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Full installation guide for SL @ MSI X340

16 August 2011 - 05:37 AM

Hi all,

After following a lot of good and bad tips about putting SL to work on my MSI X340, here is my guide.

First of all, i tried a lot of boot enablers with original DL media and none of them worked.

In a final attempt i used an OSX86 modified media called SnowLeoDVD.iso of about 3 gigs and
i could install successfully.

With that in mind, below are the steps :

1 - Burn and Install SnowLeo.ISO (MD5: e602b18b2bef256a2261c8afe5a39141)
You can select additional options (safe are ApplePS2, DSDT, Voodoo HDA and Battery)
or just go with the default.

*** Althought a lot tempting, DONOT select options like Sleep ´cause it´ll crash after 10.6.3v1.1 update ;)


*** Before proceeding, just after the registration part, be sure to right-click at the battery icon
*** and select Energy Saver Preferences

*** Set Computer sleep to NEVER as Sleep mode is not available YET

2 - If you did the default installation, please install VoodooHDA-2.7.2.pkg, VoodooPS2Controller.pkg
and VoodooBattery.pkg . Run one after the other and reboot only when asked by the last one.

http://uploading.com...oHDA-2.7.2.pkg/

http://nawcom.com/os...oPS2Controller/

http://uploading.com...attery.pkg.tgz/

3 - Plug a network cable and update Mac OS X in the following order and always using offline
pre-downloaded packages and rebooting after each run:
3.1 - MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.3v1.1.dmg
3.2 - MacOSXUpd10.6.4.dmg
3.3 - MacOSXUpd10.6.5.dmg
3.4 - MacOSXUpd10.6.6.dmg
3.5 - MacOSXUpd10.6.7.dmg
3.6 - SnowLeopardFontUpdate.dmg

*** You may experience one or two reboot problems. Be calm, press and hold power button till
*** off the system and then turn it back on.

*** All files are downloadable at Apple's Support website

4 - As the original internal Wifi card seems that will never be compatible with Mac OS, you can replace
it or, more easy, buy a USB Wifi one. I used one under US$10 with Realtek chipset from EDUP.

5 - Open System Preferences->Chameleon->Peripherals, activate Graphics Mode options and
type 1366x768x32 as this resolution is not listed.

It's nice to deactivate Legacy Logo as well :)

6 - Download Alternate_x64_Boot.tgz, unpack it and open SHOW/HIDE FILES folder, right click at
Show Hidden Files and select Open with->Automator Runner

http://uploading.com...e_x64_Boot.tgz/

7 - Open Terminal and follow the commands below :

sudo su -
mkdir /backup-boot
mv /boot /backup-boot

Open x64 Video Boot folder and copy boot file to /

Back to Terminal, set the permissions and ownership of the new /boot file
chown root:wheel /boot
chmod 755 /boot

And reboot

8 - To enable NTFS Read and Write support, search the net for the below packages and
install them in the correct order :
8.1 - MacFUSE-2.0.3,2.dmg
8.2 - Open System Preferences->MacFUSE, click to enable BETA and update to the latest
8.3 - Install_NTFS-3G.mpkg

9 - Install Google Chrome, Firefox, Adobe Reader X and Adobe Flash Player for maximum
compatibility and Internet experience. Also, run Software Update and run everything

10 - Run Software Update and run the missed 10.6.8 update

11 - If you HAD NOT installed ApplePS2 during DVD installation, download and run
Sentelic Touchpad Driver 1.1.2.dmg to enable full scrool
http://uploading.com.....er+1.1.2.dmg/

Please note that if you have both kext installed your boot will crash .


If you, like me, have an ABNT2 Brazilian layout keyboard, get this made by myself and extract to /Library/Keyboard Layouts/ : http://www.theunf.ne...2_by_TheUnF.tgz

What is pedding on this system with Mac OS X:
- hibernation
- camera
- movies playback and general video acceleration
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