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Chris I have a spare 8GB USB Pendrive, it fits well (just checked). Do I need a mandatory 16GB USB drive or it will work even on a 8GB?

Thank you.

Check the size of your Open image  Mac OS X Install DVD

 

I think yes

 

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Tell me if its good and I change the size of the USB  in the first post  ;)

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My Install DVD is version 10.6.3 (6,9 GB). The app finished creating my USB (8GB) installer with no issues. Tried it on 2 machines, both X58 motherboards, but they instantly reboot an infinite loop just when the installer loads....

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My Install DVD is version 10.6.3 (6,9 GB). The app finished creating my USB (8GB) installer with no issues. Tried it on 2 machines, both X58 motherboards, but they instantly reboot an infinite loop just when the installer loads....

The app finished creating my USB (8GB) installer with no issues.

Great!  :)

 

X58 did you put your DSDT ?

What its the Graphics card ?

Snow its not easy thing for some Motherboard and hardware  :P

You need finding the good Clover setting (config.plist) for your hardware

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Yes, tried with DSDT and several other ways....... doesn't work. My X58 machines can boot Mavericks - Yosemite - El Capitan with no issues but, as you said, Snow Leopard may be not a piece of cacke for my hardware.

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Yes, tried with DSDT and several other ways....... doesn't work. My X58 machines can boot Mavericks - Yosemite - El Capitan with no issues but, as you said, Snow Leopard may be not a piece of cacke for my hardware.

Did you try ad flag

dart=0 nv_disable=1

on DVI port

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I'll try nv_disable=1 next time, but I don't think the lack of this flag can shut down the machine so quickly, even booting in safe mode when the reboot occurs there's no message of kernel panic so it's hard to find the culprit.

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I'll try nv_disable=1 next time, but I don't think the lack of this flag can shut down the machine so quickly, even booting in safe mode when the reboot occurs there's no message of kernel panic so it's hard to find the culprit.

There are not many compatible Graphics Card with QE/CI working on Snow Leopard

Thats why I buy the ATI Radeon HD 5450 2 gig

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Yes, this could be a problem on my 2nd build (see signature for specs) with a GTX 760, but on my HP Z400 it should work with the Nvidia Quadro 2000, it's an old and quite a simple video card......

Did you see on verbose where is stop and black screen / Reboot?

 

Edit*****

Maibe you need the nawcom Legacy kernel for this machine?

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Nullcpupm is in Kext>10.6 folder, but I'll try with Fake Cpu ID....

Did you try legacy kernel

Rename mach_kernel

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uhm.... I think CPU is not supported. It's a Xeon X5670 (LGA 1366) 6 cores.

Try Legacy kernel or modbin

 

attaching here Legacy kernel and modbin kernel you can try

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Thank you for all your support Chris, I'm going to try. Can you tell me how to install the kernel, I mean which directory on the SL Install DVD? What about the modbin kernel? I never tried before....

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Thank you for all your support Chris, I'm going to try. Can you tell me how to install the kernel, I mean which directory on the SL Install DVD? What about the modbin kernel? I never tried before....

Used Show all file because the mach_kernel is hidden at the root USB

 

Copy the original and take backup

deleted and rename Legacy kernel to mach_kernel and put at root USB 

 

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try and if not work do the same with the modbin kernel

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Ok, now I can reach the installer (both legacy and modbin kernel) :) . I after choosing language a window alert opens up saying "Mac OS X can't be installed on this computer, you can restore from a TM backup" or restart... :(

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Snow leopard its a long road to achieve at 10.6.8  ;)

The biggest issue is past the Update or Combo Udate 10.6.8


Ok, now I can reach the installer (both legacy and modbin kernel) :) . I after choosing language a window alert opens up saying "Mac OS X can't be installed on this computer, you can restore from a TM backup" or restart... :(

Really  :blush: Let me think !  :yes:

 

 

Edit*****

 

Try to disconnect the other OS X  Hard drive just connect the Install drive and of course USB Installer

let me know ?

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