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Need help upgrading from jaS 10.4.8 AMD Intel SSE2 SSE3 v1p Diskutil to 1049


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1) 10.4.9 Delta updater (from Apple's website)

2) 15-30 minutes of your time

3) Pacifist

4) IRC client to get new kernel.


Seps to update to 10.4.9 without new kernel:

1) Open up the terminal and type "sudo -s" then "your password" then the following (line by line):


cp /mach_kernel /old

cp -R /system/library/coreservices/loginwindow.app /

cp -R /system/library/extensions/AppleSMBIOS.kext /

cp -R /system/library/extensions/AppleACPIplatform.kext /

cp -R /system/library/extensions/AppleAPIC.kext /

cp -R /system/library/extensions/IOATAFamily.kext /

cp -R /system/library/extensions/system.kext /


2) Keep terminal open.

3) Open disk utility and keep it open


5) Open terminal and type the following:


cp /old /mach_kernel

cp -R /loginwindow.app /system/library/coreservices/

cp -R /AppleSMBIOS.kext /system/library/extensions/

cp -R /AppleACPIplatform.kext /system/library/extensions/

cp -R /AppleAPIC.kext /system/library/extensions/

cp -R /IOATAFamily.kext /system/library/extensions/

cp -R /system.kext /system/library/extensions/

rm -rf /system/library/extensions.*


6) Open disk utility and repair permissions for your OS X partition

7) Pray and restart the system (unless you have GMA 900 --> read below)

8) Post pictures of your 10.4.9

NB:- The first system boot after the update might take very long and cause a couple of restarts.


GMA 900 users: (Do these steps after finishing above steps)


Go to this site http://diabolik1605.com/DHF/iATi.html download the GMA900 package and install it then reboot.


Kernel update steps:

Once you make sure that everything is working fine with above steps, do these.


1) Go to system>library>extensions and copy system.kext to the desktop

2) Open your update DMG and open the .pkg with pacifist.

3) Select system>library>extensions>system.kext (ONLY THIS KEXT) and click install.

4) Go to: irc.osx86.hu then #kernel the #1049 to get the link for the latest 8.9.1 universal kernel (use an irc client like colloquy)

5) Download the latest universal kernel, extract it, and rename it to mach_kernel instead of mach_sse2.

6) Put this kernel in the users folder (temporarily)

7) Open the terminal and type the following:


sudo -s

cp -R /mach_kernel /old

cp -R /users/mach_kernel /

rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext

rm -rf /system/library/extensions.*


8) Repair permissions using disk utility.

9) Reboot and pray again...


You now have the complete and latest version of OS X


***If this does not work, boot with the boot flag "old" (without quotes)

Copy old system.kext from you desktop back to the extensions folder and repair permissions.

open terminal and type:


sudo -s

rm -rf /mach_kernel

cp -R /old /mach_kernel


(can you manage find out?)

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