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Update iATKOS S3 DVD(10.6.3) to 10.6.4


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I have a Snow Leopard installed by iAtkos S3 DVD. It' really stable. Everything works perfectly(vga, sounds in and out, ethernet, dvd, etc...).

I'm using the system for 4 or 5 days I think and I really love it. I've downloaded lot of gigabytes pragrams for it(iLife, iWork, etc..) and I don't want to lose all my data, programs so I want to make sure that is my computer capable for installing 10.6.4? If yes, how can I do that? From Software Update? is it safe? Do I have to remove any kext before install or after install?


My config:


Motherboard: AsRock G31M-S( http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=G31M-S )

CPU: Intel Dual-Core E2140@2.1GHz SSE2/SS3 supported I think

VGA: GeForce 8400 GS (256MB vRam)

ATA&Sata HDDs, USB Mouse and PS2 keyboard(I did choose Apple something kext when I was installing the system)

Sound: integrated for out(and line-in) and USB soundcard for mic-input


I would like to update but I don't wanna get kernel panic and others. I haven't got a 2nd computer or OS installed so I can't get help if I stuck.


I know I look like a moron but I just wanna protect my OSX :huh:


Please link me a guide to update or write a short to do ;)


Some info from System Profiler(About this mac):

Model Name: iMac

Model Identifier: iMac8,1

Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo

Processor Speed: 2.04 GHz

Number Of Processors: 1

Total Number Of Cores: 2

L2 Cache: 1 MB

Memory: 1 GB

Bus Speed: 1.02 GHz

Boot ROM Version: IM81.00C1.B00

SMC Version (system): 1.30f3

Serial Number (system): SOMESRLNMBR

Hardware UUID: 55ADE930-5FDF-5EC4-8429-15640684C489


System Version: Mac OS X 10.6.3 (10D573)

Kernel Version: Darwin 10.3.0

Boot Volume: Macintosh HD

Boot Mode: Normal

Computer Name: Kristof Daja’s iMac

User Name: Kristof Daja (kristofdaja)

Secure Virtual Memory: Not Enabled

64-bit Kernel and Extensions: No

Time since boot: 5:10


The 32-bit mode is important because of my ethernet driver. It only runs in 32-bit.

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no ideas?


Set up a second OS X volume and clone your system onto it using Disk Utility, or Carbon Copy Cloner...........

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Set up a second OS X volume and clone your system onto it using Disk Utility, or Carbon Copy Cloner...........


You mean that clone the system files what's are required for the system working but leave the applications and docs on the partition and do the upgrade and if it fails then just copy back/restore the old system?


Is this working well or just an idea?

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