: Once the Boot Menu appears, wait for the light on the DVD to stop and then eject the CD, insert your Snow Leopard DVD and press F5.
3: The Menu should refresh and show the Snow Leopard Install DVD instead.
4: At this point you can enter any flags you require (You should only need Safe Mode if you're running a single nVidia card) ;
-x (Safe Mode)
arch=i386 (Enable 32Bit mode)
cpus=# (# = Number of cores)
busratio=# (# = Multiplier of CPU, use 20 if you have an i7 920, 21 if you have a 930, 22 if you have a 940 and so on)
"Graphics Mode"="1280x1024x32@85" (Width x Height x Depth x RefreshRate)
-v -x cpus=1 arch=i386 busratio=20
5: Hit Enter and OSX should start to boot, eventually resulting in the Language Menu. Select your chosen Language and continue.
6: You will now be greeted with a very basic OSX desktop, focusing on the Installer in the center on the screen. Ignore that for now and on the top menu bar go to Utilities and then Disk Utility.
7: Select the HDD you wish to install to and click the Partitions Tab. Adjust the partitions according to your requirements (I would recommend 1 partition first time round).
8: Select GUID Partition Scheme and apply the changes. Disk Utility will format the HDD/Partitions. Once completed exit Disk Utility and you'll be back at the Installer.
9: Click through until you get the option to pick a Volume (HDD/Partition) to install Snow Leopard to. At this point you can also click Customise and choose which extra bits and pieces you wish to install (Printer Drivers and stuff).
10: The installation will continue through until the end but MAY tell you that it has failed right at the end, this is fine and expected. We'll fix this in the next few steps.
11: Reboot the System when prompted to do so and hit F8 to bring up the Asus Boot Menu. Eject the Snow Leopard Install DVD and insert the Boot132 CD once again.
12: Boot the Boot132 CD and you'll be back at the Boot Menu, this time with the Boot132 CD and your Snow Leopard HDD visible. Select the Snow Leopard HDD and apply the same flags as before, hit Enter and cross your fingers.
13: Watch the Video (or don't) and continue through the setup, you will need a password on your user account. Skip the registration with Command+Q (Windows Key+Q, or on some Keyboards this will be Alt+Q).
14: You should now be at the desktop with a CD Icon at the top right. Insert the USB stick you prepared earlier.
15: Run the BootLoader Installer and just click through to the end (you may wish to manually specify the location when prompted to do so).
16: Now switch back to your USB stick and copy the Extra folder from the .ZIP to the root of your Snow Leopard HDD. (this is the first Folder that includes all other Folders).
17: You should now have a Folder labled 'Extra' installed in the Root of your main HDD.
18: On the USB navigate to the 'Kext Apps' folder. Copy and Paste both 'Kext Utility' and 'Kext Helper B7'to your desktop.
19: Double click 'Kext Utility' on the desktop, enter your password and let it run. This step is to reset permissions on your Kexts and allow the system to boot correctly without the Boot132 CD.
At this point you could reboot and Snow Leopard should run just fine without the Boot132 CD.
20: If you wish to update Snow Leopard I recommend using the 10.6.4 Update located here (http://support.apple...Combo10.6.4.dmg).
10.6.4 Audio Fix
10.6.4 causes issues with Audio right now, but there are several solutions to the problem.
1: Download and install the 10.6.4 Update (to install just click through, it's pretty simple).
2: Once installed you will be required to reboot. Do so and when you return to Snow Leopard you'll have lost your Audio.
3: Open up 'Kext Helper B7' from the desktop, drag and drop the 10.6.4 AppleHDA.kext into it, enter your password and click 'RUN'. This should now be replacing your 10.6.0 AppleHDA.kext with the working one. Once completed close 'Kext Helper B7' and open 'Kext Utility' from your desktop. Enter your password and hit Enter. This is just to double check and reset permissions on your HDD.
4: Once completed, close 'Kext Utility' and reboot. This time you should have Audio back and working.
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