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About unixman84

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  1. EP45-UD3P Retail Method

    No reason to be sorry, My goal was to be helpful, and if i did that then all is well. My box has two internal Sata HDs.... I added the Install volume to one of those and the Snow volume to the other... i did not use a USB stick... also my guide has been updated to reflect the steps and structure of LifeHackers Snow Leopard Guide. Sorry my guide was so sloppy but it should be way easier to follow now. -luke
  2. EP45-UD3P Retail Method

    looking at my picture of restoring the partition with the leopard installation i can see that erase is checked (this is wrong) it should be unchecked. if you left it checked that is why. other things are if you do not have a core 2 duo or better processor, or if you did not follow the listed directions correctly. not passing judgement just trying to help. i went through hell getting this running and mostly because i did not have a thumb drive and was certain that an external HD would work just hte same in short the Kernel Panic cannot tell me enough based on what i know. im sorry man you gotta keep at it.
  3. EP45-UD3P Retail Method

    as far as i know assuming your going vanilla, snow leopard wants you need a core two duo or better. however i might be very wrong. also LMFAO about my screenshot, let me make some adjustments after work sir LMFAO. you have to keep your 10.5.8 hanging around until you have snow leopard working with my guide, also a huge thankyou to crashalert because he took my DSDT to the next step to make audio work with this guide and even has it posted on this topic. I will be adding it to my guide tonight. also i will be adding LAN as well, again thankyou to crashalert. 64 bit is something i will focus on when i have the rest finished.
  4. EP45-UD3P Retail Method

    I just found out i uploaded a faulty com.apple.boot.plist file, so i revised it and reposted. anyone who is interested should know.
  5. EP45-UD3P Retail Method

    I made some adjustments, if you download the included bundle you will see that i have a guide with pics as well. the pics will be on the online version soon, skitch is not snow leopard compatible i guess LOL, so ill be uploading them via another method.
  6. EP45-UD3P Retail Method

    Keep in mind its still safe to use the guide, The part i have completed is first part that you need to do first. also keep in mind i linked you up to some kext files for various hardware types. I want to add that i realize my guide is not original, but thats not the goal, my goal is that people can see what they should be doing for a certain kind of hardware, its always nice to google exactly what you need and find it.
  7. EP45-UD3P Retail Snow Leopard Guide ( requires a working copy of os x ) Heads up, my pics are temp down until my finishing touches to the main portion of the guide are finished. REQUIREMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS: *** A working copy of OS X *** *** A Snow Leopard Install DVD or Disk Image of the Snow Leopard Install DVD (10a432) *** *** A Free HDD or USB Storage Device ( you may use a partition other than the whole volume but for best results don't do this ) and at least a partition you can install Snow Leopard onto. *** *** My Snow Kit-T Package found here: ( http://tinyurl.com/luetvq ) *** *** UD3P Board, some of you may find that my guide will work anyway... awsome but this if truely for the UD3P *** *** YOU STILL HAVE TO EDIT the EFI string for your GFX card from within the com.apple.boot.plist file. Alternatively you can also Hack the hell out of your DSDT to get by without any special kext other than the main ones included. *** __________ ______ ___ __ _ Helpfull Links: OSX86 Tools • http://osx86tools.googlecode.com/files/OSX...ols_1.0.150.zip OSX86 EFI String Guide • DSDT Help • http://www.infinitemac.com/f84/a-quick-guide-to-dsdt-t3436/ General EP45-UD3* Help • http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=181903 __________ _____ ___ __ _ MY guide is most certainly only exist because of the work of others, as a result you will see some definite similarities to others. A HUGE thank you to lifehacker… My guide became a lot cleaner and decernable after his and i most certainly used a large amount of his steps in verbatim form ( yes i copy & pasted his work thanx ). Also thank you to those who stuck with me on this forum and made it take off the way it did by bringing it attention. My guide is also for 32bit mode, maybe it works in 64bit mode anyway... That would be fabulous but so far I have only tested 32bit mode. When I know I have the formula correct i will remove this warning. Take a gander at Stells Installer BTW, it will shorten this guide a lot. PICTURES: Im making some new cleaner & clearer pictures (that are not misleading LOL), look for them in my guide very soon. __________ _____ ___ __ _ Lets get a couple things straight right away: • No IDE…. no seriously…. NO IDE!!! • No Using Hacked SL Install DVD's • Yes my guide is a hack of an existing life hacker guide…. and mine is finer tuned for lazy asses and or those who are afraid of the command line. I would recommend checking out that guide because if you know enough then its better than mine. __________ _____ ___ __ _ 1 ) Prepare The Install Drive The first and most important step is to prepare the install medium, this is because the install DVD will not " Just Work " for us. Once the Install DVD has been properly restored to a drive, or External USB Drive ( I recommend thumb drive of 8GB or more ) then we will be ready to install OS X. A ) Fire up disk utility: /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility B ) Format the Install drive: Plug in said drive and wait for it in Disk Utility (1) click on it, then (2) click on Partition. (3) Choose 1 Partition from the drop down menu, (4) give it a name (I called my Install) and select Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled) from the Format drop-down. Now—and this is important—(5) Click Options button and make sure GUID Partition Table is selected as the partition scheme. Once you've made sure to set all the appropriate settings, just (6) Click Apply. 2 ) Create the Install HD Now that our Install HD is ready, we can begin the process of Restoring Snow Leopard to the volume for later booting and installing Snow leopard from. If you have a disk image of Snow Leopard already then drag it into the sidebar on the bottom and skip to B. A ) Insert the Snow Leopard DVD. When it shows up in the Disk Utility sidebar, (1) click on it, then (2) Click New Image in the Disk Utility toolbar. Choose where you want to save it (for the sake of convenience, I put it on my Desktop), then click the Save button. Now go grab yourself a cold drink. This will take some time so be patient ( Walk your dog if you have one ). B ) (1) Open the folder containing the Chameleon Boot loader. (2) Install Chameleon to the Install Volume we talked about earlier while (3) choosing not to install any extras. C ) Within Disk Utility, (1) click on Install (or whatever you called your partitioned drive) and (2) click on Restore. (3) Drag and drop Mac OS X Install DVD.dmg from the sidebar to the Source field, then (4) drag and drop your thumb drive from the sidebar to the Destination field. Now (5) Uncheck the erase destination box. This will take some time… Make some coffee or whatever else you want to pass the time. D ) Using the tools in my Kit, (1) Open the app to show or hide icons, (2) Navigate to the Install volume and remove the boot file located in the root of the drive. (3) Now copy the boot file from the Chameleon Boot Loader package i talked about earlier. 3 ) Creating the Snow Leopard HD This part is critical because this is going to be the volume in which we install Snow Leopard onto from our freshly created Install HD. Before we start, make sure the volume your installing snow leopard onto is formatted with a GUID partition map like talked about when creating the Install volume. A ) Format the Snow Leopard drive: Look for the volume in Disk Utility (1) Click on it, then (2) erase. (3) Select Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled) from the Format drop-down. give it a name (I called my Snow) and then (5) Click the erase button to Apply changes. B ) Next we (1) Open the Chameleon Boot Loader folder yet again and this time (2) Install Chameleon on the Snow volume. (3) Open the Snow volume when finished and remove the boot file like before then (4) Copy the boot file from the Chameleon Boot Loader file to the Snow volume while again choosing not to install any extras. (5) When your finished you may open the show and hide icons app to re hide system files. 4 ) Final Touchups To make Snow leopard boot up correctly we are going to place a couple pre-tweeked files where they need to be and then make some necessary changes to them so that they are custom to your setup. The files i have provided you with (thank-you CrashAlert) include a mostly complete DSDT file. Sound may or may not work, I am adding the Kext file used in the LifeHacker Guide. You will be expected to produce your own video card kext and or EFI strings and possibly even your own sound and Lan. I have also provided you with a wealth of resources to allow this in my kit. A ) You will notice a folder labeled Extra within the "Install" and "Snow" volumes. (1) remove these folders and replace them with the ones I have provided in my kit. (2) Fire up Disk Utility again and (3) Click on the Install volume from the sidebar, (4) Click the info button to see the UUID of the volume. Make note of this UUID as it happens to be an important way to find your volume when installing and using snow leopard (I like to use the yellow post it notes found in the dash board). (5) do the same for the Snow volume. B ) There are three very important files you need to edit with the UUID you collected for the corresponding volume, and each of these files exist on both volumes for a total of 6 files we are editing. starting with the Install volumes look for these files: /Install/Extra/smbios.plist /Install/Extra/com.apple.boot.plist /Install/Extra/Extensions/PlatformUUID.kext/Contents/Info.plist (1) each of the following files needs to be opened with Text Edit. look for the UUID in each file and replace it with the noted UUID you found earlier… remember each volume has its own UUID and so its important not to mix up Snow UUID with Install UUID. (2) do the same for the Snow volume by editing the same files in a smiler location: /Snow/Extra/smbios.plist /Snow/Extra/com.apple.boot.plist /Snow/Extra/Extensions/PlatformUUID.kext/Contents/Info.plist When you are certain each file has properly been edited and saved correctly then it is now time to boot into the Install volume and begin installing OS X Snow Leopard. 5 ) Installing Snow Leoaprd So you have finished the most important part of the guide. At this point you should restart your computer and being the installation. When the system starts up you will be greeted with the new boot loader… (1) Press Tab twice to see the text portion of the boot loader where we can enter commands to allow OS X to boot up correctly and safely. Within the black screen select the Install volume and type the following flags: -v arch=i386 A ) (2) Press enter and wait for Snow Leopard Installer to load. When finished Select the Snow volume to install Snow Leopard onto and then (3) Choose a custom install and remove any single extra checkmark because this can be added later and your odds of success are better for the time being if you do this. The install will take about some time… Prolly less time than you thought because of the method but this depends greatly on your experience. When the installer completes you will be prompted to reboot. When you reboot move on-to the next step. B ) (1) Press Tab twice at the boot screen to see the Black boot screen again. enter the same boot flags for the Snow volume this time: -v arch=i386 (2) Press Enter and then wait and watch as Snow Leopard boots before your eyes. If your lucky you even have the proper kext in place for audio and such… The end result is a beautiful Intro video identical to Leopards but equally great and more meaningful to the OSX86 community. - Enjoy OS X
  8. Snow Leopard freezes at JmicronATA

    I keep getting the same issue, funny thing is that it was working before. I know we must be missing something, so if anyone has a clue feel free to reply. My guess is the bootloader. I got SL up and running but then messed it up after trying to restore that partition to another, im a seasoned user with leo and with tiger on my EP45-UD3P but this kitty seems more angry.