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About roawr

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  1. Dear InsanelyMac, until I was stupid enough to do an 10.6.8. v1.1 update and reinstall some .kext my Hackintosh worked like a charm for the last four years. I set it up with Kakewalk back then and never had any trouble, see the components in the list below. But right now it fails to boot and I don't have a clue how do get it running again, because I didn't had a look into the whole game for years. Here's where the boot process stops; I think the reason is a wrong FakeSMC.kext I reinstalled: ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin::pushCPU_CSTData - _CST evaluation faileACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin::registerLPCDriver - failed to locate SMC driver ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin::pushCPU_CSTData - _CST evaluation failed ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin::registerLPCDriver - WARNING - LPC device initialization failed: C-state power management not initialize systemShutdown false Being in this kinda dumb situation right now, I got two questions: 1. Is there any way to fix this, maybe by exchanging the aforementioned FakeSMC.kext with the right one? 2. If not, is there any way to access the HDD (with a bootloader or cd) to copy my personal data from the boot partition to an external hdd? As you may see in the last question: I'm not hesitating to do a fresh install, but I need a lot of the date on that drive before I can do that. Thanks in advance!
  2. Hello blackosx, thanks a lot for your answer on this one. I had a try with GigabyteOSX, because it also supports my board and it worked like a charm. I think your guide is a lot more transparent as the one supplied in GigabyteOSX and that having the bootloader one a second parition is a way more efficient solution, but all in all this was the easier way to get Snow Leopard working on my machine. Thank you for your guide, your time and your work for OSx86!
  3. I have to thank you for this awesome guide & bootcd. After failing with blackosx's Vanilla retail 10.6.2 install with Chameleon on a separate partition for the Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L while installing Snow Leopard i had immediate luck with yours. I just updated my system to 10.6.2 and everything's fine. Thank you! Here's my hardware config: Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L F11b Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Sparkle GeForce 9800GT 512MB 4GB Kingston HyperX DIMM DDR2-1066 1TB Hitachi HDD
  4. Hello blackosx, considering the additional hardware: There is an (Hackintosh compatible) Asus WiFi PCI card, the two mentioned harddrives and an external 1,5TB USB hdd connected. What I didn't do was to check if the hdd is really conneted to SATA port 0. So I will check this right now. If this isn't the solution to the problem: Is trying to install via USB a possibility? Edit: It is defnitely connected to port 0. I'll have a new try without the WiFi card and additional harddrives now Edit 2: It didn't work with additional hardware (WiFi card, IDE hdd) unplugged. At the stage of around 17 minutes left I get a grey screen with the message "You need to restart your computer [...]". Two things I noticed: The BootCD overview of devices doesn't show the Chameleon or Snow Leopard partitions I created in the previous attempts to install (created new partitions for this time) and instead of your Chameleon theme when starting the Snow Leopard install DVD I get a normal Apple logo. Perhaps there is something wrong with my hdd? Or the BootCD doesn't work for me somehow?
  5. Hello blackosx, first of all thanks for this amazing guide. Sorrily it doesn't work for me yet, but I hope it'll soon. So here is my problem: I followed the guide till step 2 with your BootCD and a new Snow Leopard retail DVD. Because I had to use the same hdd that I used before for my install of iPC 10.5.6 for Snow Leopard, I chose l2oi3's way of a fresh install from the BootCD without an existing 10.5 install or a DSDT. I partitioned the hdd like you describe it in your guide with a Cham, SL and a WIN partition, made sure that the BIOS is set like you write it and that all options under Customize are unchecked (except for German language support). Though the installation of Snow Leopard is aborted after it says that there are about 17 minutes left with the "Restart your computer" prompt. I already tried the install tip with only enabling the options for AHCI and HPET. Here is my system description: Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L updated to F11b Intel Q6600 Kingston Hyper-X DDR 2 4GB Sparkle 9800GT 512MB 1 TB Hitachi HDD SATA 320 GB Hitachi HDD IDE Thanks in advance for every tip, clue or any other help for this problem!