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This is the procedure I followed for installing Leopard 10.5.2 using the iATKOS v2.0i Leopard 10.5.2 Install DVD on Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus with GeForce 8600GT 256MB graphics card and Netgear GA311 Gigabit LAN PCI card (RealTek 8169S chipset) and Asus SupremeFX audio card:

NO WARRANTY IS IMPLIED OR GIVEN AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THESE STEPS WILL WORK FOR YOU AS THEY HAVE FOR ME.

UPDATE 1 July 2008
The earlier update described how I had resolved the Sleep function problem displayed by iATKOS 2.0i (discovered after this blog entry was initially made) but in a way that resulted in a USB device icon desktop non-display problem.....PROBLEM NOW SOLVED! ....solution steps are given in blue text within main text below.... :dev:

Also, I have found that using
Kernel 9.2.0 ToH instead of Kernel 9.2.0 nForce Core EFI also results in a fully working system so far as I can discern to date....but Kernel 9.2.0 nForce Core EFI was chosen by me because my PC has an Intel Core2 Q6600 CPU.

1. Installing 10.5.2

I used the iATKOS v2.0i.iso file (burned to DVD) with MD5 checksum:

MD5 iAtkos 2.0i = f1ad86417c16c1ea873abb8114989d3e

1. Boot from iATKOS 2.01 DVD - Press F8 at Darwin Bootloader and at boot: prompt type "nforce_core -v" without quotes.

2. Partition HDD as MBR and format install volume as Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) and give a unique name without spaces using Disk Utility with iATKOS 2.01 DVD Installer running.

3. DVD Installer Selections:

iATKOS v2.0i Main System Y
Darwin Bootloader Y
Stock Files N
Additional Patches -
Darwin x86 for MBR (Non-EFI) N
Kernel 9.2.0 ToH N
nForce kernels -
Kernel 9.2.0 nForce Core EFI Y (Install also works with Kernel 9.2.0 ToH but not chosen because my CPU is Intel Core2 Q6600)
Kernel 9.2.0 nForce Core Non-EFI N
Kernel 9.2.0 nForce Core SSE3 Non-EFI N
SMBIOS drivers
Apple SMBIOS netkas Y
Apple SMBIOS-27 4rd release iMac N
Apple SMBIOS-27 4rd release MacBook N
Remove Thermal kexts Y
Disk Image Mounter patch N
Drivers -
VGA - N
System -
Intel SATA N
nForce SATA Y
Intel Speedstep N
ext2fs N
NTFS-3G N
Network N

On the required restart by the installer DVD, booting up with -v -f (generally recommended after installation) fails with a kernel panic:

Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
com.apple.GeForce(5.2.4)@0x7fab3000->0x7fb39fff
dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(5.2.4)@0x7f873000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(1.5)@0x7f865000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.4.1)@0x77a36000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(1.5.1)@0x7f849000
com.apple.NVDAResman(5.2.4)@0x7f873000->0x7fab2fff
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(1.5)@0x7f865000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.4.1)@0x77a36000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(1.5.1)@0x7f849000

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

Mac OS version:
9C7010

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.0: Tue Feb 5 16:13:22 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.3.13~1/RELEASE_I386

This kernel panic points to a GeForce Driver(s) error.... at least for my GeForce 8600GT 256MB graphics card..... :P even though I had picked no nVidia drivers! Thus the base OS X system drivers could not drive my GeForce 8600GT.... :P

If you have a similar kernel panic do not expect to see the same hexadecimal numbers as in the example above.....

For a solution, see for example : http://osx86.wikidot...own-issues#toc1
QUOTE

com.apple.GeForce; com.apple.NVDAResman Kernel Panic Issue

Issue: System stops on Kernel Panic during boot.
Solution:This is caused by the GeForce Kexts that are installed by default. The issue is resolved by removing the GeForce kexts at boot, and it can be done as follows:

boot with -s
mount -uw /
rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/GeForce.kext
rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/Ge*.kext
rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/NV*kext
exit

ENDQUOTE

2. Installing nVidia Graphics Drivers and solving Sleep Function problem

So, after rebooting by typing -s at the boot: prompt and waiting for the prompt
:/ root# to appear (I had to boot –s twice and press Enter after the static cursor appeared to get the prompt; you may not need to), type each of the following lines, followed by Enter and then waiting for :/ root# to re-appear:

mount -uw /
rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/GeForce.kext
rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/Ge*.kext
rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/NV*.kext

followed finally by exit.

"logout" will then appear on screen followed by "Jettisoning kernel linker" and the rest of the verbose booting screen, resulting in successful booting into the OS X Welcome screen and music..... :rolleyes:

The System Profiler shows under Graphics/Displays, 1024x768 resolution 32-bit Color depth and 32MB VRAM with Software Driven CI and QE Not Supported, and against Kernel Extension Info: No kext loaded

I used Mysticus C*'s 10.5.2 Graphics Update Installer and ran the "10.5.2 Full Gfx Update v1.1.mpkg" file with ONLY the following options selected:

1.0Gfx Update + Latest Macbook (selected by default) Y

Main Kernel & System Drivers – (First folder)
Netkas - 9.2.0 sleep kernel Y

Main Kernel & System Drivers – (Second folder)
VGA –
Nvidia –
NVinject256MB Y (All other RAM options N)

N.B. The proper solution was found by doing a clean iATKOS v2.0i install (simply to regenerate (i) the original Sleep function problem and (ii) the ability to mount/dismount USB devices on the desktop), and then running the "10.5.2 Full Gfx Update v1.1.mpkg" file but with the Netkas - 9.2.0 sleep kernel also being chosen at this stage.... :rolleyes: whereas the first partial solution involved (after having already run the "10.5.2 Full Gfx Update v1.1.mpkg" file once to install NVinject, then the Taruga_AD1988b_rev3_Installer package, and finally rebooting and repairing permissions) running the "10.5.2 Full Gfx Update v1.1.mpkg" file a second time with only the Netkas - 9.2.0 sleep kernel being selected - this procedure solved the Sleep function problem but produced the USB device mounting problem..... :dev:

And rebooted with –v –f successfully…. In the System Profiler I had
Chipset Model: Graphics by NVIDIA,
VRAM (Total): 256 MB
ROM Revision: NVinject 0.2.1
plus 1152x870@75Hz resolution 32-bit Color depth with Hardware Accelerated CI and QE Supported….. :dev:

I then chose 1280x1024@75Hz resolution in Display Preferences and got as usual a blank blue screen, so I rebooted with –v successfully without any hang-ups….. In the System Profiler I now had 1280x1024@75Hz resolution 32-bit Color depth and 256MB VRAM with Hardware Accelerated CI and QE Supported….. :P

At this point iATKOS v2.0i (10.5.2) was running fine with Internet access, simple audio playback on iTunes Radio, USB device mounting/un-mounting, network file sharing…..In order to get full audio functions, I ran the Taruga_AD1988b_rev3_Installer package….check out http://wiki.taruga.net/tiki-index.php..... :P

UPDATE - Taruga HDA website is currently off-line; go http://forum.insanel...t...st&id=30545 for the Taruga_AD1988b_rev3_Installer package

I then rebooted with –v successfully….full Intel HDA function is restored, both Sleep function AND USB device mounting/unmounting working, as is network sharing ….. I finally Repaired Permissions without any permissions errors remaining….. a fully working OS X 10.5.2 system…… :graduated:









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