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  1. Feel free to use Software Update to get 10.6.3 :-D
  2. Chameleon will boot secondary drives with another OS installed. I personally havent tried this with XP, but my Windows 7 is on a different hard dive then my Snow Leopard and Chameleon does recognize/boot it.
  3. My only thought could be your graphics card kext could be causing some issues. See if you can find one, if you havent already, just for your card.
  4. Is your DVD drive IDE or SATA, Keep in mind, only SATA drives work on SL for this board also, what do you mean "the desktop would not show.. any disk mount like in 10.5.8 leopard .." Like on the desktop? if so open finder > Preferences > General > Check Hard Disks
  5. Set a default Hard Drive with Chameleon First open Disk Utility Right click on the partition you wish you make default and Select Info Take note of the Disk Identifier (IE: disk0s2) Edit the boot file Path to file is: /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist Drag the file to your desktop, edit using text editor, Add the following lines to boot.plst: <key>Timeout</key> <string>#</string> <key>Default Partition</key> <string>hd(X,X)</string> In the above code set the Timeout Time by changing # to the seconds you want it to countdown before booting. Set your Default Partition by changing the X's to the proper Hard Drive Disk Identifier settings. Example: disk0s2 would be hd(0,2) Save the file then copy it back to where it came from and replace the original. Restart Your computer and make sure it worked.
  6. you need to go learn how to edit your boot file for chameleon to do exactly what you want its not to hard ill post instructions later but you can find how to do it if you search around i would not recommend using boot camp unless you are on a real mac
  7. How did you do this, if the screen was black?
  8. Can you explain what you did for the Graphics enabler, so i can add it to the guide. Also, you can always try another kext but you run the risk of a crash when you reboot (but you could just reinstall)
  9. when you do -v -x you should not see the apple logo at all, you should start to see what looks like a black screen with white text loading. also, it might be your video card, try looking for a kext specifically for your card
  10. You should have your BIOS set to ACHI To be clear it needs to be a SATA drive not IDE Does your BIOS see your hard drive?
  11. subywrx111 Legacy is enabled HPET is disabled Frogfeet Sorry you are having some issues, I am glad you were able to have it boot for a while (until you rebooted): Try Doing your kext, restart, then update 10.6.2 also, When I used the Youtube Tutorial I would constantly get Install Errors after replacing with the BOOT file that the other guide provides. When I skipped this step, I had no errors when installing.
  12. I am not a super genius when it comes to these things; it was a whole bunch of patience and trying different things that made this work. Unplug all extra peripherals, take off anything from the motherboard thats not needed for it to boot, and double check your bios. If you still cant get it working you can watch the video I did (link below) to make my initial USB Drive. (After doing this so many times I decided to post my own steps) The borrows from this video, but there are some important steps not included and the proper kext are also not given in this video [ ] And as always, use search and the rest of the community for answers to your questions (like I said I am not super great with all this)
  13. without the usb plugged in try -v -x boot flags see what happens
  14. Here you all Go: my guide
  15. Some of you might remember the DG33TL Motherboard from the Intel Retail Edge purchase program back from 2007. If you don't remember It wont matter, You are still in the right place. Whats Working: Restart Shut Down Onboard Sound Onboard Networking Card Running in 64 Bit Time Machine Updates (10.6.3) Dual Boot using 2 different hard drives (see Extras section below) Virtualize Windows 7 x64 from 2nd partition (see Extra section below) Whats Not Working Yet: Sleep: After install go to Preference > Energy Saver | Computer sleep: NEVER Onboard Video What Has Yet To Be Tested: Restore From Time Machine Dual Boot From a Multi Partition Hard Dive Minor Issues: Sometimes but rarely the computer will hang at the White Screen with the Apple Logo and the Spinning thing (what you see after the Chameleon boot loader) a hard restart usually fixes this. (could take more then one try) I tried to make this easy by going step by step; you don't need to know how to use terminal. To Install: You will need: The Following Files: The kext you will need: Extra.zip The kext installer: Kext_Helper_b7.app.zip The Boot Loader: Chameleon_2.0_RC4.zip And Only if you have certain nVidia cards, the following file NVEnabler_64.kext.zip (See Video Chard Section For More Info) Access to another working Mac USB Drive: at least 8GB PCIE Video Card Retail Snow Leopard Disk SATA Hard Drive Step A: Create The Image From the Working Mac Insert Leopard Disk Open Disk Utility On the Left Select "Mac OSX Install DVD" Click File > New > Disk Image From "Mac OSX Install DVD" Save the Image (Image Format = Compressed | Encryption = None) Once the Image has been created and saved, in Disk Utility, make sure nothing is selected on the left then click Verify (top left of the window) and choose the image you just Created of "Mac OSX Install DVD" Once Verification is done leave Disk Utility open and go to Step B Step B: Setting Up the USB Insert USB Drive In Disk Utility select the drive on the left then click Partition on the right. Under "Volume Scheme" select "1 Partition" Click "Options" and make sure "GUID" is selected. Name Your Drive & Click Apply Once Partitioning is done leave Disk Utility open and go to Step C Step C: Creating the USB Boot Drive Using Chameleon provided in the files above and start the Instillation When you reach the option to "Change Install Location" make sure you select your USB Drive and continue instillation Sometimes right at the end of this install it will Fail, but don't worry, it should still work. When the install finishes, using the files provided above, Unzip Extra.zip Copy & Paste the unzipped "Extra" Folder, replacing the preexisting "Extra" Folder, onto the USB Drive. Copy both Chameleon & Kext Helper into the Extras Folder on the USB Drive (You will need booth soon) Go back to Disk Utility On the Left Select your USB drive On the Right Select Restore Drag over your "Mac OSX Install DVD" to the Source Section Drag over your USB Partition to the Destination Section Make sure you UNcheck "Erase Destination" Click Restore Once the restore is done, go to Step D Step D: Bios Setup Go to the Computer You want to install Snow Leopard On & Insert the USB Drive Boot up the Computer Press F2 to enter Bios Go to Advanced > Drive Configuration > Configure SATA as: AHCI Hit Escape Go to Boot > USB Boot: Enabled Go to Boot > Boot USB Devices First: Enable (You can change this after you finish this entire install guide) F10 to Save & computer reboots and go to Step E Step E: Installation After the computer restarts from Step D you should eventually see Chameleon boot up. Select your USB drive and press Enter Once you see Snow Leopard Install boot up, choose your Language and press the Blue Arrow ..> At the top tool bar click Utilities > Disk Utility Select your Hard Drive on the left Under "Volume Scheme" select "1 Partition" (multi partitions have not been tested) Click "Options" and make sure "GUID" is selected. Name the drive (make sure there are no spaces in your drive's name) Click Apply Close Disk Utility Finish the Install Sometimes, right at the end of the install, it might Fail with the following error "Install Failed"...."the installer could not start up the computer from the disk" This is fine, Just Restart the computer. Leave your USB Drive plugged in and go to Step F Step F: Patching Snow Leopard After the computer restarts from Step E you should eventually see Chameleon boot up. Select your Snow Leopard Hard Drive and press Enter You should eventually see the Welcome to Snow Leopard video and then see Setup Prompts Once you go through the setup, open your Extras Folder on your USB Drive Open Kext Helper, provided in the files above Open Extensions Folder Drag the .kext files from the Extensions into the largest field in the Kext Helper Program Type in your password Click Easy Install After the install has completed close Kext Helper Open Chameleon When you reach the option to "Change Install Location" make sure you select your new Snow Leopard hard drive. Restart your computer after Chameleon has finished the Install Unplug your USB Drive before your computer reboots after Snow Leopard has shutdown. Go to step G Step G: Update & Finishing Up The only thing left is to get your video card working. Read the Video Card section below, then move on. Once your Video Card works you can updated Snow Leopard to 10.6.3 using Software Update DONE! There also are Extras/Help/Video Card information below for continued customization. If you got this working, let us know; If not keep reading. Video Card: It seems the biggest problem when installing is Video Card Issues. This is what I and people In This Thread have come up with. Geforce 6000, 7000, 8000 Series Cards: I have supplied the NVEnabler 64 kext in the files posted above. [again, works for most of these Nvidia Cards] Install this Video Card kext using Kext Helper and restart your computer. If you have another Video Card you will need to find the proper kext for your Video Card on your own and install your Video Card's kext using Kext Helper and restart your computer. If you cannot find your kext or are still having issues here are some other suggestions: Edit boot.plst to include graphic enabler=yes. Path to file is: /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist Drag the file to your desktop, edit using text editor, Add the following lines to boot.plst: <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> Save the file then copy it back to where it came from and replace the original. Restart Your computer. ATI HD4670: In order to install, Snow Leopard had to boot with -x (safe mode) at every reboot until 10.6.2 combo update was installed. 10.6.2 supports ATI HD4670, previous versions of Snow Leopard do not. Extra / Help: What each kext does (to the best of my knowledge): AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext | Has to do with the hard drives fakesmc.kext | It emulates SMC device Intel82566MM.kext | Onboard Ethernet IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext | Has to do with the hard drives IOATAFamily.kext | Has to do with the hard drives NullCPUPowerManagement.kext | Has to do with DSDT OpenHaltRestart.kext | This fixes restarting errors PlatformUUID.kext | Deals with UUID Errors NVEnabler 64.kext | PCIE Video Card (nVidia Only) VoodooHDA.kext | Onboard Audio Dual Boot: I got Windows 7 x64 working on a different hard drive then where Snow Leopard was installed The steps I used were as follows. Unplug the Snow Leopard hard drive from the Motherboard Install Windows 7 on separate hard drive Plug back in the Snow Leopard hard drive Set Bios to boot Snow Leopard hard drive before Windows 7 hard drive Chameleon should now see both hard drives If you want to see your Snow Leopard partition on Windows get these HFS+ Drivers or take them from your Snow Leopard Disk Virtualize Windows 7 x64 from 2nd partition in Snow Leopard: If you have a working Windows Partition (that you can see in Finder) and want to virtualize it in Snow Leopard follow these steps: Boot into the bios go to Security > VT Technology: Enabled Press F10, save and the computer turns off. Turn back on the computer & boot to Snow Leopard Install VMware Fusion v3 VMware Fusion should see your Windows Partition as Boot Camp Set a default Hard Drive with Chameleon First open Disk Utility Right click on the partition you wish you make default and Select Info Take note of the Disk Identifier (IE: disk0s2) Edit the boot file Path to file is: /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist Drag the file to your desktop, edit using text editor, Add the following lines to boot.plst: <key>Timeout</key> <string>#</string> <key>Default Partition</key> <string>hd(X,X)</string> In the above code set the Timeout Time by changing # to the seconds you want it to countdown before booting. Set your Default Partition by changing the X's to the proper Hard Drive Disk Identifier settings. Example: disk0s2 would be hd(0,2) Save the file then copy it back to where it came from and replace the original. Restart Your computer and make sure it worked. Notes: Like some of you, I am not a super genius when it comes to these things; it was a whole bunch of patience and trying different things that made this work. I have done this about 5 times, and each time it has worked, so it should work for you. If it does not work, tinker around a bit: unplug all extra peripherals, take off anything from the motherboard thats not needed for it to boot, double check your bios, use search and use the rest of the community for answers to your questions (like I said I am not super great with all this) Try booting with -x -v and see what your error messages are. (-x is safe mode, -v is verbose mode) It has been reported that removing all Hard Drives but the one which you are Installing Snow Leopard on might help the instillation process. If you still cant get it working you can watch the video I did (link below) to make my initial USB Drive. (After doing this so many times I decided to post my own steps) This guide borrows from this video, but there are some important steps not included and the proper kext are also not given in this video [ ] The video card I used was a PCIE PNY nVidia GeForce 8600 256MB The USB Drive was a SanDisk Cruzer Micro 8gb Intel DG33TL Website DG33TL OSX86 Wiki However you ended up getting this to work for your setup, let us know how you did it. Good Luck
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