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  1. hennmann

    Acer Aspire One 533

    And yes my reply is also very late as I have one of these Acer Aspire one AO 533 as well with the Atom CPU. Is this anemic netbook a good candidate or is it just to troublesome to attempt for the size of processor? I have upgraded the ram to 2 gb and otherwise it is in good working order.
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    Mac Hardware clone

    Where can I find a list of hardware that is compatible in most ways to an Apple computer so I don't need patches, patched software etc. because even though I have hardware that meets or exceeds most requirements that I have on hand, I'm probably like others that feel it's getting to the point that learning (struggling) with Linux might be better time spent. It's getting to the point where I'm going to upgrade my hardware so if this is the case why not just find out what hardware is equiv. or is fully or mostly supported by Apple?? If I knew how to modify software to work on my hardware, well then find and dandy but I don't along with many others. Some might say "well then just go out and buy an Apple" My answer is I don't want to pay 2-3 times more for the same hardware! The outdated Dell I started out with for this venture performs better with 10.5 than what it was originally intended for which is XP. Boots faster, performs faster, smoother with less glitches but trying to update is a PITA.
  3. Is it possible to update the version or Kernel but keep your drivers? Also I'm running V1.3 10.5.5 on a Dell Dimension 4600 (there is prob hissing and booing right now but this is a starter PC known to work very well and I will upgrade) and this is Darwin 9.40 which (correct me if I'm wrong) Vanilla instead of Voodoo. Is it easier to attempt an upgrade on Vanilla or Voodoo? Also should I attempt to install V1.4 10.5.6 Voodoo 9.50 and continue with a newer or just attempt taking the plunge up to 10.5.8 and beyond? As an experiment and learning process after I got this Dull running very stable with everything running including Ethernet I let the update process start and finish to see how badly it would crash and burn because doing a reinstall is no big deal at this point because I at least know how to install V1.3 10.5.5 with a network with Win7 working very well. The result was it wouldn't shut down, sleep, or restart, and Safari etc. wouldn't start. At this point of time what can I attempt to upgrade to? With 10.5.5 this Intel 2.8 GHz with 4 GB of RAM boots, operates, and performs faster than XP and Win 7 with no crashing. 10.5.5 limits me for software updates.
  4. hennmann

    Update and Drivers for 10.5.5

    Sorry for leading you astray Matt! Not Leopard because this is working very good but is obsolete like the hardware. Snow Leopard and beyond was the plan of attack. I attempted to upgrade with the Leagacy kernel 10.6.8 you provided and my directory was never found using CLI but as I discovered with the last task for the username just one little error such as an L lowercase instead of I uppercase and as I read this post or reply being done on my iPhone they both look like the same character which led me down the wrong garden path. Like you mentioned earlier installing SL from scratch is probably an easier option. myHack want an option at the time due to being updated to a version only working with 10.6 and all earlier versions being discontinued. Anything is possible if one has the knowledge including where I discovered a Dell Dimention 3000 running 10.7 and since the OSx86 Tools and utilities allowed me to install your mach_kernel smoothly with everything running fine while this was happening until I rebooted tells me there was probably one driver or kext replaced that needed to be removed and replaced. Nope not Leopard, just Snow Leopard or newer and it's my turn to apologize for my lack of knowledge that limits me to a tried, tested and proven but obsolete piece of hardware. I got much better but at the same time a Dementia 3000 is very low on the food chain compared to the 4600 and the 478 3400GHz is optional for this box but at the same time I have a 775 laying beside IF Intel is easier to "tosh" One thing about all possible options on the 4600 is I have working drivers etc. on the untouched drive. How about booting up on an install disk that boots up and runs on this box AND use the disk utility>restore>then restore with an OEM or modified 10.6++? Is this option possibly easier? Back to your P4's? What are you running and what were you able to make run just to see what is similar to the junk I got laying around
  5. hennmann

    Update and Drivers for 10.5.5

    don-hennmanns-macpro31:~ donhennmann$ ls /Users Shared donhennmann don-hennmanns-macpro31:~ donhennmann$ Okay that is much better! As we can all see what effects one small error can create which must be the case with all other attempts. One thing I should have done for simplifying things for demonstration purposes is I should have used my forum username uppercase and lower case for this experimental OS for simplicity of directly copying to and from the terminal and Safari browser for showing and explaining what is going on and if need be make it easier for copying commands from the browser and pasting it into the CLI. Anyway this is a start in the right direction Matt and perhaps we can give the kernel attempt another try. As for this "I apologise that I still haven't had time to install SL on one of my P4 machines; I have been quite busy recently. I have a free night tonight, so I will try and get it done today." No need to apologize for anything because if you can put up with my bumbling along as well as being quite busy your schedule is what it is! Now back to this cp /Users/*YourUserName*/Documents/mach_kernel / Re *YourUserName* Am I to assume that I would roll it all together such as /DonHennmann / ^ with a space above where my arrow is pointing? Because one little glitch can throw a wrench into this operation or should I just give the OSx86 tools utilities another try to install this legacy kernel with repairs being made to the iDenebX VIA iDeneb_V1.3 which is my working "do not mess with OS"? Also another thing I thought of as well is I used my Win7 to download the kernel you provided AND I used Winzip on Win7 to extract this zipped Kernel and install on my USB drive to transfer over to this wannabe macpro 3.1 I could probably figure it out on Mac which would be downloading it again on the Dull Mac but what utility is used on Mac to unzip a file? It is probably like the 4600 patch that was required for the 10.5.5 instal that some attempted to install and failed because we forgot to extract or unzip it prior to installation. I also got temporarily stalled on the patch as well so is it correct that this Kernel 10.6.8 must be unzipped prior to placing in Documents as well? Anyway for now I will see if we can get this mach_kernel to take root in this box and if this is a successful possibility I will throw that Socket 775 Mobo into a case and give it a go because that one might have more possibilities being 775 with the only? downside is the questionable PCIe slot on it other than the onboard video. By questionable slot, it is that short 1 1/4 inch slot with a divider in the middle which I have no idea where I would begin to look for a card like that making me think this board is another door stop or frizbee. Since you are working with some P4 machines as you mentioned, what are some of the easiest of these to get going with good potential for easy and low cost expansion or upgrades? By this I mean CPU's, drivers, etc. Should I look at Intel Socket 775 or is AMD AM2 not too bad to work with? These I have and at least they are not laptops that present more problems due to proprietary hardware. I wish this 4600 was a 4700 with 775 because I saw a recent thread started with one getting 10.6.8 installed and I think the member mentioned he was able to install a dual core in it as well.
  6. hennmann

    Update and Drivers for 10.5.5

    don-hennmann-macpro31:~ donhennmann$ Is /Users -bash: Is: command not found don-hennmanns-macpro31:~ donhennmann$ is /Users -bash: is: command not found don-hennmanns-macpro31:~ donhennmann$ Is/Users -bash: Is/Users: No such file or directory don-hennmanns-macpro31:~ donhennmann$ Also in System Profiler I get this User Name: Don Hennmann (donhennmann) again edited for this forum with my username for this forum and for the earlier commands where you mentioned to use my user name I would assume with uppercase being used for both the first and last User name separated with a space? This is copied and pasted directly from my terminal EXCEPT my real user name is replaced with my forum username for illustration purposes to clearly show what is happening and what I have attempted to do. Shown in my attempt is the first where command is not found and then uppercase, and lower case, followed by space variations at the / symbol as an attempt to make this beast happy. Now for the kernel. Yes it is in the Documents folder and yes it is unzipped to the point of making a copy from the original you sent and placing this in the folder to the point of having two in the documents folder labeled mach_kernel and mach_kernel copy. Now to simplify the reply to post procedure I am NOW using Safari on my Dull and this post and the copy and paste is on the same attempted Mac computer instead of posting on my Windoze computer with the Dull idling, floundering, or panicking on the sidelines. Doing this also allows me to copy the command directly from my browser to the CLI I should have did this in the past but oh well live and learn. Now another thing to ponder about is it possible that having multiple hard drives running on the same IDE ribbon with identical versions of OS has discombobulated this entire mission impossible? And a final mention was I used OSx86 Tools to update the kernel (install kernel function)in previous attempts and it seemed to go through the motions appearing to be doing the update like it should with no apparent problems until I rebooted as instructed where it didn't proceed with the full boot. After going through that procedure, is it possible that it led me down the right path but a kext or driver had to be replaced? Matt see what you make of all of this now that I finally provided an actual copy of what is going on to diagnose what is going on and if need be we can copy and paste the command with my user name properly inserted in the command and by properly inserted clarify how the username must be typed in. If I copy and paste your reply this should eliminate any errors re space or no space etc. At least I can use this Dull to this extent and not like a dead or disabled PC sitting off to the side and of course this also includes the fact that if it does crash or panic I can reboot into the other intact drive and peer around inside the experimental drive named iDenebX. One more question before I post this. Is it possible that 10.6.8 is too big of a jump from 10.5.5?? If not then perhaps as mentioned earlier something got replaced in the final update that needs to be replaced with an earlier version?
  7. hennmann

    Update and Drivers for 10.5.5

    Absolutely non of any of this works. No such file or directory Now lets ACCURATELY type the commands. NO asterix etc. and what appears on the terminal before I enter anything is john-does-macpro31 :~ johndoe$ and of course to attempt to clarify John Doe is an alias used here to accurately depict what should be typed in this CLI At the $ after my name do I type cp /Users/johndoe/Documents/mach_kernel / with my username ALL lowercase run together as one word? OR cp Users/John Doe/Documents/mach_kernel / with my username BEGINNING uppercase with a SPACE and last name beginning with uppercase? and what about the spaces before the / ?? None of the commands work because there is obviously an error entering these commands. Its either an uppercase/lowercase or space required or not required command error. This also applies to cp /Volumes/*insertHDNameHere*/Users/*YourUsernameHere*/mach_kernel /Volumes/*insertUSBNameHere*/ I used a blank USB and copied the mach_kernel to it and Mac recognizes it as NO NAME and this is what I typed into the terminal ALL UPPERCASE as it appears on the desktop with the error No such file or directory being presented. This is my argument about that stupid command line and unless the command is precisely and accurately entered you end up with absolutely nothing accomplished! Oops wrong description I gave, something is accomplished, frustration This obviously should work for updating this kernel if iDeneb v1.3 is working very stable with no issues other than the version is outdated and this is preventing me from using newer hardware because of all of these problems just attempting to update a kernel. It should work but obviously wont unless the command is incorrect.
  8. hennmann

    Update and Drivers for 10.5.5

    But again capitals are probably a fraction of the problem. As I typed the commands above is how i typed them with directory not found. Spaces before and after / are possibly a problem. The * used in the examples do not clearly indicate to me whether or not spaces before or after the root symbol are required. As for the restoration procedure using the disk utility when I attempted to repair my failed attempt of the update, the backups on both hard drives did not open on the iDeneb disk utility restoration process. What error was made in the commands i used or is 10.5.5 too old for a 10.6.8 update?? As for the FakeSMC, I don't know the commands to do this and this includes copying the legacy kernel to the USB. This reminds me of Linux. Most if not all of my hardware is supported but if the CLI is required and unless you can find, or know the commands, renders it useless making me realize why Linux users are becoming more and more of a minority!!! Matt please don't get me wrong for my reply here and there is no lack of gratitude intended towards this forum or you for your help, but due to the fact that I'm not an experienced Mac user limits me to what i can use UNLESS I have very clear detailed information and instructions. This is the main reason forcing me to keep using this Dell and obviously I have alot of hardware laying around but again, unless I know what patches and procedures to use, it is pointless trying to attempt this due to the perpetual kernel panic and unsupported hardware. One thing I did notice was the number of members in all of the forums I visited during all of my searches for information that asked questions that went unanswered, or hardware wasn't supported, etc. with very few posts from quite a few of these members making me wonder if they figured it just wasn't worth it and giving up.
  9. hennmann

    Update and Drivers for 10.5.5

    cp /Users/*YourUserName*/Documents/mach_kernel / No such file or directory! cp /Users/johndoe/Documents/mach_kernel / ??? or cp /users/ johndoe /documents /mach_kernel / ??? There is obviously an error in the command and the mach_kernel IS unzipped and in the documents folder because even though everything is there I get the message that the diurectory or file does not exist and I have used many variations of this command. IE space after /Users / cp /users/ johndoe /Documents /mach_kernel /
  10. hennmann

    Update and Drivers for 10.5.5

    Okay I did a clean reinstall, first I used the migration tool and it got me ethernet etc. all working and attempted to install the Legacy kernel relabeled mach_kernel I placed in my documents and typed the command sudo cp /mach_kernel / and got an indication that the kernel was duplicated or already existed and grrrrrrr I figured by using the migration tool it copied my failed attempt from my other hard drive. Next I did another clean install (I'm getting good at this by now ) but this time I did not use this tool but installed the ethernet 4600 patch and again I typed sudo cp /mach_kernel / and received cp: /mach_kernel and /mach_kernel are identical (not copied) Next I used OSx86 Tools and used the app to update the kernel with the option of which hard drive and where it was and after entering my password it went through the motions of installation, indicated the update was successful, and instructed me to restart the computer. Upon boot I get Darwin/x86 boot v5.0.132 - Chameleon v1.0.11 Build date: 2008-06-09 20:12:22 3711MB memory VESA v3.0 64MB (NVIDIA) Loading Darwin/x86 Crikey and that is as far as it goes Next I rebooted and pressed enter for more options and typed -x followed by enter and get the following Darwin/x86 boot v5.0.132 - Chameleon v1.0.11 Build date: 2008-06-09 20:12:22 3711MB memory VESA v3.0 64MB (NVIDIA) Loading Darwin/x86 Loading kernel mach_kernel Loading HFS+ file: [mach_kernel] from 4234670. Loading HFS+ file: [mach_kernel] from 4234670. exactly how I typed it here on this post and below this is the blinking cursor with no further activity Now other than NOT using the migration utility as I suspected screwed me up the first time, I didn't disable the other hard drive and hopefully s :censored:t didn't get transferred from one drive to the next and i was careful to make sure i selected the proper directories etc. and if diagnostics or items needing to be reinstalled is necessary i still have my other drive untouched. I will wait and see what you figure before another wipe and reinstall. Perhaps I should call this the Manhattan Project One thing to mention as well now that i just remembered is it advised me to make a backup of the kernel first and my legacy kernel i directed it to was my USB drive so perhaps the backup is on this drive as well. I will reboot to my other drive and check. It wasn't backed up to the USB drive but clicking on the other drive I labeled iDenebX to make it easier to identify the correct drive with the installed or should I say attempted installed kernel shows mach_kernel and beside it mach_kernel backup so it would appear something did happen and possibly a small repair can be performed from my working iDeneb_V1.3 drive?
  11. Okay I did a clean reinstall, first I used the migration tool and it got me ethernet etc. all working and attempted to install the Legacy kernel relabeled mach_kernel I placed in my documents and typed the command sudo cp /mach_kernel / and got an indication that the kernel was duplicated or already existed and grrrrrrr I figured by using the migration tool it copied my failed attempt from my other hard drive. Next I did another clean install (I'm getting good at this by now ) but this time I did not use this tool but installed the ethernet 4600 patch and again I typed sudo cp /mach_kernel / and received cp: /mach_kernel and /mach_kernel are identical (not copied) Next I used OSx86 Tools and used the app to update the kernel with the option of which hard drive and where it was and after entering my password it went through the motions of installation, indicated the update was successful, and instructed me to restart the computer. Upon boot I get Darwin/x86 boot v5.0.132 - Chameleon v1.0.11 Build date: 2008-06-09 20:12:22 3711MB memory VESA v3.0 64MB (NVIDIA) Loading Darwin/x86 Crikey and that is as far as it goes Next I rebooted and pressed enter for more options and typed -x followed by enter and get the following Darwin/x86 boot v5.0.132 - Chameleon v1.0.11 Build date: 2008-06-09 20:12:22 3711MB memory VESA v3.0 64MB (NVIDIA) Loading Darwin/x86 Loading kernel mach_kernel Loading HFS+ file: [mach_kernel] from 4234670. Loading HFS+ file: [mach_kernel] from 4234670. exactly how I typed it here on this post and below this is the blinking cursor with no further activity Now other than NOT using the migration utility as I suspected screwed me up the first time, I didn't disable the other hard drive and hopefully s :censored:t didn't get transferred from one drive to the next and i was careful to make sure i selected the proper directories etc. and if diagnostics or items needing to be reinstalled is necessary i still have my other drive untouched. I will wait and see what you figure before another wipe and reinstall. Perhaps I should call this the Manhattan Project One thing to mention as well now that i just remembered is it advised me to make a backup of the kernel first and my legacy kernel i directed it to was my USB drive so perhaps the backup is on this drive as well. I will reboot to my other drive and check. It wasn't backed up to the USB drive but clicking on the other drive I labeled iDenebX to make it easier to identify the correct drive with the installed or should I say attempted installed kernel shows mach_kernel and beside it mach_kernel backup so it would appear something did happen and possibly a small repair can be performed from my working iDeneb_V1.3 drive?
  12. I currently have iDeneb V1.3 10.5.5 on my P4 and it was suggested to copy the legacy Kernel Nawcom 10.6.8 to the / directory. As per 0000-1248 Matt's suggestion and what I read here http://tlhaas.blogspot.ca/2012/09/installing-snow-leopard-ver-1068-on.html and by typing the command sudo mv /legacy_kernel-10.6.8 / (or if you prefer sudo mv /mach_kernel) in the terminal I get the error no file or directory even though I have both the legacy_kernel-10.6.8 AND the renamed copy mach_kernel sitting on my desktop in plain view! Where do I have to move this kernel and/or what command in terminal do I have to enter to point to the kernel to get it copied into the root directory? I also have a retail copy of Snow Leopard 10.6 and it is on a USB drive. My Dell wont boot to this USB with SL on it and using i :censored:t it booted to SL but the spinning gear below the grey Apple rotated and froze after rotating 35-40 times. Matt suggested adding or copying the Nawcom Legacy Kernel to my USB but again where in the Snow Leopard or USB would I install or copy this Kernel? This Dell is currently running very well with the 10.5.5 with multiple hard drives with V1.3 on it. One is the complete working V1.3 on a larger (main) drive and the other spare drive is my "test" drive so I don't my main drive in case I need a Mac for attempting this mission. Any help for this Mission Impossible would be most appreciated
  13. Thanks Matt and let me know how you make out. BTW what do you have for P4 machines? Right now I'm doing a reinstall of the 10.5.5 because of using an OEM version of 10.5.8 update combo for an experiment but ended up with the "black window of death" telling me to reboot followed by the same window during the boot process after everything locked up or froze. Regards Don
  14. hennmann

    Update and Drivers for 10.5.5

    Hi Matt! No apologies necessary because a late reply is better than no reply!! My SL is supposedly Mac OS X 10.6.0 Snow Leopard Retail DVD 7.15 GB (7,687,472,848 bytes) from the "Bay" and from what the documentation mentioned it isn't modified and is a copy of the retail DVD (so the story goes) When you mention dont use the mv command sudo mv /mach_kernel / Should I assume you are recommending sudo cp /mach_kernel / and if this is the case the mv command didn't overwrite the kernel? If it didn't I suppose all it did was copy it to the root / directory where it is just sitting in this directory taking up space and not doing anything? I will find your answer quite interesting as your latest reply because my mind has become soft dealing with Windoze all of these years and as for Linux I'm not scared of the CLI but on the other hand If I don't know what to type in the Terminal it leaves me not able to finish the task at hand. ​Now back to the iDeneb V1.3 10.5.5 and the expendable OS on the smaller spare drive, after I realized the limitations of the 10.5.5 Vanilla? Darwin 9.4.0 and because this is expendable I tried a genuine unaltered MacOSXUpdCombo10.5.8 to see what would happen. It started installing appearing to install the way it was intended but when the procedure was oh, about a third of the way through give or take, the Apple Black Window of Death appeared advising me to restart the computer by using the power or reset button. I shut the computer down, restarted and the boot started but then this Black window popped up as the boot froze. I would assume Kernel Panic? Probably the same thing as using the software update to 10.5.8 which actually worked a bit better than update combo where it actually rebooted to the desktop but a number of Apps wouldn't work. Since I have a good procedure to follow for installation I will reinstall 10.5.5 again with the proper patches and use the transfer feature to transfer everything from my working untouched main Hard drive like I did before which impressed me with how good it worked. Also after this latest update combo attempt happened I discovered there is an iDeneb 10.5.7, update combo kit including tools etc, 10.5.8 iDeneb update combo as well to use with the iDeneb 10.5.5 V1.3 or earlier versions. Sounds like the iDeneb needs modified iDeneb combo updates as well. I will look for these iDeneb updates as well (unless this is a waste of time?) and these will require some searching around due to dead links and being somewhat outdated. As 10.5.5 is installing I will look for these and first I will try sudo cp /mach_kernel / and the legacy Kernel again to see what happens. Correct me if I'm wrong about the command ( I will wait before I try) to use for the installation of the 10.6.8 Legacy. Like you mentioned about just installing SL being easier than this method, it probably is but I'm limited with myHack only being available for 10.6 and they eliminated the downloads for the older versions that would have worked and I suppose myHack is required? to do a clean install with the Retail 10.6. Yes I attempted to do a clean install but things locked up before I could use the disk utility to erase the drive, whether or not his would have helped to make the install work. Regards Don
  15. Due to the fact that I'm actually doing two things (or trying to) such as attempting to update 10.5.5 and now attempting to install Snow Leopard this is a quote from my thread "Update and Drivers for 10.5.5" I decided to quote from the other topic. 0000-1248, on 03 May 2017 - 4:24 PM, said: Ok, I looked at that guide and it is completely wrong. Here is step by step what you should do: 1. Use myHack (find it here) to create your SL USB. 2. Your Terminal command doesn't work because it assumes 2 things: 1. is that the kernel is located on the root directory and 2. is that it is named legacy_kernel-10.6.8 Place the kernel in your Documents folder and type this: sudo cp /Users/*yourusername*/Documents/mach_kernel /*insertUSBname here*/ This will work if the kernel is named mach_kernel and it is in your Documents folder. 3. Boot up the USB and install SL.' 4. Boot back into the SL Installer but this time go to Terminal (in the Utilities drop down) and type this: cp /*insertUSBnamehere*/mach_kernel /*insertVolumenamehere*/ 5. Exit Terminal and reboot using -v at Chameleon (just in case it hangs, then I can help you diagnose the issue.) 6. Install your Miscellaneous drivers (network, graphics, audio etc.) once you get into Mac OS X. 7. Enjoy Mac OS X. Note: the Volume name is the name of the partition on which you installed OS X. Good luck, - Matt And my reply I followed the link to myHack and it only works on 10.6 which didn't surprise me due to the age of Leopard but surprisingly About this Mac lists the date as up to 2008 but what is and isn't supported is equiv. to Windoze XP I would guestimate. Anyway after finding out about the required 10.6 and being unable to install SL from the operating 10.5.5 with the error "The application "Install Mac OS X" cannot be used from this volume" I attempted to copy the Legacy Kernel using the provided steps. I typed sudo mv /mach_kernel and my password after enter and then i got three lines displayed (sorry I didn't record the info) and exited the terminal. Then I rebooted and System Profile and About this Mac both indicated 10.5.5 and Darwin 9.4.0 Okay I suspected I missed a step so I typed in sudo mv /mach_kernel / suspecting I forgot the root command after kernel and hit enter followed by my pass word to receive the following mv: /mach_kernel and /mach_kernel are identical Then I exited the terminal The only thing that I think I discovered that is possibly different is after POST and the start of boot, instead of seeing Darwin 9.4.0 I now see Darwin/x86 boot v5.0.132 - Chameleon v1.0.11 Build date:2008-06-09 20:12:22 Keep in mind about this boot info indicated that this is my expendable experimental spare drive OS with everything? transferred over to it using the transfer utility that I directed the source as my other v1.3 drive and it was surprising how much and how easy it was to get everything over including email etc. (does this clone the drives?). Did this change the start of boot info or did something actually change during my copy kernel attempt? Also the Darwin 9.4.0 is Vanilla? yes? and Seems to me the Nawcom Legacy 10.6.8 is Vanilla as well? Okay Matt now back to the instructions posted directly above. Am I to assume that in order to: "Boot up the USB and install SL" "Boot back into the SL Installer but this time go into Terminal and Type this: cp /*insertUSBnamehere*/mach_kernel /*insertVolumenamehere*/ That this would have to be a myHack modded SL USB installer to even get this far? After I post this I will see if I can find an earlier version of myHack that would work on 10.5.5
  16. hennmann

    Update and Drivers for 10.5.5

    I followed the link to myHack and it only works on 10.6 which didn't surprise me due to the age of Leopard but surprisingly About this Mac lists the date as up to 2008 but what is and isn't supported is equiv. to Windoze XP I would guestimate. Anyway after finding out about the required 10.6 and being unable to install SL from the operating 10.5.5 with the error "The application "Install Mac OS X" cannot be used from this volume" I attempted to copy the Legacy Kernel using the provided steps. I typed sudo mv /mach_kernel and my password after enter and then i got three lines displayed (sorry I didn't record the info) and exited the terminal. Then I rebooted and System Profile and About this Mac both indicated 10.5.5 and Darwin 9.4.0 Okay I suspected I missed a step so I typed in sudo mv /mach_kernel / suspecting I forgot the root command after kernel and hit enter followed by my pass word to receive the following mv: /mach_kernel and /mach_kernel are identical Then I exited the terminal The only thing that I think I discovered that is possibly different is after POST and the start of boot, instead of seeing Darwin 9.4.0 I now see Darwin/x86 boot v5.0.132 - Chameleon v1.0.11 Build date:2008-06-09 20:12:22 Keep in mind about this boot info indicated that this is my expendable experimental spare drive OS with everything? transferred over to it using the transfer utility that I directed the source as my other v1.3 drive and it was surprising how much and how easy it was to get everything over including email etc. (does this clone the drives?). Did this change the start of boot info or did something actually change during my copy kernel attempt? Also the Darwin 9.4.0 is Vanilla? yes? and Seems to me the Nawcom Legacy 10.6.8 is Vanilla as well? Okay Matt now back to the instructions posted directly above. Am I to assume that in order to: "Boot up the USB and install SL" "Boot back into the SL Installer but this time go into Terminal and Type this: cp /*insertUSBnamehere*/mach_kernel /*insertVolumenamehere*/ That this would have to be a myHack modded SL USB installer to even get this far? After I post this I will see if I can find an earlier version of myHack that would work on 10.5.5
  17. Again thanks Matt!! The command line use like in Linux but there is ONE thing I noticed about and between this forum and alot of the Linux forums such as Zorin and Ubuntu, and that is you actually get help HERE (once i started to slowly figure out what to ask for) whereas the Zorin and Ubuntu later flavors caused a glitch to happen with my horrible MSI K8T board. It would install without a mouse cursor appearing rendering the OS good for two things nothing and all! The older Kernel worked before they went to the newer that I used to remember what it was called but the mind blocks out bad memories (the one that had at the bottom of the screen the two Icons, a person in a circle and what looks like a keyboard beside it) and when I mentioned which Kernel worked the answer was a flat " that version is no longer supported!!" End of topic!! Here I'm starting out with old and older hardware and software IE 10.5.5 and there is still info and support!
  18. hennmann

    Update and Drivers for 10.5.5

    While attempting to copy the Legacy Kernel using sudo mv /legacy_kernel-10.6.8 / I get the following error no such file or directory and I have copies of both the legacy_kernel-10.6.8 and a copy renamed mach_kernel sitting in plain view on the desktop. What directory do I need to move it to in order to use a terminal to copy this Kernel. This is explained here:http://tlhaas.blogspot.ca/2012/09/installing-snow-leopard-ver-1068-on.html as well but they also don't explain these missing steps but mention renaming the Kernel like you did
  19. hennmann

    Update and Drivers for 10.5.5

    Thanks again and as I discovered this is slightly bigger than the other Legacy Kernel of which there seem to be a number of variations. Now as for copying it to the USB? Would I just copy and dump it into the USB containing my OEM Mac OS X 10.6.0 installation disk or is there a special step or procedure I have to follow? Also is this Legacy Kernel just an update to 10.6.0 or is my retail copy not new enough or am I actually making this box byte off more than it can chew? Before I read this post I started downloading update combos in small increments above the 10.5.5 in case this might be an easier option or my only option because according to the system requirements, it listed the OS as having to be 10.5+ for each of the 10.5 combo updates and any update combo ABOVE 10.6 stipulated the system requirements MUST be 10.6 or greater BUT I think if I had at least 10.5.8 it would let me escape into 10.6?. My 10.6.0 indicated my OS wasn't new enough or supported when I tried to mount or open it on my operating 10.5.5 which prompted me to try a boot install first from the USB and when it refused to boot, then I used iB :censored:t out of desperation where it did and started to install with the typical grey Apple and the rotating wheel or gear below that rotated for a minute and then "froze".Yes I agree about starting a new thread in the Sno Leo section but I got to get to the point of even getting some indication of the Leopard staying instead of running away . Also to make matters worse is the hardware I'm dealing with which I found limits the responses to my posts (with the exception of you of course). My AM2 would probably fall into all of these problems as well with the updates and the Kernel you kindly provided falls nicely into that category of these processors from what I read but again this is outdated information.
  20. hennmann

    Update and Drivers for 10.5.5

    I attempted to install a retail SnoLeo using usb and it wouldnt boot. Next I used i**** and it started to install, got to the Grey Apple and the gear below started rotation but stopped and nothing is proceeding. Most likely this isnt going to work. It's obviously not this simple. There are more Legacy 10.6.8 kernel versions that you can shake a stick at but hopefully i got the right one. It is not labeled Nawcom 10.6.8 and many google searches led to dead end. The link you provided shows and explains the Legacy kernel but the "40" hyperlink is dead.
  21. hennmann

    Update and Drivers for 10.5.5

    Thanks Matt Before reading your reply I figured the only other possible useable outdated hardware was my AM2 processor and the Mobo can handle a 6x except it has to be the harder to find more expensive 1055T 95 watt due to that limitation of the voltage regulator on the board. My socket 939 is equivalent in performance to an E8400 in stock comfiguration and hopefully equivalent to an E8500 if it is overclocked. Sad to say even though the Biostar Mobo is newer with more options, support for it is dismal compared to MSI on this older lousy temperamental K8T that was APITA for ram from day one! From what the link you mentioned indicated the Nawcom 10.6.8 leg should support all of the above including the "Dull" and I found a link for download on X86 so now I can get it. A later post mentioned Nawcom?10.7.3 for AM2 including 6x and some very good work from the Russian members also on this forum (after using a translator LOL). All of this information and posts are 2014 and older making it a bit harder to "stumble" on. Some mention Athlon 64 on working hardware but don't mention 939 or 940 so my only clue is the ram they indicate they are using IE ddr2&3 but one post didn't mention ram so who knows on this post. Things appear to have improved for AMD but with limited info due to age of posts etc. but as indicated is limited period due to Apples choice of hardware and us AMD diehards are sitting on the sidelines waiting to see what happens. Also from what I read Nawcom is out of the picture? due to health reasons? if my memory serves correct but I found out a few others are taking over. I used to use hex editors and all of that fancy software when I used to "test" satellite TV but that was many years ago and fell out of touch with these goodies. This mentioned Nawcom Kernels buys me a bit of time because yes my hardware is somewhat outdated and eventually I will get some "modern" mildly obsolete hardware. Perhaps I will be persuaded to go Intel. I may as well call it mildly obsolete because a lot is obsolete the day you purchase it and this is why I still use this old usable hardware. Okay anyway enough said other than checking out my socket 775 options which might be my best option other than AM2 and perhaps better than AM2. Later on today I will see what I can get for Nawcom and give it a try on my spare hard drive with 10.5.5 on it. I will do everything as my other hard drive which I don't touch because if I need a Mac computer it is available.
  22. hennmann

    Update and Drivers for 10.5.5

    Matt Again thanks for your help! As for the guide and helping other members, I'm at a loss for getting this going due to the fact that as far as I got was the V1.3 working as per the guide (and totally step by step by the guide) on this forum. V1.4 and V1.5.1 were failures to say the least! I'm staring at the Apple Logo at attempted boot not knowing what the hell is happening This is on my spare hard drive with my V1.3 running fine beside but greatly limited due to the OS being out of date. I copied all of the drivers from 1.3 but they are probably not compatible because of Vanilla and Voodoo differences I think??. As it is I'm not sure how to use the Kernel you suggested and all of the links I found so far, are dead. All I have on hand is MacOSXUpdCombo 10.6.4 and 10.6.8 but never used or attempted to use due to possible Apple Logo of death or the reboot cycle. I performed the update from Apple a while ago to see what would happen, and even though the system rebooted and ran, lots of things just wouldn't work forcing another re install. Using different Kernels isn't much help to me because unless it is on my USB or CD as an option to select (or is this legacy Kernel installed like an Update Combo?) , again this is another problem and as it is using different Kernels is a problem if patches are required because to sum it all up unless I know what the problem is, I don't know what to ask for or what to look for. Also understanding "kext" terminology etc. is new to me as well and in some ways this adventure reminds me of trying Linux in the past and being locked out in the cold if CLI was required. Like I mentioned earlier the google for the Dull Dementia 4600 and Mac brought me this far for the specific hardware and operating system but this is as far as I got probably because many of the posts are quite old and very limited including unanswered questions. Using newer or better hardware wasn't an option mainly due to lack of knowledge and information. To me this was starting from scratch and possibly worse than the Dull because at least the Dull was somewhat "standard" for the hardware so the problems and patches were pretty much universal for these boxes. Also I wasn't overly interested in purchasing Mac supported only hardware because I have quite a bit laying around here but in today's standards it is obsolete but should be fast enough to handle Lion and newer OS but again that's if i can even figure out what to use and how to set it up. As it is right now other than the Dull I have: an Acer Aspire T600 (915GV-M5A intel based )motherboard with a socket 775 2.9 GHz cpu with larger single core CPU options laying around in junk boxes from the friend that gave the board to me, an MSI K9N6PGM2 AM2 motherboard (in an eMachine T3256 given to me by the neighbor destined for recycle with a new 600 watt power supply and hard drive ) that supports up to 6X processors (presently has a single core 2.6 GHz CPU and I was given a free 3800+ AM2 ADA3800IAA4CN single core CPU today). This eMachine is presently running Win 10 Pro, 64 bit, an MSI K8T Neo2-F socket 939 AMD mobo with 4800+x2 Toledo or 3500+ single core CPU, NVidia FX5700LE TD128 video, TForce4 SLI socket 939 motherboard with PCIe (a newer considerably better mobo than my K8T with more options etc. including PCIe instead of VGA!!) with the different 3500 or 4800 CPU options I have on hand, and I haven't purchased a Mac friendly Video card (or any card yet) for this board but I most certainly can because other than Mac, a Mac video card would probably work very well with Windoze and Linux and finally an Acer Aspire One 533 Laptop with an Intel Atom 1.6 GHz and 2gb of RAM. The Acer Aspire T600 motherboard is a piece of {censored} in today's standards but perhaps is better than the Dull 4600 because it is a newer obsolete socket 775 processor and was given to me recently for free and because of Intel being a possible better choice for Hackintosh motivated me to grab this orphan for perhaps an ability for newer slightly more demanding versions such as Lion, etc. BUT does this one fall into the same category as the 478 or Pentium D (dinosaur is prob what the D stands for) ?? Mind you I haven't been able to determine whether or not this board supports dual core CPU and perhaps is just a sweeter tasting Lemon than the Dull and perhaps can become a frizbee? The friend of mine that gave it to me repairs and sells computers and has a stack of Mobo's that are only there in the scrap stack because they are either single core,older Intel& AMD, or still have a dual core processor in them waiting to be plucked out of the board. Oops I forgot! I also have an IBM 1829 ThinkPad off to the side and an HP OmniBook XE3 both in very fine working condition that are expendable for Hackintosh experiments. These two wouldn't bother me if they only worked on something like V1.3 or older because they would be good enough for basic web, email, and iTune for my iPhones. A menagerie perhaps (collected for free or close to by a possible hoarder ), not including my very first new computer, a PIII 450 sitting off to the side collecting dust. Finally I have access to newer and faster AMD and AM2 processors and boards as indicated above but are they harder to Tosh than Intel or is that a thing of the past? Sorry for all of the questions and I don't want to present the image of needing to be "spoon fed" but sad to say like Linux, Mac is about as puzzling too me compared to Windoze. If there is documentation that is more advanced than vague I can get somewhere Also this 4600 performs very fast and stable compared to Win 7 and is probably as fast as XP on this hardware. iTunes certainly works better as well but the version needs to be updated and if memory serves me correct the latest isn't supported on 10.5.5. Kodi also needs a minimum of 10.6 as well to get another use out of this box
  23. hennmann

    Update and Drivers for 10.5.5

    Thanks 0000-1248! I have done a great deal of googling and what little I find was the instal of V1.3 and getting that totally working including networking it with my Win7 Laptop and Desktop PC. One major problem I have found is the search engines never give specific results and doing a search for my Dull Dementia 4600 can end up with the majority of makes and models not even close. Most of what I found was by accident and was pretty much stumbled upon. My biggest handicap was Okay we found it, what do we do with it? A good example of this was preparing the hard drive for first time installation. I had to do much searching just to get to this point. I attempted to use Linux back in the early 2000's where back then you had to determine your partitions, how many you wanted and for what they were used for then install and hope for the best. I found drivers were never a problem but having to use the CLI or command line interface and terminal. It wasn't of much to me if you can't find the commands or know the commands! As it is the newer distros do partitioning etc. automatically. Then there were many like myself asking the same questions waiting for a reply and a reply we could understand. Mac OS X is UNIX based like Linux but not very compatible in some respect. I guess it would be safe to say many doing the hackintosh have an advanced knowledge of Mac already and know how it works, where to find what they are looking for and how to modify. Like I memtioned before was the only "Mac" I had was this crappy iPhone and one thing I learned fast was don't upgrade the IOS unless as a last resort with MANY bugs and problems being the usual result. I would watch the net to see what problems people had before upgrading. In the case of my Hackintosh using a specific make and model search got me this far but getting into newer hardware is also a problem. I have quite a bit of hardware much better but now we have to try to get AMD going or specific newer ( but still obsolete) Intel CPUs going not to mention the chipset etc. A guide just to get started is needed for myself and others but would take days to even find a very small amount leading me to wonder if trying to learn Linux would be more productive especially not having limits on drivers etc. Years ago I walked into a Mac store and found their OS software was very reasonably priced but walked out in disgust empty handed because of the stupidity of being forced to pay double or triple the price for hardware they "feel" you must purchase to keep your copy legal. My opinion was with that mentality they deserve to get their software pirated!! Is there such a thing as a very basic beginners guide? Or is it pretty much post a question and hope somebody answers? This is another thing I find searching. Google will point me to a question or topic like my situation but nobody will give an answer. These are common.
  24. hennmann

    Update and Drivers for 10.5.5

    Installing an operating system on another drive is certainly easier than trying to salvage a damaged working system to me. I attempted to update to 10.5.6 with horrible results and to top it all off from Vanilla to Voodoo leaving me staring at the Apple Logo at startup. This upgrade in my opinion is a waste of time because it is outdated and not new enough for newer software but meanwhile there is documentation on the web where 10.7 Lion has been successfully installed on a Dimension 3000 which is older and lower on the food chain compared to the 4600. After my failed attempt of the iDeben V1.4 I removed, backed up all of the drivers and then copied and replaced all the drivers from V1.3 but face the logo! The problem I suspect is the damn drivers from Vanilla are probably not compatible with Voodoo. I would upgrade hardware but unless I have detailed documentation on how to deal with Apples stupid forced upon proprietary hardware issues and how to modify the OS or drivers, I'm lost. 10.7 is probably vanilla as well and copying or replacing drivers from the 10.5.5 to the 10.7 would probably be more successful than to Voodoo but then due to the fact that unless I have instructions on how to deal with this leaves me sitting spinning my wheels and wondering if all of this is even worth it.
  25. hennmann

    Update and Drivers for 10.5.5

    Hey 0000-1248 Instead of a linux live CD would I better off sticking a small extra hard drive beside the one I'm attempting to upgrade with the same working V1.3 on it so if the update fails i can totally access it by booting up on the other and copy or replace drivers from the working spare drive to the attempted update? My success with Live CD has not been overly good compared to things permanently installed and Mac side by side might be better than using linux. Bare with me because this is my first so called Mac and it is a total learning experience compared to Windoze and Linux (of which I ran away from due to the CLI and terminal requirements with very little info on commands info available). As for the Linux at least there are more drivers available and not restricted to proprietary must use hardware. As it is now I have to figure out how to find all of the drivers other than looking in System/Library/Extension that may be affected which will require replacement. Also how far ahead (newer kernel or version)can I use the earlier drivers?
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