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Hi to all..... Here my new guide for an IBM Lenovo T61 (with onboard Intel VGA X3100) machine type 6466-64G. Before this model, I tried to install SL (and Lion 10.7.3 too) on Lenovo SL300 and it works almost great and fast but it has an Intel GMA 4500MHD (2a42:8086)!!!! Absolutely no way to have a working graphics experience on that: NO QE / CI!!!! It's a little bit as WIndows on safe mode or with a Generic (VESA) VGA: unable to play any Youtube, DVD, mpeg etc etc!!!

Anyway, here below I will show you a fast way to install Snow Leopard Vanilla 10.6.7 on this notebook to achive a near 99% of a real Mac... follow me

First of all sorry for my really bad English!!!!

MAIN NOTEBOOK SPECS:
IBM Lenovo T61 type: 6466-64G
- C2D T7250 @2.0Ghz 800FSB 2MB L2
- 2GB RAM DDR2 667
- HDD 120GB Sata 5400rpm
- Intel Graphics GM965 (formally X3100) [2A02:8082]
- Wireless Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11 b/g
- LAN wired Intel 82566MM 10/100/1000
- Integrated Fingerprint Reader (UPEK)
- Bluetooth Broadcom 2.1
- Display 15.4 TFT (XWGA) 1280x800

WHAT IT'S WORKING (32bit):
- DUAL CORE working at 100%
- WIFI Broadcom (ootb)
- LAN Ethernet Gigabit (using specific kext)
- Bluetooth (fixing the DSDT)
- VGA with QE/CI enabled (ootb)
- Brightness controls (changing a HEX string on GMAX3100FB kext)
- Volume controls (ootb)
- Audio / Internal MIC (using only a specific VoodooHDA patched by slice)
- Internal Card Reader RICOH (using a spacific Kext)
- Internal Keyboard/UltraNav/Touchpad (using VoodoodPS2 patched)
- DVD burner (ootb)
- Battery (using VoodooBattery)
- Speedstep (using fakesmc and VoodooPowerMini)
- Integrated Fingerprint Reader (using Truesuite for MAC by UPEK now at ver. 5.0)
- Firewire
- Audio External Jack
- VGA-OUT only in Extended mode

WHAT IT'S NOT WORKING (32bit):
- SLEEP/Lid Sleep
- Express Card/54 slot (not tested)
- Internal 56K Modem: it's only a WIN-MODEM (WIN=WIndows!) Absolute no support in OSX
- VGA-OUT in mirror mode!! (if you try, u will see vertical lines. To restore the situation use the command line tool: 'mirror -off'. You can found it easy on google or in my previous guide about 10.6.7 on nc6400.

WHAT YOU NEED:
- Notebook as above
- USB Keyboard and mouse (for installation)
- USB Pen of minimum 8GB
- Another Real Apple/Hackintosch PC would be better to prepare all the necessary steps
- Internet


1) BIOS SETTINGS:
- Be sure to enable Sata controller as AHCI for better performance


P.S. if you prefer, you can use a BIOS patched to remove Whitelist for Wireless Card.

2) CREATION OF THE USB STICK (MIN 8GB!!!):
- Buy/Download a RETAIL DVD of OSX Snow Leopard 10.6.3. I have used a .torrent from a Russian Forum. Be sure to find a RETAIL DVD and not a modified one (Hazard, iATKOS, etc etc...). The image is circa 6GB
- Using anothe MAC insert the USB stick, format it and restore the Image.dmg on it
- Now launch MyHack 1.1 and install it on USB Pen so it becomes bootable. During the wizard please choose "AdHoc" and select only these options: core, com.apple.Boot.plist, EvoReboot and FakeSMC and nothing else!!!!
- On my ZIP file you will have a folder called "Extra" with some files. Please copy: com.apple.Boot.plist, dsdt.aml and smbios.plist to the same /Extra folder of the USB pen overwriting if necessary.

- NOW YOU ARE READY FOR THE INSTALLATION!!!!!!

P.S.:

If you want to use MBR table on your hackintosch (for multiboot with windows xp or other things) instead of GUID (that create an EFI hidden partition), please consider to apply the patch "OSInstall_1063_10D575_deviato.zip" provided in my ZIP.
Some users reported to me that MyHack 2.x works also fine. I suppose that it's correct. In this case please consider to use org.chameleon.Boot.plist instead of com.apple.Boot.plist. The main difference it's that from a certain version of chameleon 2.1 the com.apple.Boot.plist has become obsolete.

3) BEGIN THE INSTALLATION ON IBM LENOVO:
- Insert the new USB Pen, USB Keyboard and USB Mouse on your notebook, power it on and boot from USB (press F12). A Chameleon should appear and wait 5 seconds. I have switched the installation in verbose mode (-v) so you can see all.
- Now begin the classic OSX wizard (languages etc). Using "Disk Utility" prepare your HDD as you prefer (number of partitions, GUID or MBR etc) and so on...... After a while (it should take 20/30 minutes!!!) it will finish and ask you for reboot.
- Please reboot with USB pen inserted and when chameleon appears, press a key and choose your new HDD OSX partition and press enter. Now the wizard will continue till the end.


4) FIRST USE:
- When you are on SL 10.6.3 you have to make bootable your NEW OSX Partition. For that reason you have to launch another time MyHack 1.1 (that you can found on your USB Pen used for the installation) and make exactly the same things of the STEP 2) for the USB Pen: install MyHack 1.1 on OSX Partition of your HDD, select
core, com.apple.Boot.plist, EvoReboot and FakeSMC, after installation copy from /Extra on USB penthese 3 files com.apple.Boot.plist, DSDT.aml and smbios.plist on the /Extra folder on your HDD.
- Copy on your HDD at least Kext Utility
- In my ZIP file you will have a folder named /KEXTs_OK. Under this you will find two subfolders: /EE (=/Extra/Extensions) and /SLE (=/System/Library/Extensions). What is under /Extra must correspond to the related one in your OSX Partition, instead /SLE means what you should install under your /System/Library/Extensions naturally using Kext Utility.
- At this step you can just install VoodooPS2Controller.kext into /SLE. After that DON'T FORGET to run KextUtility. In general EVERY TIME you manipulate some kext.
- Now you are ready to restart the OSX without USB Pen, USB Keyboard and USB Mouse.

5) INSTALL OSX 10.6.7 COMBO UPDATE:
- Now restart and check if your SL 10.6.3 is working. You can quite control if your DSDT is read by the System if you can see the bluetooth icon or Biometric Coprocessor on System Profiler (USB section).
- Download Snow Leopard Combo Update 10.6.7 (circa 1 GB) and install it
- After the installation restart the PC
- Using Kext Utility, you can quite complete the procedure installing the others kexts (for /E/E and /S/L/E) launch kextutility.


6) THAT'S ALL!!!!
- Now you can quite apply each Apple Update you prefer EXCEPT for 10.6.8. I am not interested on this major update. It prepares the way to LION update modifing several things. I think that for this kind of notebook 10.6.7 it's the maximum about stability.


SUMMARY OF MY STUFF:

KEXTs that I have found/patched and their meaning:
> (S/L/E) VoodooPS2Controller.kext (1.1.0) = I inserted under Plugins ThinkpadUltraNav.kext to enable Ultranav functions (Trackpoint + TouchPad)
> (S/L/E) IONetworkingFamily.kext (1.10) = I have added under Plugins Intel82566MM.kext to enable LAN gigabit
> (S/L/E) VoodooBattery.kext (1.3.3) = instead of AppleACPIBatteryManager.kext which generates random KP, use this Voodoo one: no KP at this moment.
> (S/L/E) IOSDHCIBlockDevice.kext (1.0.0d1) = Old kext found on the web, that enable internal Card Reader (RICOH) without problems coping, formatting, ejecting!!! Good work
> (S/L/E) VoodooHDA.kext (0.2.1) = After long time I have found this special version patched from great Slice for a Dell Notebook that enable perfect Internal MIC and offers really great quality on output and Input. External jacks work great too. I have tested other versions (0.2.2, 0.2.54, 2.6.2, 2.7.2, 2.7.3) but they offer poor quality and a lot of distorsions on this codec chip!!!
> (S/L/E) VoodooPowerMini.kext (1.2.7) = Help to enable CPU Speedstepping
> (S/L/E) AppleIntelGMAX3100FB.kext (1.6.26) = Stock Kext from original SL 10.6.7. Using Hex Fiend I have applied ThirdSmile fix provided at this link http://www.insanelym...dpost&p=1614226
> (E/E) FakeSMC.kext (4.2.0) = Latest one with these plugins: ACPISensors.kext, IntelCPUMonitor.kext, X3100.kext and I use its HWMonitor.
> (E/E) VoodooTSCSync.kext (1.1) = A special version patched to help to eliminate lapic.c KP

I have prepared a ZIP with all the necessary and uploaded it on OSX86.net at this link: http://www.osx86.net...do=file&id=2695

MY DSDT patched:
I have extracted my DSDT and applied these fixes using DSDT Editor:
- DTGP, EHCI, SMBUS, HDEF, IOATAFamily, IRQS, LPC, Shutdown fix (intel), PNLF, NEW HPET,

SMBIOS.PLIST
I have created one using Chameleon Wizard app starting from MacBook3,1

org.chameleon.Boot.plist
DON'T USE GraphicsEnabler or Graphics Mode. The VGA is recognized natively by OSX
<dict>
<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>-v npci=0x2000 darkwake=0</string>
<key>SystemType</key>
<string>2</string>
<key>Theme</key>
<string>Blackosx_Product_Box</string>
<key>Timeout</key>
<string>2</string>
<key>arch</key>
<string>i386</string>
</dict>

Chameleon Version:
Because Bildbot isn't working anymore (linked on Chameleon Wizard), I have installed the Built-in one: ver 2.1 svn r1819 without problems

My 2 cents

Pat

P.S.
Please let me know if I forgot something or the explanation isn't clear


My lspci:
h-3.2# lspci -nn
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 0c)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a02] (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a03] (rev 0c)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection [8086:1049] (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2834] (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2835] (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:283a] (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:284b] (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:283f] (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2841] (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 [8086:2843] (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:2845] (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 [8086:2847] (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2830] (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2831] (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2832] (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:2836] (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM (ICH8M-E) LPC Interface Controller [8086:2811] (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller [8086:2850] (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2829] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:283e] (rev 03)
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
15:00.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II [1180:0476] (rev ba)
15:00.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832] (rev 04)
15:00.2 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 21)
15:00.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller [1180:0843] (rev 11)
15:00.4 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 11)
15:00.5 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev 11)

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I'm attempting this guide with a T61 7661 model, and getting kernel panic's unless I boot in safe mode (-x via the bootloader).
Will post some more details later. Not sure if there is enough difference in specs from your model and my 7661.

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thank's Dude


Hy Husaber, nice picture!!!! Could you please share your method to have a working LION on this model? Which kexts, DSDT etc have you used? Could you write a small miniguide in somewhere to help people? Thank you for your link from the "bay" about your DMG complete of all. I will try it when I will find a sata HDD to test.

To be honest I don't like so much LION in particular way on our "old" kind of hardware. I haven't tested it on Lenovo but I have installed it on some HP. I have found this OS not so brillant as Snow Leopard and during some apps it was intricate. The same notebook with Snow Leopard 10.6.7 (not the 10.6.8) appears more ready and fast. For that reason I have tried directly with OSX 10.6.7 on lenovo T61.

I would like to know if you can compare Snow Leopard and LION on this T61 and share your impressions.....

Thank you

I'm attempting this guide with a T61 7661 model, and getting kernel panic's unless I boot in safe mode (-x via the bootloader).
Will post some more details later. Not sure if there is enough difference in specs from your model and my 7661.


Hi Jakes, model 7661 seems (from google) the same as mine and in particular way the graphics card is Intel. About your problems, please check boot with arguments:

arch=i386 -v -f

please post a picture of your KP so I can see something that you are not recognizing. If you are able, try to post a complete picture, in other words from the first line to the last one.

VoodooPS2Controller is imcompatible with ApplePS2Controller.kext, appleacpips2nub.kext..... and similar (now I don't remember). Maybe you have one of them.

if your problem seems to be VoodooPS2Controller, remove it and try to "consolidate" the OSX caches using something like:
sudo kextcache -v 1 -a i386 -a x86_64 -m /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext /System/Library/Extensions

be sure to have USB mouse and USB Keyboard!!!! eh eh eh

Let me know

Pat

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IBM Lenovo T61 type: 8895-2FU
- C2D T9300 @2.5Ghz 800FSB 2MB L2
- 4GB RAM
- HDD 120GB
- Intel Graphics X3100
- Atheros Wifi Card
- LAN wired Intel 82566MM 10/100/1000
- Integrated Fingerprint Reader
- Bluetooth Broadcom 2.1
- Display 14.1 TFT (SXGA+) 1400x1050

I followed your guide but the moment before it is suppose to go to classic OSX wizard I get a white/gray screen. Any reason for this? Thank you!

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Try without GraphicsEnabler=Yes

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I'm attempting this guide with a T61 7661 model, and getting kernel panic's unless I boot in safe mode (-x via the bootloader).
Will post some more details later. Not sure if there is enough difference in specs from your model and my 7661.


I'm getting the same as well, and this is a screenshot of my KP:

Okay, scratch that - I can't figure out how to post an image as an attachment on here. Originally, it would KP before getting to a GUI;
I copied the other files in Extensions to /Extra and now get to the GUI before it KPs (ACPISensors, IntelCPUMonitor, VoodooTSCSync and X3100).

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I should also add that when it KPs, it seems to be something related to disk IO most of the time. Lately, it's been fsck_hfs. Before, it was showing USB and ATA drivers.

Does it make a difference what version of OS X we're using initially? I believe the disk I was using was 10.6.7, so would it be better to use a 10.6.0 or 10.6.2 installation image when I'm imaging my USB drive?

Finally, I tried editing the com.apple.Boot.plist and took out the GraphicsEnabler line, and still, it didn't work. I bought this 7661-XAU specifically for trying to install OS X.

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You try Lion?

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No. How would I go about prepping a USB key with Lion? I tried it again, and the system doesn't KP, but I get a blank screen. I just tried booting with -x for safe mode, and I get the usual Mac background, but no mouse cursor. The capslock turns on and off on my Mac USB keyboard, but it doesn't do much else. I also apologize for not having many posts on here; I tend to lurk on these forums, only posting if I absolutely require assistance (which I do in this case).

As for using Lion, would I simply restore the .dmg to my USB key and then use myHack 1.1? I tried before with the current version of myHack, which seems to take FOREVER to create the USB key's image (only to KP). If it helps, the machine is a 7661-XAU. I bought this machine specifically to use as a Hackintosh (as my 2007 machine seems to have issues with the ATI framebuffer).

Finally, do I get a 64 bit kernel with Lion?

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I just checked it out. I already have 10.7.3 downloaded. Do I absolutely have to use 10.7.4? Even though I keep hearing negative things about the speed and usability of Lion, I'd rather have that than Snow Leopard that doesn't install.

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Ok, for my mashine i run 10.6.3 retail first
Usb is created with the same metod Lion 10.7.4.
And start without any problem.
With 10.6.7 and 10.6.8 installer i have too much problems with boot
And finaly i stopped on 10.7.4(now is 10.7.5)
Dont have problem with speed and any other.. :wink2:

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Thanks bautzen!
Some day ago, I've installed successfully Snow Leopard Retail 10.6.3 on my T61. My T61 has same specs with yours, after install and update to 10.6.7 I got KP, then I replace your VoodooHDA with another.
I've installed many times, but not success until I read your guide. My T61 run cool than ever, even than XP (avg 30 Cel degrees). You save my love of MAC.
Thanks you very much, bautzen!

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I got the installation method to work, but not on the internal display. It only works on an external monitor, and the display is corrupted, as if it isn't in sync with the monitor. The mouse cursor appears normal though. I tried with Graphics Enabler=no and with the resolution down to 1024x768 and the problems are the same.

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You need to run system on 32bit. mode,GMAX3100 dont work on 64bit(QE/GL) :thumbsup_anim:

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follow the instruction but cannot make it.

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I have followed and followed and read and re-read the steps in in this post a thousand times. I have made and re-made my 16GB jumpdrive 6 times now. Follwing the steps exactly. I am using a 10.6.7 retail DVD that a buddy gave me when he upgraded to MOUNTAIN LION last month.

I have verified that the files are where they need to be, the JD is formatted as instructed using my slow, but still working QUICKSILVER, and when I put the drive in my T61 (7661-LU9) and F12 boot off the flash drive, with and without an external (APPLE) USB KB and MOU - I get a black screen with flashing cursor in the upper-left. Never do I see this chameleon I am supposed to see.

What have I done wrong?

I would really love to use this T61 machine for a hackintosh...but cannot seem to get this process to work.

I know I want SNOW LEOPARD, as my buddy had tons of issues with LION, and I do not want to have those issues as well - mostly with SMB file sharing and printing issues.

Can anyone lend some advise?

Here are the specs for my T61

MIDDLETON BIOS - Installed

Intel Core Duo processor - T7700 (2.4GHz)
Memory - 3GB PC2-5300
Hard drive - 160GB (seagate)
Display - 14.1" TFT
Graphics - Intel PM965/GM965 graphics
Ultrabay - CDRW/DVDR Multi-Burner drives
Networking -
Updated INTEL 4965AGN WiFi - Fully at 150mbps wireless n under Win7 (FRU 42T0865)
Security - Fingerprint reader and Security chip
Battery - Lithium Ion 9 cell
Operating System - Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)

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I have followed and followed and read and re-read the steps in in this post a thousand times. I have made and re-made my 16GB jumpdrive 6 times now. Follwing the steps exactly. I am using a 10.6.7 retail DVD that a buddy gave me when he upgraded to MOUNTAIN LION last month.

I have verified that the files are where they need to be, the JD is formatted as instructed using my slow, but still working QUICKSILVER, and when I put the drive in my T61 (7661-LU9) and F12 boot off the flash drive, with and without an external (APPLE) USB KB and MOU - I get a black screen with flashing cursor in the upper-left. Never do I see this chameleon I am supposed to see.

What have I done wrong?

I would really love to use this T61 machine for a hackintosh...but cannot seem to get this process to work.

I know I want SNOW LEOPARD, as my buddy had tons of issues with LION, and I do not want to have those issues as well - mostly with SMB file sharing and printing issues.

Can anyone lend some advise?

Here are the specs for my T61

MIDDLETON BIOS - Installed

Intel Core Duo processor - T7700 (2.4GHz)
Memory - 3GB PC2-5300
Hard drive - 160GB (seagate)
Display - 14.1" TFT
Graphics - Intel PM965/GM965 graphics
Ultrabay - CDRW/DVDR Multi-Burner drives
Networking -
Updated INTEL 4965AGN WiFi - Fully at 150mbps wireless n under Win7 (FRU 42T0865)
Security - Fingerprint reader and Security chip
Battery - Lithium Ion 9 cell
Operating System - Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)

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Husaber,

Thank you for your reply.

I really want to stick with SNOW LEOPARD (10.6.7), I have read too many problems with LION - especially when it comes to sharing files across the network from a Windows machine and printing over the network (not AirPrint) - just in general printing.

Also your guide mentions upgrading the INTEL WiFi card - I have only just updated that so that I would get 150Mbps under Windows 7 - I would prefer not to update it again.

I am sure that "I" did something silly - but I did the steps exactly as layed out above (with the one exception of a 10.6.7 DVD instead of a 10.6.3)....would that really make that much difference? I have lots of MAC buddies, I am sure that one of them has 10.6.3 someplace. If I have to I buy one.

Many thanks in advance for any advice that you or others can lend to get my hackintosh up and running. I have lots of patience - just find that some of these guides are not a concise as I would like. :-)

*BH*





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