Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:34 PM
My machine specs are in my sig below...
Using the ModUSB and 10.6.3 retail, I was able to get everything working out of the box, with ModUSB detecting what I needed during install. The only thing I needed to select was the Legacy Kernel.
I tried the 10.6.8 combo update through the Software Update, but it hangs on the Apple Logo during restart. I tried booting as Single User to no avail... I then booted in verbose and this is where it stops...
Any advice would be greatly appreciated... Thanks!
Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:46 PM
mach_kernel -v npci=0x2000
Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:13 PM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:50 AM
I guess I didn't understand the mach_kernel thing at first... I was originally trying to get 10.6.3 working with mach_kernel, but had no such luck. I needed the legacy kernel to get 10.6.3 to work, but once I got to 10.6.8, I needed to use the mach_kernel, right?
Now that I've got 10.6.8 working, am I a candidate for Lion?
Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:19 AM
You indeed are a candidate for Lion. If you download Lion from the App Store I'd be happy to guide you through.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:45 PM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:33 PM
Another note: you don't need the legacy kernel. You can use mach_kernel, as your Pentium is based on the Core architecture. With that said, boot with
mach_kernel -v npci=0x2000
What to I need to do to make that fix permanent, so I don't have to type that in every reboot?
Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:12 AM
bgrubb, here's the thing - I don't like using MultiBeast because it often breaks one's system and it also comes from an untrustworthy source (tony mac will take existing open-source software, make slight changes to it, market it as his own without proper credit, and release as closed-source, meaning no source code is available. Even if software is free, it can still be closed-source if no code is released. Because of the reasons above and the fact that he attempts to make profit out of his solutions many people including myself do not believe he is in the OSx86 spirit). Rant aside, MultiBeast is only for systems w/out drivers/Chameleon; since you have that working all you have to do is create an installation partition, which is quite easy.
As for making the changes permanent, go to /Extra and drag com.apple.boot.plist onto your desktop. Open the file with TextEdit and look for:
and change legacy_kernel to mach_kernel. Now right below it you should find:
In between the <string>s there might be other flags, but delete arch=i386 and replace it with npci=0x2000:
Save the file and drag the new version back into /Extra.
Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:47 AM
Which just so happened to be the exact same spot I was hanging, when I was trying to boot way back in 10.6.3 using mach_kernel...
Anyways... I had to use the
arch=i386 flag at the chameleon boot screen to get back in. Then I just added it back to the plist, using both on the same line:
Now I'm golden... flag free booting! [/snow_leopard_chapter]
So yeah! I'm ready for Lion. I'm armed with my Lion image and am ready to do some damage.
Ya, I probably won't try "the Beast", then...
Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:45 PM
Your data controller's driver is 32-bit only. When you boot, go into /Extra/Extensions, right-click IOATAFamily.kext and select Show Package Contents. Once inside, go to Contents -> PlugIns and tell me what kexts are in there. I can get you 64-bit versions most likely.
As for Lion...the way you made a DVD works best on Macs...it actually complicates things for hackintoshes. The reason is if one boots from InstallESD, it will function like the Install Mac OS Lion app, and simply copy the installation files and reboot! This is fine for a real Mac, but much more difficult for hacks. Try this:
1. Go to Disk Utility.
2. Select your HDD in Disk Utility (not the partition, the drive itself) and click the partition tab.
3. Below your partition scheme, click the "+" button and make the partition 4.7GB and click Apply.
4. Once done, enable hidden files. If you don't know how to, download TinkerTool.
5. In Disk Utility, click the Restore tab.
6. Insert your Lion DVD you created, and drag BaseSystem.dmg from the DVD onto the Source box in Disk Utility.
7. In Disk Utility, drag the new partition you created into Destination and click Restore.
8. Once that's done, go into System/Installation on your new partition and delete the Packages alias.
9. Drag the file kernelcache from the DVD into your new partition, and drag the Packages folder from System/Installation on the DVD to System/Installation on your new partition.
10. Reboot the computer, press a key at the boot prompt, and select your Lion partition. You should be able to install.
Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:33 PM
Thanks for the Lion install info... that seems simple enough. I think I will hold up on the upgrade until I can get a few issues ironed out on my current SL setup first.
Right now I don't believe I have QE/CI working. I get a black screen on Front Row, and Youtube videos are either Black screened with audio or VERY choppy Audio/Video. Other types of streaming video work fine, but anything YouTube is crap. I also can't play DVDs. DVD Player says "Valid Video Device Can Not Be Found.."
Been searching, trying to determine if my Integrated Graphics can support QE/CI or not... or if I'm just missing a kext... Not finding any definitive answers so far.
Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:44 PM
You do not have QE/CI. What's your GPU?
Posted 21 April 2012 - 09:25 PM
After a bit of searching the interwebs... It appears that the x200 is just not QE/CI compatible... I guess I will be finding a new video card... any cheap recommendations? Closest thing I can find is a nVidia 8400GS, which should work in 10.6.8, but may not in Lion...
I could go ahead with the Lion install, unless not having QE/CI is going to cause problems in the meantime...
Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:04 PM
My recommendation is a Geforce 9xxx or better. 8xxx series will be fine if you don't do much, but if you want to be ready for the future I'd get 9xxx or higher. This is a very good card, for example. Check here for great nVidia stuff. And if you want to buy third-party, you can go to Amazon or eBay.
Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:20 PM
which means he might have other issues eventually.. dont expect perfection.
best (cheap) idea is get a G41MT-S2PT ddr3 intel mobo and a video card
Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:50 PM
LatinMcG does have a good point, though, that Intel is probably going to be the best bet. What you have works, just Intel is better.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 02:43 AM
As always, Thanks for all of the continued help! I wouldn't have gotten this far without you!
Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:34 AM
have u had dsdt fixed ?
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