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  1. Great News after working on this install on an nForce680i and on an old HP Media Center m1095 Box I was able to finally install it using iATKOS S3 v2.0 DVD. To get my audio and wifi drivers working for my wifi adapter I use the Hazard DVD by running the inside packages for my audio and wifi asthero fix. The system is running fast, stable so far and still testing it. Currently on Mac OS X 10.6.3 which is what my Retail Disk version is and there are updates for softwares and the 10.6.4 update available. I am not sure if I should even bother at the moment trying to update so I might just enjoy it for the meantime before continuing my experiment with the OsX and the system hardware. System & Setup Info: Motherboard: ASUS PTGD1-LA Video Card: eVGA 7600GT PCi-E Processor: P4 @ 3.2Ghz HDD: Seagate 250GB 7200rpm SATA DVD Drive: Lite-On DVDRW PATA Wifi Adapter: D-Link DWA 542 RangeBooster Partition: MacHD: 202GB Backup: 30GB Customize: (Select only the options shown in BOLD here at the Customize menu.) > iATKOS S3 Main System [Pre-selected Default] > Bootloader >> AsereBLN v1.19 [Default] >> PC_EFI v10.6 >> Slice >> AnVAL Loader >> Chameleon v2 RC5 >> Chameleon v2 RC4 > Bootloader Options >> 32-bit boot >> Graphics Enabler >> -pci1 >> Ethernet >> USB (USBBusFix; EHCIacquire; UHCIreset) >> Quiet Boot >> Legacy Logo >> UUID [selecting this breaks HDD multiboot options] > Patches >> /Extra directory [Default] >> fakesmc [Default] V2.5 [MUST BE SELECTED] >> Disabler [Default] >> RTC (RTC [Default]; RTC(32bit)) >> Modified Kernels (qoopz 10.3.0; qoopz 10.2.0; PCJ kernel; Atom Kernel) >> EVO Reboot [Default] >> Sleep Enabler >> USB >> UUID > Drivers >> Main Hardware >>> SATA/IDE (AHCI SATA; Intel SATA/IDE; JMicron SATA/IDE; VIA SATA/IDE (support for VIA, SiS, SI, ULI, Marvell and some nForce chipsets); > nForce SATA/IDE) >>> Sound (Voodoo HDA [Default]; Apple HDA 10.6.2 [Default]) >>> PS/2 (Apple PS/2; Voodoo PS/2) - "If you are not using USB select "Voodoo PS/2" >>> CPU Power Management (Voodoo P-State; Voodoo Power; EvO Speedstep) >>> Laptop Hardware (Battery; Card Reader; TSC Sync; ACPI Thermal (32bit) >>> NTFS-3G (Mac FUSE Core; NTFS-3G [automatic sub-selection]) >> VGA >>> nVidia >>>> EFI String (DVI/DVI; DVI/VGA; VGA/DVI) >>>> Enablers (NVEnabler; Natit) >>> ATI >>>> Enablers (EVO enabler; ATY-Init (32bit) >>>> ATI 48xx >>>> ATI Framebuffer >>> Intel >>>> EFI String >>>> Natit (32bit) >>>> GMA 950 (GMA 950 27A2 (32bit); GMA 950 27AE (32bit)) >>>> GMA X3100 (Framebuffer (32bit) >> Network >>> Wireless "Select your wireless device here" >>>> Atheros >>>> Atheros Corei7 fix >>>> Broadcom >>>> Ralink (RT257x; RT2500 (32bit); RT2870; RT2860 (32bit); RT256x (32bit)) >>>> Realtek (RTL8187 (32bit); RTL8187B (32bit); RTL8187L (32bit); RTL8187SE (32bit)) >>>> Zydas (32bit) >>> Wired >>>> Realtek (RTL8168; RTL8139) >>>> Marvell (Yukon 88E8001; Yukon 88E8056) >>>> Atheros (Attansic L1; Attansic L1E; Attansic L2 (32bit) >>>> Intel (Intel Pro V100; Intel Gigabit) >>>> Broadcom (BCM440x; BCM5755M (32bit); BCM5787M (32bit)) >>>> nForce >>>> Via Rhine (32bit) > Language Translations - Your choice "Don't need them unless you want them" After install if you log into the OS without any KP then do the following. Put in your drive the Snow Leopard 10.6.1-10.6.2 SSE2/SSE3 Intel/AMD by Hazard DVD. Navigate to the package section of the DVD but you might need to run the ShowAllFiles application so you can see the folders in the DVD. Navigate to System > Installation > Package and install the following; >> Audio AppleAzaliaAudio.pkg Now your audio should work just fine but you might find that file online if anything too so don't need to get the DVD for a single file. It just happen I had it so that is why I said run that DVD. Update: 9-6-10 Succesfully got it updated to 10.6.4. Simple update backup your mach_kernel using OSX86Tools and then run the MacOSXUpdCombo 10.6.4.dmg which you download directly from Apple Website. Once it finish installing don't reboot go into the directory and trash or backup the mach_kernel and then put in the backup mach_kernel that was backed prior to the update. Now reboot and you should be in the desktop in no time fully updated. ***For Legal purpose I would like to mention that I have a Mac Pro Notebook running Snow Leopard 10.6.3 dual boot with Windows XP & Retail Snow Leopard 10.6.3 DVD.***
  2. Thanks for your guide it helped me install 10.5.6, update it to 10.5.7 and now the tricky part which is the one I need to use the big nForce guide for to upgrade it to 10.6.3. Cool bears and I do have a brand new Snow Leopard 10.6.3 disk, plus a laptop running 10.6.3 Mac Pro laptop that is just in case people are wondering.
  3. Believe it or not I just used the nForceSLBoot123DVD for Sata Drive and my retail Snow Leopard disk and I got to boot directly into the desktop on normal mode using -f -v cpus=1 maxmem=2048 without any problems. I am currently doing a TimeMachine backup so I can start experimenting with the drivers to get my devices fully working and to make sure I can boot without needing the nForceSLBoot123DVD disk.
  4. Hi everyone I was wondering which of these motherboard you guys say would be the best for Snow Leopard Retail using the hardware parts on my sign? * Gigabyte EP45-UD3LR * Gigabyte EP45-UD3R * Gigabyte EP45-UD3P * Gigabyte EP45-UD3L * Gigabyte EP45-DS3L * Gigabyte G41M-ES2L Thanks!
  5. Ok I will try that then to see, I do have the nForceSLBoot132DVD.iso burned at 1x. I will then also remove 2 give of ram in the meantime. Plus I will install it with maybe my old GeForce card prior to my GTX260 so that I can then install the drivers in order to run that card.
  6. Ic, Well the mobo I have does have a fan on the north-bridge that came like that from the factory. Only area I was thinking of adding maybe a fan is to the south-bridge but I am not sure yet. If I do end up keeping the board then I will if not then I will leave it alone.
  7. Well I and what I would like to mention since I was not clear about the error that was happening. See first of all my case is an Antec Nine which has 4x 120mm fans and 1x 200mm exhaust fan which are currently on high. Ok so when I boot without the nForce special DVDRW SATA boot CD it will get a KP, Even if I use any of the commands I will still get the same KP. So, when I use the nForce special Boot DVD I can get it to boot only under -f -x -v which I see some tiny lines around the logon screen which I take it is from my GTX260 card. It takes a while for me to type the logon password and once I do I am inside the desktop which I can do just about anything as long as I don't get the spinning globe on my cursor and try to do other things like click on a folder etc... I been playing with the Support files from v2.2 and now with v2.3 to see what I can do to fix that boot issue. It detect my Wifi card that is from D-Link right away which is nice being that the system is wireless at the moment and not wired. I will try to take some pictures of the errors and show them to see if is something simple or not. My question is if the system gets updated, have all the correct kext would it funtion in a stable condition or will it be shaky at times? meaning the occasional freeze, no use of the DVDRW SATA drive, or USB issues etc... By the way thanks for the links I will be checking them out.
  8. Hey forgot to say Thank You! for posting those links. I got it to boot so far using -f -x -v to work on it but it hate to but normal or with -f -v. This board is way so unstable compare to the Gigabyte board on my wife system which I tried it a long time ago with the 10.5.6 version. Anyways I am almost deciding to just get rid of the board and get a Gigabyte instead because I read that even after you have it running is still unstable, random freeze, no DVDRW SATA working etc...
  9. DJAngelicon

    Gigabyte MA78GPM-UD2H

    Hi everyone Is it possible to install Snow Leopard on a Gigabyte MA78GPM-UD2H ? Thanks!
  10. DJAngelicon

    Which motherboard to get?

    I guess I will take my questions to another post if possible because this was all about choosing the motherboard.
  11. DJAngelicon

    Which motherboard to get?

    Thank You! I will try that and report later on tonight how things go with the test.
  12. DJAngelicon

    Which motherboard to get?

    Thanks I am excited now, your guides are amazing thanks for posting them to me. I did a few print out to take with me after work. Going to be working with that system today and hopefully I can get it working. Question, do you think that I need to have it set IDE (PATA) DVDRW & SATA for the HDD? or should both be IDE? I am using iATKOS S3 v2 Disk first but I have other version that I can try out also if that fails.