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Lamneth

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  1. Thanks to Searay_X!! Success!! After countless (seriously) failed attempts during the last two weeks, and with many twists and turns along the way, I have finally gotten Snow Leopard loaded onto my my machine. First I installed Leopard onto an external USB Drive, and then booted into it. While running Leo, I used the retail OS X 10.6 Install DVD to install Snow to my HD. I'm not sure why there was no kernel panic this way, but I'm damn sure I don't care. Now I am able to dual-boot OS X & Windows 7 using the awesome EFI "Magic Stick". I still have some issues to resolve: Disk Utility is freezing/not responding, no Audio, the DVD Drive is not being recognized, and the Internal HD is showing up as an External drive. I also have to get my ATI Radeon HD 3650 Video card to work, or find a Snow friendly replacement.
  2. Here is a shot of my installation kernel panic Any ideas?
  3. I've am definitely having a EFI mkext issue (I think) When I drag the folder it open but nothing runs or is it so fast that i'm not seeing it
  4. I think my BIOS setting are OK now. Although the Boot setting do not show [Generic: USB SD] Still getting kernel panic. I will try to remake the USB EFI Perhaps I fubared it
  5. Hi Searay X, When I try to remake the Extensions.mkext on my EFI disk, I drag the extensions folder to the mkext utility app, I enter my password, and then mkext does open a window and does nothing. I have used mkext before and I've seen it run through a whole bunch of processes, but when I try it now the window is empty. The Kernel panic comes during the OS X Install. While getting the UUID, I noticed that ownership is not enabled. Could this be the problem, or is ownership enabled during the OS X Install process? Thanks, Lamneth PS I had Snow running on this machine by installing it to a USB HD and then restoring it to my Internal HD, but it was very panic-y. WOW! You did all that in the time it took me to write my reply. I guess I shouldn't have dropped that High School typing class back in 1977 I will check my BIOS settings and try again. Lamneth
  6. Lamneth

    lifehacker guide

    Hi Stellarola, I've read your blog and appreciate all you do to help us newbies. I am trying this guide http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=187151 The guide seems great, but when a newbie gets a kernel panic, well, we actually panic. I have a few questions that probably seem obvious but are keeping me stuck. For example: In disk utility it shows "owners enabled: NO" on my target HD - can this be the cause of the kernel panic during installation? Thanks again, Lamneth
  7. Searay X, Thanks for the Guide and the links to all the files. I'm trying this on my Asus P6T rig. I'm having fun, but no success - 3 kernel panics is my limit. And I'm doing this at night so I'm getting bleary, but I'll try again tomorrow. EFI seems to be working fine, but after the first KP I updated my BIOS to v707 so some of the settings may be off.
  8. Thanks dj nitehawk, So far so good, but I have three issues: A. I have to boot with the -x flag because my Radeon HD 3650 video card is not Snow Leopard compatible. If I don't boot into safe mode all I get is a black screen, I'm pretty sure it's booted, I just can't see it. Does this seem correct? B. I am stuck at step #8. My USB Hard Drive boots into the Mac OS X Installer and lets me open Terminal - but it can't run the script. Terminal keeps telling me "No such file or directory". (I've tried using the full name, etc.) How do I get the installer to run, and can I do it after the OS X install finishes? C. Disk Utility From the Mac OS X Installer freezes every time I try to use it, causing me to have to reboot. Weird, right? Thanks again
  9. Lamneth

    [TOTALLY VANILLA] Retail Snow Leopard

    Thanks for writing this guide. I am not exactly a newbie, but I know just enough to get myself into trouble. I was running retail Leopard with the EFI bootloader. I added a partition and installed Snow Leopard but then messed up my bootloader. So now I can't boot to fix the new SL installation. Snow Leopard did boot once but then kernel panicked and has not loaded again. Leopard seems to have left the building alltogether (although I'm pretty sure it is still intact on it's own partition). Any thoughts on how to proceed from here?
  10. Hi passw, I'm at it again, making myself crazy trying to upgrade from 10.5.8 to snow leopard. Can you tell me what guide you used or point me to it. (I've Googled to no avail) Thanks
  11. Lamneth

    Snow Leopard on Asus P6T?

    I am also looking for a Guide to install retail 10.6 on my Asus P6T
  12. Lamneth

    OSx on Intel i7 Asus P6T system

    I did it, so can you! Carefully follow these two insanelymac Genius Bar Tutorial guides: 1. [How To] Install Leopard Retail DVD on ASUS P6T Deluxe LGA 1366 (core i7), Boot-132 + EFI Partition Boot. (search: M J 144639) 2. [Guide] Boot from EFI partition, zero modification installs on Intel SSE2 or better..., Zero-modification Leopard installs. (search: munky 127330) I'm pretty much a newbie and made every mistake possible - do not get discouraged. Learn from your mistakes and be patient. The terminal stuff was very new to me and a lot of the time I didn't know what what I was doing was doing (but hell, it's working). Small hint here: when you type your password, you don't see any characters on the screen. Good luck, go slow, don't quit! When you get it running you will have more stuff to do: audio, smbios and seatbelt fixes, graphics patches. Lots of Google-ing. Did I mention that it took me almost two months, mostly because of my own inexperience and a few glaring / butt-head / oops moments.
  13. I was waiting on trying Chameleon 2, still basking in the warm glow of my success. And I haven't had any sleep issues so far. But I have windows 7 an a partition of this drive that is not showing up at the Darwin prompt so I guess I will have to give it a shot.
  14. Lamneth

    OSx on Intel i7 Asus P6T system

    I have (finally) successfully loaded retail OS X Almost everything is working now (kinda/sorta): LAN worked from the initial install DSDT Patch got Hyper Threading and all 8 cores working Software Update works also, currently running 10.5.7 HD3650.zip worked for my Video Card But I still have some issues: 1. Realtek ALC1200 Onboard Audio did not working even after I installed AppleHDA.kext using Kext Helper b7. System Profiler, Audio (Built In) shows generic Intel High Definition Audio information. System Preferences, Sound shows no input/output devices. I then installed P6T_ALC1200_SLIM, and now I have sound, but with popping after a while when adjusting the volume - almost like the sound card is going to sleep and popping as it wakes up. 2. In System Profiler, Hardware shows "There was an error when gathering this information." It worked before I upgraded to 10.5.6 - Do I even need to fix this? 3. System Profiler, Software shows Kernel Version: Darwin 9.5.0. Should I be at 9.7.0? 4. I have Windows 7 on a GUID partition of this HD that isn't appearing as a option during boot up. 5. USB mounting is not consistent, if I reboot with a USB drive in the slot it will mount. System: Asus P6T Standard Motherboard i7 920 CPU 6 Gb DDR3 RAM Sapphire PCIe HD3650 512 Mb VRAM Video Card Sata HD Sata DVD
  15. Success!!! System: Asus P6T Standard Motherboard i7 920 CPU 6 Gb DDR3 RAM Sapphire PCIe HD3650 512 Mb VRAM Video Card Sata HD Sata DVD I have almost everything working with the retail OS X install. LAN, Graphics, Software Update, Hyper Threading and all cores working. I have three issues: 1. Realtek ALC1200 Onboard Audio is giving me problems even after I used Kext Helper to install AppleHDA.kext. System Profiler, Audio (Built In) shows generic Intel High Definition Audio information. System Preferences, Sound shows no input/output devices. 2. In System Profiler, Hardware shows "There was an error when gathering this information." It worked before I upgraded to 10.5.6 - Do I even need to fix this? 3. I have Windows 7 on a GUID partition of this HD that is not appearing as a option during boot up.
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