As many of you heard , new kernels are coming everyday and most of us wants to get their hands on the latest one. But of course there is a problem , updating kernel isnt that easy for someone who is new to the OSX86 Community. So I wrote a tiny script that installs the new kernel. It just grabs the latest one from semthex's site , installs it and of course it takes care of backing up your working kernel and fixes the permisson. All you have to do is answer a few questions and then you could sit back and enjoy while this script takes care of everything]
UPDATE : Fixed stuff again and this time it updates to beta8 - the latest
BEFORE THAT , PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU'RE USING DARWIN KERNEL VERSION 8.8.1/TRUE OSX 10.4.8 .IT WILL NOT WORK WITH OLDER OSX 10.4.8 , THAT RUNS ON 8.4.1. IT DOES NOT WORK WITH
MACOSX 10.4.1 , MACOSX 10.4.3 , MACOSX 10.4.4 , MACOSX 10.4.5 , MACOS X 10.4.6 , MACOSX 10.4.7 AND MACOS X 10.4.8 JAS SSE2/SSE3/AMD SSE2/AMD SSE3 COMBO UPDATE from Demonoid. It works with Jas' Intel Re-seed OSX 10.4.8 [4GB ISO] and AMD SSE3 OSX 10.4.8 ISO AS WELL
Automatically grabs the latest baked version directly from Semthex's Bakery .You dont even have to use IRC , bug Semthex [poor guy] nor ask 'Where to Get the Kernel and How To Do It'. It fixes all of that. Thats right folks , it updates OTA [Over-The-Air]. So you're always up2date with the latest kernel enhancements
2. Automatic Backup
This script also backups your current working kernel. So incase of emergency , you could boot up your system with the old working kernel. It avoids the whole 'Re-Install dilemma '
3. Works On GUI - No Need Special Rebooting Techniques - No Need to Memorize all the commands
My script also avoids new-comers to boot into -s mode where users normally update their kernel using this traditionally method . All you have to do is punch the start-up command and thats it , it would work . In other words , it just works
4. Approved By Semthex and tested by a group of beta testers
To ensure the proper quality of my script , I have semthex's approval [and he is the one who encouraged me to improve the script] and it has been tested thoroughly by a group of beta testers and it is guaranteed to work
5. Safer Method
With the new kernel , I have included a much more safer method as suggested by the folks here and over the IRC Channel. It copies the kernel instead of moving it , this means that if anything happens to your internet connection during the upgrade , your old kernel would be still there. It only updates once it has finished unzipping it
6. Fully Automated
With the new version , you just simply double click and run. Thats it. No more messing around with Terminal. It takes that for you
1. Download the script from this site and run it ! - Simple as that
In case if anything did went wrong , try to boot up using F8 and then type -f . See if that fixes the problem. If it does not , you could use back the old kernel , by typing mach_kernel.old in the boot prompt
I would like to thank :-
semthex - Kernel
Joey - Helping me out with some things
Hagar - Testing it out
locsmif - Helping me out with bash
interinv - User feedback !
If you're having any problems , feel free to send me a PM or meet me on IRC - macspeak , #scripts. If you're having any problems with the kernel , you could contact semthex as well !