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I installed OSX 10.6 (Retail) using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Supported on my laptop.

Installation went perfect, no errors whatsoever.


I couldn't seem to get wifi and touchad working.

Wifi: Atheros AR9285

Touchpad: Alps


I found the kext for the wifi, redplaced it with the existing one in S/L/E and used Kext Utility or Kext helper to install the kext.

Reboot with -f, but it still won't show up in Airport.


I heard AR9285 would work if I updated to 10.6.4

So I downloaded the Combo update from apple's site. Put it on USB stick.

Transfered it to my OSX folder. Ran the Update, and when it's nearly finished, with 1 minute remaining, a message pops up saying I have to reboot my machine and I can't do anything, it just freezes. So I turn it off, reboot, then I can't boot OSX up anymore.


booting with -v gives me:




And sometimes it just stops at FakeSMC key not found BEMB, length -1




I have re installed OSX few times now, and every time the update fails and I can't reboot. :D




My system:



CPU: Core i3 350m (zelfde als 430m)



Intel HM55 Chipset


Atheros AR9285 (wifi b/g/n)

Broadcom Bluetooth

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Sounds like you might've been missing a disabler of some sort for AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext. Your version of SleepEnabler (assuming you use one) might've been a mis-match.


The FakeSMC messages are normal debug.


Reinstall and make sure you have up-to-date extensions for the version you're installing handy. Not all aftermarket kexts work with all versions of 10.6.

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I agree with inimicus.


You were so close.

You probably missed a kext or it was replaced with the combo update.


I have also heard that supports your WiFi card - so that will be great once you get past this hump.


Some advice is not to try to get everything working at once.


Next time try booting in single user mode - at least you'll be able to use the shell and add or remove kext's.


At Chameleon do a -s for single user mode

The you will have to mount your drive.

There will be instructions on the screen.

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