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genofloresaz

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EDIT: I've managed to figure this out.

 

cd /Volumes/XXX/PATH TO FOLDER WHERE KEXT(S) ARE/    where XXX is the name of the volume in which the kexts are placed

 

cp -r XX.kext /volumes/XXX/System/Library/Extensions   WHERE XX is the name of the kext, and XXX is the name of your volume where the kexts need to be

 

 

NOTE: If your volume name contains any spaces use quotes 

 

EXAMPLE: /volumes/"Macintosh HD"/System/Library/Extensions

 

 

I've successfully installed iAtkos S3 V2 but, it boots to a blank screen, but I can hear the "Staying Alive" song so I know the installation is fine, but my graphics kext isn't installed, so, I have the kext file I need, but how can I install it without actually being into OS X? Can I do so through Terminal from the DVD? if so, what are the commands? The kext files is placed on my Windows partition.



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There is a tool for this at Tonym..  ((okay, sorry, I was not aware of the TM problem before)). With it you can install Kext files and run System Utilities on to another volume than your startvolume.

 

Well, I have tried the Terminal approach, but I am not used to Terminal and so could not make it work.



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I cannot see the name of this tool. I only see pound signs.



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hello

 

use transmac from windows...

 

then u boot

 

-f -v

 

good hack



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I know this is a little late, but:

 

Boot her up and type " -v -f -F cpus=1 busratio=20 arch=i386" at the prompt. If it doesn't work, then come back and tell us, and I will go through my notes on this stuff and see what else we can do to freak out your computer for you. (Cheshire cat grin inserted here!)



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Hi there,

I get a kernel-panic after updating OSX 10.6 on an aspire one zg5. It's just a guessing..but maybe it's the intel graphics somehow. So I thought I might take this alternative driver from here and install it in terminal but I just don't know how.

 

The last lines of kernel-panic read:

 

PFM64 0xfffffff10000001, 0xf0000000

[ PCI configuration begin ]

 

 

(Not sure with the numbers of diggits though)

 

So I googled around ("crash PFM64") and found something about graphics.

 

I tried all possible kernel-commands:

 

npci=0×2000

-x -v

GraphicsEnabler=No
IGPEnabler=Yes
darkwake=0

 

...but no success. Somebody please help.

 

Edit:

Here is a screenshot:

 

2qcotx0.jpg



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I just reinstalled everything. Didn't know updating is not possible in one step. My problem now: There are dozens of tutorials howto update from 10.6.3 to 10.6.7/8 but I need update from 10.6 to 10.6.3 first....

How can I do that?







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