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deputysalty

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I have a successful Snow leopard 10.6.4 install on Asus M2A-VM HDMI.

BIOS SETTINGS:
Set SATA controller to AHCI
Optional - Enable Smart monitering (i did this, not sure if necessary)
Optional - Disable Legacy USB (i did not do this, not sure if it helps)

It was extremely difficult however.
I first installed iAtkos v7 (10.5.7) install. make sure to set SAtA controller to AHCI. I enabled SMART monitoring, but i am not sure if thats required. I use http://www.psystar.c...pensource/r1000 for the ethernet driver, or in iAtkos make sure you select Realtek, and i checked all the drivers for SATA/IDE. Consult this list of drivers upon install for iAtkos v7 release : http://c.thewarezsce... megaupload.png.

I also installed with the 9.7 voodoo kernel, left defaults on for anything i dont mention here. I have an Nvidia geforce 8600 GT so I used NVenabler driver which works flawlessly. I'm not sure for ATI, use ATI HD im guessing, but i did not use the onboard driver. try installing with the Realtek drivers also for ethernet support, otherwise use the above kext upon install. use Kext helper v7 to install kexts, thats what i did. if you get the "still waiting for root device" error, make sure you have the HD which you have the install on, set to boot first in Hard Disk priority in the bios.

So i used that, and followed this guide to upgrade to 10.5.8
http://www.insanelym...osh-osx86-1058/

Then i followed this guide to install snow leopard
http://www.taranfx.c...-leopard-on-amd
It was extremely tough to get it to install, i had to install snow leopard on a spare hard drive. but this spare hard drive was only 20 gigs, so i booted into snow leopard on it, and used superduper to copy the hard drive contents to the original hard drive, and thus had snow leopard 10.6.0 on my original HD.

to upgrade to 10.6.4 i downloaded the combo update from apple
http://support.apple...Combo10.6.4.dmg

then i downloaded the 10.6.4 kernel
http://www.kexts.com..._intel-amd.html
install the combo update, but DO NOT RESTART! install the 10.6.4 kernel, THEN reboot.

I don't have Restart/Sleep working, but my Snow leopard install is working awesomely otherwise.
I now dualboot Windows 7 and Snow leopard.

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Hi!
I got it too! I used the same guide as you and it worked pretty good, except DSDT Patch. I used lewtds /Extra directory posted on this forum.

Changing mach_kernel to mach_kernel.test7 in com.apple.boot.plist is enough to update from Software Update directly, without worrying about kernel anymore.

Actually I have USB Legacy enabled and everything works too.

What video card are you using? With integrated one I was unable to change 1024x768 resolution. After touching a lot I achieved having 1280x1024 using OSx86tools, but now I only have this resolution.

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I want to thank for this post!!!

I have successfully installed 10.6.4 Snow Leopard on my M2A-VM HDMI Mother board thanks to you!!!

Working fine: Sound, OnBoard Video (so QE support) & screen resolution 1280 x 1024.

My IDE DVDRW doesn't seems to work. An USB one solved this problem so far. My PS2 Mouse seems to screw it up, even with VodooPS2.kext, but an USB Mouse solved it all.

I upgraded from a iDeneb 10.5.7 following the guide above.

There's one guide where you'll find a missing kext file. You can download it from here: http://www.mediafire.com/?ymy2d4jvgzo or from here: Attached File  dsmos.kext.zip   9.79KB   22 downloads

Thanks you all again. I hope this little reply from me helps anyone with similar conditions.

My hardware is (this is for Google SEO :))

Asus M2A-VM HDMI Chipset 960
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 Ghz
2 Gb RAM
2 HDD: Serial ATA + IDE
Onboard Graphics ATI Radeon 1250

Greetings!!!

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Hi jagutierrez! Can you explain us how did you get your Radeon X1250 working? I'm really interested on it.
Thanks a lot!

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I didn't do anything. I just installed 10.5.7 iDeneb and followed every step above. No video Driver was checked during Leopard install. Just Realtek 10000 and Audio ALC883 + 3 Ports Patch.

I don't have any videocard, so onboard was "my default". :mellow:

Snow Leopard boots really nice.

Of course, some graphics errors due to QE unsuport, but most apps work fine.

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I didn't do anything. I just installed 10.5.7 iDeneb and followed every step above. No video Driver was checked during Leopard install. Just Realtek 10000 and Audio ALC883 + 3 Ports Patch.

I don't have any videocard, so onboard was "my default". :D

Snow Leopard boots really nice.

Of course, some graphics errors due to QE unsuport, but most apps work fine.


Oh OK. I thought you got it fully working.
I got it partially working, with some issues as you, like not transparent MenuBar option, I can't watch videos with VLC (yes in YouTube)...

So I'll look for a new graphic card, not the best in the market, just the necessary. Have you any idea of (cheap) compatible?





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