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[quote name='sirbow2' date='Aug 24 2010, 09:35 PM' post='1536518'
you need to have Extra in the root of partition that chameleon was installed on
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I do. They are both on SnowLeoapad II.


what do you mean by "Other" file
I mean the ElliottForcelegacyRTC.kext (and I have just put it in with all the other additional kexts you posted online.


Edit:
It still cant find my kernal. I have put it down as (3,2) does that look right according to what the picture I uploaded says? I have not messed around with my drive config since then so I'm not sure whats going on.

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have you done a combo update or delta update? Ex. snow 10.6.3 to snow 10.6.4

If so recopy the AMD kernel to where it was before and rename it to amd_kernel. then change the bt(x,x) command in com.apple.boot.plist accordingly, Ex. bt(x,x)mach_kernel to bt(x,x)amd_kernel and save it

Also, if the kernel is in the root of Snow Leopard II then bt(3,2) is correct, if you did as i typed above com.apple.boot.plist the final kernel command should be bt(3,2)amd_kernel

it should work :dev:

P.S. i noticed a dmg called "show Hidden Files" on your desktop in that image you posted if that does what i think it does that would be very useful (show hidden files of course :D ), could you upload it for me, please :) thanks

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First off.. here it is.... I use it on my normal mac. (show hidden files.dmg that is)

My normal mac always has its updates done by combo update. I ripped the snow leopard off my normal mac using ccc (carbon copy cloner) (also usefull for backing up one mac to another etc. I recommend it). So effectively I have used the combo update for this hackintosh. (not sure if its good or not...)

quick question to add to the end of this:
both macs will see the hard drives in the same config as each other right? (that shot of terminal in normal leopard... both os x's see my snow leopard drive as 3,2 right?

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Hej!

I am so glad I foundyour guide!  

My configuration isnearly the same as yours!

Here it is:

Motherboard:GA-890GPA-UD3H

Cpu: phenom ii x4 955BE

Ram: 4GB DDR3 1333

Graphical card: ati4870 1GB

Sata hdd : on the sata 2 

Sata dvd driver




I wrote a few posts onhttp://www.hackint0s...f179/132847.htmand http://www.insanelym...howtopic=218607because I was able to install 10.5.4 with lawlesppc and I had notfound anything for this motherboard so I shared what I did.

I am very glad Isucceeded into doing this. The big problem I have with myinstallation is that I think it does not manage the CPU correctly.Indeed, if I ask the computer to install a program or to do a taskthat needs ressources, I will get a kernel panic. Even loading agreat number of pictures in Iphoto gives the kernel panic. Thekernel panic I get is what you usually get on a mac: just a greysquare in the middle of the screen telling you to push the powerbutton for 5 seconds and that's all. So it is a nightmare trying toinstall snow leopard. I find tricks to cut the installation in smallpackets otherwise I get a kernel panic in the middle of it.




I have tried installingideneb v1.4 10.5.6 and ideneb v1.6 10.5.8 to see if it would managethe cpu better than the lawlessppc distro. Do you get kernel panicsin your 10.5.8 ? I am able to install both. By small packets for10.5.8 and all at once for 10.5.6 from my 10.5.4 partition because Ifind it easier to install from a existing partition and because I wasnever able to enter the installer for both ideneb. I used a usb keyto install 10.5.4 and it was the only one that I installed with thismethod.




When I tried to launchthe idenebs it reboots. I suppose the bootloader can't find thekernel, don't you think? As there is no com.apple.boot.plist in10.5, I can't write where to find the kernel, ... When you weretalking about the Chameleon bootloader, can't I write something in itfor it to choose the right kernel for my 10.5 installations ? How didyou install ideneb 10.5.8 ?




On the one hand, I havenether been able to install ideneb v1.4 on this configuration but Iwas able to install it on an intel pc core 2 duo and motherboard p5qpro. So I am sad I can't do it again on this configuration!




Finally, I have triedinstalling 10.6 with my 10.5.4. I have tried your method but I get akernel panic "Failed to load extensioncom.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform". At least, with yoursolution of writing in the com.apple.boot.plist where the kernel isthe system does not reboot... I chose in the bios to put the sata as acpi but even that...

I have also triedHazard but it gives me the same result.




I have tried installing10.6 on the same hdd of the 10.5.4 but on another partition and Ihave also tried on another hdd. If I understood correctly yourguide, you install 10.6 on the same hdd as 10.5, don't you ? If it'slike this, isn't it risky to erase the EFI partition of the hdd whereyour 10.5 also is?




If you have any ideasor solutions to give me I would be really greatful!!!

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ok this is simple (not trying to be mean, you confuse the {censored} out me with your writing) get me a list of all the options ( kexts kernels etc etc) avaliable in the ideneb 1.6 10.5.8 install DVD and ill tell you all the ones you need, if you select the ones i tell you it should have no issues with 10.5 on your computer, then folow the guide for Snow exactly and it should work

isn't it risky to erase the EFI partition of the hdd whereyour 10.5 also is?

it depends where chameleon is installed, if on the EFI then no you shouldn't delete the EFI but in most cases with ideneb, kalyway etc etc the boot loader is installed to the root of the OS partition not the EFI

If I understood correctly yourguide, you install 10.6 on the same hdd as 10.5, don't you ?


yes i do, it works perfectly fine but since the 10.5 and 10.6 share same HD/boot loader you have to boot the 10.5 with another bootloader on a flash drive or something as chamleon doesn't know any better and will try to load a 10.6 kernel with a 10.5 OS(if you select a OSX partition it will automatically load c.a.b.p which says load the 10.6 amd kernel,basically)

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get me a list of all the options ( kexts kernels etc etc) avaliable in the ideneb 1.6 10.5.8 install DVD and ill tell you all the ones you need

I took some screen shots.

Bootloaders, kernels:
Attached File  ideneb1.tiff   37.49KB   38 downloads

essential patches:
Attached File  ideneb2.tiff   122.11KB   21 downloads

Fixes:
Attached File  ideneb3fix.tiff   67.14KB   9 downloads

drivers/audio, chipset:
Attached File  ideneb4driverschipset.tiff   85.73KB   32 downloads

drivers/network/ethernet, wireless:
Attached File  ideneb5network.tiff   100.46KB   6 downloads

drivers/system management, video:
Attached File  ideneb6sysmanageVideo.tiff   68.49KB   15 downloads

thanks in advance!   

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Setura:

quick question to add to the end of this:
both macs will see the hard drives in the same config as each other right? (that shot of terminal in normal leopard... both os x's see my snow leopard drive as 3,2 right?

it depends if the mac uses multiple HD's, and what port the HD is on, that is if its a desktop type mac, if its a laptop then it has one HD and it will be recognized as disk0s1. not sure it would matter unless you modified the c.a.b.p in the Snow leopard install (like in "/library/preferences" or something) or if you put a c.a.b.p in the extra folder then it wouldn't matter if you put the HD in a mac as a real mac doesnt read /E as a system folder

hope that makes sense


phen123:

I took some screen shots.

ok i attached the pics in a zip, i added a red dot on the left side (where the check mark would normaly be) of the kext, kernel, bootloader etc that i would recommend to use

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That worked thanks (since I got it off my old macbook pro I changed it to 0,2 and it found my kernal).

However, now all it ever says it hibernate image too old then restarts. I have looked all through the help thingie on the bootloader and nothing seems to work from there. I'm kinda stumped. I know it worked once then froze on shut down (before I got the drivers, but it mostly worked... somehow) so might the hibernate image be corrupted or something??? (If I can find the hibernate image thing on my real mac and stick it on the hackintosh would that help, since my macs one would be newer... since it's in use all the time, unlike this hackintosh...)

One thing I have noticed is on startup I get this cupid something something something. Just after it lists my processor. Is that supposed to be there? (might it be hampering my efforts at getting Snow working... or is it helpful?)

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However, now all it ever says it hibernate image too old then restarts. I have looked all through the help thingie on the bootloader and nothing seems to work from there. I'm kinda stumped. I know it worked once then froze on shut down (before I got the drivers, but it mostly worked... somehow) so might the hibernate image be corrupted or something??? (If I can find the hibernate image thing on my real mac and stick it on the hackintosh would that help, since my macs one would be newer... since it's in use all the time, unlike this hackintosh...)

Do these in order(as it will give you a better system if step 1 works because then you can use hibernation, step 2 will also allow you to use hibernation if step 1 doesn't work, step 3 removes hibernation form your system(a last resort):
1. boot snow with -x , it should bypass the error then do this: get the latest chameleon HERE and install it, its a .pkg once you unzip it so just unzip then click on the .pkg and go through the install procedure , when it askes which HD to install on select your Snow Leopard II drive(if i remember correctly you installed cham to snow leopard II)
2. if step one doesnt work try typing this exactly how i have typed it at boot: forcewake=Yes
3. if step 2 doesnt work boot with -x (safe mode), you should be able to get in that way and open up terminal and type: sudo pmset hibernatemode 0

One thing I have noticed is on startup I get this cupid something something something. Just after it lists my processor. Is that supposed to be there? (might it be hampering my efforts at getting Snow working... or is it helpful?)

its because the AMD kernel isnt completely finished and so it doesnt have CPUID patching yet, but its nothing to worry about

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Thats bad... I did try forcewake (but my machine only froze or restated).

-x .... hmmmm I'm sure I tried it but it only led to my machine restarting after complaining about my hibernate image.

I shall try again when I get home (following your steps exactly with this new charmelion) and post the results.

But as I have got snow leopard to work once I'm sure it will work again (getting close too, finally).

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update...

It worked. Well not really...

I followed your insctructions. I reinstalled charmelion (using my back up 10.5.7) onto my snow leopard partition then re-copied all the files in the extra folder + the kernal (not what you suggested... but I wanted to make sure all the extra files were there as they should be).
It seems that it was restarting because somehow it was using the vanilla kernel (which I was sure I had deleted long ago) which was of course incompatible with my machine so was making it restart. I managed to bypass the hibernate warning thing with -x then it went into mac (took ages to load though). I had put both the audio and video drivers (NVEnabler 64 bit for my graphics card...) into the extra folder too and it either did not read them or they did not work as I still had no sound and my resolution was still stuck at 1024x768. Same as last time... my network drivers and stuff seemed fine. (ie. the ones that were there because you had put them there in the "My_EFI_Partition_update" zip folder)

In an attempt to fix it I went into disk utility and clicked 'repair permissions' and after letting that run I told it to restart. This is when it all started to go wrong...

Just like the last time I got snow working it seemed to freese on shut down (stuck on something.. the progress thingie stopped spinning) and after a few minutes I pushed the shut down button to shut it down. So I turned it on again and now after getting past the warning about the hibernate image it tells me 'waiting for root device' (as per the two pics of the diffrent things it says) each time it says "waiting for rood device" it does this just after complaining about my firewire. (Not sure if that has anything to do with it.)(as per the pics included)

What could be causing it to be "waiting for rood device"?
was it me repairing permissions? (it did 'repair' my kernal but I re-copied it all and it still does this after re-copying my kernal and Extra folder (and re-installing my bootloader) but, still nothing...)

This might be linked to its falure to shut down properly (however, I would have no idea how to fix that...)

so I need somthing that would fix the "waiting for rood device" (I tried it with the dsdt in the extra folder but that still failed [would it read the dsdt if there is that other kext there too?]) So I'm not sure what has gone wrong. It has done this twice now and I still have no idea what could be causing it.

Please note the pics were taken from my macbook pro's camera so are a little sideways and do not show the whole screen. (might help if you use ctrl + mouse wheel up in mac os to zoom in a bit on the pics. Just in case you don't know... ctrl + mouse wheel down zooms back out. Its a full screen zoom... kinda useful. Just in case you did not know how to do that already...)



Side question.... I would like to try and get my normal leopard in better working condition (as Snow leopard is STILL not working)... would you be able to send me your network and sound drivers for leopard (or tell me where I might find them...) I also need a graphics driver that would actualy work for my 8800 gts (the NVEnabler does not seem to do anything, despite it listed as working for this card. Any ideas???)

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take out your jmicron kext you dont need it, i dont may be the cause of your waiting for root deivce

make sure you got AHCI in bios

you should really put your system specs in your sig

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make sure you got AHCI in bios - Always have it on. I have IDE drives for things like my normal leopard that don't like AHCI.


you should really put your system specs in your sig. -done. Any help??

I noticed you say your CPU is running at 3.5GHz. What setting do you use to get it there (I have overclocked before... just not with anything new... like this) and does this generate heaps of heat? Just wondering...

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ok i attached the pics in a zip, i added a red dot on the left side (where the check mark would normaly be) of the kext, kernel, bootloader etc that i would recommend to use





Hej!


did you use a dvd to install ideneb v1.6? on which sata ports are your hdd and your dvd drive ? on sata 2?

Did you change something inside your bios except ahci? I cannot get inside the installer of ideneb. it writes a few lines and reboots.

To see if it would change something, I updated my bios from F4 to F7c. I saw which one I had in windows 7 with the tool @Bios. I have the rev1 of the ga-890gpa-ud3h.




I attached pictures of my bios settings.


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Attached File  bios2.JPG   1.69MB   27 downloads

Attached File  bios3.JPG   1.63MB   23 downloads

Attached File  bios4.JPG   1.57MB   25 downloads

Attached File  bios5.JPG   1.67MB   22 downloads



 here are the two last bios screenshots

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Attached File  bios7.JPG   1.63MB   17 downloads

if you have any ideas what I could change to be able to enter the installer of ideneb...

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these are 100% stable P-Steps for my proc and most likely for yours too:
MULTI  FSB	   Ghz		V-Core
14  x  250	  3.5		 1.3375 
or
13  x  250	  3.2		 1.2375 
11  x  250	  2.75	   1.1500
7.5 x  250	  1.875	 1.0000
4.0 x  250	  1		   .90000

notice the or between 14x250 and 13x250? when my cpu is at 100% at 3.5ghz its temps max out at 67C(about 25C idle, ick). so i left at 14x250(3.5Ghz) in the bios but used phenomstweaker in windows to change my speeds and vcore to more appropriate levels because i have no use for 3.5Ghz on a six core all the time, as i may use the 3.5 speed when encoding. am i correct that encoding doesnt use 100% cpu all the time,right? During 3.2ghz temps max at 52C(100% load, 20C idle). at stock the CPU has plenty of voltage so thats why the vcore is so much lower than stock

i have a enzotech extreme cpu air cooler, thinking about making a DIY water cooling setup, as i already have a air blower, car heater core, and could easily make a DIY cpu block

ive noticed that my temps are probably more like 75C instead of the 67C when at 3.5ghz. it reports the CPU at 18C idle when the room is 80F, i think my temps are wrong, so that isnt good. when i found that the max temp was 62C, i thought OOPS(it still works :D), so


Phen123:
go to bios and set to optimized defaults, set ALL satas to AHCI and i put HD on the Sata port lowest on the board, first layer of ports closest(touching) the board. and my bluray sata port is right above HD sata connector on the mobo and my DVD-RW sata port is right above the Bluray drive sata port.

then i just popped in the dvd to my Bluray or DVD drive and away i went to the install i didnt have any issues, just make sure your booting form the ideneb DVD and for good measure type -f -v -x at boot

on the 4th pic down(the sata screenie) you dont have everything as sata, the IDE port needs to be as Sata so then snow will see any IDE drives as sata's. doubt this matters but it wont hurt

i need to update my bios i see some new things to play whit :D

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Hmmm. You do use a better cooler than the deafault fan (as I am currently stuck with) My machine does however run exposed to the cold air. I am using an old G4 case with this powerful beast inside. As these old macs had a nifty way of opening up to reveal the motherboard and stuff I keep it open when using it for long periods of time (as the cpu is then out of the way of other hot components in the cold air). I'm not sure this would be enough cooling to keep it at the temps you run it at though (as my idiling temp is 37-42 C. Quite a lot higher than yours... So I might only overclock it a bit... not quite to 3.5 sigh...)


onto business:
I think I have isolated the main problem as follows:
(as this is after my snow leopard "fixing" its permissions I think it had initially shifted all my kexts to the system/libary/Extentions as I mysteriously found them there when deleting the kext you told me to.)
Before I removed all the extra kexts (the 6 from you + the nvenabler 64bit) from the system/libary/Extentions folder (where normal mac ones go) it boots with this as the aparent error (as far I can tell):
"
From path: “uuid”
Waiting for boot volume with UUID 95D35B04-C130-3768871B-1EBB25ABC2D6
Waiting on IOProiderClass IOResoruces IOResourceMatch ???
"
and after trying to load my firewire...
"
ERROR: Firewire unable to detimrine security mode; defaulting to full-secure.
Still waiting for root device
"
(This is it shortened to what I think is the main points. I might have missed an important point.)

When I remove them it does not get past loading all the files in the system/libary/extentions folder. It either complains about my dsdt or (when I add my dsdt back into the Extras folder) this:
"
using PCI-Root-UID value: 0
"
then stops (its obviously near the end of loading these kexts).

I seem to be stuck. So tonight I will re-copy mac os snow leo. and try again with a 'fresh' install of everything on this partition (as I seem to be getting nowhere fast). Then tell you what happens, as I am likely to still encounter problems ;)



oh and about those kexts for leopard (any idea on where to get them?)

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Well I have a 1055t based computer also, but its all ddr2 technology. I'll probably upgrade my motherboard and ram to the identical model you had sirbow2. I have a radeon 4850, would i be able to get that working?

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xKrNMBoYx:
im pretty sure all the hardware you have listed is compatible, hope you have better luck than Setura :) lol

Setura:
are you using chameleon RC5 when you try to boot Snow ? and when you get the root-uid error try booting with PCIRootUID=1

but dont try ANYTHING till you do a fresh install, oh the wonders it can do :)

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Oh the wonders it has done...

Now I only get the waiting for root device (no problems with hibernate image or anything else) just that. So I shall try your suggestion with other command and yes I am using charmelion rc5 on my snow leopard volume (char 1 is on my normal leopard drive as that is what seems to work for it. The two are completly seperated...)

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Oh the wonders it has done...

;)


first try rd=disk3s2 at boot, then i would try puting a jmicron kext in /E/E, if that doesnt work then try some other ahci snow leopard kexts from kexts.com, im not sure why its almost the same mobo as me.





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