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    ATI Radeon HD 5450 Working On Snow Leopard

    Wondering if someone can help me. I recently installed Snow Leopard 10.6.3 onto my computer with the ATI Radeon HD5450 512MB card. The native resolution is on 1024x768 so I wanted to use this guide to sort that out. Firstly, I followed TonyMac's guide to install Snow Leopard - http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/04/ibo...ac-os-x-on.html So this means I am on version 10.6.7, do I need to rollback to version 10.6.4 in order to get this working? If so where can I download this from? Secondly when I tried to install the kexts mentioned in step 4 (Atiframebuffer.kext and ATY_init.kext) to System / Library / Extensions the following error message occured. What am I actually supposed to take out from my com.apple.boot.plist file to add the lines mentioned in step 5? Thanks
  2. Hi all, Tried the whole hackintosh thing around a year ago but couldn't get it working on my graphics card. I am now going to try again, here are my computer specifications, is there anything here that will cause a compatibility issue or needs upgrading? Intel Core i3 530 2.93GHz (Clarkdale) Corsair 4GB 2x2GB DDR3 (1333MHz) Gigabyte GA H55M UD2H Intel H55 DDR3 microATX Motherboard ATI Radeon HD 5450 512MB I had the compatibility problem with the graphics card before but have seen this thread and think my problem could be solved? http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...681&hl=5450 I have got a retail version of Snow Leopard 10.6 that I purchased recently from Apple. Can anyone advise if there will be a problem with this? Do I just need the Intel Bootloader? Cheers. Sorry, I have put this in the wrong section by mistake, would a moderator perhaps move this thread? Thanks.
  3. Thanks for your reply. Are those instructions for [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] or HackBoot or both? What is this step? "and set sata to achi" Is that changing configurations on the mobo?
  4. Hi, I am looking to install Snow Leopard on my PC. I have seen two ways of doing this via [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] or HackBoot? Which one of these methods is best? Here is the spec of my computer. Would I be able to install OSX with these components? Intel Core i3 530 2.93GHz (Clarkdale) (Socket LGA1156) Corsair 4GB (2X2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C9 (1333MHz) Dual Channel Kit Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H Intel H55 (Socket 1156) DDR3 microATX Motherboard Corsair CX 400W ATX Power Supply Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache Sony Optiarc AD-5240S 24x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black) ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series Graphics Card I plan to have two hard drives? One for Windows 7 and one for OSX. Would I simply be able to choose which one to boot into on start up? Similar to GRUB with Linux? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks, Tom
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    Windows + VirtualBox = MAC OS

    Hi, I downloaded legacy_kernel-10.3.0.pkg, it went into my downloads folder and I installed it from there. I have gone into the terminal and cd .. to the highest level. Here are the files in the top level directory... drwxrwxr-x+ 28 root admin 952 31 May 17:17 Applications drwxr-xr-x 2 root admin 68 31 May 18:21 Backup Extensions drwxrwxr-t+ 56 root admin 1904 31 May 18:15 Library drwx------ 28 root wheel 952 31 May 18:00 Mac OS X Install Data drwxr-xr-x@ 2 root wheel 68 23 Jun 2009 Network drwxr-xr-x 4 root wheel 136 31 May 18:09 System drwxr-xr-x 5 root admin 170 31 May 18:17 Users drwxrwxrwt@ 4 root admin 136 31 May 20:14 Volumes drwxr-xr-x@ 39 root wheel 1326 31 May 18:06 bin drwxrwxr-t@ 2 root admin 68 23 Jun 2009 cores dr-xr-xr-x 3 root wheel 3977 31 May 2010 dev lrwxr-xr-x@ 1 root wheel 11 31 May 18:01 etc -> private/etc dr-xr-xr-x 2 root wheel 1 31 May 20:14 home -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 7443026 5 Apr 00:36 legacy_kernel -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 7443026 5 Apr 00:36 legacy_kernel.old -rw-r--r--@ 1 root wheel 18659362 26 Feb 19:59 mach_kernel dr-xr-xr-x 2 root wheel 1 31 May 20:14 net drwxr-xr-x@ 6 root wheel 204 31 May 18:11 private drwxr-xr-x@ 64 root wheel 2176 31 May 18:06 sbin lrwxr-xr-x@ 1 root wheel 11 31 May 18:01 tmp -> private/tmp drwxr-xr-x@ 11 root wheel 374 31 May 18:15 usr lrwxr-xr-x@ 1 root wheel 11 31 May 18:01 var -> private/var Here is the contents of com.apple.boot.plist <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Instant Menu</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>legacy_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>arch=i386</string> <key>Rescan</key> <string>Yes</string> </dict> </plist> Thanks for your help.
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    Windows + VirtualBox = MAC OS

    Thanks for your help. I have just checked the kernel in "com.applie.Boot.plist" within my EFI bootloader and it is using mach_kernel. So I presume from this I will never get the legacy_kernel to work? Is there a .pkg out there similar to the one that edits the legacy_kernel but for mach_kernel? I tried renaming and putting into the root of my Mac but it said I could not due to the mach_kernel file being invisible? I guess I am going to have to delete my Virtual Box and create a new one using the Chameleon bootloader?
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    Windows + VirtualBox = MAC OS

    I have read your guide. I have installed the kernal, it warned me that I was using an older version of Snow Leopard (10.6.0) but went through and installed ok. I then installed the .kext files, and reset the system (till it crashed and then powered off). Changed the settings in my Virtual box by enabling EFI, then unmounting my EFI ISO. I should also point out that I have only being using 1CPU as well. I still go to load up my Virtual Box to be presented with a black screen? I am unsure to what you are saying here? What is mach_kernel? And I am unfamiliar with Chameleon? Unless I am missing something obvious.
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    Windows + VirtualBox = MAC OS

    OK... Quick update. I have now managed to get onto the Snow Leopard desktop. I still have to boot via EFI. I tried the kexts files, but no luck, they install OK but when I power off the Virtual Box, unmount EFI and tick the enable EFI box in Virtual box, when I go to boot up the virtual box I just get a black screen? I then have to change it back and boot up using my EFI ISO image. Secondly, how do I get to change the screen resolution? Is there an XML file I need to edit? Thirdly, sound, how do I enable sound? Fourth and final question. Can I do software updates? Or will this fudge my installation? Thanks for all the help!
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    Windows + VirtualBox = MAC OS

    Ok, small update. The problem was the EFI. I downloaded a new one that worked with Intel I3 processors and I have managed to get OSX loaded. However, it gets right through to the end of the installation and then I am presented with this message... Does any one have any ideas? I feel so close to getting this working!
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    Windows + VirtualBox = MAC OS

    Hi, I am using this version of EFI - empireEFIv1085 Where can I locate a more suitable version for my PC set up?
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    Windows + VirtualBox = MAC OS

    Also, could my graphics card be a problem? It's an ATI Radeon, not an N-Vidia card. Do I edit the XML file after I create my hard drive? Can I use an extendable hard drive or does it have to be fixed? So to confirm? I skip the bootloader step and just get it to straight away read my SL DVD?
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    Windows + VirtualBox = MAC OS

    So maybe I should go out and get 10.6.3? Is this the only problem I am facing? Out dated Snow Leopard?
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    Windows + VirtualBox = MAC OS

    Here are the main settings of the Virtual Box.
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    Windows + VirtualBox = MAC OS

    Wondering if someone can help me out here. I am using Virtual Box 3.2.0 and I have EmpireEFI burnt onto DVD along with an ISO file of Snow Leopard 10.6 I have created my virtual machine with the settings copied from here - http://www.takwing.idv.hk/tech/virtual/v32...all1/page2.html I boot up EmpireEFI fine, unmount the EmpireEFI DVD and switch to my ISO file of Snow Leopard. Switch to tab mode and hit enter ... It then tells me to press any key. I do so and then I am presented with a black screen and it does not move forward. I am using a custom built rig, consisting of... Windows 7 64 Bit Intel Core I3 Processor Overclocked 3.52GHz 4GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM Gigabyte GA-H55M UD2H Motherboard Where am I going wrong? Why won't the installation load up. Thanks.
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