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Bob Ajob

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    Leeds, UK
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    tinkering with hackintoshes .... obviously :)
  1. Bob Ajob

    snow leopard p5w dh deluxe

    Saw this thought it might help other P5W DH Deluxe owners - http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=181769
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    SL hangs on ACPI_SMCPlatform

    All kernel panics went away for me when I switched to using the older Chameleon RC1 bootloader with PC EFI v10.1 boot file. Google for 'Dr Hurt PC EFI 10.1 Installer Package' or look at post #2 at this link - http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=181275
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    snow leopard p5w dh deluxe

    I have purchased the £25 retail disk here in the UK and used it tonight to do a full install on a blank GUID partition... working well so far. Here is the link to the easy installer for the bootloader - http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...t&p=1234058 and another thread mentioning P5WDH Deluxe install for Snow - http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=181191
  4. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...t&p=1234058 Dr Hurt's installer package for the Chameleon 2.0 RC1 bootloader containing the Snow Leopard PC EFI v10.1 boot file made it extra easy for me to install Snow on my P5WDH Deluxe, although still struggling to get sound working...
  5. worked really well for me thanks oh and I second the idea to sticky this thread ....
  6. Bob Ajob

    snow leopard p5w dh deluxe

    Install Chameleon RC and PC EFI v10.1 then copy Fake SMC and other hacked kexts into /Extra folder and you should be well on your way to installing from the vanilla retail disk... thats how I got my P5WDH Deluxe to run Snow... very similar to Intel Bad Axe board instructions ... http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=181410
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    Snow Leopard Distros

    It was fairly easy (to do a vanilla install) for me - Install a working Leopard distro to an external USB boot drive (most OSx86 users have already done this!) Use Disk Utility to prepare a new GUID partitioned disk for Snow to install onto Insert your retail Snow DVD and open Terminal (or mount the DMG image for it) Type cd "/Volumes/MAC OS X Install DVD" [return], Type open system [return] and run the OSInstall.mpkg to install Snow Leopard (Google for instructions) Install Chameleon RC / PC_EFI bootloader package v10.1 (Click link or Google for 'Dr Hurt PC EFI 10.1') Copy default hacked kexts (dsmos, disabler, etc.) to Snow Leopard drive in the /Extra/Extensions folder Delete any unnecessary kexts and mkext cache, add -v verbose boot to boot.plist Reboot and pray Credit to Lord Webi for his similar guide here After all this, don't expect everything to work perfectly, unless you have very compatible Graphics, Sound, Network and other hardware. Some well-known applications are known to not work properly in Snow Leopard (yet) so my advice is to keep 10.5.x for hackintosh and use 10.6 only for test purposes until more hacked kext installers are available for generic hardware.
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    Best Intel Snow Leopard Distro

    As far as I know, there are no 'distro' releases yet, as Snow Leopard has only just been released. Distros are old hat now anyway, you should be aiming to install a nice clean 'vanilla' version using a straight ISO or DMG image of your official retail DVD and just install the required bootloader and copy hacked kexts into the /Extra/Extensions folder. I paid around £125 for the Leopard Box Set at 10.5.6 and have just ordered Snow Leopard retail for £25 here in the UK and really look forward to upgrading my Macbook and eventually my hackintoshes too. I have so far downloaded the 10a432 build (which many have suggested was the gold master release) which is just about working on my Asus P5WDH Deluxe with networking working great but with no graphics acceleration or sound working yet (I'm sure it will come once the OS is made more widely available).
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    Retail Install 10.6

    I am on P5WDH Deluxe. The important thing that made it work for me was the Chameleon RC1 with EFI 10.1 all-in-one package. This is the link to it - http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...t&p=1234058 I installed that bootloader and now it boots to the desktop. I had to delete all ATI related kexts in order to boot without Safe Mode though and I get regular kernel panics but I am successfully booting 10a432 now. Thanks
  10. how many others have burned the DMG for this to a dual-layer DVD-R with disk utility? so far I made three coasters trying this on my macbook, perhaps my writer or media is fuxored? I checked the file hash is okay and it mounts just fine and can extract/install files but the DMG just didn't want to burn even at slowest speed... should I try converting the DMG to ISO with MagicISO and burning on winblows with nero, see if that helps identify the issue? ah anyways I only wanted to experiment with my hackintosh box which is currently stuck on 10.5.7 but according to Netkas my ATI HD3870 card will probably not be supported properly yet anyway. anyone else running this 10a432 on the old Asus P5WDH board? Any build/deploy tips?
  11. For those with access to all newsgroups, you can find the HOTiSO release there today in the alt.binaries.x group. For those who know how to use NZB files, the alt.binaries.mac group has one which links, which is also creatable using this indirect search link - http://newzleech.com/?&min=6000&ma...06&m=search Currently leeching from my own ISP at 50Mbits/sec Mods, my apologies and please edit/delete this post if it is deemed to bend or stretch the rules, I am just trying to help other potential beta testers!
  12. Bob Ajob

    Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

    Is it 64-bit only or is 64-bit an optional feature? Suggests here that it is optional --> http://www.apple.com/macosx/specs.html [edit] - just saw above someone got it working on an older Core Solo machine, will make my housemate happy, he has an old MacBook Pro ...
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    Leaked OS X 10.6 News

    Google is your friend. Trying to be useful but also as vague and indirect as possible (as I appreciate posting direct links to warez releases is not permitted). As far as I know accidentally downloading newsgroups from your service provider is safe and legal, unless you download some very illegal news... Those with access to binary newsgroups (everyone with good ISPs should - otherwise use news server public.teranews.com) then the 10a380 build can easily be found there in the newsgroup called alt.binaries.mac. The newsgroup release is rarred up, 45 files, just over 2 days old and 7.3GB I just grabbed 10a380 via my own service provider, at 30Mbits/sec, using an easy to configure freeware winblows client called Alt.Binz. My favourite free .NZB newsgroup indexing site is Newzleech.com (searching for "10a380" there will offer direct download of an .NZB index file - similar to a torrent file but for the binary newsgroups...) That is as much as I can say indirectly without posting any direct links, which like I said is not permitted. Mods - please edit or delete this post and my apologies if you feel it stretches the rules too far, just wanted to help those curious users like myself wanting to try out the latest snow leopard...
  14. Bob Ajob

    Build a Hackintosh for under $350

    yes your URL should have been - http://chance9888.blogspot.com/2009/02/bui...s-than-350.html [EDIT] Also, I remembered this one - Build one for less than $250 and for the UK hackintosh building community, here is my attempt using in stock items - OS X Leopard 10.5.6 retail around £70 Intel 'Little Falls 2' D945GCLF2 desktop mainboard = under £75 Hard Drive from £25 2GB DDR2 RAM about £20 Cheap Case + PSU around £15 DVD-RW drive about £15 approx total before adding Leopard is £150 (about $222 at todays exchange rates)