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[HOWTO] - Update Mac OS X 10.4.4 or higher to Mac OS X 10.4.8 with Mifki kernel & 10.4.9, (Dell, HP etc. Laptops - GMA950/945 & other GFX cards!)

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Guide last updated: 10th April 2007, 00:32 GMT.

Updating from 10.4.7 to 10.4.8/9 - For older versions, see instructions further down.

Step 1) Download this file, it contains all the files you'll need to get it working! :(
Step 2) Extract the zip file to your DESKTOP.
Step 3) Download the official Mac 10.4.8 Intel Update from Apple available here.
Step 4) Run the installer, DO NOT REBOOT when prompted.
Step 5) Open the Terminal (Go > Utilities > Terminal) Type the following:

cd desktop
sudo cp -R mach_kernel/mach_kernel /mach_kernel
sudo cp -R mach_kernel/AppleSMBios.kext /System/Library/Extensions
sudo cp -R mach_kernel/IOATAFamily.kext /System/Library/Extensions

IMPORTANT - Use these commands ONLY if you have an Intel GMA950/945 card!
sudo cp -R mach_kernel/AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext /System/Library/Extensions
sudo rm -R /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntel195.kext

IMPORTANT - If using an nVidia card, make sure to re-install the Titan kext!

IMPORTANT for HP Pavillion zd 8000 (and possibly other HP's/laptops) use the Callisto_b003fixed & koverg-patch9700-v0.2 patches to fix the display resolution
Step 6) Open Disk Utility (Go > Utilities > Disk Utility), select the Mac OS X partition, click the Repair Disk Permissions button, when it is completed reboot your computer.

Update to 10.4.9 - WARNING: This may not work on some PCs/Laptops & Possibly lead to data loss! Backup first! (And pray it works!)
Step 7 - Optional) Find JaS' 10.4.9 Combo update, download, install, repair permissions, reboot.

Note: When you reboot it will seem to be taking a while to boot into Mac, do not worry, this is normal, after a few minutes Mac will automatically reboot again (total of 2 reboots during install), after the reboot Mac will load normally, and be working fine.

Congratulations. You now have working Mac OS X 10.4.8 /w Mifki 8.8.1 Kernel or Mac OS X 10.4.9!

Thanks to: Semthex (Kernel), Paulicat (SMBios) :)

See screenshots at bottom of post!

Polite notice: So that you do not have a choppy OS X Experience, please make sure to use the cpus=1 bootflag, or to edit your com.apple.Boot.plist (sudo nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist in Terminal) to reflect the following:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple$
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>cpus=1</string>
<key>Quiet Boot</key>
<string>No</string>
<key>Timeout</key>
<string>5</string>
<key>Boot Graphics</key>
<string>Yes</string>
</dict>
</plist>

Updating from 10.4.4, 10.4.5 or 10.4.6 to 10.4.8/9

Step 1) Download this file, it contains all the files you'll need to get it working! :(
Step 2) Extract the zip file to your DESKTOP.
Step 3) Download the official Mac 10.4.8 Intel Update from Apple available here.
Note: The update download above is different to the one on the first post!
Step 4) Run the installer, DO NOT REBOOT when prompted.
Step 5) Open the Terminal (Go > Utilities > Terminal) Type the following:

cd desktop
sudo cp -R mach_kernel/mach_kernel /mach_kernel
sudo cp -R mach_kernel/AppleSMBios.kext /System/Library/Extensions
sudo cp -R mach_kernel/IOATAFamily.kext /System/Library/Extensions

IMPORTANT - Use these commands ONLY if you have an Intel GMA950/945 card!
sudo cp -R mach_kernel/AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext /System/Library/Extensions
sudo rm -R /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntel195.kext

IMPORTANT - If using an nVidia card re-install the Titan kext!

IMPORTANT for HP Pavillion zd 8000 (and possibly other HP's/laptops) use the Callisto_b003fixed & koverg-patch9700-v0.2 patches to fix the display resolution
Step 6) Download the old login window, delete the old one, replace it with this one.
Step 7) Open Disk Utility (Go > Utilities > Disk Utility), select the Mac OS X partition, click the Repair Disk Permissions button, when it is completed reboot your computer.

Update to 10.4.9 - WARNING: This may not work on some PCs/Laptops & Possibly lead to data loss! Backup first! (And pray it works!)
Step 8 - Optional) Find JaS' 10.4.9 Combo update, download, install, repair permissions, reboot.

Note: When you reboot it will seem to be taking a while to boot into Mac, do not worry, this is normal, after a few minutes Mac will automatically reboot again (total of 2 reboots during install), after the reboot Mac will load normally, and be working fine.

Congratulations. You now have working Mac OS X 10.4.8 /w Mifki 8.8.1 Kernel! or Mac OS X 10.4.9!


Polite notice: So that you do not have a choppy OS X Experience, please make sure to use the cpus=1 bootflag, or to edit your com.apple.Boot.plist (sudo nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist in Terminal) to reflect the following:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple$
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>cpus=1</string>
<key>Quiet Boot</key>
<string>No</string>
<key>Timeout</key>
<string>5</string>
<key>Boot Graphics</key>
<string>Yes</string>
</dict>
</plist>

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Edited by mac.nub, 09 April 2007 - 11:32 PM.


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Quick question...do you need to put the cpus=1 string in there if it is a Core 2 Duo? I'm thinking of buying an E1505 with the Core 2 Duo, but would like to take advantage of both cores.

Thanks!

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Thanks for the credits :angel:
Nice quick guide!

Cheers mate!

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Quick question...do you need to put the cpus=1 string in there if it is a Core 2 Duo? I'm thinking of buying an E1505 with the Core 2 Duo, but would like to take advantage of both cores.

Thanks!


I honestly can't say as unfortunately I only have the origional Core Duo - my advice is try it and see!
Apparently you can try semthex's kernel with the -fpm boot option... if it works or not though, I can't say.

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:D Mac.nub -Thanks for the guide.

My 1505 rebooted after install, then rebooted again. That scared me at first.
:D Except the second reboot lead to the familiar blue screen, then to the desktop I was looking for.

I have the usual problems - single core on a core duo, wireless networking (1390 card on order), no sound.
I have graphics working on GMA950.

Great job to the kernel hackers! :hysterical:

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No problem! There's a great community here, and I want to help out where I can. I also edited to make the reboots clearer so hopefully other users won't get frightened :(

I added the extra command "sudo rm -R /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntel195.kext" as it gets rid of an unneeded extension that's trying to load during boot-up - I noticed this while booting in verbose mode earlier, it doesn't create any problems if not deleted, but I just thought it may be worthwhile to clean up the verbose output :(

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can i upgrade from Mac OS X 10.4.6 to Mac OS X 10.4.8 without Mac OS X 10.4.7?

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can i upgrade from Mac OS X 10.4.6 to Mac OS X 10.4.8 without Mac OS X 10.4.7?


Unfortunately not, as the Apple update requires 10.4.7 to be pre-installed. :)
Edit: You could try the Apple Combo update instead of the other update with this tutorial, however I have not tried it there is no garantee it will work. Combo Update URL: http://www.apple.com...pdateintel.html

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thank you,it works,but to fix About This Mac(window crash),you need to replace loginwindow.app from 10.4.5(4).

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hello,
i have the loginwindows crash.
where can i download the 10.4.5 version.
someone can share it please.
thx a lot.

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hello,
i have the loginwindows crash.
where can i download the 10.4.5 version.
someone can share it please.
thx a lot.


I have uploaded that file:
http://www.badongo.com/file/1755820

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thx a lot guy!
nice place here.
i try with it.

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Hey there guys, I would like to know if I can use this exact method with a Dell inspiron 8600

My specs are

OSX 10.4.6
Nvidia GeForce Go5200
Pentium M Processor 1.4 GHz (SSE2)
Macvidia drivers installed (will this cause trouble?)

Please help me guys, I'm trying in the whole forum but I can't find answers...

Thanks!

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Hey there guys, I would like to know if I can use this exact method with a Dell inspiron 8600

My specs are

OSX 10.4.6
Nvidia GeForce Go5200
Pentium M Processor 1.4 GHz (SSE2)
Macvidia drivers installed (will this cause trouble?)

Please help me guys, I'm trying in the whole forum but I can't find answers...

Thanks!


For you, you'll need to do the following - this *should* work... but I can't guarantee as I haven't tested it (don't have the 10.4.6 install DVD):

Step 1) Download this file, it contains all the files you'll need to get it working :angel:
Step 2) Extract the zip file to your DESKTOP.
Step 3) Download the official Mac 10.4.8 Intel Update from Apple available here Note: This is different to the one on the first post.
Step 4) Run the installer, DO NOT REBOOT when prompted.
Step 5) Open the Terminal (Go > Utilities > Terminal) Type the following:

cd desktop
sudo cp -R mach_kernel/mach_kernel /mach_kernel
sudo cp -R mach_kernel/AppleSMBios.kext /System/Library/Extensions
sudo cp -R mach_kernel/IOATAFamily.kext /System/Library/Extensions
Step 6) Download the old login window, delete the old one, replace it with this one.
Step 6) Install the Titan kext (if you haven't already!).
Step 7) Open Disk Utility (Go > Utilities > Disk Utility), select the Mac OS X partition, click the Repair Disk Permissions button, when it is completed reboot your computer.

Good luck! - And please let me know if it works or not, if it does i'll update the first post and post title :D

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Hey there guys, I would like to know if I can use this exact method with a Dell inspiron 8600

My specs are

OSX 10.4.6
Nvidia GeForce Go5200
Pentium M Processor 1.4 GHz (SSE2)
Macvidia drivers installed (will this cause trouble?)

Please help me guys, I'm trying in the whole forum but I can't find answers...

Thanks!

You don't have SSE3,new 10.4.8 kernel can't work,QE and CI disabled.
to replace loginwindow.app(copy to the root) you must go to single user mode(-s(at boot prompt)), and
sudo cp -R loginwindow.app /System/Library/CoreServices/ .

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You don't have SSE3,new 10.4.8 kernel can't work,QE and CI disabled.
to replace loginwindow.app(copy to the root) you must go to single user mode(-s(at boot prompt)), and
sudo cp -R loginwindow.app /System/Library/CoreServices/ .


That's a good point, I was so tired yesterday I didn't even notice the processor was only SSE2... 10.4.8 will *not* work with this method. You will have to use the JaS update method as it uses an older kernel.

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any news on dual core working? thanks!

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any news on dual core working? thanks!


Nope nothing yet unfortunately :) but Semthex's dev box is broken at the moment so it's hard for him to make new kernels.

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Off topic for a sec: Is that BlueJ in your dock?

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For you, you'll need to do the following - this *should* work... but I can't guarantee as I haven't tested it (don't have the 10.4.6 install DVD):

Step 1) Download this file, it contains all the files you'll need to get it working :(
Step 2) Extract the zip file to your DESKTOP.
Step 3) Download the official Mac 10.4.8 Intel Update from Apple available here Note: This is different to the one on the first post.
Step 4) Run the installer, DO NOT REBOOT when prompted.
Step 5) Open the Terminal (Go > Utilities > Terminal) Type the following:

cd desktop
sudo cp -R mach_kernel/mach_kernel /mach_kernel
sudo cp -R mach_kernel/AppleSMBios.kext /System/Library/Extensions
sudo cp -R mach_kernel/IOATAFamily.kext /System/Library/Extensions
Step 6) Download the old login window, delete the old one, replace it with this one.
Step 6) Install the Titan kext (if you haven't already!).
Step 7) Open Disk Utility (Go > Utilities > Disk Utility), select the Mac OS X partition, click the Repair Disk Permissions button, when it is completed reboot your computer.

Good luck! - And please let me know if it works or not, if it does i'll update the first post and post title :)


Just wanted to thank you and confirm that it did work
m using Intel Duo 2 Core
obvisouly had to disable one core
btw you can update your topic header ;)





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