Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:45 PM
Also, I believe if your card is Broadcom, the vendor ID will be 14e4.
For your GeForce, try this: http://www.insanelym...dpost&p=1726492
Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:57 PM
I don't see DEV_, but here's the VEN_ info:
If you hit the disclosure triangle beside "Intel WiFi Link1000 BGN", there should be a thing called PNP ID. Double click it and it should give you the device/vendor IDs. If you want, you can also use Device Manager; select your card, hit the Details tab, and choose Hardware IDs from the pop-up menu. VEN_ and DEV_ are what you want to know.
* Windows Description - Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN * Hardware ID - VEN_8086&DEV_0083&SUBSYS_13258086&REV_00
Edit: wow didn't see the DEV_ in there, but it's there. Silly me.
Edit 2: How do I install .kexts? Is there any easy way?
Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:46 PM
BTW, your wireless card has an Intel chipset (vendor ID 8087, not Broadcom (vendor ID 14e4), which makes sense why the enabler didn't work. Have you tried the GeForce solution yet?
Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:11 AM
Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:27 AM
To fix the problem, you have to boot in single user mode. Before pressing enter to boot, type -s. At the prompt, type the following commands:
/sbin/mount -uw /
rm -R /System/Library/Extensions/[GeForce].kext
You'll have to fill in the name of the kext you loaded for the rm command.
Don't give up yet.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:55 AM
Okay I ran the commands verbatim, and now I've got this. Progress, right?
Posted 09 January 2012 - 03:46 AM
Actually, it is progress! We're getting closer and closer. Even though this is hard, it is very rewarding in the end. If it's any comfort, I went through hours and days and weeks and months to get my hardware working properly; I have old hardware that isn't on any Snow Leopard compatibility lists. But, because I was persistent, my systems are next to perfect! The only reason they aren't perfect is they're old.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 03:21 PM
Will my system be functional if I upgrade to lion using this method?
One more thing; on the install of chameleon, as OS X is installed to a secondary hard drive, how should I modify the commands on the readme that comes with v2.0 RC4?
Also, is there anywhere that I can donate to you? I'd like to buy you a cup of coffee
Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:07 PM
I believe this is a DSDT issue. The Dell Optiplex 780 had this same issue; some people here were saying this is a DSDT issue.
What I would do is extract the DSDT in Linux using my instructions above (post #85) and then post your booting issue with your DSDT in the DSDT forum. If you'd like, I can also see what I can do to fix your DSDT.
Any help would be much appreciated, Sorry I'm a real noob. Do i need to install linux onto the same PC? or can i use one of them live cd things
Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:28 AM
Unfortunately, I don't have a donation link (I don't know how.)
PaddyBhoy, it's okay. You can use a live CD.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:11 PM
During installation I choose Mac os extended journaled as in your instructions.
I got a panic "version mis-match between kernel and CPU". I tried to boot with pmVersion=0 and I didn't get the panic. The grey screen with the grey apple logo came up and the spinning circle below it. At first,I thought it worked, but a few minutes later the spinning circle froze and I started hearing the welcome intro song without seeing anything. Some minutes later told me to restart my computer pressing the power button.
Is there there any fix for my problem?
I wish I could try your way but my DVD recorder is not working. But reading is ok.
I have a Sony vaio vgn-ar71s.
CPU: intel core 2 duo T9300, enhanced speedstep technology, 2.5GHz
HDD: 500GB (raid 0 2x250gb)
Not on raid 0 anymore since I use the first one to install mac os and in the second one windows 7 is already Installed.
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT GPU.
Thanks in advance.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:14 PM
PaddyBhoy, it's okay. You can use a live CD.
I have the dsdt from the DC7900
Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:37 PM
PaddyBhoy, I'll take a look at it.
Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:49 PM
I don't have linux but if you think this is gonna work there's no problem installing ubuntu in a partition.
So what do i need?
Posted 11 January 2012 - 12:49 AM
Also, make sure you have a retail Snow Leopard disc (bought or downloaded) and not a distro.
Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:15 AM
I'm gonna save all my files from the wd on the windows disk. Hope we won't mess up with this disk.
I also found a retail DVD of Snow leopard 10.6.8.
Waiting for your instructions.
THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:16 AM
i have a problem when everything goes well till when wanna choice disk then gives this
You cannot install to this volume. If you want to install to a disk with an MBR DOS-style partation table, you must install to a primary partation - not a logical partation.
i usedOSInstall + OSInstall.mpkg 10.6.3 patched for MBR so i can use MBR formatted hard disks to allowing multiple booting with other Windows OS .
any help ??
Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:37 AM
1. If you have a DVD and not a USB drive for installation, the ModCD will automatically patch the disc for MBR. You don't need the OSInstall framework/pkg.
2. Unless you have 32-bit XP, you can use GPT, too. Win7, WinVista, and 64-bit WinXP can boot from GPT.
Manollis, try this guide. If it gets too complicated, I'll simplify it.
Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:56 PM
because i dont have DVD 8 Gb and cant find it i my area for now ,
Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:05 PM
If you happen to have access to a Mac, there is a pkg to make a USB drive.
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