I have a Hackintosh running Snow Leopard (only just upgraded to 10.6.8) that has decided to go belly up when I decided to reinstall voodooHDA. I suspect that I repaired permissions just prior to running voodoohda setup without rebooting first. I tried voodooHDA as I had just updated Final Cut Pro X via software updates and had lost sound except for some crackling. The system will boot to single-user mode command line, but trying to make the disk writeable with fsck -fy only results in a kernel panic with fsck as the relevant thread. I can ls the files on the drive but am unable to copy them to a newly formatted 1Tb external USB disk because I cannot make the system writeable. Naturally, voodooHDA-uninstall runs but can't do anything to a readonly disk.
I have also tried to run diskutil from single user mode using launchctl load ...etc. and starting diskarbitration but that failed with a panic.
Has anyone any ideas on how to get the system to boot successfully once again? It has been extremely stable until now, no doubt a factor in my complacency in not having an image available to rebuild it and my original USB stick installer is not playing nice. I do have the Snow Leopard upgrade disk though and could rebuild the original USB boot installer if needed (athough it will need a 50 mile round trip). Is there a possibility of doing an OS in-place reinstall without a reformat?
A look at the Fsck_hfs log and the security.log seem to show system install issues as the last entries.
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad 3.0GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor
Axle GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
Patriot Extreme Performance (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory x 2 (8GB all up)
Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Asus CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model
PCI Copper Gigabit Network Adapter
This runs through a KVM that controls the Hackintosh and the PC through a Viewsonic monitor and Logitech mouse and Microsoft PS/2 keyboard. I sometimes use the Apple keyboard directly connected to the Hackintosh when i need access to the special keys.
Whoops! On rereading the above I seem to have forgotten my manners.
I would appreciate any help anyone can give me on the above, please. But please be nice - I'm new here! If anyone can help please let me know what further information you need.
Best wishes to all for the New Year.
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