I downloaded a retail copy but didn't work do I have to use an actual store bought copy?
I probably is the best idea.
Look, I don't encourage piracy (for so I do have a legal copy of Snow Leopard 10.6.3 that unfortunately is broken) but you my try the Hazard 10.5.4 with SL 10.6.2 combo update. Works perfect. Since my legal copy of SL is broken (and lucky me I didn't have a backup) I used this last time to reinstall the system on my computer and it works fine. After installed I updated right away to 10.6.8 with the Apple combo update and put a 10.8.0 legacy kernel. It's running like a charm (and believe it or not, I spent most of my times with the retail 10.6.3 because I couldn't get my GPU and controllers to work properly).
Thank you, this is truly simple and awesome guide...
everything worked flawlessly...
My specs are:
AMD 5000+, Asus M3A, 9600GT PS2 keyboard (had massive issues with this one earlier)
I did few things differently though.
- I installed from usb to which i restored 10.6.4 - no need to buy DL dvd, but working mac os is required (VirtualBox worked for me)
- I had issues with network, so i deselected network upon initial system installation, instead i installed kext in attachment [attachment=107430:New_AtherosL1Ethernet.zip] (so if you have M3A mobo, it's a good idea to FIRST download all required files, especially combo update)
- I had to change com.apple.Boot.plist manually to enable graphics
(in /Applicatons/Utilies/Terminal type:
sudo open -e /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist
enter your root password, text editor opens,
and then after <string>arch=i386</string> line add two lines
reboot, and graphics should be working)
- I had issues with choppy flash, youtube, etc.. Resolved them by following this guide>> ( http://youtu.be/gmoWoeNrkOs )
Once more, BIG thanks! SL purrs like cat...
I had this problem too. Solved it with another fix...
Wandering around I found this topic on the forum (http://www.insanelym...r-snow-leopard/) and to my big surprise it worked perfect. Now Youtube videos don't crash anymore and even Google Chrome works good.
Man, thanks a lot. I was just installing the Hazard distro for AMD because my original Snow Leopard DVD got all f***** up, and to my dislike it wouldn't run. Now thanks to your tips it installed very smooth and I was capable of updating to 10.6.8 painless and with ease (really, just installed the combo update and the 10.8.0 legacy kernel pack and it worked and booted), something that was not true with the retail installation (seriously, it took me nearly 2 months to get 10.6.8 running smoothly on a retail installation)
Again, thank you very much, my installation now is perfect, no bugs at all, actually it is running way better than it was with Windows 8...