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  1. Damn. I guess I should have waited for your reply before doing anything crazy. I've just completely over-estimated the complexity of this. Do you know if there's any way to fix this mess by perhaps booting off the Snow Leopard disk or booting with the 10.6.4 update mounted to a USB? Or even by copying over the System/Library/Extensions folder (as well as the .mkext file) from my MacBook?
  2. Thanks again for the help maleorderbride. I've had a good read, and I'm starting to get a better grasp of everything, though I'm still not too sure I understand how to use custom DSDT's. Just have a few other questions though: I seem to have all the boot files (boot0 and so on) in the root of my MacHD. Is that ok? I also have the Extras folder here with the Extensions and all that stuff in it. There is of course also another Extensions folder in the MacHD/Library folder as well as MacHD/System/Library with all the kexts in there. Seems kinda weird to me, would I only need to use the System/Library/Extensions folder? Also I've used kext utility and added the audio and ethernet kexts (which others have said in here works in 64bit), as well as nullspot's DSDT but still have no audio or ethernet. I'm guessing there's something missing, but I used kext utility to rebuild the caches so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. EDIT: Added and rebuilt with the new kexts in System/Library/Extensions folder. Now I can't boot. I get stuck at WAITING FOR DSMOS. If it's got anything to do with what kext files I have (or don't have) and where I've put them or anything like that, I have MacDrive on the Windows 7 HDD which I can use to explore and move stuff around on the Mac HDD.
  3. Thanks for your reply. Please excuse my noobness here, but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do with AsereBLN - how and where do I install it? Also shouldn't I mount the Snow Leopard image to the thumb drive (in this case I'm using an external HDD) before copying the Extra folder onto it? Just so you know, there's two 1tb SATA3 HDD's in the machine, one working with Windows 7 (which I'm using right now) and another completely unformatted HDD ready to install OSX on for a dual boot. Of course I unplug the Windows HDD when I'm doing this (as well as switch the OSX drive to SATA port 0 and remove all but 4GB of RAM). I do have 9800GT video card lying around though so I'll give that a go. This is all quite confusing for me. I've learnt a lot in the last few days, but it seems I still have a bit to go. EDIT: Well I swapped the video card out and managed to install it! After swapping them back again I'm still able to boot into OSX, though I can't set the resolution to anything decent (I'm guessing I need a kext for the GTX470). Of coure I have absolutely no ethernet, audio or PS/2 keyboard functionality either, and probably a few other things missing too. Is it just the kexts I need to get this stuff working? I don't quite understand all this DSDT stuff, will I need any more of that at this stage now too? The kext files all just go in the MacHD/Library/Extensions folder don't they? Thanks again!
  4. Don't mean to be pushy, but does ANYONE have any idea why this might be happening? It's driving me insane. Thanks. Edit: I seem to have fixed that issue somewhat, but I'm now getting stuck at AppleTyMCEDriver::start coreVIDPID = 0x2c418086 Number of packages = 1 Number of cpus = 8 memory monitor through MCA
  5. My machine: Core i7 930 X58A UD3R rev2 nVidia GTX 470 I've been using nullspot's suggestions and DSDT's and kexts with a USB install, and I keep running into the same problem... FakeSMC: key not found BEMB, length - 1 This happens before I even get to install Snow Leopard. I get this error as it's loading up (the point where you have the white screen with the apple logo and the loading wheel underneath it). I've been at this all day and I'm completely stumped, not to mention frustrated. Any ideas would be helpful.