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I just bought a new laptop and I planned on putting OS X Snow Leopard on it. I can get the iatkos s3 v2 to boot by using the bootflag "busratio=17". However I can't figure out how to get either the USB ports or my built-in keyboard/trackpad to work. It doesn't do me much good unless I can get a working input device. I was expecting that I would probably have to dig for trackpad/keyboard kext files, but I need USB to work. Here is my hardware:

 

 

Computer

Model : Gateway ID49C

Workgroup : WORKGROUP

 

Processor

Model : Intel® Core i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz

Speed : 2.26GHz

Cores per Processor : 2 Unit(s)

Threads per Core : 2 Unit(s)

Type : Mobile, Dual-Core

Integrated Data Cache : 2x 32kB, Synchronous, Write-Thru, 8-way, 64 byte line size, 2 threads sharing

L2 On-board Cache : 2x 256kB, ECC, Synchronous, ATC, 8-way, 64 byte line size, 2 threads sharing

L3 On-board Cache : 3MB, ECC, Synchronous, ATC, 12-way, Exclusive, 64 byte line size, 4 threads sharing

 

Computer

Platform Compliance : Intel Centrino Mobile Technology

Mainboard : Acer ID49C

BIOS : Gateway V1.00 04/20/2010

Bus(es) : PCI PCIe IMB USB i2c/SMBus

Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No

Multi-Processor Advanced PIC (APIC) : Yes

Total Memory : 1.74GB DDR3 SO-DIMM

 

Chipset

Model : Acer Core (Auburndale/Havendale) DRAM Controller

Front Side Bus Speed : 1x 133MHz (133MHz)

Total Memory : 2GB DDR3 SO-DIMM

Shared Memory : 130MB

Channels : 1

Memory Bus Speed : 2x 532MHz (1GHz)

 

Memory Module(s)

Memory Module : Kingston ACR256X64D3S1333C9 2GB DDR3 SO-DIMM PC3-10700S DDR3-1334 (9-9-9-25 4-34-10-5)

 

Video System

Video Adapter : Intel® HD Graphics (12 SM4.0 667MHz, 256MB DDR3 2x533MHz, Integrated Graphics)

 

Graphics Processor

 

Storage Devices

WDC WD5000BEVT-22A0RT0 (500.1GB, SATA300, 2.5", 5400rpm, NCQ, 8MB Cache) : 466GB (C:)

Generic-Multi-Card (USB) : N/A (F:)

TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-U633F (SATA150, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache) : 4GB (D:)

 

Logical Storage Devices

SYSTEM RESERVED : 100MB (NTFS)

Gateway (C:) : 240GB (NTFS) @ WDC WD5000BEVT-22A0RT0 (500.1GB, SATA300, 2.5", 5400rpm, NCQ, 8MB Cache)

PQSERVICE : 13GB (NTFS)

Removable Drive (F:) : N/A @ Generic-Multi-Card (USB)

iATKOS_s3 (D:) : 996kB (CDFS) @ TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-U633F (SATA150, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache)

 

Peripherals

LPC Hub Controller 1 : Acer HM55 LPC Interface Controller

Audio Device : Acer P55/PM55/3400 High Definition Audio

Audio Codec : Conexant 5069h

Disk Controller : Acer P55/PM55/3400 4 port SATA AHCI Controller

USB Controller 1 : Acer P55/PM55/3400 USB2 Enhanced Host Controller

USB Controller 2 : Acer P55/PM55/3400 USB2 Enhanced Host Controller

SMBus/i2c Controller 1 : Intel 801xx/63xx SMBus

 

Printers and Faxes

Printer : Send To Microsoft OneNote 2010 Driver (1200x1200, Colour)

Printer : Microsoft XPS Document Writer (600x600, Colour)

Fax : Microsoft Shared Fax Driver (200x200)

 

Peripherals

Media Player : ()

 

Network Services

Network Adapter : Atheros AR8131 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20)

Wireless Adapter 1 : Atheros AR5B93 Wireless Network Adapter (802.11g (ERP), TKIP, 54Mbps)

 

Power Management

Mains (AC) Line Status : Off-Line

Battery No 1 : 51%

 

Operating System

Windows System : Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.01.7600

Platform Compliance : x64

 

 

 

Can you guys give me some advice on what to do to get USB working? Is there a bootflag or something that I can try?

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I just bought a new laptop and I planned on putting OS X Snow Leopard on it. I can get the iatkos s3 v2 to boot by using the bootflag "busratio=17". However I can't figure out how to get either the USB ports or my built-in keyboard/trackpad to work. It doesn't do me much good unless I can get a working input device. I was expecting that I would probably have to dig for trackpad/keyboard kext files, but I need USB to work. Here is my hardware:

 

 

Computer

Model : Gateway ID49C

Workgroup : WORKGROUP

 

Processor

Model : Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz

Speed : 2.26GHz

Cores per Processor : 2 Unit(s)

Threads per Core : 2 Unit(s)

Type : Mobile, Dual-Core

Integrated Data Cache : 2x 32kB, Synchronous, Write-Thru, 8-way, 64 byte line size, 2 threads sharing

L2 On-board Cache : 2x 256kB, ECC, Synchronous, ATC, 8-way, 64 byte line size, 2 threads sharing

L3 On-board Cache : 3MB, ECC, Synchronous, ATC, 12-way, Exclusive, 64 byte line size, 4 threads sharing

 

Computer

Platform Compliance : Intel Centrino Mobile Technology

Mainboard : Acer ID49C

BIOS : Gateway V1.00 04/20/2010

Bus(es) : PCI PCIe IMB USB i2c/SMBus

Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No

Multi-Processor Advanced PIC (APIC) : Yes

Total Memory : 1.74GB DDR3 SO-DIMM

 

Chipset

Model : Acer Core (Auburndale/Havendale) DRAM Controller

Front Side Bus Speed : 1x 133MHz (133MHz)

Total Memory : 2GB DDR3 SO-DIMM

Shared Memory : 130MB

Channels : 1

Memory Bus Speed : 2x 532MHz (1GHz)

 

Memory Module(s)

Memory Module : Kingston ACR256X64D3S1333C9 2GB DDR3 SO-DIMM PC3-10700S DDR3-1334 (9-9-9-25 4-34-10-5)

 

Video System

Video Adapter : Intel® HD Graphics (12 SM4.0 667MHz, 256MB DDR3 2x533MHz, Integrated Graphics)

 

Graphics Processor

 

Storage Devices

WDC WD5000BEVT-22A0RT0 (500.1GB, SATA300, 2.5", 5400rpm, NCQ, 8MB Cache) : 466GB (C:)

Generic-Multi-Card (USB) : N/A (F:)

TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-U633F (SATA150, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache) : 4GB (D:)

 

Logical Storage Devices

SYSTEM RESERVED : 100MB (NTFS)

Gateway (C:) : 240GB (NTFS) @ WDC WD5000BEVT-22A0RT0 (500.1GB, SATA300, 2.5", 5400rpm, NCQ, 8MB Cache)

PQSERVICE : 13GB (NTFS)

Removable Drive (F:) : N/A @ Generic-Multi-Card (USB)

iATKOS_s3 (D:) : 996kB (CDFS) @ TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-U633F (SATA150, DVD+-RW, CD-RW, 2MB Cache)

 

Peripherals

LPC Hub Controller 1 : Acer HM55 LPC Interface Controller

Audio Device : Acer P55/PM55/3400 High Definition Audio

Audio Codec : Conexant 5069h

Disk Controller : Acer P55/PM55/3400 4 port SATA AHCI Controller

USB Controller 1 : Acer P55/PM55/3400 USB2 Enhanced Host Controller

USB Controller 2 : Acer P55/PM55/3400 USB2 Enhanced Host Controller

SMBus/i2c Controller 1 : Intel 801xx/63xx SMBus

 

Printers and Faxes

Printer : Send To Microsoft OneNote 2010 Driver (1200x1200, Colour)

Printer : Microsoft XPS Document Writer (600x600, Colour)

Fax : Microsoft Shared Fax Driver (200x200)

 

Peripherals

Media Player : ()

 

Network Services

Network Adapter : Atheros AR8131 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20)

Wireless Adapter 1 : Atheros AR5B93 Wireless Network Adapter (802.11g (ERP), TKIP, 54Mbps)

 

Power Management

Mains (AC) Line Status : Off-Line

Battery No 1 : 51%

 

Operating System

Windows System : Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.01.7600

Platform Compliance : x64

 

 

 

Can you guys give me some advice on what to do to get USB working? Is there a bootflag or something that I can try?

 

Have you tried the -v UHCIreset=Yes, or -v USBBusFix=Yes bootflags .....?

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Have you tried the -v UHCIreset=Yes, or -v USBBusFix=Yes bootflags .....?

 

I had not tried those bootflags. I think that they might have identified the possible problem. Using the first bootflag, I get a kernel panic saying that the AppleUHCIUSB could not be loaded. When I did the second bootflag in Verbose mode, I said that the AppleUHCIUSB kext could not be found and was not loaded. With the second bootflag I was able to get to the screen that said that a keyboard could not be found. So it appears that the AppleUHCIUSB kext did not get installed.

 

Are there certain options that I need to select to make sure that the kext is installed? Is there something else that I need to do to correct this problem?

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I had not tried those bootflags. I think that they might have identified the possible problem. Using the first bootflag, I get a kernel panic saying that the AppleUHCIUSB could not be loaded. When I did the second bootflag in Verbose mode, I said that the AppleUHCIUSB kext could not be found and was not loaded. With the second bootflag I was able to get to the screen that said that a keyboard could not be found. So it appears that the AppleUHCIUSB kext did not get installed.

 

Are there certain options that I need to select to make sure that the kext is installed? Is there something else that I need to do to correct this problem?

 

Start by checking your BIOS USB settings.......and then repair the ownership and permissions of the kexts in /S/L/E/........and recreate the Extensions.mkext cache file......

 

So, in Terminal type:

 

sudo chown -R root:wheel  /System/Library/Extensions/
sudo chmod -R 755  /System/Library/Extensions/
sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions/
sudo  kextcache -v 1 -t -m  /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext  /System/Library/Extensions/

Reboot with -v -f and then use Disk Utility to repair OS X permissions............

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Start by checking your BIOS USB settings.......and then repair the ownership and permissions of the kexts in /S/L/E/........and recreate the Extensions.mkext cache file......

 

So, in Terminal type:

 

sudo chown -R root:wheel  /System/Library/Extensions/
sudo chmod -R 755  /System/Library/Extensions/
sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions/
sudo  kextcache -v 1 -t -m  /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext  /System/Library/Extensions/

Reboot with -v -f and then use Disk Utility to repair OS X permissions............

 

So I would boot back into the Install DVD and use the terminal App to enter those instructions?

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So I would boot back into the Install DVD and use the terminal App to enter those instructions?

 

Yes......./Volumes/Users/"Username"/System/Library/Extensions/ etc.....

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Yes......./Volumes/Users/"Username"/System/Library/Extensions/ etc.....

 

Ok, I booted into my Snow Leopard install DVD. At the welcome screen I opened the terminal program. I entered the command that you listed above. I got an error "Sudo uknown command". The prefix that was presented in the terminal is -bash-3.2-

 

What am I doing wrong?

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Ok, I booted into my Snow Leopard install DVD. At the welcome screen I opened the terminal program. I entered the command that you listed above. I got an error "Sudo uknown command". The prefix that was presented in the terminal is -bash-3.2-

 

What am I doing wrong?

 

I may have confused you by not giving you enough detail on using the Terminal running from the Install DVD......I assumed that since you mentioned using Terminal from the Install DVD, you would know what I meant by my previous post.......so, sorry....in Terminal type:

sudo chown -R root:wheel /Volumes/Users/"Your username"/System/Library/Extensions/
sudo chmod -R 755 /Volumes/Users/"Your username"/System/Library/Extensions/
sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions/
sudo kextcache -v 1 -t -m /Volumes/Users/"Your username"/System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext /Volumes/Users/"Your username"/System/Library/Extensions/

 

If you still get "Sudo uknown command" then the Install DVD may not have that particular command available to use.....

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I may have confused you by not giving you enough detail on using the Terminal running from the Install DVD......I assumed that since you mentioned using Terminal from the Install DVD, you would know what I meant by my previous post.......so, sorry....in Terminal type:

sudo chown -R root:wheel /Volumes/Users/"Your username"/System/Library/Extensions/
sudo chmod -R 755 /Volumes/Users/"Your username"/System/Library/Extensions/
sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions/
sudo kextcache -v 1 -t -m /Volumes/Users/"Your username"/System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext /Volumes/Users/"Your username"/System/Library/Extensions/

 

If you still get "Sudo uknown command" then the Install DVD may not have that particular command available to use.....

 

How exactly is that going to work since I haven't been able to get far enough in the install process to create a user account? I'm at the first screen that I would normally use to create a user account and pick settings. Since my USB isn't working, I can't get past the "Plug in a Keyboard" screen to create an account.

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How exactly is that going to work since I haven't been able to get far enough in the install process to create a user account? I'm at the first screen that I would normally use to create a user account and pick settings. Since my USB isn't working, I can't get past the "Plug in a Keyboard" screen to create an account.

 

If you have booted from the DVD you will be recognised as root, so in this case:

 

sudo chown -R root:wheel /Volumes/"OS X Target Volume name"/System/Library/Extensions/
sudo chmod -R 755 /Volumes/"OS X Target Volume name"/System/Library/Extensions/
sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions/
sudo kextcache -v 1 -t -m /Volumes/"OS X Target Volume name"/System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext /Volumes/"OS X Target Volume name"/System/Library/Extensions/

 

If your OS X target volume name contains spaces, precede spaces with a \ , e.g. /OS\ X\ Main/, or put the name between "", e.g. /"OS X Main"/.....but a volume name without spaces is recommended, e.g. OS_X_Main

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If you have booted from the DVD you will be recognised as root, so in this case:

 

sudo chown -R root:wheel /Volumes/"OS X Target Volume name"/System/Library/Extensions/
sudo chmod -R 755 /Volumes/"OS X Target Volume name"/System/Library/Extensions/
sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions/
sudo kextcache -v 1 -t -m /Volumes/"OS X Target Volume name"/System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext /Volumes/"OS X Target Volume name"/System/Library/Extensions/

 

If your OS X target volume name contains spaces, precede spaces with a \ , e.g. /OS\ X\ Main/, or put the name between "", e.g. /"OS X Main"/.....but a volume name without spaces is recommended, e.g. OS_X_Main

 

Ok. I tried that again. I get this after I enter the first command line and hit the enter button:

 

Bash sudo: Unkown command

 

I am using iatkos S3 V2 as my install DVD. I've used the same DVD to install on 2 Desktop computers without any issues. Is there anything else that I can try? BTW, I really appreciate your help!

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Ok. I tried that again. I get this after I enter the first command line and hit the enter button:

 

Bash sudo: Unkown command

 

I am using iatkos S3 V2 as my install DVD. I've used the same DVD to install on 2 Desktop computers without any issues. Is there anything else that I can try? BTW, I really appreciate your help!

 

Try without sudo since you are the root user anyhow.......

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Try without sudo since you are the root user anyhow.......

 

I was able to enter all the commands successfully without the "sudo" part. I repaired permissions and it found several permissions that needed repair. I booted with the -v -f flags and it looked good until it tried to load the EHCI USB kext. It still says that this kext cannot be found. Is it possible that I did something wrong during the installation or that I needed to choose a certain option?

 

I did check my BIOS and I don't have any USB settings at all. The BIOS is the most restricted that I have ever seen. The only thing that you can change is the time and the boot order.

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I was able to enter all the commands successfully without the "sudo" part. I repaired permissions and it found several permissions that needed repair. I booted with the -v -f flags and it looked good until it tried to load the EHCI USB kext. It still says that this kext cannot be found. Is it possible that I did something wrong during the installation or that I needed to choose a certain option?

 

I did check my BIOS and I don't have any USB settings at all. The BIOS is the most restricted that I have ever seen. The only thing that you can change is the time and the boot order.

 

Manually check what USB kexts you have in /S/L/E/ against what is on the iATKOS S3 v2 install DVD......use Pacifist to check the DVD........

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Manually check what USB kexts you have in /S/L/E/ against what is on the iATKOS S3 v2 install DVD......use Pacifist to check the DVD........

 

I checked the DVD and it is on there. I assumed that it probably was since I've had 2 flawless installs on desktop systems. Any idea on what I can try to make sure that it gets installed?

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I checked the DVD and it is on there. I assumed that it probably was since I've had 2 flawless installs on desktop systems. Any idea on what I can try to make sure that it gets installed?

 

See if you can extract it from the DVD and insert it into /S/L/E using TransMac under Windows......

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