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  1. Thanks, tseug, this is awesome. I used your 10.5 and 10.6 installers as well, back in the day! I tried to install first with the Beast that is Multi/Uni (why is that banned?!), but had no luck building the USB installer with UniB. I then found this thread, saw your name, and knew I could trust it! I tried to be clever and ran the DSDT Patcher 1.0.1e to get a patched DSDT.aml from my working 10.6.7 system (incidentally, someone asked on the first page why they couldn't download ML, they were on 10.6.7, minimum OS requirement is 10.6.8 - I'm clean installing, and downloaded ML on my MacBookPro, which is on 10.6.8). I put the DSDT.aml in the Extras folder in the install directory before running mkboot, so it got included on the USB stick and then in the ML install. It seemed to be working okay, but once installed, ML was very slow and jerky, no sound, HD icon was as an external drive, etc. I realised I needed to use your DSDT patcher. So I deleted DSDT.aml from the boot USB to force a new DSDT.aml to be generated. Then I got a black screen at boot. My GPU is Nvidia GTX 285, and GraphicsEnabler=Yes in org.chameleon.Boot.plist. I added my DSDT.aml back into the Extras folder, and it rebooted okay, so once running I mounted the USB stick as read/write (it's usually read only) and renamed the DSDT.aml to DSDT.old, then re-ran finalize. After reboot, everything is silky smooth as it should be! Sound, network and GPU all working well now. I will probably run UniB just to install Trim support for my Intel X25 SSD, which I think is supported. Also, no problem updating to 10.8.1. Many thanks!
  2. Yes, that is what I meant. Reports of success or failure using 64 bit kernel after setting appropriate kernel flags in /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist. Thank you for replying with your experience.
  3. Has anyone had any success running 64 bit? I'm a heavy Adobe CS5 Photoshop, Premiere and After Effects user, with 8GB memory, so it's useful for me to run 64 bit. The old tseug version works nicely in 64 bit (except for my 2.06 version of VMWare Fusion, though I'm now trying out 64-bit compatible VirtualBox), but all the responses seem to imply you need to be running in 32 bit mode.
  4. No, no one is going to post a tutorial here. Don't fsck up this thread, which is about installing Snow Leopard. Use the correct forum, post your own thread: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showforum=226 And OS X Lion hasn't been released yet, it's due 'summer 2011'. If you're so far ahead of the curve, you should be able to figure it out for yourself. Try looking at Netkas's website, for a start.
  5. Ah. This? Do you think mobo version or BIOS version will matter for DSDT.aml? I'm trying not to update my mobo (v2.0) BIOS from F08 as later version make the system fans run at 100%. Though haven't tried F14 which seems to be the latest/last.
  6. Welcome back tseug, and huge thanks for all your work, past and present. I'm hoping to update my system in the next few days. I was wondering if patching the DSDT.aml is affected by the version of the mobo and/or BIOS version the mobo is running? Just for comparison, what version mobo and motherboard are you running?
  7. That's the way it's normally done, though make sure you have an updated sleepenabler.kext. I don't know if the one linked in one of the posts above works with SL Server though, you'll just have to try it. You can, of course, just run your Hack without letting it sleep if you can't find a sleepenabler that works, though I appreciate this might not be what you want. I'm sure some people have done it, but I think there are issues with power supplies, PCI slots lining up etc. They are really nice cases, but you can get just as good PC cases which will be far less hassle. I've recently done this myself. I had been using an Intel X-25M G2 160GB SSD in my MacBook Pro, which I removed, updated the firmware, did a secure erase (to return it to its 'factory' condition) and installed in my Hackintosh alongside the existing boot drive. I formatted it using Disk Utility, then installed Chameleon v2 RC4 on it. I then used Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the boot HD to my SSD. This copied all the system, libraries and applications to the SSD. I already have my User account on a different partition on the HD, and have kept this arrangement. I switched the boot drive for the SSD, and everything worked smoothly, with the SSD using the user account on the 2nd partition on the HD. Booting speed is a bit faster, but opening application, switching, opening directories etc are all now super quick. I think you could restore from a Time Machine backup, just make sure you don't forget to install Chameleon or whatever other boot loader/efi you have been using. I never noticed much slowing down in the MBP, but then didn't use it intensively. As a boot/applications drive, I don't imagine lots of files being written to it, or it filling up. With the full system, iLife and a full install of CS5 Master Collection (including Final Cut Pro, After Effects and Photoshop etc) I still have 115GB free! So performance will take a long time to degrade, by which time hopefully Apple will have pulled their finger out and support TRIM! I may move some of my user folders, eg Library, iTunes Library and iPhoto Library, back onto the SSD. This can be done using a Symbolic link. Again, they don't change often (except for some items in Library) but it has been reported that moving ~User/Library on to an SSD gives a further application speed up. On an unrelated subject, I'm thinking of updating my CPU from the Q6600 to, maybe if I can find one cheap enough, a Yorkfield Q9XXX. This will mean updating the BIOS on my board from F8, which has been working fine for quite a long time, to F14. Any reports of problems with later BIOS versions?
  8. Which version have you got installed at the moment? You can check which version you have on the Chameleon boot selection screen; it should say in the top left hand corner, unless you've edited your com.apple.Boot.plist to disable it.If you used tseug's installer, I *think* you get RC3, which you can just replace with the RC4 files downloaded from chameleon.osx86.hu When doing this, check which disk your Snow Leopard install is on first! Open Disk Utility, get info on the partition OS X is installed on; it should say something like "Disk Identifier : disk0s2". Open terminal, change directory to wherever you downloaded and expanded RC4 to, then use the following instructions (from RC4 package): Normal Install (non-RAID): -------------------------- Suppose that your installation is on /dev/disk0s2 - Install boot0 to the MBR: sudo fdisk -f boot0 -u -y /dev/rdisk0 - Install boot1h to the partition's bootsector: sudo dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdisk0s2 - Install boot to the partition's root directory: sudo cp boot / No need to use startupfiletool anymore! I think this should be the same for RC2. You may still have to use EFiStudio to put your graphics card string in Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist to get your card properly identified; RC3 worked better than RC4 for me in this regard - see posts a couple of pages back. If you have installed Chameleon RC1, or Netkas PC EFi, the installation may be different. I seem to remember having problems and having to reinstall when I changed from RC1 to RC2.
  9. Your system specs sound fine to me, so should work so long as all drives are SATA drives, not IDE. Check your BIOS settings, it may be an AHCI thing - mine are set like the pictures in the first post on this thread (old LS8 Leopard install thread for Gigabyte mobos): http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=77165 Could also be a faulty boot CD, re-download and burn a fresh one.
  10. Have you tried putting the EFiStudio string in your boot.plist? It's the only thing that worked for me with an 8800GTS (see reply 633, 4 above). The graphic enabler in RC4 doesn't seem to work quite right for some nVidia cards. No idea about the HDMI issue, my card has dual DVI which both work fine. I wish Apple would hurry up and release drivers that support the ATi 5xxx series!
  11. Wrong thread. This is for Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 and related boards, Asus p5b is completely different. Google search: "asus p5b deluxe" "snow leopard" site:http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/ Or try a thread like this one: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=207703
  12. I had the same problem, and assuming you're using Chameleon RC4, others have had the issue too - look at the responses to the "Chameleon 2.0 RC4 is out!" link on the Chameleon website (can't link it). I tried netkas's kext as well, and a number of other variations, but ended up putting the device id of my 8800GTS in the /Extras/com.apple.Boot.plist ; nothing else worked. I put it down to the card not being detected properly by Chameleon 2.0 RC4, so switched off the GraphicsEnabler in Chameleon (by omitting it from the boot.plist). Make sure you have got rid of any other kexts or settings that might be interfering. Here's my boot.plist, which may not work for you as your card is different (use EFiStudio, linked on first page, to get correct string for your graphics card). The last two lines are the important bit, <key>device-properties</key><string>your 8800GT string from EFiStudio</string>. I expect it will get sorted out for RC5, but it might need a new DSDT.aml to do it. I don't understand that part! <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>arch=x86_32</string> <key>Theme</key> <string>Bullet</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>5</string> <key>Legacy Logo</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>device-properties</key> <string>7a02000001000000010000006e0200000d00000002010c00d041030a01000000010106000001 0101060000007fff04001e00000072006f006d002d007200650076006900730069006f006e0000003 50000004e7669646961204765466f726365203838303020475453205b4738305d204f70656e474c20 456e67696e65205b4546495d22000000400030002c006400650076006900630065005f00740079007 000650000000b000000646973706c6179100000004e00560043004100500000001800000004000000 000003000c00000000000007000000000e0000006e0061006d00650000000b000000646973706c617 914000000400030002c006e0061006d0065000000120000004e5644412c446973706c61792d411000 00006d006f00640065006c000000210000004e7669646961204765466f72636520383830302047545 3205b4738305d0e0000004e00560050004d0000002000000001000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000014000000400031002c006e0061006d0065000000120000004e5644412 c446973706c61792d4220000000400031002c0063006f006d00700061007400690062006c00650000 000e0000004e5644412c4e564d6163220000005600520041004d002c0074006f00740061006c00730 069007a0065000000080000000000002820000000400030002c0063006f006d007000610074006900 62006c00650000000e0000004e5644412c4e564d616322000000400031002c0064006500760069006 30065005f00740079007000650000000b000000646973706c61791c00000064006500760069006300 65005f00740079007000650000000f0000004e5644412c506172656e74</string> </dict> </plist>
  13. Did you do an upgrade install or fresh install? 'Real' Mac owners have seen these sort of issues doing upgrade installs. Did you update Chameleon? If you're using an older version, it may not play nice with the latest DSDT. Did you check your BIOS settings? Easy to overlook that the BIOS settings get reset during installation. Which motherboard and BIOS version are you running? Would be good if you could update your sig so we can help! For guidance, I have only the following (all from tseug's installer except SleepEnabler.kext) in /Extra : com.apple.boot.plist DSDT.aml smbios.plist In /Extras/Extensions : AHCIPortInjector.kext fakesmc.kext IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext LegacyHDA.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext OpenHaltRestart.kext PlatformUUID.kext SleepEnabler.kext SleepEnabler.kext is the 10.6.3 updated one from Meklort, http://www.meklort.com/?p=167 I don't think I have deleted any kexts from /Systems/Extensions/ but I can't quite remember. Probably just what was removed by tseug's installer, if it does that.
  14. Not yet, but Netkas doesn't seem to think it's a problem updating to 10.6.3: http://netkas.org/?p=382 I'm not usually an early updater, I prefer to wait a couple of weeks and see if it fubars anything I rely on.
  15. Great work, tseug! I successfully installed Snow Leopard on my GA-P35-DS4 (Rev 2.0, still using BIOS version F8). I used an spare 40GB IDE drive in a USB caddy, and though installation was slow, it was entirely successful using your method. So long as I choose 'USB HDD' from the boot menu, it happily boots from USB too. I installed without printer drivers and extra languages, but added Rosetta, Quicktime and X11. I was able to update to 10.6.1 and iTunes 9 with no issues. No KPs during the couple of hours I played around with it, but I haven't installed any applications as this is just a test install. I'll try putting the HD in an external firewire case and check that works too. Only problem I had during installation was editing the com.apple.Boot.plist; I wasn't able to 'Save' after adding the GFX hex string in TextEdit. I had to delete the old version (I presume due to user privilages) and replace it with a new 'Save as' version. Seems to work fine, graphics card recognised on reboot. I will update my main installation in a couple of weeks, I've got a large project to get out of the way first, and don't want to mess up my current installation!