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SEP-03-2009

UPDATE:

Hard work is between posts 1 and 79 :P

You might want to jump to post 80 if you prefer to try a quick guide.

 

PLEASE REPORT BACK SUCCESS OR FAILURE

 

Luck,

Rodrigo

 

Please check to have your hardware listed in your signature in order to make some things easier.

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Hi all. I am trying to install Snow Leopard 10A432 in a new hard drive.

 

I followed this guide:

I installed Chameleon in the new drive, added the kexts provided in the guide, replaced the "boot" file. Then copied all the DVD data to a new partition in my current system's hard drive.

I can choose the new partition from Chamaleon, it starts to boot, and it gets stuck in "AppleYukon2: RxRingSize <=1024...."

I believe this is not the problem, since I tried disabling the ethernet adapters and it gets stuck in the other message before that: "USBF: 6.109 AppleUSBUHCI0xffffff8091258000]::start unable to initialize UIM".

 

The partition on my current drive is not the first partition in the drive. Any idea if that can be a problem?

Can the video card be a problem too?

Anyone knows what I could be doing wrong?

 

Thanks,

Rodrigo

 

EDIT:

I tried copying the install files to an external USB drive, between other files and folders which I cannot delete, and booting Chamaleon from the new hard drive. The boot process goes a bit further but gets stuck at

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launchctl: Dubious ownership on file (skipping): /System/Library/LaunchDaemons

nothing found to load

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Then tried copying the install files to the destination drive, and booting Chamaleon from a USB stick. Gets stuck at:

USBMSC Identifier (non-unique): [symbols I don't know how to write] 0x14cd 0x6700 0x201

(this is one step after AppleYukon2 lines)

 

Isn't there a way to boot from the DVD?

 

Thanks,

Rodrigo

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Now I understood what the guy meant by "rebuilding" the DVD to the partition.

I installed using this method, copied the kexts, DSDT, and used a usb stick to boot from, but it gives panic on start screen.

 

Any ideas of what can be causing it?

 

Thanks,

Rodrigo.

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Anyone?

I'm stuck with this and don't know what to do.

 

I followed this method too with no success. Stuck in a message that starts with AppleYukon2, then I don't remember what it said, and ends in "nothing received, soft reset of chip". After a long time (~15min) that message is repeated three times.

 

Help please... Thanks!

Rodrigo

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Now I understood what the guy meant by "rebuilding" the DVD to the partition.

I installed using this method, copied the kexts, DSDT, and used a usb stick to boot from, but it gives panic on start screen.

 

Any ideas of what can be causing it?

 

Thanks,

Rodrigo.

 

I started getting KP like your first pic when i added efi string to com.apple.boot.plist for my GeForce 7900GS 256MB.

 

I haven't try removing it and reboot yet.

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I didn't try strings.

I have an HD4870 but that's another story, I want to boot in secure mode first, then if it works start to search for the video card drivers.

 

good luck,

Rodrigo

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Hm.. 'Big' Question...

Do I need any kexts if I just want it to boot with -v -x -s? (using Chamaleon bootloader with efi boot 10)

Or which should be the basic kexts for a P5W DH Deluxe?

 

Thanks,

Rodrigo

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All i have in my Extra/Extentions are below:

 

AppleRTC.kext

fakesmc.kext

OpenHaltRestart.kext

PlatformUUID.kext

 

I'm not sure if you need others. In fact, i only need fakesmc.kext and PlatformUUID.kext to be able to boot SL.

I'm writing this response from SL now, boot with -x32 and my WG311T is working OOTB :).

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Try removing com.apple.Boot.plist from Extra folder. That solved my boot hang on the error that you mentioned. But now I.m stuck with no strings for my video. Waiting for solutions...

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Try removing com.apple.Boot.plist from Extra folder. That solved my boot hang on the error that you mentioned. But now I.m stuck with no strings for my video. Waiting for solutions...

 

Did you try NVkush? it works for my GeForce 7900GS (booted with -x32).

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Thanks for the answers Tommy and The Raton.

 

Still having same problem, stuck in AppleYukon2 "nothing received, soft reset of chip".

 

I'll explain what I am doing, and ask lots of questions, so please check if there is anything I'm doing obviously wrong.

 

HD1 has a Leopard partition and another (let´s call it "install") partition where I "restored" SL's DMG using disk utility.

HD2 has 2 empty partitions, first for SL and second for making backups later when everything works.

 

> Is it better to use the DMG instead of the restored partition? Is there anything that can "modify" the install partition so every time I use the installer, the install it makes is bad?

 

Boot Leopard, go to Disk Utility and repartition HD2 so it's empty. (I always check to use GUID).

 

Open OSInstall.mpkg from the install partition, select to install to SL partition, unselect printer drivers and fonts, select Spanish and Portuguese languages only and select Quicktime.

It installs and finishes OK.

 

Install Chameleon-2.0-r431 to the SL drive (from P5W.zip from THIS thread). Then use the Terminal to replace the "boot" file (from same P5W.zip).

 

Delete kexts from /Extra/Extensions folder (the ones which come with that Chameleon installer) and copy fakesmc.kext and PlatformUUID.kext to the folder.

Drag /Extra/Extensions folder to Kext Utility, input password, it runs OK.

 

Restart. F8 and choose to boot from HD2. Chameleon loads, write -x -v and press Enter.

 

Seems to start booting OK, until it reaches Ethernet [AppleYukon2] and waits there......... Every ~5mins it shows that "nothing received, soft reset chip" message.

 

> Can a failed boot like this render the install useless? Should I reinstall to try -x -v -s? I mean, should I restart after every error or KP? Or I can just restart and try another thing, change kexts, etc?

 

Restart, choose HD2, -x -v -s, and it reached the root prompt, but I cannot write anything (seems to hang there)...

 

Restart, boot Leopard, delete com.Boot.apple.plist from /Extra , HD2, -x -v, no changes (appleyukon bla bla).

 

Restart again, try -x32, apple boot screen, wait 3 mins and nothing happened (just that the wheel kept spinning), then restarted to start writing this ;)

 

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Most of the times I also added the dsdt.aml file (also from P5W.zip).

I tried also with other chameleon installer, one from a teknojunkie guide and one from HERE.

 

> Can the dsdt.aml be the problem? What does it do?

 

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EDIT:

What about BIOS version and config?

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Well, I hope you can help me. Thanks for the answers :)

 

Luck,

Rodrigo

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Rodrigo,

 

Try my DSDT.aml attached here (i have BIOS 2801, IDE Controller set to AHCI).

Just remove the .zip extension once you downloaded. put that in your /Extra folder

 

I think it is safe to put AppleRTC.kext in your /Extra/Extentions folder

 

Make sure that your UUID in PlatformUUID.kext and smbios.plist match

 

Try boot with -v -x -s -x32 and run the following:

 

# fsck -fy

# mount -uw /

# kextcache -v -l -t -m /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext

/System/Library/Extensions/

 

# reboot

 

Hope that would help.

 

Tommy

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I think it is safe to put AppleRTC.kext in your /Extra/Extentions folder

 

Thanks. Where do I get the AppleRTC.kext for snow leopard?

 

Rodrigo

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Tommy, could you point me in some direction for starting to put together a DSDT for the P5K Pro. I've been running 10.5 without having ever really heard of DSDTs before today, and it seems to be the way to go, but all the basic tutorials and guides are missing the mark (e.g. one requires editing the BIOS file on windows, and the only BIOS download I found from Asus didn't work, and the other guides I found had very specific edits to the DSDT file that I couldn't match up with the one produced from my system). Did you just follow a guide to make the DSDT for your P series? Or do you actually know what you're doing...

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If i recall correctly, i got it from http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=181903

 

EDIT: seems like the guide was changed, you can just search for that file in the forum.

 

There seems to be different AppleRTCs for 10.5.5 and 10.5.6. Is it the same for SL?

 

Thanks,

Rodrigo

 

> offtopic < Is there a problem with Insanelymac's search? Or is it me? I think I was never able to use it.

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Tommy, could you point me in some direction for starting to put together a DSDT for the P5K Pro. I've been running 10.5 without having ever really heard of DSDTs before today, and it seems to be the way to go, but all the basic tutorials and guides are missing the mark (e.g. one requires editing the BIOS file on windows, and the only BIOS download I found from Asus didn't work, and the other guides I found had very specific edits to the DSDT file that I couldn't match up with the one produced from my system). Did you just follow a guide to make the DSDT for your P series? Or do you actually know what you're doing...

 

I use http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=142434 , make sure you have .Net 3.5 installed.

All i did was loading the BIOS file (downloaded from Asus site), select BIOS Patch, browse to the BIOS file and choose the destination for .aml file. select Generate DSDT.aml .

 

Select HPET, RTC, Aliases, and click on Fixes and select all the options. Choose AMI and click on Patch BIOS (that's all i can choose to avoid Over Flow error).

 

Hope that would help.

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i doubt its hanging because of yukon, are you seeing "waiting for dsmos" anywhere during the -v?

 

EDIT

i see from your screenshot that its hanging due to "waiting for dsmos" it has nothing to do with yukon, you need a 64bit dsmos because chameleon boots the 64bit kernel by default, message me on aim and i'll give you the one i'm using.

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i doubt its hanging because of yukon, are you seeing "waiting for dsmos" anywhere during the -v?

 

EDIT

i see from your screenshot that its hanging due to "waiting for dsmos" it has nothing to do with yukon, you need a 64bit dsmos because chameleon boots the 64bit kernel by default, message me on aim and i'll give you the one i'm using.

 

If you are using the latest fakesmc.kext from Netkas, you should not be using any dsmos.kext.

 

EDIT: and you can see in his screenshot that DSMOS arrived.

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Rodrigo, have you resolved the issue you were having when you took the first screen shots? I've gotten a bit farther along in the boot process (thanks Tommy, got the BIOS patch working) and now I'm also getting stuck at this Mac OS version: Not yet set problem. Is there something specific causing that?

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Rodrigo, have you resolved the issue you were having when you took the first screen shots? I've gotten a bit farther along in the boot process (thanks Tommy, got the BIOS patch working) and now I'm also getting stuck at this Mac OS version: Not yet set problem. Is there something specific causing that?

 

farski, can you attach a screenshot?

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