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  1. [AMD] 10.7.3 Guide - Experimental Only

    I'll try this out and see how far I get...nice guide
  2. LOL nothing really wrong with the processor choice, it just makes the challenge of adding OSX a bit more difficult. I will attempt to use Marvin's AMD utility to utilize all 8GB of RAM on my system, as I have to modify the bootloader anyway since I can't get it to load without the Nawcom CD again. Not sure why you have the issues with the sound card as I only had problems when I had 10.6.5 on the system...My sound is okay... In reference to the 32-bit applications yeah that happens due to the 64-bit option added via Marvin's AMD or -force64 at boot
  3. The most amount of RAM was able to boot up with was 4GB while booting under -force64 arch=i386 maxmem=4096. Anything over that caused a kernel panic.
  4. Snow Leopard on an AMD PC (ECS A880LM-M mobo)

    Well for some reason the bootloader got messed up and now I'm not able to boot into the OS... I have to start from the beginning now
  5. Snow Leopard on an AMD PC (ECS A880LM-M mobo)

    It's taking me a good amount of figuring it out lol For some reason, the way that I modified the boot.plist file isn't working when I try to boot. Here is what I added to the file: <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>arch=i386</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>maxmem=8192</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>-force64</string> If I try to boot with this added, the system will shut down. I would have to type that in before booting in order to get to the OS....
  6. Snow Leopard on an AMD PC (ECS A880LM-M mobo)

    Well I don't know how to incorporate the 8 gigs as 4 gigs is all I could use to start properly...anything over that freezes the boot screen... I have a Realtek ethernet card (PCIe FE Family Controller) so I will try the kext that comes from nawcom's site... Update: Well, I tried to boot with arch=i386 maxmem=8192 -force64 and when it booted, the OS was able to recognize a quad-core processor and all of my memory... :wink2: I have a Property List Editor program, but it never loads right...If I had that working then I would be able to add those lines to the boot file...doing it via Terminal doesn't go well... Update again...smh I figured out why Property List Editor and Kext Helper did not work...I was in 64 bit mode...they don't work in that mode for me so I will modify the bootloader and then see if I get everything working properly...
  7. Snow Leopard on an AMD PC (ECS A880LM-M mobo)

    Well I was able to update to 10.6.8 and boot using the CD and then without...thanks for the tip! Now I just have to get my ethernet working and I am set...Plus the audio isn't working correctly...if I'm not mistaken, that has been a common problem with the updates... Also, could I add those commands to my boot.plist file?
  8. Snow Leopard on an AMD PC (ECS A880LM-M mobo)

    I will try that...I think once I tried to use the 10.6.8 combo update and then tried to install the kernel installer but I hit a kernel panic before it installed...I will send an update when I finish the attempt Thanks
  9. Apple keeps crashing help

    Maybe the sleep kext file is missing or invalid...but to be sure, post a pic of what happens on the next crash and we could see what is not working for you...
  10. Snow Leopard on an AMD PC (ECS A880LM-M mobo)

    Update... I am able to load 10.6.5 after going through the instructions on the other thread. However, I still would have to type in -v maxmem=4096 busratio=16 in order to load up the system... Also just ran into some bad news: I just installed the basic 10.6.6 update...can't boot directly from HDD it seems...I have to use Nawcom's CD. I hope I would not have to modify the boot file again...
  11. newb (Returning Newb) Question!

    ^ this... Even though there are/were distros to use for Snow Leopard, the ability to use retail discs is a big step forward... scorpnet if you run into some snags on the installation, let me know...I am on an AMD quad core and just trying to iron out a few things before getting everything right on my system...
  12. Even though I am a "newb" here, I have viewed this forum a few times over the years looking at the progress of OSx86 and how different users have been able to install Mac on PCs. I have been able to do this for an HP Pavilion running Leopard 10.5.1, but now since I have upgraded, I wanted to try Snow Leopard on the mobo posted in the topic line. Additional specs include 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 500GB SATA HDD, AMD Phenom X4 820 Processor @ 2.10GHz, NVidia GeForce GT 240 card at 1GB DDR2... As I looked around the forum, I saw a step for installing at http://www.insanelym...howtopic=227592, so I am currently going through that... My first steps to install was with the Hazard 10.6.2 and before loading the installation, I had to change a few settings: First in the BIOS, I had to change from IDE to AHCI in order for this to run properly. Next, I had two DVD-RW drives: one SATA and one IDE, so I had to boot from the SATA drive first. Last and more importantly, I have the 500GB HDD as a second drive...My initial drive is used for other OSes. After those settings are made, I used Kabyl Bumby CD to boot up, then replaced it with the Hazard distro. After that DVD stopped spinning, I pressed F5 and selected the disk, BUT before I pressed enter, I typed -v maxmem=4096 busratio=20 for the installation to start. After that loaded up, I formatted the 500GB drive and then started the installation with the kexts selected for install like AppleAzaliaAudio, LegacyAppleRTC, AMD, Legacy_kernel (couldn't load properly without this) and NVinject (NVenabler is better for NVidia cards, though). Installation did not take long (about 30 minutes) and on first boot I loaded Nawcom's CD again and used the -v maxmem=4096 busratio=20 to load Snow Leopard with 4GB of memory. I have not been able to start with 8GB yet as increasing the value of maxmem did not work. I have the Chameleon bootloader installed and have upgraded to 10.6.5 but I can't get it to load without the CD yet. I will continue to follow the instructions given in the link to see if I can do so. For any further details, let me know. I'm not sure if I can post YouTube links here or not but there is one that I used to go step-by-step to install properly on my AMD system...
  13. Introduce yourself.

    I go by the name of JB and I have browsed in this forum for a while, now I have signed up to give tips within certain topics here when I get the chance.