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[GUIDE] Installing Snow Leopard 10.6.8 on Wortmann Terra 4440

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About the system
The Wortmann Terra 4440 has a Clevo M7X0SU motherboard with onboard NVIDIA 9300M GS (256mb) graphics card. It has a Realtek RTL8187b USB WLAN card built in and a Synaptics Touchpad. I've been struggling a bit until I found out how to update to 10.6.8 properly, but heres my solution.

What you get
If everything goes fine, you'll have a 10.6.8 Snow Leopard installation with fully working graphics and audio, a WLAN driver and multitouch gestures on trackpad.

What you need
- SnowLeo 10.6.0 distribution DVD
- Combo update to 10.6.7
- Normal update to 10.6.8
- WLAN driver from here
- Touchpad driver from here

1. Preparing the computer
First, enter your BIOS menu and set SATA AHCI mode enabled.
Tip: If you cant find the AHCI option, look for a option called "Installed O/S". Set it to "VISTA". Now there should be an option "SATA Mode Selection", set this to AHCI.

2. Installing the base system
Boot from the DVD. Go to Utilities -> Disk Utility and create a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) partition on your hard drive. Then close Disk Utility.
Continue the setup, select the partition you just created and click Continue. In the next view click on Customize. A window will pop up with default selections. Keep them and select the following in addition:

Chipset/
   LegacyAHCI
   AppleVIAATA
Video/NVidia/
   NVEnabler
Audio/
   VoodooHDA
System Patches/
   ApplePS2
Notebook Patches/
   VoodooBattery

Install and reboot your computer.

3. Update to 10.6.7
Install the combo update but don't reboot!
Go to /System/Library/Extensions/ and delete the NVEnabler.kext.
Reboot with "-v -f" flags.

4. Create 10.6.7 extension backup
Open /System/Library/ and create a copy of your Extensions folder.

5. Update to 10.6.8
Install the update but don't reboot!
Go to /System/Library/Extensions/ and delete all the GeForce***.kexts and the NVDA***.kexts.
Open System Preferences -> Chameleon -> Peripherals and tick GraphicsEnabler.
Now copy the following files from your 10.6.7 extensions copy into the Extensions folder:

IOUSBFamily.kext
IOPCIFamily.kext
AppleACPIPlatform.kext
AppleIntelHDGraphics.kext
AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB.kext
AppleIntelHDGraphicsGA.plugin
AppleIntelHDGraphicsGLDriver.bundle
AppleIntelHDGraphicsVADriver.bundle
AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext
GeForce.kext
GeForce7xxxGLDriver.bundle
GeForceGA.plugin
GeForceGLDriver.bundle
GeForceVADriver.bundle
NVDANV40Hal.kext
NVDANV50Hal.kext
NVDAResman.kext

6. Repairing extensions permissions
Open OSX86Tools from the /Applications/TOOLS/ folder.
Tick
- Set Extensions permissions
- Clear Extensions Cache
- Clear User Application Cache
- Clear System Application Cache
- Touch Extensions Folder
and click on Run Selected Tasks. When finished reboot your computer.

7. Installing the WLAN driver
Unpack the WLAN archive. Copy the RTL8187Bl.kext to /System/Library/Extensions/. Then install the UI.pkg and the StartUpItem.pkg. When done repeat step 6.

8. Installing the Synaptics Touchpad driver
Unpack the Touchpad archive. Copy the two kexts to /System/Library/Extensions/ and the Trackpad.prefPane to /Library/PreferencePanes/. When done repeat step 6.

9. Get better audio driver
If your audio rustles or makes strange noise, get the newest VoodooHDA from here.

10. Have fun!
Now things should work fine. If you still have problems, feel free to ask me :)





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