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  1. I added the kexts you sent, set Graphics Enabler = NO and it booted fine BUT with only 1024 x 768 resolution available and no QE/CI. Again, by adding "graphics mode=1280x1024x32@60" I can get that resolution but with slow performance. Is there anything else that can be done now or should I just stick with 10.5.2? Thanks very much for your help. Paul.
  2. Hi Verdant, Okay, I've made some progress. I am able to get snow leopard to boot using the graphics enabler option and by using the hexadecimal graphics string option, but with both of these the only resolution option available in settings is 1024 x 768. I have checked and confirmed that I do have NVDANV40Hal.kext. Where I am at now is that I am running with the hexadecimal string option and have added "Graphics Mode"="1280x1024x32@60 to my com.apple.Boot.plist file which now looks like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>"Graphics Mode"="1280x1024x32@60</string> <key>Boot Graphics</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Quiet Boot</key> <string>No</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>5</string> <key>device-properties</key> <string>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</string> <key>arch</key> <string>i386</string> <key>PciRoot</key> <string>1</string> <key>USBBusFix</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Legacy Logo</key> <string>Yes</string> </dict> </plist> This gives me the 1280 x 1024 resolution option in settings menu, (now this is the only option available but that's fine). 1280 x 1024 now working!!! But........I noticed general graphics performance, (running HD videos etc) is slow. On investigating this issue I realise that QE and CI are not working, learning more every day haha I'm not sure how to proceed from here. With the third option you presented: NVEnabler.kext, I was unable to identify the exact device ID for my card, (followed a few guides online but still not sure) and where to add it into the kext. Happy to try this if you could give me a bit of help. Or maybe now with the progress I have made you know how I could get QE/CI working? Many thanks so far! Paul.
  3. SilverSix311 - Thanks for the reply. So you think I should try just installing with the retail DVD and pointing it to the second drive from within my current 10.5.2 installation. Interesting, I'll give it a go and see. Verdant - Via system preferences only 1024 x 768 is available as an option.
  4. Hello Verdant, Thank you very much for your continued support of people using this guide and others you have written. I exchanged a couple of messages with you last week or so and you pointed me to this guide as I have the same motherboard as you, Asus P5n-e sli. I've printed and read this guide and honestly, I just dont understand it well enough to use it. I got as far as formatting a USB drive to use with retail DVD and then I just cant follow what to do exactly yet. But, I found another guide you wrote, "TriBooting Installing Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Using iATKOS S3 Version 2 Snow Leopard". I followed this and managed to get Snow Leopard running but with one limitation - I am stuck on 1024 x 768 resolution. I've searched extensively and realise now this is a common issue. I have read about EFI strings and the possibility of removing and installing kexts but I just need a little bit of advise and help specific to what I should do.....I'm not greatly experienced with this but I'm learning. My GPU is a 6800GS 256mb. With Leopard Kalyway 10.5.2 I used NVInject 256 and it worked perfectly. With this iAtkos Snow Leopard install, only using GraphicsEnabler will successfully boot the OS, but the only resolution available is 1024 x 768. I realise you will probably need more information from me to be able to help and thats fine Regards, Paul.