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In Topic: Broadcom 570x and 575x

03 August 2010 - 04:58 PM

Thank you so much. I hexedit ur kext and my broadcom 5761(id1681) works perfectly under 10.6.3 64bit

it didn't work at first, then I found there's another applebcm5701 kext in the extension folder, i deleted that, hexedit the one in the plugin folder in IONetworkfamily, and it works!!!

What edits did you make to the one in the plugin folder in IONetworkfamily, exactly? I have the same NIC in my Dell T3500 and I can't get it to work.

In Topic: D945GCLF2 Snow Leopard

13 December 2009 - 04:33 PM

If you have a DVD connected to your D945GCLF2-box, you can do installation from retail Snow Leopard DVD.
I uploaded a chameleon boot cd image. Download this image, unzip and burn to cd and boot your D945GCLF2 from this new cd.
When you get to the menu, eject this cd and insert the Installation DVD and Hit F5.
Do a regular Installation of your favorite OS, but make sure to use a GUID Partition schema when you setup
your disk with the Disk Utility.
After Installation again boot from the boot cd, but this time choose the disk, which you installed Snow Leopard on.

For chameleon:
- download chameleon
- in the Terminal type "sudo -s"
- change to chameleon folder /i386
- type "diskutil list" and find out your Snow Leopard System-Partition (I use disk0 and Partition2 in this example)
- put boot0 in the MasterBootRecord of your disk, type:
"fdisk -f boot0 -u -y /dev/rdisk0"
- put boot1h in the Bootsektor of the Systempartition, type:
"dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdisk0s2"
- Copy boot in to the root of BootPartition, type:
"cp boot /"
- To make Snow Leopard Systempartition "active" (set boot flag) type
sudo fdisk -e /dev/disk0
f 2

You still need to have an Extra folder with some kext and a DSDT.aml
to be able to boot of the disk.
But this should get you started.

Hi FilterPunk,

I booted this image and I see a white screen with an image of a DVD in the center. The boot CD spins down, I put the snow leopard retail disc in, and then nothing happens. I push F5, return, everything I can think of, it just sits there.

Am I missing something?


In Topic: D945GCLF2 Snow Leopard

08 December 2009 - 10:00 PM

But rather than mess around will the hard drives actually installed to your motherboard, I would suggest installing OS X onto an external USB attached hard drive while you are still experimenting. That way you have the freedom to completely format the drive should you wish while you are still figuring out how you want to set things up.
I realize the above is rambling and may not be useful to you, but it's all I could come up with on the fly. Hope it helps at least a bit.

No, this post was very helpful. I'll try this though it will probably be a couple of days before I can get access to a running mac again to re-tweak the install image.


In Topic: D945GCLF2 Snow Leopard

07 December 2009 - 11:49 PM

It's pretty hard to suggest anything when I would just be guessing about what you are doing.

You don't list anything about your hardware other than to say "I have this motherboard and I am trying to install snow leopard on it." Since this thread has the title "D945GCLF2 Snow Leopard" I assume you mean you've got a D945GCLF2. But you don't say what you're trying to use for video. If you're trying to use the integrated Intel GMA 950 video using only the mods in the Lifehacker article that may well be your problem.

It seems that you may have either skipped over or ignored the part of the Lifehacker article which describes which hardware it is targeted at. Near the beginning of the article it states:

What You'll Need

  • Supported hardware. I laid out my list of supported hardware in my previous post here. It's not the only hardware that will work with OS X, but it's the only hardware that's guaranteed to work with this guide.

If you follow the link provided to the previous version of the article, you'll find the list of hardware which the instructions & software in the article will work with. Here are the more important components from that list.
  • GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
  • 10/ 100/ 1000/ 2000Mbps PCI Copper Gigabit Network Adapter

Now this is not to say that you can't get OS X running on a D945GCLF2 since clearly that's what this thread is about. But why did you assume you could use instructions in a guide which was written to work with hardware it appears you don't have? :unsure:

If you want to get this to work you may have to spend more time and effort than just the few steps outlined in that article. Are you still interested?

Yeah, sure I'm interested. I don't mind wading around a bit but the terminology is confusing. I read about needing kexts or other stuff but there's no easy way for me to figure out how to get those kexts loaded onto something I can actually boot.

I figured the lifehacker thing had a low probability of working out of the box, but from what I've read the D945GCLF2 works pretty well with various 10.5 distros so I figured there was a shot.

If I need to add stuff to the install image I have, I'm fine with that. I just need some pointers. There's a lot of info here and in other places, sorting through it is hard.

In Topic: D945GCLF2 Snow Leopard

07 December 2009 - 09:23 PM

i use chemeleon bootloader from USB and goes fine.

If you have the installation dmg, mount it into imac and then copy the installation disk (not dmg) to usb.

Be carefully with permissions into Extra dir into chemeleon.

Is chameleon something I install from a working OSX machine? I need more handholding I guess.
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