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  1. Thanks, I used the LegacyJMB36xSATA kext and sure enough System Profiler detected the eSATA interface - however, it still does work. Furthermore, my boot time got slower - I suppose it was attempting to communicate with the drive, but it could not. I'll investigate this further, hopefully I have some debug info in the log files that can help. BTW, I dont seems to have thing in the BIOS about enabling JMicron SATA controller as AHCI. Also, these interfaces (eSATA and FireWore) never worked in Leopard. Thanks.
  2. I am not sure what was happening, but I did a full reinstall and everything was fine. Thanks for the help. BTW what are these kexts used for: AHCIPortInjector.kext IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext I dont have it installed; and neither my FireWire nor eSATA works [cosmetic issue though USB is fast enough for me]. Thanks, Toloot
  3. I dont think it is not my CMOS battery. If I boot into Leopard (10.5.7) [or Windows 7] and then restart, I will NOT get the "CMOS Checksum error" message on the subsequent boot up. It only happens on the my subsequent boot after a restart from Snow Leopard. Since it is a checksum error, I suspect that the data written to the BIOS incorrectly. I have repatched the DSDT.aml file, but I see no difference. BTW, I removed the DSDT.aml file from the root directory and I was still able to boot into Snow Leopard (I didnt notice any ill effects), but i'll still get the error after I restart. I will keep looking, thanks in advance.
  4. Thanks a lot for your guide - I was able to install Snow (10A432) and upgrading to 10.6.2 was a breeze (Thanks to this guide). I installed from an external USB onto a GPT/HFS+ partition SATA HD. I used Chameleon RC3 directly, I didn't use PC_EFI boot file for the USB and the final HD. Before installation: 1. I only installed 2GB RAM (I think it is related to the "RAM > 3GB Problem") 2. I had to use the following BIOS settings (see post #451 of this thread) However, after installation, I was able to go to the defaults (I'll try my eSata and FireWire 400 interfaces to see if it work) and 4GB RAM works fine. I have the following in my E/E AppleNForceATA.kext fakesmc.kext IONetworkingFamily.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext OpenHaltRestart.kext PlatformUUID.kext For onboard LAN, I had to put nForceLan.kext in S/L/E - using a symlink didnt work (very surprised) Now here is the problem I am having: 1. No Audio (I will be trying DSDT mod in Post #2 in a little while - but this is not a big issue i have audio via a usb interface) 1. Audio working using AppleAzaliaAudio.kext - i had to put it in S/L/E before it works 2. "cmos checksum error defaults loaded" - I get the following error BIOS error message when restarting from a snow leopard session. What could possible be getting written to my BIOS (besides the time)? Anyone know what could be causing this issue? Thanks, toloot
  5. Hi artsin, Are you saying you are able to install Snow using P5N-E SLI mobo? That is the same motherboard that I have. I am able to create a bootable USB (from 10A432) using the guide in this thread, but when I try to install on a MBR partitioned IDE drive, I get a kernel panic. At installation, under "Customize", I deselected all checkboxes, but it always panics at this point during installation. Looking at the install log, the last few lines are this: ... 118 Nov 28 20:05:05 localhost OSInstaller[148]: Remote packages size (27408027857) : available size (15970390016) 119 Nov 28 20:05:05 localhost OSInstaller[148]: Copying remote packages (23) to mutable product 120 Nov 28 20:05:06 localhost OSInstaller[148]: Retrieved Package com.apple.pkg.iChat 121 Nov 28 20:05:48 localhost OSInstaller[148]: Retrieved Package com.apple.pkg.Essentials 122 Nov 28 20:05:49 localhost OSInstaller[148]: Retrieved Package com.apple.pkg.iCal 123 Nov 28 20:05:49 localhost OSInstaller[148]: Retrieved Package com.apple.pkg.Mail 124 Nov 28 20:05:50 localhost OSInstaller[148]: Retrieved Package com.apple.pkg.DVDPlayer 125 Nov 28 20:05:50 localhost OSInstaller[148]: Retrieved Package com.apple.pkg.AdditionalEssentials 126 Nov 28 20:05:50 localhost OSInstaller[148]: Retrieved Package com.apple.pkg.JavaTools Please see attached pictures. Thanks in advance
  6. Just wanted to followup on my previous posts 1186 & 1190. Problem: System will always freeze in step 2 (installing the combo update) Resolution: Booting with cpus=1, run post update & only select graphics, run pre-update, then run official 10.5.5 update. For me, the official update was able to complete. However, before running the post update, I'll get a freeze. So what i did was boot into another working system (thankfully i followed the 3-partition rule) then run the post update on the "appropriate" destination. <<--- Doing this is risky, as pointed out in the tutorial, so backup backup. Anyway, after that I was able to successfully update to 10.5.5. Good luck
  7. More bad news. I tried updating from 10.5.1 (iATKOSi1.0r3) straight to 10.5.5, following step 1:Pre-install [No restart], followed by step 2: Official 10.5.5 update, but i get a freeze while running the 10.5.5 update (freeze @ 35% progress). No message, just a total system freeze. I also tried this: I applied Kalyway 10.5.2 update to my 10.5.1 (iATKOSi1.0r3). Then I restarted. Then I tried to apply the 10.5.5 update by following step 1:Pre-install [No restart], followed by step 2: Official 10.5.5 update. Same thing as before, the system freezes totally - this time the progress bar is at 50%. Anyone else seeing the problem or how to begin finding the problem? Thanks in advance
  8. I ran step 1:Pre-install [No restart], followed by step 2: Official 10.5.5 update. Step 2 did not complete when i got the "Press the power button to restart". Anyone else having this problem? BTW, I have attached my install and system logs. Hopefully, we can identify the problem. In the meantime, i will restore from my backup and try again. I hope posting log files are legal on this forum. Thanks in advance logs.rar
  9. toloot

    nForce LAN driver

    Thanks man, this is working. I also needed to add 0x026910de to Info.plist file. I have not seen any crashes, i just downloaded ~700MB no crash. I will report back and let you know if I run into problems. BTW, does turning on the DEBUG flag in the Info.plist writes messages to the log? Perhaps, I should turn it on.
  10. Can someone PM me the link to delta 10.5.4 Update please? Much appreciated.
  11. toloot


    A couple of suggestions as I dont know exactly where you are crashing. You have to use the NForce Kernel. Also, SATA drives are known to have problems with this motherboard - try an IDE. Having said this, I was able to install and run on a SATA drive. Select "SEE2 SEE3 Kernel" Select "Remove CPUPowerManagementDriver" Select "Remove Thermal kexts" Select "Netkas AppleSMBIOS.kext" Reduce the number of kext that you install. Make sure u select the right video card kext. Dont load sound kext nor USB kext. Look at this tutorial: (it uses the ATKOS but the settings are almost the same as the Kalyway) http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=83092
  12. toloot


    I have this motherboard... everything works fine using Kalyway( 10.5.1 or the new 10.5.2) or iATKOS 1.0 (r2 & r3). The only thing is that the on-baord LAN does not fully work - use have to use a USB Ethernet. Also, I couldnt get the 9.2.2 kernel to work on the motherboard.
  13. toloot

    Network Solution for Leopard

    What kext file could possibly be conflicting with the USBAx8871x.kext that i am using for a Apple USB Ethernet Adapter? This has worked for me before (i.e I was able to connect to the internet) on this same system. Now I just did a refresh install and I can no longer connect. Any information? Thanks in advance
  14. What are you specs? Also, it is generally best (from my experience) to first install without bells and whistles such as wireless, LAN, etc. Also, if i remember correctly, there is a screen that asks if you have internet connection - I'll suggest that you unplug the LAN cable, hopefully that helps.
  15. I am planning on trying this update - please what files/folders do I need to backup? /mach_kernel, /System/Library/Extensions/*.kext, System.kext