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tweak41

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  1. Yeah, I mean installing Chameleon without the .pkg. You can get the binaries and do it yourself. Your USB looks right from the text you posted. From the Chameleon install guides, the first one is the one you want to use for the flash drive. Grab the latest Chameleon from Fabio's post. I thought there were still readme instructions included, but I could be wrong.
  2. Have you ever tried installing chameleon manually on the flash drive? I find it so bizarre that you're unable to boot the flash drive when so many other people can without problems. Makes me think there's user error somewhere along the line.
  3. *ehem* You SHOULD buy that app through the app store. Lion was released yesterday. It was in {censored} Italian, so blame google for the "poorly written" instructions. Ass. In the mean time, this looks like an intriguing way of upgrading: http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2011/07/xmo...x-107-lion.html
  4. Would someone be willing to try the kext pack I modified using Fabio's instructions posted on the first page with the Delta Update (Software Update)? I want to see if AppleHDA will work without using the Combo Update. Thanks!
  5. FINALLY!! No more random firewire ejects (thus far) for me either. This is going to help significantly with my post work. EDIT: Well it only mounts after the computer has been put to sleep at least once. So it's still not quite fixed, but it's better at the very least.
  6. Try this for your sound problem: When you boot from Chameleon use the arg -s You will be brought to the command line version of os x. type: /sbin/fsck -fy /sbin/mount -uw / sudo -rm -r /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext then reboot using -v -f If that gets you back into OS X, you'll want to update AppleHDA.kext so it's compatible with 10.6.7, and run kext utility to refresh your kext cache.
  7. Try Chameleon RC5. You're using an older bootloader--either PCI EFI or Chameleon RC4. There are some significant improvements.
  8. Do NOT get a Fermi card (GTX4xx/5xx). They're "supported" but my experience with them has been dreadful. Nothing but random KPs and freezes. I've heard the 5770 is a good ATI card to use, otherwise if you can get an older GTX 285 that's a good choice too.
  9. Make sure you get to the GUI. Maybe you've got a bad image? 5 minutes is a long time too.
  10. Hey, So when you first get the thumb drive ready you know that you've got to partition it, and I'm sure you have. But for the sake of having it covered, I'll throw it out there once more. You get 3 options in Disk Utility: - GUID - Apple - MBR You HAVE to do GUID for the Snow Leopard install. End of story. If you want to verify that your image is good, you can partition it this way, restore the image to the thumb drive, and try booting it in your Macbook. I will warn you, if it's a newer Macbook, it can be very stubborn about what it will boot from. I found with mine that I couldn't boot anything before 10.6.3 and it would ONLY boot the original disk that came with the computer. I tried my genuine 10.6.0 Snow Leopard disk and it would not boot it. So whether or not the USB boots on your Macbook isn't necessarily the deciding factor on whether or not it will work, unfortunately. If it's not one of the unibody ones and it doesn't boot the USB, then perhaps you may want to try a new USB drive. I use the Sandisk Cruzers without a problem.
  11. This doesn't take a long time. I don't know why you'd want to make it faster. If it's because you're lazy or don't want to learn about the process this probably isn't for you,
  12. Hey again, So, I've managed to get this board working 100% with some fiddling! Yay! This guide is good, if you can install Snow Leopard from USB, then you've got all the knowledge you need to know to get this guy up and running effectively. Note: I've got a Q6700 attached to this board. If you're not using a Quad Core, you *may* need to edit the DSDT. What it's missing-- DSDT: dsdt.aml.zip Extensions: Extensions.zip Those items will go into your Extra folder. I used the latest version of Chameleon, RC5, which ErmaC maintains here: Chameleon RC5 Installer If you want onboard ethernet to work, which I suppose you would, then you'll need to place this kext in /System/Library/Extensions: Intel82566MM.kext.zip It will not work if you put it in /Extra/Extensions. Make sure to enable HPET in BIOS so that OS X can control it natively! Lastly, you want sleep. To enable this you simply need to go into your BIOS and change Sleep from S3 to S1. Oddly enough, Windows won't sleep on S3 either. I believe S3 is the default, which is pretty useless since it doesn't cooperate with Linux, Windows, or OS X. To recap you need these files in the following places: In /Extra/ com.apple.Boot.plist dsdt.aml In /Extra/Extensions/ AppleVIAATA.kext - For the IDE Controller if you have any drives attached fakesmc.kext VoodooHDA.kext In /System/Library/Extensions Intel82566MM.kext - For ethernet That's literally it! You don't need any other kexts or modifications! Enjoy!
  13. Which SleepEnabler.kext did you use? SleepEnabler.kext isn't even necessary. See below.
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