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[How To] Install Mac OS X 10.4.10 with QE/CI

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After searching endlessly on the forums, and countless fresh installs, I finally got my Pavillion zd8000 to run OS X 10.4.10 with QE/CI running. I'll share what I did with you. Here's what you need.


*JaS 10.4.8 DVD

*10.4.9 Combo Update Intel (here)

*Koverg patch v0.2 (here)

*Wireless.Support.pkg.zip (Not sure how I got it. If you know where it came from, please let me know...) Save this onto a flash drive or a CD.



***NOTE: I'm assuming that you've properly set up your drive partition(s) and boot order***


1.) Install the JaS 10.4.8 DVD - :excl: DO NOT INSTALL ATI DRIVERS!!! :excl:


2.) Boot into Mac OS X. You may not have your wi-fi card working. If you do, skip to step 5.


3.) Install the Wireless Support Package, then reboot.


4.) You should get a missing kext message on startup. Opet Terminal and type:

cd /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext/Contents/PlugIns/
sudo find AppleAirPortBrcm4311 -type d -exec /bin/chmod 0755 {} \;
sudo find AppleAirPortBrcm4311 -type f -exec /bin/chmod 0644 {} \;

Use Disk utility and repair permissions, then reboot.


5.) Open System Preferences and choose "Network". It should detect your wi-fi card as an AirPort card. Now you can use the internet.


6.) Install Koverg patch (follow directions in readme)


7.) Repair permissions and reboot.


8.) Install the Callisto Driver (follow directions in readme)


9.) Repair Permissions and reboot.


10.) Open Terminal, and type:

sudo nano -w /System/Library/Extensions/ATIRadeon9700GA.plugin/Contents/Info.plist/

Where it says "IONDRVFramebuffer", replace it with "CallistoFB"


11.) Repair permissions and reboot.


12.) If you see mouse artifacts, then congratulations, you now have QE/CI running! Now to keep it that way...


13.) Backup these kexts from /System/Library/Extensions/: (NOTE: You may not need all of them, but this is to be on the safe side...)

Any kext that begins with ATIRadeon...



Callisto003fix (Yeah, it's not a kext file, but just in case...


14.) :excl: Follow these instructions EXACTLY and upgrade to 10.4.9 WITH THE OLD KERNEL! :excl:


15.) Once you successfully start up, you'll notice that QE/CI are disabled. Reinstall the Wireless Support package if necessary (Step 3.)


16.) Copy and paste the backed up kexts from step 13.


17.) Repair permissions and reboot.


18.) Repeat step 8. (Ignore the first few error messages in Terminal)


19.) Repair permissions and reboot.


20.) Find any missing kexts in Terminal:

cd /(Wherever the missing kext is located)/
sudo find (missing kext) -type d -exec /bin/chmod 0755 {} \;
sudo find (missing kext) -type f -exec /bin/chmod 0644 {} \;

Repeat for each missing kext.


21.) Repair permissions and reboot.


22.) When you've got QE/CI working, repeat steps 13-21 again for the 10.4.10 update.


That's all! :P


Thanks to whoever created the files I gave you, and the tutorials I pointed you to. Let me know how I can improve in this, since it is my first How-To. Thank you all, and enjoy!


(Sorry, I like these emoticons...)

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Update guide for the asus P5W DH bye koos karpers is a lot clearer


10.4.8/9 to 10.4.10 upgrade guide

[ Mac OS :: x86 ] by Koos @ 25.06.2007 17:17 CEST

are the steps to update your computer to 10.4.10

This is a workable solution for the Asus P5W-DH motherboard, which is running Mac OSx86 10.4.9

Mac OS 10.4.10/;


0) Before we start..

# Copy your extensions folder (System/Library/Extensions) to /Backup/Extensions

# Download the latest kernel from #10.4.10 on irc.osx86.hu, or the latest at time of writing Wed May 23 16:33:00 PDT 2007; Sochi2014:VoteForUs/RELEASE_I386 i386 i386

# Download R3D3


1) Backup Extensions

We are going to start with the backup proces of a few kernel extensions,

all files will be written to the root of your Mac OS installation partition.

Open terminal and type the following:


sudo -s

cp /mach_kernel /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) Running the update

Next thing is running the update in Apple's Software Update

Make sure you keep the terminal and disk utility open


Run Software Update and deselect everything but the 10.4.10 intel update and install it (And do not restart ! Just ignore the installer window!)


3) Restoring Extensions

Right now we need to place the new kernel, the R3D3 kext, and the old kernel extensions to make sure the hardware will work properly after rebooting.


For the kernel (assuming the new kernel is placed on your desktop):


sudo cp -f ~/Desktop/mach_kernel /

sudo chown root:wheel /mach_kernel*

sudo chmod 644 /mach_kernel*




sudo cp -R ~/Desktop/r3d3.kext /System/Library/Extensions/


And the extensions:


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/

rm -rf /system/library/extensions.*



And on some systems only (first test without, if it fails, boot in single user mode (-s):


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

Open disk utility and repair permissions for your OS X partition



When things go wrong...


You can always copy Extensions back in single user mode (type -S on the Darwin Bootloader command line ), its really easy, just read the on screen instructions how to mount your drive and get write support enabled.

Copy your old extensions this way:


cp -R /Backup/Extensions/myextension.kext /System/Library/Extensions/


My Ati x1900XT didn't got detected, so I restored my ATi kexts in single user mode:


cp -R /Backup/Extensions/Ati* /System/Library/Extensions/

cp -R /Backup/Extensions/AppleNDRV /System/Library/Extensions/


For nVidia users:


cp -R /Backup/Extensions/NV* /System/Library/Extensions/


(Not tested by me, but confirmed its working, by "Etam" in the comments)


About Audio

My audio didn't work after upgrading, below are the steps which did the job for me:


# Move my AppleHDA.kext to your Extensions folder, and fix his permissions.

# Reboot

# Get the the AppleHDA patcher (v1.16) and codec dump (you get the codecs at the patcher page)

# Drop the codec dump on the AppleHDA patcher

# Reboot

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