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about to attempt iATKOS S3 v2 on my AMD laptop - need some help


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hi guys, obviously, im new here, and i need some help. um, lots of this osx86 stuff is very overwhelming, but i think i have some sense of it.

 

i have iATKOS downloading now. ive read that S3 v2 is compatible with AMD processors, so yeah. i have a compaq cq61-420us. it has an AMD athlon II M320 2.1ghz. 3gb ddr2 ram, 250gb hard drive, ati mobility radeon 4200 HD, and the stuff thats important, like the wireless card, i have no clue.

 

heres how i think it should go, from previous experience (dell mini 10v)

 

1. install iATKOS with proper customizations

2. install chameleon/proper bootloader

3. get kexts worked out.

 

isnt that basically it? im sure ill have horrible problems along the way, but im sure someone has been able to fix it before. is there anything else i need to know before i jump into this?

 

P.S.: im using a spare hard drive for a test run, so i wont be doing my win7 64x dual boot just quite yet... once i get it working nicely there, ill set up the dual boot.

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so, i got it to install, but it hangs at the gray apple screen. no spinning wheel either.

 

What do you see when booting with -v busratio=20, or -v busratio=16......?

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What do you see when booting with -v busratio=20, or -v busratio=16......?

 

20 was no different, 16 seemed to have some new text, but it became a black screen before i could read it. im downloading iATKOS v7 to see if i can get leopard to install, then upgrade from there. but if i can, i would like to install SL from the beginning.

 

EDIT: i think thats what ill do. install iATKOS v7 and use one of those 10.5 to 10.6 guides for AMD CPUs to get snow leopard.

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so, leopard install, successful.

 

i found a driver for my ethernet card (Realtek RTL8101E/8102E), and now im off to get the ahteros wirelss and ati driver! i must say, that hardware info app in the installers was extremely helpful. i wrote the whole thing down, and now i know where things are working. its fantastic ;)

 

i even have two finger scrolling and google chrome working!!!

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so i thought i would report back. i have a mostly functional osx86 snow leopard install on my AMD processor. ati gpu works, keyboard/trackpad works, ethernet works, wifi works, and ill work on the sound card tomorrow. usb works out of the box, so everything can be fixed as long as you have a usb keyboard/mouse. i think ill make an entry into the wiki once i can get everything working perfectly. :P

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Quick question: Is your kernel running in 64 bit mode, or in 32 bit mode?

 

im sure this is a n00b question, but how can i tell? in the installer, i used the qoopz 10.2.0 kernel, btw.

 

EDIT: i googled it, and no, i am not running in 64bit mode. although i would like to. also, i suspect that i am only using one of my cores (2x cores in my processor) because the flash plugin for chrome keeps crashing, and the "kill this page" dialogue keeps popping up, whereas in my win7 install, this never happened. how can i make 2 cores a permanent change?

 

sorry, but yet another thing. i cant seem to find AppleAzalia.kext for my SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) sound card. if you know where to find it, could you link me to it? i searched all day yesterday, no dice.

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