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  1. [TOTALLY VANILLA] Retail Snow Leopard

    nice! i just tried this as well and it fixed my issue with not being able to boot 64bit without having my kexts in the /s/l/e/ folder... guess there's something not 64bit compatible about the way the macloader is packing the kexts...
  2. only thing i found that helped was getting a new firewire card... get one of the TI 400 cards.
  3. [TOTALLY VANILLA] Retail Snow Leopard

    can you upload a picture of the KP?
  4. [TOTALLY VANILLA] Retail Snow Leopard

    I think that's because 64bit EFI isn't implemented in chameleon 2 rc3 yet?: from: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...t&p=1255877 that doesn't stop my system from booting with the 64bit kernel though... not sure what's stopping your system, but it is possible... edit: i was able to finally get my kexts loading thru the extra folder rather than putting them in the /s/l/e/ folder (permissions were screwed up on the extra folder). after this i tried booting in 64bit mode and it failed... so maybe it is the non 64bit EFI messing up the loading of kexts when booting onto the 64bit kernel. might try throwing your kexts into the /s/l/e/ folder and seeing if you're able to get past those KPs while using the 64bit kernel.
  5. yeah i'm also still getting that error, however my motu mk2 audio interface seems to be working fine...
  6. [TOTALLY VANILLA] Retail Snow Leopard

    speaking of which, anyone have any ideas on why it would be that kexts aren't loading out of the mkext file the macloader/updater makes in the extra folder of the EFI part? in order to get any of them to work i'm having to put them in the /S/L/E/ folder...
  7. [TOTALLY VANILLA] Retail Snow Leopard

    i did it on the EFI partition after the installation was complete. i didn't replace it with anything, just removed the "arch" entry out of the kernel flags key string altogether. looks like this now: <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>rd=uuid boot-uuid=03FB93D1-D48E-3F54-91C9-46685261755E</string> just make sure you umount your EFI partition and del it's volume before restarting. i failed to do this once and somehow the OS altered it to autoload every time i booted. had to jump thru additional hoops to fix that. i mostly followed the installation, however i did end up having to install the kexts in the S/L/E folder. installing them thru macloader onto the EFI partition didn't seem to work for me for some reason... maybe this has something to do with it? i also had to use a GFX string to get my GTX260 working. i'm using: AppleAHCIPort.kext fakesmc.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext OpenHaltRestart.kext PlatformUUID.kext Sleepenabler.kext what's happening when you try to boot?
  8. [TOTALLY VANILLA] Retail Snow Leopard

    can't you just take the "arch=i386" out of the com.apple.boot.plist file in your extra folder? my system seems to boot onto the 64bit kernel if i do that... maybe i'm not clear on what you guys are referring to. my system runs smooth in 64bit mode, however i did decide to put it back into 32bit mode because my MOTU 828mk2 audio interface only has drivers that work under 32bit...
  9. [TOTALLY VANILLA] Retail Snow Leopard

    great guide. thanks so much! my first experience setting up a hackintosh. i now have snow leo running smoothly on an asus p6t6 ws revolution. was a little uneasy in the beginning do to the fact that i was unable to find anyone else running that mobo, but everything went smooth. thanks again!
  10. i bought another card. this one also has a TI chipset, but is only a 400. seems to have solved both the GUID and security-mode errors although i'm still getting runtime power conservation disabled... the new card also has fixed the slowness issue. i guess the combo 800/400 TI card just wasn't recognized or something... i'd like to get a 800 card working in the future, but at the moment i don't have any 800 devices so it's not urgent. anyone else have issues with 800 cards?
  11. thanks for the reply. the motherboard has no onboard firewire of it's own... i had heard that the TI chips were the easiest to get working. hence why i got one... must be something i'm missing.
  12. hey all, kind of new to this, so please bear with me. i've mostly gotten snow leopard up and running. just a few issues i'm still hoping to resolve regarding my firewire card. i'm getting a number of errors on bootup and that continue to spam my console while up and running: localhost kernel[0]: FireWire runtime power conservation disabled. (2) localhost kernel[0]: FireWire (OHCI) TI ID 823f PCI now active, GUID 0000000000000000; max speed s800. mcube kernel[0]: ERROR: FireWire unable to determine security-mode; defaulting to full-secure. mcube kernel[0]: FireWire GUID 0000000000000000 is invalid! (which continues to spam my console after bootup) the system profiler lists the card as: Maximum Speed: Up to 800 Mb/sec without recognizing what kind it is etc. i'm able to access firewire hdds thru the card, however the xfer speeds are low at 9MB/sec. on the same drive and card thru windows 7 i'm getting 22MB/sec. i'm hoping to get the card to work better as i'm hoping to be able to use it with a motu mk2 firewire audio interface... i've tried switching the card to all the other PCI Express slots on my mobo without making any difference. i installed SL according to this guide: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=183751 the firewire card is a PCI Express 400 800 combo unit with a TI XIO2213 chipset: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...%20ti%20xio2213 my mobo is an asus p6t6 ws revolution: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813131358 any help would be much appreciated. thanks!