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I have every thing working on 10.6.4 but i want to update to 10.6.6


I have tried many times. When the desktop tries to boot up i just get a blue screen and it changes to light blue then to a darker blue. If i boot up in safe mode it works. My graphics card shows in system profiler.


I am using the ATY_initi.kext, I modified it to Vervet and added my device ID to ATI5000Controller.kext I know this is only a 32bit kext is there a way to boot 10.6.6 in 32bit? When I installed the legacy kernel for 10.6.4 i unchecked force 64 bit, i can't do that with the 10.6.6 legacy kernel.


I have tried the RC5 ATI experimental boot loader it didnt work for me.


What can i do to get to 10.6.6 I don't mind if it is 32bit only.



I installed graphics update 1.0 for snow leopard. Then installed 10.6.6 combo update. Then installed 10.6.6 Legacy Kernel. Modified com.apple.boot.plist and deleted -force64. Kept string arch=i386 (this is for 32 bit only) the used kext helper to install ATY_inti.kext for 10.6.6 found here http://www.kexts.com/view/913-sapphire_rad...aphic_card.html

Then restarted and everything works. 64bit is not a big deal to me I only have 3gig of ram. Hope this hleps people




Hazard OS X 10.6.2 updated to 10.6.4 (now 10.6.6)


AMD Phenom II X2 555


Biostar TA790GX A2+


XFX HD 5770


3 gig ddr2 800 ram





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whats the graphic update you mention



Snow Leopard Graphics Update 1.0 just google it. It can only be installed on osx 10.6.4 Im not sure if it is required to make the card work but I did install in before updating to 10.6.6 and my card ened up working. Just follow the steps.

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