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  1. OSXtotheZ - What BIOS are you using? swinte said he is using the hacked BIOS. What's yours?
  2. Doesn't work for me. If I pull down the Apple Menu and select Sleep it will go to sleep right away and the only way to revive it is by shutting down with the power button and restarting. Does Sleep work for you when it's initiated through the Apple menu?
  3. You should be able to startup off of any working startup drive (USB or HardDrive - I don't think it needs to be an SL drive), run MyHack from there and point the install towards your SL drive. Select all the same extensions you previously used but don't select SleepEnabler.kext. That's it.
  4. Upgraded to 10.6.2 using software update. Made mods suggested on netkas.org but had multiple kernel panics on restart. Re-installed MyHack with SleepEnabler.kext unchecked. Restarted and everything seems fine now. Gregg
  5. Yes, it is an AWLH6080. The my Hack method is much, much easier and the better way to go for the long term (vanilla install). I'll edit my original post to say that so others can go directly to that method. Far as I can tell, it's very stable. I haven't tried a Time Machine backup yet because my SL install is being recognized as a new machine and Time Machine wants to start a totally new archive on my backup drive, where there's no more room. I'm sure there are edits I can find to fix this but i'll probably just wipe my current backup disk and start afresh. I don't think there'll be any problems.
  6. Re-did my install using myHack and it worked great. Got everything working at this point except sleep. I have an AirLink wireless N PCI card and didn't have any problem getting it running after using the STA_RT2860 D-1.0.0.0a UI-1.4.8.0_2007_11_26 installer for Tiger. Thanks much swinte for the myHack find. we're solidly in SL now. Gregg
  7. I'd almost given up getting SL working on this MB and now we have a couple of good installs. That's great! Yesterday I blew up my SL trying one more time to use Migration Assistant (MA). MA worked for "Users" and "Other Documents and Files" but after perfoming an "Applications" transfer, SL had a fit and wouldn't restart. I must have an application that's doesn't like SL. I never did try the "Settings" migration. Did you use the Vanilla or Chocolate kernel option described on MyHack? I'd like to keep things Vanilla if at all possible and if you've had sucess there, I'd try MyHack to get mine back up and running.
  8. I'd almost given up getting SL working on this MB and now we have a couple of good installs. That's great! Yesterday I blew up my SL trying one more time to use Migration Assistant (MA). MA worked for "Users" and "Other Documents and Files" but after perfoming an "Applications" transfer, SL had a fit and wouldn't restart. I must have an application that's doesn't like SL. I never did try the "Settings" migration. Did you use the Vanilla or Chocolate kernel option described on MyHack? I'd like to keep things Vanilla if at all possible and if you've had sucess there, I'd try MyHack to get mine back up and running.
  9. I just posted my install for the ECS 945CGT-M/1333 V3.0 to the Snow Leopard Installation forum. Hope it helps someone. Gregg
  10. [Note: Please see posts below from swinte about using MyHack install. MyHack install is easiest way for SL on ECS 945CGT-M/1333 MB.] I'm a noobie when it comes to knowing why things work so a bunch of what I did may be completely unnecessary. Previously tried several installs with vanilla kernel but never could get very far so here's what's worked for me. This MB is a common and inexpensive one that Fry's repeatedly had on sale over the last year or so. I've read a lot about mixed success installs with 10.5.x and nothing yet about 10.6, YMMV. I used the 2 drive install method. My first drive was named TempDrive, my second drive was named Snow. My Specs: ECS 945CGT-M/1333 V3.0 MB with 7-11-2007 BIOS 4GB DDR2 Memory Core2Duo 2.69GHz XFX 8400GS 512MB PCI-e Display card PCI Firewire card PATA Pioneer CD/DVD (1) PATA HD [has my 10.5.8 install] and (3) SATA HD Connections TempDrive - Primary Master Snow - Secondary Slave BIOS settings CPU TM Function - Enabled Max CPUID - Disabled Execute Disable Bit - Enabled Intel Speedstep - Auto Enhanced Halt - Enabled Intel Vitualization - Enabled APIC Mode - Enabled High Performance Event Timer - Enabled Started with spammon's guide at: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=183220 and arya's guide which spammon refers to at: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=181876 From my existing 10.5.8 startup drive, partitioned a spare 160GB SATA drive GUID and installed Chameleon 2.0-RC2 and swapped in the boot file linked by arya, (RC3?) Then Terminal: sudo chown 0:0 /Volumes/TempDrive Installed Snow Leopard by Terminal: open /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ DVD/System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg In Installer, made sure to select my TempDrive and Custom Install to not install any printer drivers (Install would fail if any printer drivers were selected) Made dsdt.aml file and installed at / (later removed without any negative effect so it may not be needed). Replaced mach_kernel with mach_kernel.test7 renamed as mach_kernel. I did not use the Extras folder that Chameleon provides. I prefer to have a single location for kexts so I'm not confused by having duplicate kexts in different places. The kexts and kernel I used were from the links provided by spammon and arya. To /System/Library/Extensions/ installed the following Kexts AHCIPortInjector.kext AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext AppleRTC.kext ATAPortInjector.kext Disabler.kext fakesmc.kext IOACPIFamily.kext IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext IOATAFamily.kext IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext (modified by removing ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin.kext from within this pkg) JMicronATAInjector.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext OoenHaltRestart.kext PlatformUUID.kext (modified to include TempDrives UUID) SleepEnabler.kext VoodooPowerMini.kext To /System/Library/Extensions/ removed the following Kexts Extensions.mkext ATIFramebuffer.kext ATIRadeonX1000.kext ATIRadeonX1000GA.plugin ATIRadeonX1000GLDriver.bundle ATIRadeonX1000VADriver.bundle ATIRadeonX2000GA.plugin ATIRadeonX2000GLDriver.bundle ATIRadeonX2000VADriver.bundle ATISupport.kext NVDANV40Hal.kext NVDANV50Hal.kext NVDAResman.kext NVSMU.kext Then installed the following plists to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ smbios.plist (modified to include TempDrive's UUID) com.apple.Boot.plist [copied from my 10.5.8 install (I liked the 8 second Timeout I previously had, gives me more time to escape to the command line)] Repaired permissions by Terminal commands: cd / sudo chown -R root:wheel /volumes/TempDrive/system/library/extensions sudo chmod -R 755 /volumes/TempDrive/system/library/extensions sudo diskutil repairpermissions /volumes/TempDrive sudo touch volumes/TempDrive/system/library/extensions Restarted computer and held down F8 to select TempDrive for start up and held down F8 again at Chameleon display to drop down to Chameleon command line. (no prompt, just allows you to start typing) Typed -v -x at command line and hit return and after a lot of scrolling text and a few lengthy pauses, Snow Leopard starts. As spammon says, just get this install up and running to the most basic level because it's just going to be used as a stepping stone to your final install on another drive. Repeated the same exact installation technique to my final Snow drive, except as follows: All installations were made with TempDrive as my startup drive. (Install Snow leopard from Snow Leopard) Manually installed Chameleon 2.0-RC3 per the Chameleon Readme file because my Snow volume was 1TB. Do not use Migration Assitant to migrate everything from your 10.5.X installation. There must be items that are incompatible 'cause it hosed my first installations. I've been performing fresh application installs to make sure everything is put on "clean". After successful startup of Snow, I Used EFI Studio to modify the com.apple.Boot.plist file for my graphics card. Copied back the NVIDIA extensions listed below to get full graphics support: NVDANV40Hal.kext NVDANV50Hal.kext NVDAResman.kext NVSMU.kext Used Disk Utility to repair Permissions after successful startup. Installed printer drivers from Optional Installs on Snow DVD. Additional items, I disconnected all extraneous USB devices. If they were connected during the install, I'd get various hangs. Afterwards connecting them up didn't cause any issues. Several of the helpful utilities for setting permissions or Readme file instructions might lead you to think you were doing things right just by following their examples, but unless you're paying attention to all the path modifications you have to make, you might not be doing what you think your doing. In other words, double check your work when invoking commands. Hope this helps someone. Gregg New news: I just performed a Software Update to 10.6.1 without any problem]
  11. I've been able to boot into Snow Leopard with my 945GCT-M/1333. Still working on all the bits - PCI-WiFi, full graphics suport, etc - but it's definitely possible. Soon as I can re-trace my steps, I'll post details. Took about 30 restarts to figure it out.
  12. Yes, both drives were previously startup drives on PowerPC Macs. Thanks for all the hard work you put into your script and the terrific generous support! Gregg
  13. I get a flashing cursor with the first boot to the restored partition (Step 7). The snow-installer seems to be telling me I don't have permission for the boot mods. Disk is a SATA 60GB Toshiba out of a first generation MacBook, formatted GUID. Here's what it says: Installing Chameleon boot0 file... fdisk: /dev/disk4: Permission denied Installing Chameleon boot1h file... dd: /dev/disk4s1: Permission denied flagging partition as bootable... fdisk: /dev/disk4: Permission denied I just swapped out that disk for a 160GB 3.5" that has the exact same problem. Any ideas? I am plugged into my 4th SATA connector. Thanks, Gregg EDIT: Fixed the problem by executing the script path with sudo.
  14. I'm running 10.5.6 Installed per v4.4 from this thread http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=86167 I think there's a typo in the post-patch.sh file, 4th line should read Destination=Macintosh rather than Destination=boot. The comment proceeding that line will then make sense. All works fine with 2 exceptions. The EFI v9 Darwin boot screen flies by so fast you can't read it. The EFI v8 I previously used had a count down which allowed some options. Not sure what I can do about that. [Just solved this one by editing the com.apple.boot.plist file to add Timeout=8 (8 is a string type not number), This is as described in the bootHelp.txt file located within the bootloader.pkg] ...and Time Machine kinda works except when I pull down to "Enter Time Machine" it opens just one other Finder window and doesn't go any further, no perspective image with numerous backups, no starlit background. The one Finder window it does open is fairly unresponsive. It was the same way for me with my Kayway 10.5.2-10.5.4 install on the same machine. Is there a Fix for this?. Gregg
  15. I thought the ECS945GCT-M/1333 only supported a total of 2GB RAM but JAe-V has 4GB. The ECS website now says 4GB (in red letters like it was changed). So does this work for the all the 3.0 version boards? Does 4GB require the 2-18-08 BIOS or will it work with the 11-7-07 BIOS? Thanks, Gregg
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