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  1. Simple permissions error, this should fix it: sudo chmod 777 /Volumes/Mac/etc Of course, replace the file path with the one you're getting stuck on. Also make sure you're doing everything as an admin and not a user with restricted permissions.
  2. Can't get into 32-bit mode

    I have several apps installed, but I couldn't see any being a problem... and all the extra kexts and drivers I have for hardware are the same ones I used with my old Leopard installation. I tried arch=i386 and arch=i386_x64 boot flags, and both seem to load everything but hang towards the end of boot after loading ethernet texts. Usually the last item is ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin having a timeout error, but I still don't think this is the problem.
  3. Does anyone know of any wireless adapters confirmed to work with the 64-bit kernel? I can't boot 32-bit for unknown reasons and not having a wireless connection is pissing me off
  4. I have been trying for hours to solve this problem and can't figure it out. I have a nearly flawless Snow Leopard installation on my Asus P6T Deluxe V2 system, but it only works in 64-bit mode. This is fine for pretty much everything except one major issue, which is wireless cards... none of them work with 64-bit. When I try to boot with the -x32 flag (using Chameleon), it goes to the normal boot screen and panics after awhile. With -v it always hangs at ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin, however I don't think this is the problem because lots of people have this item failing while booting, but it doesn't give them problems. I CAN successfully boot with -x32 -x (safe boot), however it always kernel panics within 5-10 minutes and numerous other things don't work (wireless does, though). So the problem is that I can boot to 32-bit mode only using the -x flag, and it hangs without it. I have no idea why. Any ideas? Edit: I installed Chameleon 2 RC3 and tried booting with arch=i386 -legacy. The result was fcsk failing, some messages about kext loading disabled, cpu halted, and then the system shuts down.
  5. I'm running 10.6.1, trying to get DWL-G520 to work. In 64-bit it doesn't get recognized by os x at all, and when I try to boot with -x32 I get a kernel panic relating to the card (I think).
  6. Does the panic say anything specific about what's causing it? Does it list any kexts in the backtrace thing? Are they SATA or IDE drives? If they're SATA you should be fine by installing 10.6 and switching storage configuration to IDE in BIOS, this makes both of my internal sata drives run as they should.
  7. Snow Won't Boot on 1.5TB Hard Drive

    Here is your fix: the partition 10.6 is installed on must be less than a terabyte. Reformat and partition the drive in two parts and try the install again. I bet it will work.
  8. Are you sure it's recognizing and using your CPU and memory properly (all cpu cores)?
  9. Oh. Admittedly I don't know much about it either, but it was working fine in Leopard and still seems to be working fine, although I do have my storage configuration set to IDE so that could be it.
  10. brio2 -- Yeah, I probably have unnecessary kexts, I just copied what ended up working for me after many hours of messing with things. I couldn't remember what was necessary and what ended up being irrelevant. Also for the graphics, it seems the "hard way" works for some people (like me) and simply adding the string will work for some other cards... don't know why but that didn't work when I tried it. That's interesting, because I ran some Xbench tests and noticed my disk scores on 10.6 were miserable compared to my old 10.5.7 setup (CPU and other areas were much improved, though). I have two SATA drives installed so I guess the secondary one was messing up the score... although copying files from the second drive seems to go at full speed, and I haven't noticed it being slow in regular use.
  11. Snow Leopard on Asus P6T?

    I actually made that guide, here it is: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=182978
  12. Snow Leopard Retail Install on Asus P6T Deluxe V2 Intro: This guide is basically pulling together bits and pieces from a hundred different things I read in the process of figuring this out, but I do believe I now have a good, clean method of installing Snow Leopard a432 (retail edition) on my hardware. This should work with most similar hardware configurations, just be aware that I've written the audio/ethernet/graphics section specifically for the P6T Deluxe V2 and my graphics card. My setup: Asus P6T Deluxe V2 Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.3ghz nVidia GTS 250 1gb WD SATA drive *note before beginning: I use the terms "copy" and "move" interchangeably; I'm not being specific. **other note: Since you will be doing all of the setup from a drive/OS other than the 10.6 installation you're installing, keep in mind that "/System/Library/Extensions" is on your current system, while "/Volumes/Snow/System/Library/Extensions" is the Snow Leopard drive. Just make sure you're not accidentally doing anything to your own system throughout the guide. I. Installing Snow Leopard This can be done a variety of ways, all we're trying to do is get a clean retail installation of SL onto a fresh disk/partition. Since I have a MacBook Pro and an external SATA enclosure, I just attached my drive to the laptop and installed straight from the disc, so that is what I will describe. If you have multiple internal drives you could copy the retail DVD to a drive and run the installer from there, or run it straight from the disc onto the drive you'll be installing on, whatever. All you need to end up with is a hard drive with a clean 10.6 install on it. a. Connect USB SATA drive to Mac b. Open Disk Utility. Select the USB drive in the sidebar and erase/reformat it, I used Mac OS X Extended (Journaled). In this guide I will assume the name of the drive is "Snow." Ensure that the Partition Map Scheme is GUID. If it's not, click the "Partition" tab and setup a single partition (or more, if you desire, one is easiest though) with GUID. c. IMPORTANT: Once the reformat/partitioning is complete, go to "Get Info" on the drive and look toward the bottom. Unlock the "Sharing & Permissions" section and uncheck "Ignore Ownership." d. To run the installer, open Terminal and enter the following: open '/Volumes/Mac OS X Install DVD/System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg' * This assumes you're running it straight from the disc. If this is not the case (for instance if you made a .dmg of the disc and then restored it to a separate drive/partition), amend the file path appropriately. e. Click through the install dialogue, click "Customize" and deselect printer driver, additional fonts, additional languages that you don't want. Let the install go, should take around 15-20 minutes. II. Installing Bootloader and DSDT patch a. Download this pack of useful materials that I have generously put together: click b. Run the Chameleon installer (Chameleon-2-1.0-r431.pkg) and be sure to change the install location to the drive you just put 10.6 on. c. Run this in terminal: sudo -s rm /Volumes/Snow/boot * Remember to change the above path if your 10.6 drive is not called "Snow" d. From the download pack, move "boot" to the root directory of your Snow drive. (The last step was deleting the old one, you're just replacing it with one that will work.) e. Copy "dsdt.aml" from the download pack to the root directory of your Snow drive, but only if you have the same motherboard/cpu setup as me. If not, or if you encounter weird problems later, use the DSDT patcher GUI (also in download pack). To use that, just open the app, choose "Darwin/Mac OS X," check "Apple DSDT Patch to:", select your 10.6 drive from the drop-down, and hit "Run DSDT Patcher." III. Kexts and smbios a. Open the folder "Kexts" in the download pack and copy them all to /Snow/Extra/Extensions. You can also throw in any kexts I didn't include that you know you will need, if you're using different hardware. b. Put "Kext Utility" (from the download pack) in Applications, your dock, wherever, and drag the folder /Snow/Extra/Extensions onto it. This will repair the kext permissions and create a new Extensions.mkext file. c. Move "smbios.plist" from the download pack into /Snow/Extra. IV. Ethernet fix (only for Asus P6T's Yukon 88E8056) a. Open up Terminal, enter the following: sudo nano /Volumes/Snow/System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleYukon2.kext/Contents/Info.plist Find <key>Yukon-88E8053</key> and make it <key>Yukon-88E8056</key> (change 53 to 56) Find <string>0x436211AB</string> and make it <string>0x436411AB</string></key> (change 62 to 64) Find <string>Yukon Gigabit Adapter 88E8053 Singleport Copper SA</string> and make it <string>Yukon Gigabit Adapter 88E8056 Singleport Copper SA</string> (change 53 to 56) Hit ctrl + o and then enter to save the file, then ctrl + x to exit nano. AT THIS POINT YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO RESTART, SEE THE LOVELY CHAMELEON BOOTLOADER SCREEN, SELECT YOUR LEOPARD DRIVE, AND BOOT TO IT. If you don't see the lovely Chameleon bootloader screen make sure you're booting to the proper drive/partition, etc. If you encounter strange error(s) while booting, enter "-v" on the chameleon screen (just type it and it will show up on the bottom, then hit enter to boot) and see what it reports. Edit: at this point you should be doing the last couple steps from your new Snow Leopard system, not from the remote system. Cleverly, we fixed ethernet before the first boot, so that should work. V. Graphics fix Props to Aquamac for his work on this. I'm just reposting his instructions here for convenience. a. Download the necessary files for your nVidia graphics card (I'm not sure what to do for ATI cards, look around) from this page (the one in the download pack is for GTS 250): click b. Copy the two files you downloaded (gfxutil and in.plist) to your desktop. c. Enter this in Terminal: cd ~/desktop ./gfxutil -f display You'll get something like this returned: PciRoot(0x1)/Pci(0xe,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0) d. Copy that string, open "in.plist", and replace the provided string with the one you copied. Save in.plist. e. Back in the same Terminal window, do this: ./gfxutil -i xml -o hex ./in.plist ./out.hex f. A file called "out.plist" has appeared, magically, it seems, on your Desktop. Open it in a text editor and copy the string (or memorize it). g. Open "/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist" in a text editor, and add some lines at the bottom before </dict></plist>: <key>device-properties</key> <string>PASTE YOUR LONG HEX STRING HERE!</string> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1280x1024x32</string> *Stick your own screen resolution in there so system startup looks nice. h. Save that file, or if it won't let you, save it under a different name somewhere else, delete the original, and copy the new one over (with the same name as the original, com.apple.Boot.plist). i. Also put the new com.apple.Boot.plist in /Volumes/Snow/Extra/. VI. Sound Fix a. Terminal: rm /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext b. From the downloaded package, drag "VoodooHDA.kext" to Kext Utility, it will install it. That's all. Run Kext Utility again to make sure all permissions are set right, restart, and you should have working graphics and sound. Only the line-out works and not my front headphone jack, but this is the best I could do. If anyone gets it fully working let us know. Also I can't get IDE devices to show up even with the AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext, if someone figures that out I'd love to know. Good luck. - wziard
  13. ADI AD2000b works with applehda

    I've been trying for hours to make audio work on my Asus P6T Deluxe V2, after doing a vanilla 10.6 installation (everything else works, I'm stuck on audio then it's perfect). Nothing in this thread has worked so far; the .pkg installer linked earlier, The King's kexts, AppleAzalia, VoodooHDA, nothing. Is anyone else completely without luck on the P6T with Snow Leopard, or if someone has gotten it to work can you explain exactly how? Edit: I magically made it work, not sure what changed but VoodooHDA 0.2.1 ended up working. I put it in both /Extra/Extensions/ and /System/Library/Extensions/, verified permissions and rebuilt Extensions.mkext with Kext Utility, and rebooted. System Profiler shows nothing but the Audio prefpane does, and now iTunes works and most importantly, sound comes out of my rear line-out. Headphone jack seems not to work, not a big deal, I'll work on it later.
  14. Snow Leopard on Asus P6T?

    I've successfully installed 10.6 on my P6T / Core i7 / GTS 250, everything seems to be working except I can't get IDE drives to show up. Not a big issue for me since I don't use them but if anyone finds a fix please post it. Also at the moment the sound doesn't work but I think I know how to fix it. Later tonight I'll write up an in-depth guide on how to install SL, now that I've figured out all the right bootloader and kext settings to make it work with the P6T.
  15. Asus P6T Deluxe V2 + Core i7 920 I built this machine awhile ago and successfully installed iDeneb + 10.5.7 upgrade pack, but from the beginning I haven't been able to use the vanilla kernel (gets into a restart loop). Only the AnV kernel boots and runs properly, voodoo causes a hanging white Apple boot screen. As this is a common hardware setup I've seen tons of people reporting success with vanilla Leopard installs, why won't mine work? I'm attempting to upgrade to Snow Leopard soon but would like to get this running vanilla first.
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