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The Makakos

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In Topic: Toshiba Qosmio x505-Q893 install won't work!

17 June 2011 - 08:31 PM


In Topic: Toshiba Qosmio x505-Q893 install won't work!

10 June 2011 - 03:28 PM

Just to follow up, the sleep enabler kext was never installed. I used MacDrive to access the HFS+ partition and went to the kexts folder and there was nothing there. But the install wont reboot. It freezes while booting in verbose mode. Not even the ModCD can boot it and if I try with #####, the computer reboots itself while booting OS X in verbose mode.

In Topic: Toshiba Qosmio x505-Q893 install won't work!

09 June 2011 - 09:01 PM

The 10.6.7 Update adds a SleepEnabler kext. That is what's causing the KP's. If you can find a way to remove it, Your system should boot

Also, heres the kext to get your audio working as well. Use Kext Helper to install it.

AWESOME! But.... the Karnel Panic happens BEFORE the installation of 10.6.7 completes. I'd say it keeps happening at about 95% completetion. So I have to hold the power button and power cycle the laptop. Even if I were to use something such as Macdrive 8 to access the HFS+ partition, wouldn't it be a broken install because it never completed? If not then I know how to remove the SleepEnabler kext easily.

In Topic: Toshiba Qosmio x505-Q893 install won't work!

09 June 2011 - 05:49 PM

Its not easy to get this running on this machine and I don't know why this process works exactly, but this is how I did.

You'll need 3 Discs

nawDoCom boot disc
Hazard 10.6.6 Snow Leopard Distro
##### Disc

You'll also want to download a few files ahead of time

Chameleon Boot Loader
10.6.7 Combo Update
Tonymacx86 Graphics Update
and a new version of VoodooBattery

Use the nawDoCom boot disc

Once it starts up, insert the Hazard distro

Install OS X onto the system.

You're going to run into a KP here because there are a few kexts that dont work. You need to find a way to remove the FireWire kexts from the system

I can't provide a good way to do this, I used a program called MacDrive 8 that I installed on a Windows PC and removed them by deleting them through the explorer.

You'll also want to remove the VoodooBattery kext as well

Once thats done, don't try boot normally yet.

Insert the ##### disc and boot using the verbose option, it should boot.

Update it to 10.6.7

You'll need to remove the SleepEnabler kext that is added through this update before the system will boot again. Use the same method that you used to remove the Firewire kexts

Use the tonymac update to get your gfx card working

Use the system preferences and change the audio to speaks to get the speakers working

Reinstall voodoobattery

Viola. Now, this is unstable unfortuanetly. It will freeze after about 20 - 30 mins and I dont know why, but other than that, it's not too bad. You probably want to buy another wireless card that works with snow leo too. If you find one, let me know

First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the reply! I really appreciate it. And I apologize that this reply is coming so late. Before I saw that you had posted this, I went about it with another method that I figured out on my own. I download a retail 10.6.0 (NOT 10.6.3) DVD and stripped out (AppleFWAudio*,IOAudioFamily*,IOFireWire*,AppleMultitouchDriver*,Audio*) Ketxts inside /System/Library/Extensions from the DMG file and burned it to a dual layer DVD. I downloaded a copy of the latest Nawcom ModCD and booted Snow Leopard using it WITHOUT A SINGLE PROBLEM (very good boot cd) and installed Snow Leopard to a partition that I made. Everything went fine except that Nawcom ModCD adds chameleon bootloader which fails to boot up the new install. So I popped the Boot CD back in and booted using it. The install works FINE. No Audio because I removed some Audio Kexts and resolution isn't full, full, full, but it's acceptable. Then I began to follow the #####+##### instructions at (http://tonymacx86.bl...ac-os-x-on.html). However, at the end of the 10.6.7 combo update install, my system KERNEL PANICS and it is unrecoverable. I'm going to have to reinstall from scratch for the third time now. I'm going to try those same steps in a few minutes with 10.6.3 instead. Let me know if you have a way to install 10.6.7 combo update without a problem. Thanj you.

Also, this way is EXTREMELY stable. I used it for about 3 and a half hours installing all kinds of things and I even installed steam and played some games ONLINE and there was never a problem. No freezing or ANYTHING. I wish the synaptics touchpad worked with multitouch though. Like two finger scrolling.
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