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Hi everyone,

 

Just wanted to share my experiences with trying to get Snow Leopard 10.6.6 working on my laptop. Currently I've had a lack of success and would hope that I could get some help from the forums so I could get it working.

 

As I'm new here, I'd just like to add that I'm fairly new to the OSX86 scene and have only had a working SL installation on a Dell XPS M1530 due to the help of guides on the forum. Unfortunately, there isn't any support for the HP DV6-3030tx and the closest I've seen that has an OSX installation working is the 3032tx

 

Anyway, let me outline what I've done and where I've hit a brick wall.I've installed 10.6.3 using Nawcom's boot CD (OSX86 ModCD 0.3.1) and was able to complete the installation and was able to boot into OSX.

 

The problem starts after performing the following steps from checcco's post http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=250905

 

1 Start from a clean 10.6.3

2 Get your card bios as shown here http://www.projectosx.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=1029 (you must be in 32 bit mode to use this tool)

3 Rename the dumped bios 1002_68c1.rom annd put it in your Extra folder

Comboupdate to 10.6.6 in safe mode (-x)

4 Before reboot install Lion's ATI5000, ATISupport and ATIFramebuffer (they are here on the forum) using KextHelper

5 Overwrite your boot file with the one attached here that I compiled from Kabyl's source to make it work with 5650s

Reboot with GraphicsEnabler=Yes AtiConfig=READ BELOW

 

After performing the above, I am unable to boot into OSX and I keep getting stuck at the grey Apple screen with the rotating load indicator.

 

I've tried safe mode which didn't work as well as verbose mode which shows me a whole bunch of code that I didn't understand with the last line stating "kext load request buffer from user space still retained by a kext". I am however able to boot into OSX with the help of the Nawcom boot CD.

 

If anyone is able to shed some light, that'd be great. Let me know if there's any other information that would help solve this. Thanks in advance to anyone who's willing to help.

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