After following a lot of good and bad tips about putting SL to work on my MSI X340, here is my guide.
First of all, i tried a lot of boot enablers with original DL media and none of them worked.
In a final attempt i used an OSX86 modified media called SnowLeoDVD.iso of about 3 gigs and
i could install successfully.
With that in mind, below are the steps :
1 - Burn and Install SnowLeo.ISO (MD5: e602b18b2bef256a2261c8afe5a39141)
You can select additional options (safe are ApplePS2, DSDT, Voodoo HDA and Battery)
or just go with the default.
*** Althought a lot tempting, DONOT select options like Sleep ´cause it´ll crash after 10.6.3v1.1 update
*** Before proceeding, just after the registration part, be sure to right-click at the battery icon
*** and select Energy Saver Preferences
*** Set Computer sleep to NEVER as Sleep mode is not available YET
2 - If you did the default installation, please install VoodooHDA-2.7.2.pkg, VoodooPS2Controller.pkg
and VoodooBattery.pkg . Run one after the other and reboot only when asked by the last one.
3 - Plug a network cable and update Mac OS X in the following order and always using offline
pre-downloaded packages and rebooting after each run:
3.1 - MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.3v1.1.dmg
3.2 - MacOSXUpd10.6.4.dmg
3.3 - MacOSXUpd10.6.5.dmg
3.4 - MacOSXUpd10.6.6.dmg
3.5 - MacOSXUpd10.6.7.dmg
3.6 - SnowLeopardFontUpdate.dmg
*** You may experience one or two reboot problems. Be calm, press and hold power button till
*** off the system and then turn it back on.
*** All files are downloadable at Apple's Support website
4 - As the original internal Wifi card seems that will never be compatible with Mac OS, you can replace
it or, more easy, buy a USB Wifi one. I used one under US$10 with Realtek chipset from EDUP.
5 - Open System Preferences->Chameleon->Peripherals, activate Graphics Mode options and
type 1366x768x32 as this resolution is not listed.
It's nice to deactivate Legacy Logo as well
6 - Download Alternate_x64_Boot.tgz, unpack it and open SHOW/HIDE FILES folder, right click at
Show Hidden Files and select Open with->Automator Runner
7 - Open Terminal and follow the commands below :
sudo su -
mv /boot /backup-boot
Open x64 Video Boot folder and copy boot file to /
Back to Terminal, set the permissions and ownership of the new /boot file
chown root:wheel /boot
chmod 755 /boot
8 - To enable NTFS Read and Write support, search the net for the below packages and
install them in the correct order :
8.1 - MacFUSE-2.0.3,2.dmg
8.2 - Open System Preferences->MacFUSE, click to enable BETA and update to the latest
8.3 - Install_NTFS-3G.mpkg
9 - Install Google Chrome, Firefox, Adobe Reader X and Adobe Flash Player for maximum
compatibility and Internet experience. Also, run Software Update and run everything
10 - Run Software Update and run the missed 10.6.8 update
11 - If you HAD NOT installed ApplePS2 during DVD installation, download and run
Sentelic Touchpad Driver 1.1.2.dmg to enable full scrool
Please note that if you have both kext installed your boot will crash .
If you, like me, have an ABNT2 Brazilian layout keyboard, get this made by myself and extract to /Library/Keyboard Layouts/ : http://www.theunf.ne...2_by_TheUnF.tgz
What is pedding on this system with Mac OS X:
- movies playback and general video acceleration