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  1. Snow Leopard on VAIO P(VGN-P90HS) working!

    K yeah, so I installed Chameleon RC4 to the USB drive, copied Extra and DSDT over to the USB drive, and copied Netkas' boot over to the drive (replacing the one put there by RC4). The Apple logo appears for a few moments, and then just kernel panics (non-verbose style). Not sure what's going on.
  2. Snow Leopard on VAIO P(VGN-P90HS) working!

    {censored}! When I tried installing the September 2009 ryuu123 pack, I totally forgot to do the GUID partition. THANKS FOR REMINDING ME! K, so what you have to do is format the drive with a GUID partition BEFORE installing OS X. To do this: Start the system up with the USB drive plugged in, so the installer loads. At the menus at the top of the screen (I can't remember which menu it is, specifically... perhaps Utilities), open Disk Utility. On the left, select your hard drive. On the right, choose Partition (in the middle). Under Volume Scheme, change it from Current to 1 Partition. Beneath that, click on Options. Make sure GUID Partition Table is selected, and click OK. Now click Apply. The drive will be set up as a GUID partition. This is the partition type needed for Snow Leopard to boot. You can now close Disk Utility, and continue with the Snow Leopard install as you usually would.
  3. Snow Leopard on VAIO P(VGN-P90HS) working!

    That's what I found to be confusing. I downloaded the p20100327us package, and didn't see boot in there. I FINALLY found out that post #196 on this thread by ryuu123 says that he excludes boot because the boot info was accepted by Chameleon, so adding boot is no longer necessary, as Chameleon writes that information. What I DID fail to notice was that he said that one needs something called pcefi by netkas, so I will be looking for that, seeing where to include that, and giving that a go.
  4. Snow Leopard on VAIO P(VGN-P90HS) working!

    (You can ignore this, if you'd like. I never got this working, but switched things up, and now I have a new problem.) The first time that I installed Snow Leopard on my Vaio P, I did the following: Copied a retail copy of Snow Leopard to an 8 GB USB drive Downloaded and installed Chameleon 2.0 RC2 (perhaps 3) to that USB drive Downloaded vaiop20090910 and copied boot, DSDT.aml, and Extra to the root of that USB drive Booted my Vaio P with that USB drive and installation worked with no problem. Now, many months later, I'm doing the following: Copied a retail copy of Snow Leopard to an 8 GB USB drive Downloaded and installed Chameleon 2.0 RC4 to that USB drive Downloaded p20100327us and copied DSDT.aml to the root of that USB drive, as well as the contents of the Extra folder to the /Extra folder Attempted booting my Vaio P with that USB drive A second after the Apple logo comes up, the hard drive light and the USB drive light stop flashing. The spinning "loading" wheel spins for about a minute, and then a small "cancel" symbol (like this: ⦸) appears. The wheel continues spinning, but nothing happens. I've been trying replacing some kext files with the ones from vaiop20090910, but I haven't had any luck. Any suggestions? I've tried going through all of the pages on this topic, but I just can't seem to find any related information. Can anyone save my life? ALSO: Because I *can* get my Vaio P running using my old setup method, should I just do that, then use Kext Helper 0.7 to update the kexts to the current ones?
  5. Snow Leopard on VAIO P(VGN-P90HS) working!

    Hmm... I tried this, and now I can't boot into Mac OS. At all. It gets to the screen with the Apple logo and the spinning wheel, then it just continues to spin and a little grey "not allowed" symbol appears. Any suggestions? (If it's easier for you to reply in German, I'm fine with that.)
  6. Vaio P Snow Leopard

    Ahhhhhh! I got it! It's so simple, once one knows exactly what to do. I still don't have sound, but I haven't worked at that yet. Oh, and obviously the GMA500 QE/CI junk isn't working... YET. SO, once I get as much as I can working, I'll be writing a tutorial for all of this in English/French/German/(upon request) using very detailed, very simple instructions, as that is how I love to do things, and is probably what is holding most people back. That, and the fact that a lot of info for the Vaio P is spread over a good three threads.
  7. Vaio P Snow Leopard

    I don't know what is wrong with me. I have built computers and done computer repair for years... ...but I CAN NOT get this working. I got my VGN-P530CH/R about 10.5 months ago, and have been desperate to throw Leopard on it since about 10.49 months ago. I haven't found an extremely detailed walkthrough for how to do the whole setup to get Snow Leopard as functional as possible, so I'm probably missing something small along the way. My steps so far: Format my 8 GB USB drive in Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format. Used Disk Utility to select the Snow Leopard disk as the restore source and my USB formatted partition as the destination. Restored. Ran Chameleon 2 RC3.pkg, selected to install Chameleon to the USB drive (that now has the Snow Leopard install files on it). Copied boot, DSDT.aml, and Extra from vaiop20090910 to the root of the USB drive. Plugged the USB drive into my Vaio P. Turned the Vaio P on. Pressed F2, opened the BIOS settings, activated booting from an external device, and set External to the top of the boot list. Saved the BIOS settings and restarted. Tried to boot the install (just by letting it boot as normal). It just keeps booting Windows 7. Suggestions? I'm sorry if this is answered somewhere, but I have looked through all of the disorganised material that is scattered everywhere on these forums for the Vaio P (Snow) Leopard installation process, and I have found nothing that specifically mentions this problem. Thanks!